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♦ Who's helping Madonna cope with her nasty, public divorce from Guy Ritchie? Best pal Gwyneth Paltrow, of course. "You know, she's a dear friend, and I'm supporting her in all [the] ways that I can... she's a very good friend." [Us, AP]
♦ In other Madonna news, Guy Ritchie now believes Madonna is spying on him, Madonna is now suggesting she wants to raise her kids in NYC, and Alex Rodriguez wants to move so he can be closer to the love of his life. [The Sun, People, R&M]
♦ Least plausible rumor ever: "Well placed sources" say that if Obama is elected president, he'll consider making Oprah British Ambassador. [TMZ]

♦ Prosecutors are asking for a four-year sentence for Raffaello Follieri, Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend. [NYDN]
♦ Britney Spears now says she regrets allowing her misdemeanor charge for driving without a license to go to trial. [MSNBC]
♦ David Duchovny plans to sue the Daily Mail for claiming he cheated on Tea Leoni with a 28-year-old tennis instructor named Edit Pakay. [R&M]
♦ Chevy Chase was not all that impressed by Sarah Palin's appearance on SNL. [MSNBC]
♦ Tom Cruise took son Connor to see Tina Turner perform last week. [Page Six]
♦ Nick Hogan—son of Hulk, brother of Brooke—has been released from prison after 166 days. [MTV]
♦ Britney Spears will perform live in Bryant Park on GMA on December 2nd to promote her new album and single, "Womanizer." [P6]
♦ Sienna Miller and Balthazar Getty are on vacation in Italy. [People]
Phoebe Cates's mom testified in court yesterday against her former money manager. [NYDN]
♦ Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora reunited on Saturday night for their daughter's birthday party. [TMZ]
♦ Mel Gibson's rich: His church in Malibu is officially worth $42 million. [Fox411]
♦ Adam Sandler is not Irish, just so you know. [P6]
♦ Remember how the Post reported that Michelle Obama stayed at the Waldorf last week and ordered lobster and caviar. Just kidding! [P6]