Anne Hathaway, Are You Dating Another Shady Dude?Brown alums say the star’s new boyfriend was known as an ‘opportunist’ in college. Plus, Fergie lingered around an undressing Jeremy Piven, and M.I.A. continues to be awesome, in the daily gossip roundup.
Nina Garcia’s Bathing Suit Is Like Her Invisibility CloakWhen she wears it, she says, the only people who see her are Tinsley Mortimer and Marjorie Gubelmann. Meanwhile, this past weekend boldfaced names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Peter Cook feigned invisibility — but you would have seen them if you were there. Because in the Hamptons, there’s nowhere to hide.
Chace Crawford Had His 23rd-Birthday Party This WeekendOur invite must have gotten lost in the mail. Meanwhile! Mean jellyfish continue to spoil summer fun! Aretha never reached the beach! And Howard Stern and his fiancée looked so tall this weekend! There was so much going on in the Hamptons … honey, where were you?
Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Had Lunch With Guy RitchieGwyneth, Chris Martin, and Guy Ritchie had lunch at Fresno in East Hampton sans Madonna. What could they have been talking about? Plus, Jill Zarin decided she hates “eye lockers,” Peter Cook got a too shiny manicure, and more you missed if you weren’t in the Hamptons this past weekend.
Regis Philbin Wears a SpeedoThat’s right. The Rege fancies a banana hammock. Reflect on that for a moment, then click through to read about all of the other things the rich and famous did in the Hamptons this past weekend.
Peter Cook Is No. 1™Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook’s divorce trial begins today. They have prepared for their battle in different ways.
Joy Bryant Hates Your ManolosThe actress bans the Italian heels from her wedding, and other sun-streaked tidbits in our “silly but devourable” wrap-up of Hamptons happenings.
Peter Cook Primps for His Big DivorceChristie Brinkley’s ex gets a MAN-icure for the big day, Madonna’s brother continues his bizarre publicity campaign, and Cindy Adams picks up on some ‘Gossip Girl’ rumors.
Cameron Diaz to Invade ChelseaCameron Diaz is looking to buy an apartment in West Chelsea and also hooked up with Felicity’s Scott Speedman in the Bahamas. Samantha Stein-Wells, daughter of murdered real-estate broker Linda Stein, is turning her 35th birthday into a charity event in her mom’s name. Padma Lakshmi told Dave Zinczenko that she’d cover her body in chocolate if he put her on the cover of Men’s Health. Portfolio magazine named Newsweek fashion scribe Dana Thomas its European editor. Michelle Williams has pulled out of her upcoming movie with Ryan Gosling because she’s too beat up over Heath Ledger’s death. Maybe-pregnant Angelia Jolie went shopping at a baby boutique in Tribeca.
Quarterback SackedBridget Moynahan won’t actually see Tom Brady and is only giving him limited access to their newborn son. Late New York Giants owner Wellington Mara’s eleven kids are going through problems, both personal and business-related. Christie Brinkley didn’t attend the Hampton Classic Horse Show because Peter Cook and a new girlfriend were inside. Note to male tennis players: Do not date Martina Hingis. Julia Stiles helped boyfriend Jonathan Cramer install one of his sculptures on Central Park North. Jack Nicholson once jumped out a window after Hunter S. Thompson pulled a gun out in a house. Music mogul Irv Gotti made it to day three of a $10,000 World Poker Tour event. A former Stuyvesant High School student of Frank McCourt said the Pulitzer Prize winner was not a great English teacher. James Blount hooked up with another model, this time in Malibu.
At ‘The Good Night’ Screening, Celebs Share Their DreamsAt the Cinema Society’s screening of The Good Night, in East Hampton on Saturday, celebrities had dreams on their minds. That’s because Jake Paltrow’s film is all about them; the hero even falls in love with a girl who exists solely in his sleep. The part of said lass is played by Paltrow’s sister, Gwyneth, who showed up at the party and mingled with East End A-listers like Bob Balaban, Billy Joel, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, and Ed Burns. “I actually keep a dream diary,” Christie Brinkley told Daily Intel. “I actually created a dream club, where we’d all get together and tell each other out dreams.” Wait, really? “Oh, it was way back in the day when I used to be on tour with Billy [Joel]’s band, so we would all get together for dream clubs.” Mm. Touring with a rock band doesn’t sound quite like we imagined it. —Alex Gartenfeld
Bonus Party Lines: Read more about what goes on in celebrities’ heads in our coverage of The Good Night screening.
James Taylor Crowd Knows Nothing of His WorkThere was the usual phalanx of celebs at the Ross School in East Hampton Saturday for James Taylor’s penultimate concert in the Hampton Social series — the Olsens, Richard Gere, Jimmy Buffett, Daryl Hannah, even Paul McCartney — but, as it turned out, they weren’t all necessarily there to see Sweet Baby James. “I don’t know much of his music,” James Blunt admitted to us before the show started, “but I’m looking forward to it.” So no favorite songs, then? “I’ll have to get back to you at the end of the night,” he said. Mischa Barton was equally flummoxed. “Um, I don’t know,” she admitted. “Everyone’s been asking me. I put it on my iPod before we left, but I haven’t listened.” Beth Ostrosky, there with her boyfriend, Howard Stern, was one of the few who could answer the question. “‘You’ve Got a Friend,’” she said proudly. And local gal Christie Brinkley eventually came up with an answer, too. “I sing the kids this song at night to help put them to sleep,” she said. “I don’t know what it’s called, but it goes, ‘There is a young cowboy ’ Oh, ‘Sweet Baby James,’ that’s it.” Yup. —Brett Amelkin
A Money-er Honey?CNBC “Money Honey” Maria Bartiromo is jealous of co-worker Erin Burnett because Burnett is becoming more popular than she is. An upcoming book about Katie Couric claims she planned to leave NBC a year before she actually did and that the staff of 60 Minutes thinks she’s a “lightweight.” State Senator Carl Kruger is not a fan of fellow Democrat Eliot Spitzer. Jeremy Shockey took a bunch of Giants teammates to Scores. The woman who blogged about Keith Olbermann’s bedside manners is no longer maintaining her blog. Naomi Watts finally gave birth. Nora Ephron has spent a lot of time giving her breasts a workout. Christie Brinkley is spending $10.9 million to buy the house in North Haven next door to the one where Peter Cook had an affair.
Christie Brinkley Backs OutChristie Brinkley hasn’t been out in public much since the messy breakup of her marriage, but she planned to reappear tonight, hosting a dinner at Schiller’s Liquor Bar for her daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, before her performance at Mercury Lounge. But now it looks like Brinkley’s debut is going to have to wait. Last night, she underwent emergency back surgery to correct a herniated disc she’d aggravated during an Aspen ski trip over Christmas. (The injury had rapidly worsened over the past few days.) And so she scrambled to find a replacement host. Alexa Ray’s dad, Billy Joel, was on tour and couldn’t make it on time, but Ron Delsener, the legendary promoter who’s Alexa Ray’s godfather, agreed at the last minute to fill in. Brinkley’s Hamptons-set friends are still showing up in force, but the former model won’t be there herself. “I said I would break my back to help my daughter,” she said in a statement, “but I didn’t mean it literally.” —Jada Yuan