Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Another late night incident for Shia LaBeouf, a chilly White House reception for former Clinton aides, and Michael Bloomberg's television viewing habits.
  • Shia LaBeouf is no stranger to disagreements in bars. Back in August, he reportedly had to be escorted out of the opening of Los Angeles nightclub The Box after a witness said he exchanged "terse words" with a "gal pal" of Marilyn Manson and was put into handcuffs after a bar fight in February. His poor luck continued in Vancouver, where he's filming The Company You Keep. TMZ hears LaBeouf's brawl with the "shirtless, hairy-bellied man" in the video started after the two "got into it with the man inside a bar called Cinema Public House." Then, when security kicked them out, the unidentified Canadian bruiser "tore off his shirt and unleashed the fury all over Shia's face." latest incident  [TMZ]


  • Jay-Z and Beyonce got a glimpse of their potnetial future when they attended"a kiddie birthday bash" in Brooklyn's Carroll Park on Sunday. Residents say Jay-Z has "made offers on homes nearby." As for the party, which was for Beyonce's niece, it was something of a mixed bag. Beyonce supposedly :offered to sign a girl’s cast," which is nice. But her security detail also is said to have "shooed away at least one parent looking for a photo." [Page Six]
  • White House chief of staff Bill Daley invited a handful of former Clinton advisers -- including former deputy chief of staff Steve Ricchetti, former political director Doug Sosnik, senior advisor Joel Johnson, and former press secretary Joe Lockhart -- to "powwow with [Obama] White House aides" about how to best position President Obama for reelection. Reportedly, the meeting didn't go well. “It was like water and oil,” said one participant, presumably from the Clinton camp. “They didn’t seem to appreciate the advice.” [Page Six]
  • CIA director David Petraeus spoke to more than 600 "old spies" at the Office of Strategic Services Society's annual dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in D.C. on Saturday night. Despite being given to a room comprised largely of veterans of the WWII-era CIA prototype, the speech was still classified "off the record." [The Reliable Source]
  • Michael Bloomberg does not watch television. Not even Bloomberg TV. Says a source, "Every presidential candidate except the incumbent debated the economy last week on a news network he founded, and he didn’t watch that, either." This hasn't stopped him from making guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order, and 30 Rock. Yesterday, he expressed "mock outrage"  that he hadn't been asked to play himself on last week's Saturday Night Live. [New York Post]
  • Stephanie Madoff Mack -- tthe widow of Mark Madoff and daughter-in-law of Bernie Madoff -- tells 20/20 she blames her father-in-law for her husband's suicide in 2010. "I hold him fully responsible for killing my husband, and I’d spit in his face,” she tells Chris Cuomo. The full interview airs Thursday. [ABC News]

  • After a "pretty thorough review" of Kendra Marr's stories at The Washington Post, editors haven't  haven’t found anything of concern," managing editor LIz Spayd said in an email to Post staffers. Marr resigned from Politico last week after it was discovered she had plagiarized material for a series of articles on transportation.[The Washington Post]