Who's Partying with Anna in Miami?
Rebecca De Mornay scored cool mom points with her 6-year-old daughter, Sophia (dad is sportscaster Patrick O'Neal), by costarring with Hilary Duff in the drama Raise Your Voice. "Hilary was an absolute sweetheart to work with, but she was even sweeter when I brought my daughter on the set. She took my daughter into her trailer and gave her an Etch-a-Sketch," says De Mornay. "But (Duff) said to her, sort of unfortunately, 'Can I baby-sit you sometime?' Now my daughter's been asking me for the last six months, 'When's Hilary coming to baby-sit?' I'm thinking, 'Um, I'm not quite sure when she's going to find the time for that.' "
Mutual Admiration Society
Scarlett Johansson is an in-demand starlet and budding style icon, but she isn't too cool to gush to us about one of her favorite actors: John Travolta, whom she stars with in A Love Song for Bobby Long (opening in December). "I always wanted John for this film, ever since I got the script three or four years ago, and I went after him," she told us at the movie's recent L.A. premiere. "John was the only person who could play this role and when he agreed to do it, I did a few backflips." And personally? "He far exceeded any idea I could have had about him," she said. "He is the most adorable, lovable, angelic, wonderful guy." Pretty high praise. Not to be outdone, Travolta gushed right back about Johansson. "I knew her potential before joining this cast because she had made several movies that were stellar before this one," he told us. "I had liked Lost In Translation and others. She is really an amazing actress at a young age." And personally? She's "a sweet, smart, feisty kid," he added. "I don't mean that in a demeaning way. Everyone is starting to feel like a kid to me these days."
Caught in the Act
Marisa Tomei, John C. Reilly and director-producer Pedro Almodovar (Bad Education), separately, at campy vaudeville/burlesque show "Below the Belt," held monthly at El Cid. The L.A. club, also known for its weekend Flamenco performances, has become a spot for some stars to try out new material. Kelly Osbourne sang "Blue Moon" at a recent show, and Jay Mohr has claimed a spot in the next lineup.
By JON WARECH, DANA MELTZER, CARRIE BELL and MAUREEN HARRINGTON