Star Tracks - Aug. 2, 2004
First-time novelist and former Baywatch regular Pamela Anderson sells her story – the fictional (yet familiar sounding) Star, about a sexy blonde who lands her big role in Lifeguards, Inc. – at a book signing in New York City on Monday. Anderson admits she had a little help from a ghostwriter in crafting the juicy book about the well-endowed celebrity.
What's with Ashton Kutcher's conservative new look? He's just doing his job Saturday on the Los Angeles set of The Dinner Party, a retelling of the Sidney Poitier-Katharine Hepburn film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, in which he plays the disliked fiancé to Bernie Mac's unhappy dad.
While sharing a meal at a San Francisco restaurant Saturday, Nicolas Cage's favorite dish is clearly new wife Alice Kim, whom he married in a private ceremony the day before. The actor and the former waitress, 20, met in February when she served him at a Los Angeles restaurant, and reportedly got engaged two months later.
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Courteney Cox and David Arquette look like they could be suffering a little separation anxiety during an evening away from nearly 2-month-old baby Coco on Saturday. The new parents were attending a birthday party at a Hollywood club for actress Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller's wife.
BEACH BLANKET BLING-O
Diamond's are a girl's best friend – even on the beach. Tara Reid sports a little bling-bling while vacationing with friends in tony Saint-Tropez on Friday. The actress will next be seen in the horror movie The Crow: Wicked Prayer, scheduled for a late 2004 release.
Mark Ruffalo plays nice with the paparazzi last week on the Pasadena, Calif., set of his still-untitled romantic comedy costarring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner and Mena Suvari. The actor is plenty busy these days: He's goes head-to-head as a detective to Tom Cruise's hitman in the thriller Collateral, out Friday.
Mary-Kate Olsen and boyfriend David Katzenberg head out for dinner Thursday in Los Angeles. The actress, who recently finished a six-week treatment program for an eating disorder, will begin attending New York University later this month.
ROUGH FOR THE WEAR
A bruised Paris Hilton (right) gets some tender care from little sister Nicky as they check in for a flight from L.A. to New York City on Thursday to spend the weekend at their parents' Hamptons home. There's no official word on what caused the injuries to the Simple Life 2 star, who is scheduled to host the Teen Choice Awards with Nicole Richie on Aug. 11.
Gwyneth Paltrow multi-tasks while strolling with baby daughter Apple in New York City last week. The actress, who's taking time off from showbiz, will return to theaters this fall in the sci-fi film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
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Usher gets his groove on Friday for the Good Morning America audience. It was a jump-off point for the Grammy winner, who takes his multiplatinum album Confessions on the Truth tour starting Thursday.