Her HBO show may be history, but Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are still sexy in the city. When Broderick joined his wife at a late-night dinner party at New York’s Plaza Athenee to celebrate the premiere of her movie The Family Stone, they said hello with a long, passionate kiss. And this was after a long day for both of them: The pair appeared separately on the Today show that morning (he for Broadway’s The Odd Couple; she for her Golden Globe-nominated role in Stone. Even so, they stayed until well after midnight, chattering away with Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.
When Joel Madden saw Santa Claus this year, he received what any nice little rocker would want: a new tattoo on one arm, and Hilary Duff on the other. The Good Charlotte singer got the ink from an artist dressed as the jolly old guy at his Bel Air holiday bash for the Dead Executives (his production team with brother Benji), while girlfriend Duff – wearing her blonde hair in a loose ponytail – held his hand. Meanwhile, Benji played host to Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. She arrived at about 11 p.m., and Benji guided her through the masses, making introductions.
Caught in the Act
• Shannon Elizabeth, checking out iPod accessories at the Apple store inside L.A.’s Beverly Center.
• Sean Connery, Adrien Brody, Jessica Simpson, Keanu Reeves and Tobey Maguire, all stopping in the new L.A. bakery Breadbar, at separate times.
• By KELLY CARTER, JESSICA HERNDON, CHRISTINA JOVANELLY, MARISA LAUDADIO and MAUREEN HARRINGTON