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Howard: Anna & I Were Planning a Wedding

Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, says he and the late pinup were planning to get married this month.

"We were going to make everything legally binding in less than two weeks," Stern, 38, told The Insider and Entertainment Tonight this weekend in an interview that aired Monday night. "I can't even talk about it."

Stern's older sister, Bonnie, echoed his claim, telling the Associated Press, "They had plans to get a yacht and to buy an engagement ring. They were going to get married Feb. 27. It was going to be a real marriage."

Stern and Smith, who died on Thursday, exchanged vows in a non-binding commitment ceremony in September. Stern claims to be the father of Smith's 5-month-old daughter Dannielynn.

He also told ET that Smith left behind a will naming her late son Daniel as her heir. Daniel, 20, died in September three days after Dannielynn was born.

"Because Dannielynn wasn't here, everything went to Daniel," Stern said. "But now Daniel's gone and Dannielynn is an only child, everything goes to Dannielynn. I am named executor in that will, and I was also appointed or named as Daniel's guardian in that will."

Stern vowed he'd fight for custody of Dannielynn – and had harsh words for Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, who flew to the Bahamas last week because she "feared for her granddaughter's safety," the Nassau Guardian newspaper reported.

"As long as I have one breath left in my body, that woman will not see Dannielynn," he said. "Anna despised the woman, just despised that woman."

Stern will also have to fight photographer Larry Birkhead, who also claims to be Dannielynn's father and is planning to ask a Nassau court to permit a DNA test to determine the infant's paternity, his lawyer told PEOPLE Monday.

Birkhead, 34, had posted a tribute to "sweet Anna" on his Web site, but the message has since been removed. All that remains on the site is a photo of the couple on a beach and the words: "Anna Nicole Smith 1967-2007."

On Monday night, Jackie Hatten, a 16-year friend of Smith, told CNN's Larry King that Smith had told her Birkhead was indeed the father of the baby. Asked what relationship Smith had with Stern, Hatten replied: "He did her legal advice. He was the gofer. He would go get her food. He would go carry her bags."

On Tuesday, Stern's sister, Bonnie, told the AP that Smith was running a fever of 105 degrees and a nurse was "icing her down" on the day she died. She also said that Stern had tried to convince Smith to visit a doctor, but she refused.

In another development, the Hollywood, Fla., police department has announced that the 911 tapes from the day Smith died will be released Tuesday. Hollywood rescue responded to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after Smith was found unconscious in her hotel room. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Stern's sister: He last saw Smith asleep

Anna Nicole Smith's partner, Howard K. Stern, was not with the former Playboy playmate when she died, but he knew she was very sick, his sister says.

Stern had told his sister that Smith was running a fever of 105 degrees shortly before her death on Thursday, and that a nurse was "icing her down" earlier that day at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

"When he left her, she was sleeping," Bonnie Stern said.

He had been gone only about two hours when news reached him that Smith was dead, she said. A private nurse had called 911 after finding the former model unresponsive.

Bonnie Stern, who recently traveled from her Beverly Hills home to the Bahamas to comfort her brother, said that he had tried to get Smith to visit a doctor but Smith had refused because she was afraid that it would draw publicity.

"They had plans to get a yacht and to buy an engagement ring. They were going to get married Feb. 27. It was going to be a real marriage," she said.

Asked what she thought caused Smith's death, Bonnie Stern said: "Her immunity was so low. She was so depressed. She kept getting sick and her body just probably broke down."

Smith had never recovered from the loss of her 20-year-old son, Daniel, who died in the Bahamas in September while visiting his mother and newborn half-sister at a hospital, friends said. She had also spent a decade battling in court over the estate of her late husband, the 90-year-old Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II.

Alex Goen, the founder and CEO of TrimSpa, knew Smith well from working with her as a company spokesmodel and said she suffered from social anxiety, as well, even after years in the celebrity spotlight.

"She was clearly incredibly misunderstood," Goen told CBS's "The Early Show" on Tuesday.

Smith had met Stern in 1996 when she was referred to his law firm, Bonnie Stern said.

"He started doing her legal work and then he became her confidant. They became best friends and then he fell in love with her," she said.

Stern, 38, is listed on a birth certificate as the father of Smith's baby girl. He said in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that he is the executor of a will drafted for Smith that will leave everything to the little girl, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

Another man, Larry Birkhead, also claims to be the father, and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, recently said he had a decade-long affair with Smith and might be the baby's father. Von Anhalt said Monday that he plans to file a paternity challenge in court and wants a DNA test.

Birkhead told New York's Daily News that he and Smith had meticulously planned for the birth of the child, but that after they broke up he was pushed to the side.

"Howard has never liked me and he never wanted me and Anna to be together," Birkhead, 34, told the Daily News in Tuesday's editions. "After she got pregnant, things went quickly downhill because of his difference of opinion on several matters."

Birkhead recounted how he had tried to save Smith from her risky lifestyle. He said Smith left him because of his attempts to intervene. The couple split early last summer.

"I watched over her to make sure she was safe, and once I was basically pushed to the side," he said, "I had no control over what she did or anyone else around her did."

Bonnie Stern said "there were times of some intimacy" between Birkhead and Smith, but said, "Larry Birkhead was not her boyfriend."

Tape in Anna Nicole Smith death released

Anna Nicole Smith was unresponsive and not breathing when an Indian tribe's police department requested help from paramedics, according to a tape released Tuesday.

In the 31-second call, the Seminole tribal police department asked Hollywood paramedics for help in assisting Smith, who was found unconscious in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on the tribe's reservation.

"She's not breathing, and she's not responsive. She's, um, actually Anna Nicole Smith," the woman from the Seminole Police is heard saying in asking for help in Room 607.

"Oh, OK," a woman at the Hollywood Police Department responds.

Smith, a former Playboy playmate, model and reality TV character, was pronounced dead about an hour later at a hospital. The tape of the conversation was released by the Hollywood Police Department. The tape of the original 911 call to the tribal police was not released.

Smith's partner, Howard K. Stern, wasn't with her when she died, but he had been there that morning, and he knew she was very sick, his sister, Bonnie Stern, said. Smith was running a fever of 105 degrees, and a nurse was "icing her down" earlier that day, she said.

"When he left her, she was sleeping," she said.

Howard Stern had been gone only about two hours when news reached him that Smith was dead, his sister said.

Bonnie Stern, who recently traveled from her Beverly Hills home to the Bahamas to comfort her brother, said he had tried to get Smith to visit a doctor but Smith had refused because she was afraid that it would draw publicity.

"They had plans to get a yacht and to buy an engagement ring. They were going to get married Feb. 27. It was going to be a real marriage," she said.

Asked what she thought caused Smith's death, Bonnie Stern said: "Her immunity was so low. She was so depressed. She kept getting sick and her body just probably broke down."

Smith had never recovered from the loss of her 20-year-old son, Daniel, who died in the Bahamas in September while visiting his mother and newborn half-sister at a hospital, friends said. She had also spent a decade battling in court over the estate of her late husband, the 90-year-old Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II.

Alex Goen, the founder and CEO of TrimSpa, knew Smith well from working with her as a company spokesmodel and said she suffered from social anxiety, as well, even after years in the celebrity spotlight.

"She was clearly incredibly misunderstood," Goen told CBS's "The Early Show" on Tuesday.

Smith had gone through drug rehabilitation in the past, and her mother, Vergie Arthur, has blamed drugs for her daughter's death.

Smith had met Stern in 1996 when she was referred to his law firm, Bonnie Stern said.

"He started doing her legal work and then he became her confidant. They became best friends and then he fell in love with her," she said.

Stern, 38, is listed on a birth certificate as the father of Smith's baby girl. He said in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that he is the executor of a will drafted for Smith that will leave everything to the little girl, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

Another man, Larry Birkhead, also claims to be the father, and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, recently said he had a decade-long affair with Smith and might be the baby's father. Von Anhalt said Monday that he plans to file a paternity challenge in court and wants a DNA test.

Birkhead told New York's Daily News that he and Smith had meticulously planned for the birth of the child, but that after they broke up he was pushed to the side.

"Howard has never liked me and he never wanted me and Anna to be together," Birkhead, 34, told the Daily News in Tuesday's editions. "After she got pregnant, things went quickly downhill because of his difference of opinion on several matters."

Birkhead recounted how he had tried to save Smith from her risky lifestyle. He said Smith left him because of his attempts to intervene. The couple split early last summer.

"I watched over her to make sure she was safe, and once I was basically pushed to the side," he said, "I had no control over what she did or anyone else around her did."

Bonnie Stern said "there were times of some intimacy" between Birkhead and Smith, but said, "Larry Birkhead was not her boyfriend."

Smith spent final day in flashy hotel

Anna Nicole Smith spent her final hours in a suite in a hotel as flashy as the pinup herself, with a similar $1,600-a-night room featuring an orange corduroy couch, a mini-bar stocked with lubricant and glow-in-the-dark condoms, and a leopard-print ironing board.

The voluptuous centerfold arrived at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Feb. 5. She died suddenly three days later.

Smith stayed several times at the hotel, which is in an area dotted with pawn shops, car lots and apartment buildings yearning for a fresh coat of paint. A concierge said her rooms were often free.

Room 607, where Smith was found Thursday, remains sealed and guarded by a man wearing black. A hotel spokesman said he was unsure when it might reopen.

In a similar two-bedroom suite, the heavy mahogany door opens to a small rounded foyer with a guitar pick on the wall where the polished silver latch hits. Mounted to the wall are two fixtures resembling bunches of silver-stemmed tulips with illuminated white blossoms. Hanging from the ceiling is an orb of glass that looks like a transparent, motionless disco ball.

The living room has an orange corduroy couch, pale orange curtains and a view of a pool. The sitting area connects to two bedrooms separated by two floor-to-ceiling sliding doors with frosted glass.

Inside is a four-post canopy bed with a down comforter and a simple duvet of subtle white stripes. The sheets are soft Egyptian cotton. A display on the nightstand phone reminds the guest that the casino is always open.

The master bathroom has a deep whirlpool tub with a jar of green bath salts, an orchid and a loofah near its rim. The glassed-in shower has a stainless steel head that makes the water fall like rain. A copy of Rolling Stone is within reach of the commode.

Gold-wrapped chocolates arrive with turndown service.

During previous visits, hotel workers said, Smith arranged for massages and went to dinner at an expensive steakhouse. This time, she was spotted plunking down more than $2,000 at a shoe store, but spent much of the time in her room, ordering soup as she suffered from the flu.

Among a couple dozen hotel workers, a number said they did not even know Smith was at the hotel until she was taken out of the building on a gurney and placed in an ambulance.

Anna Nicole Smith Paternity Fight Moves to Bahamas

Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend is taking his paternity and custody battles to the Bahamas on Tuesday, while her lawyer and companion Howard K. Stern was questioned there by police.

Larry Birkhead plans to ask a Nassau court to allow the retrieval of a DNA sample from Smith's 5-month-old daughter Danielynn Hope to determine her father, Birkhead's lawyer tells PEOPLE.

The child is at the center of a paternity dispute between Birkhead and Stern. Birkhead also will file a legal request that Stern relinquish custody of the child to Smith's mother, Virgie Authur.

"Larry Birkhead believes now is the time to go to the Bahamas when the whole world's magnifying glass is on the Bahamian government and the legal system," says Birkhead's attorney, Debra Opry, who is accompanying her client. "He believes he will finally get justice."

Smith died last Thursday of unknown causes in Florida. On Friday Florida police said that there was no evidence of a crime.

Police in the Bahamas questioned Stern on Monday regarding a recent alleged break-in at the home where he and Smith had been living and about the death of Smith's son Daniel, who died in September. A formal inquest into Daniel's death is scheduled to begin March 26 in the Bahamas.

Stern has not been charged with any crime.

According to a police source, Stern went to the Central Police Station in Nassau in the morning. "They called him and he came," the source says. "They should be talking to him again later on today."

James Neavitt, a Los Angeles-based lawyer for Stern, tells PEOPLE the burglars who broke into Smith and Stern's home "stole pictures off the wall, her computer and photographs and video."

Also on Monday, photos of Smith with a Bahamian official were published in a local newspaper.

The Tribune of Nassau printed two pictures of Smith in bed with immigration minister Shane Gibson, who approved her application for permanent residency in the island nation, the Associated Press reports. The two are embracing, but both are fully clothed.

The pictures were also posted on

According to the newspaper, the photos were shot in Smith's bedroom and obtained on Sunday from an unidentified source.

Gibson had been criticized by the political opposition for giving Smith special treatment in granting her residency last year. Before her death on Thursday, Bahamian authorities were investigating whether Smith had obtained her status legally.

At the time of Smith's death in Florida, her daughter was in the care of Gibson's mother. The infant is now being watched by Stern's family.

Gabor husband seeks custody of Smith baby

Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor, said Monday he plans to file a paternity challenge in court this week to gain custody of Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter.

"I'm going to make the DNA test," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "If the court rules in my favor, I will go to the Bahamas and pick up the child."

Von Anhalt will join two other men already claiming they fathered the child, Dannielynn.

Smith's companion Howard K. Stern is listed on the infant's birth certificate as the father, but former Smith boyfriend Larry Birkhead is waging a legal challenge also claiming he is the father.

Von Anhalt told the AP last week that he had a decade-long affair with Smith. He said he is more likely to be the father than either Stern or Birkhead because he was with Smith during the period when the child was conceived.

Von Anhalt said he was meeting today with attorney Gloria Allred to see if she will take his case. Allred declined comment.

Von Anhalt, 59, and Gabor, 90, have been married for more than 20 years. The news of her husband's alleged affair has deeply upset Gabor, according to Von Anhalt.

"She says, of course, if you bring a baby home then it's over," he said. "If my wife wants to divorce me then it's up to her. She definitely doesn't want a child in the house."

Even so, Von Anhalt said he plans to pursue the legal case.

