With Thanksgiving upon us, the holiday season has officially begun – and Julianne Moore, for one, is ready for it. “Growing up in NYC is a pretty special thing,” Moore told us about her kids, Caleb, 6, and Liv, 2, at an event unveiling Cartier’s holiday window display. “I didn’t grow up here, but my husband (director Bart Freundlich) did and the city has so much to offer. It’s such a wonderful place, especially at Christmas with the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and skating at Wollman Rink (in Central Park). Literally there is a Santa Claus in the Marc Jacobs store near where we live. It’s a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful place to be at Christmas time.” In the New Year for Moore: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.
Audrey Tautou’s character in the new French film A Very Long Engagement is searching for clues that will lead her back to a lost love – and offscreen, the Amelie star is on a quest of her own. “I’m trying to discover different cultures and populations,” Tautou told us at the romantic drama’s L.A. premiere. Her most recent trip: Iceland. “It’s amazing. It’s like on the moon. It’s a very, very nice country,” she says. Also at the premiere was Jodie Foster (who appears in the film), who gave one interview on the red carpet in perfect French.
Alfie star Sienna Miller is a fan of hot British interior designer Kelly Hoppen – but it’s no coincidence, since Hoppen is her former stepmother. “I speak to her almost daily,” Hoppen told us at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, where she recently launched her new home furnishing collection. “I’m not living with her father (banker Ed Miller), but your children are your children for life. Sienna is always proud of me and I’m proud of her. She loves what I do and always says, ‘When I’m grown up, you can do my home!’ ” Hopefully Miller’s beau, Jude Law, also likes Hoppen’s style …
Hitting a Brave Note
Andrea Bocelli has crossed genres from pop to opera and back again – and now the blind Italian vocalist has taken his fearlessness a step further by ice-skating for the first time. During a dress rehearsal for his upcoming NBC special Andrea Bocelli: Tribute on Ice (airing Dec. 18), the tenor, who lost his sight as a child, quietly put on regulation hockey skates when he sat at the piano for his last number, says a spy. “After the rehearsal, he went from the stage to the ice,” says the spy. “He shocked everyone!” Among the surprised onlookers was Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano. “He was incredible,” Boitano said. “We brought him on the ice. Then he skated by himself. He was trying to learn how to stop right away. He was gutsy. You can tell what kind of person he is from that.” But for Bocelli himself, it was no big deal. “I can’t come in touch with a sport without wanting to try it. Recently I started to Rollerblade. Ice-skating is similar to that. It was also a beautiful experience because I was able to skate with the champions of the sport.”
• By BRIANA HAAS, BRENDA RODRIGUEZ and KC BAKER