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JENNIFER & BRADLEY
IS IT ON?
A month after his split with Renée Zellweger, 42, Bradley Cooper is giving it another go with a familiar face: Jennifer Aniston, also 42. In 2009 the pair created quite the frenzy (Jen and Brad[ley] Part Deux!) when they stepped out for an N.Y.C. dinner date, but they didn’t seem to click-until now. “Jen and Bradley reconnected after he split with Renee,” a source tells Scoop. “In the past few weeks, they have stayed in contact.” Cooper, 36, who has been abroad promoting his thriller Limitless, “plans on spending time with Jen when he is finished,” continues the source. So what’s changed for the duo this time around? “Jen always had a soft spot for Bradley,” says the source, “and she thinks he is very attractive and charming. They have a lot in common … and she’s willing to give [him] another chance.”
CHARLIE SHEEN’S TOUR TORPEDO-OR BOMB?
The former Two and a Half Men star, 45, reportedly earns between $250,000 and $275,000 per show and could pocket $7 million by the end of his 20-city tour. “Ka-ching!” for sure, but not all of his performances have been exactly “winning!” If you’re debating forking out for a ticket, here’s a preview of what you might expect.
DETROIT April 2
He advertised “Defeat is not an option,” but Sheen ate his words after kicking off his tour with a disastrous performance in the Motor City. One of the only times the crowd cheered amid all the boos was when Sheen put on a Detroit Tigers baseball jersey after telling his goddesses to burn one of his shirts from Two and a Half Men backstage-which they did.
CHICAGO April 3
In the Windy City, Sheen added a moderator but still found it difficult to stay on topic, at one point showing the contents of his bag to the crowd. (It contained pistachios, a flashlight, a pocket knife, a mini ketchup bottle and cigarettes.) On hand for moral support were his goddesses Natalie Kenly (left) and Rachel Oberlin.
COLUMBUS April 6
Save for a shirtless moment, Sheen wore Ohio State gear to appeal to the nearly sold-out crowd at the Palace Theater-and he was hopeful that his fans would pick up souvenirs in return. “Do me a favor,” he asked the audience, who later lined up in droves to buy $100 jerseys. “Go buy a T-shirt. I don’t have a … job.”
NEW YORK April 8 and 10
There were a few funny moments the first night at Radio City Music Hall (“I might as well have been speaking Aramaic,” he joked of playing a stockbroker in the first Wall Street movie). But the show was cut short due to the booing crowd. Two nights later he gave a better performance and invited former MLB player Darryl Strawberry and TV host James Lipton onstage.
A WEEK AFTER TYING THE KNOT, REESE WITHERSPOON AND JIM TOTH HIT THE TROPICS (WITH THE KIDS!)
As they waited for their luggage at the international airport in Belize City on April 4, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth “looked like regular tourists,” said one eyewitness. Very happy tourists. “They were holding hands and hugging; she was smiling.” Joined by her kids (Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7), Toth, 40, and Witherspoon, 35, spent six nights at the luxurious Blancaneaux Lodge (right), a 20-room resort in the rain forest. Says a source about the newlyweds: “Things are pretty perfect.”
The actress, mother and U.N. goodwill ambassador adds jewelry designer to her resume
For nine months Angelina Jolie worked with jeweler Robert Procop to create the Style of Jolie collection, with all proceeds going to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. For now, the collection-featuring rare gemstones such as emeralds sourced from Colombia-is only available to private clients, with prices starting at $4,000.
1 Sporting the “27 Emerald Tablet Ring” at the Golden Globes, Jolie counts the emerald as one of her favorite gemstones.
2 A pendant she made for Brad Pitt inspired the “Green Beryl Tablet Earrings.” For the original, Jolie had a microscopic love letter to Pitt engraved on the gemstone.
3 The “Five Row White Quartz Tablet Bracelet” is one of Pitt’s favorites. He and Procop designed a similar one for Jolie last Christmas.
HOLLYWOOD AT HOME
FROM THE WEST COAST TO THE EAST, THESE STARS ARE LIVIN’ LARGE
20,000+ SQ. FT.
The quarterback and his supermodel wife are finishing construction on a 3.75-acre estate in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood. Along with a nursery for 16-month-old son Benjamin, the property also reportedly has a wine cellar, gym and six-car garage.
20,424 SQ. FT.
Her 1959 Montecito, Calif., home has four bedrooms and 11 bathrooms-and is worth a whopping $85 million.
9,109 SQ. FT. main house
JERRY AND JESSICA SEINFELD
A baseball diamond sits on the estate (once owned by Billy Joel) that covers more than 10 acres in Amagansett, N.Y.
10,953 SQ. FT.
OZZY AND SHARON OSBOURNE
The couple paid $12.3 million in 2007 for the six-bedroom, 10-bathroom home that sits on 2.3 acres in Hidden Hills, Calif.
25,391 SQ. FT.
WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH
Their kids Willow, Jaden and Trey have room to roam on the 95-acre compound in Calabasas, Calif.
AMERICAN IDOL class of 2011
The remaining finalists award each other school yearbook superlatives
SCOTTY McCREERY & LAUREN ALAINA
PROM KING & QUEEN
“Scotty is the all-American baseball player and Lauren is the cheerleader,” says McDonald. Adds Reinhart: “They’ve got that charm going on with everybody.”
HALEY REINHART & CASEY ABRAMS
“They get along really well and are both into jazz,” says McDonald. Plus, “they have the same kind of vibe-both have curly hair and are happy-go-lucky,” says McCreery.
“He will flirt with a fly!” jokes Lusk. Reinhart seconds that: “He flirts with anything that walks, pretty much. I’ll leave it at that!”
FUTURE OSCAR WINNER
“He’s the drama king-he can force out a tear whenever he wants,” says McDonald. Lusk agrees: “I really want one, seriously.”
“He’s always cutting jokes; he’s never serious,” says McCreery. “He’s always talking crazy,” adds Alaina. “Paul is the funny one.”
“He’s gone through so much, but he is so freaking true to himself,” says Langone. Plus, “he’s just a funny dude,” says McDonald.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• 4/7, L.A.: The Bachelorette‘s Ali Fedotowsky and fiance Roberto Martinez cozied up at Svedka Vodka’s Night of a Billion Reality Stars premiere. • 4/3, L.A.: Ellen Pompeo and hubby Chris Ivery happily hit the Lakers Casino night presented by Pechanga casino. • 4/6, L.A.: Ashley Tisdale hung with her High School Musical costars at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure DVD release. • 4/9, Las Vegas: Justin Bartha celebrated Marquee’s Dayclub opening at the Cosmopolitan. • 4/7, L.A.: Ashlee Simpson had an afternoon of fun with son Bronx at the Lucky Kids event cohosted by Target. • 4/8, L.A.: Dancing with the Stars‘ Mark Ballas had a cozy dinner with recently ousted American Idol‘s Pia Toscano.