Karl Rove got into a fight with Sheryl Crow and Laurie David at the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. Also at the dinner: Eliot Spitzer got Sanjaya Malakar’s autograph, and host Richard Little bombed. And Antonin Scalia chatted up blogger Ana Marie Cox at Christopher Hitchens’s after-party. James Carville owns several guns. Chevy Chase was mentally and physically abused as a child, according to an upcoming biography. Keith McNally is still at his street campaign against the giant Hotel Gansevoort billboard. Cynthia Nixon is still holding out hope for a Sex and the City movie. The widow of Dr. Robert Atkins is trying to remove trustees of his estate because they sued her for back pay.
Spider-Man 3 will be the most expensive movie ever made, with a $500 million budget. Former Miss Venezuela Maria Conchita Alonzo will blast her country’s president, Hugo Chavez, in her keynote speech at the Latino Coalition’s 2007 Summit. Jaime Pressley will have a child next month, and her boobs have gotten huge. Danny DeVito is trying to poach employees from rival restaurants for his own eatery in Miami Beach. Tommy Lee tried and failed to hook up with a model. Garrison Keillor called Minnesota the “world headquarters for twelve-step programs.” Queen Elizabeth II is set to give her husband, Prince Phillip, the former title of Prince Consort, which hasn’t been used in 150 years. Phil Spector’s defense lawyers will claim he couldn’t have overpowered Lana Clarkson because she was bigger and taller than he was. Liz Smith says Brad Pitt and Elizabeth Edwards will both be on Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.