IT COULD BE back to pushing drinks for
In Touch Weekly reports that the 29-year-old former Las Vegas cocktail waitress and her slightly more famous beau, George Clooney, have split after nearly a year of gracing red carpets together.
"George is relieved to be single again," says the obligatory anonymous insider. "He thinks Sarah is sweet and that is why it was so hard to break up with her."
George's rep told In Touch: "I can only confirm that we have never commented on George's personal life."
Aw, come on. Just this once?
Finally, she's with the Banda
Justice Andrew Nyirenda yesterday approved Madonna's adoption of David Banda, a Malawian boy she met in an orphanage in 2006.
Madonna wasn't in court for the ruling, which took an hour to read.
Wouldn't a few words have sufficed?
The judge said he was satisfied that Madonna and her British filmmaker husband, Guy Ritchie, "are perfect parents" for David, who will be 3 in November.
Really, Judge, can any humans be "perfect" parents?
Madonna and Ritchie also have a son, Rocco, 7, and Madonna has a daughter, Lourdes, 11.
Madonna met David while establishing charity projects in Malawi. She is funding her own and six other orphanages in the country.
Her Raising Malawi organization also announced that she is funding a multimillion-dollar academy for disadvantaged children in Malawi. Take that, Oprah.
Madonna, and maybe David, will be here Nov. 20 for her concert at the Wachovia Center, and she'll be at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall two days later.
It will probably be a bit too cold for David to run on the beach.
* Thanks to everyone who entered Tattle's "Paint the Town Rouge" contest to win dinner for two at Rouge on Rittenhouse Square.
We got more than 500 entries in less than 48 hours.
The winners were Anne Falasco, of Philadelphia, and Robert P. Boon Sr., of Pennsville, N.J.
Boon and his wife raved about their dinner Tuesday night, and Boon had great things to say about Brandon, their server, the main dishes and the banana cream pie.
"I could just eat the crust all day," he said.
Congrats to the winners and look for more Tattle contests in the coming months.
* Old-fashioned newlywed Ashlee Simpson will go by Ashlee Wentz in private, and be professionally known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, according to a report posted yesterday on People.com.
We're already referring to her as Ashlee Who?
* E! News reports that Willie Garson (Carrie's friend Stanford Blatch in "Sex and the City") is adopting a son.
From Los Angeles.
"It's a big deal," Garson told E!'s Giuliana Rancic. "It's not like buying a suit or another pair of glasses."
For Carrie, buying a pair of shoes might be a bit more important.
* Gary Dourdan ("CSI"), who was found sleeping in his car in possession of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy, pleaded guilty to two of three counts of felony drug possession yesterday but will not face prison following his arrest outside of Palm Springs last month. Dourdan could have served up to three years and eight months behind bars.
"Once Gary completes 30 hours of a diversion program, his case will be entirely dismissed," his lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley told the Associated Press via e-mail. "There is no jail time involved."
* Sharon Stone's dopey "karma" comment regarding the May 12 earthquake in China is having an instant effect on her movie-star status there.
What? Patriotic pirates are refusing to bootleg her movies?
Nope. The Hollywood Reporter reports that one of China's biggest cinema chains will no longer show her films in theaters.
Hmmm. "Indiana Jones" or "Basic Instinct 2," you make the call.
* Perhaps preparing for a life after "Desperate Housewives," Eva Longoria Parker served Frostys and french fries at a Texas Wendy's on Tuesday.
Eva worked the drive-
thru at the restaurant to help kick off the Father's Day Frosty Weekend, an event that donates 50 cents for every Frosty sold to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy's Wonderful Kids.
No amateur at the fast-food burger biz, Eva worked at Wendy's from 1991 to 1994, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.
* Coincidentally timed to the release of "Don't Mess with the Zohan," Adam Sandler will receive the Generation Award at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
The Generation Award is presented to a member of a generation no longer relevant to MTV. *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.