Von Anhalt's royal credentials have been the cause of speculation over the years. He was born Robert Lichtenberg, the son of a German policeman, and bought his title after being adopted as an adult by a bankrupt daughter-in-law of the last Kaiser, according to published reports.

Gabor's attorney Ronald Jason Palmieri could not immediately be reached for comment.

Gabor, a one-time sex symbol and star of such 1950s films as "Moulin Rouge" and "Queen of Outer Space," has been in declining health in recent years and suffered a stroke in 2005. She was partially paralyzed in a car crash in 2002.

Von Anhalt, who is Gabor's eighth husband, said he and Smith met in the 1990s when Smith was still married to elderly oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II.

Marshall introduced Smith, a fan of Gabor, to the royal celebrity couple.

Von Anhalt and Smith began their affair after Marshall's death, he said.

Anna Nicole Smith, official photographed

A newspaper published two photographs on its front page Monday showing Anna Nicole Smith lying in bed fully clothed in a romantic embrace with the Bahamian immigration minister, who approved her application for permanent residency.

Immigration Minister Shane Gibson has come under criticism from the political opposition for giving the former Playboy Playmate special treatment in granting Smith residency in the Bahamas last year. Smith died Thursday in Florida.

The residency application was based on Smith's purported ownership of a waterfront mansion. But G. Ben Thompson, a South Carolina developer who once dated Smith, has said he had not given Smith the house as a gift as her lawyers have asserted. Thompson is attempting to reclaim the house.

A representative of Anna Nicole Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, scrambled on Monday to control dissemination of items he said were stolen from the mansion over the weekend before he returned from Florida, including images from a computer taken from the house.

Ron Rale, Stern's spokesman, said in a statement Monday that anyone who disseminates any of the items without his prior written consent "will be held liable to the fullest extent of the law." Rale said police have recovered all the missing property.

Two photographs published on the front page of The Tribune of Nassau show Smith and Gibson looking into each other's eyes with their faces only a couple inches apart while lying on a bed decorated with pink flowers and a white ribbon. The newspaper said the photographs were taken in Smith's bedroom and that it obtained the pictures Sunday from an unidentified source.

Opposition leader Hubert Ingraham said he was looking into the matter.

"I'm making some inquiries," Ingraham told The Associated Press.

All of Smith's personal items, including the birth certificate of her 5-month-old daughter, whose paternity is being disputed by three men, had been taken from the house, Rale said.

Stern over the weekend reclaimed the Bahamas mansion along with 5-month-old Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. They had lived in the gated waterfront estate, known as "Horizons," before Smith died last week.

Stern said he is trying to keep Smith's mother, Vergie Arthur, who traveled from the United States and went to the gates of the mansion on Sunday, from seeing Dannielynn.

"She just despised that woman," Stern told "Entertainment Tonight."

"As long as I have one breath left in my body that woman will not see Dannielynn," he added.

Arthur told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she fears for Dannielynn's safety, pointing out that Stern has been present when Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died under mysterious circumstances in a Bahamas hospital room while visiting his mother days after Dannielynn was born.

A coroner hired by Smith's family said Daniel died in September from a lethal combination of drugs, including methadone. An inquest into his death is scheduled to begin March 27.

"I do have a problem with her being with Howard Stern," Arthur said. "I had a daughter and I had a grandson. He was there when both of them died. Now I only have a granddaughter left, and now he has her, and I'm afraid for her."

Stern is listed on a birth certificate as Dannielynn's father. But two other men have challenged the claim.

A former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, has filed a lawsuit claiming he is the father. Arthur backs his claim. On Friday, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, announced that he had a decade-long affair with Smith and he may be the father.

The New York Daily News has reported that a manuscript it obtained says Smith froze the sperm of her late 90-year-old husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, before his death and may have used it to become pregnant.

Since Marshall's death in 1995, Smith had been waging a court battle over his estate. A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million, but that was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

Experts say the decision of who receives custody could determine the child's inheritance.

Five skinny models barred from Madrid catwalk

Five models were declared too thin for the catwalk at this week's international designer show in Madrid, a doctor in charge of vetting them said on Sunday.

Last year, Madrid's Cibeles became the first high profile parade to bar models whose ratio of body weight to height was so low it was deemed an unhealthy example to the public.

"The idea of weighing models who are on show here and making sure they look healthy is so that they do not have a negative influence by prompting young people to become obsessed by being thin," doctor Susana Monereo told reporters.

The other 64 models who were checked had enough fat on them to take part, including one who was banned in September for being too bony.

"I didn't want to be obsessed with my weight, but I did what I could and I've achieved it," Maria Campoy, a model who was rejected last time for having a body mass index of below 18, told Spanish state television.

The use of underweight models promoting the ultra-slim look has dominated much of world fashion since the 1990s, and was epitomized by British supermodel Kate Moss.

But it has come in for sharp criticism following the death of Brazilian model Ana Carolina Resto from complications derived from the slimming disease anorexia.

Following Spain's example last September, Italy and New York fashion chiefs have debated the issue and Brazil has campaigned to prevent excessively thin models from appearing.

"I don't like the extremely thin look and I think setting a limit is a good thing," Roberto Torreta, one of the designers taking part in the Cibeles show that starts on Monday, told state television.

Howard K. Stern Reunites with Anna Nicole's Baby

Anna Nicole Smith's companion Howard K. Stern arrived in the Bahamas Saturday and was reunited with their 5-month-old daughter Dannielynn Hope, in a moment recorded by cameras for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, the New York Post reports.

Stern also had a warning for Smith's mom, Virgie Arthur, who flew to the Bahamas Friday to seek protective custody of the baby. "Anna despised that woman. As long as I have breath in my body, that woman will not see Dannielynn," Stern told ET's Mark Steines.

Stern reportedly picked up Dannielynn and hugged her, saying, "This is the only piece of Anna I have left." Prior to Stern's arrival, Dannielynn was at the Bahamas home Smith and Stern shared together, and was being cared for by Stern's mother and sister.

"I wouldn't be here now, but I had to get back to Dannielynn. I know Anna loved her more than anything in the world," he said, reportedly fighting back tears.

Following Smith's death on Thursday, the paternity battle over Dannielynn has heated up: California photographer Larry Birkhead, who has long claimed to be the father of Smith's baby, was denied custody of Dannielynn on Friday, while – in a strange twist – Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband also came forward Friday to suggest that he may be the father of the baby.

In Birkhead's case, a judge refused to order an emergency DNA test on Smith's corpse to help determine paternity, but asked that her body be preserved until Feb. 20, when another hearing will be held.

The Post reports that Birkhead has now teamed up with Smith's mother to try to gain custody of Dannielynn. "Everybody is in agreement that that child must be removed from Howard K. Stern's environment and everybody is going to do whatever they can to get that done," Birkhead's attorney Debra Opri told the paper.

Stern, however, is defiant: "She has no right. She can't take my baby. She can't take Anna's baby."

Pass It Along

FASHIONISTAS reacted just like normal people when they were hit with the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death. On Thursday, just as the Calvin Klein show was set to start in Bryant Park, the media got word of the buxom blonde's demise. One photographer leaned down and told Vogue's Andre Leon Talley the news. Talley in turn told Diane von Furstenberg, who shrieked, "She DIED?"

Anna Nicole, Howard & a Yacht Called 'The Cracker'

Anna Nicole Smith had a sense of humor about her background, and it was reflected in the name of her newly purchased sport yacht.

Ned Bruck, general manager of Reel Deal Yachts in Miami Beach, says that Smith and Howard K. Stern were really looking forward to enjoying their newly purchased Carver motor yacht, which they had christened "The Cracker."

"We were dealing mostly with Howard, but Anna came to see it when they were last in town," Bruck tells PEOPLE. "She liked the fact that there were two separate bedrooms and a forward deck to sunbathe and a salon living area."

Bruck says the 40-ft. sport yacht was a cream puff, with only 500 hours on the diesel engines, even though it was 10 years old. Their plans were to redecorate it to their tastes. He wouldn't say how much it cost but "it was not a million-dollar yacht," Bruck adds. "If they decided that they didn't like it, they could sell it fairly easily."

An interior designer was working with Smith to choose bedspreads; new flat-screen TVs and electronics had already been installed while the Cracker was in a Fort Lauderdale marina, being readied for the eight- to 10-hour sail to Nassau on Friday with a Bahamian captain at the helm, but without the couple.

Stern was at the boat Thursday when he got the call that Smith was in dire condition, Bruck tells PEOPLE.

He says he enjoyed meeting the couple, adding that they were looking forward to getting their first boat and enjoying the cruising lifestyle. "I liked him," he says about Stern. "Anybody in that situation is going to get a bad rap. But he was a gentleman. I think he treated Anna with respect and seemed to worship the ground she walked on."

Anna Nicole fans express emotions online

Fans of Anna Nicole Smith aren't making pilgrimages to the place where she spent her final days. They're not leaving flowers. They're not gathering in crowds to express their grief.

Instead, emotions are being expressed in a way as uniquely modern as Smith's fame — on blogs, Web pages and online message boards where true fans battle naysayers to get their voices heard.

"I loved her," fans beam. "I miss her," others write. "She was beautiful," they say.

On Facebook, hundreds of Anna Nicole pages are buzzing with gossip and outpourings of emotion. YouTube has logged hundreds of thousands of hits on Anna Nicole videos, including some fan-produced tributes. One fan put a message on Craigslist seeking others touched by the starlet's death for a candlelight vigil in New York's Union Square.

"I do almost feel like I've lost something. She was an inspiration to me," said Sian Richter, a 20-year-old office worker who has been posting messages and photos online from her London home and has been glued to E! coverage of her idol's death.

"I truly believe she had a lot of love to give and just wanted to be loved back," Richter said. "Also I looked up to her because of the background she came from. Humble roots and making it big time gave me inspiration."

Richter said she has handbags adorned with pictures of Smith, a bobblehead doll in the former Playboy model's likeness and recordings of episodes of "The Anna Nicole Show."

The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Smith's body said it could take weeks to determine the cause of death. Dr. Joshua Perper, the Broward County medical examiner, said Friday that no illegal drugs were discovered in the 39-year-old Smith's room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood where she collapsed Thursday.

In New York, Brian Hewson, a 26-year-old who works in a theater box office, had followed Smith on and off for years and was shocked when a friend told him about her death.

"It doesn't even seem real," Hewson said. "If someone wrote this story, or it was on television, no one would think it had any realism to it. But these insane new developments just keep popping up."

In Kuala Lumpur, a huge photo of Smith in a bright red dress was splashed across the front page of the Star newspaper on Saturday. Her image fronted the Iltalehti newspaper in Helsinki, Finland.

"I sympathize with her," said Catherine Toth, a 31-year-old resident of Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu who pens "The Daily Dish" blog for The Honolulu Advertiser. "I saw so much tragedy in her life. I just kept hoping it would get better."

Billy Lowe, a hairstylist who frequently works with celebrities, said many people couldn't help but gasp when they heard news of Smith's death.

"We'll certainly miss her charm, her on-cam blunders and bloopers and we'll pray she's making the sandy shores in the hereafter very happy," he said.

Smith's infant daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, was not with her when she died Thursday in Florida. Bahamian officials would not confirm if the child was being cared for in the island chain.

Attorney Godfrey Pinder, who represents G. Ben Thompson, a former boyfriend of Smith's who was embroiled in a court fight with her over the ownership of the waterfront mansion where she had been living in Nassau, Bahamas, said Saturday her death means her claim to the mansion was no longer legitimate.

"We changed the locks and have put a chain on the gate," Pinder told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview. "We have physical control of the house."

But later in the day, the locks were changed again, and an attorney for Smith, Wayne Munroe, said he had retaken control of the disputed estate. He also told reporters he had filed a robbery complaint with police over computer equipment and other personal effects allegedly taken from the home.

Smith's most recent companion, attorney Howard K. Stern, and Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend, have both claimed to be Dannielynn's father.

In addition, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, stepped forward Friday to claim he had had an affair with Smith and may be the baby's father.

And the Daily News reported Saturday that a manuscript it obtained by Smith's half-sister, Donna Hogan, says Smith froze the sperm of her 90-year-old oilman husband, J. Howard Marshall, before his death and may have used it to become pregnant.

Since Marshall's death in 1995, Smith had been waging a court battle at her death over his estate. A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million, but that was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

Lawyers clash over Anna Nicole mansion

The locks at the Bahamas mansion where Anna Nicole Smith had been living were changed for the second time Saturday as a lawyer for the late reality TV star said he had retaken possession of the disputed estate.

Hours earlier, the attorney for a U.S. developer who also claims ownership of the waterfront mansion where Smith lived on the island chain said he had the locks changed and had taken control of the residence on behalf of his client.

The South Carolina developer, G. Ben Thompson, had a brief relationship with Smith and was embroiled in an ownership dispute with the 39-year-old former Playboy playmate before she died Thursday in Florida.

Smith had claimed that Thompson bought her the house as a gift.

Thompson's attorney, Godfrey Pinder, has said the house was on loan to Smith. He said Smith's death meant her claims to the mansion were no longer legitimate.

Outside the gated mansion known as "Horizons," Smith's attorney Wayne Munroe told reporters he had filed a robbery complaint with police over computer equipment and other personal effects allegedly taken from the home.

Several hours earlier, Pinder told the Associated Press he had changed the locks on the door put a chain on the gate of the mansion located in the exclusive New Providence neighborhood of Nassau.

"We have physical control of the house," he said in a brief phone interview.

Munroe said the former Playboy playmate bought the mansion in July for $900,000. Her ownership of the home was the basis of Smith's claim to residency in the Bahamas. Smith had filed a lawsuit asking a Bahamas court to recognize her purchase and reject Thompson's claim to the house.

The Bahamas Supreme Court has scheduled a Feb. 26 hearing on the matter, Munroe said.

The cause of Smith's death has not yet been determined. Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper, who performed an autopsy on Friday, said afterward it could take weeks to determine why she died. He said no illegal drugs were discovered in Smith's room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. where she collapsed Thursday. But prescription drugs were found.

