Halle Berry apologized for making an anti-Semitic joke as a guest on the Leno show. (NBC deleted it from the telecast.) Governor Spitzer hung out with his Horace Mann classmates at his 30th reunion. Renée Zellweger chooses to live in New York and Connecticut instead of L.A. because she hates the paparazzi out there. (She and George Clooney also send each other six-page politically charged e-mails.) Jennifer Lopez is refusing to pay a New York limo company $16,000 in fees she owes. The Devil Wears Prada producer Wendy Finerman bought a twelve-room duplex on 84th Street with her banker husband. Jay-Z says he’s not so good at retiring and blames the media for the breakup of most celebrity couples. Meryl Streep walked her puppy on the West Side Highway in sweats and a hat. Soap star Nathaniel Marston of One Life to Live was arrested for assaulting three people on Tenth Avenue in what was evidently a drug-fueled rage.
Ron Burkle is set to make a pretty penny reselling properties he bought up from the Catholic Church. George Clooney, Wes Anderson, and Bill Murray hung out at a bar in Connecticut. Democrat Patricia Heaton threw a GOP party at her home attended by Gary Sinise and Jon Voight, among others (her husband, David Hunt, is Republican). Peter Jackson reportedly dropped Ryan Gosling from his new movie because he hated him. Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli broke up. (He’s still single; she’s dating surfer Kelly Slater.) Gisele partied with a bunch of New England Patriot wives in Miami and PDA-ed a lot with Tom Brady afterward. David Hasselhoff says he’s sober again. Rick Solomon played a celebrity poker tourney on behalf of wife Pam Anderson’s favorite charity, PETA. Ben Affleck thinks it’s no big deal that he changes his kid’s diapers. Sally Quinn, wife of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, used to date Hunter S. Thompson and thought him very nice.