Kate Hudson wants A-Rod to elope, but he’s not ready to put a ring on it. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart held hands in Paris, which obviously means they’re sleeping together. Dina Lohan declares that her ex-husband’s recording of her and LiLo’s phone conversations, like the one about her secret relationship with Heath Ledger, is “unforgivable.” Ashley Tisdale wasn’t the only one hanging around Zac Efron at Nylon Guy magazine’s party in L.A. He was also stalked by a gaggle of fortysomething women, one of whom followed him to the men’s room. An emotional Rihanna accepted her Glamour Woman of the Year Award at Carnegie Hall in front of Katie Couric, Serena Williams, Tyra Banks, and Stella McCartney. When Couric jokingly asked McCartney what happened to the rest of her Über-short dress, McCartney replied, “I had to cut back on fabric. After all, there is a recession on.”
Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Carl Bernstein, Joe Scarborough, and Tina Brown cocktailed at the Reuters building to support Sir Harold Evans’s new book, My Paper Chase, but the bar had to be closed because drink-getters were too noisy during Evans’s discussion with MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle. Layoffs are looming at Gucci and Zac Posen, where Posen just replaced his vice-president of communications with his mother. Queen Noor of Jordan had her hair done at the Steven Knoll salon while Sharon Stone got a blow-dry in the salon’s private room. After a falling-out with her stylist, Kate Moss stepped out of Nobu with “bedraggled” hair and dark roots. A noticeably whiter Sammy Sosa says he’s not suffering from a Michael Jackson–like illness, noting, “I just use a cream to keep my skin smooth and soft. I apply it before I go to bed.” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana dined at Hotel Griffou, while Uma Thurman and Amy Sacco sipped cocktails at the bar. Robert Morgenthau and Drew Nieporent lunched at Nobu. And Senator John Kerry picked up the $1,000 tab for 25 marines at the Plaza’s Oak Bar.
A potentially back-on Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer canoodled at a friend’s birthday party. After a stripper claimed she had sex with Josh Duhamel, Duhamel’s wife, Fergie, imparted her wisdom regarding monogamy: “I’ve had a lot of fun with women, and I’m not ashamed of it. The problem is that I also love a well-endowed man. But just because I enjoy women doesn’t mean I’m allowed to have affairs in my relationship. I learned through talking with my therapist that it is still cheating even if it’s with girls, so there is a rule there.” She’s also not into threesomes, though the couple has “done some filming but with no tape in the camera.” The Jonas Brothers, meanwhile, are likely celibate. Celine Dion is no longer pregnant, as her husband, Rene Angelil, reports that their “procreation techniques” were unsuccessful. An 11-year-old girl cried when Shakira hugged her outside the Bowery Hotel. Aaron Carter doesn’t know why he cried so much on Dancing with the Stars, but he thinks “it was funny.”