Robert Pattinson reports that his Twilight fame isn’t helping his luck with the ladies, claiming, “It’s just a job and while it’s a job I love, girls scream out for Edward, not Robert. I still can’t get a date.” Meanwhile, he shared his and Kristen Stewart’s Vancouver apartment with OK! magazine, chatting about how they cook, listen to the Rolling Stones, and “spend their private time together.” America Ferrera is thrilled that her Ugly Betty character is finally getting her braces off, though fans are concerned it will make her less ugly. Though Paris Hilton has been criticized by PETA for treating her pets like “disposable accessories,” she’s adopting a potbellied pig named Princess Piglette.
Madonna is donating a pair of her Christian Dior pumps to Ovidiu Roon, a charity that supports Gypsy children’s education. That’s what we do with all of our old shoes. Jesus Luz was paid $10,000 to spin mediocre music and fist-pump in Brazil. He also briefly danced on a table. The Spice Girls, sans Posh, are planning a reunion. In his upcoming book, I Am the New Black, Tracy Morgan disses his former SNL cast members, noting, “Where’s Chris Kattan now? Where’s Cheri Oteri now? That bitch can’t even get arrested.” Michael Lohan says he knows who Lindsay’s drug dealer is. And speaking of men who keep busy by finding new ways to stay in the tabloids, Jon Gosselin is returning the $180,000 he drained from his joint bank account with Kate.
Mad Men’s January Jones says that her ex, Ashton Kutcher, told her she wasn’t cut out for acting. Bianca Jagger tried on coats designed by her ex-husband’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott. Mel Gibson took his pregnant girlfriend to see The Lion King. At the Hollywood Style Awards, Pamela Anderson enlisted the 9-year-old daughter of her makeup artist to sit by her feet all night to take care of the train on her risqué dress, drawing attention from the Child Labor Coalition. And after serving five years in prison for fraud and perjury, Sam Waksal reported a lost Cy Twombly drawing to the East Hampton police, but he still has his Rothko, Lichtenstein, and De Kooning.
Former Gourmet staffers will be given “Golden Fork” awards at the Great Gathering of Chefs on Sunday, where they’ll dine with Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Michael Psilakis. After taking several swigs throughout his Irving Plaza performance, Lenny Kravitz shared his bottle of vodka with fans in the front row. Sean Avery hung out with Phish front man Trey Anastasio in the Rangers locker room. Liev Schreiber picked out a bracelet for Naomi Watts at Bergdorf. And although Katy Perry’s ready for Russell Brand to meet her parents, Brand’s British ex, Georgina Baillie, says he’s not one for monogamy. “Russell likes the idea of having a serious relationship, but when you’ve got all these different flavors of ice cream offered to you on a plate, you’re not going to stick with vanilla, are you?” But she’s probably just jealous.