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Donald Trump’s staff raffle doesn’t leave too much to chance.
Santa’s naughty/nice list is nothing compared to Donald Trump’s.
Some of Trump’s employees who worked hard all year are richly rewarded — and those who didn’t live up to The Donald’s expectations got zilch. The Donald himself confirmed to Confidenti@l that last week, he held his annual staff holiday party at Trump Tower, where he held a gift raffle filled with major goodies.
“Lucky winners go home with flat-screen TVs, $ 5,000 checks or iPads,” one well-placed insider tells us. “He personally picks a name and if the person he picks doesn’t deserve that particular gift, he puts the name back in the drawing and picks a new name. Some people go home with nothing.”
The Donals played Old St. Nick, which wasn’t a good things for underperforming employees.
Trump confirmed that he likes to “richly reward” staffers who have worked so hard for him all year long.
“They’re a great group of people and deserve to be rewarded for terrific service,” he told us Monday.
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Meanwhile, on the political front, we hear Trump — who is mulling running for New York governor — had underlings organize a top-secret internal team to gather info on who votes in the various neighborhoods throughout New York, a source who spoke with one team member tells us.
“He had a team put together paperwork for him about voter preferences in various New York towns,” says our insider.
Trump says although he wasn’t directly involved with putting a team together, there are a lot of people who may be doing work in order to convince him to run on a Republican ticket.
The real estate magnate, who tells us running in 2014 really “is a possibility,” says, “I’ll make a decision sometime in January.”
The big D is set to meet with more than 30 state Republicans the second week of January as he mulls the idea of a Republican run against Gov. Cuomo. The meeting is a followup to a Dec. 4 pow-wow at his office with 11 GOPers urging him to run.
But public service may be a long shot for the “Apprentice” star.
Based on his past attempts at publicity for his Trump brand, he may find it hard to get potential voters to take him seriously, as he often is accused of garnering attention for projects like “Celebrity Apprentice” and the “Miss Universe Pageant.”
WARNING: ‘WIVES’ MAY BE PACKING
Considering Bravo has made millions off its “Real Housewives of New York” franchise, it should not be surprising that the cast, who make the show so delicious, would expect a fabulous holiday gift from the network. But they were left disappointed when they found they made Santa’s naughty list.
“We got a carry-on piece of luggage,” one cast member tells us. “It was in black by Swiss Army, I think. Is that a brand? I will check the label … it looks like a cross; I have no idea what this cheap thing is sitting in my hallway!”
Over past holiday seasons, the network has gifted the ladies with iPads and iPhones.
“We were all expecting at least wonderful flowers or a little blue box from Tiffany’s to turn up,” our source says.
With cast turnover happening fairly often, maybe it’s Bravo sending the ladies a message: Pack your bags!
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Jonah Hill (l.) is picking up partying tips from the master, his mentor Leonardo DiCaprio (r.).
DOING HILL WORK
Just as “The Wolf of Wall Street” is about to hit theaters, Jonah Hill has been partying it up in New York while promoting the epic three-hour Martin Scorsese flick. On Friday, Hill rolled into Tao Downtown in Chelsea, where he celebrated his 30th birthday with a large group of friends, a spywitness tells us. Hill probably picked the hotspot on a recommendation from “Wolf” co-star and new BFF Leonardo DiCaprio, who celebrated his 39th birthday there in early November with a blowout bash and performances by 2 Chainz and Kanye West.
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Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll have named their new son Bear.
THERE’S MUCH TO BEAR
Bear Rocknroll would have been the most ridiculous name ever. Kate Winslet, who named her new baby boy Bear Winslet, is now enjoying time with him and hubby Ned Rocknroll in West Sussex, England. Winslet also has a 10-year-old son, Joe, with ex-husband Sam Mendes, and a daughter, Mia, 13, with ex-husband Jim Threapleton. The Oscar winner gave birth to her latest on Dec. 7 in London.
