November 7, 2000 CONTINUED
-- Breakup Girl Friday reports that a routine perusal of garden sundries in the Flower District unearthed a truly fabulous bloom, namely Molly Ringwald. The "Sixteen Candles" star was shopping for some greenery to liven up her breakfast club. "We were both looking for cute little additions to our gardens," claims Friday. "I hear she has a lovely rooftop masterpiece. I have a fire escape." Keeping the theme to superstars and vegetation, Friday later spotted Julianne Moore buying a pumpkin at Chelsea Market, which also happens to be the home of Oxygen and Breakup Girl Central. It seems Julie can't get enough of Team BG, for BG herself spotted the flame-haired fabulon riding the subway last week. What next? Will Julianne Moore be opening my mail?
-- Last Wednesday, another pretty woman -- Julia Roberts, naturally -- was consumed with joie de vivre as she and beau Benjamin Bratt consumed their meals at Raoul's, a fashionable French Bistro in Soho. Remember those rumors of Julia and Ben going their separate ways? Well, forget them. The pair sat close together on the same side of a banquette -- cuddling, canoodling, and at one point, blatantly making out. Ironically, they weren't French kissing!
-- If Julia and Ben had looked up, they might have seen Liev Shreiber prancing by, taking a tour of Soho with his "runt of a dog," according to my spy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that my source saw the dashing young actor scooping up freshly made doggie droppings. That'll take the tarnish off any glamorous finish!
-- Further south in Tribeca, "Pay It Forward" costars Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt were brunching together last Sunday, fueling more of those absurd speculations that the pair are "paying it forward" in the bedroom as well.
-- Those wacky Baldwins! They'll troll for women anywhere! That appeared to be the case last Monday when one of my spies noticed Stephen Baldwin (you know, the one that talks to M&Ms) hanging around the entrance of Pick-A-Bagel in midtown. His mind, however, was not on the eatery's delicious selection of bagels, but rather on advancing himself with an unidentified (read: non-famous) female who came up to speak with him.
-- The most overpriced "antique" clothing store in New York is definitely Andy Cheapee's, but apparently pricetags are not an issue for "Will And Grace" star Debra Messing, who strolled into the shop a few days before Halloween and announced that the shop is always her first stop whenever she comes to New York. My spy notes, "I am sure she was just looking for a discount." Can you blame her? I can't be bothered with putting a mortgage on my house just to buy a frilly ascot!
-- A very distinguished-looking Ed Bradley stopped into Clementine's last week for a nightcap, escorted by an attractive, unidentified woman. The pair drank and chatted into the night. Ed, darling, your bar stool's still waiting for you here at the HoJo! [But what about that damned earring? Eeeuw. -- Ed.]
And some first-person tales from my crack team of celeb-spies...
"Gregoire, I saw Dennis Miller outside the Empire State Building. I was oddly attracted to him and his scruffy face. He was with two boys that made me ponder -- just how much do celebrity kids get in allowance?" -- Rebecca Of Tribeca
"Gregoire, my first and only run-in with a famous person just happened the other week. Kathie Lee Gifford was promoting her new CD at the radio station connected to the TV station where I work. She was wearing the tightest pants you could imagine...and everyone in the station agreed that she had to have gotten a little extra implant to her breasts. She didn't talk about her kids at all, so that was good." -- Carrie
"Gregoire, I saw Helen Gurley Brown eating sushi at Fuji! She was flirting madly with this guy that looked older than Trent Lott. I was so scared they were going to start making out. Thank God they didn't. And the tuna was excellent." -- Amy
"Gregoire, standing in line at the executive check-in for Air Canada, I turned around to check out the woman paying far too much attention to a collie in the next line up, and there stood Kristen Davis. She really is as cute and bubbly (phony??) as her character in 'Sex And The City.' We exchanged some pleasantries -- as no one else was paying any attention to her and she seemed relieved that someone recognized her -- until she was joined by the most beautiful man. Oh my god, I nearly pushed her out of the way to get at him, but alas, he only had eyes for her. Also saw Anne Heche with her new cameraman cutie -- holding hands and cuddling as they walked down the street. Would have gagged but he's just so darned cute." -- Wally in TO
Until Madonna becomes the president of the Britney Spears fan club,
Breakup Girl created by Lynn Harris & Chris Kalb