Cannes had better prepare itself for Brangelina’s onslaught: Brad Pitt will be at the film festival in May for the premiere of his WWII action film, Inglourious Bastards, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Barron Hilton doesn’t want to be like his partying big sis, Paris, and says he’s giving up the socialite lifestyle for a real career. So he’s developing his own reality show. “It’s gonna be like The Hills, but real.” Though Lindsay Lohan claims to only use her own, all-natural brand of spray tanner, which launches at Sephora later this month, the bronze starlet has been spotted fake-baking on the sly. Zach Braff, Taylor Momsen, Ciara, and Alexis Bledel hung out at Nylon’s 10th Anniversary bash at the Thompson LES. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Amber Tamblyn tried to hide from paparazzi by sporting a mustache, because, you know, she wanted those other kids to get the spotlight for once.
What Lorne Michaels says, goes. Alec Baldwin hosted and Seth Meyers attended the National Resources Defense Council benefit because Michaels asked them to. Meyers likened Michaels’s word to that of Obama. And Bill O’Reilly ups his daily rage factor by going through a list of enemy attacks on Fox News every morning.
Some appropriately hippie audience members were smoking pot during Hair’s opening night, while Diane Von Furstenberg, Caroline Kennedy, Taye Diggs, Rosie O’Donnell, Joel Gray, and Martha Plimpton (who was conceived during the show’s 1967 run) watched the show. Janet Jackson says she wants to educate boyfriend Jermaine Dupri about cultural things, so she showed him Julian Schnabel’s artwork at Rose Bar. Whitney Port and “rocker” Jay Lyon are back on, so much so that the kissy couple didn’t even notice when they walked right into the West Village film set of Jennifer Aniston’s latest flick. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are splitting up for the sake of a tabloid cover deal, but they’ll get back together.
Naturally, New York restaurants score highest on Saveur magazine’s list of “12 Restaurants That Matter,” with Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern topping the list, along with Marlow & Sons and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Katie Lee Joel wants to open her own burger joint. And speaking of meat, a ripped Anderson Cooper chatted up trainer-to-the-stars Anthony Dragos at David Barton in Chelsea. Finally, don’t feel bad about having to wait forever for a table at Babbo; even Jay-Z (who co-owns the Spotted Pig with Babbo’s Batali) waited a good twenty minutes to be seated. But man, that pappardelle’s worth it.