Brad Pitt supposedly had his mother convince Jennifer Aniston to meet him in his suite at the Essex Hotel so that he could vent to her about Angelina. Justin Timberlake’s grandma says he never wanted anything serious with Jessica Biel. Katy Perry and Russell Brand have been snogging and tweeting in Thailand. A-Rod smooched Kate Hudson over lunch at Serafina on 61st. Even though Usher’s new single, “Papers,” details his split from wife Tameka Foster Raymond, he has yet to sign his actual divorce papers. And Robert Redford charmed Nancy Pelosi, who referred to him as “Bob” at Monday’s Americans for the Arts gala. The CW is promoting Tinsley Mortimer’s long-gestating reality show by claiming it will “lift the curtain on New York’s most talked-about Park Avenue Princess and her young, elite society friends.” Too bad none of her said “society friends” want anything to do with the show, and only her sister Dabney Mercer has agreed to co-star.
Courtney Love inappropriately grabbed Bono, Scarlett Johansson, and the Edge following her Carnegie Hall performance on Sunday, tweeting, “I have kissed a lot of rock stars in my time but seriously never so many as the last 24 hours.” And speaking of inappropriate grabbing, at the Tao/Lavo anniversary in Vegas, Sean Combs announced, “When I’m in Vegas, I want to have lots of sex.” Meanwhile, Nick Lachey and his on-again girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo exited the party through a back door to avoid crossing paths with Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. Madonna and Lady Gaga continued their SNL squabble by going at it on the dance floor at Submercer on Sunday to celebrate Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary’s, birthday, along with Lenny Kravitz and Andy Samberg. Ex-Yankee pitcher David Wells downed Guinness and Jameson at Dorrian’s while his own Jimmy Fallon interview played on the TV. Beyoncé eloquently depicts her reaction to Kanye’s VMA outburst, explaining, “When he walked on the stage, I was like, ‘No, no, no!’ and then he spoke, and I was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no!’”
A Malibu judge agreed to expunge Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic drunk-driving incident from his record. Not that stars get special treatment or anything. Chris Rock was late to the premiere of his movie, Good Hair, because he found out he was being hit with a $5 million plagiarism lawsuit. Lindsay Lohan’s father says she’s addicted to prescription drugs. We are floored. Jeremy Piven’s been taking different, ethnically diverse women out every night. But not for sushi. David Letterman thinks he should get an understudy.
Padma Lakshmi disposed of some of her pre-baby-body wear by donating clothing to the Hollywood-based consignment shop Decades Two over the weekend, along with Rachel Zoe, Sienna Miller, and Ali Sheedy. Tyra Banks has been laying off the alcohol, turning down complimentary Champagne at Pranna, but rumors have yet to begin that she’s pregnant. Jude Law had a glass of vino at Marseille before Hamlet’s curtain time. Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Martha Stewart, Sirio and Mauro Maccioni, Joe Bastianich, David Chang, and Alex von Bidder celebrated Daniel Boulud’s third star at 620 Loft & Gardens. Billy Joel strolled his pug down Broadway. And a swine-inflicted Brian Littrell apologizes to Backstreet Boy fans in a video. Because apparently they still exist.