Manolo Blahnik says he’s never actually watched Sex and the City, which is like George Washington saying he never actually pledged allegiance to the flag. Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, and three big security guys wound up in first class together on a London–New York flight, but couldn’t fit all their egos in the overhead compartments. Katie Holmes doesn’t want to leave New York after she finishes All My Sons, because she likes the city and doesn’t have to go to as many Scientology events here, according to the Star. Everybody important ate lunch or moved their food around on the plate at Michael’s yesterday: Elton John and David Furnish, Stephen Daldry, Joe Armstrong and Barbara Walters, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Anna Wintour, Christine Lahti, Charles Koppelman, and some others.
Liza Minnelli talked on the phone to Cindy Adams from Italy all about her new show about Kay Thompson, then her cell cut out. Cindy also seems excited about an upcoming movie where Steve Carell strokes a beaver puppet. Ron Perelman and Patricia Duff continue to fight in court over custody of their 13-year-old daughter. Alan Cumming was sworn in as an American citizen just a little bit after he would’ve been able to vote for Obama.
Tina Fey should be Obama’s runner-up for Time’s Person of the Year, says Seth Meyers. Speaking of Obama, the new administration is cleared for a smoother go now that Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie have made up after Nicole called Rachel “lettuce cup” and “raisin face” on her MySpace page. Paula Abdul’s block had been cased out since January by the Abdul fan who killed herself in front of Abdul’s home the other night.
Robert De Niro, at a roast-type thing for Ben Stiller, said that you can tell that Stiller has a small ween when he wears a Speedo. Brother to Obama chief-of-staff-elect and big L.A. agent Ari Emanuel lost his temper and screamed at his son’s flag-football game.