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· Jessica Simpson went to the Costume Institute Gala, but her husband Nick Lachey was nowhere to be seen. Strangely, fashionista Johnny Knoxville was also at the gala. Wouldn't it be weird if this were a meaningful coincidence? [R&M]
· Sleeping with an American Idol contestant might've been the best career move Paula Abdul could make. Infamy sounds a whole lot better than Cold-Hearted Snake. [NYDN]
· Bratty textile heir Cody Franchetti ditches a charity gig and fails to reschedule because "it's a bad day for his publicist." And you sometimes wonder why we're so angry around here? [Lowdown]