Uma Thurman, 38, is set to give marriage another chance: She's engaged to French financier Arpad "Arki" Busson, 45. "Both [my wife] Nena and I are very, very happy for them," Thurman's father, Bob, told Scoop. The pair began dating last summer after meeting at a private dinner in Milan. Her first marriage, to Gary Oldman, ended in 1992; she divorced Ethan Hawke, with whom she has a son and daughter, in 2005. Busson, meanwhile, has two sons with Elle Macpherson, from whom he split in 2005. And Thurman's ring? An 8-plus-carat center stone, surrounded by 20 smaller stones. One jeweler's estimate: $800,000. "It's the most beautiful piece I've ever seen," says a source. "Arki did a wonderful job."
A GUIDE TO WHAT'S REAL—AND WHAT'S WANTED
1 Temporary tattoos for Wanted, "toil" and "tears" are a nod to Jolie's hero Winston Churchill, who once said, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
2 In the film, Jolie plays an assassin whose targets are identified via binary code. Jolie told MTV the code on her arm is "actually my kids' initials."
3 Most of the artwork on Jolie's back is permanent, including the Thai Buddhist scripture on her shoulder and the tiger on her lower back. But the tattoo in the middle is temporary.
BACK ON THE SCENE
On June 28, four weeks after he suffered a mild heart attack in Hawaii, Frasier star Kelsey Grammer, 53, made a spirited return to the Hamptons party circuit with his wife, Camille, 39. "He looked fabulous," a source said of Grammer, who made an appearance at a "Denim & Diamonds"-themed bash in Southampton. As the couple toasted the book Party Confidential, Grammer sipped a martini and told a fellow partygoer he was feeling better.
TARA REID: BACK TO REALITY TV?
Is party girl Tara Reid, who starred in E!'s Taradise in 2005, going back to TV? Reid, 32, has "filmed a pilot for VH1, but they haven't decided if they'll pick it up," says a source. Reid hosted a bikini beach party June 27 at Chicago's Crobar. But she was back at work the next morning in L.A. to work on her show.
PAULA'S EX: THE BACHELOR?
Restaurateur J.T. Torregiani, 33, who has split from Paula Abdul, is in talks to be the Bachelor in an upcoming season of the ABC show. "He was asked a couple years ago, but he got together with Paula so he didn't do it," says a source. "He's considering it. He wants to settle down, have kids, have a family."
SMITTEN WITH JEN'S EX
Cameron Diaz, 35, and British model Paul Sculfor, 37—who briefly dated Jennifer Aniston last year—are in the midst of a sizzling summer romance. "Yes, they are together," Sculfor's father, George, confirmed to Scoop. Indeed, since the beginning of June, the couple have been inseparable. On June 27 they had a romantic dinner at Beverly Hills eatery E. Baldi, where they held hands. The next day the PDA continued at the Getty Museum. "They could not stop kissing and touching each other," says an eyewitness.
The Damons & the Afflecks
On June 28, a day before their third wedding anniversary, Ben Affleck, 35, and Jennifer Garner, 36, joined his BFF Matt Damon, 37, and his pregnant wife, Luciana, 32, for a two-hour dinner at Nobu in L.A. "Ben and Matt were entertaining the girls with stories," says an eyewitness, "and they were all laughing a lot."
"We weren't supposed to know, but of course we knew. There were rumors!"
—WILSON CRUZ, on his He's Just Not That Into You costars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, who began dating during filming, at the Verizon Palm Centro launch party in L.A. June 26.
ED CELEBRATES HIS B-DAY—WITHOUT CHACE!
Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick turned 21 with a blowout bash at Tao Las Vegas on June 27. He celebrated with 30 friends and family members, but missing was his Gossip Girl BFF, Chace Crawford. "I thought he was going to be here," Westwick said. (Of Internet reports romantically linking the pair, Westwick says, "I just laugh them off.") The rest of the cast also missed the bash, prompting Westwick to jokingly complain, "They haven't gotten me anything, just a 'happy birthday' and a smile. They're a terrible bunch, aren't they?"
K-FED: DADS' NIGHT OUT
Kevin Federline, 30, who is gearing up for a possible August custody battle with Britney, did take a break from daddy duty on June 27, hosting a Mansion nightclub party in Miami with a group of buddies as well as his dad. "Kevin was in a great mood and talked about a song he is working on called 'Daddy's Home,'" says a source, noting Federline steered away from alcohol.
6/25, N.Y.C.: Mary-Kate Olsen on the Gramercy Park Hotel's rooftop with The Wackness costar Ben Kingsley during the film's afterparty. 6/27, Las Vegas: Dennis and Kimberly Quaid on the VIP balcony at the Bank nightclub ... The Hills' Lauren Bosworth celebrating graduation from UCLA at Privé. 6/28, L.A.: Rumer Willis and Shawn Pyfrom dancing at manager Eric Podwall's b-day bash at the Motley Bird Nest as Chace Crawford and Adam Brody flirted with partygoers. 6/28, East Hampton: Dina Lohan at a V1 Jets-Living Lohan party at Lily Pond. 6/28, Chicago: Audrina Patridge and pals at the Underground drinking a bottle of Grey Goose that Jeremy Piven left behind.
The former boy band member and Dancing with the Stars alum dishes about his new toe-tapping role: a manservant in a Broadway musical
In Monty Python's Spamalot, you play King Arthur's manservant. Has being a doting husband to your wife, Lea, and father of Isabella, 2, prepared you for the role?
One is voluntary, the other isn't! Married life and fatherhood haven't prepared me, except that you have to always put someone else in front of yourself and make sure they're taken care of.
How does a Broadway show compare to touring with 98 Degrees?
We had to do four shows a week, but here, I have eight shows in one week. It does put you to the test.
Any plans for a 98 Degrees reunion?
I don't want to say never, but we've all gone in such widespread directions, and scattered to the wind a bit, that it would take a lot to get us back together.
Have you and your brother Nick ever considered doing a musical together?
We've never really thought of doing theater together, because there are so few shows that we could do together. We could do Brighton Beach Memoirs. Aren't there two brothers in that?
Do you ever give relationship advice to Nick?
No, I'm not the guy that says, "I know you don't want to hear this, but [laughs] she's great for you, why aren't you married?" or "She sucks, why can't you get rid of her?" It's always tough giving anybody advice.