A-Rod Moves On to a Younger, Softer Blonde

A-Rod’s proving just how over Madonna he is by getting it on with Kate Hudson. After Friday’s game, the two had an early-morning make-out session at Mustang Grill, and were seen over the weekend outside his Central Park West apartment. In an unaired segment of her 60 Minutes interview, Anna Wintour admitted to telling Oprah to drop twenty pounds. While Paris Hilton is busy coordinating turquoise swimwear in Cannes, Penélope Cruz has food poisoning. Rihanna stayed at Broadway strip club Flashdancers until 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, spending $2,500 with six of her friends, tipping the ladies and smooching one of the guys in her group. Shia LaBeouf tells Playboy that he and Rihanna once dated, but “the spark wasn’t there.”

As Mel Gibson divorces his wife of 28 years, his musician girlfriend hits her third month of pregnancy with his child. Estée Lauder CEO William Lauder and his wife of 22 years are calling it quits, largely because of the $500,000 per year he promised (and has failed) to pay his illegitimate child’s mother. Not surprisingly, Bill Clinton’s been busy with the ladies. He chatted up several models at Vienna’s LIFEbeat fashion show, attended the Life Ball AIDS benefit with Pamela Anderson, Katy Perry, Eva Longoria Parker, and Ivana Trump, and he’s hopping a flight to Cannes on Thursday to attend the amfAR benefit for AIDS research, emceed by his dear friend Sharon Stone. Katy Perry, who performed in Vienna, kept everyone in business class awake with her “rowdy partying” en route to New York. In honor of his just-released memoir, My Remarkable Journey, in which Larry King discusses his eight wives, his worst interviews, and his upbringing as Larry Zeiger, the cable interviewer will be toasted by Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Donald Trump, Tina Brown, and Al Roker at Howard Rubenstein’s home. In Ted Kennedy’s memoir, out today, he talks about how he’s never gotten over the Chappaquiddick death of Mary Jo Kopechne and is unable to talk about how she died. Katie Couric, Mario Cuomo, and David Axelrod supported the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy benefit at the Yale Club.

T.I.’s living it up before starting his one-year prison sentence on May 26. He threw two parties in Miami over the weekend with Tyrese and Diddy and hit up the NYC scene last week with Jay-Z and LL Cool J. Kanye West is pleading not guilty to charges of battery, grand theft, and vandalism related to his September scuffle with the paparazzi at LAX. Rapper Asher Roth D.J.-ed with Keith Richards’s daughters at Dom Perignon’s Vintage Decadence bash at Goldbar. Britney Spears’s father, Jamie, spent $10 million on her behalf over eleven months last year, with $3.6 million going toward lawyer fees.

Eli Manning, Johnny Damon, and Donny Deutsch are “celebrity traders” for brokerage BTIG’s charity day today. Ever the recessionista, Victoria Beckham has a $2 million Hermès Birkin-bag collection. Jessica Biel, whose latest film is going straight to DVD, says she’s not getting parts because she’s just too damn hot. Before agreeing to do nude scenes in director James Gray’s next flick, Gwyneth Paltrow asked Gray to check her out topless. Tough job.

A-Rod Moves On to a Younger, Softer Blonde