Welcome back from your holiday peregrinations. Here's what you need to know before you start your working week (in easy post-relative-visit, pre-second-cup-of-coffee bullet form):
Best of the Rest
Page Six: Alex Kuczynski drools all over actor Viggo Mortensen in Vanity Fair cover story, writes stuff like, "He kisses me hello on the cheek. My vision goes blurry for a second, then -- steady, steady -- rights itself"; "Rich Girls" Ally Hilfiger invites MTV cameras to come along on Ferrari-buying spree with her and her dad, Tommy, who is rumored to have inquired, "Is Ralph Lauren getting one?"; British art collector Charles Saatchi is selling most of his Damien Hirst collection back to the artist amid Hirst complaints about his display methods; Sean "Puffy/P. Diddy" Combs said to be "desperately trying to buy up photos of him kissing a pretty blonde white girl" to keep them out of the press; world spared yet another TV show about rich kids as plug is pulled on Jason Davis/Dean Factor reality series; playwright Larry Myers pays visit to Linda Tripp's year-round Christmas store, Santa's Sleigh, in Middleburg, Va.; Bette Midler complains about the world's lack of shame, said Paris Hilton has done "absolutely nothing" to justify her fame.
Rush and Molloy: Tammy Faye Messner refuses to set eyes on -- or be in the same room with -- Youree "Miss Cleo" Harris because she's morally opposed to Miss Cleo's "psychic" routine. (Do you think Miss Cleo saw it coming?); bidding escalates for exclusive rights to cover wedding of "Bachelorette" Trista Rehn and her publicly picked groom, Ryan Sutter; Oprah Winfrey buys Maui pad, Kelly Osbourne sells her Beverly Hills shack; Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Norman Lear and Arianna Huffington throw book party to promote "The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq"; Wyclef Jean says he recently returned to the Burger King where he once manned the counters to lord his musical success over his old boss.