Gwyneth Paltrow’s on a mission to bring Kabbalah to the Hamptons. She and Debbie Wilpon (wife of Mets co-owner Richard Wilpon) hosted a party for Madonna’s spiritual guru, gushing about how he’s helped Paltrow survive “trying personal times.” Paris Hilton was detained in France for possessing pot (again). Wesley Snipes failed to file his tax returns from 1999 to 2001 and was sentenced to three years in prison. George Clooney testified in an Italian court against three men accused of using his name to launch their fashion line. Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are hoping to star in their own reality show about life as newlyweds. Network execs are less than enthusiastic about the idea, particularly since “neither of them have personalities.” Meanwhile, the couple may have scored $100,000 from Us Weekly for selling their engagement story.
After missing a putt at the British Open, Tiger Woods dropped the “F-bomb” on live TV. Redheaded Russian spy Anna Chapman is shopping her story around to the media for $250,000. No takers so far, but given that she’s lost her income, “it has even been suggested to her that she might pose for Playboy.” January Jones and SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis attended the ESPY awards together, “making out the entire time.” Billy Joel’s exes, Christie Brinkley and Katie Lee, were quite civil at the East Hampton Cinema Society screening of Dinner for Schmucks, milling about the crowd, along with Katie Couric, Donna Karan, Paul Rudd, and Charlotte Ronson. Chace Crawford stopped by Morimoto to say hello to Leighton Meester, who was dining with two girlfriends. Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky dined at Madame Tong’s Redeux in Southampton. William Baldwin chatted up some ladies at Serafina East Hampton. Meat Loaf was eating meatloaf at the Atlantic City Hilton.
Ninety-three-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized after falling out of bed and breaking several bones. In the midst of her drama with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva is turning to James Bond actor Timothy Dalton, who’s also the father of her 12-year-old son, for support. Tim Robbins recorded an album of songs about his midlife crisis. Landon Donovan brought his estranged wife with him to the ESPY awards, but they have no plans to get back together, and he’s still “playing the field.”