Alec Baldwin writes in a new book that he was suicidal after his livid cell message to his daughter was posted on TMZ, and that TMZ creator Harvey Levin takes “an almost sexual level of pleasure from ruining other people’s lives.” (Wow, can that feeling be sexual?) Simon Hammerstein’s cabaret, the Box, was stripped of its liquor license by the local community board, but can appeal the decision. The Met returned looted objects to Italy because the country threatened to put the museum’s aged antiques curator on trial, says a Met exposé book coming out this spring. At a charity auction, Matthew Modine let people ride a Segway, which is illegal to ride on the sidewalks in New York. Derek Jeter caressed the face of a beautiful woman in jeans and a tank top who came in and waited for him at Four Seasons.
Serena Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Usher all dined near each other at Nobu 57. New film subject Harvey Milk’s cousin is actually a cross-dresser to the stars (like Rudy Giuliani) here in New York. Cindy Adams put some dirt in a Baggie at a final visit to Yankee Stadium. Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese did a Wonderbra commercial.
Jamie Foxx, in Vegas, groped a blonde with a scarf over his face because he’s allergic to cigarette smoke. On a related note, Anne Hathaway doesn’t want the public to know she smokes. Miley Cyrus is dating model Justin Gaston, who is very hot.
Josh Brolin said that stepmom Barbra Streisand was fun to talk to when she was drugged after her colonoscopy. (That whole scenario makes us uncomfortable.) Sarah Palin is being dressed by a top-secret style team putting her in $2,500 Valentino jackets. Cindy McCain wants John to “owe her” if he’s elected, Liz Smith says she’s heard. Nicky Hilton blew off red-carpet cameras and went the other way when she spied ex Kevin Connolly. Fidel Castro slept with 35,000 women, at least one for lunch and one for supper daily, says a new documentary. Sienna Miller’s topless sunning with married Balthazar Getty has led to the word “slut” being written on her London house and her biggest fan Website being shut down by its outraged Webmaster.