LOS ANGELES, MARCH 30 After lunching at Bella Cucina Italiana, Nick Lachey heads to his car. Two days later he set out for the Final Four in Indianapolis. Local deejay Marco Orem, who interviewed the singer, said Lachey told him the split from Jessica Simpson “is a good thing for me and her.”
MALIBU, MARCH 29 Britney Spears gave free dance classes to 7- to 12-year-olds, and held tight to her own tiny dancer, 6-month-old son Sean Preston.
BROOKLYN, MARCH 30 Five-month-old Matilda Rose (in stroller) has a prime view of parental PDA as Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger sneak a kiss.
ST. BART’S, MARCH 31 Love on the rocks? Perhaps not. Uma Thurman and Andre Balazs split last month, but were lip-locked last week at the isle’s annual regatta, the St. Bart’s Bucket.
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Jack Black channeled Evil Knievel in his jumpsuit but later wore the April 1 event’s signature slime. “It tastes good,” he said. “I’m thinking they should bottle it: Slime Sauce.”
Robin Williams gets trigger-happy after Black slimed him, uttering the magic words, “April Fool’s.”
Best Movie Actor Will Smith powerlifts son Jaden, 7, and daughter Willow, 5. Minutes later he granted an interview to a familiar Access Hollywood reporter: his 13-year-old son Trey.
“I cannot get slimed,” joked a Gucci-clad Lindsay Lohan, but she did wear a kid-friendly accessory: “I broke a glass on my finger. My sister [Ali,, 12] said to use a Care Bears [Band-Aid].”
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong hits the orange (not red) carpet with his wife, Adrienne, and sons Jakob, 7, and Joey, 11.
NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 3 After complications from a March 17 breast lift, Star Jones Reynolds has a healthy glow at the Dress for Success gala. The View cohost has donated over 80 boxes of clothes to the group, which benefits women in need.
NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 29 Drew Barrymore spends her set break on the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics By giving her pooch Flossie a massage. In ’01 the Labrador-chow mix saved her life during a house fire.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, APRIL 2 Who’s the mystery woman with Lance Armstrong at the club Privilege? Reps won’t say, but inside the cyclist was hanging with male pals.
HOLLYWOOD, APRIL 3 Teri Hatcher auctioned off her purses at a Comedy for a Cure event (which raised $250,000 for tuberous sclerosis)—and got an extra $500 by promising that one held a matchmaker’s business card. “Everybody knows about my pathetic dating life,” she said.
N.Y.C., APRIL 1 April fools for love: Chelsea Clinton plants one on childhood pal and boyfriend, banker Marc Mezvinsky.
N.Y.C., APRIL 1 Bruce Springsteen heads to lunch at Barneys New York with (from left) his niece Angela, sons Evan, 15, and Sam, 12, daughter Jessica, 14, and wife Patti Scialfa.
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