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♦ Is Kate Hudson trying to steal Alex Rodriguez away from Madonna? She was spotted with her "arms completely wrapped around" him at a party in Miami this weekend. But she might just be trying to steal Jason Statham away from his girlfriend, since the two were seen downing dirty martinis together. [NYDN, P6]
♦ A PETA activist pelted Lindsay Lohan with a bag of flour at an event in Paris on Saturday. Sam Ronson responded by dissing the activist on MySpace: "My dog is far more civilized than that person." [People]
Kanye West was arrested in London on Friday after an altercation with a photographer. Now he's suggesting the entire episode was "bogus," and has upset some Brits by comparing himself to Princess Di. [People, The Sun]
♦ Sarah Palin may collect a $7 million advance if she writes a book. [MSNBC]

♦ Has Brad Pitt gone under the knife recently? [Star]
♦ Wanda Sykes made an appearance at a gay rights rally in Las Vegas on Saturday and surprised organizers by announcing she's gay. [NYDN]
♦ Despite what you may have heard, Miley Cyrus is not dead. [Perez Hilton]
♦ Courtney Love posted almost 60 entries on her blog yesterday, one of which said something about being suicidal. [The London Paper]
♦ Angelina Jolie says she's "embarrassed" that her dad went to the Republican National Convention and supported John McCain. [Daily Express]
♦ Madonna wants to open an all girls school in Malawi. [Us]
♦ Is Dan Abrams dating Elle Macpherson? [P6]
♦ In this week's New Yorker, Prince says he's been knocking on doors around his neighborhood to proselytize since becoming a Jehovah's Witness two years ago. [P6]
♦ Fox5's John Deutzman caught MTA chief Lee Sander taking a chauffeured car to work four times in the past three weeks. [P6]
♦ Brandon Davis has been banned from an underground casino in Hollywood for abusing credit privileges. [P6]
Joan Rivers may have given away the ending to the new Celebrity Apprentice while she was on Howard Stern's radio show last week. [P6]
♦ Ashlee Simpson thought she was going into labor this weekend, but it was just a false alarm. Just so you know. [Life & Style]
Diddy tells Allure magazine that the women he dates need to be get Brazilian waxes regularly, but that he also shaves and grooms his own "private areas" as well, just you know. [R&M]
♦ Paula Abdul is supposedly refusing to stay in her Beverly Hills house because she thinks now-deceased stalker Paula Goodspeed may be haunting it. [P6]
♦ There's a chance that Whitney Port and her reality-TV love interest Jay Lyon might be hooking up in real life, too. [NYDN]
♦ Kim Kardashian, her sister Kourtney, and former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari were booted off the beach in Miami after distracting photographers waiting to shoot the Victoria's Secret models on Friday. [NYDN]
♦ E!'s Debbie Matenopoulos says she found out her husband was filing for divorce after reading about it online. [People]
♦ Jessica Alba says everything about her daughter Honor is cute and that even includes the "explosive diarrhea." [UPI]
Eliot Spitzer was supposedly spotted staring at Melissa Berkelhammer while she "threw a fit over sharing a cab." [P6]