The Sopranos may be on hiatus, but Jamie-Lynn DiScala has been keeping herself busy – especially at night. “I’m shooting a horror movie right now called Darkride,” she tells us. “We film only during the nights. I’ve become a night owl. Last night I came home with a bunch of blood on me. It’s crazy. But I’m really having a lot of fun.” It’s not all blood-and-gore for the actress, however. DiScala will guest-star on Will & Grace on Nov. 25, playing Will’s boyfriend’s sister (got that?). As for her downtime, DiScala says she and her manager-husband A.J. (wed since July 2003) are getting ready for their first holiday season since moving to L.A. from New York. “We’re hosting,” she says. “It will be a little bit of both families. And then Aspen for New Year’s and St. Barts after that. We haven’t honeymooned yet, so we’re trying to do it in little installments.”
Ashton Kutcher certainly has no shortage of female fans – and it turns out he can count actress-designer-singer Taryn Manning (8 Mile, Cold Mountain) among them. “I have a couple of movies coming out, Unbeatable Harold and A Lot Like Love, which has Ashton Kutcher in it. I play his younger sister. He’s a really nice guy,” she tells us. “He’s really loyal. He’s just a really real person. I really enjoyed working with him. Considering he’s so famous, he was just really down to earth.” Manning also will appear in John Singleton’s Hustle & Flow with Ludacris and Odd Girl Out with Michelle Trachtenberg, both due next year.
Newlywed Tori Spelling tells us that she’s not getting pressure from her parents to have kids with husband Charlie Shanian – yet – but she will consider it after they’ve been married for a year (so mark your calendars for July 3, 2005). For the moment, she’s too busy plotting a TV show. “I signed a deal with NBC to develop my own sitcom with them,” Spelling tells us. “It’s a half-hour, scripted, single-camera sitcom, and I’ll be playing myself. We’re just developing it now – we’re about to start writing it. It’s (about) my life right after 90210 – being single for a while, then after a few years on the air, we’ll go into (meeting my husband).” Stay tuned
Caught in the Act
• Penelope Cruz, dining with a female friend on the terrace at Beverly Hills eatery the Ivy, and later that night, walking around solo in the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Also at the famed Sunset Boulevard hotel the same night were Olivier Martinez and Kylie Minogue. He had his arm around her while chatting with a group of friends.
• Actress Blythe Danner, at the premiere of the Showtime series Huff in L.A., wearing a jeweled apple-shaped brooch in honor of her granddaughter, Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Apple Martin.
• Mike Myers, dining with a group of friends at New York’s Cafe Habana.
• By MARGI BLASH, MARISA LAUDADIO, DANA MELTZER, MAUREEN HARRINGTON and KIMBERLY LANSING