Madonna's Mideast Adventure, Chaos on the SATC Set

• Madonna's trip to Israel is over. And it sounds like it was quite the party. Her entourage occupied a total of 11 suites and 25 hotel rooms; she brought her Italian chef with her as well as all her own exercise equipment aboard her private jet; and she received the sort of reception typically reserved for visiting presidents. Fun! [NYP]
• Michael Jackson's burial is finally scheduled to take placed today in Glendale, Calif. [MSNBC]
• DJ AM's burial took place in LA yesterday. Travis Barker, Scott Caan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and members of Crazy Town turned up for the small service. In related news, although Goldstein didn't leave a will, he left behind about $1 million in assets. [Us, TMZ, People]
• The filming of the Sex and the City sequel has been getting a little chaotic, since fans have been turning up in droves at the locations. Fortunately, Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth remain unarmed. And extra security has supposedly been hired. [NYDN]

Tyra Banks' former assistant is suing the model/talk show host for $5,820 she claims she's owned in back wages. [TMZ]
• Cate Blanchett was injured onstage in Sydney last night. She'll be okay, though. [Reuters]
• Whitney Houston's big comeback isn't looking too good. [NYDN]
• Kate Hudson cursed out the photographers who were waiting for her outside A-Rod's apartment building last night. [NYDN]
• Whitney Port's "boyfriend" who appears on the new season of The City? That's not her real boyfriend, just in case that wasn't clear. [P6]
Alec Baldwin would like to make it clear that he is not interested in Bethenny Frankel. "Nothing against her, but I'm not dating anyone." [P6]
• Lisa Loeb is pregnant, just so you're aware. [People]
Playboy model and former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day probably shouldn't open her mouth on cable news in the future. [NYDN]
• Jon Gosselin has been in Vegas the past few days where he's been living it up with the ladies. And his mom, apparently. [P6]