Renée Zellweger bought an employee at Saks Fifth Avenue in Southampton a pair of Manolos the two had been eyeing together. Top Chef gay-bashing victim Josie Smith-Malave spoke at a fund-raiser for potential mayoral candidate and current city comptroller William Thompson. Kaz Bayati, the owner of Persian eatery Persepolis, claims his quote in support of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in AM New York was taken out of context. Anna Anisimova finds it strange that people care how much money she spends on Hamptons rentals. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has scheduled a meeting with Angelia Jolie to discuss “global diplomacy,” and he’ll write about it on his blog. Tony Bennett officially ended his marriage to Sandra Grant Bennett and married the younger Susan Crow, though Grant is still bitter she didn’t marry Joe DiMaggio instead.
The Confessions of a Video Vixen author wrote another book about sleeping with famous men, including Mike Tyson (she dedicates the tome to Bill Maher). John Mayer had to fill in for Richie Sambora at a Bon Jovi concert because Sambora checked into rehab in Utah. Denise Richards’s nanny claims that Charlie Sheen may have inappropriately touched their two daughters. Friends of Pamela Anderson say she’s been partying excessively lately and may have even married Paris Hilton pornographer Rick Salomon. An anonymous bidder picked up an original Damien Hirst painting for just $360,000 at a Surfrider Foundation Benefit. A new book contends that a lot of French men and women don’t change their underwear daily. Josh Lucas got his nickname “Easy Dent” after the doctor who delivered him accidentally smashed his head against the bed post. The owner of Osso Buco was ordered to take down a photo of Chelsea Clinton in the restaurant and now says he won’t vote for Hillary. Paris Hilton hit the town with her new Swedish tourist boyfriend, though she refused to be photographed at a Rock & Republic charity event because she’s starting her own line of jeans. Diddy closed his restaurant Justin on West 21st Street but wants to reopen it in a bigger space. Alex Rodriguez and the president of the Dominican Republic had dinner at Le Cirque. Roger Federer and Pete Sampras are set to square off in an exhibition match. Even more pictures of Oscar De La Hoya have surfaced, this time featuring him in a pink miniskirt.