How Much Is Paris Hilton Getting Paid to Party in St. Tropez?

Maureen O'Connor · 07/29/10 09:23AM

Paris Hilton denies getting paid $1 million to be a Malaysian playboy's personal Barbie doll. George Clooney's girlfriend is tied to an Italian cocaine scandal. An Inception star talks about gay trysts. Thursday gossip works hard for its money.

Jealous Bon Jovi Throws a Hissy Fit Over U2

Maureen O'Connor · 07/26/10 09:12AM

Jon Bon Jovi gets in a fame fight with Bono. Lindsay Lohan "made some friends" in jail. Paris Hilton humiliates her ex-boyfriend. Pooping pigeons ruin a Kings of Leon show. Monday gossip takes sides.

Kim Kardashian Got Dumped Because She Would Not 'Stay at Home'

Maureen O'Connor · 03/24/10 09:18AM

Is Reggie Bush sexist, or is he just tired of being Kim's prop or photo op? Zoe Saldana is sick of losing roles for being black. Michelle McGee's fetish videos include spiders, goo, and dolls. Wednesday gossip is feeling queasy.

Is Jho Low Just a Front for the Real Money?

Ravi Somaiya · 11/13/09 05:17AM

Taek Jho Low, a 20-something Wharton grad has been making headlines as big-spender who drops hundreds of thousands at New York's clubs and flies starlets to Vegas. But sources now say he is a surrogate for someone more secretive.

Jho Low: Manhattan's Mysterious Big-Spending Party Boy

Brian Moylan · 11/10/09 11:40AM

Everyone's taking notice of a rich guy who's apparently trying to single-handedly save the nightlife industry and give leggy models everywhere something to do. His name is Taek Jho Low, a 20-something Wharton grad who loves Cristal.

J. Lo, Jho Low, and Joe

cityfile · 11/10/09 07:19AM

• A judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring Jennifer Lopez's ex, Ojani Noa, from distributing a sex tape starring his former wife/benefactor. The order is only in effect for a day and another hearing is scheduled for today, so J. Lo's sex-filled 1997 honeymoon may still see the light of day yet. [TMZ, Reuters]
• Malaysian party boy (and clubland savior) Jho Low celebrated his 28th birthday last week at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas with "bikini-clad party girls and surrounded by caged lions and tigers." Later, he partied with Paris Hilton, Usher, and Jamie Foxx, who reportedly "gifted the birthday boy" with a red sports car for some reason. Apparently, Low is often mistaken for photographer Chance Yeh, so make sure you don't get these two mixed up. A tip: Low is one buying 120 bottles of Cristal. [P6]
• Robert "Joe" Halderman, the guy accused of trying to extort David Letterman, appears in court today and his lawyer is expected to ask the judge to dismiss some of the charges against him. How long he'll be able to afford a lawyer is unclear. He's raised $100,000 for his legal defense fund, but he was also suspended without pay by CBS recently, too. [NYP, MSNBC]
• Madonna wants to clear a few things up: Yes, she's going to Brazil, but no, it's not to meet Jesus Luz's mom. She's going "strictly for fundraising and humanitarian purposes," thank you very much. [P6]

The Lowdown on Jho Low

cityfile · 11/09/09 04:46PM

There's a new playa on the club scene, have you heard? When he recently blazed past the velvet rope at Avenue, one naive young partygoer wondered aloud, "Is it P. Diddy?" No, it wasn't Diddy. It was someone even better! It was Taek Jho Low, the man making it rain at clubs all over town! Sure, he may not look like a baller—he's a doughy, bespectacled, 20-something Malaysian and Wharton graduate—but don't be fooled. Jho Low is taking bottle service to an entirely new level, and bankers who drop a mere $5,000 per night could do well to take some lessons from this guy.