Lindsay & Rumer: The New It Duo
IT'S A GIRL THING
Lindsay Lohan and Rumer Willis make it a date at the American Cinematheque Award gala honoring George Clooney on Oct. 13, where the pair arrived together hand in hand – and even kissed up for the cameras. But how did Demi's daughter and the It girl get to be so close? It's a Hollywood story, of course ...
Two months after an introduction by dad Bruce (who produced Lohan's movie Just My Luck), Willis and Lohan hit it off and chatted the night away at the Mr. amp Mrs. Smith premiere in June 2005, where the actress shared a table with the Willis clan – including sisters Scout and Tallulah.
A couple of months later, Lohan hooks up with Willis for a low-key Beverly Hills outing – pizza and shopping. But by then she already had made the right connection: Earlier that summer the teen star vacationed with her family on Parrot Cay island in Turks and Caicos, staying in a cottage owned by Rumer's dad Bruce.
Fast-forward a year and the two are making the scene in Hollywood: Before Clooney's bash, Lohan and Willis get revved as they zip through Beverly Hills. The afternoon's agenda? Fueling up at herbal beverage shop Elixir before heading off to the Chateau Marmont.
THE IN CROWD
Lohan even played wing-woman to b-day girl Willis, who turned 18 on Aug. 16. The two led the brigade at Willis's West Hollywood bash as the party spilled out of Dolce (co-owned by step-dad Ashton Kutcher).
Just how much has Lindsay rubbed off on Willis? We know this much: Taking a page out of Lohan's play book, the teen queen bees – coordinated in black – stopped by the T-Mobile Limited Edition Sidekicks launch in Beverly Hills on Oct. 12. Later they hit Area nightclub, where they hooked up with Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton and danced the night away. When among friends ...