December 11, 2005
TALES OF GLAM??IT's not bad being a dog - especially if your owner is Beyonce Knowles. We hear the curvaceous crooner is toting her pint-sized Shih Tzu, Munchy, in a $650 dog carrier from Emre. The posh porta-pup was a gift from the folks at Park East Animal Hospital, who wanted their famous client to travel in style. Other celebs sporting the fancy bags include actress Milla Jovovich, who has five of them, and Britney Spears, who picked up a silver-ornamented Emre bag for son Preston's diapers.
HOLLYWOOD'S nastiest divorce - the split between Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin - has become ridiculous. In the latest batch of court papers, Baldwin accuses Basinger of influencing their daughter, Ireland, with specially made chocolate bars that carry manipulative messages on their wrappers. One reads: "To my daughter Ireland, who gave me the strength, courage and tenacity to stand up for myself ... Mom." Baldwin claims, "The false message she continues to send our daughter is that she needs protection from her father."
SEEN AROUND TOWN
SKELETAL couture king Karl Lagerfeld eating a double strip steak and vegetables while dining with a "good-looking young man" at Strip House ... NICKY Hilton smoking a cigarette while avoiding the rain under the awning at Da Silvano after singing "Happy Birthday" to a pal ... AMY Sacco launching her dainty afternoon tea service at Bette with Iman, Irina Pantaeva and a beaming Bette Sacco, Amy's mom for whom the restaurant is named.
Mariah Carey has help drinking some fluids while signing copies of her album The Emancipation of Mimi in London. She also told fans that she no longer drives because she was "always too distracted returning the radio to another station and putting on lip gloss".