Chris Brown told Larry King that he doesn’t remember beating Rihanna, then confessed to People that he “misspoke” during the interview, “but it was and still is a blur.” Meanwhile, Rihanna’s man of the moment, UK singer Mr. Hudson, doesn’t seem to be taking things too seriously, explaining, “I could say to a girl, ‘Want to do something this weekend?’ and at the last minute I’ll be like, ‘Lil Wayne wants me to play trombone on his new track’ and I have to go do that.” After falling for a 20-year-old Russian waitress, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is giving half of his $37 million to his soon-to-be ex-wife Jo. She also gets their $19 million dollar mansion and a monthly allowance. Hey, a girl’s gotta eat. Kate Moss posed topless in a gypsy-themed photo shoot for V Magazine. And Megan Fox really is a robot: “I can flip on a switch in my brain, and even if the next Brad Pitt is standing next to me, I won’t look at him. But I can also turn that switch off, and then I collect attractive boys.” Even though all the Real Housewives of New York City finally agreed to another season, and filming was underway at Jill Zarin’s fabric firm yesterday, producers still have a couple potential housewives on standby, because “if the story lines are not interesting enough, there are two housewives who could still be replaced.”
Mayor Bloomberg dined with Patti and Bruce Springsteen and Diana Taylor before flying to Boston for Ted Kennedy’s funeral, then jetting back to East Hampton in time to dance to Fleetwood Mac until midnight at the Huggy Bear benefit. Blue Parrot regulars Jon Bon Jovi, Alec Baldwin, and Ronald Perelman dined with Andre Balazs at the East Hampton eatery, congratulating “Father of MTV” Bob Pittman on the launch of his tequila brand. Chelsea Clinton is not getting married, even though ‘Page Six’ was convinced that some party hoopla on Chappaquiddick was due to her impending nuptials. Emily Blunt is engaged to The Office star John Krasinski. Paula Abdul says she didn’t leave American Idol because of the money, and she wants her own talk show. Jay-Z announced yesterday that he’ll be honoring the victims of 9/11 with an “Answer the Call” benefit concert.
Demi Moore insists she’s never had plastic surgery, but no one believes her. Britney and Jamie-Lynn Spears frolicked around Miami in bikinis, babies in tow. Some words of wisdom from Audrina Patridge on Heid Montag’s Miss Universe lip-synching stint: “I feel like Heidi, you know, she’s doing it for fun, where a lot of singers and people, they work their ass off, and they actually have amazing voices and they can really sing and perform, and I feel like a lot of people don’t get to experience what Heidi has, going on in front of a billion people and perform on TV.” Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean is suing pageant officials for religious discrimination. Miley Cyrus has “the best closet you’ve ever seen.” And she made a video about it. Kim Kardashian is now a Contributing Beauty Editor at OK magazine. Jamie-Lynn Sigler left a generous tip at Japonais Friday night. And Ivanka Trump isn’t sure if she has a trust fund, noting in her new book, The Trump Card, “I guess it’s possible that my parents might have set one up for me, but they’ve never told me about it.”
Glamour readers responded so well to the magazine’s spread of plus-size model Lizzie Miller that editors decided to feature a slew of full-figured ladies, in the buff, for their November issue. Cafe des Artistes staff members found out they’d lost their jobs by reading about the restaurant’s closing in the New York Times. And Justin Timberlake reassures readers of Out magazine that his new Givenchy fragrance, Play, won’t interfere with the scent of their natural juices. “My issue with cologne is that it makes you smell unlike yourself. Sometimes to be funky, you gotta smell funky. I like Play because it doesn’t take away from how you smell. It just accents it to make you smell a little better.”