From the slopes of Aspen to the sands of St. Bart's, these stars headed out of town for some happy holidays
ASPEN: A HOT SPOT TO CHILL
Winter has barely begun, and you already can’t carve a turn without running into a celeb in Aspen. Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld and Jennifer Lopez have been spotted lately in the Colorado ski town, joining homeowners such as Jack Nicholson. One reason: “We’ve had the best early snow here since before Thanksgiving,” says Aspen magazine editor Janet O’Grady. Once they slip off their skis, stars snap up steak frites at the slopeside Ajax Tavern, hit the Belly Up club for performances from Seal and Jimmy Buffett or unwind at the Hotel Jerome’s laid-back J Bar. Says an Aspen local: “Celebs like the freedom.”
A bubbly Carey (on Dec. 20) partied in Aspen and planned to host a Dec. 26 bash at the Hotel Jerome.
NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN & MICHAEL BOLTON
While strolling through Aspen Dec. 21, the engaged couple made a furry friend.
ANTONIO BANDERAS & MELANIE GRIFFITH
Banderas and Griffith (inset) went skiing on Ajax Mountain Dec. 22.
The longtime Aspenite (on Dec. 24) has a second home in the area to get better TV reception for L.A. Lakers games, says a real estate broker.
O’Donnell made the rounds Dec. 22 with sons Chris Jr., 6 (left), and Charles, 3.
Some celebs just said no to snow, heading for Hawaii and the Caribbean to escape Jack Frost
In Maui Dec. 19, Hilton lay low while watching on-again guy Stavros Niarchos go kiteboarding.
American Idol’s right-hand man auditioned a WaveRunner in Barbados Dec. 24.
The actress spread holiday cheer in St. Bart’s Dec. 24.