Ryan Adams signed a contract to put out a collection of prose next year. Former “It” boy Fabian Basabe threw a fit when he was denied entrance to a Rock & Republic party at the Chateau Marmont. (He ended up sneaking in the back door.) Derek Jeter was “all over” a gorgeous brunette who wasn’t girlfriend Minka Kelly while having a late-night snack with her at Geisha on East 61st Street. Uma Thurman and Jennifer Garner both may be pregnant.
The Who’s upcoming tour is expected to net the band $100 million, though Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are insisting on separate travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and dressing rooms ‘cause they hate each other right now. Ryan Phillippe’s girlfriend, Abbie Cornish, got her hair dyed blonde at the Neil George Salon, which is the same place his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon goes to. (Cornish even got her hair dyed the same shade as Witherspoon’s.) Retailers in East Hampton have been forbidden from installing a soda fountain (Dylan’s Candy Bar), giving away snow cones (Ralph Lauren Rugby), having an a cappella group sing outside (Tiffany & Company), or putting up balloons and signs on the Fourth of July (various places) because town officials are very protective of maintaining the tony vibe. Lauren Conrad demanded that three security guards escort her into a party at Lily Pond in East Hampton. Jive executives are trying to get Britney Spears into the studio to record her new album, though she’s mostly interested in her TV and movie career right now. Supermodel Marisa Miller says she sometimes gets fan-mail requests for strands of her hair. Kimora Lee Simmons’s launch for her Fabulosity collection for JCPenny at Hiro turned into a disaster because there were no seats and people ended up stealing a lot of stuff. Tao owners Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss will open a new club and restaurant at the Palazzo in Vegas at the end of August. Gwen Stefani is pregnant with a boy. John Mayer staged a photo op for a bunch of paparazzi outside of his Soho apartment on Wednesday morning. Sheryl Crow says she doesn’t regret dating any of the men who broke her heart.