Criss Angel hypnotized the 8-year-old son of UFC president Dana White because the kid was having nightmares about “monsters under his bed.” It worked.
Moby complained that a “petite blonde” friend of his was wrestled to the ground by convention security guards just because she left her credentials in her hotel room. Real reporters are complaining that fake reporter Luke Russert is being given star treatment by NBC. (He was driving around the Pepsi Center on a golf cart; they had to walk.) Vin Diesel’s new movie, Babylon A.D., is really bad. Bobby Kennedy Jr. won’t say whether he’s planning on running for office. Diddy has supposedly been prepping Danity Kane member Dawn Richard for a solo career, which pissed off the other members enough that they didn’t attend her birthday party. Sean Penn says he “will reluctantly vote for Obama,” though he’s really a Ralph Nader guy. Michael Jackson plans to celebrate his 50th birthday by watching cartoons with his kids. Kevin Connolly paid for a bachelorette party’s drinks, and also posed for pix and kissed the bride. John Mayer hung out at the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. Homer Simpson is getting a colonoscopy. Cindy Adams, on Charles Barkley’s reaction after running into Charlize Theron at the DNC: “Oooohhh. Man, that’s ghetto, for I dig her.”