The Project Runway Battle Rages On
  • New revelations from the legal battle between The Weinstein Co. and NBC over Project Runway: It turns out that Tim Gunn didn't get paid a dime for his participation during the show's first season (he got paid just $2,500 per episode for the second), Harvey Weinstein hates Bravo chief Lauren Zalaznick, and Bravo didn't send Heidi Klum a respectable thank-you gift, even after the show became a major hit. [R&M]
  • What's financier Jeffrey Epstein doing now that he's behind bars? He's using his free time in a Florida jail to email models back in New York and send them chocolates. [Page Six]
  • The bartender who was serving Shia LaBeouf the night of his DUI arrest says the actor was pounding shots and acting a bit crazy. But now cops are suggesting he may not have actually caused the car crash, because the other driver ran a red light. [Page Six, People]
  • Paris Hilton's kid brother, Barron, snuck into Dune in Southampton with a fake ID and help from a security guard. [Page Six]
  • Lance Armstrong is back on the market, ladies! He and Kate Hudson have officially split up. [ET]
  • NBC's Ben Silverman might be out of a job if the network's ratings don't improve. Also, he doesn't get along with co-chairman Mark Graboff, and he's pissed off his colleagues in Hollywood by canceling meetings and not returning calls. [Page Six]
  • Those awful photos of Madonna leaving the Kabbalah center last week? Madonna's rep Liz Rosenberg claims the photographer either got a bad angle or altered the photos to make them look worse. [People]
  • Mark Grossich, the owner of Campbell Apartment, Carnegie Club, and World Bar, is being sued by an employee for discrimination. He claims Grossich only hires attractive women as hostesses at his nightspots. [Page Six]
  • Janice Dickinson may have flashed the pilot on a recent NetJets flight, although her reps deny it. [Page Six]
  • Vanessa von Bismarck's husband paid $30,000 for a horse at the Watermill Arts Center benefit last weekend, but she won't be able to ride it since she's pregnant. [Page Six]
  • Amy Winehouse's dad thinks his daughter's trip to the ER on Monday was the result of someone spiking her drink with ecstasy. [The Sun]
  • Dina and Ali Lohan left the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 after-party early. Whether that's because they were kicked out (after refusing to switch tables) or left on their own (because a studio staffer raised his voice) is up for debate. [E!]
  • What's John Kerry been up to recently? Partying with college students in Nantucket, apparently. [TMZ]