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LITTLE LOUIS’ HOMECOMING
How did Sandra Bullock mark her first Mother’s Day with her 4-month-old son Louis? A relaxed brunch with her baby-and friends-in New Orleans, the city of his birth. “It was obviously a very special day,” says an observer at Commander’s Palace, where the group lingered over their meal as Bullock doted on Louis. A day earlier the actress-who filed for divorce from Jesse James last month-did more mommy-and-son bonding, browsing with Louis and pals at a photo gallery in the French Quarter. Bullock, who adopted Louis in January and introduced him to the world last month, “looked like she was getting on with her life,” says the source. While Bullock was enjoying the Big Easy, where she owns a home, her rep was shooting down reports that the Blind Side star is quitting show business. “Although she has no definite projects set at the moment,” said the rep, “she has every intention of returning to work.”
JEALOUS COSTARS & HUGE EGOS ON GLEE? NOPE . . .
THEY’RE GETTING ALONG FINE!
While the blogosphere buzzes with claims that Glee‘s Lea Michele (top right) is difficult to work with and at times refuses to talk to junior staff, sources tell Scoop otherwise. “Everything is fine; Lea is very well liked,” says an insider, who adds that reports of on-set strife among the cast are untrue. Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk adds that Michele, 23, and fellow breakout star Cory Monteith (top left), 28, are “incredible team players. They get that it’s better for them if everybody is a group. They are all in it together.”
WHERE DOES CAMERON RANK?
As baseball season heats up, so does Alex Rodriguez’s love life. How does the slugger’s latest squeeze, Cameron Diaz, stack up when it comes to the Yankee star’s batting average during the time they’ve dated? See below. So far she ranks below A-Rod’s exes Kate Hudson (he won the World Series while dating her!) and Madonna. But the season is young-as is the duo. Says a source: “They’re just having fun.”
MADONNA .281 AVERAGE
KATE .331 AVERAGE
CAMERON .278 AVERAGE
Taking the pulse of celebrity love lives
The High School Musical lovebirds are getting closer-literally! While each has a home in Hollywood, Hudgens, 21, was at an L.A. Diesel store on May 5 chatting about a Malibu beach house where she and Efron, 22, will “spend most of our summer together.”
HANGING OUT AGAIN!
The on-again, off-again couple split in 2005, then rekindled the romance only to have it fizzle again. Well, it appears they’re back in each other’s good graces: Law, 37, and Miller, 28, cuddled at the May 3 Met gala in New York City, then kissed over lunch the following day at Pastis.
CHRISTINA RICCI & CURTIS BUCHANAN
While Ricci, 30, and her skate-shop beau have kept a low profile, leaving some wondering if they had split, their May 5 L.A. Dodgers date (inset), showed they’re going strong after nearly a year. Says a source: “They’re into each other.”
ARE THEY REALLY DATING?
JAMIE LYNN SIGLER & NFL’S MARK SANCHEZ
The New York Jets quarterback, 23, downplayed reports that he’s dating the actress, 29, saying, “We’ve hung out. . . . She’s a great girl, but she could probably do much better than me!”
PARIS & GLEE‘S MARK SALLING
Though one tabloid claimed Paris Hilton, 29, is “definitely smitten” with Glee‘s Mark Salling, 27, a source denies the report: “He’s met [her] once. It’s not true.”
NASHVILLE FLOODING-RELIEF EFFORTS
COUNTRY LENDS A HELPING HAND
Following a deluge that killed more than 30 and left thousands homeless (singer Julie Roberts lost her home)-submerging landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry-Music City’s country stars stepped in to help. Taylor Swift donated $500,000, and Reba McEntire pitched in $100,000. Jack White was among the clean-up volunteers, and Ke$ha brought food for displaced pets. Music will help the healing: Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum perform on a telethon May 16; Ke$ha plays a fund-raiser June 16; and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill host a benefit concert June 22.
TO DONATE to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, go to redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to contribute $10.
AFFAIR OF THE HEART
It was a night to remember for Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay and her Joyful Heart Foundation at the May 5 N.Y.C. fund-raiser. With costar Christopher Meloni as one of the evening’s hosts, Hargitay celebrated her foundation, whose mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. A beaming Hargitay was full of love, hugging pals Debra Messing and Hilary Swank. Cyndi Lauper kept the crowd at Skylight Soho entertained with a performance.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• 5/6, L.A.: Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie toasted Derek Blasberg’s book Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady at the Missoni store. • 4/29, L.A.: Sarah Silverman celebrated with pal Sacha Baron Cohen at the Absolut-hosted book launch for her bestseller The Bedwetter. • 5/8, Miami: New BFFs Ryan Seacrest and Adrien Brody partied at LIV nightclub. • 5/5, N.Y.C.: Ellen Pompeo hosted the American Cancer Society’s Choose You Movement luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue. • 5/8, N.Y.C.: Betty White, who got a standing ovation from SNL cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at Docks Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, stayed at the postshow party until 2 a.m.!