December 12, 2003
IN THE COLD
At the New York premiere of Cold Mountain, Nicole Kidman, who recently had been linked – and then unlinked – with Lenny Kravitz, smiled mischievously when we asked how long she would wait to find true love. “If you meet the right person, you can wait forever,” said the actress (as her character, Ada, does in the film). Next up for Kidman, who wore a green woolen Chanel couture skirt suit to the premiere: A trip to Australia to visit her parents for their 40th wedding anniversary.
Of filming the movie in Romania, costar Jude Law told us, “The most rewarding thing … was not having the distractions and having the luggage and baggage of the everyday world.” He also enjoyed being outdoors. “I didn’t used to be an outdoor guy, but now I am,” he said. “I’ve become really good at climbing trees.”
FISH, CHIPS AND FASHION
Uma Thurman, Keira Knightley and Sigourney Weaver joined designers Vera Wang and Tommy Hilfiger at the recent grand opening of Asprey’s redesigned flagship jewelry store on Fifth Avenue in New York. Model Karen Elson made her DJ debut, spinning classic alternative rock for the crowd, which also included Donald Trump and Natasha Richardson. The guests munched on fried fish fingers wrapped in faux newspaper rolls, as a play on English fish-and-chips.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• Tara Reid, shopping at the Solstice sunglasses store in Miami’s South Beach – a favorite spot of Madonna, P. Diddy and Missy Elliott. She left with two pairs of shades: silver Emporio Armani and blue Gucci.
• Nicky Hilton, heading out of Baby’s nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas with rapper D.M.C. after a party hosted by Blender magazine.
• Chris Martin, minus new bride Gwyneth Paltrow, kicking back with a friend over drinks in the garden at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.
• Julia Roberts, refusing to pose for paparazzi at the New York City premiere of her film Mona Lisa Smile. After they booed, Roberts (who arrived and stuck with costar Ginnifer Goodwin) was led back to the photographers, who grabbed a few shots but still grumbled that she refused to look toward the cameras.
Reported by: SEAN DALY, AMY GURVITZ and ELIZABETH LEONARD