Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Also: Monaco's Prince Pierre Casiraghi might have started the New York City bar fight in which his jaw was broken, Chelsea Handler's famous friends supposedly don't care for her, and former Village Voice film critic Jim Hoberman has a new job.
This is sad: David Geffen has split up with Jeremy Lingvall, his boyfriend of six years. A source says the romance had "simply run its course” and that "[t]here is nobody else involved,” which makes us feel a little better Geffen confirmed the split last night, but wouldn't provide additional details. Page Six notes the two "had long been inseparable despite a 40-year age difference between them." (The item also refers to Lingvall as "indisputably handsome," a characterization we very much enjoyed for reasons we can't quite articulate.) [Page Six]
Monaco’s Prince Pierre Casiraghi ended up with a broken jaw and facial lacerations following a bar fight in New York's meatpacking district on Saturday, but it's unclear whether Grace Kelly's grandson or Andy Hock, the former nightclub owner he traded blows with, was in the wrong. Hock was the only person to be arrested following the melee, but Hock indicated in an interview Monday he was just "defending a bevy of supermodels" from the prince. Hock's lawyer is already describing the prince and his friends as "wealthy barons from Europe" who show up in American bars and act like jerks. The prince's friends say Hock "slammed [Caspian] for no reason" when he approached his table and then did the same thing to Greek shipping heir (and noted Paris Hilton ex) StavRos Niarchos. One incident witnesses on both sides can confirm is that "a friend of Casiraghi grabbed a bottle of Grey Goose vodka from a nearby table and tried to crack it over Hock’s head." [New York Daily News and New York Post]