Smith's 5-month-old baby, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, was not with Smith when she died and is believed to be in the Bahamas. But the exact whereabouts of the baby, who is at the center of a broadening custody battle, were unknown Saturday.

Munroe said he did not know where the child was but stressed that Howard K. Stern, Smith's most recent companion, is due custody of the baby. A birth certificate for Dannielynn lists Stern as the girl's father.

"As the other registered parent, Howard Stern has the right to speak to the custody of Dannielynn. That has to be respected unless and until a court — not a person — says otherwise," Munroe said.

Witnesses reported seeing Stern inside the mansion with TV crews shortly before the attorneys spoke to reporters, and Munroe confirmed that he was in Nassau. Several SUVS with black-tinted windows exited the gated mansion's grounds earlier.

Earlier in the day, Pinder said Bahamian Immigration Minister Shane Gibson's mother was permitted into the waterfront home late Friday to remove some of Smith's personal effects. The government official was a friend of Smith's.

The baby's paternity has been challenged by two other men.

A former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, has filed suit claiming he is the father. On Friday, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, announced that he had a decade-long affair with Smith and may be the father.

Smith was in a long legal battle over the fortune of her late husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, and experts say the decision of who receives custody could determine the child's inheritance.

Smith's mother, Vergie Arthur, arrived Friday in Nassau to check on the welfare of her granddaughter, police said. Arthur could not be reached for comment Saturday.

On Friday, she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she believes drugs played a role in her daughter's death.

Smith gave birth to Dannielynn on Sept. 7. Three days later, her 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died while visiting her in the hospital. The cause of his death is still under investigation in the Bahamas. A private medical examiner hired by the family concluded he died from an accidental, lethal combination of methadone and antidepressants.

Anna Nicole's Baby in Care of Stern's Family

Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter Dannielynn Hope is now in the care of her companion Howard K. Stern's mother and sister in the Bahamas, PEOPLE has learned.

Meanwhile, Stern, who is listed on Dannielynn's birth certificate as her father, is in Florida, where police earlier Friday said that there was no evidence that a crime had occurred in Smith's death.

"Of course he wants to be with her," says Smith lawyer Ron Rale of Stern and Dannielynn, "but I don't know exactly when he will get there."

Also in the Bahamas Friday: Anna Nicole's mother, Virgie Arthur, who was spotted at police headquarters in Nassau, TV's Extra reported. (Earlier Friday, Arthur told ABC's Good Morning America that she blamed drugs for her daughter's death.)

Arthur went to the Bahamas to locate Dannielynn because she "feared for her granddaughter's safety," the Nassau Guardian newspaper reported. Arthur went to the Ministry of Social Services to seek help in gaining protective custody of the child, but they were unable to assist her and she left in tears after a 45-minute meeting, the Guardian reports. Arthur ultimately ended up at police headquarters and met briefly with Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamian Police.

"I don't know what her expectations were, but I had to advise her to seek legal counsel to find out what course of action she can take," Ferguson told the Associated Press. (Ferguson said Arthur was traveling by limousine and was trailed by camera crews.)

Dannielynn was not with her mother, Anna Nicole Smith, when Smith died Thursday in Florida. Sources had said was in the Bahamas, where she was born, in the care of the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official and close friend of Smith's.

Already, as was the case with her mother, controversy has become a constant in young Dannielynn's life.

Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern was born on Sept. 7, just three days before Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died of an apparent drug overdose in Smith's room at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, on the island of New Providence.

Three weeks later, Stern, who was there when Dannielynn was born and when Daniel died, went on Larry King Live to say he was the baby's "proud father." Stern told King, "Based on the timing of it, there shouldn't be a doubt (about paternity)." He also said that the baby was Smith's "ray of hope" after the tragedy. Dannielynn, he said, is "the one thing that is really keeping her going. And through it all, even with all the pain, she has been a great mom, a very attentive mom."

But Smith's ex-boyfriend, Los Angeles-based photographer Larry Birkhead, claimed that Dannielynn is his daughter. He filed a lawsuit accusing Smith of providing fraudulent information when she applied for her daughter's birth certificate. "I am the father of Dannielynn and I think this is ... a crime," Birkhead said. "I expect to be reunited with my daughter."

Just a day before Smith died, a Los Angeles judge ordered Smith and Danielynn to submit to a paternity test. But on Friday, a Los Angeles judge refused to order an emergency test on the body of the late Smith, which had been requested on behalf of Birkhead.

A full hearing in the matter has been scheduled for Feb. 20.

Hometowners recall Anna Nicole cooly

Anna Nicole Smith liked to call this small working-class central Texas community where she lived as a teenager her hometown. Many of its 6,900 residents who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday, however, don't feel the same warm connection in reverse.

Some said they simply don't remember her. Others spoke about being embarrassed by the antics of the former Playboy playmate and pop-culture lightning rod, who died Thursday at age 39. Signs around town boast of championship high-school sports teams of years' past, but none mention Smith.

"Anna Nicole is not somebody we consider one of our own, one of the great citizens we're proud of," said the Rev. Marcus Sheffield, pastor of First Baptist Church, who did not know Smith. "If people connect her with what Mexia is, I'm not proud of that."

Smith, whose death came five months after her 20-year-old son, Daniel, died of drug-related causes in her Bahamas hospital room three days after she gave birth to a daughter, was born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston. When in junior high school, as she told the story, she moved with her mother to Mexia (pronounced meh-HAY'-uh), about 80 miles southeast of Dallas.

Once home to 35,000 residents after a 1920s oil boom, Mexia's older neighborhoods are now a mix of clapboard houses and mobile homes. Its largest employers are Mexia State School, a facility for the mentally disabled; the hospital and school district.

The median income for a family was less than $30,000, compared to nearly $46,000 statewide, according the 2000 U.S. Census. One of every five families lived below the poverty line.

In Mexia, she lived sometimes with her mother, other times with an aunt, said one of her cousins, Shelly Cloud.

"I can't believe it," Cloud said Friday outside her Mexia apartment. "I still can't believe she's gone."

Smith is shown in only one yearbook photo, from her sophomore year; she dropped out after being expelled for fighting in the 11th grade. She then worked as a waitress and cook at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken restaurant. She married 16-year-old fry cook Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to her son before divorcing two years later.

But her mother, Vergie Arthur, said Smith came from a middle-class family and made up the rags-to-riches story because it was more intriguing.

"I got upset with her one time. I said ... `Why do you tell such stuff like that?' She says, `Mom, if my name is out there in the news, good or bad, it doesn't matter. Good or bad, I make money. So I'm going to do whatever it takes.' And she did," Arthur told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday.

Folks in Mexia consider Cindy Walker — not Anna Nicole Smith — their most famous resident. The award-winning country songwriter died last year at age 88, and a large guitar-shaped monument is near her grave at Mexia City Cemetery. Ray Rhodes, a coach in the National Football League, is another noted Mexia native.

Locals expressed doubts Friday that any signs or tributes will go up in Smith's honor.

"I don't think that will be done," said Linda Archibald, the Mexia Chamber of Commerce executive director.

Nan Capers, a former Mexia teacher, did not have Smith in her classes and barely remembers her. And like many locals, Capers said she never appreciated Smith and her outlandish behavior.

Smith was Playboy magazine's playmate of the year in 1993; in 1994, at age 26, she married 89-year-old millionaire oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II; and in 1995, the year he died, became embroiled in a still ongoing legal battle over his estate. She has made many public appearances where she seemed unsteady and spacy, and often appeared disoriented on her 2002-04 reality TV series, "The Anna Nicole Show."

"It's a totally different type of setting in a small town than in a large city," Capers said. "I think people were just ashamed of how she was acting and what she was doing and saying she was from Mexia."

Still some in the town said they were proud of how far she had come.

"I don't agree with everything she did, but I'm not a judge and jury," said Elizabeth Price, who remembers Smith from the fried-chicken restaurant. "She came from a small town and she made something of herself."

Video sold of battle to save Anna Nicole Smith

Grainy video footage of paramedics working on the unresponsive body of Anna Nicole Smith turned up on the Internet and on German television on Friday a day after the sudden death of the former Playboy model in Florida.

The brief video, shot by the Los Angeles-based Splash News and Picture Agency, captures Smith being wheeled on a stretcher on Thursday from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Paramedics can be seen pumping her body as she is lifted on to an ambulance. One paramedic is seen operating an oxygen pump. She was pronounced dead in the hospital but the cause is yet to be determined.

Splash said it had sold the rights for $500,000 to a buyer it declined to identify. The footage showed up on several Internet sites and on German's RTL TV channel.

Splash news editor Paul Tetley said he expected the footage to eventually fetch about $1 million.

"The first rights deal was for $500,000. It is a piece of footage that will continue to play and play because it was a moment of history," he said in a telephone interview.

Tetley defended the selling of the footage. "It captures the vain battle to save her life. People want to know what happened," he said.

"It was good journalism. We knew where she was staying, we sent in a team of photographers and cameras and we were in the right place at the right time," he said.

High school remembers Anna Nicole -- barely

Nikki Hart stares out of the Mexia High School's 1985 year book, an attractive but unsmiling young woman with a sullen look.

Long-time teachers in this small Texas town -- population 6,563 -- vaguely recall the unspectacular student who grew up to be tabloid queen Anna Nicole Smith, Playboy Playmate and billionaire's widow who died on Thursday at the age of 39.

"I remember her but she went by Nikki Hart then. I really remember her more as the girl who worked at the fried chicken restaurant in town," said math teacher Glenn McGuire.

"It's not like we're proud, you don't see signs when you come into town saying 'This is the home of Anna Nicole Smith,"' he said.

Born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston, Nikki Hart was one of the many names Smith acquired over the course of a tumultuous and tragic life that saw her outlive her son but not survive long enough to lay undisputed claim to the estate of her late husband, billionaire J. Howard Marshall.

And contrary to popular belief, it seems that she did not actually grow up in Mexia and only attended school there briefly. The perception of small-town girl who made it big was one she cultivated, her mother Virgie Arthur said on ABC's Good Morning America show.

Teachers at Mexia High School said transcripts showed that she had transferred there from a Houston school, attended at least one semester of ninth grade in Mexia, but did not complete a whole term of tenth grade.

At Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken -- a popular local take-out place -- locals said she found work and as a teenager married cook Billy Smith, who fathered her son Daniel.

Daniel died, possibly of a drug overdose, last year in the Bahamas in a hospital room at the age of 20, three days after Smith gave birth to a daughter.

The town she left behind -- a friendly but nondescript place set in flat cattle and natural gas country -- has mixed feelings about its famous former resident.

"There are better things to be known for. It is not a path that I would recommend to our students," Mexia High School Principal Johnnie Cotton said.

That path included stints as a stripper, a model and actress.

But much of her notoriety sprang from her 1994 marriage to the tycoon Marshall, when she was 26 and he was 89.

Marshall, who was worth $1.6 billion, died 14 months later and Smith spent much of the following decade battling his family over the estate. Marshall's family called her a gold digger and the tangled legal fight remains unresolved.

Some people in this town 80 miles south of Dallas gave her credit for doggedly pursuing her goals.

"Some people have it that she disgraced this town," said Alan Campbell, a burly trucker in the local natural gas industry.

"But I don't think that she did. She had a goal and she did it," he said as he tucked into lunch at a Mexia restaurant.

Anna Nicole's cause of death still a mystery

An autopsy on former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith on Friday did not immediately reveal what killed the billionaire's widow but police found no signs her sudden death involved a crime.

Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper said it could take three to five weeks to finish toxicological and other tests. He said he could not rule out drugs or natural causes but that the busty blonde former model and topless dancer who became a tabloid starlet did not die by violence.

Smith's death on Thursday in Hollywood, Florida, at age 39, left myriad questions about her tumultuous last months, the future of her 5-month-old daughter and the fortune she fought to inherit from the oil tycoon she married when he was 89.

A California judge on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on Smith's remains but ordered her body preserved until a February 20 hearing in the paternity case surrounding her baby.

Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, sought the emergency order as part of his attempt to prove that he is the father of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. Smith's lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, has said he is the father and is named on the baby's birth certificate.

Smith's DNA would not typically be required to prove paternity but Birkhead's attorney, Debra Opri, said she sought the test to make sure the infant being tested was Smith's.

Smith had been living in the Bahamas and collapsed at a casino hotel on the Seminole Indian reservation in Hollywood, Florida.

A source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Dannielynn was cared for overnight by the mother of Bahamian Immigration Minister Shane Gibson but that Stern picked up the child on Friday morning and flew out of Nassau with her to an unknown destination.

Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel died in September while visiting his mother at the Bahamian hospital where she had given birth to her daughter three days earlier. A pathologist hired by the model said her son apparently died from a drug overdose.


At a news conference outside the medical examiner's office in Dania Beach, Florida, Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said prescription drugs were found in Smith's hotel room but there were no illegal drugs, as had been reported by various media.

"No evidence has been revealed to suggest that a crime occurred," said Tiger, who did not identify the prescription medicines.

Perper said there was no immediate indication that Smith had taken any large amount of prescription medicine because there were no pills in her stomach. But he said he would have to wait for laboratory test results to determine if drugs were involved in her death.

"At this time we do not make a determination of the cause and the manner of death," he said. "Our findings are limited to what we can see with our eyes."

Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, suggested on the ABC program "Good Morning America," that drugs played a role in her daughter's death.

"I tried to warn her about the drugs and the people she hung around. She didn't listen," Arthur said. "She was too drugged up. The last interview I saw of her, she was so wasted."

Smith, who was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, was dogged by talk of addiction to drugs, including prescription painkillers, that was fueled by her slurred words and unusual behavior at awards shows and other public events.


Smith, a voluptuous platinum blonde who idolized screen legend Marilyn Monroe, gained fame as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year in 1993 and as a model for Guess? jeans.

She starred in her own short-lived reality television show and had several film roles.

In 1994, she married oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall, when she was 26 and he was 89. Marshall, who was worth $1.6 billion, died 14 months later and Smith spent much of the following decade battling his family over the estate. Marshall's family called her a gold digger.

