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GAMES OF LOVE
After a teary fight with Harry Morton, Lindsay Lohan leaps into the arms of Stavros Niarchos. Rebound—or ruse?
Lindsay Lohan has a busted arm—that you can tell by the cast. Was her heart also broken last week? Has it already mended? More difficult to say. After a Sept. 21 row with clean-living restaurateur Harry Morton at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont— Lohan was seen sobbing and talking on her cell phone—sources close to them said that Morton had dumped her, in spite of Lohan’s efforts to cut down on partying. Two nights later the pair was seen talking briefly at Hyde Lounge, though a beaming Morton left alone. The next day, eyewitnesses saw Lohan and Stavros Niarchos (her former flame and rival Paris Hilton‘s ex) at L.A.’s Dragonfly club, with, says one, “fingers interlocked … sharing kisses on the lips.” A new romance for Lohan? A source close to Lindsay says no, claiming that her dalliance with Niarchos was a strategy to make Morton jealous—and it worked: “The two are back together now.” Still, Morton’s pals say they haven’t reconciled. Lohan is “young … and a little bit immature,” says one of them. “Harry’s more low-key and not into the same stuff she’s into. She was too much drama.” Drama? What drama?
BRAD & ANGELINA: COMMON CAUSE
Charity work: It’s a family affair. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have put their passion, names and considerable assets together to form the Jolie/Pitt Foundation, an organization aiding humanitarian causes around the world. Announced on Sept. 20, the Jolie/Pitt Foundation’s first good deed was to donate $1 million to Global Action for Children and $1 million to Doctors Without Borders. “Angelina and Brad are committed to using their resources to help the world’s most vulnerable people,” their rep tells PEOPLE.
Everything Must Go
Kirstie Alley has been famously shedding pounds. Now she’s also getting rid of … tchochkes? From Sept. 22 to 24, the not-at-all-fat actress, 55, hosted a yard sale at her eight-bedroom L.A. villa. For sale? Her kids’ toys, bedding and a massive hot dog sculpture (a steal at $20). “There are only so many hope chests you can have,” Alley tells Scoop, “before it drives you nuts.”
Something to crow about: Alley’s rooster collection.
Lisa Corti blanket ($100) and pillow ($20): “I collect linens,” says Alley. “I love them!”
Just in time for Halloween: this unopened Grow a Creepie.
Relax: It’s just a toy ($1).
Just $1: bundles of chopsticks.
Bye-bye Bowling Bunnies ($7). “I was sad to see all my children’s toys go,” says Alley.
In addition to the hot dog, Alley also unloaded a french fry statue. Jenny would approve!
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Hollywood—or at least a tiny strip of Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks—is divided over Dancing with the Stars. Belle Gray, the boutique owned by Dancing alum Lisa Rinna, sells T-shirts and tanks boosting husband and current contestant Harry Hamlin. “We’re almost out of them, so we’re making more,” Rinna told Scoop. “Isn’t that cool?” (Even cooler: 100 percent of all the Team Harry sales go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.) But there’s competition next door at the Pretty boutique, where Joey Lawrence’s mom just happens to work as a seamstress. Does she sew tees for her son? “I don’t have the time,” Donna tells Scoop. She did, however, have Team Joey painted in the front window. Oh, it’s on!
It’s true: The chemistry between Willa Ford and Maksim Chmerkovskiy isn’t made for TV. Sources confirm a budding romance to Scoop. Says Ford: “We work hard, we fight, then we go out and have dinner!” Her partner adds, “We’re having a great time.” … Viewers know that Mario Lopez’s pro dancer Karina Smirnoff (above) was in pain after her performance Sept. 26. Why? She’d injured her back in rehearsal and was treated by a chiropractor.
Bachelor’s Prince Charming
Most of the women watching The Bachelor’s newest catch would not be his type: “I want someone who doesn’t sit at home watching TV,” Lorenzo Borghese tells Scoop. So what is the Manhattan-based cosmetics executive (and founder of the Royal Treatment Pet Spa) looking for? “An active girl—and someone who will be with me for the right reasons and not because I’m an Italian prince.” Still, dating royalty has its privileges. Borghese’s ideal outing: Asking his girlfriend to pack a light bag, then piloting a private plane to an exotic locale for dinner. “I like the look of surprise on my date’s face.” That’s amore.
NAME Lorenzo Livio Borghese
WEIGHT 165 lbs.
BORN Milan (raised in New Jersey)
HOBBIES Skiing, scuba-diving, flying
PEDIGREE His New York City-based parents are Prince Francesco and Princess Amanda Borghese (the family’s title was bestowed by a 17th-century pope)
FANTASIA’S DADDY DRAMA
Almost a year after releasing her autobiography, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, Fantasia Barrino has received a very unfavorable review: Her father filed a $10 million libel lawsuit against her publisher, Simon & Schuster, Sept. 26. (The Idol champ is not named in the suit.) Joseph Barrino claims the book contains lies, including the suggestion that he’s a deadbeat dad who valued his children’s music careers over their education. “The family sees this as an opportunity to restore their name and good reputation,” an attorney for Joseph tells Scoop. Fantasia’s rep could not be reached for comment.
Q + A
HEAVEN ON WHEELS
Born-again Stephen Baldwin gets his message to the masses in his tricked-out GMC truck
The hardest part about doing God’s work? For Stephen Baldwin, it’s finding parking. The 40-year-old born-again Christian has spent the summer touring the country in a truck he calls the Lord’s Lounge. (In the back: shag-carpeted walls, a 40-inch plasma screen TV and, of course, a pulpit.) The youngest Baldwin brother—author (with Mark Tabb) of The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith—sat down with Scoop to talk about religion and skateboarding.
How did you come up with the idea of trucking for God?
I have to give credit where credit is due: Matt McConaughey. To promote Sahara, he shrink-wrapped his trailer with an ad and drove it cross-country. I said to myself, that is a funky, folky way to do something.
You must get a lot of attention.
One of the funniest things about cruising in the Lord’s Lounge is when little kids look inside that thing and go, “Mom, we gotta get one of these!”
When did you become born-again?
Immediately after 9/11. It was an event I deemed to be a total impossibility. So, I thought, now anything is possible. And if that’s true, then it’s possible Jesus Christ is the savior.
What do your brothers think of all this?
We may not agree on certain issues, but it doesn’t matter—I respect them and they respect me. Everybody’s cool. But I never say too much … ’cause they can all kick my butt!
What else have you been up to?
I’ve helped produce two extreme sports skateboarding DVDs. They’re just as gnarly as all the other skate videos out there—just take out the sex, drugs and bad language.
Sounds like you have a lot going on.
Very busy working for the kingdom!