Cameron Diaz to Invade ChelseaCameron Diaz is looking to buy an apartment in West Chelsea and also hooked up with Felicity’s Scott Speedman in the Bahamas. Samantha Stein-Wells, daughter of murdered real-estate broker Linda Stein, is turning her 35th birthday into a charity event in her mom’s name. Padma Lakshmi told Dave Zinczenko that she’d cover her body in chocolate if he put her on the cover of Men’s Health. Portfolio magazine named Newsweek fashion scribe Dana Thomas its European editor. Michelle Williams has pulled out of her upcoming movie with Ryan Gosling because she’s too beat up over Heath Ledger’s death. Maybe-pregnant Angelia Jolie went shopping at a baby boutique in Tribeca.
Bloomberg’s Got Mommy IssuesThe federal government filed a lawsuit today against Mayor Michael
Bloomberg’s company, Bloomberg L.P., after receiving complaints from three senior-level executives at the company and finding “a pattern or practice of wrongful discrimination against females based on their sex and pregnancy by decreasing their pay, demoting them, diminishing their job duties and excluding them from other employment opportunities when they become pregnant and when they return from maternity leave.” According to a copy of the suit obtained by New York, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that after their pregnancies some of Bloomberg’s female employees were demoted, isolated from meetings and other employees without justification, and told, “You are not committed” and “You do not want to be here” by their superiors. When Bloomberg’s pregnant staffers complained, the lawsuit alleges, their complaints were dismissed. A Bloomberg spokeswoman could not be reached for immediate comment.—Geoffrey Gray
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UPDATE: From Bloomberg spokeswoman Judith Czelusniak: “We believe strongly that this lawsuit is without merit and we will defend the case vigorously.”
(You can download a copy of the suit here)
The Emmys: Who Got Censored and WhyIt may very well be the Season of the Wang, but that doesn’t mean Emmy winners can go around using swear words! So who fell victim to the show’s dreaded seven-second delay last night?
The Most Iced-Out Cone You’ve Ever SeenWhat you see here is a replica of a cone of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, made with eighteen-karat white and yellow gold and over 600 Lazare diamonds. After it goes on a national tour, it can be yours for $1 million (plus however much you end up spending on gold caps when you get high one day and try to bite into it). One has to wonder, is this ridiculous blingfest the ice-cream industry’s last-ditch effort to keep it crispy in the face of fro-yo mania? (Willie Nelson’s ice cream sure didn’t work.) And how long before Pinkberry counters with some ice of its own? Considering Pinkberry got the Lady Tigra for their bumpin’ jingle, they could probably bring Jacob the Jeweler out of retirement for a pimp cone.