Meanwhile, fellow Housewives costar Nicollette Sheridan hit up West Hollywood hot spot Mr. Chow for dinner with fiancé Michael Bolton – and the paparazzi were out with them. One possible cause of attention: the actress's low-cut, strapless dress. Inside, the couple dined on mixed Chinese cuisine.
Heath Ledger, party-hopping around New York with Kate Bosworth, her boyfriend James Rousseau, Helena Christensen and a bunch of his Aussie friends. First stop: a dinner for designer Calvin Klein followed by an after-party for a Cinema Society screening of Eastern Promises, costarring fellow Aussie Naomi Watts. Onlookers tell us that Ledger hasn't let his breakup affect his social life too much. "He was chatting with quite a lot of people," a source says. During the party, magician David Blaine wowed Ledger and Christensen with his magic on the outdoor deck of the Soho Grand. The only big no-show of the night? Watts – who stayed home to tend to new son Alexander. Says a source: "She had new mother duties. Everyone respected her decision."
Sometimes a rocker needs some pampering too. Joel Maddenshowed up without an appointment at the hidden-away Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills. There for a shampoo and cut, the rocker initially wanted to go really short but was talked into trying a faux-hawk.
By K.C. BAKER, MARK DAGOSTINO, MAUREEN HARRINGTON and FRANK SWERTLOW
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