But the tangled legal fight is unresolved. A California court awarded her $474 million but another court cut the award to $88 million and an appeals court then ruled she was entitled to nothing. The U.S. Supreme Court last May overturned that ruling and gave Smith another chance to pursue Marshall's fortune.

Anna Nicole's Death: The Key Questions

Following Anna Nicole Smith's death Thursday in Florida, many key questions remain:

How did she die?
Unknown. An autopsy Friday and a toxicology test will ultimately decide cause of death. Smith had battled health problems recently and there was a nurse in the hotel room with her. It's not known why the nurse was there, but Smith was hospitalized in November for pneumonia and suffered flu-like symptoms before her death. Also, Cyril Wecht, the Smith-hired pathologist who believed Smith's son died of a combination of medication and a heart condition, says that Smith could have had the same heart problem.

What's the status of the inheritance?
It had been looking good for Smith. She claimed her late husband, oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall II, promised her millions. After he died in 1995, she tangled with Marshall's son. A California bankruptcy judge awarded Smith $474 million, later overruled by a federal judge who reduced it to $88 million. An appeals court then ruled she was entitled to nothing because the federal courts lacked jurisdiction in a matter that should be handled in Texas state court. But the Supreme Court recently overturned that decision, and allowed lawyers to go the next round in federal court, which is where the case stands.

Would Dannielynn get the inheritance?
Unknown. As Smith's only surviving child – son Daniel died three days after Danielynn's birth – the daughter is theoretically entitled to most if not nearly all of Smith's estate, including any inheritance. Smith's death, however, throws the already tangled inheritance fight into chaos. Also, it's still unknown whether Smith had a will, and, if so, what provisions she made for her daughter. If she died without a will, by law everything would go to Dannielynn. The matter likely will be tied up in courts for years.

Were Howard K. Stern and Anna Nicole Smith ever legally married?
No. They had what they called a "commitment ceremony" on Sept. 28 in the Bahamas, but it was not legally binding under Bahamian or American law. "They were partners, soul mates," says Smith's lawyer.

Who is Dannielynn's father?
Unclear. Both Stern and photographer Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend of Smith's, claim paternity. A judge in Los Angeles on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on Smith's corpse to help determine paternity, but asked that her body be preserved until Feb. 20, when another hearing will be held.

Who will have custody of Dannielynn?
For now, Stern. The Los Angeles judge refused to grant immediate custody to Birkhead, though the matter is far from settled. The question of custody is intertwined with paternity, and the courts will ultimately decide. Currently, Stern considers himself the father and is maintaining custody of the baby, though at the time of Smith's death, the child was in the Bahamas with friends of Smith.

Was she taking drugs at the time of her death?
Yes, flu medication, according to a source. The toxicology test will determine whether she had been taking any other legal or illegal drugs. Broadcast reports said police found prescription medications in Smith's room. Smith was under a psychiatrist's care, but it wasn't known whether she was taking drugs as part of her treatment.

Why was she in Florida?
Apparently for vacation. Police say she was a "frequent patron" of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and had shot a TrimSpa video there last year. She had checked in on Monday and was scheduled to leave on Friday.

Is Stern a suspect?
Not identified. Police have not even determined if there was foul play, much less identified anybody as a suspect. Stern had gone to Florida with Smith, but police have not disclosed whether he was in the hotel room with her when she collapsed.

Where is Stern?
Unclear. A Bahamian official said Stern returned to the Bahamas Thursday to take custody of Danielynn, but Stern's attorney said he was still in Florida.

How does this affect the investigation into her son's death?
It doesn't. Bahamian authorities will go forward next month with the inquest into 20-year-old Daniel's death last September. Authorities want to hear from Stern, who was present during Daniel's death and was also with Anna Nicole during her trip to Florida.

Larry Birkhead Pens Tribute to 'Sweet Anna'

Photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter Dannielynn Hope, has turned his Web site into a tribute to mother and child.

Birkhead, 34, posted two photos of Smith embracing him and an audio file playing Willie Nelson's song "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground."

And in a written memorial, he says she called him "her angel" and he called her "my sweet potato."

"Chance brought us together, our love couldn't keep us apart," he writes. "We loved, we laughed, we shared a connection that couldn't be broken, regardless of the challenges. I loved her in life and I will love her long after."

Before Smith's death, however, relations between the two had been acrimonious. Birkhead had sued Smith twice, first seeking a court order to demand that she bring Dannielynn from the Bahamas to California for a paternity test and then accusing her and her companion, Howard K. Stern, 38, of conspiring to misrepresent Stern as Dannielynn's father.

On his Web site, Birkhead writes, "Our daughter, Dannielynn [sic] is a constant reminder of the love we shared and the life that we desired."

The day before Smith's death, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert A. Schnider had ordered that she submit to a DNA test by Feb. 21. On Friday, Schnider will decide whether a court-ordered DNA sample can be taken from Smith's body to help determine Dannielynn's paternity.

Birkhead's attorney, Debra Opri, tells PEOPLE he is devastated, having lost "the love of his life and the mother of his child."

And indeed, Birkhead writes: "My heart is broken, my tears are endless. She called me her angel, I called her my sweet potato, and every night before we went to sleep, she made me say to her ... GOODNIGHT MY SWEET ANNA BABY."

Anna Nicole's Mother Blames Drugs for Her Death

Anna Nicole Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, says drugs may have caused her daughter's death Thursday at age 39.

"I think she had too many drugs, just like Danny," Virgie Arthur told ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, referring to Smith's son Daniel, who died in September at age 20.

(A private coroner hired by the Smith family has said Daniel's death, which is still being investigated in the Bahamas, was the result of a lethal combination of medications including methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro.)

"I tried to warn her about drugs and the people she hung around with," Arthur said. "She didn't listen. She was too drugged up. She was so wasted."

Meanwhile, sources tell New York City's CBS 2 that investigators found illegal narcotics as well as prescription medications in Smith's Hollywood, Fla., hotel room. An autopsy is schedule to take place on Friday.

Arthur also told GMA Smith's inner circle thwarted her attempts to help her daughter: "The people she was around wouldn't let, you know, let us get close to her or talk to her."

Still, Arthur said she was proud of her daughter – "She had come so far, made a big name for herself" – though she said Smith's claim that she came from a dirt-poor background was exaggerated.

"Well, she didn't come from a small town, as she said she did," Arthur said. "I asked her, 'You were born in Houston, middle-class family. Why do you tell that story?' "

According to Arthur, Smith said a "rags to riches" story would get more press.

" 'If my name is out there in the news, good or bad, it doesn't matter ... good or bad, I make money so I'm going to do whatever it takes,' " Arthur said her daughter told her. "And she did. She was savvy." (A video of the interview can be seen on

This was not the first time Arthur has made inflammatory comments about her family in the media.

In October, Arthur, a 28-year veteran of Texas law enforcement, told Britain's Sun newspaper that Daniel Smith "didn't take an overdose. It was murder. The levels of drugs in his body are way too high. Someone has to pay."

That same month, she told CNN's Nancy Grace that she was suspicious of Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, who says he's the father of Smith's baby daughter.

"I know that Danny had a trust fund," Arthur said. "If Howard marries Vickie [Smith's real name was Vicki Lynn Hogan] and Daniel's gone, that leaves Howard and the baby to inherit whatever money she has. ... If Howard Stern marries her and she ends up dead, then who does the money go [to]? "

Asked by Grace what she would say to Smith if she could, Arthur said: "Vickie Lynn, you know I love you, always have. And be very careful about who you hang around with, because you may be next."

TrimSpa mourns loss of spokeswoman

Weight-loss supplement company TrimSpa has devoted its Web site to its late spokeswoman, Anna Nicole Smith, with photos and a message from company CEO and founder Alex Goen.

The company had no immediate comment on the death of its celebrity spokeswoman. Smith, 39, was found dead in a Miami hotel room Thursday."Anna Nicole Smith's grief stricken and tumultuous personal life came to an end," said the message on the Web site, dated Thursday. "Anna came to our company as a customer, but she departs it as a friend. While life for Anna Nicole was not easy these past few months, she held dear her husband, Howard K. Stern, her daughter, Dannielynn Hope, her most cherished friends, beloved dogs, and finally, her work with TrimSpa."

"... We pray that she is granted the peace that eluded her more recent days on earth," the message said.

Goen, the company's chief executive officer and founder, was out of the country Friday and unavailable for comment. TrimSpa is marketed by Goen Technologies Corp., which is also based in Whippany, N.J.

Smith, who lost a significant amount of weight in recent years, made several commercials and appeared on television promoting TrimSpa's weight-loss products.

TrimSpa has run into trouble over some of its product claims. Just this month, Smith and TrimSpa were sued in a class-action lawsuit alleging their marketing of a weight-loss pill is false or misleading.

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced TrimSpa would pay $1.5 million to settle allegations that the company's weight-loss claims were unsubstantiated.

TrimSpa released a statement following the announcement saying it supported actions to clean up the weight-loss industry, but disputed the federal agency's allegation that a handful of TrimSpa advertisements that ran in 2003 and 2004 had insufficient substantiation.

TrimSpa also disagreed with any inference that its X32 product has no scientific support.

Smith's film finale debuts in April

Anna Nicole Smith's film finale — a campy B-grade movie called "Illegal Aliens" — was supposed to be a comedy. Whether it will be received that way now is unclear, though, says director David Giancola.

"We had people crying with laughter. Now I'm backed into a situation here I'm not sure people are going to be ready to laugh at Anna," he told the Rutland Herald.

Smith, 39, was found unconscious Thursday in a Hollywood, Fla., casino-hotel and declared dead later.

The former Playboy playmate, whose feature film credits include "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3," filmed her last movie in Vermont in 2005. It's scheduled for release in April.

In it, she plays one of three extraterrestrials who fight an intergalactic terrorist.

Producer Edgewood Studios bills it as "Charlie's Angels goes sci-fi."

"This film may never get rated," according to a trailer for it.

Giancola learned of Smith's death Thursday from reporters calling him for comment.

"It's devastating," he said. "I know the real Anna was a good person. I don't know what happened, but I know she would have loved sitting with an audience and making them laugh."

He described Smith as more of a country girl than a famous model. And he has mixed emotions about his newfound notoriety as the director of her final film.

"I'm still kind of shell-shocked," he said. "In a strange way, I'm kind of proud to have done this great work with her. I think when the movie came out she would have been offered a lot more parts."

LA court orders Anna Nicole's body preserved

A California judge on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on the remains of former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith but ordered her body preserved until a February 20 hearing in the paternity case surrounding her baby.

The ruling was issued as a Florida medical examiner was performing an autopsy on the body of the billionaire's widow, whose sudden death on Thursday in Hollywood, Florida, at age 39 left myriad questions about her tumultuous last months and the future of her 5-month-old daughter.

Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, sought the emergency order as part of his attempt to prove that he is the father of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. Smith's lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, has said he is the father.

Birkhead's attorney said the DNA test on Smith was necessary to prevent a "bait and switch" and ensure that the baby who is eventually tested in the paternity case is Smith's.

The Broward County medical examiner was expected to hold a news conference on Friday afternoon after examining the body of Smith, a former exotic dancer whose flamboyant life was constant fodder for the tabloid press.

Her estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, suggested on the ABC program "Good Morning America," that drugs had played a role in the death of her daughter, who often appeared to be intoxicated in public appearances.

"I think she had too many drugs, just like (her late son) Danny. And I tried to warn her about the drugs and the people she hung around. She didn't listen," Arthur said. "She was too drugged up. The last interview I saw of her, she was so wasted."

WCBS television reported that investigators found illegal narcotics and prescription medications in her hotel room.

Her lawyer said that at the time of her death, Smith was still grieving for her 20-year-old son, Daniel, who died from a possible drug overdose in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas just three days after her daughter's birth.


Smith, a voluptuous platinum blonde who idolized and emulated screen legend Marilyn Monroe, gained fame as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year in 1993 and as a model for Guess? jeans.

She starred in her own short-lived reality television show and had film roles in "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult."

In 1994, she married oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall, when she was 26 and he was 89. Marshall, who was worth $1.6 billion, died 14 months later and Smith spent much of the following decade battling his family over the estate. Marshall's family called her a gold digger.

But the tangled legal fight is unresolved. A California court awarded her $474 million but another court cut the award to $88 million and an appeals court then ruled she was entitled to nothing. The U.S. Supreme Court last May overturned that ruling and gave Smith another chance to pursue Marshall's fortune.

Smith, who was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, was dogged by talk of addiction to drugs, including prescription painkillers, that was fueled by her slurred words and unusual behavior at awards shows and other public events.

Smith's final months were filled with turmoil. Her son died under what Bahamian authorities said were suspicious circumstances. A pathologist hired by the model said her son apparently died from a drug overdose.

Broward medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper said on Thursday Smith's autopsy could provide answers to her death quickly.

"It depends on the findings. Sometimes the findings are very obvious at the time when the autopsy is done, sometimes the findings are more subtle and require microscopic and technical examination," he said.

Gabor husband may be Smith's baby's dad

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederick von Anhalt, says he may be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby.

Meanwhile, a judge on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on the body of Anna Nicole Smith as part of a paternity suit involving her infant daughter, but he ordered that the body be preserved until a hearing in 10 days, attorneys said.

A medical examiner began an autopsy Friday on Anna Nicole Smith, whose mother blamed drugs for the former Playboy playmate's sudden death that ended an extraordinary tabloid life at just 39.

"I think she had too many drugs, just like Danny (Smith's late son)," her mother, Vergie Arthur, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. "I tried to warn her about drugs and the people that she hung around with. She didn't listen."

"She was too drugged up," Arthur said. "By the last interview I saw of her, she was so wasted."

Smith's attorney, Ron Rale, said the one-time reality TV star had been ill for several days with a fever and was still depressed over the death five months ago of her 20-year-old son from what a private medical examiner determined was a combination of methadone and two antidepressants.

