Tori Spelling was all aglow when she stepped out publicly for the first time with her new fiancé actor Dean McDermott. “It’s our first event since we got engaged, so we wanted to step out and show it off,” she told us about her new diamond and sapphire engagement ring at a recent Volkswagen party at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. “I’ve been saying ‘my fiancé’ for the first time tonight to people – it’s crazy!”
Though the couple – who got engaged in Toronto on Christmas Eve – haven’t set a wedding date, Spelling (who’s separated from her husband of a year, actor-writer Charlie Shanian) already has kids on her mind. “Babies are next,” she says. “We definitely want a family.” Until then, she’ll have plenty of practice: McDermott has 5-month-old daughter Lola and a 7-year-old Jack with estranged wife Mary Jo Eustace.
Aquaman to the rescue!
Turns out, Entourage’s Adrian Grenier is just the guy for the part of Aquaman. When Grenier – whose movie-star character Vincent Chase plays the superhero on the HBO show – got stuck on a sandbar during a snorkeling excursion in the Grand Cayman islands, he jumped in to help. “I had to lift up the boat and dig up the propeller a little bit,” he told us at a party for the opening of the new Ritz-Carlton there. But wouldn’t a TV star like himself have a professional on board to help? “That was me. I was the guy.”
Next up for Aquaman: playing with his band The Honey Brothers at the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah, and then getting back to the Entourage set Feb. 9 to shoot the third season.
Caught in the Act
• Lindsay Lohan (right), dining with two pals in a booth at the Spotted Pig in New York City’s West Village, then chilling out in the VIP section. Also on hand: Luke Wilson, knocking back shots with the bartender and host.
• Smash Mouth singer Steve Hartwell, celebrating at his wedding reception at Sushi Roku Las Vegas. Along with the requisite cake, the crew toasted the event with Jagerbombs, cocktails made from Jagermeister and Red Bull.
• The O.C.‘s Tate Donovan, dining at a corner table at French eatery Pastis in New York City’s Meatpacking district.
• By MARISA LAUDADIO, JEFF TRUESDELL, JENNIFER ODELL and MARLA LEHNER