Jude Law may have had the acting chops to star opposite Tom Hanks and Paul Newman in Road to Perdition, but apparently the Brit was too good-looking to be believable as Maguire, a crime-scene photographer who moonlights as a hit man. So director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) ordered his crew to rough him up. First a hairstylist, using jeweler’s glasses, spent two days tediously thinning Law’s hair, snipping out individual strands. Then makeup artists took over, lowering his gum line, “rotting” his teeth and attaching fake nails to make him look seedier. “I was a little horrified the next morning, when I woke up with no hair and long nails, but I could live with it,” says Law, whose 5-year-old son Rafferty (with actress wife Sadie Frost) wasn’t so sure. “My little boy hated it—hated it! He laughed about my head—my dad’s kind of bald, so I looked like his granddad—but the nails he didn’t like at all.”
Chelsea Clinton has quietly dipped a toe into the international political arena. On July 1 the former First Daughter started a summer internship at the World Health Organization in Geneva. I’m told she spent her first day working on the group’s Web site, and in the coming weeks she’ll help design strategies to reduce health dangers to children around the world. No word yet on whether boyfriend Ian Klaus will jet in from London to help Clinton sample Geneva’s nightlife.
Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer and his second wife, Caroline, are still enjoying the glow of postwedding bliss—except for the tourists constantly knocking on the front door of their London home. The couple, who wed last December, live in the famous Notting Hill house with the blue door that was featured in the film of the same name, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. “Even though Caroline sold the door for £5,000 [in December 1999] and the new one is painted a different color, they still come,” Spencer says. Life should be easier when they move to the West London home they recently purchased from Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour. That is, unless Pink Floyd fans come calling.
Christopher Reeve and his wife, Dana, celebrated their 15th anniversary on June 30, although they’ve only been married for 10 years. Turns out June 30 marks the day they met at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1987. “For both of us, we really feel like our lives changed the day we met,” Dana tells me. The couple are looking forward to their next milestone. On Sept. 25 Reeve will celebrate his 50th birthday in New York City with a fundraiser for his Paralysis Foundation. On the guest list are a few other celebs who share his birthday—a group which calls itself the 9-25 Club and includes Barbara Walters, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.