While celebs from Demi Moore and John Mayer to MC Hammer and Martha Stewart twittered their condolences over the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett (LiLo tweets, “NO OMG … I feel sick” while Shaquille O’Neal says, “aaaaaaaaagh dam dam dam”), rumors started flying that Harrison Ford and Jeff Goldblum had faced untimely deaths as well (Ford while on a boat in the French Riviera and Goldblum while filming in New Zealand). They’re both fine and dandy in L.A. In Anna Wintour’s documentary, The September Issue, she says that Jennifer Garner “looks pregnant” and calls Sienna Miller “lackluster.” Chloë Sevigny sported a “Save the Beatrice” T-shirt as she hosted the Nightlife Preservation Community launch at M2, while her brother, Beatrice Inn owner Paul Sevigny, D.J.-ed.
Nicolas Sarkozy is expected at Radio City Music Hall’s Mandela Day performance, where Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will perform with Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, and Alicia Keys. Ever the cool mom, Michelle Obama took her daughters to see Beyoncé’s D.C. concert. After Tony Blair’s Tuesday-night dinner at Monkey Bar, Prince Andrew paid a visit to the restaurant Wednesday night, chatting up fashion heiress Valesca Guerand-Hermès. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough’s appearance on ABC’s This Week was canceled at the last minute because NBC’s Meet the Press host, David Gregory, “threw a fit.” Helen Hunt left the Barrow Street Theater in tears after seeing Our Town. During his performance at the Whitney Tuesday night,Lou Reed insisted they close the bar because he “didn’t want to hear the clinking of glasses.” Then he walked offstage, griping that the bar was open. ZZ Top drummer Frank Lee Beard played a round of gold at the North Fork’s Baiting Hollow Club before tonight’s performance with Aerosmith.
Woody Harrelson was at the bar of the Jane Hotel around 1:30 a.m. Saturday with two women “who were dressed like low-rent call girls.” Harrelson says he was there with Zoë Kravitz. Kravitz’s rep says she left the bar at midnight. Whitney Port is so over her thing for scruffy hipster musicians. After calling it quits with rocker Jay Lyon last month, she snuggled up to real-estate prepster Freddie Fackelmayer at Lily Pond last weekend, and they even left holding hands. Nora Ephron says she “totally regret[s]” not sleeping with President Kennedy when she was a White House intern in 1961. Mattel is turning Robert Pattinson into the hottest Ken doll ever. Rihanna and Chris Brown think that their no-contact clause, which prevents the singers from going within 50 yards of each other, is “ridiculous,” since they’re really working on “becoming friends” now.
Diane Von Furstenberg, Jill Zarin, and Patti Hansen waited to be primped at the Tracie Martyn Fifth Avenue salon. Tori Spelling brought three nannies with her to Hawaii. Kevin Costner’s making a cameo in a Turkish Airlines commercial. Jennifer Lopez is shutting down her clothing line. And in light of Gay Pride Week, Daniel Radcliffe reflects on his Equus full frontal: “I didn’t set out to shock people. I set out to do something different from Potter. If I had wanted to shock people I would have played, you know, a gay drug dealer.”