Graydon Carter and wife Anna are expecting their first child together (Carter has four kids from his first marriage). Kim Cattrall has been bragging that her SATC: TM castmates got paid higher salaries because she held out for more money. Bono, his wife, and Helena Christensen were harassed by paparazzi while eating at Serafina in the Dream Hotel. New Yorkers Julian Schnabel and PR guru Dan Klores both took home Independent Spirit Awards. Abby Diaz, the former maître d’ of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s who wrote the restaurant tell-all PX This! was asked to leave Jean Georges while having a glass of wine. “Page Six” mourns that dive bar Siberia has been converted into a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Sean Penn brought Petra Nemcova to Elton John’s Oscar party. Diddy is buying a house in Hollywood so he can focus on his acting career. (Also, he’s “100 percent single” right now.) John Mayer left a party thrown by a French businessman in L.A. because people kept touching him and telling him he was cute. Padma Lakshmi and billionaire Adam Dell are an item. Jay-Z and Nas may be working together on an album of duets. Angela Janklow, daughter of literary agent Mort Janklow, is telling friends she’s pregnant. Amy Winehouse did thousands of dollars of damage to her room at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel in London. Josh Hartnett watched the Oscars with a posse at the Chateau Marmont hotel. Former Britney Spears assistant Ali Sims says she has an album coming out. Monk’s Tony Shalhoub says he picked his Oscar tux because it was the one with the least lint on it. Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue once held a contest to see who could go the longest without bathing or showering and still have sex with groupies. Cindy Adams claims that Monaco’s Prince Albert is “probably going to finally wed” sometime this year.