Daily Insider for November 6
11/06/2003 AT 10:18 AM EST
50 CENT'S FASHION SENSE
At a recent party to kick off 50 Cent's new line of Reebok sneakers, the notoriously security-conscious rapper wasn't wearing his usual bulletproof vest. Instead, the entire block around the New York City hotspot Capitale, where the launch for the 50 Cent G6 sneaker was held, was blocked off and guarded by a battalion of police officers and private security people. When asked whom he wanted to buy the sneakers, the rapper, wearing a diamond necklace with a giant cross, answered, "Everyone that has feet." Later he further showed off his business sense when he picked out a 50 Cent necklace a woman was wearing and told her, "Let's sell that for a dollar and we can make a profit."
SKIN STAR: REAL-LIFE ROYALTY
Now that the new FOX drama Skin has been canceled after three episodes, star Olivia Wilde can concentrate on her duties as a real-life Italian princess. It seems Wilde (real name: Cockburn) married L.A. filmmaker Tao Ruspoli – the second son of Alessandro "Dado" Ruspoli, 9th Prince of Cerveteri – in a yellow school bus in Venice Beach last January. "Then we got married again in Virginia and in Rome and in Spain," the actress reveals. "I have been married four times and I am only 19. So I feel like I have really accomplished something." The happy couple recently purchased a home in Los Angeles but plan to spend a lot of time visiting the family castle in Rome. "There is, like, a moat and a drawbridge, so I can feel like I am living out my childhood fantasy of skipping through the garden like a princess," she says. "Now I just have to learn Italian."
TRIBUTE TO RIVER PHOENIX
Oct. 31 marked the 10th anniversary of actor River Phoenix's death from a drug overdose near the entrance of Johnny Depp's West Hollywood nightclub, The Viper Room. The date was not overlooked by pal Christian Slater, who ended up taking over the Stand By Me star's pivotal role in Interview with a Vampire. "That was certainly a very sad, horrible moment," Slater told us. "I'm amazed that it's been 10 years. It doesn't seem like he's been gone that long. I remember his mother said, 'He may be gone in this world, but he's still out there in probably a bigger way.' I liked that. It's a very spiritual way to look at it. If he were alive today, he'd probably be directing, producing and doing all the best work."
Written by: SEAN DALY
Reported by: MARISA LAUDADIO and REBECCA PALEY
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