Morning Memo: Graydon Carter’s “Borrowed” Waverly Inn Design; Robert DeNiro and 50 Cent Go Shooting; McCain Camp’s Self-Parody

Vanity Fair editor and restaurateur Graydon Carter has admitted what many have long suspected (hoped?): There is nothing that special about his ultra-exclusive Waverly Inn, the design for which was apparently "shamelessly" and "ruthlessly" borrowed from other places.  [P6 ]

Leonardo DiCaprio is off-again with Israeli model Bar Refaeli. [NYDN

During the filming of Righteous Kill, Robert DeNiro took 50 Cent to a shooting range to "break the ice." [People

Reformed drunk-dialer and Insider correspondent Pat O’Brien is having weird delusions of grandeur, as evidenced by an email he sent out to the staff of his show (sample: "Even Joe Biden said, ‘You should be running for president!’") [P6

In what could have easily been mistaken for parody, McCain adviser Carly Fiorina has labeled Tina Fey‘s portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live "sexist," telling Andrea Mitchell, "Just because Sarah Palin has different views than Hillary Clinton does not mean that she lacks substance. She has a lot of substance." [US Weekly]

Now that the press is no longer chronicling his every move, Kevin Federline is back to doing bad things like skipping his sons’ birthday parties for Vegas weekends. [The Scoop]

Hairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky has said she is grateful for the support she received from friends like Zac Efron after her arrest in Turks and Caicos this summer, but failed to explain why she felt the need to sucker-punch America’s Next Top Model’s Bianca Golden over a couple of airport seats. [US Weekly]

Morning Memo: Graydon Carter’s “Borrowed” Waverly Inn Design; Robert DeNiro and 50 Cent Go Shooting; McCain Camp’s Self-Parody