Drew Barrymore Discusses 100th Boyfriend With ‘Vogue’We haven’t seen the new Vogue with Drew Barrymore on the cover yet, but People has, and in it Drew Barrymore apparently talks about Justin Long, the “Mac guy” and, by Daily Intel’s guesstimate, Drew’s 100th serious boyfriend. As is usual with Magical Drew, Long is enamored beyond reason or indeed shame, telling the writer that Drew is full of “beauty and light, and she shines it on everybody who comes into contact with her.” And as usual Drew is the happiest and most in love she’s ever been. “My cheeks hurt, I’m so happy!” she says. Aw! She doesseem happy! Almost as happy as she did when she was talking to Bazaar in 1996 about an unnamed suitor (Jamie Walters? Tom Green?). “I’ve been seeing him for about six months,” she said then, “and I’m madly, madly, madly in love. I’ve totally met the person I want to have children with. Without question.” Or even in 2006, after she had been seeing Fabrizio Moretti for several years. “Our love is very functional and kind and supportive and communicative,” she said. “It’s, like, a love that puts good energy onto the world, yet it’s private and sacred. It’s just a beautiful thing in my life.” Oh, Drew. As the women of India wish upon one another the blessing of 100 sons, we wish Drew 100 more boyfriends with which she can be this happy. Because the day she stops having new boyfriends is the day we will probably be dead.
CNBC’s Erin Burnett’s Favorite Characteristic in a Mate Is MoneyCNBC business anchor Erin Burnett dreams of men spending copious amounts of dough on her. Gus Wenner, son of Rolling Stone honcho Jann Wenner, was accepted early decision to Brown, and Jack Byrne, son of Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne, was accepted to Bard. Jimmy Fallon and new wife Nancy Juvonen ate at Pastis. An upcoming “oral history” of Rudy Giuliani chronicles the former mayor’s “petty, vindictive, small-minded maneuvering.” Jay-Z says he is not concerned with the problematic rumors surrounding the opening of his new 40/40 club. Mary-Louise Parker and boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan had coffee at Local on Sullivan Street.
Alex Kuczynski Has a Smart BrotherA drunk Justin Long spilled soup on himself twice at Veselka, and then fell for the old beer as “stain remover” trick. The Observer tried to hire event planner Elli Frank to help throw some upcoming parties, despite the fact that the paper referred to her as a “madam” three years ago. James Frey sold a book (this time a novel) to HarperCollins. John-Michael Kuczynski, brother of plastic surgery maven Alex Kuczynski, wrote a book titled “Conceptual Atomism and the Computional Theory of Mind.” Retired Giant Tiki Barber attended a book party celebrating the memoir “I Dream of Blue,” where coach Tom Coughlin was the butt of some playful ribbing. Knopf editor and Gabriel Garcia Marquez champion Ashbel Green is retiring at the age of 80.
Britney, Lindsay, Paris, You’re Fired!Donald Trump is trying to get Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton to appear on his upcoming Celebrity Apprentice. Justin Timberlake hung out with a brunette at the Tribeca Grand. (Others say he hung out with six girls.) NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman is catching flack for not returning agents’ phone calls and for passing out fake NBC tattoos at a company retreat, but he doesn’t care about either. New York Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch put up his Fifth Avenue bachelor pad for sale and will be renting a $75,000-a-month condo at Trump Park Avenue. Authorities are cracking down on the St. Tropez party scene and have recently broken up a cocaine and prostitution ring.
Exposé: Ousted Mac Man Was Computer Illiterate!
Was Justin Long — the scruffy-faced Mac to John Hodgman’s straitlaced PC in those ubiquitous Apple ads — ousted from his role simply because, as Radar and Gawker suggested the other day, he was an annoying dweeb? Or was it because — and make sure you’re sitting down for this — the human embodiment of cool computing actually didn’t even know how to use one of the machines? Long made the confession at a party this summer. “I know nothing about computers,” he said at the Strangers With Candy premiere in June. “I get guys coming up to me saying, ‘Dude, what makes you think you’re better than PCs?’ I don’t even know where to begin! I know nothing about either. I’m computer illiterate.” Even worse, technology frightens him. “It scares me that they control so much of the world. I’m not taking a high road about it. I’m just not smart enough to figure them out. I still have never IMed. That scares me. It’s like, “Hi, it’s your friend you don’t really want to talk to and if you really wanted to talk to you could call.” At least, his rep assured us then, he’d been given a free Mac. One hopes he didn’t get too attached to it.
— Jada Yuan
Movie Star, Loosely Defined [Gawker]
Apples Ditches ‘Mac Guy’ In New Ads [Radar Online]