On Thursday, authorities say, a private nurse found Smith unconscious in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and called 911. A bodyguard performed CPR, Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said, but Smith was declared dead at a hospital.

Late Thursday, sheriff's deputies carried out at least eight brown paper bags sealed with red evidence tape from Smith's hotel room.

Several detectives are reviewing the hotel surveillance tapes to see if they might provide a clue to what happened, Deputy Police Chief Michael Browne said Friday. He said they had interviewed everyone connected to the death and no one was under suspicion.

"Nothing about this death seems suspicious. We're not treating it that way," Browne said. "We're being very thorough. We're going to look at everything."

Edwina Johnson, chief investigator for the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said an autopsy was under way Friday morning to try to determine the cause of death.

If Smith died of natural causes, the findings will likely be announced quickly, but definitive results could take weeks, said Dr. Joshua Perper, who was performing the autopsy.

"I am not a prophet, and I cannot tell you before the autopsy what I am going to find," he said.

Smith's son's death in the Bahamas on Sept. 10 came just a few days after she gave birth to a daughter, Dannielynn, whose custody remains in dispute.

The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, Smith's most recent companion, who Rale said was with Smith at the hotel and was too choked up to talk when he called Rale with the news. Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead is waging a legal challenge, saying he is the father.

At a hearing Friday in Los Angeles, a judge declined Birkhead's attorney's request to order an immediate DNA sample be taken from Smith's body. The judge ordered the body be retained, though, until a hearing on Feb. 20, attorney Debra Opri said.

Opri said the DNA is needed to connect Smith with Dannielynn "so that no one can switch the babies."

She also asked the judge to take jurisdiction over the child until her paternity is established. "Nothing was granted. Nothing was denied," she said.

Rale, Smith's attorney, said it was "despicable that we would have an emergency notice and appear right now."

The baby was being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Shane Gibson, the Bahamian immigration minister who is a close friend of Smith's, People magazine reported on its Web site, citing unidentified sources.

A visibly shaken Gibson declined comment as he was leaving his office Thursday night, and he has not responded to several message left by The Associated Press seeking comment.

Through the '90s and into the 21st century, Smith was famous for being famous, a pop-culture punchline because of her up-and-down weight, her Marilyn Monroe looks, her exaggerated curves, her little-girl voice, her ditzy-blonde persona and her over-the-top revealing outfits.

Recently, she lost a reported 69 pounds and became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, a weight-loss supplement. In recent TV appearances, her speech was often slurred and she seemed out of it. Some critics said she seemed drugged-out.

"Undoubtedly it will be found at the end of the day that drugs featured in her death as they did in the death of poor Daniel," said Michael Scott, a former attorney for Smith in the Bahamas.

Rale said he had talked to her on Tuesday or Wednesday, and she had flu symptoms and a fever and was still grieving over her son. He dismissed claims her death was related to drugs as "a bunch of nonsense."

"Poor Anna Nicole," he said. "She's been the underdog. She's been besieged ... and she's been trying her best and nobody should have to endure what she's endured."

The Texas-born Smith was a topless dancer at a strip club before she made the cover of Playboy magazine in 1992. She became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993. She was also signed to a contract with Guess jeans, appearing in TV commercials, billboards and magazine ads.

In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, owner of Great Northern Oil Co. After his death the following year, she engaged in a protracted legal fight with her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over whether she had a right to the estate.

A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million. That was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

The stepson died June 20 at age 67, but the family said the court fight would continue.

Smith starred in her own reality TV series, "The Anna Nicole Show," in 2002-04. She also appeared in movies, performing a bit part in "The Hudsucker Proxy" in 1994.

Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children. Her parents split up when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother, a deputy sheriff.

She dropped out after 11th grade after she was expelled for fighting, and worked as a waitress and then a cook at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas.

She married 16-year-old fry cook Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.

L.A. judge rejects emergency DNA test on Smith

A Los Angeles judge on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on the remains of Anna Nicole Smith but ordered that her body be preserved until a February 20 hearing in the paternity case surrounding her baby.

Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, had sought the emergency order as part of his attempt to prove that he is the father of 5-month-old Dannielyn Hope Marshall Stern.

Smith, who died suddenly on Thursday of unknown causes, had insisted that her longtime lawyer, Howard K. Stern, was the baby's father. Stern, whom she married within weeks of the baby's birth in the Bahamas, is named as the father on the baby's birth certificate.

Autopsy on Anna Nicole under way

A Florida medical examiner was performing an autopsy on the body of former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith on Friday as her mother said drugs may have contributed to her daughter's sudden death.

The billionaire's widow, whose flamboyant life was fodder for the tabloid press, died on Thursday in Hollywood, Florida, leaving myriad questions about her death, the tumultuous last months of her life and the future of her 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn, subject of a paternity fight.

Her lawyer said at the time of her death, Smith was still grieving for her 20-year-old son, Daniel, who died from a possible drug overdose in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas just three days after her daughter's birth.

In an interview on the ABC program "Good Morning America," her mother, Virgie Arthur, suggested drugs had played a role in the death of her 39-year-old daughter, who often appeared to be intoxicated in public appearances.

"I think she had too many drugs, just like Danny. And I tried to warn her about the drugs and the people she hung around. She didn't listen," Arthur said. "She was too drugged up. The last interview I saw of her, she was so wasted."

WCBS television reported that investigators found illegal narcotics and prescription medications in her hotel room.

But her lawyer, Ron Rale, told NBC's "Today" show that he had talked to her recently and she "sounded fine."

"She's been obviously grieving still over Daniel and depressed but I didn't have any indication that she was on any medication or sedation, she sounded fine."

Smith, a voluptuous platinum blonde who idolized and emulated screen legend Marilyn Monroe, gained fame as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year in 1993 and as a model for Guess? jeans.

She starred in her own short-lived reality television show and had film roles in "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult."

In 1994, she married oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall, when she was 26 and he was 89. Marshall, who was worth $1.6 billion, died 14 months later and Smith spent much of the following decade battling his family over the estate. Marshall's family called her a gold digger.

But the tangled legal fight was left unresolved. A California court awarded her $474 million but another court cut the award to $88 million and an appeals court then ruled she was entitled to nothing. The U.S. Supreme Court last May overturned that ruling and gave Smith a chance to pursue Marshall's fortune.

Smith, who was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, was dogged by talk of addiction to drugs, including prescription painkillers, that was fueled by her slurred words and unusual behavior at awards shows and other public events.

Just five months ago, Smith's son from her first marriage, Daniel, died in a Bahamas hospital three days after she gave birth to her daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. A pathologist hired by the model said her son apparently died from a drug overdose.

Smith named her lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, as Dannielynn's father. She quickly became embroiled in a paternity suit filed by an ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, who claimed he was the father.

Within hours of Smith's death, Birkhead's lawyer sought an emergency order for DNA tests on the body as part of the paternity battle. A hearing was scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court in the matter.

The autopsy began shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday and officials with the Broward County medical examiner's office said they expected to hold a news conference in the early afternoon.

Broward medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper said on Thursday the autopsy could provide answers to her death quickly.

"It depends on the findings. Sometimes the findings are very obvious at the time when the autopsy is done, sometimes the findings are more subtle and require microscopic and technical examination," he said.

What drew us to Anna Nicole

Anybody who arrived from Mars and wanted to know what all the fuss was over this Anna Nicole Smith would do well to watch just one clip: her appearance at the 2004 American Music Awards.

Prancing onstage in a tight-fitting black gown that showcased her cleavage — which was, as all else about her, larger than life — she grabbed your attention. Her looks were outlandish, but there was beauty beneath the excess.

And then she spoke. "Like my body?" she asked, tracing her fingers over her breasts. Her slurred words spilled out dangerously. She was clearly very high on something, and you wondered if she would survive, literally.

It was hard to watch. And, of course, harder not to.

Scant hours after news emerged of her death Thursday at age 39, many people were hard pressed to describe what exactly Anna Nicole Smith was. Actress? Model? Reality star? Rich widow? "I don't know exactly what she did," said talk show host Joy Behar, hearing the news over the phone. And yet, trying to put her finger on why we watched this strange woman over the years, she came up with two things: Dysfunction. And beauty.

"No question, she was beautiful," said Behar, of ABC's "The View." "We know people like to watch dysfunction. But beauty gives you something extra to look at. Dysfunction and beauty: Now that's something to watch."

How was she dysfunctional? Really, how wasn't she? Her strange life seemed to veer from one outsized struggle to another. She struggled famously with her weight and with her family. She sometimes even struggled to speak without slurring. She had a TV show that could be so embarrassing you'd want to watch it with dark sunglasses on. Much more tragically, she lost her 20-year-old son. Five months ago she had a baby daughter and now two men claim to be the father.

In other words, she was a perfect pop culture icon. By contrast, another famous creature of Internet celebrity, the chic-er, more sophisticated and chillier Paris Hilton, has much less to fascinate us, grainy sex video notwithstanding. It's hard to feel sorry for her.

"With Anna Nicole, she was pathetic but at the same time you thought, 'Gosh, if I could just scoop you up and fix things, it would be OK,'" said Jerry Herron, a professor of American culture at Wayne State University. "You wouldn't want to scoop up Paris Hilton.'"

"Anna Nicole was," Herron noted, "in both her actions and her physical being, such an over-exaggerated version of what we both lust for and loathe in our society. Bombshell blonde? Family feuds? Lots and lots of money? Weight troubles? Obscene self-revelations on TV? She had it all."

The compelling mix of beauty and vulnerability is just one quality that has led to comparisons with Marilyn Monroe, another sexy, tragic blonde who Smith liked to compare herself to. The comparison is tempting, but the difference is monumental.

"Marilyn Monroe was an artist, a real performer, able to evoke in audiences a real empathy and a passion," said Richard Walter, a film professor at UCLA. "There is NO comparison." And yet he sees one strong point in common: the simple beginnings, the climb from total obscurity to fame.

"She came from humble origins and achieved celebrity and wealth, one way or another," Walter said. "And that is an American story."

For celebrity editor Janice Min of US Weekly, it's the element of perseverance that stands out in Smith's tale, which she sees as "almost this perverse Hollywood Horatio Alger story."

"She fought against so many obstacles — poverty. Teen pregnancy. A bad home life." And of course, ridicule. "But she persisted, where others would have shrunk away out of humiliation and shame."

It might have made her look pathetic. But it also made it exceedingly hard to look away.

Anna Nicole: A Look Back at Her Life

Divorced as a teen, widowed at 27, and now dead at 39, Anna Nicole – or Nikki, as people in her hometown of Mexia, Texas, first called her – lived a life worthy of a soap opera.

When she was only 17, she married 16-year-old Billy Smith, who worked with her at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken. The short-lived marriage produced a son, Daniel, who, after his parents' divorce, was left by Anna Nicole with her mother, Virgie Hart, while she scraped together a living as a single mother.

Fiercely driven, Anna Nicole in 1991 sent nude photos of herself to Playboy, which featured her as 1992's Miss May. That led to a Guess jeans contract and a ticket out of Mexia.

Also in 1991, she met billionaire oilman J. Howard Marshall II at a Houston men's club where she was working as a stripper. They wed in 1994. She was 26; he 89.

When Marshall died 13 months later, Smith found herself locked in a vicious battle with his son, E. Pierce, over a $1.6 billion estate. E. Pierce died in June 2006, but the fight continued after a May 2006 decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Smith to pursue her suit in Federal Court.

.While her behavior – on her eponymous E! reality show and in her appearances as a spokesmodel for TrimSpa – was often labeled outlandish, no one ever doubted that she was a loving mother to Daniel.

.The holidays were particularly important to her. "I don't have any good memories from Christmas when I was a girl," Smith told PEOPLE in 2004. "So I tried to make them special for Daniel. We never missed a trip to the mall to see Santa to take pictures."

But on Sept. 10 of last year, the unthinkable happened. Daniel, then 20, died suddenly in a Bahamas hospital room, three days after his mother had given birth there to a to 6-lb. 9-oz. daughter.

The death sent a shattered Smith into seclusion, despite her joy at the birth of her new child, Dannielynn Hope. "She's overwhelmed," her Bahamian attorney, Michael Scott, told PEOPLE shortly after the tragedy. "She's trying to come to grips with the depths of her despair."

Dr. Cyril Wecht, a private coroner hired by the Smith family, told PEOPLE that Daniel's death was the result of a lethal combination of medications including methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro. The death will be investigated by a Bahamian court in an inquest due to begin March 26, Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez tells PEOPLE.

But after Daniel's passing, Smith's story only got more complicated. On Sept. 26, Smith's U.S. attorney and confidant, Howard K. Stern, 38, announced on Larry King Live that he was Dannielynn's father – despite a paternity claim by Los Angeles photographer Larry Birkhead, 34.

Then, on Sept. 28, Smith and Stern held a commitment ceremony on a catamaran off the coast of the Bahamas' Paradise Island.

By late October, Smith was ready to talk about Daniel, telling TV's Entertainment Tonight, "I don't understand why God took him and didn't take me." She also said of daughter Dannielynn, "She looks like Daniel."

But life showed no signs of calming down. This week, Smith and TrimSpa were sued in a class-action lawsuit alleging their marketing of a weight-loss pill was false or misleading, and on Wednesday a judge ordered that Smith and Dannielynn submit to a DNA test to determine the infant's paternity.

But even before this week's developments, the drama had clearly taken its toll. Entertainment Tonight correspondent Mark Steines, writing on the show's Web site, said that when he interviewed her in October, she seemed different than she had when he'd met her in the past. "She seemed calmer, sadder," he wrote. "A bit broken, yet she looked quite beautiful."

Anna Nicole's Baby: Where's Dannielynn?

Five-month-old Dannielynn Hope was not with her mother, Anna Nicole Smith, when Smith died Thursday in Florida. Sources say she is in the Bahamas, where she was born, in the care of the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official and close friend of Smith's.

