George Clooney Is Drinking Away the Recession Like the Rest of Us


While Nicolas Sarkozy is in Mexico City discussing the recession with Felipe Calderón, Carla Bruni’s been dripping in diamonds and living it up in the $5,500-a-night “Presidential Villa” at El Tamarindo Beach and Golf Resort on the Pacific coast, drawing comparisons to Marie Antoinette. Also, someone sent Vin Diesel a $40,000 bottle of Dom at the Fountainebleu in Miami, but he didn’t really care, and George Clooney stumbled out of Sub Zero Vodka Bar in St. Louis. Leighton Meester hummed “Frère Jacques” between takes of Gossip Girl at the Russian Tea Room, and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had a three-hour-long chicken-satay-fest at Phillipe Chow.

PETA vice-president Dan Mathews shook hands with mink-loving Anna Wintour at Paris’s Stella McCartney show, while Kanye West asked McCartney about her animal-friendly fabrics. Meanwhile, Keith Richards says he slipped on a frankfurter in Frankfurt, and Michael Jackson is all set to perform in London, but no Brit wants to insure his concerts (at $3 million for ten shows). “Young Business Leaders” like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump met with White House staffers the other day. Want to know what was discussed? Twitter CEO Evan Williams tweeted it all.

Michelin-starred chef Michael Psilakis is opening a restaurant at the Viceroy Miami. He celebrated with Sharon Stone, Selma Blair, and Ian Schrager. Hundreds of bikini babes, including Laguna Beach’s Kristin Cavallari, will gather in Miami on Saturday for a Cosmopolitan photo. Speaking of scantily clad, Ashley Dupré finds salvation in yoga and is besties with Russell Simmons. Meanwhile, tween sensation Miley Cyrus doesn’t think Disney would approve if she moved in with her 20-year-old boyfriend, and Jimmy Fallon celebrated his new late-night gig by playing Wii.