Morning Memo: Paris Hilton Single Again; Bill Clinton and David Paterson Get Comfortable; Nobu is Recession-Proof

Paris Hilton broke up with Benji Madden so she could return to pursuing attention full time. [US Weekly]

Bill Clinton and David Paterson bonded over a back massage at yesterday’s Triborough Bridge renaming ceremony. [P6]

Jessica Biel will not be overseeing a handbag line for boyfriend Justin Timberlake‘s William Rast label which, given the quality of most celebrity handbag designs, is probably for the best. [The Cut]

James Franco is perfectly comfortable doing two gay roles in a row. [R&M

Fidel Castro has approved Steven Soderbergh‘s Che for Havana’s New Latin American Film Festival, though the cast will have to receive permission from the U.S. to attend the screening. [P6]

Unlike the Los Angeles outpost, New York’s Nobu will not be offering a recession special. [Grub Street via Blackbook]