The baby's Bahamian birth certificate lists Smith's longtime lawyer and confidante, Howard K. Stern, as the father. But, as was the case with her mother, controversy has been a constant in young Dannielynn's life.

Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern was born on Sept. 7, just three days before Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died of an apparent drug overdose in Smith's room at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, on the island of New Providence.

Three weeks later, Stern, who was there when Dannielynn was born and when Daniel died, went on Larry King Live to say he was the baby's "proud father." Stern told King, "Based on the timing of it, there shouldn't be a doubt (about paternity)." He also said that the baby was Smith's "ray of hope" after the tragedy. Dannielynn, he said, is "the one thing that is really keeping her going. And through it all, even with all the pain, she has been a great mom, a very attentive mom."

But Smith's ex-boyfriend, Los Angeles-based photographer Larry Birkhead, claimed that Dannielynn is his daughter. He filed a lawsuit accusing Smith of providing fraudulent information when she applied for her daughter's birth certificate. "I am the father of Dannielynn and I think this is ... a crime," Birkhead said. "I expect to be reunited with my daughter."

Just a day before Smith died, a Los Angeles judge ordered Smith and Danielynn to submit to a paternity test. An emergency hearing regarding the paternity issue is scheduled for Friday, PEOPLE reports.

Anna Nicole Smith dead

Anna Nicole Smith, the small-town Texas girl turned voluptuous Playboy Playmate who became a tabloid fixture while fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court over the estate of her billionaire husband, died suddenly at the age of 39 on Thursday.

Smith, a platinum blonde who grew up idolizing screen legend Marilyn Monroe and first gained fame as a model for Guess? jeans, was pronounced dead at a Hollywood, Florida hospital at around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday.

She had been rushed to the hospital after a private nurse -- who had apparently been alone with Smith in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino -- telephoned a hotel operator to ask for medical assistance was needed.

Police said the cause of death was unknown and scheduled an autopsy for Friday.

Smith's death came at a time of grief and fresh legal wrangles that had been avidly followed by the tabloid newspapers.

Just five months ago, Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died in the Bahamas three days after the birth of her daughter. She then became the center of a paternity suit over the baby girl.

"I can confirm that she is deceased. It's as shocking to me as to you guys," Smith's attorney, Ronald Rale, told Reuters. "I don't know anything further. (Her lawyer and husband) Howard (K. Stern) obviously is speechless and grieving."

Hotel president Michael Brown said paramedics found Smith unconscious in her hotel room and tried to revive her but found her unresponsive.

Smith had been ordered to have her five-month-old daughter undergo a paternity test as part of a lawsuit by an ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead. On Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge set a February 21 deadline for Smith to complete the test.

Birkhead sued Smith in October, demanding she have the paternity test because he believed he was the father of the girl. Smith had said Stern is the father of the baby.

Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan and raised in the small Texas town of Mexia, about 80 miles south of Dallas, by her mother and aunt.

A high school dropout, Smith met her first husband, Billy Smith, at the age of 17 but later split from him and moved to Houston, where she became a popular stripper. It was there that she met elderly oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall.

The unlikely couple married in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89.

Marshall died the following year and Smith spent much of the following decade battling members of his family over his estate. In May 2006 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Smith could pursue her case in federal court.

Smith, who modeled Guess? jeans, was named Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year in 1993 and had film roles that year in "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult."

"I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole's passing," Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said in a written statement.

"She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and loved ones during this difficult time."

Macpherson complaint against mag upheld

The Press Complaints Commission in Britain has upheld Elle Macpherson's complaint that Hello! magazine violated her privacy by publishing pictures of the model with her children on a private beach.

The commission, a voluntary watchdog group formed by British publishers, decided that Macpherson had a reasonable expectation of privacy because the pictures were taken while the family was vacationing on Mustique, a private island in the Caribbean.

The photographs were published Aug. 29.

The commission's ruling, issued Jan. 29, said the magazine's editor offered to write an apology to the 43-year-old Macpherson and said Hello! wouldn't use the pictures again.

The commission rules on complaints against publications that may have violated the commission's code of practice, which is periodically reviewed by editors in the newspaper and magazine industry. It cannot impose fines on offending publications, but the commission requires them to print its adjudications with due prominence.

Target: Paris

PARIS' wallet will burn for her sins if it's up to the National Boycott of Paris Hilton Movement. The group has written FILA demanding the clothing giant cut endorsement ties with her following the "very horrendous and hurtful" slurs against blacks and gays she uttered on a video - or face a boycott. "Paris Hilton, is not the 'face' you or any Fortune 500 company desires," group spokeswoman Linda Taylor told FILA. Company reps did not return calls. Paris has said she regrets saying the n-word and "faggot."

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen's Romantic Dinner

Things must be getting serious between Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: The Patriots quarterback left Miami the day before the biggest football game of the year – and met up with his new supermodel girlfriend.

Brady, 29, had been in Miami in the days before the Super Bowl – he hit Shaquille O'Neal's party on Thursday night and the PlayStation Oasis penthouse on Friday and Saturday with pals – but on Saturday night he was spotted having a romantic dinner with Bundchen, 26, in New York City.

The couple, who a source tells PEOPLE "started dating just before Christmas," spent more than three hours at the upscale Chinese restaurant Philippe, where they dined by candlelight in the "owner's lounge," a private VIP room in the restaurant's wine cellar, according to another source.

Brady "looked so proud to have her on his arm, opening the door for her, feeding her and laughing the whole time," says the source.

Things could get even more romantic on Feb. 14. The Boston Herald reports that Brady was spotted at the Super Bowl gift lounge on Friday afternoon picking up a pair of white-gold and diamond earrings.

According to the paper, he told the saleswoman they were "for my girlfriend – we're going to spend our first Valentine's Day together."

Reps for the Patriots could not confirm Brady's whereabouts during Super Bowl weekend.

Smith, TrimSpa sued in class-action suit

Anna Nicole Smith and TrimSpa Inc. have been sued in a class-action lawsuit alleging their marketing of a weight-loss pill is false or misleading.

Janet Luna and three people identified as her guardians were named in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges deceptive business practices and a violation of California's unfair competition law.

They are asking for unspecified damages, restitution and an injunction preventing Smith and New Jersey-based TrimSpa, maker of TrimSpa X32, from making claims that users of the pills can lose substantial amounts of weight.

Smith, 39, has endorsed TrimSpa and is a spokeswoman.

A message left early Tuesday with Joseph Farzam, an attorney for the plaintiff, wasn't immediately returned.

Ron Rale, Smith's lawyer, said Smith hadn't seen the lawsuit.

"This is news to us," he said, adding that "I'm sure to be speaking to her about it."

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced TrimSpa would pay $1.5 million to settle allegations that the company's weight-loss claims were unsubstantiated.

TrimSpa released a statement following the announcement saying it supported actions to clean up the weight-loss industry, but disputed the federal agency's allegation that a handful of TrimSpa advertisements that ran in 2003 and 2004 had insufficient substantiation.

TrimSpa also disagreed with any inference that its X32 product has no scientific support.

We Hear...

THAT David Letterman tried to get Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell to appear with him in a 10-second Super Bowl ad for his show, but Trump turned down the idea, so Letterman ended up doing the ad with Oprah Winfrey . . . THAT sober Miss USA Tara Conner will don a Monica Moss-designed outfit when she walks in today's fashion show to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital with Carol Alt, Ann Curry and Karen Duffy.

Porn Star Showed His Stuff

PORN legend Ron Jeremy has finally fessed up to what Page Six reported three years ago - that he, Paris Hilton and Bijou Phillips played a cheeky game of "I'll show you mine, and you show me yours" during a party at the Chateau Marmont. Hilton "asked if they could see it. I agreed only on the condition that they flash their tops. They both said yes and took me to the nearest women's bathroom," Jeremy says in his new autobiography, "Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz," out next week from HarperEntertainment. "We squeezed into an empty stall, they pulled up their shirts, I unbuckled my pants, and after seeing my [organ], Bijou turned to Paris and wondered aloud, 'Could this be considered cheating?' " Jeremy, who says he's bedded more than 4,000 women, adds: "Being a true gentleman, I never confirmed or denied the [Page Six] story. Later, at a party in Las Vegas, I overheard Paris loudly exclaiming to Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst that she had seen my penis. So now I feel comfortable telling the story."

Judge Shuts Down Paris Hilton Web Site

A Los Angeles federal judge ordered the Web site – which was selling Paris Hilton?s personal items – to be temporarily shut down on Friday.

The site, which launched on Jan. 23, let visitors view the heiress's bank records, personal diaries and home videos for a $30.97 fee.

The judge issued the temporary shut-down "because the site violated my client's right to privacy and was a copyright infringement," according to Hilton's lawyer, Howard Weitzman. "The owner of the site, (Bardia Persa), has an opportunity on Feb. 16 to contest the order. He can either do it in writing or orally in court. If he doesn't show up, or the judge isn't swayed, the order can turn into a permanent injunction."

The site claimed the items were auctioned off after Hilton failed to pay the rent on a Los Angeles-area storage facility.

Last week, Hilton sued over the site, claiming that the items went into the 6,000-sq.-ft. storage unit two years ago when she and her sister, Nicky, 23, moved out of a house that had been burglarized.

Gregory Korn, a lawyer for Hilton said in the filing: "Unscrupulous individuals can use such information to steal Hilton's identity, or even worse, to stalk and even physically harm Hilton."

The lawsuit alleges that defendants Nabil and Nabila Haniss of Culver City, Calif., paid $2,775 for Hilton's items and then sold them for $10 million to entrepreneur Persa, creator of

Persa did not return calls for comment.


WILL somebody please tell this girl she ain't black?

Paris Hilton invoked the hated N-word in a video that shows the airhead hitting the dance floor with sister Nicky and boldly declaring, "We're like two n - - - - - s."

As the blond bimbos boogied down to Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize," the racial epithet wasn't the only slur to spew out of Paris' mouth for the cameras. She also screamed "faggot" several times at an- other dancer, in the clip that turned up on

The video was one of several the hotel hottie left in an L.A. storage facility with thousands of other personal items, including records of a miscarriage and a prescription for genital herpes.

When she neglected to pay the rent on her locker, her stuff was bought by Nabil and Nabila Harniss for $2,775 at auction. The couple offered to sell Hilton back her own stuff, but wanted more than $2 million.

The Harnisses are charging $39.97 a month for access to their Web site. Another video shows Paris in and out of a bubble bath.

"I'm not going to make any attempt to spin this. It happened. I'm not going to deny it happened," Hilton's hard-working publicist, Elliot Mintz, told Page Six.

"Each of us has used words we have regretted later. This was six years ago. She was 20 at the time. It was New Year's Eve. She had been obviously drinking. She sincerely regrets using those words. She is not a racist or an anti-Semite."

Paris' pal Brandon Davis sold a story to the National Enquirer two years ago, after he had a falling out with the heiress, that she used the N-word all the time.

The video, shot in what looks like someone's house, shows a fire blazing in the hearth by the dance floor. The sisters are dancing rather clumsily with Nicky's one-time husband, Todd Meister, and a man who looks like Paris' ex-boyfriend, male model Jason Shaw.

Hilton and her friend Joe Francis, the "Girls Gone Wild" producer who appears in some of Paris' home videos, have sued to shut down the Web site on grounds that it violates their privacy. But after a brief closure this week, the site was up and running yesterday.

Hilton sues site with her personal items

Paris Hilton filed a federal lawsuit Monday, seeking to shut down a Web site that displays personal photos, videos, diaries, and other belongings once kept at a storage facility.

The Web site was launched last week claiming the items were auctioned off after Hilton neglected to pay the Los Angeles-area storage facility. It also promises visitors who pay a fee of $39.97 access to Hilton's passport, medical records and other legal documents.In her lawsuit, Hilton said she put her possessions in storage two years ago when she and her sister, Nicky, moved out of a house that had been burglarized.

The 25-year-old heiress said a moving company was supposed to pay the storage fees and was "shocked and surprised" to learn her belongings were sold at a public auction.

"I was appalled to learn that people are exploiting my and my sisters' private personal belongings for commercial gain," Hilton said in a declaration supporting the lawsuit, adding she was concerned the information could be used for identity theft or harassment.

The lawsuit alleges defendants Nabil and Nabila Haniss paid $2,775 for the contents of the storage unit and later sold the items for $10 million to entrepreneur Bardia Persa, who created the site

Phone numbers for Nabil and Nabila Haniss of Culver City could not be located. Persa did not immediately respond to an e-mail Monday seeking comment.

Hilton's publicist Elliot Mintz said that she would like the site shut down and "would like all of these items returned to her."

Painful Losses

MAGGIE Rizer has lost her legal battle to recoup the $3 million her stepfather looted from her bank account. Two years ago, the model sued the bank in her upstate hometown of Watertown, as well as the owners of two bars where John Breen, who was handling her investments with power of attorney, was a regular loser playing a lottery game. Rizer's lawyer, Ed Hayes, argued the defendants were well aware of Breen's losses and should have done something to stop him. But the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled they had no responsibility to intervene. "She's a very hard-working girl, and she'll get through this," Hayes said. Breen is still in jail.

Model Niki Taylor sues E!

Niki Taylor filed a federal slander lawsuit against E! Entertainment for alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress with its profile of the model in the new series "Blvd. of Broken Dreams."

The U.S. District Court suit, filed Friday, also alleged fraud, breach of contract and invasion of privacy claiming E! Entertainment representatives falsely claimed the show would focus on Taylor's current life.

The cable network allegedly told Taylor and manager Lou Taylor, no relation, the show would feature current professional endeavors, including her signature fragrance, clothing line, upcoming cosmetics line and charitable foundation, the suit said.

Instead, the suit said, defendants E! Entertainment Television Inc., E! Networks Productions Inc. and a producer focused on Taylor's past hardships and characterized her as a celebrity "who risked everything ... and lost."

The E! synopsis of the show on its Web site describes "Blvd. of Broken Dreams" as, "In a place between heaven and Hollywood, dreams turn tragic and fame goes sour fast."

