Next Year in ‘Playboy’!Some female Israeli government officials are not happy that the consulate sanctioned Maxim’s “Women of the Israeli Defense Forces.” Bloomberg staffers overbooked a dinner at the home of L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and had to uninvite people. Harvey Weinstein is going after people who illegally downloaded Sicko, which he produced. Megan Ruddy may be the scribe behind the Southampton Press gossip column. A movement is afoot to get Isaiah Washington back on Grey’s Anatomy — and it’s being spearheaded by a gay activist. Paris Hilton’s neighbors aren’t pleased that her release from jail will cause a media frenzy at her house. A lot of famous people showed up at the funeral of former gossip reporter Claudia Cohen.
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Whoopi, Paris Win Fug Girls’ Real-Life Daytime Emmys
Friday’s Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will honor soap-opera actors for so artfully telling tales of babynapping, tainted face cream, faked deaths, and secret cancer. As a tribute to those invaluable contributions, we’d like to acknowledge some of their real-world counterparts, the hard-luck celebs starring in their own melodramas.
Maher’s Mouth Strikes AgainBill Maher is upset that Arianna Huffington removed comments advocating the death of Dick Cheney from her blog. Someone is buying Leonard Bernstein’s old apartment in the Dakota for $25.5 million, but brokers maintain it’s not Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Grey’s Anatomy producers are using Isaiah Washington’s recent gay slurs as leverage in salary negotiations. A dog bit Rachael Ray on the leg in Union Square. Will Smith hurt his shoulder. Kanye West is shipping a Welsh chef across the Atlantic just for a business meeting. Daniel Boulud leased a wine locker in his upcoming restaurant to a banker for $15,000 a year. K-Fed partied in Vegas while the kids slept with a nanny in a hotel room. More nude Britney Spears pics will soon be auctioned off to the tabloids.