Morning Memo: Graydon Carter Keeps the Waverly Inn Exclusive; Jean-Georges Vongerichten in at Ago; Implants for Gwyneth Paltrow?

Graydon Carter told a bunch of American Express executives that he created the Waverly Inn for the “non-Sex and the City and nonhedge-fund crowd,” and that he oversees the restaurant’s table assignments. Also, he hires people who “walk with purpose.” [P6]

Macaulay Culkin‘s older sister Dakota died on Wednesday after being struck by a car in Los Angeles. [Us Weekly]

Some very attentive Gwyneth Paltrow fans believe the actress may have recently gotten breast implants. [P6]

An ex-American Idol producer is denying Paula Abdul‘s claims that her stalker, Paula Godspeed, was purposely cast on the show to create conflict. Ms. Godspeed committed suicide outside of Ms. Abdul’s home last month. [People]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten will take over the Greenwich Hotel’s troubled Ago restaurant. [Eater]