Rihanna and Nick Minaj battle for sexy dominance. Lindsay Lohan has dinner with Sam Ronson. Gwyneth Paltrow is Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' cousin. Monday gossip is full of coincidence.

  • It is a truth universally acknowledged by Cosmopolitan magazine that every female friendship has a catty power balance. At first I thought Rihanna had the upper hand in her friendship with Nicki Minaj, because sge spelled Nicki's name wrong in this tweet: "Me and Nikki in our new crib, lol! Gettin busy on set of FLY!!! Its so hard to keep my hands off!" Not knowing how to spell a loved one's name: So cool and aloof. But Nicki played horny best friend hardball: "lol. If we're gonna liv 2gthr and hook up u gotta learn how 2 spell my name! Lmaooooooo. —— Gossip Gossip ni#@a just stop it! :p" Rihanna folded, and made some sort of lesbian sex promise: "Lol! My bad, I'll make it up to u *wink*" We have now moved from Cosmopolitan to Penthouse, a world where all female discord may be resolved with wet t-shirts and KY jelly. [NYDN, @Rihanna, @NickiMinaj]
  • Lindsay Lohan may or may not be real estate stalking ex Samantha Ronson, and Sam may or may not be OK with it: They combustible duo had a dinner date on Saturday, but are "just friends." I still have my fingers crossed that sober Lindsay will go full lesbian. [TMZ]
  • In other Lindsay Lohan'news, her first post-rehab exchange of goods and services was $25,000 necklace with 10 carats of diamonds, which our dear little magpie paid for by posing for a photo. She's so good at shilling, she doesn't even have to speak. [People]
  • Meanwhile, Inception star Tom Hardy might be Lindsay Lohan's new sober mentor. [TMZ]

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are boycotting the Oscars because Katie's still pissed about host Anne Hathaway's dead-on SNL impression of her. "Tom and Katie don't want to have to cross paths with Anne. They used to be friends and took Anne to a Tina Turner concert in 2008." Tina Turner! How dare you, Annie. That said, I don't believe for a second that Katie would give up the best red carpet of the year—red carpet photos are pretty much why she's doing this whole Mrs. Cruise thing, right? [DailyMail]

  • Weird connection: Gwyneth Paltrow is ailing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' cousin. They've never met. [ET]
  • Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds went on a getaway to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a place that is second only to Montag hometown Crested Butte in the "Easy Sexual Euphemisms at a Ski Resort" Olympics. [Radar]
  • Is Khloe Kardashian pregnant, or did she just happen to wear a loose dress the other day? Procreation would be a good schtick for her new TV show, because that's what America likes to see: Fecund females and their offspring. [P6]
  • Natalie Portman received an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and choked up thanking husband fiance Benjamin Millepied, who "partnered me in the movie and who now partners me in life." Aww. [PopSugar]