Rush Limbaugh left a $1,000 tip on a $205 check at Rosa Mexicana in Palm Beach. Friends of Claudia Cohen (including ex-husband Ron Perelman) are annoyed about the Times story on the controversy over the University of Pennsylvania’s Cohen building, which they called “snarky.” Blake Lively’s publicist is annoyed because she thinks Lively’s Seventeen magazine-cover shoot looks nothing like her. (It is true: She looks totally weird.)
Justin Lazard, heir to the Lazard banking fortune, is planning on suing a hotel in the Dominican Republic after a security guard allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife. Kid Rock brought a busload of skanky blondes to surfer Laird Hamilton’s Fourth of July party in Malibu, and Hamilton’s wife, Olympic volleyball champ Gabrielle Reece, was not exactly pleased. (Lindsay Lohan spent her Fourth at a party with the cast of The Hills up the road.) Florida governor and potential McCain running mate Charlie Crist is engaged to Carole Rome. Lenny Kravitz went to a rock festival in Madrid and is allegedly annoyed at A-Rod for not putting out a statement exonerating him from the divorce blame. Selma Blair made fun of her Hellboy II castmates because they had to wear a lot of uncomfortable makeup and she did not. (Howard Stern and Calvin Klein were at the screening of the film in East Hampton.) Megan Fox may or may not still be dating Brian Austin Green. Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers can’t remember the names of old movies. Theater scion Eric Nederlander, whose first wife, Jessica, left him after his honeymoon for Jerry Seinfeld, has been hit with a $223,693 lien. Viacom honcho Sumner Redstone says he doesn’t want to die. Cindy Adams reports that a person “close in the Yankee hierarchy” called her twice to say that A-Rod’s wife, Cynthia, is “heartbroken” at his rumored dalliance with Madonna.