Matt Bounces Back, Retirement Rumors for Babs

Matt Lauer's "deer incident" won't keep him down for long. He's reportedly in "good spirits" after undergoing surgery yesterday to repair a separated shoulder and will be back to work in a few days. [Star]
• How did Bruce Willis meet his new wife, Emma Heming? He picked her out during a casting call, just like any normal person. [P6]
• Lindsay Lohan is sick of "people telling lies" about her since she's "really a good person" who just wants to put in a honest day's work. Got that? Good. [People, Us]
Barbara Walters is planning to quit ABC in the near future so she can "spend more time with her boyfriend, Dr. Robert Butler." Or at least that's what "industry insiders" are telling the Enquirer. [NE]
• The cutbacks at Condé Nast continue: Editors like David Remnick and Ruth Reichl have been forced to take the subway! [NYP]

Anthony Bourdain mocked Rachael Ray on Facebook and wrote that her efforts to be nice to him caused him "no small amount of confusion, panic and misery." She sent him a fruit basket in response, of course. [NYDN]
• Rihanna was spotted touring Jerry Seinfeld's old Hollywood Hills home, which is currently on the market for $6.25 million. Also, she's supposedly "taking a break" from Chris Brown for now, but only because Jay-Z told her to. [Us, MSNBC]
• Britney Spears has racked up more than $2.7 million in legal fees over the past 11 months. [Us]
• Jennifer Aniston is supposedly telling friends she'll never get remarried, since she's finally realized that "no man can live up to her ex-husband, Brad Pitt." Or something like that. [OK!]
• Kim Kardashian had dinner with Vera Wang this week, which might mean Vera is designing a dress for the wedding Kim might be having with Reggie Bush. [E!]
Julian Schnabel has hired Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto for his next film. [P6]
• Simon Cowell has installed a tanning bed in his Beverly Hills mansion, just so you know. [NYDN]
• Katy Perry and Josh Groban are denying reports that they're dating. [People]
Padma Lakshmi and Teddy Forstmann, who are dating, were spotted "holding hands and PDA-ing" during a dinner at Strip House. [P6]
Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid have signed on to play Bill and Hillary Clinton in a new movie. [NYDN]
James Frey and his wife, Maya adopted a little boy in Russia. [P6]
Gloria Vanderbilt will publish a novel called Obsession: An Erotic Tale this June. Anderson must be so proud. [NYDN]
Star Jones launched a blog yesterday. On blogspot. Make of that what you will. [E!, Positively Star]