Things keep getting tougher for Lindsay Lohan. In the wake of her “hellish” breakup with Samantha Ronson, Stevie Nicks did not take kindly to the fact that Lindsay wants to buy her life rights and play her on film. “Over my dead body,” Nicks told the Times. “She needs to stop doing drugs and get a grip.” Kelly Killoren Bensimon’s catfight with Bethenny Frankel spilled over into the pages of this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. “Is Bethenny a socialite? No. Will she ever sit next to Lauren DuPont? No. Is she best friends with Aerin Lauder? No … All she does is sit there and cry all the time.” Gossip Girl producers think Ed Westwick could stand to drop a few pounds. Like comets and other regularly occurring phenomena, every few years allegations that Bruce Springsteen has been unfaithful to his longtime wife, Patti Scialfa, surface. This week, he was named as the Other Man in a New Jersey divorce case.
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are getting married. Again. Yawn. Larry King breakfasted at the Regency with Bernie’s lawyer, Ira Sorkin, and lunched at Michael’s with Howard Rubenstein, who is apparently representing the founder of Bernie’s main feeder fund, Walter Noel. Rudy Giuliani says he’s all for a corporate tax reduction. We’re sure that would go over really well, given how much everyone loves big corporations right now. A “strictly vegetarian” Mayor Bloomberg chowed down on onion soup, broccoli, and asparagus at Brooklyn’s Morton’s Steakhouse.
Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia dropped $15 million on a 12,000-square-foot home in Alpine, New Jersey, a drop in the hat for Sabathia, who recently signed a $161 million contract. Friendly neighbors include Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, and Britney Spears. Celine Dion is in a bidding war with Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and Quebecor Media to purchase the Montreal Canadiens NHL team. Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl filmed a video at The Four Seasons “in full Gene Simmons regalia.” Hugh Hefner left his 83rd birthday bash in Vegas after an hour, leaving a slew of bunnies to celebrate without him.
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, John Slattery, Kevin Smith, and Julianna Margulies are auctioning off lunch dates with themselves on eBay to benefit the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Taylor Momsen griped about “how they expect us to be Upper East Side prepsters” to her hipster friend as she strolled down Ninth Avenue.