Michael Phelps laid low at Jay-Z’s Atlantic City concert, keeping drinks to a minimum and stopping for photos with female fans, at least appearing to have put his hard-partying ways behind him. Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Robin Thicke, meanwhile, spent the evening letting loose with Hova and throwing back cocktails with Samantha Ronson. Though Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston were getting cozy at The Bounty Hunter’s London premiere, and Butler admits the duo has “a natural chemistry,” he also denies rumors of a romance and says Aniston is “like family.” Despite Robert Pattinson’s enigmatic pull, Remember Me took in forgettable figures at the box office. And Amanda Seyfried described the intellectual process behind her recent racy photo shoots, like the one in Esquire in which she dons a sheer lace catsuit. “This is not acting, it’s pretending. I pretend I’m looking at a man who is looking right at me, a man who sees me as exceptionally clever and adventurous.”
Leonardo DiCaprio is “starting to think more and more” about having a family, and we wouldn’t object to him and Bar settling down, purely for procreation’s sake. David Schwimmer is tying the knot with his photographer girlfriend (nearly twenty years his junior). Though Justin Timberlake is reuniting with his ex, Cameron Diaz, onscreen, Jessica Biel informed her stylist that she and the singer are “very much together,” and that they’ve moved in together on Laight Street in Tribeca. Padma Lakshmi looked particularly maternal, giving photographers a first look at her 3-week-old daughter, Krishna, as she cradled her on an NYC park bench. Susan Sarandon hit up 1Oak to celebrate her daughter, Eva Amurri’s, 25th birthday, saving the pink burlesque-themed cake from a near-pastry disaster. Julianne Moore downed a breakfast wrap at Coffee Shop, one table away from Kevin Spacey. Liev Schreiber, Hugh Jackman, and Scarlett Johansson had dinner at the Mark. And Greenberg’s Greta Gerwig thinks Americans are prudes because of their fascination with her nude scene. Europeans, she says, couldn’t care less.
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir pulled out of Dancing With the Stars because he didn’t want to work with Kate Gosselin, who’s been acting like a total diva, snubbing crew members and other contestants of note, like Pamela Anderson. Heidi Montag’s new manager/psychic scored her a cameo in Adam Sandler’s upcoming comedy Just Go With It. It’s sure to be a winner now. Going against Hollywood’s cosmetically enhanced grain, Drew Barrymore shuns plastic surgery, commenting, “Fuck surgery! I’d rather look like a basset hound than do that to my face!” And Kendra Wilkinson is contemplating a breast reduction because she feels “a little top-heavy.”