Bill O'Reilly's Lincoln Book Banned from Ford's Theatre

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Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Lesley Stahl isn't spending Thanksgiving with Eric Cantor, Lady Gaga splits with her image guru, and Bill O'Reilly's Lincoln book isn't welcome at Ford's Theatre.

  • Lesley Stahl will be "shadowing" Eric Cantor on Capitol Hill today in preparation for an upcoming 60 Minutes profile. Initially, Stahl was was going to join Cantor for Thanksgiving dinner with his relatives but that was apparently scrapped. She also observed him back home in Richmond over the weekend. [Playbook]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio raised $1.3 million for his charity by "adding a fee to all drinks and bottles of champagne" at his birthday blowout Friday night. There was also an auction, which "included a 15-liter bottle of Veuve Clicquot painted for the 11/11/11-themed bash by artist Peter Tunney" that sold for a cool $50,000 [Page Six]
  • Cameron Diaz and Sean Combs apparently aren't dating, even though spies told Page Six they were "looking cozy" at dinner together Friday night. Diaz's rep insists the two are "longtime friends and have been seen together recently because they are developing a film project." Hence the coziness. [Page Six]
  • A rep for Lady Gaga confirmed the singer has ended her working relationship with choreographer and "creative director" Laurieann Gibson, but wouldn't elaborate on the reason why. According to, the two had a "bitter fight" last week when Gibson heard Gaga was considering replacing her. According to a source, that resulted tense phone call which Gibson supposedly ended by "saying that she was suing" and hanging up on the singer. [Media Take Out via The Hollywood Reporter
  • Bill O'Reilly's new Lincoln assassination book won't be available at the Ford's Theatre bookstore. Because of  "factual errors and a lack of documentation," the theater's deputy superintendent recommended that the gift shop will not stock Killing Lincoln.  [The Washington Post]
  • LeBron James was apparently "verbally accosted by a man who worked at the kosher sandwich shop" inside Cleveland's Mandel Jewish Community Center last week. The man claims "claims he heard LeBron telling his buddies, 'These Jews suck at basketball.'" after a pick-up game, a claim James and other players in the game deny. The sandwich-maker tells TMZ he his boss suspended him three days for the confrontation.  [TMZ]

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