Eva's Festive Holiday Plans
12/01/2004 AT 06:00 AM EST
Can You Hear Me Now?
Paris Hilton admits that etiquette may not be her strongest suit, especially after one awkward incident while shooting The Simple Life 3. "These annoying people came up to me, and I pretended to be on the phone. And then the phone started ringing," Hilton told us at a party for the show at New York nightspot Bungalow 8. "They were like, 'Oh, you weren't even on the phone!' I felt bad. I mean towards them. It was more embarrassing to them, but I was embarrassed for them."
If Virgin Atlantic chief and Rebel Billionaire Richard Branson ever decides to quit any of his day jobs, David Copperfield better watch out. On a recent night out in London following the Foreign Press Association media awards, Branson showed himself to be quite the adept magician in front of a table full of skeptical journalists, making a watch disappear from a female reporter's wrist and having it reappear on his own. Unfortunately, he couldn't make himself vanish before being enlisted to deliver an award to Fahrenheit 9/11 director Michael Moore. When the controversial documentarian, who was not present for the London ceremony, was named communicator of the year, "Somebody thrust the award into my hands and said, 'Here, you own an airline, take it to him,'" Branson tells us.
Caught in the Act
Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Alison Lohman and Claire Forlani, at L.A.'s Culver Studios for a special screening of The Assassination of Richard Nixon, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.
Kirstie Alley, at the Arclight theater in Hollywood catching a matinee of Finding Neverland.
By ANNE LANG, SARYN CHORNEY, PETE NORMAN and KWALA MANDEL