Wedding bells ring in Halle Berry’s new year
U. S. actress flashes diamond ring, while single girl Britney Spears checks in to Arizona resort
Halle Berry, who’s dating Montreal model Gabriel Aubry, was spotted in the high-end L.A. bakery Sweet Lady Jane just before Christmas, says Internet columnist Janet Charlton (janetcharltonshollywood.com).
Berry bought some stuff, then started asking about wedding cakes. And, says Charlton, she was “flashing a large diamond ring on her engagement finger.”
(If you’re a cake person – or, I guess, a wedding person – you want to see this: www.sweetladyjane.com/cake.html)
We have already established that despite the rumours, Jessica Simpson never did date Dallas Cowboys passer Tony Romo. They never even met. But now the N.Y. Post explains the genesis of the rumours: “Sources” tell the paper that Jessica’s father Joe made the claim, in order to get some free Cowboys’ tickets.
Jessica’s publicist denied this; the Cowboys offered no comment.
Jackie Chan has started a company in China to produce 10 films there. He says he’s planning a vacation there to scout for talent and ideas. “I need to meet the new directors. I need to read the screenplays and listen to ideas for more screenplays. I need to look at director reels to hire more directors for this big project,” he is quoted as saying.
He’s been making Chinese-language movies for a while, most recently Bo Buii Gai Wak, a.k.a. Rob-B-Hood, a.k.a. Baby. Shot in Hong Kong, this is an action comedy – more comedy than action, I am told – about a compulsive gambler, some thugs, and a baby.
On New Year’s Day, after “falling asleep” just past midnight, Britney Spears checked into Sanctuary Camelback Mountain (Ariz.) Resort and Spa, reports MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls, citing Life & Style mag.
Is this just for privacy, celery juice and a facial? Or is it rehab? The place’s website reveals an award-winning high-end resort – $495 U.S. per night, and up. The bar promises an “extensive selection of wines by the glass and exquisite martinis” including a cantaloupe one.
But the mag hints that Britney is there to dry out and clean up. “A source” says “with these celebrities, ‘exhaustion’ sometimes means something else and a little rest at a spa sometimes actually translates into something a little more serious.”
Someone else says “it’s just been heartbreaking for her parents to watch Britney on this downward spiral. It’s so sad.”
Nova Scotia-born music producer Scott Storch gave Lindsay Lohan $1-million (U.S.) worth of diamond jewelry, as a New Year’s gift, says the N.Y. Post.
Storch – who once dated Paris Hilton, but who didn’t? – is Lindsay’s “constant companion,” says the Post. But it’s not clear if this is emotional or if he just wants to produce her music.
This does not compute. He made his money mostly producing rap and hiphop, and why would anyone want to produce Lohan’s music anyway? He must be in love. He’s 33. Lilo is 20.
Write if you get work: Tiki Barber will retire as an NFL running back right after his New York Giants fold in the playoffs. Barber, who’s used to linebackers chasing him, now has networks doing the same. The Hollywood Reporter says Barber is talking with ABC and ESPN. The N.Y. Post said this week Barber has signed a $10-million, four-year deal, but that has now been denied.
Halle Berry is dating Montreal model Gabriel Aubry.