Here's the trailer for The Ides of March, a political thriller loosely based on the play Farragut North (which was loosely based on Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign) that features George Clooney pulling triple duty as director, writer and star.
• Gwyneth Paltrow got into a minor car crash on the icy streets of London the other day. Don't worry—she wasn't hurt fine—although she may want to reconsider that all-juice "fast" she started at the beginning of the new year. [DM]
• The little girl that Casey Johnson adopted a few years ago, Ava, will be raised by her mother and sisters, according to reps for the family. And the Tila Tequila's craziness continues. Yesterday, she emerged from her house to pose in a skanky outfit for photographers, and she continues to rant on about her "fiancée" on Twitter. Meanwhile, Johnson's former girlfriend, Courtenay Semel—who set Johnson's hair on fire a year ago—has been speaking out, as has Johnson's other former girlfriend—model Jasmine Lennard, who accused Johnson late last year of robbing her and leaving a used vibrator in her bed.
• The reason for Gary Coleman's recent hospitalization? He says he had "a little seizure activity" after he found out that the producers of a film he worked on recently had no plans to remove a full-frontal shot of him. [TMZ]
• Lindsay Lohan claimed the other day that one of her friends stole sketches of her new clothing collection. But now two different designers have come out to accuse LiLo of copying their designs. The president of LiLo's company says the claims are "false and have no merit or validity whatsoever." [People]
The Tribeca Film Festival opened last night with the premiere of Whatever Works, Woody Allen's latest production, which stars Larry David, Patricia Clarkson, and Evan Rachel Wood (left). In attendance at the Ziegfeld and afterparty at the Royalton: The writer/director accompanied by child bride Soon-Yi Previn, along with Debra Messing, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower, Mary Kate Olsen, Uma Thurman, Cheryl Hines, Harvey Keitel and Daphna Kastner, Brian and Jane Williams, Charlie Rose, Morgan Spurlock, Charlie Rose, Craig Hatkoff and Jane Rosenthal, Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch, Les Moonves and his daughter, Melissa Leo, Morgan Spurlock, and Todd Haynes. A few photos after the jump. [NYO, VF, Wireimage, PMC]
Mary-Kate Olsen walking downtown in sneakers ... Beyonce getting out of an SUV in Midtown with an umbrella in hand ... Angelina Jolie on the set of Salt ... Evan Rachel Wood getting in a cab outside Rose Bar ... Madonna entering a "medical center" uptown and later leaving the Waverly Inn with Jesus Luz ... Kate Winslet entering a building with her daughter ... Brad Pitt taking flying lessons at a Long Island airport ... Kim Kardashian walking under an umbrella in Midtown ... Zoe Kravitz holding coffee on the set of her new movie. Twelve ... and Jennifer Lopez leaving the St. Regis Hotel on East 55th Street.