The White House Gets Fergalicious


Glad to hear Derek Jeter’s helping kick-start the economy: He’s building a seven-bedroom, 30,875-square-foot getaway on Davis Islands in Tampa. Ethan Hawke caught a preview of Impressionism with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen. Kim Kardashian had a hard time pronouncing the word ‘philanthropy’ at Russell Simmons’s Rush Philanthropic benefit. Fergie is rumored to be heading to the White House to give the Obama girls a private performance.

Netscape founder Jim Clark and Aussie supermodel Kristy Hinze (nearly 40 years his junior) tied the knot at Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber attended while Jimmy Buffett performed. Hugh Grant entertained two ladies at the Beatrice Inn the other night. Avril Lavigne downed vodka at L.A.’s MyHouse while husband Deryck Whibley sat alone on the couch. Paris Hilton partied with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt and Mark McGrath (remember him?) at Lavo in Vegas. Hugh Jackman, Colin Hanks, and Jeremy Irons watched James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Marcia Gay Harden, and Hope Davis take the stage at Broadway’s premiere of God of Carnage. Martha Stewart said she hadn’t seen such “down and dirty, delicious fighting since [she] was married.”

Conan O’Brien is being lured by University of South Carolina honor students to make an on-campus appearance to receive their “Cocky Award” (named after the school’s Gamecock mascot) in honor of his Bud Light Super Bowl ad, in which the comedian sported bunny ears and spoke in a Swedish accent. Daniel Boulud enjoyed the oysters at The Four Seasons Bar Room, while Robert Morgenthau, Jack Rudin, and Edgar Bronfman Sr. lunched nearby. Kate Moss is expected to hit up NYC on April 1 for the opening of Topshop on Broadway and Broome, celebrating with performances by Mark Ronson, Santigold, and Lady Gaga. Wild child Katy Perry likes kissing boys too. She’s dating decidedly un-wild singer Josh Groban.