Lipstick Jungle may top Cashmere Mafia because Jungle star Brooke Shields is nicer to her castmates than Mafia star Lucy Liu is to hers. Details editor Dan Peres says he’s going crazy and putting on weight because wife Sarah Wynter is pregnant. Kid Rock paid a busboy at Southern Hospitality $1,000 after he returned a $200,000 watch found on the floor of the bathroom that belonged to a Rock posse member. Val Kilmer was spotted running around town with Chad Lowe’s girlfriend, Kim Painter. Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce refused to use his credit card at Tenjune and left to go find a club where he could use cash. Donald Trump is hosting a Celebrity Apprentice party at Tenjune during Fashion Week. Uma Thurman and boyfriend Arpad Busson were all over each other at lunch at Lever House.
Barack Obama strolled into his victory party to Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” (hook: “I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain’t one). Money manager Todd Meister, who once married Nicky Hilton, took a trip to Vegas with billionaire Steve Tisch’s ex, Jamie Tisch. Bruce Springsteen paid $200,000 to settle a lawsuit regarding an $850,000 horse he supposedly reneged on buying. Some people are mad that Angelo Mozilo, the soon-to-be ex-CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp (the nation’s top mortgage lender that began to crumble under the subprime meltdown), has been invited to speak at the University of San Diego. Britney Spears’s paparazzo boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib, got into a shoving match with other photographers while shopping with Spears at a mall yesterday. Musicians with acting ambitions are being pressured not to show up at the Grammys because of the writers’ strike. Simon & Schuster is publishing a book based on Spears, Lohan, et al about a fictional starlet who ends up in rehab. George Clooney joked that no one likes Don Cheadle because he’s a scene stealer. Katharine McPhee tried and failed to sell her wedding photos for $60,000.