LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S TWO HOURS AGO
Prince just can’t get enough of himself. After three of his New York City concerts in July, the singer threw private parties at Butter. At two of them, he showed DVDs of that night’s concert on flat-screen TV. He watched certain sets intently, fast-forwarded through others and ended up dancing to his own show as partygoers joined in.
MATTER OF TRUST
The engaging alliance forged between Survivor: All-Stars‘ Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano continues to get stronger. Although they haven’t picked a wedding date yet, the couple have made one decision: They will not sign a prenup. “We don’t need to—we trust each other,” says Amber, who won $1 million on the show’s May 9 finale (Rob pocketed the $250,000 runner-up check). As for choosing a place to live, well, that’s not as easy. “We were looking for houses in Florida, but we haven’t made any decisions,” she says. “After our schedules die down, we can concentrate more on all of this.” That’s not to say the ex-health-club employee doesn’t know what she wants for her wedding. “It will be a very casual, laid-back beach wedding, probably next summer,” says Amber, adding that she’s already thumbing through bridal magazines to find the right dress. “I want something special, something light and airy.”
A BIRTHDAY WISH LIST
Drew Barrymore, Benicio Del Toro, Matt Damon, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were among the roughly 100 friends who turned out for David Spade’s 40th-birthday party July 24 at The Concorde in Hollywood. Guests danced to a live karaoke band—and plenty of impromptu performances. Kutcher and Spade sang, “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Paris Hilton and Bijou Phillips did a duet of “Straight Up,” and Rob Lowe belted “Play That Funky Music.” When Kutcher wasn’t singing, he cuddled with Moore in a booth while the actress’s daughters Scout and Rumer hit the dance floor.
FATHER KNOWS BEST
Has Tru Calling‘s Eliza Dushku found tru love? She’s been dating UCLA student Chris Ovitz since April, when the duo were set up on a blind date by Chris’s dad—former Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz. “She likes him because he’s intellectual,” says a source close to the actress. “A lot of the people she’s dated in the past were scenester types, but Chris is getting a degree. He wants to make it on his own without his dad’s connections.” Unless they’re of the romantic variety.
ABOUT A BOY…AND A GIRL
Okay I’ve got a 50-50 chance of being right about the sex of Julia Roberts‘s twins, but I’m betting she’s expecting a boy and a girl. That seems to be what Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta Pearson, think: They special-ordered two Thumbelina Baby Snuggle Sacks for Julia’s twins—Strawberry Sundae, in pink and green, and Danny’s Boy, patterned with black-and-silver dragons, in honor of the expectant dad, cameraman Danny Moder.