Morning Memo: Paris Hilton’s Chihuahuas May or May Not Be Dead; War of the High School Soaps; Jean-Georges Settles

Paris Hilton’s flack is denying reports that the heiress left two of her many dogs outside to be mauled by coyotes, insisting that the Chihuahuas are “healthy and happy” in their “doggie mansion.” [People

Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley said that Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grime of rival high school soap opera Beverly Hills 90210 should “eat a double cheeseburger or something” and praised his female co-stars for not being “bone-thin.” [US Weekly

Reportedly, a first-class passenger on a flight with Ivana Trump offered to switch seats with the socialite after she was given a coach seat due a flight change. Her rep insists that this had nothing to do with her pouting or complaints about nearby children, but because the concerned stewardess, “asked someone to switch because Ivana always travels in first class.” [P6]

Anti-Scientology protesters picketed Katie Holmes’s Broadway debut last night. [US Weekly

Former drunk-dialer and recent crazy-emailer Pat O’Brien was fired from The Insider. [NYDN, first item] 

Jean-Georges Vongerichten will shell out $1.75 million to waiters at his restaurants who claimed that managers were stealing their tips. [Grub Street