December 9, 2003
AH, YOUNG PUNK LOVE
It seems Kelly Osbourne may have reunited with former flame Rob Aston, a singer with the punk band The Transplants. Ozzy’s little girl was spotted sprawled out across Aston’s lap and hanging on him in the backstage bar during a recent live broadcast of the TV show Top of the Pops in London, where she was being interviewed. The couple dated for several months during the summer.
BIG BROTHER BLUES
Motherhood is even better the second time around, according to Jennifer Connelly, who has a 3-month-old son, Stellan (her first child with her husband, actor Paul Bettany), and a 6-year-old son, Kai. “I have a lot of Calgon moments, but every time they smile and make little noises, it’s completely new,” says the 32-year-old Oscar winner, who stars next in the drama House of Sand and Fog, opening Dec. 26. “Kai’s very proud of the fact that he’s so much older. He’s really looking forward to teaching Stellan to speak. But Kai can get a little frustrated. He’ll tell him, ‘Say Kai! Kaaahhhyiii,’ and Stellan will look up at him and gurgle. The tutoring is not going so well right now, but hopefully in time it will improve.”
After chopping off his trademark mullet for his TV show, Doc, Billy Ray Cyrus says he’s thinking of a more drastic cut in a future episode. “If Doc goes five years, I’m definitely having a sex change,” says Cyrus, 42, who plays Dr. Clint Cassidy on the PAX drama. “You’re going to see Clint go through the evolution and become Clintora.” Kidding aside, the country singer does feel nostalgic for his defunct ‘do. “It would be time well spent if somebody like President Bush started sprouting a mullet,” says Cyrus. “I wrote a song last week that will probably be out next summer called, ‘I Want My Mullet Back.’ It is 100 percent pure kick-ass rock and roll, and maybe President Bush can be in the video.”
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• Britney Spears, arriving for a late-night drink at the trendy Hollywood club Concorde, without her gigantic bodyguards but with a group of pals, including J.Lo’s ex Cris Judd.
• Leonardo DiCaprio partying with his usual posse at Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s hot new L.A. restaurant, Chi.
Reported by: SEAN DALY and ANNE MARIE CRUZ