Nello Balan is being sued by meat suppliers, fish suppliers, and Chopard for not paying up his food and jewel bills. Susan Sarandon refused to do her Rocky Horror “Time Warp” dance at the opening of Purgatorio. Autobiographer Andrew Morton claims Angelina Jolie slept with her mother’s boyfriend when she was 16. Matthew Broderick flubbed his lines ten times during Act 1 of the first preview of The Starry Messenger, causing some fans to leave mid-show and producers to push the opening back a week. Gordon Ramsay said he had his chin wrinkles filled in on the advice of Simon Cowell.
Jude Law and Sienna Miller have been scampering about the city in a series of clandestine dinner dates. Robert Pattinson, who has a song on the New Moon soundtrack, wants to launch a “secret” music career. Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed up on the set of a VH1 reality series about pop group TLC in chinchilla boxer shorts and a cape. His girlfriend, TLC’s Chilli, reportedly “swooned.”
Andre Agassi admitted he took crystal meth, failed a drug test, and lied to tennis officials to get himself included in a competition. Tinker Bell has been named an honorary U.N. ambassador for her work to help the environment. She’s the first cartoon character to hold the title. Evangeline Lilly believes that in order to save the planet, people need to stop having babies. Fun outtakes from a Gucci commercial show James Franco mispronouncing the brand’s name.
Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, and Joan Didion watched Vanessa Redgrave in The Year of Magical Thinking at St. John the Divine. Ryan Seacrest is producing a new E! show titled The Bank of Hollywood, where contestants pitch money-making ideas to “business leaders,” with Candy Spelling as a judge. Lil Wayne partied it up at Liv in Miami before starting his jail term for carrying a .40 caliber semiautomatic in his Vuitton tote. Ashley Dupré went to Scores. Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner sat on the sidelines together at a Lakers game and spent some time at the Beverly Hills hotel. Glee’s Jane Lynch smooched a brunette girl on the lips at Blue Ribbon Brasserie. And after saying hello to Buzz Aldrin, Nobu co-owner Richie Notar mixed sleeping pills with alcohol on his flight from L.A., then started flailing his arms, shouting, and making “inappropriate gestures” to the woman next to him, which landed him in flex cuffs for the remainder of the flight. Notar commented, “I guess I have to be more careful, or there go my upgrades.”