Madonna Returns to Malawi, Lays Brick

In the midst of encouraging Lindsay Lohan to check into rehab, Michael Lohan popped the question to Jon Gosselin’s ex, Kate Major (and no, she’s not pregnant). When Us magazine informed LiLo of the engagement, she tactfully responded, “I’m gonna vomit! I so didn’t need that info. Yuck!” Gosselin, meanwhile, is suing Kate for primary custody of their eight kids, referring to her as an “absentee mom,” and listing her involvement in Dancing With the Stars as a prime example of her negligent behavior. Amid a plaid-clad Mike Myers and midriff-baring Joan Jett, Sir Sean Connery was shocked to see two kilt-wearing men kissing on the catwalk at his Dressed to Kilt fund-raiser at M2. The Donald, however, remained unfazed. And Madonna once again graced Malawi with her regal presence, Mercy in tow, to the lay the first brick on her $15 million girls’ school.

Harvey Weinstein lunched with Ron Burkle at Gemma, and the bigwigs were “going out of their way to keep their voices down”; they likely discussed striking a deal to buy Miramax. Nicollette Sheridan’s co-Housewives support her $20 million suit against ABC (and specifically against producer Marc Cherry, who she claims hit her on set), but they won’t say whether her abuse allegations are true. Mike Myers and figure skater Johnny Weir hung out at Monday’s Paper Man screening, where the newly single Kelly Bensimon showed up with her ex’s (chef Sam Talbot’s) real-estate broker friend. Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, and Tobey Maguire came out for the final performance of Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber’s A View From the Bridge. Turns out Olivia Newton-John’s boyfriend of nine years faked his own death in 2005 and was recently found in Mexico, where he’s been working as a lighting technician. And David Letterman’s blackmailing producer, Robert “Joe” Halderman, met his new girlfriend on, and she’s offered to house-sit and pay his bills while he’s in jail.

Glee star Lea Michele revealed to Rolling Stone that she has nine tattoos, including birds, butterflies, musical notes, and stars. The brave Jessica Simpson will grace the cover of Marie Claire without a smidge of makeup. Stephanie Pratt is peeved that Heidi and Spencer “don’t want [her] in their life,” though we can’t imagine why. Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have called it quits on their five-year relationship, which they announced via their respective Twitter feeds. And though Heidi Klum doesn’t mind getting naked, she does have issues with costumes and role play, commenting, “I’m not big on costumes in bed, to be honest. I wouldn’t say no if he [Seal] wanted to try it, but it seems so inorganic. Maybe it’ll come later — in five or ten years, I’ll start buying funny outfits. But for now, we’re nice and spicy in that department.”