After rocking out at Lady Gaga’s Radio City concert last night (along with Barbara Walters and Gayle King), Donald Trump made sure to swing backstage to snag an autographed Polaroid with her, disproving reports that he was offended by her performance. Denzel Washington and his personal shopper spent two hours at the Strand on Tuesday, purchasing over 300 books to fill shelves in the apartment he’s redecorating. Mischa Barton is getting sued for blowing off rent payments on her $7,000-a-month Walker Street loft. Jay Leno’s going on Oprah to try to restore his reputation after out-maneuvering Conan O’Brien. And while on the Irish TV show The Meaning of Life, Gabriel Byrne confessed that he was sexually abused in seminary school at the age of 11.
Bristol Palin says Levi Johnston is a deadbeat dad (we are floored) and demands he share his Playgirl paycheck with her. Ten cosmetic surgeries later, Heidi Montag is nervous to show her plastic, puffed face to her mother. Montag also claims she had too much Demerol, “like Michael Jackson.” Dr. Drew, meanwhile, believes she’s engaging in “female cross-dressing.” Jessica Simpson is launching a denim line with the sole purpose of making “booty look good.” Snooki gives a video tutorial on how to get her pouf. There’s a porn parody of Jersey Shore, and “the porn stars look more sophisticated and less vulgar than their reality counterparts.” And in an effort to spend as much as possible during his final nights on NBC, Conan O’Brien brought a special guest on his show last night: Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, who appeared sporting a mink Snuggie while watching restricted NFL Super Bowl footage, all for the price of $4.8 million.
Harvey Weinstein challenged Georgina Chapman to a game of Ping-Pong last night at a SPiN event to benefit Haiti. Also hitting the tables were Susan Sarandon (who stealthily hung out with her rumored boyfriend and co-club-owner), and models Hilary Rhoda, Selita Ebanks, and Veronica Webb. Tinsley Mortimer and Russell Simmons hit up former publicist and voice-mail hacker Ali Wise’s Haiti benefit at the Thompson LES, where Wise chatted up Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet while avoiding the hotel’s owner (and her ex), Jason Pomeranc. Kim Kardashian took an aggressive punch in the face during a celebrity boxing match, and her stepdad, Bruce Jenner, laughed. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore have a make-out moment as lesbian mothers in The Kids Are Alright, premiering at Sundance. Gerard Butler caught up with Adrien Brody at an Extraordinary Measures screening after-party at the Bowery Hotel. Jennifer Garner gushes to Parade about how she and Ben Affleck always make time for sex. And Michael Douglas dishes to the AARP about his romance with Catherine Zeta-Jones, boasting, “God bless her that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years — Viagra, Cialis — that can make us all feel younger.”