Behind the Scenes on The O.C.
You Know What They Say About Blondes
Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff have moved on since their rivalry over Aaron Carter (notwithstanding a few remarks in the press and the like), but what of the young heartbreaker who caused the battle between the teen queens? When we caught up with the 16-year-old singer at a party in Las Vegas, he pointed to his platinum-blonde girlfriend of the moment, 21-year-old model Monique Decormier, and said, "That's my love." Though he admits to a preference for blondes (not unlike his older brother, Nick, former beau to alpha-blonde Paris Hilton), Carter says he sees a brunette in his future. "Blondes are great, but brunettes are so much smarter," opined Carter. "I would marry a brunette, and then I could make them go blonde." Right. Next up for Carter: He'll appear in the live-action movie version of Fat Albert, due next month.
A Real Cliffhanger
Will Aussie actor Julian McMahon, best known as one-half of the hot plastic surgeon team on Nip/Tuck, disappear from the hit FX series next season? "I'm not sure if I'm coming back next year or not," McMahon, who plays the smarmy-but-lovable Dr. Christian Troy (brutally slashed by a crazed serial rapist in the show's finale last month), told us from the Vancouver set of his action movie Fantastic Four. McMahon offered no further explanation, and FX had no comment. Stay tuned ...
Caught in the Act
Leonardo DiCaprio, at a groundbreaking celebration at Panorama Towers in Las Vegas. The Aviator star has already bought a condo in the high rise, which is due to open next year.
Glenn Close, Kim Cattrall, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Martin Scorsese, Vin Diesel, Tatum O'Neal, Kerry Washington, Aida Turturro, Famke Janssen, Damon Dash and Radha Mitchell, at a fashion show for Giorgio Armani's Spring/Summer '05 Collection in New York City.
By NICK WHITE, KIMBERLY LANSING, BRENDA RODRIGUEZ and BRIANA HAAS