KARDASHIAN, ZIPPED: As THR first reported, People magazine paid $1.5 million to lock down photos and interviews for its exclusive story, due out Aug. 24, on Kim Kardashian's wedding. Now THR hears that not only were the event's vendors and the bride's designers embargoed from talking before the story's publication, but they would have paid a hefty price for blabbing -- to the tune of $10 million if they broke non-disclosure agreements. A spokeswoman confirmed the NDAs but not the amount. No wonder the likes of Vera Wang -- who made Kardashian's wedding gowns -- and Judith Leiber, who designed her bag, weren't talking to the media about the frilly details. And for those wondering why E! president Suzanne Kolb was not among the guests (who included Howard Weitzman, Freddy DeMann, Greta Van Susteren, E! exec Damla Dogan and WME's Lance Klein), Kolb was in the wedding party of a friend the same day.
How to Be Bardot
When French model and actress Laetitia Casta was offered the role of Brigitte Bardot in Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, opening Aug. 31, she called Bardot, who gave Casta advice on playing her: "When you walk into a room, put your head up and look like you want to f-- everybody. You are the most beautiful woman in the world, enjoy it, it isn't gonna last." Afterward, Casta says, "Bardot congratulated me -- but I think she hated the movie."
Dancing Is His Thing
Does George Clooney have an affinity with Dancing With the Stars? He's dating former contestant Stacy Keibler, and sources say his ex-girlfriend, Italian TV host Elisabetta Canalis, will compete on season 13, which begins Sept. 19. There have been rumblings that Ricki Lake, Snooki, Chaz Bono and Queen Latifah also may join. ABC would not comment.
Moby's View of the Road
"When people come to a musician's photo show, their expectations are low," says Moby, whose first L.A. show of his photography work opens Sept. 10 at the Kopeikin Gallery on La Cienega. "My pictures are about touring: I go from extreme isolation to being in front of 50,000 people." The L.A. show follows a four-month European tour, and Moby's relieved to return to L.A. "Maybe I can get a dog now," he says, "maybe even a girlfriend."
This is Page 1 News?
It sure was a shock to Tower Bar maitre d' Dmitri Dimitrov to find a story about him by New York Times reporter Guy Trebay on Page 1 of the Sunday, Aug. 21 edition. Even Trebay had no idea his piece would make the front. As for Trebay writing that Dimitrov's talents extend to making sure that CAA's Kevin Huvane "is never mistaken for his brother, Stephen, a publicist" -- well, Stephen Huvane says he's baffled by that one.
How do you market a movie about evangelicals to evangelicals if the plot contains doubt and dissent? Sony Pictures Classics sought out HipsterChristianity.com and hired marketers who specialize in left-of-center spiritual movies to promote Vera Farmiga's Higher Ground, which opens Aug. 26. "We're also advertising in yoga magazines," says SPC's Michael Barker.
Bouchon opened Bouchon Bakery with a sweet start: Producer John Davis, ICM's Andy Cohen, Ken Ziffren, Robert Downey Jr., Darren Star, Phil Rosenthal and producer Michael Robin all picked up sandwiches and baked goods. … Will Smith grabbed sushi at Kiwami in Studio City. Miley Cyrus got there late and was turned away. … Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield not being low-key dining at Sunset Tower. Also spotted: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, Matthew Perry, Kate Mara, Jackie Collins and Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman cooing about how smart their new baby son is. … Avi Lerner sitting outside of Windows at the Four Seasons (on the L.A. border), smoking a cigar. Since there's no smoking in Beverly Hills, it's as close as he can get. … Gordon Ramsey took a breather after the MasterChef finale, joining fellow Brits David and Victoria Beckham, with their kids and the baby in tow, at Sushi Roku Santa Monica. … Jim Gianopulos at Soho House, sitting near Fox TV chairman Dana Walden and Steve Levinson. … Mark Wahlberg lunching with Manny Pacquiao's trainer and The Fighter consultant Freddie Roach at Ago.