Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston celebrated their second wedding anniversary on July 29. But a week earlier, at the L.A. premiere of Full Frontal, the Steven Soderbergh film in which Pitt has a small role, the affectionate couple acted like they were still on their honeymoon. “Dude, I’m all for it,” Pitt told me when I asked him about married life. “It’s exciting for us.” It certainly helps that they’ve been able to spend a lot of time together this summer. “We’ve both had time off,” said Pitt, “so we’ve been enjoying our life—little vibe at home, little vibe at the beach.” Translation: They’ve been happily housebound at their $13.5 million Beverly Hills home and their 11-acre beach house in Santa Barbara, Calif.
When the Rolling Stones begin their 27-city tour of the U.S. and Canada on Sept. 3 in Boston, they’ll be missing a key player. Their chief roadie, Royden (Chuch) Magee, who had been with the band for 27 years (and with guitarist Ronnie Wood for five years before that), died of a heart attack while the band was rehearsing in Toronto on July 18. On July 24 the band took a private jet to Marquette, Mich., to attend Magee’s funeral. Before an SRO crowd at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Wood played an acoustic, bluesy version of “Amazing Grace.” (Drummer Charlie Watts sat it out in a pew.) Said one attendee: “Everyone was overwhelmed.”
Why did Téa Leoni and David Duchovny name their new baby, born June 15, Kyd? Duchovny, who holds a master’s in literature from Yale, tells me it’s in homage to 16th-century English playwright Thomas Kyd. But around the house the kid isn’t even called Kyd—veryone calls him Miller, which is the baby’s middle name. “We knew we were going to call him Miller, so the first name was kind of a throwaway,” says Duchovny. Leoni is just glad the boy is all right: He was born a week late, and Leoni had undergone a difficult labor with her first child, Madelaine West, 3. “This was a lot easier,” Duchovny says. “But Téa’s tired. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world.”
Some of the best performances in Hollywood can only be seen in some of the more exclusive living rooms around town. On most weekends a close-knit group of celeb friends gather at each other’s homes for “game night.” Matthew Perry, Kathy Najimy, Hank Azaria, Kristen Johnson and Mike Myers often get together for a few fastpaced rounds of charades, followed by a cutthroat game of “celebrity,” in which players try to guess the star that their teammate is describing or pantomiming. Talk about an L.A. scene: famous people prompting other famous people to try and guess the identities of yet other famous people.