A Big Detective Heads to the Small ScreenNo. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency On TV: The Weinstein Company is producing a TV movie (and possible series) based on Alexander McCall Smith’s much-loved series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, with Anthony Minghella directing and writing alongside Richard Curtis.
Ann Bass Was RobbedSocialite Ann Bass, ex-wife of billionaire investor Sid Bass, and artist boyfriend Julian Lethbridge were robbed at their tony Connecticut estate. Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia couldn’t bring herself to attend Frost/Nixon. Rutgers women’s basketball coach Vivian Stringer signed a lucrative deal to write an autobiography. Alec and Stephen Baldwin split some macaroni and cheese while bowling. Madonna ex Carlos Leon hooked up with model Kat Forseca at the Bowery Hotel. Josh Lucas hooked up with a writer from Harper’s Bazaar at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Christine Ebersole once bribed a cop with $100. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony plan to file libel suits against the National Enquirer in Europe, where their odds of victory are higher. Chloë Sevigny writes about her wild youth in the introduction to a friend’s memoir.
All They Needs Is Love, and LawyersMore trouble in the Mills-McCartney divorce, this time over child custody. The Post says Nicole Richie was at Paris Hilton’s 26th-birthday party; the Daily News says she wasn’t. (Other alleged attendees: a monkey, a pack of goats, and a band of midgets. Seriously.) Russian prez Vladimir Putin is attending the wedding of Russian billionaire heiress Anna Anisimova’s sister, Angelina. Tom Brady’s camp claims Bridget Moynahan didn’t tell him she was pregnant before going public and may have even gotten pregnant on purpose. Michael Jordan brought a mystery date to Vegas for a celebrity poker tournament. Grey Gardens star Christine Ebersole thinks 9/11 was an inside job.