"My life is far from a 'boulevard of broken dreams,'" Taylor said in a statement.

Last week's premiere episode of "Blvd. of Broken Dreams" was repeatedly shown on the cable network despite demands from Taylor's lawyers that it be pulled from the lineup, Taylor attorney Caroline H. Mankey said.

"They neglected their journalistic obligations to report truthfully and accurately; they violated express promises they made to the plaintiff, supermodel Niki Taylor; and they demonstrated a reprehensible disregard for the substantial harm their actions would cause to Ms. Taylor," the complaint said.

Telephone voicemail and e-mail messages to E! Entertainment spokeswoman Sarah Goldstein weren't immediately returned.

Through the `90s, Taylor, 31, was an elite model appearing frequently in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and drawing numerous endorsement deals. She was critically injured in a near-fatal car accident in 2001, and recovered fully only after numerous surgeries.

Taylor and race car driver Burney Lamar married on Dec. 27 at the Grande Colonial Hotel in the La Jolla area of San Diego. It was the first marriage for Lamar and the second for Taylor, who has 11-year-old twin boys, Jake and Hunter Martinez, from her previous marriage to former football player Matt Martinez.

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen: New Couple?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won't be getting another Super Bowl ring this year, but he does have Gisele Bundchen to cheer him up.

Brady, 29, whose Patriots were knocked out of the NFL playoffs this weekend, and Bundchen, 26, "started dating just before Christmas," a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Asked about the relationship by a Boston radio show, Brady said he didn't "have much of a response." Bundchen's rep had no comment.

The couple-watch kicked into gear after the Boston Herald reported that the Victoria's Secret model was seen waiting for Brady outside the Patriots locker room on Jan. 14, after the team's win against the San Diego Chargers.

A Chargers rep tells PEOPLE that Bundchen "was in the stands. I'm 100 percent sure. (A Charger employee) saw her walking in concourse area."

Brady split with actress Bridget Moynahan late last year after a three-year relationship.

Bundchen, who broke up with Leonardo DiCaprio in 2005, had previously expressed her admiration for the football star: In December, she told the Herald: "Tom Brady, definitely not too shabby. He's pretty cute. All-American, that's a good way to describe him."

But she knew he was then with Moynahan, and added, "He's cute, but if he has a girlfriend, he's gay to me. There are too many men in the world to go after a man who has a woman. Life is too short."

London won't ban ultra-thin models

Organizers of London Fashion Week said Thursday they would not ban ultra-thin models from the catwalk, but stressed they had asked designers to use only "healthy" people in their shows.

The British Fashion Council said barring stick-thin models _ as fashion weeks in Madrid and Milan have done _ "is neither desirable nor enforceable."

The council, a consortium of major fashion retailers and publishers that oversees London's twice-yearly fashion weeks, said it recognized its responsibility to help promote a healthy body image.

"We have asked designers, model agencies and image-makers to respect this responsibility and to use only healthy models for their collections. Additionally, we recommend that only models aged 16 or over are used," the council said in a statement.

"We believe that regulation is neither desirable nor enforceable. What will make a difference is the commitment of the fashion industry to change attitudes through behavior and education."

The council said it was setting up a task force to create new guidelines for the fashion industry.

The debate over waiflike models has intensified in the past year as many models and celebrities appear increasingly thin.

In September, Madrid's Fashion Week, the Pasarela Cibeles, announced it was banning models with a Body Mass Index, or height-to-weight ratio, below 18. A 5-foot-9 model weighing 125 pounds would have a BMI of 18. Milan's fashion week also tightened its restrictions on underweight models.

The issue was back in the headlines in November, when 21-year-old Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston died of causes linked to the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.

A British Cabinet minister who previously called for ultra-thin models to be banned backed the fashion council's call for self-regulation.

"I urge strongly the designers taking part to support this," said Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell.

"Too many teenage girls try to starve themselves into unhealthy thinness, at great risk to their health," she said. "The fashion industry is hugely powerful in shaping the attitudes of young women and their feelings about themselves. Teenage girls aspire to look like their role models. If their role models are healthy, it will help inspire girls to be the same."

Designers including Betty Jackson, Nicole Farhi and Julien Macdonald are due to showcase their autumn/winter collections at London Fashion Week beginning Feb. 12.

Banks: `I'm not the healthiest eater'

Tyra Banks, who has gained weight since her days strutting the catwalk, says she was upset when unflattering photos showing her in a one-piece bathing suit were mocked on the Internet.

"It was such a strange meanness and rejoicing that people had when thinking that was what my body looked like. It was really hurtful to me," the 33-year-old talk-show host says in an interview in the Feb. 5 issue of People magazine.

The photos show Banks on a beach during a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. They had popped up earlier this month on a celebrity gossip Web site with the not-so-nice headline: "Tyra Banks is Fat."

Banks, who hosts the syndicated "The Tyra Banks Show" and the CW network's "America's Next Top Model," tells the magazine she weighs 161 pounds and has fluctuated from 148 pounds to 162 pounds, depending on how well she's taking care of herself, since retiring from modeling in 2005.

"I don't want to sit in front of you and be soap-boxy and fake and say, `I love myself, I'm beautiful, it's great,'" says Banks, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall. "I still feel hot, but every day is different. It's when I put on the jeans that used to fit a year ago and don't fit now and give me the muffin top, that's when I say, `Damn!'"

In other words, yes, she has put on weight, though not nearly as much as recent tabloid stories have suggested.

Banks says "I'm not the healthiest eater" and isn't required to "live up to that model standard anymore."

"I've made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where's the pain in that?" she says. "If I was in pain, I would have dieted. The pain is not there — the pain is someone printing a picture of me and saying those (horrible) things."

Judge postpones Anna Nicole Smith paternity test

A Los Angeles judge has pushed back the deadline for Anna Nicole Smith to determine the father of her baby as part of a lawsuit by an ex-boyfriend, a lawyer for the former Playboy Playmate said on Wednesday.

The judge postponed a required paternity test for Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, because a doctor assigned to collect the DNA sample did not have the required work permit for the Bahamas, attorney Ronald Rale said. The judge set a new hearing for February 7.

Smith gave birth to the baby girl in the Bahamas on September 7 and several weeks later married her personal lawyer, Howard K. Stern, saying he was the father.

Her ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, sued Smith in October, claiming he was the father and demanding a paternity test. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider ruled in Birkhead's favor and gave Smith until January 23 to provide samples of the baby's DNA.

Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died in the Bahamas three days after the birth of her daughter. A pathologist hired by the model said he apparently died from a drug overdose.

Christie Brinkley, Peter Cook Agree on Custody

After five hours of wrangling in a Long Island court on Monday, Christie Brinkley and estranged husband Peter Cook reached a temporary custody agreement over their son Jack, 11, and daughter Sailor, 8.

One of the main issues of contention: whether the kids should be allowed to fly on a commercial plane during a terrorist red alert.

Brinkley, 52, had requested that they be prohibited from flying on a commercial plane; in response, Cook, 47, demanded that they not be allowed to fly on a commercial or a private jet. But Brinkley claimed she'd needed to use a private jet last summer to take Jack to camp.

Judge Joseph Pastoressa quickly settled the dispute, saying the kids should be permitted to fly on a private jet. "It's a whole different security issue," he said. He also advised Brinkley and Cook to choose their battles more carefully – otherwise, "It will be counterproductive to both sides and counterproductive to the kids."

The pair finally agreed to a temporary custody agreement, which includes a request from Brinkley that Cook help the kids with their homework.

Cook, when told of the request, remarked, "Does she do it or does the nanny do it?" (Brinkley and her attorney were not present at the time of his comment.)

The agreement is in effect until May 7, their next court date, Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, said.

It was clear to courtroom observers that the couple are not on good terms. They never made eye contact, and Brinkley moved her chair so that her back was to Cook.

Judge Pastoressa, however, urged the couple to "keep the lines of communication open" and to avoid a trial over the children "at all costs."

Brinkley, who announced her separation from Cook in July and filed for divorce in September, told reporters outside the courthouse, "I have been approached by many men and women going through (divorce) who have given me their support, and I appreciate it."

Cook had no comment on the day's negotiations. Sheresky told PEOPLE: "It's going very slowly."

Paris Hilton's private items on Internet

For those who haven't yet, somehow, had their fill of Paris Hilton, there's a new Web site that has posted a seemingly endless offering of the celebutante's belongings.

The Web site,, launched Tuesday. It boasts that it has an array of Hilton photographs, home videos, diaries, love letters, recorded phone conversations and phone numbers of friends and celebrities, all left behind at a Los-Angeles based storage facility.

The items were sold to an unidentified buyer after a third party failed to make payments to the facility, and eventually wound up in the hands of a broker aiming to sell them, Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Hilton's first big-time exposure came through a sex tape that also took a circuitous route to the public, first appearing in bootleg form in 2003 and then put up for sale in 2004.

All the new goods "were acquired by me through a broker," said Bardia Persa, who created He noted that he obtained the Paris possessions in September.

Users must pay a monthly fee of $39.97 to gain access to the site, which promises footage of the 25-year-old heiress in a "sexy bubble bath" video. It also says it has various shots of Hilton in "racy situations," and footage of her drinking with friends and using illegal substances.

"We certainly are going to explore all of our legal options about this matter," Mintz told the AP.

Hilton pleads no contest in DUI case

Paris Hilton was placed on 36 months probation and ordered to pay fines after pleading no contest Monday to alcohol-related reckless driving, a reduction of an original charge of driving under the influence.

Hilton, 25, did not appear in court. The plea was entered by her attorneys Howard Weitzman and Shawn Chapman Holley, the city attorney's office said.

Judge Michael Sauer also ordered her to attend an alcohol rehabilitation program and imposed other conditions.

He gave her the option of reducing her probation to 24 months if she completed 40 hours of community service. No immediate decision was made on that option.

Ready, Set, Duck

NOW that she's pleaded guilty to assaulting her maid with a cellphone - and gotten a slap-on-the-wrist community service sentence - Naomi Campbell is trying to revive her career. Insiders say the hot-tempered temptress is ditching her longtime agency, One Model Management, for IMG. L.A. lawyer Bernie Cahill - who runs Roar Management and used to date Sharon Stone - is managing the model in other areas of her career. A rep for IMG declined to comment.

Violent Rio picks Naomi Campbell as its ambassador

The beautiful but violent Rio de Janeiro invited the pretty but troubled Naomi Campbell to be its ambassador on Friday, two days after she admitted in a New York court to throwing a mobile phone at her housekeeper.

The British Campbell, a prominent black supermodel, told the mayor she wanted to raise money for the poor in Rio, a multiracial city known for its vibrant nightlife.

"She has an image that is the face of Rio de Janeiro, she could represent it abroad like nobody else," Mayor Cesar Maia said on the city's official Web site.

On Tuesday, Campbell was sentenced to five days of community service for third-degree assault during a dispute over a pair of jeans. She got a $363 fine and was ordered to attend anger management classes.

The supermodel had been charged with second-degree assault and faced up to seven years in prison and deportation.

Rio de Janeiro, one of the most violent cities in the world, has asked the government to send federal troops to stop the growing gang violence. On Wednesday, a former Miss Brazil had to undergo surgery on her hand after being attacked outside a Rio fashion show.

Supermodel Gisele blames families for anorexia

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says weak families are to blame for anorexia -- not the fashion industry that has been widely criticized for promoting waifish silhouettes.

"I never suffered from this problem (anorexia) because I had a very strong family base. Parents are responsible, not the fashion industry," she said in the Friday edition of O Globo newspaper.

Gisele, 26, was visiting her native Brazil this week for Fashion Rio, which has banned models who are under the age of 16 and has required proof of their good health after the death of a Brazilian model from complications due to starvation last year.

In September, Spain barred models below a certain weight from Madrid fashion shows, while the Italian government and its fashion chiefs signed a pact to keep sickly thin girls off the catwalk.

The former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio, who was ranked 16 on Forbes list of the 20 richest women in entertainment this week, said being a model is a question of genetics.

"Everybody knows that the norm in fashion is thin. But excuse me, there are people born with the right genes for this profession," she said.

Gisele said that as a child her peers teased her for being skinny with names like Olive Oil, the character from the Popeye cartoon.

"In fashion I felt accepted ... I never felt lonely because I always relied on my family."

Bahamas law firm sues Anna Nicole Smith

A Bahamas law firm says it is suing former Playboy Playmate and oil heiress Anna Nicole Smith for unpaid legal fees of $113,000.

Callenders, based in Nassau, secured an injunction from the Bahamas Supreme Court forbidding Smith to reduce the balance in her local bank accounts below $125,000.

Attorney Tracy Ferguson said Smith had repeatedly failed to pay fees due her company.

"We are determined to pursue this. We will be paid. Ms. Smith now needs to respond to this and stop being evasive," the Nassau Tribune newspaper quoted Ferguson as saying on Friday.

An attorney for Smith could not be reached for comment.

Smith hired Callenders in September to handle affairs surrounding her 20-year-old son Daniel, who died at his mother's hospital bedside three days after she gave birth to daughter Dannie Lynn Hope.

The firm later withdrew its services, but only after several weeks of work.

This week, the firm filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce the injunction to recoup fees, interest and costs.

In an affidavit, Ferguson said she believed Smith had the funds to pay "but that she has a total aversion to paying her bills and that she will seek to avoid paying the fees by any means that occur to her, including by sending her money within this jurisdiction abroad."

Eye Fix Backfires On Celebutard

WHEN Paris Hilton decided to turn her brown eyes blue with tinted contacts, she might have hurt her already suffering eye lids. According to a Beverly Hills source, Hilton stopped by a plastic surgeon's office with sis ter Nicky earlier this week, seeking to "fix her drooping left eyelid." Our insider says Paris had hush- hush surgery six years ago to lift her lids. The muscles of her left eye were supposedly damaged as a result, "causing it to droop more than the right" - a look that was once parodied on "South Park." Hilton, who is filming "The Hot tie and the Nottie," has made things worse by wearing blue- tinted contact lenses over her naturally brown irises. "They have been drying out lately," dished the tipster. "She is ignor ing doctors' orders to not wear her tinted contacts." Paris' rep Elliot Mintz told Page Six, "To the best of my knowledge, Paris has never had any kind of cosmetic surgery and has not mentioned any medical procedures having to do with her eyes."

