Whoopi buys Bubba a drink: Goldberg sends a $1,200 bottle of wine to Clinton's table at '21.' Bill says he still won't do Hollywood Squares.
Gun violence drops: New York had fewer shootings in February than in any other month since 1993. Maybe Puffy was just too busy with his trial.
Ricky Martin's new gal: The pop tart proclaims that he's dating leggy lady Ines Misan, whom he met months ago in NYC. On the schedule: a double date with Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg.
Pataki supports Bloomberg: The governor says, "If he gets in the race, I would be inclined to be supportive." And if Pataki's really nice, the billionaire will buy him a new state to play with.
Eight million New Yorkers: The Department of City Planning expects Census results to reveal the most populated Big Apple ever. All 600,000 new residents are sharing a one-bedroom in the East Village.
The Chippendales return: After an eight-year hiatus and financing from the man who created N Sync, they're back with a show at Exit on Friday. Isn't there a ban on tainted beef?