Morning Memo: More Gossip Girl Romance; Jeremy Piven’s Identity Crisis; Cipriani Scion Hides Out

Chef David Bouley forced his maitre’d to turn Lou Reed away from his new restaurant because he was wearing jeans and sneakers. [Eater]

Now that Taylor Momsen and Chace Crawford have been spotted making out, we’re starting to think all these Gossip Girl hook-ups are some kind of PR ploy. [P6]

Jeremy Piven is getting a little sick of people confusing him with Ari Gold. [Gatecrasher]

Giuseppe Cipriani is hiding out abroad until his family’s legal troubles blow over; the Ciprianis allegedly tried to use recently fired Gov. Paterson aide Carl Andrews to strongarm the State Liquor Authority into reinstating their restaurants’ liquor licenses. [P6

La Cave des Fondus, which opens tomorrow in Nolita, will serve its guests wine and beer in baby bottles. [Down By The Hipster]