updated 09/13/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/13/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Nicky Hilton and Todd Meister aren't letting their Aug. 15 nuptials cramp their party style. Late last Friday night the couple turned up at Hollywood's Avalon nightclub to get their groove on. Sporting a diamond eternity band on her left ring finger, Hilton hit the dance floor and boogied with pals Bijou Phillips and Lindsay Lohan while Meister sat out and watched. For Lohan. it was merely a brief break from beau Wilmer Valderrama's side, where she spent most of the evening. They traded kisses and she shimmied down his body while they danced. But mostly, reports one clubgoer, the couple huddled together at a table typing text messages.
Kirsten Dunst, who split with Jake Gyllenhaal in July, raised some eyebrows Aug. 30 when she strolled into the Argyle Hotel's Fenix in L.A. just before midnight with Josh Hartnett, who had his hands on her shoulders. The pair chatted with friends before making their way to a table where Harnett lit the actress's cigarettes. "Everyone was surprised to see them together," says a spy. "They appeared to be very close." Close? Yes-and no, says a rep for Dunst. "They've been friends forever—they did [1999's] The Virgin Suicides together. They ran into each other at a hotel where they were both doing press junkets for their movies." The pair hung out at Fenix until 1:45 a.m. before leaving with a group of friends.
In other Hilton news: Nicky's sister Paris also stays busy keeping up her image. To get those baby blues, she wears colored contacts over her brownish-hazel eyes. Even that isn't always enough. After a photo shoot for her upcoming book Confessions of an Heiress, Hilton insisted that all 12 original photos be retouched to intensify the color. "Essentially she said, 'My eyes aren't blue enough,' " says a source. Then there's her flowing mane. "Her hair is actually curly and she hates it," adds the source. "She has to get it blown out professionally every time she washes it. And yes, those are extensions." Why does she go to all that trouble? Says the source: "Because her career is based on how she looks and she knows it." A rep for Hilton had no comment.
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