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Halle & Gabriel BATTLE OVER NAHLA?
When Halle Berry and model Gabriel Aubry split last April, their parting appeared refreshingly amicable and was followed by several joint outings with their daughter Nahla, 2. But Aubry, 35, recently filed a petition asking to be recognized as Nahla’s father and to officially share custody, a move an insider says frustrated the actress. Why did he do it? Multiple sources say that things got complicated after Berry began dating French actor Olivier Martinez, 45, last summer. “Gabriel liked their arrangement before Olivier,” a friend says of Aubry, who was staying with Berry, 44, in her Beverly Hills home as recently as September. Now, a Martinez pal says, the formerly friendly exes are “barely speaking.”
The Bachelor‘s Emily Maynard
‘I NEVER WANTED THE SYMPATHY VOTE’
There are plenty of women still vying for Brad Womack’s heart on The Bachelor, but for the moment, the Austin entrepreneur is smitten with Emily Maynard. During an emotional one-on-one, the former Charlotte hospital event-planner revealed that her racecar driver fiance, Ricky Hendrick, died in a plane crash six years ago when she was pregnant with their daughter Ricki. “It was scary,” she says of the disclosure. “I wanted everyone to know me. I never wanted the sympathy vote.” While a friend nominated her for the ABC show, Maynard, 25, participated because “I hadn’t had a serious relationship and had tried everything else!” She may have met her match: “[Brad] is the best guy,” she gushes. “Such a gentleman.” Regardless of the outcome, Maynard is grateful for the experience. “I got to know myself better,” she says. “And I couldn’t be more flattered by all the positivity people give me.”
STARS’ NEW LOOKS!
Wacky, wild, curly or cropped, these new dos show that fame is the mother of reinvention.
The oldest son of Hugh Hefner, 84, and former Playmate Kimberly Conrad, 48, looks to have inherited his father’s taste in women. Marston, a philosophy major, 20, is dating Playboy‘s Miss October, Claire Sinclair, 19.
The 21-year-old daughter of Eddie Murphy, 49, and ex-wife and former model Nicole Murphy, 43, recently made her debut in an ad for Dark & Lovely, saying, “It’s honestly a dream come true!”
HOPPER JACK PENN
The 17-year-old son of Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, 50, and ex-wife Robin Wright, 44, Hopper Jack, shares his famous father’s passion for surfing.
He cycles with dad and does yoga with mom Maria Shriver. Patrick, 17, is also cofounder of Project360, an apparel company that donates proceeds to Alzheimer’s research.
The aspiring actress, 21, is the daughter of Andie MacDowell, 52, and Paul Qualley, 52.
KOURTNEY’S BABY HAS ‘OLD MAN’ STYLE
Kourtney Kardashian’s son has a wardrobe that’s mature way beyond his 13 months!
THE “LEISURE WORLD”
THE “SUNDAY BEST”
THE “DAPPER DON”
THE “FLORIDA BEACHCOMBER”
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• 1/21, L.A.: Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing were all smiles at AZIAM’s new “Wife Lover” tank launch. A percentage of proceeds goes to Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.
• 1/22, Park City, Utah: Susan Sarandon and Lil Jon played Ping-Pong at Bing Bar during a SPiN bash … Zoe Saldana helped sister Cisely launch her new production company at TAO at the Samsung Galaxy Tab Lift. Cisely also visited the House of SWAGG, who donated to Stand Up To Cancer … Newlyweds Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky hit the slopes with his little bro Liam at Oakley’s Learn to Ride. On 1/23 Penn Badgley went snowboarding with a Burton pro…Kate Bosworth caught up with her Another Happy Day costars Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore at Silver restaurant hosted by Belvedere … Adrian Grenier’s band the Honey Brothers rocked at the Superdry Experience.
JAKE & TAYLOR
Courteney Cox and daughter Coco have been visiting David Arquette in rehab, and Cox participated in his therapy …
COLONEL FLAVOR FLAV
The rapper is opening Flav’s Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa, and plans on working there! …
HOT IN UTAH
50 who? Chelsea Handler was spotted making out with hotelier Andre Balazs at Sundance.