Friday, June 29, 2007
Lady Rushdie Makes a Knight of It with a Man Not Her Husband; Amuse-Biatch Is Rodgers & Hart-Broken As It Asks, Is the Lady a Tramp?
Possums, from what we’ve seen of Padma Lakshmi, it certainly seems clear that “she gets too hungry for dinner at eight” and wouldn't “bother with people she’d hate,” but that does that mean that, as Page Six is suggesting, Lady Rushdie is a tramp? As Sir Salman might have put it, the ground beneath our feet is shaky indeed. According to the New York Post:
“While [Sir Salman] Rushdie was being knighted by the Queen of England last week, [Padma] Lakshmi was spotted hanging out into the wee hours at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel with a well-known chef who was there without his spouse. ‘They seemed to be quite interested in what each other had to say,’ said a witness. ‘They were oblivious to the people around them.’ Sources say Lakshmi has also forged a friendship with an unidentified billionaire. A friend of the model said she and the chef ‘are just friends - and like any marriage, she and Salman have their ups and downs.’ A rep for Lakshmi declined to comment.”
Miss XaXa, ever the romantic, was duly horrified. “You mean that while Helen Mirren was touching Salman with a sword to make him a knight, Padma might have been involved with a different kind of sword?! Say it ain’t so!”
We reminded Miss XaXa that our own on-set source from last season had mentioned to us that Padma discussed divorcing Salman Rushdie as soon as a documentary on him was finished filming, and then there was the report in March about bearded lady Diane Von Furstenberg bemoaning the upcoming divorce as well.
“I don’t care,” said Miss XaXa. “Once your husband gets knighted, a woman says to herself, ‘Yes, Sir, that’s my baby.’”
Eager to stanch our bleeding sense of chivalry, we concurred, “An aristocratic title and the ability to fly business class—who would give those up?”