People Staff
November 05, 2007 12:00 PM


EVA LONGORIA PARKER (who recently took her husband Tony’s last name—”I love the tradition,” she gushed) chaired the Padres Contra El Cáncer’s El Sueño de Esperanza annual gala. The event, which raised $830,000 for families of children with cancer, was attended by JESSICA ALBA and NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN. GEORGE LOPEZ served as the MC for the auction, which featured an Ugly Betty set visit, backstage passes to a J.LO and MARC ANTHONY concert and dancing lessons with MARIO LOPEZ and girlfriend KARINA SMIRNOFF. “I know what this charity is about,” says Eva’s Desperate Housewives costar RICARDO CHAVIRA. “You can’t say no to it!”


SCARLETT JOHANSSON and boyfriend RYAN REYNOLDS holed up for the weekend at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont for Reynolds’s 31st birthday. “They had some great alone time,” says a pal of theirs. That Saturday night, Oct. 20, Johansson gathered friends for a bash at the hotel and for his present gave Reynolds her wisdom tooth dipped in gold. “She figured he has everything,” says another source. “Why not be creative?”


“I have a joke—they’re meaner than they are ugly,” kids Heroes’ KRISTEN BELL when asked about her new costars at the Elie Tahari boutique opening in Beverly Hills. “I look around and think, ‘How can you get this many beautiful people in one room who are all nice?'”

New couple alert? SOPHIA BUSH dined with Dallas Cowboys quarterback TONY ROMO at N9NE Steakhouse in Dallas Oct. 22. The next day Bush stayed by his side as Romo cohosted a party for Xbox’s Guitar Hero III.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY may love going shirtless, but he’ll help others stay clothed. “During a scene my bikini top fell off,” Alexie Gilmore, his costar in the comedy Surfer Dude, said at the Grey Goose Iconoclasts event. “He was a gentleman and covered me up.”

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