As if it wasn’t bad enough that Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom broke up with his girlfriend of two years, Kate Bosworth – he also lost his best friend. Temporarily, anyway. Spies tell us that the British actor roamed L.A.’s Runyon Canyon during the weekend, whistling and calling after his lost pooch, Sidi. “Have you seen a black dog,” a frantic Bloom asked passers-by before splitting up with his hiking pal to search in opposite directions. But there was a happy ending: A rep tells us boy and dog have been reunited.
They may be living apart, but Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are still a fixture at New York hotspot Butter. The pair arrived separately to the restaurant/club but spent their regular Monday night hang together, dancing on top of the seats at their back table, partying with friends and chatting. Also at Butter that night: six-time NBA champion and retired Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen.
It seems rumors of Carmen Electra’s pregnancy have been greatly exaggerated … for now. “My wife and I are looking forward to having a child, however, she is not pregnant right now,” rocker Dave Navarro told us at L.A.’s Key Club recently, where the former Baywatch babe performed with her new burlesque group The Bombshells. “Let’s nip that in the bud. We want kids, but we aren’t pregnant.” It may not be long, though. Electra immediately interjected: “I’m ready,” to which Navarro rebutted: “She says she’s ready, then she gets a gig and she’s gotta fly out somewhere.” Still, says Electra, “It’s one of those things that you just make it work. There are things that you can do, even while I’m pregnant. I can still work. If you try to plan it, you’ll never find the right time. That’s what everyone always tells me. You just gotta do it.” Stay tuned …
Caught in the Act
• Sideways star Paul Giamatti, browsing through the upstairs DVD section at L.A.’s Virgin Megastore.
• Former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert, buying place settings solo at a boutique in West Los Angeles.
• By KWALA MANDEL, TIFFANY MCGEE, MARISA LAUDADIO and CLARE KLEINEDLER