How did Billy Crystal spend his night at the Tonys on June 5? Chatting on his cell, giving Hugh Jackman hosting tips, and winning an award. ”It’s a great validation,” said the 700 Sundays star. ”This show has meant everything to me.”


White Stripes rocker Jack White (formerly John Anthony Gillis), 29, and model Karen Elson, 25, got hitched June 1 in Manaus, Brazil. This may or may not be the first marriage for White, who may or may not have been married to bandmate Meg White, who may or may not be his sister and who may or may not be a bad drummer. White’s reps say the couple were married by a shaman, in a canoe, where the Rio Negro, the Solimões, and the Amazon meet. Meg was the maid of honor.


Ooh la la! Rod Stewart, 60, and fiancée Penny Lancaster, 34, will greet their first child in December and plan to marry next spring, after he finalizes his divorce from estranged wife Rachel Hunter, 35. Stewart has five children, including two with Hunter. . . .Also expecting in December are Meet the Barkers stars Travis Barker, 29, and wife Shanna Moakler, 30. They have a 1-year-old son, Landon. Moakler has a daughter with boxer Oscar de la Hoya.


Charlie Sheen, 39, and Denise Richards, 34, greeted newborn Lola on June 1, three months after filing for divorce. Lola’s sister Sam is 15 months old. . . .Actress Alexandra Wentworth, 40, and ABC’s This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos, 44, welcomed their second daughter, Harper Andrea, June 2. Sister Elliott Anastasia is 2.


On June 1, Cameron Diaz, 32, filed suit against the National Enquirer for claiming she was having an affair with Shane Nickerson, 33, a producer on her MTV show Trippin’. The tabloid published pictures in May purporting to show the actress, who’s dating Justin Timberlake, canoodling with the married Nickerson. Reps from the Enquirer say, ”We stand by our reporting.”. . .On June 1, Zsa Zsa Gabor, 88, and husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt filed suit against Gabor’s only daughter (with ex-husband Conrad Hilton), Francesca Hilton, 58, in a Santa Monica court, alleging elder abuse, fraud, and emotional distress. The suit claims Hilton used a forged document to steal $2 million from Gabor’s estate. Gabor is seeking the return of her money. Hilton, who was unavailable for comment, has said she acted with her mother’s permission. . . .On May 27, a New York court awarded Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, 40, $2.95 million (plus interest) in his lawsuit against former manager John Malm. Reznor claimed he was duped into signing a contract that gave Malm improper control of his finances. Reps for Malm could not be reached for comment.


Aussie phone tag is a drag. On June 6, Russell Crowe, 41, was arrested in NYC on charges of second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly throwing a telephone at a hotel concierge after the phone failed to connect to Australia. Crowe is due in court on Sept. 14. His reps have said the star did not strike anybody.