SEEKING ADVICE: The star-packed Costume Institute gala included tons of celebs, such as Jessica Biel, Kate Moss, Mary-Kate Olsen, Justin Timberlake, Anne Hathaway and ... Madonna. The Material Mom turned maternal toward another guest, Rihanna.
A BZ spy overheard Rihanna seeking advice from Madonna on dealing with fame.The young R&B star asked the older superstar when ''things might die down'' after the firestorm of paparazzi and tabloid frenzy she's experienced in wake of her alleged beating at the hands of Chris Brown.
''Never,'' said Madonna without missing a beat. ''Unless you decide to give up you career and retire to a remote island someplace. ... Once you're in their sights, you're stuck with the [plural expletive].''