Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: A poorly-timed snub of Sumner Redstone by Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow rides .06 miles from drinks to dinner, and a "palace source" insists the President of the Philippines is not yet a single fella.
Ha, so it seems that Barbra Streisand "hit up" Sumner Redstone for a multi-million dollar donation to a "women's charity," but then she didn't show up to see the Viacom mogul receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now all of Hollywood is "buzzing" about the snub. Buzzing! “Sumner wanted the huge star to attend his star ceremony, and had expected to see her there after making his donation,” a source explains, “he was upset that [Streisand] didn’t show up.” Groused another source: “If someone gives you a million dollars and asks you to show up, you do it,” Makes sense to us. [Page Six]
This week in Gwyneth Paltrow: the actress and duck fat bacon enthusiast "took a 10-second car ride from the Stella McCartney party to the following dinner [at Madeo] in LA on Friday." Even better: a source says Paltrow and husband Chris Martin made the trip in "gas guzzling Town Cars, as they were chauffeured a few feet and got out at the restaurant that was pretty much next door to the party." Page Six ran the numbers, via MapQuest, and discovered Stella McCartney's boutique and Bardeo are a whopping "0.06 miles apart, a 10-second drive." [Page Six]