Who says shooting a movie in a foreign land has to be all work and no play? Certainly not Charlize Theron, who spent some downtime shopping recently with beau Stuart Townsend at East Berlin, a boutique in the hip district that was once under Communist rule. Theron – in Berlin and raven-haired to film Aeon Flux – bought a white jersey skirt, while Townsend picked up a jacket and a buckled canvas wristband. “You didn’t even realize they were stars,” says a spy. “The store was full and it was just the two of them shopping. No bodyguards or anything. She is so beautiful but looks totally different with the short black hairdo. She was very nice – didn’t act like she should get special treatment.” Also spotted in the boutique recently: Lenny Kravitz and Alanis Morissette (separately).
On Location, Part II
Traveling a bit less lightly of late is Catherine Zeta-Jones, who arrived in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, over the weekend in a private jet with husband Michael Douglas, their two kids and two nannies (natch), to film the sequel to 1998’s The Mask of Zorro. Zeta-Jones is expecting to enjoy the central Mexican location, because it got the thumbs-up from her man. “He told me, ‘Honey, you are going to love San Luis Potosi,’ and I believe everything my husband tells me,” she says, though it certainly will be a different experience from her last go-around in this role. “When I made the first one, I was a total unknown and I could enjoy myself and go out without anyone recognizing me.” Also in town to film the movie is Antonio Banderas with wife Melanie Griffith and their daughter. The threesome has been spotted shoe shopping and riding horses.
With the new season of The Apprentice on the horizon (airing Sept. 9), soon you’ll be able to wear a suit from the Donald Trump clothing line (the hairstyle is optional) – and play Trump, the Game. No, really. The object of the board game is to – you guessed it – win a pile of money. Players circle the board, bidding for and buying properties like an island resort or an office building, and grab, ahem, Trump cards to help them wheel and deal. (There’s even a Trump card that says, “You’re fired.” Get it?) The cards offer tips from The Donald himself as to how he would use them. And, of course, the player with the most money wins. This isn’t Trump’s first try at this, um, game: The original Trump game, released in 1989, came out at the beginning of one of his famous downswings, which didn’t exactly cause it to fly off the shelves. Certainly this time will be different, although the Trump casinos did just file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.
Caught in the Act
• Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, partying in a roped-off booth next to the dance floor at L.A. hotspot Prey. The pair, escorted by a gaggle of girlfriends and Mary-Kate’s boyfriend, David Katzenberg, stayed at the club past 2 a.m. “The girls were dancing and having fun and kind of running around in a train line, with M.K. and Ashley always protected in the middle,” says a spy. Also at the club that night: Mark Wahlberg, Marlon Wayans and Paris Hilton video chronicler Rick Salomon.
• By KAREN ANHALT, ADRIENNE BARD and KWALA MANDEL