During a live performance of A Streetcar Named Desire in Australia, one of Cate Blanchett’s castmates accidentally threw a radio at her head, causing her to bleed substantially. The theater was then evacuated owing to “technical difficulties.” Madonna collapsed twice onstage in Bulgaria, and she still thinks Sean Penn is her soul mate. Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr giggled over drinks at Half King in Chelsea. Russell Simmons party-brunched at Day & Night in Southampton. Tyra Banks’s former assistant is suing her for $5,820, claiming she owes him the money for “services rendered as assistant and adviser.” Security was on high alert at 84th and Park as crazed Sex and the City fans stampeded the filming of the sequel, forcing Cynthia Nixon to be rerouted to her trailer.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair will be hitting up Letterman next week. Author Robert Greene’s new book imparts wisdom through the life of 50 Cent. Vegan animal-rights activist Heather Mills debuted her recycled-clothing line, and everyone thinks it looks like stuff you’d find in the back of a thrift shop. Or costumes from Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion. Justin Timberlake bought shots of his own tequila for everyone at Lavo in Vegas. Way to boost sales of your brand, JT. Posh L.A. boutique Maxfield bought Katie Holmes’s new clothing line but dropped Victoria Beckham’s (along with basically every other store). And as David Beckham’s tenth-wedding-anniversary gift to Victoria, he got a tattoo for himself. And Nancy Pelosi wishes she could do her own hair. Sigh.
Leave it to Tom Hanks to land big names like Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, and Elijah Wood for New Orleans’ National World War II Museum’s 4-D film. Architect Peter Cook says the best two years of his business took place during his divorce from Christie Brinkley. Hugh Hefner’s ex, former Playgirl Holly Madison, says she used plastic surgery to hide her insecurities (we’re guessing her insecurities are generously proportioned) but is “scared of getting stuff like Botox.” Harper’s Bazaar landed the first interview with Janet Jackson following her brother’s death. Tonight’s episode of Project Runway involves a heated catfight, but what else is new? Former Café des Artistes staffers say that owner Jenifer Lang “makes Leona Helmsley look like Mother Teresa” and once fired a hostess for being pregnant. And in unsurprising news that nauseated us: Jon Gosselin picked up a slew of blondes in Vegas, and they proceeded to massage him at Jet nightclub. He also claims that sleeping with younger women had nothing to do with his divorce, but rather it was because of Kate’s verbal abuse: “She’ll call me like, almost like a lame fish.”