Jesus Luz’s father told a Brazilian magazine that his son’s upcoming Kabbalah-style nuptials with Madonna “confirms that he is extremely happy.” Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr read excerpts from chick-lit novel Something Borrowed to boyfriend Ed Westwick on a flight from Chicago to New York. When Jay-Z performed at University of Arizona last month, he requested a black Maybach with tinted windows, a 72-degree dressing room with Sapporo beer, vodka, tequila, two bottles of $300 Champagne, “good quality” peanut butter and jelly, one martini shaker, twelve shot glasses, and Marlboros — in addition to his $750,000 fee. Shockingly, the school didn’t meet his demands. Spencer Pratt is promoting his recently recorded rap track by calling himself “the white Jay-Z.” Tom Hanks’s raunchy sex scenes were cut from Angels & Demons, because no one really needs to see that.
Anna Wintour’s indoor-sunglasses habit isn’t out of pretension, they’re for protection. “At this point, they have become, really, armor,” she told Morley Safer. Olivia Palermo may (voluntarily?) leave her “job” at Diane Von Furstenberg for Elle’s PR department. Ashley Olsen wears a brunette wig and strips down to her bra in an upcoming issue of VMan magazine. Nicole Kidman dropped out of Woody Allen’s next film, in which she was to play an Ashley Dupré–like call girl, owing to a scheduling conflict.
Houston Rockets player Brent Barry almost knocked Leonardo DiCaprio’s pretty little face off as the star sat courtside with Kevin Bacon at L.A.’s Staples Center. Michael Jackson is working with High School Musical director Kenny Ortega to update his dance moves for his upcoming tour. Jim Cramer is still seething from his March appearance on The Daily Show, when host Jon Stewart tore him to shreds. “I was trying to … take a high road and I didn’t want to hit him with a chair or break his face or something like that. But he was very vicious. One day he’ll answer for it.” Right after Miss California was told she could keep her crown, pageant director Shanna Moakler resigned. Kelly Bensimon e-mailed Bethenny Frankel a heartfelt apology for her less-than-stellar on-camera behavior, blaming her poor social graces on the fact that she was “late because [she] had to organize the girls to go to the beach” and she had an ex-boyfriend “harassing [her] like crazy.” Bette Midler is offering Jennifer Aniston dating advice. Kelly Clarkson and K-Fed might have to join the Celebrity Fit Club. And Katy Perry and Dita Von Teese are fighting AIDS by posing in H&M leotards.