Morning Memo: President of Hip-Hop Dines With Governor; Denise Richards' 'Reality'

Mariann Florio, widow of former Condé Nast C.E.O. Steve Florio, is reportedly in a dispute with the company over payouts following her husband’s death last December. [P6]

Gossip Girl had a casting call in Southampton this past weekend and no one showed up. [Daiyl Intel]

Jay-Z dined with Governor Paterson at the Spotted Pig. [P6]

Denise Richards lies on her reality show about not being a husband-stealer and the number of pets she has. [P6]

Mary J. Blige helps out the needy by buying them Diane von Furstenberg dresses. [P6]

Billy Bob Thornton says Angelina Jolie is just going through a high school phase and dating the quarterback. [AskMen]

Ernest Sewn store is slated to open in the Hamptons this week. [The Cut]