Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning, we bring you the gossip coverage filtered. Today: A third horse has died in connection with Luck, Barack Obama and David Cameron chowed down in Dayton, and Jason Sudeikis will now romance Olivia Wilde on-screen as well.
Another horse connected with the production of HBO's Luck had to be destroyed yesterday after suffering an injury, raising the freshman drama's equine body count to three. Unlike the previous two deaths, which occurred when horses broke down while filming the show's enthralling (but increasingly unsettling) race sequence, HBO reports the latest injury occurred after the horse reared, fell back, and hit her head on the way back to her stall. (Dr. Gary Beck, a veterinarian with the with the California Horse Racing Board, issued a statement corroborating this sequence of events.) The network has agreed to suspend all filming with live horses while the incident is investigated. [AP]
President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron very much enjoyed their night of basketball in Dayton last night, and really, who wouldn't? They got to see Western Kentucky come back from a 16-point deficit in the final 5 minutes to defeat Mississippi Valley State and BYU erasing a 15-point halftime deficit to beat BYU. Also: both men got to enjoy hot dogs. According to The Washington Times' White House correspondent Dave Boyer, who was on the pool report: "The prime minister put ketchup on his and both men ate the dogs pretty quickly. Cameron washed his down with a coke, POTUS with water." It's unknown what, if anything, the president put on his frankfurter.
Another Lindsay Lohan comeback could be going down the drain after she "made contact with the manager of the Hookah Lounge with her car and then peeled out" of a parking lot in Hollywood last night. Police were called, statements were taken, and law enforcement sources say the investigation is closed, because no one was hurt -- though apparently that all could change "if the person struck contacts them later and claims injury." [TMZ]
As of last week, HBO was saying David Axelrod was booked to appear on Real Time with Bill Maher at some point in the next few weeks. Not so, says Ben LaBolt, press secretary for the president's reelection campaign. Per LaBolt, Axelrod is "not scheduled to go on at this time." [Politico]
George Soros apparently offered ex-girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr a $1 million lump sum settlement if she would drop her $50 million lawsuit against him. It's unknown when exactly the offer was made. Soros' lawyer William Zabel said a settlement offer had been extending, but wouldn't confirm the figure and didn't mention when it was made or if it is still on the table. [Page Six]
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis will not confirm they are a couple even though everyone knows it, but they apparently have no problem playing opposite each other in Relanxious, a "relationship comedy" about an anxious lady (Wilde) and an agoraphobic guy (Sudeikis) who slowly fall in love, and presumably Learn to Overcome Things. We're laughing already. [Deadline]