Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis both supposedly had cosmetic surgery after the Sex and the City movie came out. (Nixon got a small boob job; Davis had varicose veins on her legs removed.) Anne Hathaway stayed at the Gramercy Park Hotel yesterday, while ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri has a new rental at Trump Tower, though the two were also planning on having dinner at Cipriani. (“It’s very amicable,” says a source.) Rapper 50 Cent is suing the mother of his 11-year-old son for claiming that he was behind the suspicious fire that burned her house down last month. Nobu Matsuhisa and Tyra Banks’s boyfriend, John Utendahl, were among those who showed up for the opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s soba-noodle joint, Matsugen, in Tribeca. Robert Plant didn’t want to look at the seventies-era Led Zeppelin photos at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, because they made him feel old. Tom Wolfe and developer Aby Rosen got into a spat while discussing Rosen’s plan to build an addition atop the Parke-Bernet building, at 980 Madison Avenue, but it never got physical.
Derek Poundstone and a bunch of other dudes competing in the America’s Strongest Man competition will be hauling double-decker busses, bending frying pans, and hoisting Hawaiian Tropic models overhead in front of MSG tomorrow. America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan is the guy who introduced Paul McCartney to Heather Mills, though he now regrets it. The famously stingy Warren Buffett didn’t want to eat at Steve Wynn’s fancy steakhouse in his Vegas hotel, so Buffett and Bill Gates dipped into a deli for burgers and root-beer floats. Good Morning America weekend host Kate Snow says she wears costume jewelry while she’s on TV. Guests at the record-release party of Tommy Mottola’s wife, Thalia, at Nikki Midtown were shocked when they found out they had to pay for food. James Gandolfini kept showing up at the city morgue to research a role only to find that no people had died in New York on those days, leading the cops to nickname him “Jesus Christ.” Despite penning pornographic fairly tales and the sexually charged Interview With the Vampire, Anne Rice says she’s only been with one guy in her entire life. Joanne Herring, the Texan played by Julia Roberts in Charlie Wilson’s War, spoke at a $1,000-a-head dinner at Bobo thrown by the Rebuilding Afghanistan Foundation. Cindy Adams claims she scooped Newsweek by reporting before the magazine did that John Kerry, Chris Dodd, and Joe Biden are lobbying Barack Obama for Cabinet jobs.