December 29, 2003
CARMEN WILL BE CARMEN
Just because Carmen Electra has tied the knot with rocker Dave Navarro, doesn’t mean the former Baywatch babe will change her sexy image. “It seems like since we have been married, more opportunities have happened,” she tells Daily Insider. “We are such a positive couple, and I think if anything (marriage) sort of takes you to the next level. Aerobic Striptease (Electra’s new erotic DVD) is meant for women, and I still love to pose for the men’s magazines. It’s a part of who I am and Dave is supportive.”
O.C.: THE GAME?
Would you like a cold drink with the new episode of The O.C.? “Our show has become, like, this drinking phenomenon,” says star Mischa Barton, 17. “A lot of our fans are such avid watchers that every time I wear a miniskirt or someone passes out, they take a sip.” So which cast member would be crowned champ of the unofficial O.C. drinking game? “Definitely Ben (McKenzie, 25),” says star Adam Brody, 23. “He can drink the most.”
After indulging in an open bar and a smorgasbord of goodies at the after-party for Survivor: Pearl Islands, the castaways – minus Rupert, Lil, skinny Ryan and the $1 million winner, Sandra Diaz-Twine – boarded a private bus outside Stage 36 at CBS Television City and headed for the Standard Lounge and Sky Bar on L.A.’s Sunset Strip. Upon returning to their hotel, show villain Jonny Fairplay (a.k.a. Jon Dalton) joined some of the castaways in Burton’s room, where they drank liquor and beer provided by the show until sunrise. According to one spy, the celebration included at least one love connection: studly Burton and cutie Michelle were “hot and heavy all night.”
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• Quentin Tarantino, holding court with friends over drinks on the couches at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont.
• Actor and up-and-coming film director Chazz Palminteri (currently shooting Noel, about jaded New Yorkers celebrating the holidays), at chic Italian restaurant Buonanotte in Old Montreal. When he was asked for an autograph, he signed his name on his plate. No word on whether it was washed first.
Written by: SEAN DALY
Reported by: SEAN DALY, ALEXIS CHIU, ELIZABETH LEONARD and EILEEN TRAVERS