A-Rod prepped for last night’s game by shopping at Ralph Lauren with Kate Hudson. Hey, whatever works. While Jesus Luz D.J.’d at the DVD release party of Valentino: The Last Emperor at the Standard Hotel, Madonna grinded with “hot fashion guys.” (Translation: non-threatening gays.) Luz also said that Madge won’t collaborate with him (at least musically speaking), even though “Page Six” reports that she’s supporting his career. Meanwhile, Katie Lee avoided Yigal Azrouël and gushed about her recipes while Martha Stewart hung out with Marc Jacobs and Adrien Brody nearby. Kate Moss hosted a model-themed party for Jude Law and Sadie Frost’s 8-year-old daughter where she taught youngsters how to “master her famous swagger and her ‘I don’t care’ look.” Useful in the second grade. Sandra Bullock is in a fight with porn star Janine Lindemulder over the custody of her child (with Bullock’s husband, Jesse James), whom Bullock has been taking care of during Lindemulder’s prison stay. Serena Williams posed in the buff for Glamour, because what else does one do after winning Wimbledon three times? And Levi Johnston is nervous about how his Johnston will fare during a chilly Playgirl ice-rink shoot. But frigid weather didn’t stop Lady Gaga from sporting a “knicker-exposing” lace bodysuit to dinner in London, which, at this point, surprises no one.
Al Pacino and Andrew Stein munched on cannoli in Little Italy. New Jersey Democratic chairman Joe Cryan had a three-year-long sexual relationship with Jon Corzine’s former staffer, then pushed stalking charges on her. But he says that the relationship wasn’t “intimate” and that no child was conceived, so in that case, it’s all good. Annie Leibovitz is headed for a $300,000 settlement with Italian photographer Paolo Pizzetti, who claims she took credit for his shots. David and Victoria Beckham spent $2,300 on a pair of pet micro-piglets, and Victoria wants to name one Elton John.
Chris Brown doesn’t have any fans appreciating him on his Fan Appreciation tour. His shows aren’t close to sold out, and anyone interested can purchase up to 50 tickets at a time. He also opened up to MTV about beating Rihanna, eloquently noting, “My thoughts is like, ‘Why did it happen?’, like ‘What was I thinking?’, ‘What is wrong with you?’” Nicole Kidman is off to Kenya to end violence against women, because saving people in Africa is what celebs do these days. She also refuses to tweet and burned all her old diaries. Not that she’s trying to hide anything. Robin Wright is moving her kids out of Hollywood because she doesn’t want them to go through “what Brad and Angelina go through.”
Beyoncé and Lady Gaga are collaborating on a new song, “Video Phone,” out with Beyoncé’s concert DVD from the Wynn Las Vegas. Todd English slipped out of Mr. Chow’s 30th-anniversary party early, while Brooke Shields, Mischa Barton, and Olivia Palermo stayed to fête Michael Chow. And Chelsea Handler assumes that the starlets she blasts on her show aren’t bright enough to get her humor, noting, “I’ve run into Paris Hilton and she’s like, ‘Oh, I love your show.’ And I’m like, ‘You can’t love my show if you can hear.’”