Bret Michaels Not Ashamed to Take the Pity Vote

Cameron Diaz was seen at A-Rod’s Central Park West pad Thursday night and Friday morning and spent some time shopping at Barneys with Nick Swisher’s girlfriend, Joanna Garcia. But she also gave the lead singer of the Irish band Script her number while filming the Today show. Lindsay Lohan returned to L.A. from Cannes last night and is slated to appear in Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. PST to determine if she violated the probation terms from her 2007 conviction. If so, she faces 180 days in jail, but we find that highly unlikely. Elin Nordegren is trying to finagle $750 million out of Tiger Woods, but he hasn’t agreed to it yet, and he wants Nordegren to sign a “confidentiality clause,” preventing her from conducting interviews or writing a tell-all about their relationship. Kanye is rumored to have signed a multi-million-dollar contract with ex Amber Rose to keep her from chatting about his personal life. Bret Michaels battled a brain hemorrhage and a stroke this month, but after winning Celebrity Apprentice, he’s “ready to party.” Just before the end of last night’s finale, he told competitor Holly Robinson Peete that he wasn’t ashamed to get the pity vote. Brittany Murphy’s 39-year-old widower, Simon Monjack, was found dead in his apartment Sunday night, owing to “natural causes.”

Britain’s Prince Edward gave Wyclef Jean a standing ovation at a dinner performance at the Core Club. After four months of dating, Reese Witherspoon’s moving in with her CAA agent boyfriend Jim Toth. Ryan Phillippe’s hunting for an apartment on the Lower East Side. Though Glee’s Mark Salling and Naya Rivera say they’re not a couple, they “only had eyes for each other” at SushiSamba the other night. Like the Carnegie Deli celebrifying its corned beef on rye, Italian designer Domenico Vacca has taken to naming styles from his DV Denim collection after jeans-wearers like Will Ferrell, Scottie Pippen, and Jeremy Piven. Jesse James is earning extra cash by auctioning off bikes and hand-painted coffins on eBay.

Representative Carolyn Maloney is getting flack over a quote on her website that appears to be an endorsement from Hillary Clinton, though Clinton, as Secretary of State, cannot endorse a candidate. Barbra Streisand dined with her brother, Sheldon, and Joy Behar at the Friars Club. Padma Lakshmi let her baby make a brief appearance, with nanny in tow, at the Blossom Ball at the New York Public Library. Britney Spears topped Ashton Kutcher as the most followed person on Twitter, but she doesn’t tweet herself; her team does it for her. Pat Benatar, made briefly famous for “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” has a thing for Lady Gaga. And Kim Cattrall has had it with cougars, asserting, “I really take umbrage to the code ‘cougar.’ I think cougar has a negative connotation, and I don’t see anything negative about Samantha and her sexuality, sensuality and choice. I don’t think she stands or sits in bars waiting for young men to prey on.”