Robert De Niro Pulls Out the Big Guns Against Art Gallery

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Robert De Niro sued an Upper East Side art gallery that gave twelve of his father's paintings to a gallery in Rome as part of a debt-payment arrangement. Jason Binn had another kid. NBA commish David Stern, Derek Jeter, and Donald Trump showed up at the wedding of Ahmad Rashad and Sale Johnson, but estranged daughter Casey Johnson did not. Chris Noth and Steve Walter are thinking of moving their jazz club Cutting Room to Hell's Kitchen. Ashlee Simpson begged photographers not to take her picture when she was smoking outside Angels and Kings. Theodore Sorensen, the lawyer who wrote JFK's famous "Ask Not…" inaugural address, just bought at $10.75 million condo at 15 Central Park West.

Michael Jackson and his kids spent last week at Ron Burkle's house in Beverly Hills. Matthew Mellon, ex-husband of Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon, said he felt emasculated because she made so much money. Ellen DeGeneres just sold her four-acre Santa Barbara estate. Also in Santa Barbara, Superman star Brandon Routh is set to marry longtime girlfriend Courtney Ford on Sunday. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was arrested for being drunk in Ireland. Cisco Adler said he didn't show up at the first-ever Cancun Film Festival because he burned his passport. Both the American Music Awards and the after-party in L.A. were a complete disaster. Naomi Watts landed a roll in Da Vinci Code prequel Angels and Demons opposite Tom Hanks, but production has been pushed back because of the writers' strike. Hillary Clinton and Edward Kennedy were at the opening of an immunology center in Harvard. Lily Mortimer, Phil Collins's daughter, and Robert F. Kennedy's daughter are among the girls who are coming out at the International Debutante Ball in Paris on Saturday. Liz Smith referred to Vince Vaughn as a "newish" star as well as "egotistical."