Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: a non-reunion for J. Lo and Marc Anthony, a soggy second night for Gordon Ramsay, and Tim Geithner steps out at one of D.C.'s trendier (and priciest) restaurants.
Jennifer Lopez and estranged husband Marc Anthony were photographed standing the back of a red convertible together, waving, and generally looking like a couple not on the verge of getting divorced. No dice, says a Lopez rep. "They are NOT back together," insists Lopez's representative. "[T]hey were just visiting each other and the children." [TMZ]
Night two at Laurier Gordon Ramsay in Montreal got off to a soggy start when patrons of the celebrity chef's newest restaurant were forced to evacuate mid-dinner service Wednesday because a faulty sprinkler system that kept going off. We can only imagine all the horrible things Ramsay screamed at his French Canadian team of plumbers last night. [The Hollywood Reporter]
The Washington Post has reportedly laid off three feature staffers--travel writer Nancy Trejos, Book World editor Rachel Shea, and news assistant Tim Smith. [Politico]
Cinemax is eyeing Banshee, a project described as "Walking Tall meets A History of Violence" set in Pennylvania Amish country. If that's not intriguing enough, True Blood's Alan Ball is slated to executive produce the series. [Deadline]
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is one of the more besieged men in Washington right now, but he appeared to be in good spirits" dining with what appeared to be "a group of friends" at D.C.'s very trendy, very organic, and very expensive Restaurant Nora. [The Reliable Source]
"Tiger Woods alpha mistress Rachel Uchitel" is reportedly leaving New York for San Francisco to "start a new career as a private eye." [Page Six]