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Leonardo and Gisele are playing with the idea of setting the Academy’s red carpet on fire by going to the Oscars together. Gisele, who made her acting debut in “Taxi” this year, would just love to conquer Hollywood and, of course, she’s been looking at showstopping dresses guaranteed to knock them dead on that big night. Now that Brad and Jennifer are no more, these hotties are arguably the most glamorous couple anywhere. After four years together, they may marry someday or they may never marry. But Leonardo says he’s had his fair share of models and fun and Gisele keeps saying she wants a family, but nothing out of wedlock, you understand. So, back to you Leonardo.

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The Academy also wants Nicole Kidman on the red carpet, but the big question is not what she will wear but who she will bring that night and that depends on her multimillionaire Steve Bing’s response to Nicole’s latest remarks: “I almost feel there are times in life when you’re ready for marriage and I feel myself ready for it again.” Back to you, Mr. Bing.

Meanwhile, Nicole, who discovered listening devices installed outside her door in Sydney, went to court to keep two paparazzi away from her and her children. She told the court she is being stalked the same way Princess Diana was in Paris and that she fears a similar fate. The two photographers chased her as she drove to a family reunion last weekend and she says that the pair drove through red lights and on the wrong side of the road to get her picture and almost forced her off the road, putting both her and her family’s lives in danger. She won an injunction against them and they are forbidden to come within 20 yards of her and her home. Fifty miles would be better.

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Kate Moss’ two-week dalliance with rocker Pete Doherty is dead on arrival. Kate says, “He’s just too wild. I can’t take any more of it.” So she called the whole thing off by texting him from her cell phone. Now all that’s left is those cute little heart-shaped tattoos they engraved on each other.

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Rebecca Romijn and her new beau, Jerry O’Connell, are already talking about marriage. She says, “When you meet a guy like Jerry, you don’t need to look any further.” And he says, “This girl’s the best. I love her to death.” Hold the tattoos.

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Elizabeth Jagger, 20, says she’s never been in love. The model, who recently ended her romance with Sean Lennon, says, “There’s no one in my life. Nobody has managed to make me fall in love. The man who does will have to be funny and like to have a good time.” Not Pete Doherty, please.

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It’s really exciting to hear that Penélope Cruz has taken up her beau Matthew McConaughey’s passion for bongo playing, saying it relieves her of her day-to-day stress. Matthew thinks she’s pretty good at it and she even packs up her drums in her suitcase to take with her when she goes on location. No word on whether she’s picked up his penchant for beating the bongos when he’s completely naked. But, better her than him.

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Renée Zellweger is searching high and low for the perfect dress to wear when she presents this year’s Supporting Actor award at the Oscars to either Alan Alda, Morgan Freeman, Clive Owen, Thomas Haden Church or Jamie Foxx. Renée has decided to sell her house in Los Angeles that she shared with her ex-boyfriend rocker Jack White because it holds too many sad memories. She says that after the Academy Awards she’ll take a break from acting. Inspired by her favorites Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson and Helen Fielding, who wrote “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” Renée says she wants to move to a house she’s found in a small town in New England and write whatever she’s feeling when she picks up a pen. “You don’t have that much to contribute,” she says, “when your life experiences are limited to those you have emulating someone else.” I guess she means acting. Renée said something similar when she started singing lessons for “Chicago” and look what happened. Pulitzer Prize?

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Those two beautiful blondes honored at the cocktail party that Jim and Ene Greenfield and Mike and Mary Wallace gave at the Greenfield’s Park Avenue apartment are not only beautiful but brilliant. They are identical Estonian twins Anu and Kadri Tali, who have just made their American debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and were celebrating their new CD with Warner Classics. Anu is the acclaimed award-winning conductor who has led orchestras in Russia, Austria, Sweden, Japan, Latvia and now New Jersey, where she was a smash. The other flaxen-haired twin, Kadri, is 20 minutes older and does everything her sister doesn’t, such as manage her career, and has become at an early age a complete impresario. Anu has just signed a three-year contract with the prestigious agency Columbia Artists Management. And Judie Jenowski of Columbia will represent her. That was the big news at the party, which Shirley Lord and Abe Rosenthal, Punch and Alison Sulzberger, Joe Lelyveld, Paula and Leon Root and Barbara and Charles Strauss were all thrilled to hear.

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If you’re a redhead — and she certainly is — the thing to wear at a party is apple green chiffon embroidered in pailettes. That’s what Buffy Cafritz did when she and her husband, Bill, gave their big inaugural night party at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington. For those who keep asking, the pretty frock was designed by Joanna Mastroianni. Buffy’s sister, Jan Chipman, wore black velvet by Carolina Herrera and Barbara Walters wore a black Donna Karan. Former Secretary of State James Baker and his wife, Susan, were there, as were Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Peggy Noonan, Robert Higdon, Jeff Greenfield and, oh yes, Ryan Seacrest of the “American Idol” Seacrests.

<p>Anu Tali</p>

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<p>Penélope Cruz</p>

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<p>Gisele Bündchen</p>

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