January 8, 2004BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER
Ever wonder what Ben Affleck
likes to listen to? Certainly ladylove Jennifer Lopez'
s CDs must be in the rotation (not surprisingly, the Paycheck
star says her latest, This Is Me ... Then,
is a "great album"). Beyond that, it seems J.Lo has been influencing more than his fashion choices, giving him what he calls an "education in music appreciation." "Jen has a sophisticated taste in music, and is a such a gifted songwriter," says Affleck. "She has introduced me to so many talented music producers, and (has) exposed me to music beyond hip-hop and rap." RINGING IT IN
The hottest New Year's party in New York was actually two parties. After such stars as Scarlett Johansson,
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath
and Lindsay Lohan
got the night started at nightspot Lobby, the party moved 10 blocks to superhip club Marquee. There Johansson was spotted kissing a mystery man, and Chris Noth
toasted the bow-out of Mr. Big (as Sex and the City
enters its home stretch). Upstairs DJ Sky Nellor spun tunes for a crowd that included model Sophie Dahl, Mona Lisa Smile'
s Topher Grace, Erika Christensen, Ben Chaplin, Dominic West, Ali Larter
(in black fishnets), Mario Lopez
and fiancee Ali Landry
and, from MTV's Rich Girls, Jaime Gleicher. Donatella Versace
arrived at 3 a.m. – fashionably late, you might say. PIECE OF CAKE ER'
s Anthony Edwards
played surgeon again recently – this time on son Bailey's birthday cake. Edwards served 20 of Bailey's friends at the University Place in Manhattan's Greenwich Village while his wife, Jeanine Lobell,
founder of Stila Cosmetics, looked on. Reported by:
ANNE MARIE CRUZ, MARK DAGOSTINO and RACHEL FELDER Teen Tom's Drama: NEXT >