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Heidi Klum has a first-class pal in Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith (r.) attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards in February with actress Dakota Johnson.Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Melanie Griffith (r.) attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards in February with actress Dakota Johnson.

A Confidenti@l spy witnessed a heartwarming act of celebrity solidarity on a flight from L.A. to New York. As the plane was boarding, we’re told, Melanie Griffith caught a passenger trying to film fellow flier Heidi Klum on a cell phone.

No videos of Heidi Klum on the plane, please.Jeff Vespa/WireImage

No videos of Heidi Klum on the plane, please.

“Melanie tapped him on the shoulder and said, ‘That’s not nice,’ ” according to our source. The chastened photographer then continued on his way to coach.


Matt Lauer knows he’s the underdog in his prank war with Ellen DeGeneres, which began when she Photoshopped the “Today” star into “Fifty Shades of Grey” pics. In the latest volley, Lauer put up three billboards in L.A. for a plumbing company supposedly owned by DeGeneres, complete with a shot of the talk-show host with her butt crack showing. “Ellen is the master of the whole prank thing,” Lauer told Confidenti@l. “In the end, I’ll probably lose the war, but I’ll go down in a blaze of glory.”

Irina Shayk: Not a size zeroJ. Countess/Getty Images

Irina Shayk: Not a size zero


Supermodel Irina Shayk isn’t stick-thin (at least by model standards), and she’s happy with it. “I don’t fit a size-zero dress and I’m proud of it, because I’ve got some curves,” she says. “I’m a model, but I’m a human being. I love to eat, I love to enjoy my life. I love to eat fast food, and sometimes you have to push yourself to go exercise.” The Russian stunner, just back from St. Petersburg, raved about the pelmeni (dumplings) and borscht there.


The eldest Kardashian sibling celebrated her birthday in — where else? — Vegas. Kourtney and baby daddy Scott Disick blew out the candles for her 36th birthday at the 1 Oak nightclub in the Mirage Hotel & Casino while giant cutouts of their heads were held aloft. Klassy. Khloe and Kendall , meanwhile, were spotted watching their brother-in-law Kanye West perform at Coachella.

Ryan Gosling strikes a pose at LAX.GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Ryan Gosling strikes a pose at LAX.


Ryan Gosling attempted to stride through LAX unnoticed and very nearly made it until two airport employees flagged him down for a photo. The 34-year-old actor has been filming “The Big Short” with a couple of up-and-comers, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale.


Confidenti@l has learned a touching detail hidden in “Fun Home,” the Broadway show based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s memoir about her complex relationship with her father, Bruce, who died in 1980. Costume designer David Zinn tells Confidenti@l that the tie worn by Tony winner Michael Cerveris, who plays Bruce, actually belonged to Bechdel’s father. Sunday’s opening-night audience was expected to include Vanessa Hudgens, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Joel Grey.

"Veep's" Matt WalshDave Kotinsky/Getty Images

“Veep’s” Matt Walsh


Matt Walsh of HBO’s“Veep” — TV’s smartest show about the stupid people in public service — has been told by Beltway insiders it’s a dead solid perfect view of how messed-up backroom Washington really is. “I’ve been told by more than one D.C. political player that I’m just like a lot of real-life idiots in government,” says the man who plays the hapless communications director for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), the worst-ever commander-in-chief who isn’t actually real.


Actors are crazy about the Bedlam troupe’s Off-Broadway adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” The run has sold out, but “Madam Secretary” actor Josh Hamilton managed to score a seat before the weekend got underway. Oscar winner Holly Hunter, filmmaker Greta Gerwig and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” director Rebecca Miller, who’s married to famously private Daniel Day-Lewis, also stopped by. The final curtain falls May 2 at Chelsea’s Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.

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