Morning Memo: John Mayer Bags A-List Bash; Sean Penn's New Gal

022508 memo web Morning Memo: John Mayer Bags A List Bash; Sean Penn's New GalBaird Jones, gossip reporter and Webster Hall curator, died in his Greenwich Village apartment on Thursday night at the age of 53. [NYDN]

All about actress Charlize Theron, who has “her feet firmly planted on the ground.” [T]

At Oscar parties, celebs like Sean Penn and Rocco DiSpirito showed up with new, attractive girlfriends. [P6]

On the red carpet this year, a lot of leading ladies played it safe. [NYT]

John Mayer left a star-studded party in L.A. because, as he put it, “people keep coming up to me and touching me and telling me I’m so cute.” [Rush&Malloy]

Academy Awards host Jon Stewart makes a funny about pregnant Angelina Jolie. [Us]

Bono, his wife Ali, their kids and model Helena Christensen tried to enjoy a quiet dinner at Serafina, but the paparazzi had other plans. [P6]

At a Beverly Hills book party for Celebutantes, guests included Tamara Mellon, Christian Slater, Dennis Hopper, Anjelica Huston and others. [WWD]

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, of The Apprentice fame, is “looking for love in all the Hollywood places.” [Gatecrasher]

Here is the late Baird Jones’ Web site, showcasing some of his celebrity art, like David Bowie’s Child in Belrin.

Chelsea Clinton for president? [NYM]

Christina Ricci is everywhere—from the cover of yesterday’s Page Six Magazine to the inside of today’s New York. [NYM]