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updated 06/07/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/07/2004 01:00AM

PITCH PERFECT
Jennifer Aniston just signed on to be the pitchwoman for Barclaycard's Visa credit card. But don't expect to see Mrs. Brad Pitt's commercials anytime soon—the yearlong ad campaign, which begins in June, will feature the actress in TV spots and print ads appearing in Great Britain. (Pitt himself has appeared in numerous commercials seen only in Japan and Europe.) The company hopes the American star will lend a touch of glamor to the brand—previous campaigns featured British actors Dudley Moore and Rowan Atkinson.

THE EX FILES
New Line Cinema chiefs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne sure know how to throw an interesting party. Among the 50 guests at Shaye's Beverly Hills home for a recent dinner were Ted Turner and his ex Jane Fonda, as well as Jack Nicholson and his estranged former girlfriend Anjelica Huston. My spy at the party tells me that Huston, who attended with sculptor husband Robert Graham, and Nicholson "did not exchange one word all night and were seated at distant tables." But when Fonda and Turner spotted each other, they hugged warmly and took a stroll outside to catch up privately. A gallant Turner even walked Fonda to her car when she decided to duck out of the party early.

FAST TAKES
Although she's shooting Electra in Vancouver and he's filming Monster-ln-Law in L.A., real-life couple Jennifer Garner (right) and Michael Vartan slipped off to Mexico's Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas over Mother's Day weekend. Garner received a gift certificate for the trip in her Oscar goodie bag (she was a presenter).... Tori Spelling celebrated her 31st birthday May 15 at L.A. sushi hot spot Tokio with 20 people, including parents Aaron and Candy....American Idol reject Matthew Metzger, booted off just before the final 12, will play Duke Buchanan on the daytime soap One Life to Live.

BLOOMIN' LOVE
On May 23, British actress Keira Knightley (Love Actually) whiled away an afternoon in Richmond Park, just outside London, with her beau, Irish model Jamie Dornan, 22. The couple met during a photo shoot in Manhattan last August.

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