Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blake Lively suffers wardrobe malfunction at Time 100 gala

Photographer Patrick McMullan accidentally stepped on and ripped off the train of Blake Lively's Zuhair Murad dress at the Time 100 gala Tuesady.

Photographer Patrick McMullan accidentally stepped on and ripped off the train of Blake Lively's Zuhair Murad dress at the Time 100 gala Tuesady

Blake Lively was a train wreck Tuesday night. The actress and Chanel spokesmodel was on her way into the Time 100 gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center when society photographer Patrick McMullan accidentally stepped on and ripped off the train of her Zuhair Murad dress. McMullan says the lengthy piece of fabric actually got stuck to his shoe, and Lively protested, "Patrick, you have my train!" At which point, he says, Martha Stewart added: "Well, you better give it back to her!" The snapper, who's been friendly with leggy Lively since his "Gossip Girl" cameo, says he "felt awful" about the accident, and added that Blake was "very kind about it." The actress was spotted later that evening with the train safety-pinned to the back of her gown.

Lively after her wardrobe malfunction.

Lively after her wardrobe malfunction

Those gigantic choppers

Gary Busey may be done chewing the scenery on "Celebrity Apprentice," but he just got another role worthy of his teeth. Harvey and Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films has added Busey to  the cast of "Piranha 3DD." With Busey's choppers, we can only hope he'll play a human-piranha hybrid.

Give me some of that hooch  

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford thank Chelsea Handler for introducing alcohol to their a.m.'s, but they also credit a slew of other celebs for making it a tradition. Kotb told us at the Friars Club on Tuesday that after producers provided drinks for Handler during an appearance on their "Today" segment, other guests expected to imbibe as well. According to Kotb, "Brooke Shields came up and said, ‘Where's my drink?' " and Gifford added that "Mikhail [Baryshnikov] brought his own Hennessy!" Not everyone is plied with alcohol, though.  When the talk-show hosts acknowledged Liza Minnelli at the luncheon, Liza stood up and declared, "I went on, but I didn't have a drink!"

Paying tribute to pops  

Jason Flom is about to honor his late father in a big way. We hear the Lava Records president, who signed new Brit sensation Jessie J, is going to donate $1 million in his dad Joseph Flom's name to the Innocence Project. The charity, which counts Jason as a board member, will hold its annual benefit at the Waldorf-Astoria on Wednesday (where former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine will be honored). There, Flom is expected to pay tribute to his pops, who helped build the corporate law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom into a legal powerhouse. The gift will help the organization further its work exonerating, through DNA testing, those wrongfully convicted.

Sean with a smile?

Sean Penn behaved like a man in love at the after-party for his movie "Love Hate Love" on Tuesday night.  Although Penn's current reported love interest, 26-year-old Scarlett Johansson, wasn't on hand, the usually stern-faced actor seemed almost euphoric at the Stoli-sponsored shindig at Tenjune.  Between ushering friends into the VIP section, Penn laughed it up with pals, many of whom stayed with the 50-year-old until the end of the party. Another partygoer wasn't able to kick back quite as much: While Penn walked around being giddy, a bodyguard comically shadowed the actor's every move in the small VIP section.

'Glee' clubby? 

They are playing high-school students, so maybe it's not surprising that "Glee" cast members tend to travel in same-sex packs. A source tells us there wasn't much coed mingling when the cast took turns grabbing a bite at R Lounge in Times Square, where the show was shooting on Monday. Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling, who appeared to be "pretty buddy-buddy," joked around while watching Lea Michele and Dianna Agron film scenes outside. In other words, the insider says, "the boys mostly hung out with boys and the girls stuck together."

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