Courtney Love may have lost custody of her own daughter, but that’s not stopping the ever-maternal role model from taking 19-year-old Pixie Geldof under her wing. The duo was spotted lovingly leaving the NME awards together. And Madonna bought 23 acres of agricultural land in Bridgehampton, next to the 26 acres she already owns, and she’s about to close on a building next to her 81st Street townhouse, which she may or may not be converting into a personal gym. The Octomom enjoyed a night without her brood, following up her View appearance by downing shots at Greenhouse, accompanied by her Birkin-toting male companion and a photographer. Tiger Woods was less than thrilled to find PETA using his face in their ad campaign to neuter pets, along with the slogan, “Too much sex can be a bad thing.” His lawyers threatened to sue, so now PETA’s focusing on Mark Sanford instead, with the tagline, “Your dog doesn’t have to go to South America to get laid.” Catchy, no?
Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Stella McCartney payed homage to Alexander McQueen at the designer’s quiet funeral in London. Andrew Koenig, the Growing Pains actor who went missing last week, was found dead in Vancouver. His parents, meanwhile, walked off Larry King’s show because they felt he was being disrespectful by pushing back their interview to feature the SeaWorld whale tragedy.
Giuliana Rancic overshared her fertility struggles. Sean Penn saved a woman and her baby in Haiti. Michael Kors displayed a funky/disturbing belly button in St. Barts (warning: Photo is not for the faint of heart). And speaking of things not for the faint of heart, turns out the naked (but for sneakers) workout video of Chuck Liddell and his girlfriend was a viral campaign for Reebok, and the duo knew they were being taped all along.
A fire alarm went off in the middle of model Natalia Vodianova’s charity ball in London, but Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Mario Testino braved the situation by passing around bottles of vodka, while Elizabeth Hurley slinked about in a see-through sari. Ramona Singer threw a Real Housewives of New York premiere party at Tenjune, and Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and LuAnn de Lesseps didn’t show up. De Lesseps, however, is plotting her own party, and as a result, “felt there was no reason to attend.” Michael Douglas’s drug-dealing son, Cameron, had his request for bail denied and will remain behind bars until April. Jon Voight won’t stop gushing about his Venice reunion with Angelina Jolie. And Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier knocked Avatar in a mass e-mail blast to Oscar voters, violating Academy rules against negative campaigning, resulting in an “emergency meeting” to determine an appropriate punishment.
The Black Eyed Peas (sans Will.I.Am) gave an impromptu “Boom Boom Pow” performance at M2 following their MSG concert Wednesday night. Mike Myers sported a Canadian jersey at Blue Seats Sports Bar on Ludlow, watching his home team beat the Russians. Simon Cowell’s fiancée, Afghanistan-born Mezhgan Hussainy, confirmed that their engagement rumors are true, and Seth Green and his “model-actress” girlfriend are getting hitched as well.