When he goes back on air, Don Imus will likely not be so nice to those who took him to task for his “nappy-headed hos” comment. Socialista owner Armin Amiri quarantined paparazzi who were trying to snap photos of Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin and got the police to force them to give up their memory cards. (Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are dating, by the way.) Val Kilmer got claustrophobic at a party at the Thompson Hotel and left his girlfriend there. Mayor Bloomberg said of his cameo in Sex and the City, “I play the city.” Into the Wild’s Emile Hirsch celebrated his Gotham Award for Best Film by lying low at Marquee.
Britney Spears denied that she’s pregnant again in a text message to Ryan Seacrest. The National Enquirer has found a “lot of smoke” but “no smoking gun” regarding their earlier story that John Edwards had an affair. 50 Cent put his Connecticut mansion on the market for $18.5 million. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin haven’t been photographed together in a while, but they’re still married. Race-car driver Helio Castroneves dropped his fiancée for his Dancing With the Stars partner. Irv Gotti and Ja Rule are beefing. Police don’t believe Kim Kardashian’s claim that someone stole $50,000 worth of valuables from her at JFK. Young Frankenstein stars Sutton Foster and Roger Bart may be dating. Lit critic Daphne Merkin is going to teach a class at Manhattan Marymount College next year on “literary erotica.” Someone is shopping a book about Hollywood sex tapes. Lance Armstrong and Pelé hung out at Primola.