EGGED ON: Eggs were a big theme of the Bush state visit to London Thursday — and we’re not talking Nigella Lawson’s lunch menu. While protesters were busy pelting eggs at the effigy of George Bush in Trafalgar Square at the end of a 200,000-strong antiwar march, Laura Bush was gazing at bejeweled copies of them. The First Lady visited an exhibition of Fabergé eggs at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace before going on to The Royal Mews to see the Gold State Coach. A Bush spokesman said the First Lady had no plans to shop during her three-day visit. “Unfortunately, their schedules are just too busy.”

ITALIAN DELIGHT: Watch out, Victoria’s Secret. Sultry soap star Susan Lucci, who sells her jewelry and accessories on the Home Shopping Network, says she’s launching a lingerie line in the first week of February on HSN. “It will be very sensual and very sexy,” Lucci disclosed at the National Italian American Foundation dinner at San Domenico Tuesday night. The event celebrated the first NIAF Andrea Bocelli Music Scholarship and drew a stupendous crowd, with Robert DeNiro, Yogi Berra, Mario Andretti, Sylvia Miles, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudio Del Vecchio, Vic Damone and his wife, Rena Rowan.
The real stars of the evening, however, were the rare 476-g., $4,000 white truffle that restaurateur Tony May proudly showed every guest and, of course, Stefanie Izzo, an A student at New York University majoring in music voice performance, who received the scholarship. “This is quite possibly the coolest day of my life.” Bocelli suggested another very cool day might be in her future: “I hope to sing with her in some production.”

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