SEALED WITH A KISS
Nick Lachey and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo only have eyes – and lips – for each other as they steal a midnight kiss during MTV’s New Year’s Eve party in Times Square. “I literally choked up,” Minnillo told PEOPLE about her evening. “I’m just so happy.”
Britney Spears is determined to have a blast in Vegas, where she hosted a New Year’s Eve bash at Pure nightclub. But it turned out to be an early night for the pop star: “She was just tired and falling asleep,” her manager says of why Spears left the festivities shortly after midnight.
A NEW SPARK
Nicole Richie keeps in touch with new beau Joel Madden at Ghostbar at The Palms in Las Vegas. Richie watched her guy deejay the party, and the two took in the midnight fireworks from the club’s balcony.
HOT TO TROT
EXES MARK THE SPOT
Former flames Mandy Moore and Wilmer Valderrama get cozy at Miami’s Mansion, where the pair looked to be getting reacquainted. They “had their hands all over each other,” according to a source.
ROCKIN' THE MIC
Christina Aguilera headlines Dick Clarks’ Rockin’ Eve in Times Square just before midnight. The pop star later reunited with husband Jordan Bratman and held court at a party at the Hudson Hotel.
Both newly single, Hilary and Haylie Duff make a studied contrast – with their locks and frocks – as they spend New Year’s Eve dancing the night away at Mansion in Miami.