After e-mailing Gawker over the weekend to let them know he’s suing them for calling him a rapist in a post that crowned him “Douche of the Decade,” Joe Francis told the Post that the Gawker item cost him a $10 million distribution deal. “They used Wikipedia as their source. It’s pathetic,” he said. Gawker editor Gabriel Snyder said the site has yet to be served any papers. W magazine garnered controversy for a cover shot of Demi Moore that seemed to feature a Photoshopped hip, so the Korean edition used the same image, but with a mysteriously fleshier hip. Mark Halperin and New York’s John Heilemann’s upcoming book, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, says Judith Giuliani refused to provide essential information to campaign communications teams and was “equally evasive about her whereabouts,” insisting that campaign aides work through her assistant instead of contacting her directly. Jane Fonda and her live-in boyfriend, Richard Perry, threw a dinner party in Los Angeles, with a guest list that included Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, and Sean Penn. Rocco DiSpirito spiked sangria with Grand Marnier at eye-surgeon Jeff Dello Russo’s 40th birthday party; models showed up, and neighbors’ complaints shut down the soirée, so the Rose Bar doorman, an attendee, invited guests to his lounge for an after-party. This would sound cool if we didn’t believe eye-surgeon Jeff Dello Russo paid some publicist a bunch of money to plant this item.
Spencer Pratt is reportedly displeased with Jersey Shore’s success. Renee Zellweger was spotted shopping with Bradley Cooper’s mom. The two ladies also grabbed each other and ran from the paps while giggling. Detectives are investigating whether Jon Gosselin’s alleged burglary was staged. Kanye West and Amber Rose served lunch to the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission. Nelly is offering $10,000 to any tipster who leads to the arrest of the man who burglarized his St. Louis home earlier this month. Russell Crowe gave a winter coat to “Radio Man,” the homeless guy who follows celebrities and shows up to film sets. Angelina Jolie has been filming Salt around town. Lily Allen posed topless for Russian Harper’s Bazaar.
Child services in Pitkin County have been made “aware” of Charlie Sheen’s domestic-violence arrest, since Sheen has four children, and the latest reports say he put a knife to his wife’s throat and threatened to kill her. After 32 years together, director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer Naomi Foner, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s parents, have ended their marriage. Kourtney Kardashian posed with her newborn for Life & Style. And sources tell E! that the Real Housewives of New York cast members earn about $30,000 per episode.