Gwyneth Paltrow Does Not Mingle With Hoi Polloi

I’m sorry, Katie. We cannot hang.”Photo: Patrick McMullan

Brooke Shields walked off the stage while judging a 72-hour improv marathon at the UCB after comics did a sketch featuring the ghosts of Heath Ledger, Estelle Getty, and Bernie Mac. Donald Trump is suing the Morrison Cohen law firm for $5 million for mentioning that he was a client on its Website, though a lawyer at the firm says Trump owes $600,000 and is just trying to get out of paying. Angelina Jolie has been discussing her Catwoman role in the next Batman movie with porn star Tera Patrick, at least according to someone who is probably Patrick’s publicist. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa, and Samuel L. Jackson were having so much fun at the party L.A. Reid threw for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon at his Sagaponack home that neighbors called the cops at midnight with noise complaints. Gwyneth later annoyed attendees at a Hamptons benefit at photographer Steven Klein’s farm by hanging out in Klein’s house the whole time. “Nobody could go inside the house — they had security blocking the way. It was so rude.” Even Billy Joel’s wife, Katie, was turned back, says a source.

Locals on the French and Italian Rivieras are so unhappy with the ostentatious Russian billionaires like Roman Abramovich who now vacation there that they’re refusing to serve them at restaurants. Jason Stratham was escorted out of Playboy’s annual Midsummer Night’s Dream party at the Playboy Mansion because he refused to pose for pictures. Playwright Edward Vilga’s new novel is about a modelizing yogi who won’t sleep with a girl more than three times. Josh Duhamel gave his Las Vegas co-star Molly Simms a noogie at a benefit in Hollywood. New Yorkers from Isabella Rossellini to patrons of midtown eatery Brasserie Cognac are obsessed with Carla Bruni. The parents of Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky are back in New York for the first time since Blonsky’s father got in a brawl with America’s Next Top Model reject Bianca Golden down in Turks and Caicos. Michael Kors and the cast of Gossip Girl filmed a fashion-show scene at Capitale.