Gossip Girl bit player Nan Zhang, who played Blair Waldorf sidekick Kati Farkas, is off the show either because she’s going to Brown or because Leighton Meester wanted her off. Christiane Amanpour sent Diane Von Furstenberg a note which read, “Congratulations! From one dominatrix to another” after Furstenberg won a fashion lifetime achievement award. Mario Batali says Gwyneth Paltrow actually has a big appetite. Some people are so unhappy that Bruce Willis is opening a yuppie wine bar on Bowery that they plan on roasting a pig named Bruce while chanting, “Die yuppie scum.” And they say the Lower East Side has changed!
Tommy Lee Jones, who is from Texas, doesn’t think a fence on the Mexican border will solve our immigration problem. Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t sit next to her Sex and the City castmates at a recent gala, raising questions about who hates whom. Tom Cruise may be trying to reconcile with Sumner Redstone and Paramount because his deal with United Artists is not going so hot. Lindsay Lohan’s bodyguard is suing her for $55,000 in back pay. Hugh Hefner walked into his penthouse at the Palm in Vegas to find a naked Pam Anderson holding a birthday cake for him. TV anchor Chris Wagge, who dated crazy Philly anchor babe Alycia Lane, may be back together with his Playmate wife Victoria Silvstedt. Craig Ferguson says he won’t try to make a political statement when he headlines the White House Correspondents Dinner. Samaire Armstrong was written out of ABC hit Dirty Sexy Money after she went to rehab twice, but she says she may be back. A new book claims that Mickey Mantle slept with Doris Day and that he said she was really good. Jessica Stam and Jared Leto may have hooked up at Socialista. Paris Hilton’s next movie, Repo! The Genetic Opera, is about a repo man who takes back donated organs. Bono is selling his three-bedroom co-op up Central Park West for $4.9 million. Kyle MacLachlan says he’s cool with the fact that people will mostly remember him for his role in Showgirls. An animal-rights group calling itself the Paint Panthers spray-painted the driveway of Donna Karan’s East Hampton home with the phrase “Bunny Butcher.” Matt Damon’s uncle has a business card that reads “Bert Damon: Matt Damon’s Favorite Uncle.” A clip of Hilary Duff dropping a scorpion down her pants has more than 85,000 views on YouTube. Tom Brady and baby mama Bridget Moynahan still aren’t speaking, but Brady is hanging with the kid. Beyoncé and Jay-Z continue to try to make us care about them by refusing to be photographed together.