August 24, 2009 --
WHICH aging photographer used to evade taxes by having his clients write out checks to his favorite hangout in St. Tropez to cover his tab there? With business down, now he's ordering half-portions and free-loading the booze -- "There's even a designated 'surveillance' person to keep check that his drinks are ultimately paid for," says our spy . . . WHICH restaurateur held a disastrous tasting for friends and family at his new downtown eatery? After gagging on inedible dishes, the truthful tasters told the owner he shouldn't even open . . . WHICH reality TV women party so hard every night that reporters gripe the ladies don't get out of bed to do phone interviews in the day?