The Gores and the Clintons ran into each other at kiddie restaurant Mars 2112. Warner Bros. execs told Tim Burton to tone down the gore in his upcoming Sweeney Todd. (Perhaps he’ll be an only mildy disturbed barber?) Oprah is trying to get a woman to relocate her wedding because it is being held at a ranch that Oprah wants to reserve for guests attending her Obama fund-raiser. For some reason, ex-CNN anchor Paula Zahn kept a detailed diary of her affair with ContiGroup CEO Paul Fribourg. New York Rangers Sean Avery and Brendan Shanahan may star in hockey nut Mike Meyers’s upcoming movie. Bono’s duplex in the San Remo on Central Park West, once owned by Steve Jobs, may soon be for sale. Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot is setting her upcoming murder mystery at an NYU-like school.
Tim Gunn is a Top Chef fan. Susan Sarandon’s daughter was named a U.N. goodwill ambassador. Madonna’s new single, produced by Pharrell Williams, sounds a lot like Britney Spears’s “Slave to You,” also produced by Pharrell Williams. Los Angeles is not a town for dress codes at nightclubs. Keri Russell ordered swordfish and chicken kebabs for a photo crew during a shoot. Scarlett Johansson bought a $7 million pad in L.A. Kate Walsh is getting married in Malibu after a month of dating. Darren Starr’s Cashmere Mafia may become an Off Broadway play. Noel Coward didn’t like the Beatles.