The Shmooze

Who's Who at the Inauguration

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Harvey Weinstein will be at the president’s second inauguration on Monday, but a lot of other big celebrity Obama supporters, like George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, will not be attending the festivities.

We wish a refuah shlemah (full recovery) to former New York Mayor Ed Koch, 88, who was hospitalized over the weekend with fluid in his lungs, and to Barbara Walters, 83, who took a tumble on the stairs at the British Ambassador’s residence and cut her head.

Is disgraced fashion designer John Galliano making a comeback after his anti-Semitic rants caught on videotape two years ago? Apparently Oscar de la Renta has invited Galliano to use his studio for a few weeks.

Daniel Radcliffe has been busy at the Sundance Film Festival— promoting his film, “Kill Your Darlings” (in which he plays Allen Ginsberg and has some risqué sex scenes) and kissing and cuddling with his co-star Erin Darke.

Also at Sundance: Joseph Gordon-Levitt posed with Julianne Moore and talked about his directorial debut with “Don Jon’s Addiction”; Co-stars Paul Rudd and **Emile Hirsch* struck and “bromantic” pose; and funky celebrity photographer Henny Garfunkel is back once again to shoot the stars.

Jonathan Kesselman’s mom gives the “Hebrew Hammer” filmmaker some amusing advice for his fundraising campaign. We think Kesselman should definitely cast her in his planned sequel.

Barney Frank, the first out congressman, will be honored at the Keshet Cabaret on March 2 in Boston.

Does Bethenny Frankel already have a new man in her life, less than one month after announcing her split from her husband of almost three years?

With “Quartet,” his directorial debut, in theaters now, Dustin Hoffman shares personal photos from the 1950’s to 1980’s with People Magazine readers.

Scarlett Johansson may have smiled warmly as she exited the stage door after opening night, but critics’ reaction was cool to her latest Broadway role in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Did Gwyneth Paltrow permanently ink a bird on her arm, or is it just a temporary tattoo? Inquiring minds want to know.

Kate Hudson is not saying whether she knew or didn’t know of Lance Armstrong’s drug use when she was dating him in back in 2008.

In projects-in-development news, James Franco is set to direct and star in a biopic about hairstylist Jay Sebring, who was involved with Sharon Tate and murdered along with her by the Manson Family. Also, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg will be making another WWII TV mini-series.

This time, Mila Kunis and beau Ashton Kutcher were not out walking the dog or getting a cup of coffee—instead, they were in a car, with Kunis behind the wheel.

And finally, some celeb parenting updates: Rachel Zoe says motherhood has made her a touch more mellow; Marla Sokoloff has baby, will travel;; and Paul Rudd hangs out with his son Jack.


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