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8/2/2006 9:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Despite evidence to the contrary, Diddy does in fact sleep – even through his own fabulous parties!

The rapper-designer-mogul kept his guests waiting – for five-and-a-half hours – at his own White Party in St. Tropez last weekend so that he could get a little beauty rest. After all, what kind of international player would Diddy be if he didn't arrive -- to everything -- very fashionably late?

The famously bionic nightcrawler told guests to arrive at his annual monochromatically-themed bash, held this year at the Nikki Beach club on the French Riviera, at 2:30 pm, and guests like Ivana and Ivanka Trump, Penelope Cruz, Paris Hilton, and others duly obliged, only to find themselves tapping their Manolos in anticipation of the host.

Diddy, meanwhile, was getting some shut-eye, says Page Six, restoring his energy after a night of debauchery that started with a party for his fragrance-launch "Unforgivable" bash aboard the RM Elegant and ended about 8:30 in the morning. Puff finally made it to Nikki Beach around 8 in the evening, where he found, amongst other sights and sounds, Playboy model Victoria Silvstedt flashing the cameras.

Brinkley Briefly Sees Cheating Hubby, Passes Out Popsicles

Minus her wedding ring but bearing a healthy smile and a sympathetic heart towards a photographer, Christie Brinkley returned to the Hamptons yesterday and had an encounter with her philanderer husband Peter Cook.

The supermodel was spotted by the New York Daily News yesterday arriving at her and Cook's $22 million Bridgehampton estate, when Cook himself and Cook's parents arrived around the same time. The group was inside the house for about 15 minutes and then all hightailed it out together.

Later, says the Daily News, Brinkley returned to the compound and gave a photographer on stakeout duty on one of the steamiest days of the year a box of Popsicles with a note inside, saying, "I want you to take this. It's very, very hot out." The note repeated that sentiment, reading, "Sorry you have to do this on a such a hot day!" And Brinkley and 20-year-old daughter Alexa Ray Joel, who was in the car with her, also gave the photog two leather bracelets promoting

B. Smith Really, Really Wants Star's Old Job

At least she isn't shy about it: B. Smith, sometimes referred to as "the African-American Martha Stewart," tried to further her candidacy for the empty seat between Barbara and Joy on "The View" by sitting in the audience yesterday to "do [her] homework," as she put it to the New York Post's Michael Starr.

The model-restaurateur-lifestyle maven is now openly lobbying for Star Jones' old job, and before the show goes on hiatus for all of August (this Friday is the last live show until Sept. 5 and the arrival of Rosie O'Donnell), B. thought she'd make sure her potential co-hosts and producers didn't forget about her. "I think when you're interested in a position like that and want something, you've got to put yourself in the right situation," said Smith. (Hey – she got the Post to write about her, didn't she?)

"View" producers say that they're not even going to start thinking about the new co-host until after Rosie starts her gig.

Jessica Looks To Play A "Working Girl"

If Jessica Simpson was looking to broaden her acting range, the role that Melanie Griffith made famous in 1988's "Working Girl" – a ditzy, blousy secretary – would not be the catalyst. And yet, say Rush & Molloy, the pop singer is looking into reprising that role, and original stars Griffith and Sigourney Weaver may be participating in a remake of the film.

This is all according to Papa Simpson – Joe – who was overheard talking about it last week. A Simpson rep confirms that the project is "one of the scripts Jessica is considering." This September Simpson will star in another workplace comedy, "Employee of the Month."

Goodie Bag: Angelina Only Wants Women (Waitresses) While Pussycat Dolls Will Have Own Reality Show

Angelina Jolie won't have men serving her at restaurants, says Page Six, because she apparently doesn't like to be stared at while she eats. At Hollywood's Dakota restaurant recently, the new mother requested a "female server only" to supply her halibut and salad. . . The Pussycat Dolls are looking for another of their own – and it could be you. Variety reports that the CW has ordered eight episodes of "The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll," an amalagam of "America's Next Top Model" and "American Idol" that will help the Dolls recruit a new member. Director McG, one of the show's creators, says that he's "interested in the personal drama...all the real-life stuff that lies within." Riiiiiight

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Christie Brinkley is a class act!! Bravo for her!!

3002 days ago


First ha!

3003 days ago


Get over yourself Angelina, you're not that beautiful. Unbelievable that the same woman who is supposed to be a representative for the UN has the nerve to treat men and women differently and who thinks that she deserves special treatment; guess you can take the witch out of of Hollywood, but you'll never take the Hollywood out of the witch!

3003 days ago


I think that a male waiter would stare at her too. I don't blame her.

3003 days ago


I agree with Angelina...I also prefer female waitresses. If you have to ask why I'll tell you.

Women don't necesarily have to touch their private parts when they use the restroom, men always do. Statistically, women are more likely to wash their hands after using the bathroom than men.

Need I say more??????

3003 days ago


You know, the TMZ people added that "she doesn't like to be stared at" comment. It's not a quote from Angie.

Maybe she saw a group of male servers playing rock-scissors-paper over who would get her table and decided to nip the whole thing in the bud by asking for a female. Or maybe she's all about giving girls an equal chance. Or maybe she's feeling self conscious now that she's all post partum and not as skinny as she used to be. She's lactating and it's a little unnerving to suddenly have so much MORE in the boob area.

Then again, I am SOOOO Team Jolie that I could be biased. But I thought I'd take her side and make some unfounded guesses of my own before everyone jumped on her case.

3003 days ago

Sam Doe    

I prefer Windy Moore to Angelina -- Angelina is WAY too skinny, Windy not so much. Angelina is not at all bouncy like Windy.

3003 days ago


Maybe she wants a female server because she's a self-proclaimed part-time lezbo and she's looking for some on-the-side action.

3003 days ago


ewww...never even thought about the male waiter and bathroom thing. grooooss! but very good points. i think i may start requesting only female waitresses.

3003 days ago


considering the ratio of tinkling trips to the head by females vs. males and not even taking into consideration the daze of red flow, i find it hard to believe anyone would want a female server. and jessie, do u truly expect any of us to believe that you don't wipe after peeing thereby running the risk of getting your lily-white hands dirrrrrrrrrrrty. god forbid, if u don't wipe then u must be going thru a hell of a lot of undies!

3003 days ago


Yeah I never thought about the male waiter thing to, guys never wash their hands, that would be to un-manly! ha...its probably what the person said in the above comment, there were probably little boys acting stupid so she just insisted to have a female waitress, nothing wrong with that when your a multi million dollar hottie.

3003 days ago


I wasn't invited to Diddy's party....he ain't invited to mine.....f**k im......

3003 days ago


It's so hard to hate on Diddy when he looks so good half the time. The man knows how to dress, which has always seemed a bit suspect, but oh... how he looks in a suit.

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3003 days ago


about the wiping situation, women use TOILET PAPER all the time duh. i don't know many women who wipe with their hands.

3003 days ago


If i were Angelina, I wouldnt want someone staring at me while I ate my dinner. I dont think it has anything to do with getting special treatment. I've had to switch waiters before cause the man was a lil too touchy feely, and Im not anywhere on the level of Angie. She was just trying to make her dinner a little bit more peaceful.

On the other hand...I dont know of anyone who wouldnt stare at or woman.

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