April 12, 2004 12:00 PM


Justin Timberlake, in Vancouver shooting his first feature film, Edison, has found a kindred spirit in costar Morgan Freeman. Both Memphis natives, the duo have bonded over their southern roots and a similar sense of humor. After one heavy scene, they lightened things up by breaking into an electric slide to Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop.” Says a source close to the film: “There’s a magic between them.” The magic also continues between Timberlake and his sweetie Cameron Diaz. On his days off from the movie, Timberlake often jets back to L.A., where Diaz is shooting In Her Shoes. On one recent jaunt, the couple caught a Black Eyed Peas and N.E.R.D. performance at the Wiltern Theatre and Diaz held up her cell phone and snapped pics while Timberlake hopped onto the stage to join in on several songs.


Is rocker Tommy Lee, who will make his catwalk debut at the Rock & Republic fashion show in L.A. this week, getting tips on posing from Naomi Campbell? “I’ve been kind of going out with her for a little while,” says Lee, who met the supermodel in Miami through mutual friend P. Diddy. “I know people say she’s a little hard to work with, but she’s not like that around me. She’s a sweet girl.” These days Lee is also making nice with his ex, Pamela Anderson. “We’re probably at the best point in our relationship,” he says of the mother of his two kids, Brandon, 7, and Dylan Jagger, 6. Lee’s busy finishing his autobiography (due this fall) and a new CD of electronic dance music. “I’m absolutely passionate about dance music,” he says. “It’s one big party.”


Average Joe: Hawaii’s Gil Hyatt walked out on Larissa Meek after she told him she once dated Italian beefcake Fabio, but the two have made up. The L.A.-based Meek recently spent a week with Hyatt at his home in Florida, where she met his family and friends and was even his date to a wedding. “I call him my boyfriend,” Meek says. Now that Southwest Airlines has given them 12 free round-trip tickets, “we’re going to try to see each other at least once a month.”


Friends may be done taping, but that doesn’t stop Jennifer Aniston and pregnant Courteney Cox Arquette from getting together for salads at Il Sole in L.A. Meanwhile Lisa Kudrow was spotted at breakfast with Conan O’Brien, his wife, Liza, and their 6-month-old daughter Neve….

Charlie Sheen has converted his home office into a nursery for Sam, his 3-week-old daughter with wife Denise Richards. Gone is the all-black decor; enter pink walls and mermaid embroidery. “It’s a girly room for sure,” says designer Wendy Bellissimo….

“I have no boyfriend right now,” says Nicky Hilton, who is designing hair products for Scünci…. Spotted: the British posse of Elizabeth Hurley, Sharon Osbourne and Sir Elton John at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills….

Rachael Leigh Cook is keeping her August wedding to actor Daniel Gillies “small and intimate” and has decided against a registry. “We don’t need anything,” she says. Just each other.

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