November 7, 2003
STARS SHINE FOR STUART HOUSE
Greg Kinnear, David Schwimmer, Mena Suvari and Paul Walker were just a few of the celebs who showed up at the John Varvatos boutique in West Hollywood for the Second Annual Stuart House Benefit. The event raised $110,000 in support of the children’s facility, part of the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center. The afternoon included a silent auction, where Brendan Fraser bid $1,000 on his own black-and-white photo of a Vietnamese cyclo, which he snapped while filming The Quiet American – but he was outbid.
KOBE’S QUIET NIGHT OUT
Embattled basketball star Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa took a break from the spotlight recently, enjoying a performance by Missy Elliott from the private VIP balcony at Hollywood’s Palladium nightclub. The couple entered during the second song, holding hands and escorted by bodyguards. They sat alone (with a big bodyguard keeping watch), “looking like they were enjoying the show,” our spy tells us. Bryant was wearing a vintage Joe Namath football jersey.
SCOTT WEILAND LOOKS INSIDE
With a recent drunken-driving arrest – and a six-month sentence to residential rehab ahead of him – former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland took some time for self-reflection during a recent performance with his new band, Velvet Revolver. “I am not so sure about my life, but I really love my children and I love my wife,” he told fans gathered at the Susan Holmes fashion show at Smashbox Studios. “And thank God for music, because it seems to be the only thing that keeps you from, um, public … whatever.” The band’s set included a version of the Rolling Stones hit “Angie” – but Weiland replaced the title with “Mary,” his wife’s name. Just last month, Weiland had filed for divorce from Mary.
Written by: SEAN DALY
Reporting by: MARISA LAUDADIO, AMY GURVITZ and ALEXIS CHIU