April 8, 2004
Passover was a family affair for Demi Moore and Madonna, who attended a Kabbalah retreat at the Westin Diplomat Hotel near Miami earlier this week. Moore brought Ashton Kutcher, while Madonna was accompanied by hubby Guy Ritchie and her two kids. Along with taking in the retreat’s lectures and events, Madonna and Ritchie were spotted on the beach and relaxing by the Diplomat’s pool. “She’s very sincere, very authentic and she’s got an amazing consciousness,” one attendee to Monday night’s seder told Daily Insider about Madonna. “She is just like us, had no airs, no bodyguards. If you’re willing to stay until 3 in the morning, it’s not just an act.” Both Ritchie and Kutcher also took in Miami’s party scene: Guy was spotted (sans the Mrs.) at South Beach nightclub Mansion on Saturday night; Ashton stopped by the Raleigh Hotel’s poolside Sunday Soiree.
SAY IT AIN’T SO
We bet you thought American Idol reject William Hung’s recent fame was just a novelty. Nope! Turns out the “She Bangs,” um, singer – whose debut album, Inspiration, was released this week – is becoming something of a phenomenon. Don’t believe it? Well, it seems Mr. Hung has bumped none other than Britney Spears off the top of Screensaver.com’s list of celebrity downloads. We won’t say he’s more popular than Jesus … but James Caviezel from The Passion is now at No. 3 on Screensaver.com’s list, followed by Orlando Bloom, Tupac, Usher and Beyonce.
13 GOING ON …
Speaking of Britney, she couldn’t make it to little sister Jamie Lynn Spears’s 13th birthday party, held at Hollywood nightclub Cinespace – but Jennifer Garner made a surprise appearance. The girl-only party, which included manicures, pedicures and henna tattoos, also featured a private screening of Garner’s new flick 13 Going on 30. Big sis Brit wasn’t forgotten, though – the DJ played her current single, “Toxic,” and the teens put on their best cheerleading moves.
STARS, OF A FASHION
It’s not unusual to find stars at a fashion show – but some took to the runway Tuesday night for a special Tommy Hilfiger event held at the South Coast Plaza mall outside L.A. After regular models strolled the catwalk, out came ‘NSync singer Joey Fatone, followed by Aisha Tyler, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams, Nicky Hilton, and Real World Las Vegas stars Alton Williams II and Irulan Wilson. Fans began screaming when Sex and the City hottie Jason Lewis came out – and got even louder for The Bachelorette’s Meredith and Ian. Of Hilfiger, singer Williams said, “I love Tommy. I’ve loved Tommy for years. I love his clothes. We just kinda clicked.” After the show, the party moved to Hollywood hotspot Concorde, where most of the celeb models mixed with Mischa Barton and Brandon Davis, Jessica Simpson and sister Ashlee, Jason Biggs, Bai Ling, Wilmer Valderrama, Cris Judd, Dennis Rodman, Dule Hill, Lindsay Lohan, Shane West, 8 Simple Rules stars Amy Davidson and Kaley Cuoco – and, of course, Tommy Hilfiger.
Reported by: JON WARECH, JULIE KAY, ADRIANA CORDOVI, ZORIANNA KIT and MARGI BLASH