After controversially leaving Gabourey Sidibe off of Vanity Fair’s all white-and-thin “Young Hollywood” cover, Graydon Carter did his best to toast the Precious star at the magazine’s Oscar party, along with every other actor in attendance. Speaking of blatant omissions, Oscar co-producer Adam Shankman claims it wasn’t his fault that Farrah Fawcett was left out of the In Memoriam segment; he even tweeted kind words upon her death last June. Madonna and Diddy had a heated debate at Guy Oseary’s late-night post-Oscar party over who’s had a bigger impact on the music world. Sorry, Diddy, we’re siding with Madge on this one. Jeremy Renner denies making post-awards-show moves on Jessica Simpson, even though the Hurt Locker star (whose mom was his date) supposedly “spent the night hitting on Jessica like crazy.” And did someone say bromance? Robert Pattinson’s already admitted to “swooning” the first time he saw Zac Efron, but now Efron’s gushing that the Twilight star is “absolutely amazing.” K-Stew had better watch her back.
Coming as a surprise to no one, Emanuel Ungaro presented its second collection in Paris yesterday without the help of Lindsay Lohan. Fortunately, LiLo has her strong acting skills to fall back on. Michelle Trachtenberg arrived on the Gossip Girl set with hair resembling that of a flatironed Tinsley Mortimer. A “curvaceous” Mariah Carey fueled pregnancy rumors by dropping to reporters that “There’s something special on the way.” Despite looking like she was on crack while conducting pre-Oscar interviews, Kathy Ireland swears she was sober at the time. George Clooney caused a bit of a brouhaha by remaining stoic during Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin’s digs at him, but he says his non-reaction was prearranged with the hosts. And Jamie Foxx showed up with long-lost Clueless star Stacey Dash (i.e. Dionne) on his arm, which is apparently a win-win for both of them. Foxx is working on his music career, and Dash’s cousin is Roc-A-Fella Records founder Damon Dash. Meanwhile she’s trying to “restart” her career, and dating Jamie Foxx can’t hurt, right?
While in L.A. over the weekend, André Balazs met with entertainment execs to discuss a (scripted!) TV series about life at a scene-y hotel. Kelly Cutrone’s jaunt into Soho sex shop Babeland wasn’t supposed to air on her Bravo show, but after watching a preview of the clip, the single mother determined, “It was important to me that we spread the message that shopping for sex toys is okay.” While hosting SNL, Zach Galifianakis shaved his beard, then glued on a fake one. NBC is granting the wish of nearly half a million Facebook fans by bringing Betty White on as an SNL host. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban swung by the Anchor with five women, partied till 3 a.m., then supposedly hit up Scores, inviting the entire bar staff to join him. Sharon Osbourne wants to have her 34DD implants removed so that she can sell them on eBay. Levi Johnston finally paid Bristol Palin the $21,000 he owed her in child support. And eight root canals, a courthouse fire, and a Jay-Z concert later, Lil Wayne has finally made it to Rikers Island, where he’ll remain for the next year.