Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig are on their way to being indie sweethearts, Rihanna's label isn't crazy about Chris Brown either, and Ashley Judd is having a nice week.
It seems Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig looked very couple-y at a screening of her new movie Damels in Distress on Monday night. According to a source, they showed up together and "remained side-by-side in a banquette with pals all night." Baumbach directed Gerwig in the good-but-flawed Greenberg, and split with wife Jennifer Jason Leigh in November 2010. [Page Six]
We can add Roc Nation Records to the list of people and institutions Rihanna has ignored in order to once again start making time with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. A source says that management at the label "banned her from reuniting" with Brown, but apparently she just went ahead and did it anyway. The source says there's also fear at the label that Rihanna will "secretly record an album with Brown, just to defy them," which seems like one of those things record contracts are designed to prevent, but nonetheless would be worrisome for all sorts of reasons. [Page Six]
Fun! President Obama is going to deliver a "special introduction" prior to USA Network's airing of To Kill A Mockingbird on April 7. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of 13 titles from Universal's library that USA has committed to restoring in honor of the studio's centennial. Other restored titles -- including Jaws and The Birds -- will air at a later date, and presumably will not feature introductions by the president. [Variety]
You know who's having a big week? Ashley Judd. First her beloved Kentucky Wildcats won the national championship, and she's been selected as one of three at-large delegates to represent Tennessee's Williamson County at the Democratic National Convention in September. [The Tennessean via Politico]
Being Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld is not all fun and games and taking pot shots at Tina Brown: there's also the guest-editing of the French edition of Architectural Digest to attend to. Those interested in what Lagerfeld did with the magazine's May issue will have to wait until April 13 to see what all the fuss was about. Also, speaking French will probably be an asset. [WWD]
Yet more news on the Karl Lagerfeld front: Remember when he said Adele was "a little too fat" back in February? Well, it seems he made it up to her by sending her a plethora of Chanel handbags. So kind, this Karl Lagerfeld! Then again, he may have just been covering his bases, since according to a source he really wants to work with the British singer at some point in the future. So shrewd, this Karl Lagerfeld! [New York Post]
And finally, ugh, yes it seems the rumors are true: Levi Johnston has gotten another Wasillian pregnant. This one's a schoolteacher! His rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly. [Us Weekly]
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