SEEN & HEARD …
Carlos Santana dining at Trattoria. … John McEnroe discussing with Scott Stewart, one of Corcoran’s top real estate brokers, their mutual trainer, Greg Gomez, at La Palestra’s gym party at the Plaza. … Sandra Bernhard carrying a huge red umbrella and shopping for holiday gifts at Story in Chelsea. … Zoe Saldana at Barneys New York in Los Angeles with new husband Marco Perego and her adorable dog Mugsy. … New Yankee Carlos Beltran having a “happy” dinner with his family at Philippe restaurant, where he was presented with a Yanks jersey.
TAKING HER BETH SHOT
“2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs rang in the holiday season as the December 2013 cover girl of Philadelphia Style magazine’s holiday issue with a bash at Trust in Philadelphia. The Philly native, who plays Caroline Channing on the hit series, was joined by her boyfriend, “Mad Men” actor Michael Gladis. “She wore a Talbot Runhof dress and Jimmy Choo shoes,” a spy tells us. Guests enjoyed cocktails and specialty drinks provided by Diageo and indulged in delectable bites from Di Bruno Brothers.
LILO’S SEARCH PARTY
Paris Hilton’s brother Barron won’t dampen Lindsay Lohan’s parade. After he accused LiLo of instigating a fight during Art Basel in Miami, Lohan was back partying for the holidays. A spy tells us she threw a private dinner at a Gramercy Park brownstone and felt festive enough to invite some strangers via text. “Come by Apt 1,” read one text that Confidenti@l saw. Asked if one needed to be on a list to get in, Lindsay responded: “No.” We hear Oprah’s camera crews were also in attendance.
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The game may not have been a gripper. First Lady Michelle Obama yawns beside President Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii.
THE OBAMAS POP UP
The Presidential popcorn has landed … in the President’s lap. On Sunday, President Obama took in the game and some snacks at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic men’s basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the University of Akron Zips in Manoa, Hawaii. Joining him were wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, who managed to keep their kernels under control.
BYNES BACK ON HER FEET
Amanda Bynes looked much healthier, despite the crazy sweater choice, as she shopped in California with parents Jillian and Tommy Bynes following her release from the UCLA Medical Center in Malibu earlier this month. The actress, who signed up for fashion classes, is looking better by the day.
Tina Fey and Jerry Seinfeld aim to drive you nuts in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
There’s no better way to ring in 2014 than talking about hookers with Jay Leno. That’s just one of the conversations featured on Season 3 of Jerry Seinfeld’s successful Web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which returns on Jan. 2. Also riding shotgun with Seinfeld this season are Louis C.K., Tina Fey (who admits she can’t drive), Patton Oswalt and Howard Stern, who Seinfeld calls a “hip wicked witch of the west.”
Rachel Uchitel and daughter Wyatt Lily check out the new Upper West Side store.
ANOTHER LILY BLOOMS
Rachel Uchitel, whose divorce from Matt Hahn is almost finalized, has opened an Upper West Side boutique named for her adorable 19-month old daughter, Wyatt Lily, and shares exclusive pics with Confidenti@l. The chic Columbus Ave. store sells clothing, books, shoes and accessories. Here, mom and daughter shop together!
KHRISTMAS IS KOMING
The Kardashian/Jenner clan will spend Christmas Eve in style with a huge catered meal at momager Kris Jenner’s Calabasas manse — and her ex, Bruce Jenner, will be in attendance. The “Keeping up With the Kardashians” crew, including Khloe, who filed for divorce from troubled Lamar Odom earlier this month, have been invited, minus Odom. Khloe’s new love interest, L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp, has been invited instead. We hear over 100 people will be at the bash.
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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi goes out for some winter tanning.
Even though it’s the dead of winter, it doesn’t mean you can slack on your GTL. “Jersey Shore” star Snooki hits Sizzle Tans in East Hanover, N.J., for a little color.