Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Mia Farrow's son is a Rhodes scholar, Prince Harry does Vegas, and a new Bruce Springsteen album is on the horizon for 2012.
- If you're in the market for a gently used, $100,000 Lexus LS 600 hybrid, consider giving Ashton Kutcher a call. He reportedly bought one earlier this month "to win back" soon-to-be-ex-wife Demi Moore, which didn't work out. [TMZ]
- 23-year-old Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, has won a Rhodes Scholarship. Ronan graduated from Bard when he was 15, has a law degree from Yale, and is currently a "special adviser" to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on "global youth issues." He plans to study to international development at Oxford. [New York Daily News]
- Prince Harry made his first trip to Las Vegas over the weekend. After dancing Friday night at the Wynn's Tryst nightclub, he source says he lost $300 playing blackjack on Saturday morning. But according to a friend he was "all smiles," and "couldn't believe you got free drinks from gambling at the blackjack tables." Later that night, he went to see Cirque du Solei's "O" show at the Bellagio, which friends said he loved. Only in America! [People]
- There will be a new Bruce Springsteen album in 2012. In a Facebook message posted last night, The Boss told fans "the music is almost done" and a release date will soon be set for his eleventh collaboration with the E Street Band. He announced the band will be back out on tour again next summer, starting with four shows in England in May [Facebook]
- As if a special 20/20 interview with him wasn't enough, Katie Couric reportedly bough Regis Philbin an Al Hirschfeld print featuring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin as a farewell present following his departure from Live!. [Page Six]
- Michelle Obama and Jill Biden weren't welcomed with open arms by fans at NASCAR's Sprint Cup finale in Miami yesterday. Politico generously described the crowd's reaction as "mixed," though it sounds as if there were more boos than cheers. Which didn't stop Jill Biden from delivering a rousing, "Gentlemen, start your engines." Both were on hand as part of their Joining Forces initiative, which raises money for military families. And to be fair, the AP notes both Obama and Biden received a standing ovation from NASCAR drivers at a private meeting prior to the race. [Politico and Mediaite]