Ashley Dupré has supposedly been spotted taunting Natasha Bedingfield at a gym in Chelsea and pissing off Ice-T and his wife, Coco, at the Plumm nightclub, though no pictures have surfaced. The creator of the British Office is making a BBC sitcom about the life of Barneys creative director Simon Doonan. It’s about time. Merrill Lynch’s appointment of Steven K. Berry as its chief lobbyist in Washington is raising flags because Berry was one of those involved in the Bill Clinton passport-investigation scandal in 1992.
Leelee Sobieski and Legally Blonde’s Matt Davis are an item. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is throwing John McCain a big fund-raiser on May 7. An upcoming episode of 30 Rock makes Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy the subject of an unflattering “Page Six” “Just Asking” item. Brooke Shields just bought a townhouse on Bleecker for $5.5 million. A cockroach supposedly dropped from the ceiling onto the head of Brazilian model Luciana Morad while she ate at the Waverly Inn. Howard Stern kept talking about his penis at the Cinema Society premiere of Stop Loss. Julia Roberts’s sister-in-law had a fire in her Malibu apartment, and she was very paranoid about paparazzi tagging along with the firefighters. Victoria’s Secret model Emma Hemming just bought a two-bedroom loft on West 17th Street for $1.84 million. Kimora Lee Simmons claims she’s not pregnant. Willie Nelson may perform at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Bruce Willis is a partner at the Bowery Wine Co, which opens to the public this weekend.