Juliette Lewis forgot the lyrics to “YMCA” at her SXSW concert. To distract audience members, she started making out with Justin Tranter, the cross-dressing lead singer of Semi-Precious Weapons. Limp Bizkiter turned director Fred Durst will celebrate the opening of his coming-of-age film, The Education of Charlie Banks, at Norwood tonight, along with the film’s stars, Eva Amurri and Sebastian Stan. Though Charlie Banks has a surprisingly wholesome theme, Durst says his next project is about a psycho killer. Transformers star Josh Duhamel has been taking comedy classes at L.A.’s Upright Citizens Brigade. A suddenly svelte Scarlett Johansson was “really working it” at Moët & Chandon’s “Tribute to Film” at London’s Big Sky Studios, along with Thandie Newton, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Herzigova, and Marc Newson.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon made an offer on a modest 45,000-square-foot L.A. mansion with an asking price of $125 million. Friendly neighbors include Hugh Hefner and the Beckhams. Britney Spears bought an $8 million pad in New Jersey.
David Duchovny snuggled with estranged (no longer?) wife Téa Leoni on the beaches of Mustique. Billy Joel’s former flame, Trish Bergin, is officially running for the Suffolk County legislative-district seat, and she’s endorsed by the Piano Man himself, along with George Pataki and Al D’Amato. Partying parents Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s marriage might be on the rocks.
Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland gossiped over eyebrow-shaping at the Damone Roberts Salon, while Mo Rocca learned the “Single Ladies” dance at dance studio Broadway Bodies. Julia Roberts and Danny Moder watched pal Susan Sarandon perform in Broadway’s Exit the King. Ice-T and his wife, Coco, dined at Scuderia with Fabrizio Sotti. Stella McCartney will be honored, along with Discovery Communications head David Zaslave, at Monday’s National Resources Defense Council benefit. And speaking of the animal-friendly, not only is singer Morrissey a vegetarian, but he ordained that no meat products of any kind be allowed in Webster Hall before, during, or after his performance. That’s what you get from a singer who titles his album Meat Is Murder.