Donna Karan Accepts Cougarhood


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Fifty-five-year-old Donna Karan’s boy toy is 30-year-old model J.J. Biasucci. Ethan Hawke allegedly started dating “secret” girlfriend (his former nanny!) Ryan Shawhughes before he was divorced from Uma Thurman. Steve Martin played the banjo and read funny poems at the Cutting Room. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin shared a happy dinner at BLT Fish. Eighty-eight-year-old Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau may step down from his post, which would allow Governor Spitzer to appoint Cyrus Vance Jr. Michael Kors served mini-cheeseburgers at his store opening in Soho. Madonna kicked 25 yoga students out of a studio at the Reebok Sports Club on Columbus so she could practice by herself. Howard Stern is annoyed at Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner for bringing paparazzi to his Upper West Side block.

Joanne Herring, the ex-fiancé of Charlie Wilson, got Aaron Sorkin to soften the script of Charlie Wilson’s War. Anna Anisimova wore a demure one-piece bathing suit for a spread in the premiere issue of Russian Tatler. Steve-O wasn’t allowed to present at the Spike TV Video Game Awards because he was too drunk. Model Hilary Rhoda had to rush her Chihuahuas to the vet after they swallowed a package of poison accidentally dropped by the exterminator. Stevie Wonder and his daughter performed at the Harper’s Bazaar 140th-anniversary bash. Alex Rodriguez and his wife had a two-hour dinner at Nobu in Miami during which they didn’t speak a word to one another. President Bush’s cousin George Herbert Walker got engaged. John Edwards says he appreciates Harry Belafonte’s support, but not the fact that Belafonte is buds with Hugo Chavez. A French movie producer is trying to cast Britney Spears as the Virgin Mary in a satire titled Sweet Baby Jesus. Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Posh Spice, and David Beckham ate steak and crabs in Vegas. Injured Ranger Sean Avery jumped onstage to perform with Cablevision head James Dolan’s band at B.B. King. Cindy Adams thinks the Iowa caucus is unimportant.

Donna Karan Accepts Cougarhood