Today in Gossip: Old Gals Go BananasElizabeth Taylor does tequila shots at the Abbey? Liz Smith compares Cindy Adams and Barbara Walters to Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus? Ian McKellen defaces Bibles? Shazam!
Giants Player Has ‘Abandonment Issues’New York Giant Osi Umenyiora, who is dating Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, says he’s a difficult guy to love because he has “abandonment issues.” Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy, was arrested for doing 39 mph in a 30 mph zone in Florida. An upcoming reality show on the Mojo Channel forces a handful of semi-prominent New Yorkers to survive without their cell phones and computers. Julia Stiles sat down and ordered a bunch of food at Indochine but requested that it all be doggy-bagged so she could take it home. CNN has been getting better daytime ratings than MSNBC over the past two months, though Fox News still does better than both. Georgina Chapman on fashion: “I’m like a magpie. I like anything that sparkles.”
Sometimes Benefits Are For Tolerance, Sometimes They’re Against It• Sanctuary for Families “Zero Tolerance” benefit. Pier 60, West Side Hwy. nr. 23rd St., 6:30 p.m. Ali Larter and Moby host; Grandmaster Flash D.J.’s. Ms. Larter is famous for wearing a whipped-cream bikini in Varsity Blues. A friend of ours actually persuaded his girlfriend to try this shortly after the movie came out, a fact reported to general adolescent enthusiasm; alas, the clamored-for details turned out to involve impractical prep time, sugar comas, and all-around non-sexiness.