Wilmer Valderrama doesn’t mind that the rumor mill is speculating whether he and ex-girlfriend Lindsay Lohan are getting back together. “It’s very flattering that people think of me as someone who could possibly date anyone, really,” he told us at the opening of the new Adidas Originals store on L.A.’s Melrose Avenue. “I heard two days ago that I was hooking up with Angelina Jolie. I was like, ‘Okay, great!’ I haven’t.”
Though he’s not ‘fessing up to any romance, the That ’70s Show actor – who has a small role in Beauty Shop – is busy onscreen: Besides having three films in the works, he’ll host and produce a pilot for MTV called Your Mama. The premise: contestants doing battle with jokes like, “‘Your mama’s so fat,’ ‘You’re so broke,'” Valderrama explains. And the star will go the G-rated route when he voices the role of a “little handyman” in a new cartoon series. “I love it because I have a little 4-year-old brother and it’s exciting to do something that he’ll be able to watch,” he says.
So how does Valderrama, who also co-owns L.A. eateries Dolce and Geisha House (and the soon-to-be-opened steakhouse The Lodge) with ’70s costars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, do it all? “I rarely sleep,” he says.
It’s good to see that some people never stop rebelling. At the recent first anniversary party for Hollywood restaurant-bar-screening room CineSpace, Courtney Love breezed past the line and walked right inside, after laughing at a security request to see her ID. Meanwhile, Love’s pal Drew Barrymore (who’s godmother to her daughter Frances Bean) played by the rules: The Fever Pitch star waited in line for more than 20 minutes, paid the $5 cover charge and offered up her ID. Once inside, Barrymore danced as hipster DJ Franki Chan spun tunes while Johnny Knoxville also partied at the club.
Caught In the Act
• Hugh Grant and girlfriend Jemima Khan, attending a dinner at the Italian ambassador’s residence in London. The couple hobnobbed with Prince Charles (who was there without fiancée Camilla Parker Bowles) as well as Charles’s dad, Prince Philip.
• Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington, enjoying lunch with a group of friends at On the Waterfront Cafe in Venice Beach.
• By DANA MELTZER, MARISA LAUDADIO, PETE NORMAN and CLARE KLEINEDLER