Bar Refaeli swears she eats cheeseburgers and ice cream to maintain her Sports Illustrated–worthy physique. Alex Rodriguez is seeking comfort back in the arms of his wife (except for when he’s in the Bahamas with his lady friends). Michael Stipe pissed off servers at Babbo by ordering blueberry waffles off-menu and requiring group trips to the bathroom. Friends worry about Ryan Adams’s engagement to Mandy Moore because he used to “belittle” the singer. Gwyneth Paltrow danced with Jay-Z while husband Chris Martin was conspicuously absent.
Shortly after Daily News employees learned that their 401(k) contributions would no longer be matched by their employer, Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman lunched at The Four Seasons. Bernie Madoff’s Palm Beach pal Robert Jaffe is not showing up for manicures at Salon Margrit. Twilight star Robert Pattinson was beset by ladies in London; he found their lust completely unsurprising. Mike Tyson’s book proposal is being seen by only five publishers. Phoebe Snow has turned up on a list of “black music-industry greats” — since she’s white and Jewish and is often mistaken for an African-American, she’s going to take a DNA test to settle things.
NBC may have paid $1 million for full access to octuplet mom Nadya Suleman, but Oprah’s classy staff reportedly took a pass. The enterprising stoner who tried to sell Michael Phelps’s bong on eBay for $100,000 has been arrested. Sean Penn needs voice training to capture the essence of Larry from The Three Stooges. Porn star Savanna Samson wisely dodged getting into a “my throat is deeper than your throat” contest with colleague Sasha Grey. In one glorious week, Cin met with Kate Winslet and sat in close proximity to Westminster winner Stump. Michael Ovitz’s daughter Kimberly is launching a line of “grungy, equestrian” clothes.