Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Paris Says She's Back with Stavros – For Now

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Niarchos and Hilton in March

Paris Hilton is back together with her ex-boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos at least for now.

"We're together now here. We love each other," Hilton, who, like Niarchos, is in Saint-Tropez, told PEOPLE on Monday at Diddy's Unforgettable 50 party aboard a rented yacht.

While talking to PEOPLE, Hilton paused for a moment to call Niarchos on her PDA. "Stav, where are you, baby?" she said. "Come on over. I love you." Seconded Hilton's friend, Carolina D'Amore, "They love each other very much."

On Saturday night, Hilton was seen partying with Niarchos at the VIP Room nightclub, where she treated him to a pole dance. The following night they kissed at the nearby club Les Caves du Roy. Hilton, 25, and Stavros, 21, split in May after seven months of dating.

Niarchos was previously involved with Mary-Kate Olsen. After his split from Hilton, he was spotted partying with Lindsay Lohan. Hilton was previously engaged to Paris Latsis, also a Greek shipping heir.•Reporting by Dana Kennedy, Courtney Rubin and Nancy Wilson

Hilton and Niarchos at the VIP Room on July 30


Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock Tie the Knot

Kid Rock and Pam Anderson on July 30

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock had a wedding ceremony Saturday on a yacht in Saint-Tropez, PEOPLE has confirmed.

In a note on her Web site posted Sunday, Anderson described the nuptials as: "The best most romantic wedding of all time." "She was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen – like a modern-day Brigitte Bardot," Jimmy Choo owner Tamara Mellon tells PEOPLE about Anderson, who wore a white string bikini to her nuptials.

"Kid Rock was a total rock star. He gave her a good kiss. Everybody was crying." Adds Elton John's husband David Furnish: "It was a real rock n' roll wedding." Anderson says she plans to post photos of the event "from inside the boat that we took" on her Web site soon.

The marriage, however, is not a legal union, according to the mayor's office in Saint-Tropez. "It was just a celebration," said a spokeswoman for the office, who explained that in France couples are required to have a civil wedding at the mayor's office in order for it to be legal.

Anderson and Rock (real name: Robert Ritchie) do plan to tie the knot in the U.S. – several times – soon.

"I'm going to get married a few times this month to the same guy," Anderson, 39, said July 26 during a news conference in Las Vegas.

"We had to do Malibu, we've got to do Detroit, and we've got to do Nashville." Anderson and Rock, 35, began dating in spring 2001.

They became engaged on April 11, 2002, in the Las Vegas desert, but split the following year. Still, when they ran into each other early this month in Saint-Tropez on a mutual friend's yacht, the feelings were still there. "It was like we'd never been apart," Rock told PEOPLE on July 11. "(I) love her to death." Anderson announced their engagement on her Web site on July 18.

So why the whirlwind nuptials? "It's just timing," Anderson told PEOPLE on Wednesday.

"It's being in love, obviously, and it's time for me to move on with my life and get on with the rest of it with my kids."

The British Columbia-born Anderson has two sons, Brandon, 10, and Dylan, 8, with ex-husband Tommy Lee, to whom she was married from 1995 until 1998.

Her kids were with her when she ran into Rock earlier this month. "It was so nice to see them," Rock told PEOPLE. Detroit-born Rock has a 16-year-old son, Robert James Ritchie Jr., whose mother is Kelly South Russell, a Detroit auto worker.


Shakira Tops MTV Award Nominations


MTV announced its nominees for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, with Shakira and the Red Hot Chili Peppers leading the list with seven nominations each.

Both will compete for video of the year – the Peppers' "Dani California" and Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" will go up against Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," Madonna's "Hung Up" and Panic! At The Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."

Shakira and Aguilera are also in the running for best female video, along with Kelly Clarkson ("Because of You"), Nelly Furtado ("Promiscuous") and Madonna – whose "Hung Up" is also in the running for best dance video, best pop video and best choreography.

In third place with four nominations, Aguilera earned nods for best pop video and best choreography in addition to video of the year and best female video.

Nick Lachey's "What's Left of Me" is up for best male video against James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," Kanye West's "Gold Digger," T.I.'s "What You Know" and Busta Rhymes's "Touch It Remix."

Best group video contenders are the Chili Peppers, Panic! At the Disco, the All-American Rejects ("Move Along"), Fall Out Boy ("Dance, Dance") and Gnarls Barkley ("Crazy").

Scheduled to air live at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 31, the 2006 MTV VMAs will take place at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and include performances by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Panic! At The Disco, the Killers and rappers T.I. and Ludacris.

The Raconteurs, fronted by the White Stripes' Jack White, will provide the show's "soundtrack," according to MTV. For the first time, viewers may vote for their favorite videos in each category through Aug. 20 by visiting MTV's Web site. Voting for the viewer's choice award is open from Aug. 7-31.


Kevin & Britney Mix Work, Romance in Vegas

Spears (left) and Federline on July 29

Kevin Federline traveled to Las Vegas for work – to shoot his "Lose Control" video – but, with wife Britney Spears in tow, managed to find time for fun.

On Thursday night, Federline, 28, Spears, 24, their 10-month-old son, Sean Preston, and seven friends hit the Sin City restaurant Tao at the Venetian, where Mom and Dad dined on Buddha Chicken and Kobe Sirloin and baby Sean enjoyed mashed carrots, spinach and asparagus prepared just for him by head chef Josh Thomsen, a source tells PEOPLE.

On Saturday, Federline, who will perform "Lose Control" at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 20, filmed the video for the song at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace.

Once the video had wrapped at around 10:30 p.m., Pure opened to clubgoers and Federline and his crew stayed to celebrate.

Spears, who is expecting the couple's second child this fall, stopped by shortly after midnight and received a hug and plenty of attention from her husband, an observer tells PEOPLE.

After half an hour of canoodling, Spears headed to Tao at the Venetian with a few girlfriends and watched the dance floor from a private perch, while at Pure, Federline took center stage, emceeing from the DJ booth.

And he knew how to work the crowd – "Lose Control" was played four times, and by the final spin, the crowd was chanting along.


Elizabeth Hurley Reportedly to Marry

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley says she plans to marry her boyfriend, Indian businessman Arun Nayer, very soon.

"I can't tell you the exact date, but it is very close," the 41-year-old actress-model is quoted as saying in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine. The couple have been dating since 2003.
Hurley, who has a 4-year-old son, Damian, with film producer Steve Bing, added: "We are also thinking of having a child."

She has appeared in "Bedazzled" and the "Austin Powers" movies. For several years she was the international face of Estee Lauder cosmetics.

Asked about how she'd feel as a married woman, Hurley said, "I'll tell you once I am married.

"But I've lived with Hugh Grant for 13 years; we were like husband and wife. I don't think there will be much difference."


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