As if tweens needed another reason to swoon over Chace Crawford, he gave Taylor Swift a post-VMAs pep talk, telling her, “I’m so proud of you. Don’t let anyone take your spotlight ever again.” Swift claims he’s “like an older-brother type,” but we’re skeptical. Crawford also partied with Dennis Quaid at the John Varvatos store Tuesday night, but the Village Voice’s Michael Musto got stopped at the door. Lindsay Lohan refused to pose for photos at the G-Star runway show, then rearranged all the celebrity seating cards, even tossing her Fashion Week BFF Taylor Momsen’s to the floor. When an event producer approached her, she muttered, “Don’t [bleep]ing touch me.” Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher stayed close to Gossip Girl’s Joanna Garcia all evening at Bryant Park’s QVC Style Party. Mischa Barton stumbled into the show’s Bowery Hotel after-party with a posse of eight, slurring, “I’m here for the D.J.” Five thousand copies of WWD spoof WWWWD have been floating around the Bryant Part tents, touting headlines like “Yigal Azrouël Spring/Summer 2010 Collection Looks Better After Third Drink.” And a too-skinny model passed out at Jeffrey Chow’s Poleci show, causing producers to swarm over her with cold Coca-Cola cans and fruit.
Megan Fox tells Rolling Stone that she’s bisexual and used to cut herself, but she thinks that’s pretty normal, and claims to be insecure about her appearance, noting, “I see what I look like, but there are things that I like and things that I dislike. My hair is good. The color of my eyes is good, obviously. I’m too short. But overall, I’m not super excited about the whole thing.” Abercrombie is suing Beyoncé over the name of her new fragrance, Sasha Fierce, since they already have a men’s cologne by the name of Fierce. Because everyone would mistake Beyoncé for a male Abercrombie model. Despite issuing an apology for blasting obscenities at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams isn’t losing any sleep over her behavior and doesn’t plan to change her ways anytime soon, commenting, “I’m still gonna grunt, I’m still gonna argue, and there’s nothing wrong with that.” Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. checked into rehab, and Burt Reynolds checked out after being treated for an addiction to painkillers. And regardless of his recent drunk-driving arrest, Charles Barkley decided to bartend after the Basketball Hall of Fame’s reunion dinner last week.
Barbra Streisand supposedly rigged a “cute pet competition” so that one of her friends (and the breeder of her own dog) could snag the prize, two tickets to her September 26 concert. The cast and crew of the Sex and the City sequel are heading to Morocco after they wrap up shooting in NYC. Four Seasons co-owner Alex von Bidder is launching a children’s guide to etiquette that he co-wrote with author Leslie McGuirk after meeting her on vacation in Mexico. Nicole Kidman sported a tight red minidress to a ladies’ night out at Hotel Griffou. Jon Gosselin’s lawyer is having a hissy fit over claims that Gosselin slept with his kids’ nanny nine times while all eight kiddies were asleep. And not that anyone asked for a mental image of TomKat, but Tom Cruise gushed to Leno that sex with him was like flying, boasting, “I try to excel in all areas, and I’ve never been asked for a refund.”