GATECRASHER hits the ground running Monday morning, chatting up New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire at a Gotham Magazine event and revealing that he longs for Anna Wintour to put him on the cover of Vogue.
PAGE SIX updates their earlier item about Mel Gibson being cast as a tattoo artist in the sequel to The Hangover—turns out it ain't happening after all. Sources told the Page that much of the cast and crew "felt he would damage the movie."
Devotees of Wes Anderson movies rejoiced last week when a short story he wrote in college was discovered and scanned on the internet for all the world to see. When GATECRASHER asks the director about the story at a House of Waris event, he calls the publication "very disturbing."
Meanwhile, Michael Lohan labels his ex-wife Dina "enabling, lying white trash" in an email sent to PAGE SIX about his daughter Lindsay's current stint in rehab. A shameless item? Absolutely! So, points to Gatecrasher for the artsy pedigree—but on the gossip pages, trashy always trumps twee.
Just who was the girl Alex Rodriguez sat with at Kenmare last week? PAGE SIX has the goods. Laurel Henley is 31 years old and met the Yankee slugger through the yoga class she teaches. She also works as a cocktail waitress at SL. There is no evidence of any sort of relationship between them, and Henley denies everything. Maybe this is not a thing, guys!
A DAILY NEWS article about the lawsuit against hops heiress Daphne Guinness, on the other hand, is all too real. The tenets who live directly below her in the Fifth Avenue building have complained that Daphne's frequent baths are flooding their apartment—and they've slapped her with a $1 million lawsuit. That's many a round of pints at the pub! Advantage, Daily News.
Thursday's GATECRASHER takes us to the premiere of Russell Simmons' new reality show "Running Russell Simmons," at Lavo. There model Tyson Beckford makes it clear that he's a fan. "Whether you're gay, straight or black or white, it don't matter … you just can't resist him," he says. Nice quote, but...Tyson Beckford?
Over at PAGE SIX, madman Mavericks owner Mark Cuban dishes to the tab about his recent lunch with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino: "He is really into the business side of things." That and GTL, baby.
Neither have made much news recently, but Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias pop up in PAGE SIX today in an item that confirms that the golden couple are still together. Kournikova showed up at a book party without the international pop star, but a rep tells Page Six that there is no trouble in paradise. "Enrique is in Europe, but he knows I'm here tonight," Anna told friends at the bash.
GATECRASHER follows a piece in the Daily News Thursday about Gerard Butler's hair with a piece about Gerard Butler's date at a MoMA charity event. She was "busty," and she's a "longtime friend." Maybe we're underestimating the actor's importance, but I would say the Daily News could ease up on the Gerard Butler beat.
For the second week in a row, PAGE SIX out-hustled its rivals at the DAILY NEWS and scored the better scoops. Wes Anderson's take on his leaked college fiction scribbles can't compete with the Lohan parents bickering, and the dirt Page Six got on Mel Gibson's embarrassing ousting from The Hangover sequel pulled them over the edge.
Still, this is far from a one-sided fight: Page Six is bent on continuing its wild goose chase after a random girl who was once blessed by A-Rod's glance, and the Gatecrasher team is coming on strong. They've been gravitating toward more highbrow gossip fodder, running items on socialites and filmmakers as opposed to easy targets like LiLo and The Situation. This approach works when it comes to something as delicious as the Daphne Guinness leaking bath fiasco, but if the hungry gang at Gatecrasher can stand to get their hands dirty, New York's gossip crown could very well be theirs for the taking. See you next week!