No rest for Katie: Now that the pesky birth thing is out of the way, it's time for Katie Holmes to start focusing on the next enormous, life-changing event: her wedding. TMZ claims to have the details on her wedding gown already, saying it will be "a sleek, strapless A-line dress that is form fitted across the waist and falls to the floor. As for cleavage -- not so much. The bust is cut straight across." In more disturbing news, Holmes has apparently also met with a personal trainer -- a woman named Sue Fleming, who's created her own niche market by launching a training program called Buff Brides. Fleming is said to be (or maybe already is?) getting Holmes to work "especially hard on her shoulders and back." (TMZ)
Page Six cleans house: In the wake of the Jared Paul Stern alleged-bumbled-payoff-attempt scandal, Page Six has fired all of its freelance writers, those who filled what the Daily News calls the column's "fourth chair," the lowest link in the column's food chain below editor Richard Johnson and staffers Chris Wilson and Paula Froelich. On Thursday, Fernando Gil, Lisa Marsh and Christopher Tennant (and, obviously, Stern) got the unceremonious boot, but the paper is keeping mum about the whole thing. "The editors will not discuss their internal management decisions," said Post rep Howard Rubenstein. (N.Y. Daily News)
Snoop Dogg's first novel, "Love Don't Live Here No More" -- a semiautobiographical tale of living in the ghettos of Los Angeles and trying to become a hip-hop star -- will hit bookstores in October. (Book Standard) ... In other Snoop news, he's being sued for $22 million by a man who claims he was beaten and robbed by Snoop's security staff after trying to jump onstage during a concert in Seattle last year. (Rush & Molloy) ... George Michael, in a recent TV interview, said the hubbub over his hitting several parked cars last weekend was "rubbish" -- he bumped one car trying to get out of a tight parking spot. (Drudge Report) ... On Thursday, "Wheel of Fortune" letter-turner Vanna White got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Associated Press) ... Entering what must be a state of near permanent arrest, rocker/drug addict Pete Doherty was picked up by police in London again for drug possession, just hours after appearing in court for an earlier drug arrest and being ordered to enter rehab. (Associated Press via Yahoo! News) ... Jordyn Blum, wife of Foo Fighters singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, delivered the couple's first baby last Saturday, a girl named Violet Maye. (People)
Dennis Quaid on his inspiration for his role as a U.S. president in "American Dreamz": "I didn't want to impersonate anyone. I think I got a little bit of Bush in there, but also some Clinton and Reagan. But I do have to say, I hope I don't get audited by the IRS." (Page Six)
-- Scott Lamb
Tonight NBC airs the two-hour special "Miss USA 2006" (9 p.m. EDT), and Gen. Anthony Zinni and Rep. Rahm Emanuel are on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" (11 p.m. EDT).
-- Joe DiMento