Kate Moss, so they say, has quietly reconciled with her ex, Jefferson Hack. They have found their own “design for living,” so to speak, which not only includes their 18-month-old daughter, Lila Grace, but Kate’s current boyfriend, 36-year-old Daniel Craig, who played Ted Hughes to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Sylvia Plath in last year’s “Sylvia.”
After months of quarrels and disagreements, Jefferson left Kate’s house in London and moved to his own place nearby for the sake of his little girl and his friendship with Kate. The supermodel made her first public appearance with Craig last week at an Alexander McQueen fashion show, but privately, the new-two have been inseparable on trips to India and New York. In what could be playing both ends against the middle, Kate, Jefferson and Lila Grace went on holiday to Mustique last month and have been seen on cozy dinner dates around London. Does Kate believe the old psalm that love is better the second time around?
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Scarlett Johansson, 19, is complaining that she has only had screen romances with men twice her age and hopes that will change soon to “out with the old and in with the new.” So far, she’s played opposite Bill Murray, 53; Colin Firth, 43, and Billy Bob Thornton, 48. She says, “I usually have love scenes with older men, and it really would be nice to try it with a younger guy.” She has a role in the upcoming “Mission Impossible: 3,” with Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh, but that doesn’t quite cut it, as these golden oldies are both in their hoary forties. Maybe Scarlett’s next one, “The Black Dahlia,” directed by Brian De Palma and co-starring Josh Hartnett, 25, and Mark Wahlberg, 33, will make the baby girl feel like throwing herself into the part.
With a huge sigh of relief, Renée Zellweger has finally begun to shed the 30 pounds she gained for “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” in which she co-stars with Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. The movie wrapped months ago, but the final cut was held up to make sure they would not have to reshoot any of Renée’s fat scenes. Now she has started to diet and work out with a trainer and is up in Canada currently filming “The Cinderella Man” with Russell Crowe. That alone should make her lose a few ounces.
Speaking of Russell, he has hired an actor to be his human cigarette holder, since the boxing gloves he has to wear most of the time keep him from doing it himself. The aide lights the cigarette, puts it between Russell’s lips, lets him take a puff or two and then removes it. Russell has gotten so used to this treatment it is said he uses him even when the gloves are off. Catch me, I’m falling.
Colin Farrell turned 28 in May, and just to prove he’s all grown up, he took over a nice club in Capetown, South Africa, where he is filming “Ask the Dust,” and threw himself a birthday party for 160 guests, including his co-star, Salma Hayek, and her boyfriend, Josh Lucas. Colin himself ordered a buffet of African specialties, including the club’s signature “potato peels.” Oh, well. For the big fete, he was dressed in a beige hat, jeans and a crisp white shirt and looked quite snazzy. His sister, Claudine, brought the cake, which was made in the shape of an old-fashioned typewriter with a naked woman made of frosting draped all over it. (The naked woman I can understand, but what does an old-fashioned typewriter have to do with anything?) And just to prove that he was still Colin after all, he was surrounded by beautiful girls and bodyguards all night, including a certain blonde at the bar to whom he gave most of his attention. But — sigh — he left alone, so maybe he’s turning over that new fig leaf after all.
As reported, President Bush has named Earle Mack as the new American ambassador to Finland. He, his elegant wife, Carol, and their children, Andrew, 13, and Beatrice, 11, landed in Helsinki over the weekend and are busy unpacking and arranging things in the embassy at the moment. Carol has asked New York interior designer Todd Romano to tweak and personalize the residents’ living quarters, which, although they were redone two years ago, still lack Carol’s panache. So Romano has reupholstered all the furniture in the drawing room, and Carol brought a pair of ebonized, carved Chinese tables from Todd’s New York shop along with her. Through the Arts in Embassies program, they have asked their artist friends, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Eric Freeman and Alex Katz, to lend them pieces for their new home, and they are talking to the Juilliard School and their pal Robert Wilson about coming over to visit.
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, in a white ruffled jacket and on the arm of her husband, Edward Schlossberg, attended the Museum of Modern Art’s 36th annual “Party in the Garden” last week honoring Steve Martin, the actor, director, writer and art collector. It was held at Roseland because, as the world knows, the museum is still under construction. Other art lovers in the mix were Princess Firyal of Jordan in pink chiffon; Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, wearing a red and white summer dress; Agnes Gund; Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder; Cindy Sherman; Michele Klein in Lacroix’s “initial patchwork” jacket, and Renee Rockefeller in a green dress to match her emerald necklace. It’s the only way, really.
If you believe the London gossip, Prince Andrew is dating Louise MacBain, the media queen who bought Art & Auction magazine last year. Louise, who is known for her money and her high cheekbones, gave up New York and moved to London recently. She was married to Canadian advertising tycoon John MacBain until their divorce in 2000. They’ll love her in London.
In spite of all the headlines about Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, you will be tickled to know that they are very much together in Australia, where the pop prince is doing concerts. The two were the life of the party during the long trans-Pacific flight last week, even putting on pajamas to sip champagne and show how charming they are to the other passengers. When they disembarked on Friday, they were hand-in-hand. Cameron carried a purse with the initial “J” dangling from it and hid her unmade-up face under a turquoise newsboy cap. She is in Australia to scout out locations for the new MTV travel show “Trippin’” that she will host with her buddy, Drew Barrymore. Cameron is still talking about that surfing accident she had last year in Hawaii when she broke her nose. It left a big bump to go with the other bump she has had since she was 11 years old. She says she’s not planning to have plastic surgery to fix it because she likes it. And besides, she believes that her fans will stop trying to look just like her now. I think she’s right.
Sally and Rufus Albemarle, Mario Buatta, Mary McFadden and Jamee and Peter Gregory are all expected to drop by Richard Mishaan’s shop, Homer, on Madison Avenue tonight, when the interior designer will unveil a new collection of monogrammed wallpaper and furniture that you can customize with your own initials, along with oak and nickel custom cabinetry he has designed to hold plasma TVs from the Sony Club. What next?