Works from Jonathan Ames, A.M. Homes, Sloane Crosley, and Ernest Hemingway will be projected ten stories high onto the Manhattan skyline tonight. Olivia Palermo will take time away from her medical relief work in Darfur to appear on Whitney Port’s new MTV show The City, earning $12,000 an episode. Ha, just kidding about the Darfur part.
Susan Cheever says that AA founder Bill Wilson was a sex addict. Rachel Maddow is upbraided by Cindy Adams for supposedly mispronouncing Peshawar. (Wouldn’t you love to spy on them trapped in a room together for 24 hours?) Chace Crawford, Hunter Parrish, and Michael Urie all realized they were from Plano, Texas — crazy! Some people want Anne Hathaway to star in the upcoming Guys and Dolls revival. Anna Wintour took out the trash in front of her Village home in a T-shirt, sweatpants, and “funky” slippers. Will Arnett wants to name his and Amy Poehler’s upcoming baby Midnight or 411. Funny.
Clay Aiken shocked the chattering classes and came out as a gay because, now that he’s a father, “I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things.” Lindsay Lohan’s dad goes off on her girlfriend, Sam Ronson, saying she’s so evil that “when she runs out of toilet paper she tells people to use the cardboard roll” — Uh, wait a minute, we do that. Is that so bad? — but LiLo defends her woman and calls dad unmedicated. Hugh Hefner, 82, said he won’t marry his “No. 1” girlfriend Holly Madison, so she says they’re over because she wants to tie the knot and have kids with someone. Sharon Stone has lost custody of the son she adopted with her ex Phil Bronstein, apparently because she refused to move to San Fran where the son could be near his dad.
Sam Moore, of Sam-and-Dave Soul Man fame, thinks that the upcoming movie Soul Men rips off their story, but he’ll still perform at the Apollo the night the film premieres there. Charlize Theron and Jay Leno had a completely spontaneously wacky time drinking margaritas, doing karaoke and telling dirty jokes on his show. May your day contain such unscripted boozy mayhem!