June 18, 2010

Between Art Basel, the Royal Ascot, and the World Cup, most of the boldfaced names have fled New York this week. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich was naturally a fixture in Switzerland this week for the premier contemporary art fair, which gave a much-needed jolt to the floundering market. At the Design/Miami Basel show, Roman scooped up a sculpture titled “The Unbearable Lightness” by Tomas Libertiny. He was accompanied by flawless girlfriend Dasha Zhukova, who manages to juggle a dozen jobs and causes and take care of their young son. Oh, and the couple’s got another brand-new toy—a $486 million super-yacht that he’s trying to get up to his standards.

Lindsay Lohan is still haggling with her probation department over reports earlier this month that she set off her alcohol-monitoring bracelet. Lindsay tweeted foul, saying she didn’t have any drinks, and now one report is backing her up, claiming she visited Los Angeles police the next morning and tested negative for alcohol. And yet, there may be more than meets the eye. A conflicting report says Lindsay’s alcohol level was .04 when the bracelet went off—and that the pesky SCRAM was tampered with. If she did violate bail, she could be headed to jail. Tick tock, Lindsay.

It really is a summer of love and no one can avoid the royal wedding of the year. Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling are finally getting married this weekend, and the guest list is a worldly A-list affair. Set to attend Saturday’s wedding in Stockholm are Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Margrethe II of Denmark, Harald V of Norway, and Albert II of Belgium, Prince Albert of Monaco, and King Constantine of Greece, among others. The couple has been dating for eight years—and, if you’ll remember, Daniel used to be Princess Victoria’s personal trainer until his transformation into princely material. Princess Letizia of Spain and Victoria’s younger sister, Princess Madeleine, will also be there for the weekend-long celebrations, making this one of the year’s events to watch—at least from afar.

Jude Law and Sienna Miller may still be going strong, but is there bad blood between the reunited couple and Jude’s ex-wife, Sadie Frost? Sadie allegedly tweeted an angry outburst after her nine-year-old daughter received a haircut when out with Sienna. Sadie wrote “I think ya should get ya own child and then cut their hair,” then refuted the message and deleted her entire account. With Jude and Sienna hot and heavy again—and some saying they’re next to walk down the aisle—it might be wise to leave the tweeting to the young ones.

There’s a report out that Warren Beatty and Annette Bening’s daughter will soon undergo a sex change operation (a la Chaz Bono) after living as a man. Eighteen-year-old Kathlyn Beatty, who’s attending college in the U.S., supposedly has a Facebook page under the name Stephen and told her parents she wanted to pursue her life as a man. One friend of the longtime Hollywood couple said Annette is still very close to her daughter, but the revelation is “crushing” Warren Beatty.

Paris Hilton has been relatively quiet lately, but that must be because she’s pursuing a new man. After breaking up with Doug Reinhardt amid reports that he was using her to get a reality show, Paris has been spotted for the past month with Cy Waits, the club owner of Las Vegas hotspots XS, Tryst, and Drai’s. At least she’ll always have a place to party?

Speaking of prospective couples, Richard Branson’s daughter Holly was snapped out with Glee star Matthew Morrison this week while the crooner was in town promoting the smash first season of the show. The two certainly make a good-looking couple, but would Mr. Schu get the OK from Holly’s billionaire father? We imagine he has high standards.

Sad news out of Hollywood: Despite being engaged, Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are taking a break from their relationship. (Does that ever work?) Rachel walked the red carpet on Wednesday sans wedding ring, and when asked about summer wedding plans, she said “no, nothing.” Hayden might do well to patch things up with his bride-to-be. The one-time heartthrob’s press hasn’t exactly been good in recent years.

Now that Ugly Betty has ended, its gorgeous star has found a new project: marriage. America Ferrera is engaged to her boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams after dating throughout their time at USC. Ryan even cast her in his student films while in college. Aw, Betty.

And finally, after eight years of dating and a 16-month engagement, Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford finally tied the knot earlier this week at a quiet ceremony at the home of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Indy finally found his lady. We bet this one will last.


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