Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Drew Barrymore pregnancy rumors are swirling, more fallout from the bar brawl involving Monaco's Prince Pierre Casiraghi, and Jeremy Lin has turned down "millions" in endorsement deals already.
Kanye West's charity -- the Kanye West Foundation -- hasn't been very charitable. An analysis of the foundation's tax filings for 2010 reveals "expenditures totaling $572,383, with the majority going to salaries and other overhead expenses." Meanwhile, they made $0 in "contributions, gifts and grants," the things charities usually do. That's a drop-off from 2009, when the foundation contributed a whopping $583 to charitable causes. [The Daily]
About that weekend bar brawl between Monaco's Prince Pierre Casiraghi and America's Adam Hock, former owner of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Times Square: swimsuit model Jessica Hart said on Twitter yesterday that Hock started it and that it's "going to be so pleasurable when the truth does come out and he’s exposed as the freaky liar he is.” (She also admitted to "getting a little pleasure watching [Hock] run to the press, squirming and lying in desperation.") It should be noted that Hart has a dog in this Meatpacking District bar fight: her boyfriend, Greek shipping magnate-in-waiting Stavros Niachos was one of the Casriaghi flunkies that Hock allegedly punched, possibly because Niachos teased him and/or drank some of his vodka. Hock's lawyer Sal Strazzullo has already said that if Hart keeps the name-calling up "she will open herself up to defamation and libel [lawsuits].” [New York Daily News]
Along with the memoir he put on hold, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has also been turning down endorsement offers from "a wireless phone company" and "a watchmaker." Sources say those offers were potentially worth "millions of dollars," but Lin apparently is content to bide his time. Lin's agent Robert Montgomery has reportedly met with IMG Worldwide, presumably to discuss the agency handling Lin's endorsement deals. Montgomery's already said Lin is looking to "align with an Asian American brand or sponsor." [Page Six]
Tom Hanks is beloved and respected by millions, but when he saw Maroon 5 frontman and Voice judge Adam Levine eating breakfast yesterday at the Royalton Hotel in Manhattan with Details editor Dan Peres, he turned fanboy. Hanks reportedly interrupted their meal (in a nice way, we're sure) to tell Levine that he's a "die-hard" fan of the NBC show, and that he and wife Rita Wilson will sit home and watch it. Just like us! [Page Six]
There's talk that Drew Barrymore is pregnant after she and fiancée Will Koppelman were photographed by the paparazzi leaving a doctor's office in Beverly Hills last week holding what looks to be a sonogram photo. We suppose they could have been picking it up for someone -- Los Angeles is a friendly town full of friendly folks -- but that feels like a bit of stretch. [TMZ.com]
Christo is delaying Over The River, the art installation he planned to stretch over the Arkansas River by a year. His spokesman said delaying the project -- which involves hanging nearly 6 miles of translucent silver fabric across a 42-mile stretch of river for two weeks and has drawn the ire of environmentalists and local residents worried about gridlock -- will lead to "a better informed public and an improved installation schedule." [The Daily]
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