Michael Jackson Is in New York

David Chase is “heartbroken” that James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, et al didn’t win Emmy; Bill Maher isn’t sad he lost for the nineteenth time. Naomi Campbell told the Blacks in Fashion panel last week that she’s repeatedly been refused the cover of British Vogue, despite the fact that she’s posed eight times. Rosie O’Donnell declined to hawk her book on Oprah, instead opting for a Diane Sawyer interview. Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie drop off and pick up Maddox at the Upper East Side’s Lycée Français themselves. Marilyn Manson didn’t carry girlfriend Rachel Evan Woods’s luggage as the two strode through JFK. Judith Giuliani went shopping for Manolos at Bergdorf Goodman. Michael Jackson is allegedly holed up in a fancy midtown hotel and has left only once to take part in a photo shoot.

According to a $55 million lawsuit, US Weekly’s West Coast bureau chief Ken Baker hired the nanny of his two kids as a reporter, tried to seduce her via text message, and held perverted staff meetings. MTV has opted to no longer work with Kanye West after his backstage rant at the VMAs. Andy Samberg is pleased that Hot Rod got bad reviews. Pittsburgh billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife has to pay his wife a record $750,000 a month in alimony after she caught him having an affair. Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz likes to gossip. Jeremy Piven once “kidnapped” a large metallic Indian elephant and held it for ransom at an HBO Emmy after-party. Britney Spears has been dumped by both her lawyer and her manager, who was annoyed at her partying before the VMAs. Kanye West is performing at GQ’s 50th-anniversary party tonight. Jennifer Lopez threw hubby Marc Anthony a surprise birthday aboard a yacht on the East River. Bow Wow and Omarion partied with 35 girls at Room Service. Vince Vaughn gave a thumbs-up to a cop who hollered at him while he was riding a bike on Lexington and 68th. Cate Blanchett used a butt double in Elizabeth: The Golden Age.