NAOMI AND OPRAH: Sources say Naomi Campbell was on her best behavior Wednesday during a visit to Chicago’s Harpo Studios, where she sat down with Oprah Winfrey to tape an episode of Winfrey’s talk show. With her mother, Valerie, and boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, in the audience, Campbell opened up about recent incidents — including walking out of an ABC News interview (and slugging the producer’s camera) last week when asked about a “blood diamond” allegedly given to her by former Liberian president Charles Taylor — and accusations, such as the reported dustup she had with a hired driver while in New York last month. Cambpell also discussed the less tabloidesque parts of her life and career in fashion, even shedding tears when Valerie, from the audience, spoke about her daughter’s childhood. But the gist, insiders say, was that Campbell has mended her ways — again. And to drive home the point, Campbell not only took Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” pledge to stop using her phone while driving, but also agreed to sign a “No Phone Throwing Zone” pledge, which Winfrey promised to draw up and deliver to the supermodel post-show. Campbell’s episode will air on Monday.
— Nick Axelrod