NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:00 AM
LOVEBIRDS MAKE CRASH LANDING
Oh, the places they’ll crash. Tareq Salahi, who caused a scandal in 2009 when he and then-wife Michaele gate-crashed a state dinner at the White House, has found a new co-conspirator in love.
Salahi, who was dumped by his ex in 2012 in favor of Journey guitaristNeal Schon, tells [email protected] he is engaged to businesswoman Lisa Spoden and they’re planning to marry on a cruise ship on New Year’s Eve.
Salahi tells us he and his paramour had been friends for about eight years and started a company together named Hotels at Sea, which charters cruise ships for special events.
“While working together, we fell in love,” he told us, “We decided that we are a perfect fit both in love and work.”
They got engaged on a recent cruise to Europe and plan to marry on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship Escape.
It’s about time Salahi got a break in the romance department.
He and Michaele attended a dinner hosted by President Obama in honor of the Indian prime minister without an invitation while they were filming for “The Real Housewives of D.C.” Afterward, Michaele had an affair with Schon after “reconnecting” with him at one of his concerts.
Tracee Ellis Ross matches her sexy red boots with her sexy red lips as she leaves “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in L.A.
Elizabeth Banks sparkles at the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” at the Microsoft Theater in L.A.
FIERY FIERI BRULEES BOURDAIN
Longstanding culinary punchline Guy Fieri fired back at Anthony Bourdain in GQ, saying, “I don’t like him talking s–t. And he’s never talked s–t to my face.” The “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” star added: “You have nothing else to f–king worry about than if I have bleached hair or not?” Chef, author and TV host Bourdain told Atlanta magazine in July of Fieri: “He’s 52 years old and still rolling around in the flame outfit,” adding, “How does Guy Fieri de-douche?”
SHE’S LO-KEY & INTO JAZZ
Jennifer Lopez and her boy toy Casper Smart were spotted at the fifth anniversary party of W Hollywood’s weekly Jazz Night Series “whispering and giggling,” a spy tells us. J.Lo was there to support her friend, “American Idol” star Pia Toscano, who was a special guest performer. Our source says J.Lo was casually clad in all black and “danced in her seat all night.” We hear the singer stuck to water and left through a private exit around 1 a.m.
SETH GANG IS TRIPLE TROUBLE
Seth Rogen attends the “The Night Before” New York premiere at Landmark Sunshine Cinema.
Seth Rogen hit the premiere of his new flick “The Night Before” at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Monday night. Rogen greeted the audience before the screening, along with his co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie, who addressed one tweeter at the screener in front of [email protected] “To the person who tweeted these three guys would never be friends in real life, f–k you! Expand your horizons,” he said. Following the holiday flick, there was an ugly sweater party at the DL Hotel.
SEEN & HEARD
The Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose dining at Philippe … Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff celebrating her Social Life cover at Villagio on the Park … Dylan Lauren and Rocco DiSpirito are expected at the Monarch Rooftop Wednesday to celebrate the launch of Czardom.com, an online hub for publicists, with founders Jennifer DeMarchi and Cassin Duncan … Mumford & Sons hanging at designer hotel QT Sydney … Christina Milian hosting Gran Centenario tequila’s inaugural “Angels on Earth” charity event at Sunset Towers in Los Angeles … Seth MacFarlane performing at “The Grove Christmas” event in L.A. …
RACHEL’S MARRIAGE BOND IS COVERT
Rachel Weisz graces the December/January cover of More magazine, where she talks about her husband, “Spectre” star Daniel Craig, and wanting to keep her marriage private. “He’s just too famous. It would be a betrayal. You have to protect your marriage,” she says. “When you’re young, you tell your girlfriends everything. One of the great pleasures of not being an adolescent is that you don’t have to share everything. When you’re married, that door closes. The audience goes, and you’re in your own life.”
JENA FLIPS SCRIPT ON RED CARPET
Jena Malone looks pretty in pink at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. She gave photogs a taste of their own medicine, crouching down and snapping away with her own camera. Malone eventually posed standing up, then threw on a pink duster coat to match her dress.
Jena Malone gave photogs a taste of their own medicine, crouching down and snapping pictures.
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Krysten Ritter signs autographs for fans outside AOL.
KRYSTEN’S A SUPER SIGNER
“Breaking Bad” star Krysten Ritter signs pictures for a group of fans waiting outside AOL in Astor Place. The actress, in heels and jeans, looked pretty early in the morning as she did a press tour to promote her new series “Jessica Jones,” a superhero saga, which debuts Friday on Netflix.
NOW SITE WILL GAWK AT POLITICS
Robin Roberts was spreading some holiday cheer at the taping of Disney World annual Christmas bonanza.
Gawker Media is switching gears, and will be focusing on politics instead of media in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election. An announcement was sent to the staff Tuesday, saying the company will “ride the circus of the 2016 campaign cycle,” and some layoffs were reported to be happening at the SoHo offices. Gawker Media, founded by journalist Nick Denton, will also be shutting down Defamer, which snarkily covers Hollywood.
ROBIN DOES ‘GOOD MOUSE-ING AMERICA’
“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts brings extra sunshine to the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Roberts and her ABC co-host Jesse Palmer joined Mickey and pals at Disney World to tape “Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration,” which also features Ariana Grande, Seal and Jason Derulo. Though taping for the holiday show is already being wrapped up, fans will have to wait until Christmas Day to see what kind of surprises are in store.