CNBC business anchor Erin Burnett dreams of men spending copious amounts of dough on her. Gus Wenner, son of Rolling Stone honcho Jann Wenner, was accepted early decision to Brown, and Jack Byrne, son of Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne, was accepted to Bard. Jimmy Fallon and new wife Nancy Juvonen ate at Pastis. An upcoming “oral history” of Rudy Giuliani chronicles the former mayor’s “petty, vindictive, small-minded maneuvering.” Jay-Z says he is not concerned with the problematic rumors surrounding the opening of his new 40/40 club. Mary-Louise Parker and boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan had coffee at Local on Sullivan Street.
Nicole Kidman is allegedly taking a break from acting because she is pregnant. Golden Globe organizers are having a tough time getting their show in gear because of the writers’ strike. Nicolette Sheridan and Michael Bolton pissed off the staff at their hotel in St. Barts by asking for deals on their room and boat rentals. Norah Jones and bassist boyfriend Lee Alexander have broken up. A Miami cabbie outed Shaquille O’Neal for being a swordsman. Yoko Ono is looking to sell ties that feature the artwork of John Lennon. Paul McCartney was supposed to quit drinking because of a heart condition but didn’t, which was a source of conflict between him and Heather Mills. Maxim hired OK! deputy editor Ruth Hilton as its new West Coast editor in order to increase its celebrity coverage. Drew Barrymore and boyfriend Justin Long, Cameron Diaz, and Richard Gere were among those who vacationed at Harbour Island in the Bahamas after the holidays. Audrina’s “boyfriend” on The Hills, Justin Bobby, was actually a paid cast member.