We asked Jessica Alba, 23 (who is filming Sin City with Benicio Del Toro and Brittany Murphy), for her quick takes on a few hot topics.
J. Lo and Marc Anthony: “Leave them alone.”
Should President Bush pardon Martha Stewart? “Yes. We should spend more time on stuff that really matters.”
Gwyneth getting cupped: “I’ve done it, and I was terrified. I didn’t know what was happening to me.”
When I get bummed out, I …: “Cry.”
Thong bikinis: “If you got it, go for it.”
Prince Harry or Prince William: “William is very refined. Harry is naughty. It really depends on the mood.”
Have Party, Will Crashes
Catwoman may not be enjoying nine lives in the United States, but that didn’t stop stars Halle Berry and Sharon Stone from basking in the limelight for the movie’s London premiere. And they weren’t the only ones … Will Smith, 35, dressed casually and flashing peace signs at the crowd, showed up to revel at an afterparty at ultra-trendy club Sketch. Evidently he was “invited but not expected,” a source tells us, as it was the night before the premiere of his own summer flick I, Robot. Smith stayed at the private bash for more than an hour before moving on to another hotspot, Tantra.
Joey Fatone showed his mettle recently to his fellow castmates in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Upon receiving the sad news that the musical is closing Aug. 22, the former ‘NSync-er (who also starred in Broadway’s Rent and onscreen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding), 27, brought the cast down to his weekly Tuesday night party at New York nightspot Suede, where he picked up everyone’s drinks for the night.
Caught in the Act
• Man-about-town and former P. Diddy assistant Farnsworth Bentley, at Moda Outdoors at New York’s Flatotel. Our spy overheard him discussing plans to write a children’s book.
• Jimmy Buffett, lunching on lobster rolls, clam chowder and Key lime pie with a friend at Hamptons eatery the Clam Bar.
• Philip Seymour Hoffman and Edie Falco, at a benefit reading of Tony Kushner’s new play, Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy, in New York. The event was hosted by Third Rock from the Sun’s Kristen Johnston and starred John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Patricia Clarkson.
• By ANNE MARIE CRUZ, MONIQUE JESSEN, KC BAKER and ADAM PITLUK