Plus: Alicia Keys, Benicio del Toro and more
Wondering how the marriage is going for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony? Ask mom – Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe, that is. We caught up with her at an afterparty Tuesday night in Manhattan following the premiere of her daughter’s new film Shall We Dance?, and though Mrs. Lopez rarely discusses Jennifer’s personal life, she offered this: “I will say that she’s very, very happy.” The younger Lopez and her hubby certainly appeared so, spending much of the evening canoodling in an out-of-the-way booth at the clubby restaurant Branch – though they hit the dance floor when Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” came on.
Alicia vs. Alice
Who’s the bigger star, Alicia Keys or Alice Cooper? Wait, before you answer … Cooper stopped into the Old Homestead steakhouse recently with his daughter and six friends after he performed at the Borgata in Atlantic City – and though none other than Keys (who also had performed at the hotel-casino that night) had her sights set on his $1,000-minimum table, Cooper was there first, and that was that. “Alicia Keys’s people called several times. And you know we love her. Personally, I think she’s the cat’s pajamas,” said Old Homestead co-owner Greg Sherry. “But we had to honor our commitment to Alice. Here he is all dressed to the nines in head-to-toe black and sporting that giant crucifix. What was I was I supposed to do – toss him to the curb? I’d be afraid to tangle with Alice.”
A good time was had by all at Les Girls 4, a show featuring stars performing cabaret and burlesque-style acts held recently in L.A. to benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. Among the performers: Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack, who spoke with us before the show. “Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and I are turning a Sondheim song into an S&M number,” said the Emmy-winning star. “We’re doing “Barcelona” from (the show) Company. We make a hell of a team. I love to celebrate any cause, but when I can get up and perform, it’s the best. I’m constantly singing. Be glad you’re not married to me.”
Caught in the Act
• Benicio Del Toro, Pamela Anderson, Leeza Gibbons, Trent Reznor and Tom Green, at the Tony Hawk Foundation’s inaugural Stand Up for Skateparks fund-raising event in Studio City, Calif. Hawk, along with fellow skateboarding pros Bob Burnquist, Andy McDonald, Shaun White and Lincoln Ueda, were on hand for photos, skate demos and autographs at the event. Hawk’s foundation supports the building of skate parks in low-income neighborhoods.
• By COURTNEY HAZLETT, KC BAKER, MARGI BLASH and CARYN MIDLER