A-Rod and Kate Hudson were being snuggly while dining with Bob Costas and Jill Sutton at Scalinatella. When Mayor Bloomberg showed up at Upper East Side eatery Ginger House with two big black SUVs, passersby kept asking if Brangelina was inside. Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, and a posse of pals hung out at the new Hotel Griffou. Justin Timberlake wants to write a book about golf. Talk about shiksa appeal: Britney Spears, who was raised as a Baptist, sported a Star of David necklace as she frolicked around Paris this week. And Rachel Weisz thinks Botox should be banned for actors, like steroids for athletes.
It turns out the $400,000 worth of jewelry that Lindsay Lohan was accused of stealing from British Elle is only worth $38,500, which changes everything, but not really. LiLo also denies claims that she stole the formula for her spray-tanning line from a Florida scientist. Michael Jackson's brain was not in his body at the memorial service, since experts were still performing toxicology tests to determine the cause of his death. Lady Gaga channeled Darth Vader at the Isle of Malta MTV Special. James Franco made a video about his rejected UCLA commencement speech. The Backstreet Boys are releasing a new single, about a decade too late. George Clooney and Bill Murray partied with Italian actresses on Lake Como. And Alec Baldwin cycled like crazy at Amagansett's B East fitness studio.
Serena Williams ordered a shake from the Pump in her hair rollers. Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker breakfasted at Olives NY. Pamela Anderson will be squeezing herself into a red bathing suit again for a cameo in Paramount's tongue-in-cheek Baywatch movie. And Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl devotes an entire chapter of his book, The Beckham Experiment, to the bromance between David Beckham and Tom Cruise.
Longtime Marquee bouncer and ex-boxer Wass Stevens was arrested for attacking a college student outside Avenue with the metal end of a velvet rope. Jason Lee was thrown out of Ludlow Street's Max Fish after he and another bargoer started shoving each other. Manny Ramirez worked out at the New York Health & Racquet Club before the Dodgers slammed the Mets. Jill Zarin's overdecorated East Side apartment is on the market for $3.2 million.