While Tiger Woods is losing most of his sponsors, excluding Nike, Elin Nordegren is close to signing a deal with Puma, one of Nike’s biggest competitors. David Letterman spoke out about Tiger Woods, remarking, “I wish he would stop calling me for advice.” Kate Hudson vented to Goldie Hawn about A-Rod and Tiger Woods’s dating habits over drinks at Strada 57. An L.A. superior-court judge ordered Lindsay Lohan to attend alcohol-education classes every week for six months, but Lohan didn’t even show up in court to receive the order. Snoop Dogg kept the crowd waiting until 3 a.m. at his album-launch party because he was in a private room at M2 smoking a “very sweet-smelling” substance. And Sean Combs showed up an hour late to the unveiling of his own wax statue at the Madame Tussauds wax museum, then mispronounced the museum’s name during his brief speech.
Robin Thicke celebrated his album release at Butter, dragging Leighton Meester up to sing with him while her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan, laughed at them. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, meanwhile, hung out with Andre Balazs. Ed Westwick was spotted shooting Gossip Girl scenes in Gramercy Park with Laura Harring, who’s joining the cast as Chuck Bass’s long-lost mother. NBC and MSNBC “cut costs” at their joint holiday party by having on-air talent, like Hoda Kotb and Peter Alexander, man the bars. Condoleezza Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell showed up at San Pietro without a reservation, but Bill O’Shaughnessy and his wife were just finishing dessert and gave them their table. Though Lily Allen told Elton John to “fuck off” twice at last year’s GQ Men of the Year party, she made sure to tell people that she trekked 50 miles from an out-of-town performance to attend his AIDS Foundation Winter Ball the other night.
A 26-year-old Olympic-medal-winning gymnast gave birth to Vladimir Putin’s son. Erin Andrews broke down in tears while facing her convicted stalker, who faces up to five years in prison, and Jennifer Garner’s stalker was arrested near Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughter’s school. Isabella Rossellini is spending her week holed up in the NYU library, studying for her animal behavior and environmental science courses’ final exams. Sienna Miller and Robin Wright Penn ordered tequila shots at a private dinner for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee at Osteria del Circo. And fresh off of The Young Victoria, Emily Blunt is sick of corsets. Except that she signed on to don another in The Wolfman.
After seeing Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Bruce Springsteen chatted about his favorite suede boots. Jake Gyllenhaal was rumored to be planning a Christmas proposal to Reese Witherspoon, but now they “are no longer together.” Jessica Simpson went to see her sister, Ashlee, in Chicago on Broadway, and was sad to find no popcorn in the lobby. “Poor thing thought she was at a movie.” Ivana Trump has a thing for Italian men. Kellan Lutz signed autographs for fans at Tanuki Tavern. And former CNN anchor Miles O’Brien lamented via his Facebook status, “A year ago I got dumped by CNN. In a few hours, I will mark the anniversary by getting my first colonoscopy. Seems fitting.”