Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen Indulge in Another Icky Husband-and-Wife Pastime

Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord
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Alex McCord and husband Simon checked out the strippers at Scores West. Padma Lakshmi and IMG owner Teddy Forstmann are definitely dating. Graydon Carter refrained from actually smoking in front of Mayor Bloomberg at his annual Vanity Fair dinner for the Tribeca Film Festival. David Blaine smashed and then ate a sake glass at Tao. MSNBC had invited Heidi Montag to be its guest at the White House Correspondents gala on Saturday, but she backed out because Spencer wasn't invited. Anna Wintour and Vera Wang showed up at Maria Sharapova's birthday party at Tenjune.

Mayor Bloomberg will join Bret Rattner, Harvey Weinstein, and the Coen brothers at the opening of Ronald Perelman's movie-postproduction business today. Jeffrey Epstein is hanging in Israel with a bunch of scientists and medical researchers. Director Stephen Daldry wants to turn his flick The Hours into an opera. Gisele and Sylvester Stallone filmed a Volkswagen commercial together. Gwyneth Paltrow got a "C" tattooed on her thigh in honor of hubby Chris Martin. Mel Brooks may be bringing Blazing Saddles to Broadway. Dita Von Teese had difficulty taking off a diamond-encrusted top while performing a new burlesque act on Tuesday. Former mayor Ed Koch thinks Hillary Clinton will emerge with the Democratic Party's nomination. George Clooney will write the entry for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for the Time 100 list. The owners of GoldBar have bought a 30-room hotel in Montauk called the Surf Lodge.