Salman Rushdie Is on the Prowl in Midtown

Salman Rushdie
Photo: Getty Images

Salman Rushdie drank and flirted with an attractive blonde at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station. A black lady is suing Barry Diller's IAC for racial discrimination. Wesley Snipes spent a lot of money buying four girls drinks at the Times Square W Hotel. Jessica Stam and Michelle Trachtenberg had a basket of bread for dessert at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Eighties hair band Whitesnake did an acoustic set of old classics at the Cutting Room. Cindy Adams likes Porter House in the Time Warner building.

British artist Sebastian Horsley has been banned from coming to America to promote his dirty new book, and literary group PEN is trying to help him out. Shaquille O'Neal may get back together with his ex-wife, whom he divorced last year. Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson made out with his model girlfriend for the entirety of a recent flight to San Francisco. Michael Lohan thinks his ex-wife, Dina Lohan, is keeping Lindsay and Ali away from him. Guests at Jessica Alba's baby shower were given good-luck leather bracelets that they can't take off until the baby is born. The Who's Roger Daltrey says he stays in shape by walking and shagging a lot. Kathy Griffin went shopping in Beverly Hills with Britney Spears ex Adnan Ghalib, maybe as a joke. Jade Jagger designed a $250,000 ice pick for Belvedere Vodka. Chris Rock can't swear in front of his mom because she never let him do so when he was growing up.