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Celebrity Travel News
December 21, 2005


Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards in Barbados

It looks as though the new year may mean a new beginning for one Hollywood couple. Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards have just returned from a pre-holiday vacation in Barbados, where the former Bond girl was a bikini-clad bathing beauty on the beach.

Gisele Bundchen and Kelly Slater in Hawaii

A romance between Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bundchen and surfer Kelly Slater seems to be ripening under the sunny skies of Honolulu. The canoodling couple were recently spotted soaking up the sun on a Hawaiian beach.

Holiday Travel Plans...

The holidays are fast approaching, and celebrities are making last minute travel plans. Newlyweds Julie Chen, co-host of "The Early Show" on CBS and her husband Les Moonves will be reliving their first days of wedded bliss in Los Cabos, Mexico.....According to the official website of Dominic Monaghan's favorite soccer team Manchester United, the "Lost" star is planning on a Costa Rican Christmas, enjoying a surfin' safari with his family..... Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton and Latina lovely Sofia Vergara are just a few to the celebs who will be saying good-bye to 2005 on December 29th amid the Art Deco ambiance of The Raleigh Hotel on Miami Beach......Newly single Jessica Simpson's cares may melt away under the Hawaiian sun as the entertainer spends the holidays in the 50th state with her parents and sister Ashlee Simpson.

London Getaways

While preparing for his role as the passionate primate King Kong, actor Andy Serkis studied the gorillas living at London Zoo, which is where the thespian's "Lord of The Rings" co-star Liv Tyler was spotted recently, enjoying a day out with her husband Royston Langdon and son Milo.

The winter Olympics are just around the corner, and supermodel Elle MacPherson was seen practicing a few Dorothy Hamill moves out on the ice with her sons at the National History Museum in London. An outdoor rink, which has been constructed in the museum's garden, will remain open through January 22, 2006.

LA Landmark

When comic book fans line up to see Tobey Maguire portray web-slinger Peter Parker in the upcoming third installment of the "Spider-man" franchise they will notice Alexandria Hotel as one of the movie's filming locales. Scenes were recently shot at this turn-of-the century Los Angeles landmark, which is rumored to harbor the spirit of the "lady in black."

Hillary Swank in Louisiana

Academy Award winner Hillary Swank is hoping to indulge in a ghostly getaway during her free time from filming "The Reaping" in Louisiana with a tour of Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville. The antebellum mansion is considered among the most haunted sites in the United States.

Royal News

In royal news, Camilla Parker-Bowles was given the grand tour of London's Kew Palace in order to get an up-close look at the multi-million dollar renovations to Britain's smallest former royal residence. The petite palace, which first opened its doors to the public in 1899, will once again be accessible to tourists beginning in Easter 2006.....Having just returned from a holiday in Peru, Sarah (Fergie) Ferguson has been lodging at the four-diamond rated Berkeley Hotel during her stay in London.

Paris Getaways

Several top-selling songbirds have been flitting around the Georges V Hotel in recent days, including Mariah Carey as well as Robbie Williams, both of whom separately made the luxury retreat their homebase while in Paris to promote their latest CDs.

Birthday Bashes

A number of Hollywood's brightest stars blew out the candles on their birthdays cakes recently, including actress Rachel Bilson's knight in shining armor, Adam Brody. The star of "The O.C." celebrated his 26th year on the earth with Olde World flair at Medieval Times, a Buena Park, California restaurant which hearkens back to the age of chivalry.....The grooviest gourmands dine at Kung Pao Kitty, the Hollywood eatery where Meg White of The White Stripes enjoyed a Beatles-themed birthday bash along with her band mate and former husband, Jack White.....Newlyweds Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman donned festive party hats at the "Beautiful" singer's 25th birthday blowout at the West Hollywood eatery Blowfish Sushi..... One year shy of the big 4-0, football legend Troy Aikman enjoyed a romantic birthday repast with his wife Rhonda at Al Biernat's restaurant in Dallas, Texas.

Vancouver Eatery

Italian eatery Cin Cin is has been a haven for celebs in recent weeks. Not only did the Vancouver restaurant provide a romantic locale for the wedding of Canadian TV stars Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson, the tantalizing cuisine coaxed in Al Pacino, who just wrapped filming of "88 Minutes," his latest drama, as well as Halle Berry, who has become a familiar face around the city due to filming the "X-Men" franchise in the area.

Drew Barrymore and Beau in Berlin

Will wedding bells ring out in 2006 for Drew Barrymore and Fabrizio Moretti? Only time will tell. The "Charlie's Angels" star and her drummer beau were seen spending the last days of 2005 in Berlin, where they indulged in a romantic repast at Bocca di Bacco restaurant.

Mischa Barton and Beau in Hawaii

Mischa Barton and her beau Cisco Adler, who are denying rumors of an engagement during their Thanksgiving stay at the Four Seasons on the island of Maui, were recently spotted at the mecca for Hollywood's elite, The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Jude Law and Sadie Frost in Africa

As the saying goes, time heals all wounds, and former celebrity couple Jude Law and Sadie Frost are the personification of the statement. The star deemed People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2004 and his ex have taken their children on a holiday vacation to Africa, beginning with a stop in Arusha, Tanzania.

Paris Hilton in Vegas

Paris Hilton joined her old flame Nick Carter and her ex-BF's ex-fiance DJ AM at The Palms Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas for the LG All Star Poker Showdown, which took place in the hotel's ultra deluxe Hardwood Suite. This posh Sin City retreat near the strip offers over 1,800 slot machines and an array of gaming tables in its 95,000 square foot casino.

Celeb Shopping

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and the glitterati are spanning the globe in search of the perfect presents for the ones they love. Princess Caroline of Monaco and her daughter Princess Charlotte were spotted buying gastronomic goodies at the "Bon Marche Epicerie" in Paris.....Newlyweds Peter Andre and Jordan, who wed in in 2005 at Highclere Castle, checked out the latest menswear fashions at Ozwald Boateng on Saville Row in London.....Mick Jagger and his love L'Wren Scott were also in England's capital, browsing through the high end merchandise at Harrod's.....The latest in-style items for any canine companions in the family can be found at Maxwell Dog, the Studio City pet store where Hilary Duff was seen shopping for her furry friend, Lola.....There are over 115 Agnes B. stores around the world, and recently Harrison Ford's sweetie Calista Flockhart was seen shopping at the Beverly Hills location..... Meanwhile, Calista's former "Ally McBeal" castmate Lucy Liu perused through the clothing on sale at Olive & Bettes, a Greenwich Village fashion paradise whose merchandise is often featured in top entertainment magazines.....Will engagement rings be under the Christmas tree this December 25th for some of today's hottest stars? Lovebirds Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth may make their relationship official soon. According to reports, the two were seen browsing through the baubles at Bulgari and Van Cleef and Arpels in London, while across the pond Brad Pitt looked at sparklers at Cartier and Angelina Jolie examined estate jewelry at Antiquarius in Beverly Hills.

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