The Plaza Hotel turns 100 on October 1, and she's having a birthday party. MTV nixed having the stars of The Hills go to the Gossip Girl premiere party at Tenjune. On NY1's Wiseguys, Ed Koch and Al D'Amato berated lefty Mark Green over MoveOn.org's "General Betray Us" ad. Alina Shriver, sister-in-law of Maria and wife of Anthony Kennedy, just debuted a clothing line. A Pontiac had to be removed from the stage of 50 Cent's concert at Hammerstein Ballroom because it had gas in the tank. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and Violet played in Sheep Meadow. Eartha Kitt, better known as Catwoman, says she's 80 but still "burning."
Britney Spears hit up the L.A. club scene 24 hours after a judge called her a "habitual" drug and alcohol user. Pervert billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may cop a plea that lands in the clink for fifteen months. Oscar De La Hoya's rep claims that the photos of the boxer in drag circulating the Internet are Photoshopped, but the Scores stripper who provided them says otherwise. Rose McGowan and Zac Efron were the original choices for the Speed Racer movie, but studio execs deemed that she had had too much plastic surgery done and he was too young. Condoleezza Rice tried to meet the Pope when she was in Italy, but he was on vacation. Quentin Tarantino wants to make a cool, kinky sex film set in Stockholm. Benicio Del Toro says that the beard he's growing for his role as Che Guevara has made it more difficult to check in at airports. Robert Draper got the chance to write his Bush portrait Dead Certain because George liked an article he had written about him in GQ. Mick Jagger threw a dinner party at the old Charles Street Jail for his movie The Woman. Cindy Adams claims that former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan does not approve of the lower interest rate.