THERE was a failure to communicate the other day when a spywitness who doesn't understand slang told us that Winona Ryder was "canoodling" with Liev Schreiber at Von on Bleecker Street. Because we're bored with the word, we changed it to "making out." But Schreiber is blissfully committed to gorgeous Naomi Watts, and our source meant only that he and Ryder were talking and smiling at each other. There was no inappropriate intimacy. Meanwhile, Schreiber, who just won an Emmy for "Glengarry Glen Ross," tells us he's starring in "the Scottish play" ("Macbeth") this summer in Central Park, and then Harold Pinter's "Homecoming" on Broadway.
As much as we like Winona, we really like Liev and Naomi together so we're happy to hear about this correction. We can sleep better tonight knowing this is all finally cleared up. In fact, People has this picture of them walking arm in arm in NYC yesterday.