Wedding Bells for Uma
  • Lovebirds Uma Thurman and Arpad "Arki" Busson are engaged. The Swiss financier gave her an enormous ring (so big that Uma "can't fit it through the sleeve of her coat"), which Uma promptly showed off to friends at a party Thursday night and they're now planning the wedding. [NYDN]
  • Fueling speculation that her marriage to Guy Ritchie is all but over, Madonna has reportedly hired British divorce attorney Fiona Shackleton ("Steel Magnolia") to rep her. Madonna's publicist isn't commenting on the rumor but she isn't denying it either. [NYP]
  • A "friend" of Raffaello Follieri wants Anne Hathaway to pick up her dog, Esmerelda, who was left with Raffaello's cancer-stricken mother after his arrest. [Page Six]
  • A NetJets flight attendant is suing Jennifer Lopez for $5 million, two years after she alleges JLo's guard dog bit her on a flight from Long Island to California. [NYDN]
  • Not to be outdone by Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley apparently threw an even bigger birthday bash for her daughter Sailor in the Hamptons this week, where she baked a cake from scratch, partook in a pie throwing contest, and rented an inflatable slippy slide. [People]
  • Everyone's favorite crazy lady Tricia Walsh-Smith was in court yesterday, where she reenacted an interview she gave to reporters (and cried on cue) and asked her ex-husband's lawyer to stop being "scary." [NYP]
  • Nelson Mandela may have disinvited Naomi Campbell from appearing onstage at his concert, but he was cool with Amy Winehouse showing up. She'll be performing at the concert tonight. [NYDN]
  • Chris Noth is leaving the cast of Law & Order for the second time in his career. He'll be replaced by Jeff Goldblum. [NYDN]
  • Real Housewives Jill Zarin and Alex McCord are feuding again. Alex and husband Simon think Jill is too Long Island-ish, and Jill thinks Simon is a drunk. [Cindy]
  • Oprah survived her 21-day vegan diet detox. Unfortunately, the before and after photos don't seem to suggest much of a difference. She does, however, have foot problems. [NYDN, NYP]
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Porta de Rossi's wedding is going to be big. They're planning the event at a Palm Spring resort, which they'll take over for the occasion. [Page Six]
  • Cameron Diaz and her brand new boyfriend, British model Paul Sculfor, might be engaged, since they've been looking very happy together and she's been wearing what looks like an engagement ring on her left hand. [This Is London]
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon might be one step closer to walking down the aisle, now that he's moved into her L.A. mansion. [Us]
  • Recent photos show that Angelina Jolie is still pregnant and hanging out at her castle in France. [In Touch]
  • Blind item: "Which dark-haired socialite now getting divorced is also on the outs with the lovely blonde who used to be her best friend? Seems the woman getting divorced caught her former friend having an affair with her husband." [Page Six]