Sarah Jessica Parker is not confident that her unreleased movie, Spinning Into Butter, will ever see the light of day. Barack Obama and his wife are slated to attend the opening of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Oprah on Thursday. Cosmetics heir Olivia Chantecaille got engaged to banker boyfriend Ren Grady. Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively took a bunch of friends shopping to Armani Exchange on Fifth Avenue. Shake Shack is opening a location on the Upper West Side! Sting, Diddy, and Josh Hartnett all hung out at Half Nelson producer Charlie Corwin’s birthday at Socialista, which is now back open after the hepatitis scare. Michael Musto will appear on the cover of The Village Voice spoofing this magazine’s Lindsay Lohan shoot.
Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal walked from A.P.C. in Soho to Columbus Circle. Arnold Schwarznegger attended a festival in Columbus, Ohio, described as a convergence of “politics, bodybuilding, and mixed martial arts,” but wasn’t so nice to fans. Eddie Izzard thinks that comedians are like drug dealers in that people get addicted to laughter. Bigwig Washington attorney Robert Bennett is not a fan of the Times’ publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. over the way he handled the Judith Miller scandal. The law firm that initially handled Judith Regan’s wrongful-dismissal suit against News Corp. is claiming that Regan still owes them a lot of money. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner just moved into the home once owned by Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor that was previously owned by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Mel Brooks likes blondes. James Blunt performed a song he wrote while serving as an armed NATO peacekeeper in Kosovo. Rolling Stones fan and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee accidentally invited the wrong Jagger (Chris, not Mick) to come sing at a campaign rally. Russell Simmons now officially backs Barack Obama. Jessica Simpson will perform at Operation MySpace with the Pussycat Dolls in Kuwait on Monday. (Simpson also battles insomnia by “lying on the floor.”) Another book is coming out about Elaine’s.