Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson gal-palled around East Hampton in a convertible and visited the Lily Pond nightclub. Friends of Alex Rodriguez claim that his wife, Cynthia, “discouraged him from taking part in Hispanic community events,” “wouldn’t let him eat Spanish food,” and denied his request for a divorce for six months before finally allowing him to see other people. Anna Wintour is about to get two new babies in her life: one from stepdaughter Alexis Bryan, and one from stepson David Shaffer. Sean Avery browsed the fashion closets of Marie Claire with editor-in-chief Joanna Coles. Frances Bean Cobain has a new internship at Rolling Stone, though she allegedly “doesn’t get coffee for anyone … calls in sick all the time and wears funny outfits.” An entire scene from Richard Gere’s upcoming Brooklyn’s Finest had to be cut because the city denied the production company adequate parking.
Lance Bass is in love with a Brazilian-born Italian trainer named Sebastian Leal, though Leal is still technically married to a girl. Singer Juliana Hatfield says that she had to cancel her mid-nineties European tour because she was extremely depressed, but her publicist lied and said she was simply suffering from “nervous exhaustion.” Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymer just bought a two-bedroom apartment at the Plaza for around $9 million. Pharrell Williams is having a baby with a “model type he met with friends in Miami this year.” Italian actress Jo Champa has been named “celebrity contributing editor” for Italian Vogue. (Her first story, in the much-ballyhooed “black issue,” is about Michelle Obama.) Three of the young women suing Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse are trying to get a federal judge to throw out the plea deal he copped to serve eighteen months in prison because they claim they weren’t consulted. Britney Spears made an appearance at an autism-awareness fund-raiser and seemed normal.