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Rich Guy to Rod Stewart: Yes, I Want Your Body

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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YOUNG HEARTS Stewart with friend, Schwarzman (inset)

• Billionaires get man-crushes, too. Just ask Steve Schwarzman. Back in February, the Blackstone Group chairman paid $1 million to get Rod Stewart to play at his 60th birthday party. On Friday, Schwarzman attended another 60th birthday celebration, for the New York Jets's Woody Johnson. The dress code for the event at Doubles called for costumes and wigs, and Schwarzman, in what could only be described as the super-rich-guy version of wearing your favorite band's T-shirt to one of their concerts, came as Stewart.

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Rudy and Judi Giuliani already have rhyming names and matching marital histories (two divorces apiece), and now they're getting the ultimate accessory: his and hers Vanity Fair profiles. The former New York mayor will be the subject of Michael Wolff's June column, while his wife will get feature treatment in an August story by Judy Bachrach. A word of advice to Wolff: You won't get far asking about his son.

• Why does Chuck Palahniuk have so much weird, prophetic crap in his head? "A friend of mine who is sort of psychic tells me it's because when I was three years old, I had surgery for tuberculosis and I actually died on the operating table," says the Fight Club author in an interview with Penthouse. "My friend says that while I was dead, I renegotiated my life contract and came back so I could do this. That's how she explains everything I've done." Makes sense to us.

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