Al Sharpton is planning on speaking out against rap music at this week’s National Action Network convention, but Russell Simmons and other hip-hop execs are skeptical. The wife of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun invited three of his alleged mistresses to today’s funeral. Beyoncé is slated to make a lot of money after her current deal with Sony is up. Britney Spears may have fired manager Larry Rudolph, whom she blames for her recent career woes. Madonna went back to Malawi but insists she’s not adopting another child. Bruce Willis is now seeing Courtney Love.
Multitalented porn star Savannah Samson is also a respected winemaker and recording artist. Junior New York socialite Andrew Embiricos moonlights as an amateur gay online porn star. Tinsley Mortimer and her husband are annoyed at brother-in-law Peter Davis because he’s become good friends with rival Olivia Palermo’s stylist. Neal Bouton, Jann Wenner’s new boy toy, says he’ll probably break up with his wife now that his affair has come to light. Tim Gunn and PETA’s Dan Matthews appear at the Chelsea Barnes & Noble tonight. MSNBC’s Rita Crosby has a hush-hush book project in the works.
Channel 2 journo Marcia Kramer wasn’t impressed by the risqué dance moves of colleague Hazel Sanchez at Saturday’s Inner Circle show put on by the city’s political reporters. A female admirer really wanted to see Arnold Schwarzenegger during his visit to New York. Longtime couple Hulk and Linda Hogan are going through some tough times. Vanessa Minnillo is moving to L.A. to be with boyfriend Nick Lachey and pursue a career in acting. Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood talked about Spiderman: The Musical and Paris Hilton.