A-Rod and Diaz Threw a Dinner Party at The Lion

The phrases “secret date” and “a spy reports” are dubious when the celebrities in question are choosing a restaurant like The Lion–which is lobbying to become the next Waverly Inn–to host a dinner party for friends. But then here it is, from Page Six today: Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez hosted a private party of eight at the restaurant on Saturday night. It was in the “private” lounge; staff had to take turns “guarding the ropes” that led to their table; it is all a sign that their romance is “hotting up.”

Translation: The Lion’s owners would like everyone to know it is very exclusive and private and A-listy, OK? It, one might say, is “hotting up.” Please come by soon or all the Page Six items will have been for nothing.