Not one, but two special guys were there when Nicollette Sheridan got engaged: fiancé Niklas Soderblom and her “son,” Oliver. “It was very cute. It was a very happy family moment,” she says of the golden retriever that joined the couple for their romantic trip to Aspen last winter. “He was already 10 or 11 weeks old.”
And the pooch that Sheridan calls “my son” has been growing by leaps and bounds since Soderblom gave him to her on her 41st birthday last fall. “I used to carry him around my neck,” she says. “Now I need to go into traction.” But she has no regrets about all the heavy-lifting. “I think animals are very healing. You learn a lot about love.”
Following the Entourage
Even though they’re back to work onscreen for the new season of the hit HBO show Entourage, offscreen the cast is busy revving up their summer plans. So, what’s on their itineraries? “(I’m going to) hang out with my daughter, play a little golf, go to the beach – nothing too crazy,” executive producer Mark Wahlberg told us after the premiere at Amanda Scheer Demme’s Tropicana Bar in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Meanwhile, Entourage star Adrian Grenier will be rocking. “I play drums. I’ll probably go on tour with my band, The Honey Brothers,” he says. “Fun, good-time rock.” As for Debi Mazar, who plays Grenier’s long-suffering publicist Shauna, she’ll be avoiding the L.A. lifestyle. “I live in Italy, in Florence,” she says. “So I’m going to my other home and live my life. I take my daughter to the countryside, I go to visit friends, I swim and hike and cook and learn how to speak better Italian. I’m consumed with life outside of Hollywood.”
Caught in the Act
• Jessica Simpson, shopping for shoes at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills with friends, including her assistant Cacee Cobb. The Newlywed, who wore a purple tank top and jeans and a pair of gold wedge sandals, bought three pairs of shoes totaling nearly $1,000.
• Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask), celebrating his 35th birthday at the Little Buddha restaurant and sushi bar in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
• Mandy Moore, partying with a female friend in the VIP room of the Hamptons club Star Room. The singer-actress wore a short-sleeved V-neck shirt, jeans and a pair of high-heeled Mary Janes.
• By COLLEEN DeBAISE, JENNY SUNDEL, MARISA LAUDADIO and KRISTEN BYKOWSKI