Kelly Rutherford named her boy Hermès because she loves the designer label. Gwyneth Paltrow was overheard saying she’s planning on having dinner at Surf Lodge this week after her husband Chris Martin “surfs Ditch Plains.” Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan texted each other a lot while they watched Ronson’s brother Mark D.J. in Chicago. Derek Jeter and friends had drinks at the Water Club before boarding a yacht.
Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky and her father will face civil lawsuits for their involvement in an airport brawl with American’s Top Model contestant Bianca Golden. (Blonsky’s dad is still being held in a Turks & Caicos cell.) George Clooney bought the movie rights to a book about Osama bin Laden’s Yemeni driver Salim Hamdan. E! talking head Giuliana Rancic is suing her former agency William Morris for “breach of contract and fiduciary duty.” A Calvin Klein commercial starring Eva Mendes was rejected from airing on TV because it was too sexy. Governor Paterson may have borrowed from a line once used in a State of the State address by former Governor Hugh Carey. George Lopez became a fan of Barack Obama after Obama personally called him up on the phone. Matthew McConaughey supposedly never goes to the gym, instead relying on “push-ups in the sand.” Jude Law is dating a 20-year-old model and Cambridge student named Lily Cole. One of the ladies on Vanity Fair’s latest International Best-Dressed List is rumored to be having an affair with a married man on the same list, just pages away.