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Twilight costars Kristen Stewart, 19, and Robert Pattinson, 23, play lovers in the vampire romance film franchise, and it seems their passion has spilled offscreen. Last month at Vancouver nightclub Richard’s on Richards, “Robert was leaning against the wall, his arms around Kristen, and they were full-on making out, totally acting like a couple,” says waitress Alicia Bell. Some of their costars, who say Stewart is still dating actor Michael Angarano, 21, are unconvinced. “They’re like brother and sister!” says New Moon‘s Alex Meraz. (And on June 8, Rob was seen holding hands with a mystery blonde in New York City.) However, another source claims, “he’s been after Kristen since they started filming.”
On Sept. 1 WHITNEY HOUSTON, 45, will release her first album in seven years. So is the iconic singer—who entered rehab and divorced Bobby Brown during her hiatus—ready for her comeback? “She was battling confidence issues when we started [recording] three years ago, but that’s behind her,” songwriter Johnta Austin, who worked on the as-yet-untitled album, tells Scoop. “She’s put her heart into her music. She knows what people expect of her. She’s excited.”
Who Has the Sexier Burger Commercial?
Audrina Patridge’s racy TV spot for Carl’s Jr. follows similarly sexy ads featuring Paris Hilton (also for Carl’s Jr.) and Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi (for Hardee’s). People.com readers brave a bite.
THE People POLL
15% PARIS HILTON
38% PADMA LAKSHMI
47% AUDRINA PATRIDGE
(For more on Audrina, see page 26!)
IS CHELSEA PLANNING A SUMMER WEDDING?
Well, recent reports claim that Chelsea Clinton, 29, and her investment banker beau Marc Mezvinsky, 31, are planning to marry on Martha’s Vineyard in late August. But a rep for the daughter of former President Bill Clinton tells Scoop, “There is no wedding in the works, and she is not currently engaged.”
Taking the pulse of celebrity love lives
ON A BREAK!
LEONARDO DICAPRIO & BAR REFAELI
The couple of three years are taking a break, sources tell Scoop. “For the time being, they’ve split,” says a source. “They’re doing their own thing.” DiCaprio, 34, has been spotted flirting at clubs on both coasts, while Refaeli, 24, hit the Young Hollywood Awards June 7 solo.
AUDRINA PATRIDGE & COREY BOHAN
On June 6 The Hills‘ Patridge, 24—who just split from Star Trek‘s Chris Pine—was spotted making out with her former BMX beau, 27, at Las Vegas’s Tao Beach.
WEDDING IS OFF!
CHRISTINA RICCI & OWEN BENJAMIN
Ricci, 29, and her comedian beau called off their engagement “after they got into a fight and decided to reevaluate things,” says a source. But, says another source, “they’re still friends.”
DEMI LOVATO & TRACE CYRUS
“I can’t get U off my mind!” the Metro Station singer (and Miley’s bro!), 20, tweeted to Lovato, 16, on June 4. A source says the pair, who met in April at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere, are an item. Reps had no comment.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD & SHANE WEST
Since getting cozy at West’s June 6 31st-birthday party at Bardot Hollywood nightclub, the former costars (brother and sister on the late-’90s drama Once & Again) are heating up. “I have a celebrity crush on Shane, of course,” Wood, 21, coyly told Scoop on June 7, “and the party was great.”
Tinseltown toasted its rising stars at Hollywood Life Media’s Young Hollywood Awards June 7. Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick won for breakthrough male, while American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert was named artist of the year. At the afterparty AnnaLynne McCord caught up with her ex, Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz, and Bar Refaeli enjoyed a girls’ night out.
• 6/3, L.A.: Rebecca Romijn traded baby tales with Angie Harmon at the Dior Beauty luncheon. • 6/6, Montauk, N.Y.: Claire Danes and fiancé Hugh Dancy toasted Jay McInerney at the Accompanied Literary Society event at the Montauk Yacht Club. • 6/4, Fort Lauderdale: Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber double-dated at the W Hotel grand opening. • 6/6, Miami: Chris Brown hit the Fontainebleau hotel with singer Mario and swung by LIV nightclub. • 6/3, N.Y.C.: Milo Ventimiglia met astronaut Buzz Aldrin at Omega’s bash celebrating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.
BLOWOUT B-DAY BASH
Justin Long celebrated his 31st b-day at Velvet Margarita in Hollywood June 6 with on-again girlfriend Drew Barrymore. The duo were joined by Scarlett Johansson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Vince Vaughn, who had a dance-off with Sam Rockwell at the bar.
5 Questions for …
The sexy star of The Hangover comes clean about his love life (he’s single!), texting his mom and a microwave-popcorn debacle
1 Are you dating?
I am single. In a woman I look for humor, intelligence, inner and outer beauty. But really, there’s no template.
2 How do you feel about the rumors on your love life?
I find them comical. When I first moved to L.A., there were rumors that I was dating Victor Garber [his Alias costar]. That’s flattering.
3 Do you text?
I’m a text addict. I tell my parents to learn how and they won’t. So I suffer the phone call of why haven’t you called in the past 24 hours. And I say, “Well, can’t we text?” It drives me nuts!
4 You like to cook. Any mishaps?
I do lots of overcooking microwave popcorn. One time I put 55 minutes instead of 55 seconds, and the whole microwave plate blew up.
5 What section of a newspaper do you read first?
The New York Times editorial page. I’m not good, but I’ll do the crossword until Wednesday.