George Clooney Checked Jeff Bridges’s Box


Jesse James’s mistress Michelle “Bombshell” McGee happens to be on the cover of this month’s Tattoo Review magazine, so the issue is now in “great demand” even though there’s no mention of James in the story. McGee was reportedly paid $30,000 to sell word of the affair to In Touch. Though James told People he is “very sorry” and hopes his family “can find it in their hearts to forgive [him],” texts he sent to McGee as recently as last week read, “Just think’n bout u this morning.” George Clooney, an Academy Award nominee for Best Actor this year and an Academy voter, punched his ballot for Crazy Heart’s Jeff Bridges rather than for himself, telling Bridges, “It was an amazing performance. If you don’t win, you can’t blame me.” Lady Gaga asked Boy George to autograph her body, but he opted for her hat. Madonna brought Jesus Luz and Jessica Seinfeld to Morimoto, where a spy in the bathroom said, “Jesus couldn’t figure out how to use the sink.”

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, rocking “grungy jeans and tees,” were spotted chain-smoking on the Bowery Hotel terrace at The Runaways premiere party. The girls “wouldn’t leave each other’s sides the whole night.” Bruce Willis turns 55 today, and Harvey Weinstein turns 58. Anderson Cooper was on Jeopardy! last night and he finished the game without earning a dime. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez took an aisle seat to keep his healing leg extended while he saw Broadway show Fela! the other night. At 1 Oak for Robin Thicke’s 33rd birthday, Reggie Bush flirted with a pretty brunette while his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was M.I.A. Jay-Z and Beyoncé also showed up for Thicke’s celebration.

Newly separated director Sam Mendes is now casting Bond girls for the upcoming 3-D installment of the 007 series, and Slumdog Millionare’s Freida Pinto is a current front-runner. Mendes’s wife, Kate Winslet, has been spotted hitting a Mexican beach in a bikini. Shia LaBeouf is on this month’s GQ cover, and he told the magazine that Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps director Oliver Stone is “a doctor of human manipulation” who “regurgitates stuff about your personal life at inopportune moments.” After the London Remember Me premiere, Rob Pattinson looked utterly trashed (and still good!) at the Ivy Club and while being foisted into a cab by a bloke. Ludacris pays his taxes, telling Fuse, “You will never hear about Ludacris owing the damn IRS no damn money.” And Madeleine Albright told Barbara Walters that Fidel Castro is “a dinosaur,” and said, “I predict [he] will die.” But according to the Post, Walters was “unamused” because she seemed “smitten by Castro in 1977, and he seemed to feel the same way.”