HUMP DAY WITH THE COOKS
What would a day be without another chapter in the neverending saga of the Brinkley/Cook marriage meltdown? Today's involves politics. And since the Cooks are stalwart libs, you just knew that there would be a connection between Her Royal C and the Cooks' money.
HEEL HAIL$ HILL: The senator, who champions women's causes and children's issues, is the biggest recipient of Cook's generosity to politicians - raking in $13,000 from him since 2000 for her campaign war chests, according to records.
Asked by The Post whether she will return the contributions, Clinton said, "I'll have to look into it."
In August 2004, Cook gave $2,000 to the Friends of Hillary, which funds Clinton's Senate campaign.
Just days later, he cut a $5,000 check to HillPAC, the same day Brinkley shelled out $5,000. HillPAC is another fund-raising entity established by Clinton that she uses to support Democratic candidates around the country.
Back in June 2002, Cook gave HillPAC another $5,000 check. In July 2001, he chipped in $1,000.
Here's a tidbit on the Cooks from Page Six back on October 28, 2004: CHRISTIE Brinkley and her hunky architect hubby, Peter Cook, have apparently brainwashed their son, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook, 9. The boy wrote a letter to the editor of the Southampton Press titled "How I Feel," which states: "George Bush lies a lot and John Kerry will not lead us into war . . . George Bush said there were weapons of mass destruction, so he sent in all the troops. And did they find [any]? No, no, no, no, no, no, no!" He continues, "I think John Kerry will not lie to us and he will lead us to peace . . . [Bush] wants to go to war with Iraq, to get oil and finish his daddy's war, and if we let him get any further there will not be a world."
Apparently not everyone thought Peter Cook was such a devoted father figure.
GOOD RIDDANCE: CHRISTIE Brinkley's daughter, Alexa Joel, won't be sorry if her mother doesn't bite at Peter Cook's "take me back" plea reported by Cindy Adams yesterday. Hamptons sources say Cook, Brinkley's fourth husband, wasn't exactly a doting stepfather to the 20-year-old fledgling musician. "He's been very cold and mean to her," one insider told The Post's Braden Keil. "It's the main reason why she moved out when she was just 17." Their last argument occurred when Brinkley and Billy Joel's daughter, who didn't drive, called the Bridgehampton manse for a lift home at 11 p.m. Cook allegedly refused, told her to "walk home" and "never call this house at this time of night again." Alexa has been living in Manhattan ever since.
And, of course, since Samantha Cole went public for the PR, she's taking advantage of every opportunity.
Cindy Adams reports: THIS Samantha Cole, other "innocent young victim" of Peter Cook's, is also trying to jump on the gravy train. For her "Entertainment Tonight" sit-down, she showed at the Main Street Series Studio of hamptons.com. With her mother. Plus a carefully terribly upset attitude, which, I guess, she's been rehearsing for more than 10 years. The look was tousled blond hair, mini mini blue terry skirt, barely there tank top, and flip-flops. Clearly, this female's a client of Britney Spears' television sit-down wardrobe consultant.
And despite a carefully terribly upset attitude, she managed to pull herself together for photographers from Britain.
And why photographers from Britain care about this Christie Brinkley saga? Must be they ran out of lousy stories about the Queen's family.
Paid for the interview, Miss headline-grabbing Cole was subsequently overheard saying she signed an "exclusive deal with E.T.," but that this shouldn't stop her from spilling her gizzards to the tabloids.
Word to Samantha: Hon, save something for the DVD version.