Brad Pitt was too busy to talk to Angelina at the Inglourious Basterds after-party. Sienna Miller claims she’s found love with a D.J. named Slinky Wizard. Doug Reinhardt rented an island to win back Paris Hilton, and, not surprisingly, it worked. Rihanna flirted with a punk model at Pink Elephant until 4:30 a.m., then sent her “handlers” back to the club an hour later when she realized she forgot her phone. Diddy did some headbanging during the Arctic Monkeys concert at the Highline Ballroom. And Justin Timberlake reportedly shelled out $18.7 million for a 25.5-acre spread in a Greenwich gated community, which can only mean one of two things: He is either pregnant or retiring.
Though dozens of male websites dubbed August 5 as a Megan Fox–free day, Panic at the Disco front man Brendon Urie dedicated two songs to her during his Angels & Kings show. While on Fox Business Channel’s “Playmakers,” Rudy Giuliani confirmed that he won’t run for mayor again, but he wouldn’t say no to a race for governor. Before Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s $20,000 meal at Le Cirque, she and her entourage had a $15,000 meal at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in D.C., paid in cash by Imelda Marcos’s nephew. Usher, Charlie Sheen, and Jill Zarin partied at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Jermaine Jackson is trying to resuscitate his career with a televised tribute to Michael Jackson, along with Larry King’s wife, Shawn. Though Barack Obama, Al Pacino, and Colin Powell are listed as “confirmed talent” for the event, none of them have actually agreed to attend. Meanwhile La Toya Jackson is in talks to join Dancing With the Stars. Nice work capitalizing on a tragedy, Jacksons. Mischa Barton’s The Beautiful Life co-star claims Barton isn’t acting like a crazy person on set. Paula Abdul might be making a guest appearance on Ugly Betty. Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston got in a fight over Twitter. Reese Witherspoon cheered on Jake Gyllenhaal as he shot some hoops on Martha’s Vineyard. Jimmy Fallon kicked Ashton Kutcher’s ass in Skee Ball.
Matthew McConaughey’s baby mama, Camila Alves, dished over a mani-pedi that the paparazzi in L.A. are much worse than those in New York. People actually recognize her in L.A.? Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a boy. Russell Brand says he’s looking for a woman with a “high pain threshold.” After her nude photos caused a beauty-pageant scandal last year, Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza got permission from pageant owner Donald Trump to appear topless in Maxim’s September issue. And when G.I. Joe’s Channing Tatum was 18, he “really knew how to work the stage” in his undies at a Chippendales-style Florida nightclub. We could have lived without seeing the video footage.