Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenaningans
by Jesse Spero
Gisele & Tom Rub Elbows With Leo: The celebrity world is getting smaller and smaller. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were out at NYC hotspot Butter Monday night, reports People, where they reportedly sat just a few tables away from Gisele's ex-boyfriend, Leonardo DiCaprio. The coupld did not interact with the Leo. No word on who Leo is rooting for at the Super Bowl, but we're guessing it's a team from New York.
Paris Defends Britney: Regardless of all the recent chaos for Britney Spears, the pop star still has one person in her corner—pal Paris Hilton. Paris told Us Magazine while enjoying the Sundance Film Festival, "She's such a sweet girl when I'm alone with her, she's a completely different person than she's made out to be. I love her, I think she's very sweet and has a big heart. She's amazing. I just want her to be happy. I think everything's going to be OK." Maybe Paris should have been sent to visit Britney in the hospital instead of Dr. Phil!
Britney Bucks!: It appears Britney's public mishaps, custody battles, and meltdowns are not effecting her bank account or the bank accounts of anyone surrounding the pop star. Conde Nast Portfolio has come out with an article entitled, "The Britney Economy." TThe article estimates record companies, gossip magazines, perfume companies and the paparazzi are making millions from Britney. Pictures of Britney, ranging from trips to get coffee to shaving her head, account for 20 percent of the paparazzi business. K-Fed is also getting a piece of the Britney action. From personal appearance fees, to his monthly spousal and child support, the former rapper takes in an estimated 1 million a year. Brit-Ching Indeed!
Paris Dissed By Jared?: Paris doesn't always get what Paris wants. The NY Post is reporting the hotel heiress had her eyes set on actor Jared Leto while partying at Club Hyde in Sundance. Paris allegedly gave Jared a lap dance and kissed the actor, a source at the club tells the NY Post. Jared was reportedly not impressed with her moves. Maybe Paris should take in a few sessions with Britney at The Millennium Dance Studio, in order to hone her dance-wooing skills
Academy Honors & Snubs!: What were the surprises and snubs of Oscar nom morning? Could Cate Blanchett walk away with two golden guys? Click here to find out all the nominees!