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Jessica & Tony
Jessica Simpson‘s private jet wasn’t stopping to refuel when it touched down on Nov. 30, in Dallas en route to Burbank, Calif., from Orlando, Fla. She had to pick up some important cargo: new boyfriend Tony Romo, 27. “She’s really into Tony,” says a source close to the singer-actress, 27, who took the Dallas Cowboys quarterback to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel the following night to celebrate former assistant Cacee Cobb’s birthday. Dining with a group of 12 including Cobb’s beau, Scrubs’ Donald Faison, at the hotel’s Dakota restaurant, “Jessica and Tony were cute and flirtatious,” says an onlooker. After dinner they staked out a booth next door with a group of friends at Teddy’s nightclub, where they later kissed in the middle of the club. “She misses having a serious relationship,” says a source. But with Romo in Texas and Simpson in Nashville recording an album, they’re taking it slow. “It’s fun,” says a pal. “They’re just seeing what happens.”
PLASTIC SURGERY WATCH
SHE GOT A NOSE JOB!
“I didn’t do this because I believe in plastic surgery—I did this to help my health,” High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale tells Scoop of the five-hour rhinoplasty procedure she underwent on Nov. 30 in L.A. because of a deviated septum. Tisdale, 22, says she refused to “act like I had nothing done.” So will the actress ever go under the knife again? “I was completely scared,” she says. “It’s uncomfortable, and I hope this is the only time I ever have to go through something like this.”
LOOK AT THESE LIPS!
These starlets are sporting seemingly fuller lips…. What’s going on?
She has a new love, but does she have new lips? Simpson did have Restylane injected into her lips in 2005, but her rep says, “She has not had anything done since.”
Hilton’s plump pucker recently raised eyebrows when she was spotted clubbing in L.A. But her rep denies that the heiress has had any work done.
She may be playing around with suitors, but not with her pucker. “She didn’t plump her lips,” says Lohan’s rep. “She’s a fan of Lip Venom lip plumper.”
The singer’s image continues to take a beating. So did she try to freshen up her look with larger lips? “She enhanced them a tad,” says a source.
Lindsay Dumps Riley
… AND MEETS WITH STAVROS & ADRIAN!
LINDSAY LOHAN has given the heave-ho to RILEY GILES, 24, the snowboarder she met last summer during rehab at Utah’s Cirque Lodge. “They’re over,” a source says. “They split after Thanksgiving weekend.” Riley traveled to N.Y.C. with Lohan and was photographed out with her family, but according to a source, Lohan, 21, ended the relationship “because of his behavior over the weekend.” The actress isn’t letting the split get her down: On Nov. 28 she and some friends met her ex-flame, STAVROS NIARCHOS, 22, at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills. Then on Nov. 30 ADRIAN GRENIER, 31, paid a visit to the Beverly Hills home where she’s staying, and the following day Stavros also visited Lohan there. Lohan’s rep tells Scoop Lindsay is merely “enjoying spending time with friends. She’s single.”
Wondering where, oh where, has Iggy gone? The Brussels griffon mix at the center of Ellen DeGeneres’s dog flap was recently photographed frolicking in the yard of his new owners (who have remained anonymous).
Paul & Rosanna
Paul McCartney, 65, and Rosanna Arquette, 48, may be keeping mum about their transatlantic courtship, but Arquette’s sibling Alexis, 38, sure isn’t. Alexis tells Scoop that her older sister and the British rocker “are spending more time together.”
What’s the love connection based on? Music, of course! “[Rosanna] interviewed him for a documentary she did on rock and roll,” the outspoken Arquette said at the TV academy’s annual Ribbon of Hope AIDS event in L.A. Dec. 1. “She’s been a big fan of his music for a long time.” Still, a friend of Arquette’s says, “Rosanna doesn’t know if she is emotionally up for this. He’s been open in his interest towards her, and the ball is in her court now.”
RYAN IS HANGING OUT WITH ABBIE!
Shortly after RYAN PHILLIPPE, 33, and REESE WITHERSPOON, 31, announced they were ending their marriage in October 2006, rumors swirled that Phillippe and Australian actress ABBIE CORNISH, 25, his costar in the film Stop Loss, had kicked off an offscreen relationship. (Reps for both didn’t comment on the reports.) Well, fast-forward a year, and Phillippe and Cornish appear as cozy as ever: On Nov. 30 Cornish was at Phillippe’s L.A. home with her arm around him. Then, on Dec. 2, Cornish went Christmas-wreath shopping with Phillippe’s daughter Ava, 8. A source tells Scoop that their relationship heated up this past summer: “Abbie and Ryan never stopped seeing each other since this summer, when they hung out quite a bit. It’s a friendly thing. They were romantically involved but not consistently.” Reps for both had no comment.
THE INN CROWD
Celebs are flocking to these see-and-be-seen Greenwich Village hot spots
BEATRICE INN VS. WAVERLY INN
Laid-back hipster haunt
WHAT TO ORDER
The “West 12th St.,” a Pravda vodka cocktail
NAME BEHIND IT
Paul Sevigny, musician and brother of Chloë, is co-owner.
WHAT TO ORDER
The signature dish that celebs crave? Macaroni and cheese with shaved white truffles.
NAME BEHIND IT
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter is co-owner.
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CELEB DO-GOODERS
Oprah Winfrey’s generous acts are contagious—at least with young Americans. According to a survey of the under-25 set conducted by the Web-based DoSomething.org, the daytime TV queen tops the list of stars whose impact on young people prompts them to get involved. “Oprah is a lovable celebrity with … likability and high inspiration,” says the report. Other celebs who inspire action? Eco-friendly activist Al Gore came in at No. 2, followed by Lance Armstrong. Angelina Jolie and Bono rounded out the Top 5, with Brad Pitt at No. 6.
UGLY BETTY’S Mark Indelicato
The hit show’s teen star dishes about his newfound love of fashion—and those rumors about his character!
As Justin Suarez, the style-savvy nephew of America Ferrera’s character on Ugly Betty, Mark Indelicato is developing a passion for fashion. He reveals to PEOPLE’s Charlotte Triggs the only downside to being a 13-year-old on an award-winning show.
Did you have to learn about style for this part?
I had to study and read a lot about fashion. I didn’t know who Yves Saint Laurent was! Now I love YSL, Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss, but I love companies like 7 For All Mankind and True Religion too. That’s what I’m into.
Justin’s wardrobe can be as outrageous as Betty’s.
I’ve come to the conclusion that nothing is too pink, too green or too much for Justin!
Do you go to school?
I’m in an online charter school, and I have a studio teacher 24/7 when I’m working.
Does anyone on-set help with your homework?
I’ll go to America for math. We sit on the set in our chairs and we’re doing math. It’s funny.
There is speculation that your character is gay.
He’s so young, and he’s finding himself now. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but if it does, Justin is Justin and Mark is Mark and that’s it.
What’s it like going to award shows and parties?
I’m invited, but I’m 13. I don’t have any interest really in going, sitting with the cast and watching them drink. I’d rather be in my bed sleeping!