MILA’S BACKPACK BACKTRACK
When it comes to Mila Kunis’s vacation choices, boyfriend Macaulay Culkin may know best. According to an Israeli news report, Culkin cut short their recent trip to Israel after violence in the region flared, and he also put the kibosh on Kunis’s misguided hostel-hopping plans. “My friends backpacked Europe after high school and stayed at hostels, and I kept telling [Macaulay] that we should try it,” Kunis, 22, told PEOPLE before her trip to the Middle East. “He’s like, ‘You don’t want to stay in hostels—you won’t like it.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not a princess. I’ll be fine.'” But Kunis, whose FOX show Family Guy is coming up on its 100th episode, soon saw Culkin’s point of view. “He showed me pictures on the Internet. I was like, ‘Share a room with how many people? Share a bathroom? How would I wash my hair?'” The new plan: “We are going to backpack between Four Seasons.”
THREE QUESTIONS FOR … SCARLETT JOHANSSON
1. WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO PLAY WOODY ALLEN’S DAUGHTER IN THE COMEDY SCOOP (OUT JULY 28)?
Odd. One of my favorite lines in the script is, “Stop telling everybody I sprung from your loins.”
2. WOODY DESCRIBES YOU AS “SEXUALLY OVERWHELMING”—REACTION?
Um, I guess I take it as a compliment. I sometimes find him to be overwhelming, maybe not sexually—but before he eats his muffins in the morning.
3. YOU RECENTLY WRAPPED THE NANNY DIARIES WITH 7-YEAR-OLD NICK ART. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT KIDS?
You can always get a kid’s attention by offering them cookies.
ARNOLD: TEAM LOCKLEAR
When Denise Richards first separated from Charlie Sheen, she and best friend Heather Locklear put up a united front. But when, a year later, Richards dashed off to Europe with Locklear’s estranged husband, Richie Sambora, the battle lines were drawn in Hollywood. “Heather can hold her head high,” says Locklear pal Tom Arnold, 47, who costars with her in the upcoming drama Oranges. “When [marriage problems] went down with her friend—or ex-friend—[Heather] stood by her friend. That’s the kind of person she is.” In fact, Arnold can’t seem to escape this particular marital melodrama. He notes, “Charlie Sheen just moved two doors down from me.”
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