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ALREADY MOVING ON?
Just weeks after filing for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel
has been linked with a new man. Billionaire hedge-fund manager Warren Lichtenstein, 47, Frankel's friend of more than 20 years, recently let the Skinnygirl mogul spend the night at his lavish Manhattan digs, stirring speculation of a hookup. But a source close to Frankel, 42, insists there's nothing romantic going on between them. Since she's still living with Hoppy at their Tribeca apartment, Frankel simply brought her daughter Bryn, 2, to Lichtenstein's home while he was away "so they could relax and have girl time [alone]," according to the source. "He has been a great friend, and she's spending time with all of her friends. They're her support system." (Adds a Lichtenstein pal: "He's a sweet guy. He'd always help a friend in need with a place to stay.")
But sources say the moneyman-who split with his ex-fiancee Annabelle Bond, a British socialite and mountain climber, while she was pregnant with their now-5-year-old daughter-is definitely Frankel's type. "She wants a rich, powerful man," says a friend. "She wants to go bigger and better." However, the talk show host and former reality star of Bethenny Ever After
and The Real Housewives of New York City
may be a bit too outspoken for Lichtenstein's usual tastes. "He prefers his women younger and quieter," says his pal.
The source close to Frankel insists that it's all a moot point anyway. While Frankel continues to coparent Bryn with Hoppy and prepares to launch the first full season of her talk show Bethenny this year, "dating is not even an option for her right now," says the source. "She's still sad about her marriage falling apart. She's taking it one day at a time still and she has her ups and downs. She is just trying to cope."
HOLLYWOOD'S NEXT GENERATION
WITH MOVIES AT SUNDANCE, THEY'RE FOLLOWING THEIR PARENTS INTO ACTING
HER PARENTS: Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison
Ford, 22, tells Scoop her mom and dad "did a good job of keeping us unaware of [Hollywood] craziness." The star of Milkshake says having her last name "gets your foot in the door, but it won't get you the job."
HIS PARENTS: Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
The newlywed, 26, was sidelined from a semipro hockey career due to hip dysplasia-and entered the family biz with the film We Are What We Are
. "My parents never talked about movies," he says. "They just let [me and half sister Kate Hudson
] be who we wanted to be."
'S MILITARY DIARY
BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN, HE'S READY FOR UNCLE DUTY
As he flew home from a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan Jan. 21, army captain Prince Harry
delivered some personal dispatches from the war zone. The Apache helicopter pilot, 28, talked about being just "one of the guys" in his unit, which means he found himself doing everything from eating in the canteen to firing at Taliban insurgents. He looked forward to getting care packages (his dad sent him cigars and honey). Harry also admitted to being envious of his brother's U.K.-based brand of military service. He "gets to go home to his wife and his dog," said Harry. "We're stuck playing PlayStation in a tent full of men." And the royal was still feeling regretful about his naked romp in Las Vegas last year: "It was a classic example of me probably being too much army and not enough prince," he said. "It's a simple case of that." Next up for Harry? "I can't wait to be an uncle," he said, adding that he's thrilled for his brother and Kate and plans to play a full part when their baby is born in July.
GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
THE ACTRESS, 27-WHO CALLS HER AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD FINN 'MY SON'- DOES EVERYTHING WITH HER DOG!
EXPLORING NEW YORK
THESE STARS RECENTLY BARED THEIR SOULS ABOUT THEIR RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES
"[People think] we're some kind of closed group ... [and] we worship rabbits."
-ACTRESS ERIKA CHRISTENSEN, in defense of Scientology
"I could feel I was maybe getting ready to speak in tongues."
-ACTRESS MEGAN FOX
, revealing how moved she gets during the service at her Pentecostal church
"Some people think we're a pushy religion, but if you're not interested, just say so."
-MODEL COCO ROCHA, on doing door-to-door outreach as a Jehovah's Witness
LARRY HAGMAN'S SEASIDE ESTATE
Prior to his death in November, the Dallas star hung his 10-gallon hat in this high-rise haven perched on a cliff overlooking L.A.'s iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Hagman shared the quirkily decorated home with his wife of 58 years, Maj, 84.
on the market $5.2 MILLION
Santa Monica, Calif.
The lavish two-bedroom condo has uninterrupted views of California's sunsets and coastline as well as round-the-clock security and access to the property's pool, spa and gym.
- CONTRIBUTORS Raha Lewis,
- Aili Nahas,
- Kevin O'Donnell,
- Simon Perry,
- Charlotte Triggs,
- with K.C. Baker,
- Patrick Gomez,
- Linda Marx,
- Liz McNeil.