Quickies!: The Recession Hits “The Real Housewives Of New York City”

  • Alex McCord of “The Real Housewives of New York City” was just laid off from her visual merchandising gig at Victoria’s Secret. Now she and Simon will have to curtail their extravagant shopping sprees and off-season trips to St. Bart’s. Oh no! And what about their $200,000 brownstone renovation?! If they’re lucky, Bravo isn’t filming this. [People.com]
  • To hear Peaches Geldof retell an encounter with the Gloved One, you’d think he was an equal opportunity perv. [Perez Hilton]
  • Tim Gunn is so attracted to Anderson Cooper, who remains elusive about his sexuality, that he says he’s been trying to make a date with the CNN anchor for a year-and-a-half. We think they’d make a cute couple. [OK!]
  • Chris Brown has withdrawn his name from Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards ballot. I guess those boycott threats worked. [UsMagazine.com]
  • Nicole Scherzinger is doing her best Amber Rose impersonation. Isn’t it sad when a C-list celeb has to copy a D-lister? [Candy Kirby]
  • The sucky economy has hit “Sesame Street,” where 67 positions will be eliminated. Let’s hope Oscar the Grouch’s attitude doesn’t make him a target. [TMZ]