Former New Jersey guv Jim McGreevey says it’s not true that he tried to bribe his way into a Hannah Montana show for his daughter, and he has the ticket stubs on his fridge door to prove it. New Citigroup chair Richard Parsons took Amtrak to D.C. for a meeting with Obama, doing the budget-y right thing after that whole flap about that $50 million jet the bailed-out company just canceled. RFK Jr.’s daughter, Kick, who goes to Stanford, has supposedly moved to New York to intern for Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone.
Cindy Adams says who the big inside-knowers think are going to get the major Oscars. Adams also says that John Updike, who just died, “wrote trillions of words.” C’mon, lady. The man was prolific, yes, but trillions? Then Liz Smith says something about Daniel Radcliffe inviting Sasha and Malia Obama onto the Harry Potter set. Liz, did that really happen?
Hilary Swank ex Chad Lowe and his girlfriend are apparently expecting a baby girl in May. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are no longer dating but still hanging out and laughing together. Nice! Sly dog Jean-Paul Belmondo, 75, dates a hot Belgian nightclub owner named Barbara Gandolfi who’s 33! Jessica Simpson may not really be a size 2. Stephanie Meyer, the Twilight vampire-books writer, says she won’t finish the fifth book in the series because she’s bummed someone put the unfinished version online. That wasn’t very cool, frankly. Michael Cera will supposedly do the Arrested Development movie, which is supposedly going to happen after all.
Jeremy Piven took back his promise to take (sort-of?) girlfriend Ashley Chontos to the Golden Globes, so he took her to the SAG Awards, but she didn’t even get to sit with him there. Megan Fox supposedly will make the next Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie, which inspires the News to make a list of what she has in common with Angelina Jolie. Guy Ritchie’s dad said he hopes his son never gets back together with Madonna. Michelle Obama will be the third First Lady after Jackie and Hillary to have a wax version of herself at Madame Tussauds. 50 Cent says he’s coming out with some kind of dietary supplement. Hoo-haha, we first read that as suppository!