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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barton and Beau in Hawaii
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.
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,
Hilton in Vegas
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
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.