Gisele Tackles Qb Tom

BRAZILIAN supermodel Gisele Bundchen has apparently sacked New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The stunner, dressed down "in jeans and a T-shirt," was spotted Sunday standing outside his locker room, "just kind of leaning against the wall," a source told the Boston Herald's Inside Track column. Brady recently split with actress Bridget Moynahan, while Bundchen, after a long romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, is unattached after dalliances with surfer Kelly Slater and movie hunk Josh Hartnett. The Victoria's Secret star was attending the Pats/Chargers game as a guest of the family of owner Robert Kraft, the Herald reported. Last season, while Brady was still with Moynahan, Bundchen told the same paper, "Tom Brady, definitely not too shabby. He's pretty cute. All-American, that's a good way to describe him." Reps for both Brady and Bundchen declined Page Six's requests for comment.

Paris Hilton to waltz at Vienna Opera Ball

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton will be the star guest at Austria's top society event this year -- the Vienna Opera Ball, entrepreneur Richard Lugner said on Wednesday.

Lugner, who since 1992 has made it a personal quest to adorn his private box at the ball with renowned showbiz figures, said he was confident his ability as a dancer would offset Hilton's potential lack of experience in dancing the waltz.

"She will dance with me," Lugner, 74, told a news conference. "If a man is a good leader on the dance floor, a woman is capable of everything."

Lugner made his fortune in the construction industry and is a society luminary in Vienna where his nickname is "mortar."

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, acting legend Sophia Loren, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, have accompanied Lugner over the past years to the highlight of Austria's ball season staged in the neo-romantic splendor of one of the world's most famous opera houses.

Hilton will bring along some friends and her parents but it remains to be seen whether her new friend, pop star Britney Spears, will also join the ball on February 15, since the two women had been at odds lately, said Lugner.

Naomi Campbell pleads guilty to assault

Supermodel Naomi Campbell on Tuesday admitted in Manhattan court to throwing a mobile phone at her housekeeper and was sentenced to five days of community service for third-degree assault.

Campbell, who appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court in black pants, gray tweed double-breasted jacket and dark sunglasses, was also fined $363 and ordered to attend anger management classes after pleading guilty.

The British beauty was charged in March 2006 with second-degree assault and faced up to seven years in prison and possible deportation.

Prosecutors said in court documents Campbell threw the phone at Ana Scolavino, 42, during a dispute over a pair of jeans. They said the phone hit the woman in the back of her head, opening a wound that required four staples to close.

Campbell did not comment as she left court. Her lawyer David Breitbart told reporters she had admitted throwing a phone that hit her employee, but it was an accident and not intentional.

"She must have suffered some pain and Naomi was sorry about that," said Breitbart, adding he expected Scolavino to now take civil action.

He said the judge recommended Campbell serve her community service indoors in a bid to avoid the throngs of photographers that surrounded singer Boy George as he attempted to sweep streets in lower Manhattan in August as part of a court-ordered community service.

"As I told the judge, with her history of people threatening her, with her history of people stalking her, it would be a dangerous thing for her to be doing community service outdoors," Breitbart said.

Campbell, 36, is no stranger to controversy and at least three employees have accused her of hitting or otherwise assaulting them. She has blamed her hot temper on lingering resentment toward her father for abandoning her as a child.

In June, maid Gaby Gibson said the celebrity struck her in the head. She has filed a civil lawsuit accusing Campbell of personal injury, employment discrimination, civil assault and battery.

In July, former assistant Amanda Black also sued Campbell, saying she was subjected to a series of "verbal, physical and emotional attacks" by the model shortly after she was hired by her in February of 2005.

In February 2000, she pleaded guilty in a Canadian court for assaulting another former assistant with a telephone. In that case she paid the assistant an undisclosed amount of money and attended anger management classes.

Spotted on the streets of London's Covent Garden tourist area when she was 15, Campbell was the first black model to the grace covers of French and British Vogue.

Janice Gets Swag-fest Boot

ALTHOUGH the Golden Globes don't have official goody bags this year due to the IRS, it hasn't stopped graft suites from popping up all over L.A. But even at the freebie emporiums, a modicum of decorum is expected - as Janice Dickinson found out Friday afternoon. The self-proclaimed "World's First Supermodel" was kicked out of the Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet suite, a luxury gifting site at a private home in Beverly Hills, after she defaced a poster for Magaschoni cashmere. Dickinson first irked organizers when she signed her name to a poster for Etienne Aigner shoes and added a profanity about Andy Dick. She then got kicked out after scribbling on the Magaschoni banner. As she was escorted out, Dickinson screamed, "Please don't take away my swag - it wasn't my fault!" Meanwhile, across town on Thursday night, celebs including Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette and Garcelle Beauvais each got over $1,000 worth of diamonds in the form of Mia & Kompany medallions for attending a luncheon hosted by the Diamond Information Center and In Style at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


DAVID Schwimmer and supermodel Erin Wasson at Emiliano Maggi's art opening at the Eva boutique on Mulberry Street

Paris Bounced from Club

Sure, you might think Paris Hilton's a party girl. But apparently she doesn't go clubbing enough.

The owner of two Florida nightclubs known as Club Paris is distancing the establishments from the heiress after she reportedly failed to live up to an agreement to drop by occasionally.

According to club owner Fred Khalilian, Hilton was supposed to make four appearances a year at the Club Paris located in Orlando. When she never showed up, he made the decision to "fire" her.

"She's created a circus for herself," Khalilian told the Associated Press. "It's all about: How has she screwed up now?"

The trouble began when Hilton arrived six hours late to Club Paris' grand opening party in January 2005.

"I was in the Swiss Alps skiing, and I got caught at the airport with all the holiday travel so I've been trying to travel for the past 24 hours," Hilton said at the time. "I'm so sorry I'm late."

It was unclear whether travel issues were also to blame for her failure to show up at subsequent scheduled appearances.

Khalilian, who invested $3 million in the clubs, said he has no plans to change the name, but that Club Paris will now be a reference to the city, not the socialite. He also said he plans to hold a contest to find a new face to represent the clubs.

Hilton had no financial investment in the club and offered no comment on the situation. Her rep, Elliot Mintz told the AP that neither he nor Hilton has actually spoken to Khalilian.

"I'm certainly disappointed to learn of Fred's unfortunate comments," Mintz said. "We shall address his statements at the appropriate time."

Anna Nicole Smith ordered to get paternity test

Former Playboy Playmate and oil heiress Anna Nicole Smith has been ordered to have her baby undergo a paternity test by January 23 as part of a lawsuit by an ex-boyfriend, his attorney said.

Larry Birkhead sued Smith in October, demanding she have the paternity test because he believed he was the father of a baby girl she gave birth to in the Bahamas on September 7.

Smith, 39, has said her personal lawyer, Howard K. Stern, was the father and they married in the Bahamas several weeks after the girl, Dannielyn Hope Marshall Stern, was born.

Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider ruled in Birkhead's favor in December and on Tuesday ordered Smith to have the paternity test done by January 23, Birkhead attorney Debra Opri said.

Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died in the Bahamas three days after the birth of her daughter. A pathologist hired by the model said he apparently died from a drug overdose.

Moss denies marrying Doherty in Thailand

A spokesman for Kate Moss denied Tuesday reports the supermodel and rocker Pete Doherty had tied the knot during a candlelit Buddhist ceremony in Thailand on New Year's Day.

Stuart Higgins said Moss, 32, was vacationing in Thailand, but hadn't married Doherty, frontman for Babyshambles.

"There has not been any kind of marriage ceremony in Thailand. She is on holiday," Higgins said.

British newspapers reported that Moss and Doherty had held the ceremony in the Thai resort of Phuket. Neither the Sun nor the Daily Mirror provided sources for the information. The Mirror quoted an unnamed friend of Moss as saying the ceremony was an expression of the couple's mutual devotion.

Higgins called the reports "entirely false."

Moss and Doherty were reported by British media to be staying at one of the island's luxury resorts — the sort where guests have their own private swimming pools — but hoteliers were discreet about the matter.

A spokeswoman for the Amanpuri hotel, contacted by phone from Bangkok, denied the couple were staying there and said she had no knowledge of their whereabouts, though she had received many calls asking about them.

At the Trisara, a high-end resort and spa that opened in 2004, General Manager Anthony Lark said: "We don't talk about any of our guests. That's just something we don't do. We have a very simple policy of protecting our guests."

He said prices at the resort started at $1,000 a day and went as high as $6,000 for a five-bedroom villa. Asked what guests get for their money, he answered: "Privacy."

The Sun said the ceremony wasn't legally binding in Britain, and named Jan. 18 as the pair's official wedding day. Both papers ran blurry images of the couple; the back of Moss' head, her hair pulled back, could be seen, and Doherty, as usual, wore a trilby hat.

Moss has modeling contracts with companies ranging from Louis Vuitton and Chanel to Topshop.

In September 2005, the Mirror ran photographs of the model allegedly using cocaine at a recording studio where Babyshambles was working.

After the pictures were published, Moss publicly apologized and went to a drug rehabilitation clinic in Arizona. Prosecutors decided in June there was insufficient evidence to charge her.

Doherty, 27, often makes headlines over his battle with drugs. The former lead singer of The Libertines, Doherty has been charged several times with drug-related offenses. In 2004, Doherty — along with former Libertines partner Carl Barat — was named coolest man on the planet by British music magazine NME. In 2005, Doherty dropped to sixth place; in 2006 he was 28th.

Rod Stewart & Rachel Hunter's Divorce Finalized

The divorce between Rod Stewart, 61, and his second wife, model Rachel Hunter, 37, has been finalized, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Details of their settlement and custody issues over their two children Renee, 14, and Liam, 12, were undisclosed.

Hunter first filed for divorce from Stewart back in June 2003, seeking joint custody of their kids, then rescinded the divorce petition three days later. The couple had been estranged for years prior.

In 2005, Stewart filed for divorce from Hunter, citing irreconcilable differences.

Stewart is now engaged to model Penny Lancaster. The couple welcomed a son, Alastair, in November 2005.

Paris Stiffs 'em

When you live in the world of Paris Hilton, maybe there really are free lunches. The hotel heiress pulled a brazen dine-and-dash yesterday after nibbling on a hamburger in Australia, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Hilton also had a mineral water and frappe at Sloanes Cafι before she took off without paying $8. "She's got bucket loads of money and she didn't pay for her drinks," disgusted waitress Jo Pfahl said. While she couldn't be bothered to pay for lunch, Paris that same afternoon spent $2,200 at nearby Arianne Lingerie for stockings, jewelry, a camisole and bra. Paris has assets of about $30 million, while the Hilton-family empire has been valued at $1 billion, according to some estimates.

Former Friends

TWO weeks after Page Six reported Britney Spears was cutting ties with her one-time pal Paris Hilton, the heiress is retaliating. "Britney told Paris that it's not personal," a source told Us Weekly - but Hilton didn't see things that way. The mag reports Spears was left off Hilton's Christmas party guest list and that Hilton calls her "Animal" behind her back. A rep told us, "I've never heard Paris use that phrase about anybody, and I won't be surprised to see them together in the future."

Paris' $1m New Year's

PARIS Hilton caused a sensation on Sydney's Bondi Beach on Tuesday when she swam and sunbathed in a white bikini, talked on her cellphone and hosed herself down as she made her exit with her busty brunette pal, Kim Kardashian. Hilton is Down Under because she's being paid a reported $1 million to host a New Year's Eve party for a new beer, Bondi Blonde. Among her duties is helping select one of 40 Aussie beach babes as the face of the new brew. The slogan for the beer - which takes its name from the surfing mecca where Post columnist Steve Dun leavy grew up - is, "at last, a natural Blonde in Bondi!"

Model Niki Taylor Weds NASCAR Driver

Supermodel Niki Taylor has married NASCAR driver Burney Lamar after a four-month engagement, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Surrounded by about 60 guests including her children Jake and Hunter Martinez, Taylor and Lamar wed in a ceremony Wednesday at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, Calif., according to her rep, Lou Taylor. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress aside her older sister Joelle Bolline, who served as matron of honor, and her niece, who was a flower girl.

For even more of a hometown touch, the ceremony was officiated by the couple's Brentwood, Tenn., church pastor. But for their first dance together, the newlyweds went along with La Jolla's oceanfront vibe, picking surfer-singer-songwriter Jack Johnson's romantic "Better Together."

Afterward, guests were treated to a five-course lunch including squash soup, potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, steak and lobster.

It was only in September that Lamar asked for the onetime Sports Illustrated and Cover Girl model's hand in marriage while her parents watched, her rep told PEOPLE at the time.

Taylor, 31, now a clothing entrepreneur and a mother of two, told PEOPLE in July that she had wanted to find the right man, but wasn't in a hurry. "If I have a date, then I have a date, but it's all about (sons) Jake and Hunter right now."

Taylor's 11-year-old twins are from her three-year marriage to Arena Football League player Matt Martinez, which ended in 1996.

Lamar, 26, is considered an up-and-coming star on the NASCAR circuit. He drives the No. 77 Dollar General Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series.

Gretchen Mol pursuing her potential

Life in the film industry isn't easy, even for a gorgeous blonde with serious acting chops and the timeless face of a star from Hollywood's golden age. Just ask Gretchen Mol.

She'll freely admit she's struggled plenty on the road to near-stardom. She made her first movie appearance a decade ago and endured some lean years since.

But thanks largely to her radiant performance as a 50s pinup queen in "The Notorious Bettie Page," released in April, she's probably as famous now for her work as she is for an ill-advised magazine shoot.

Mol, who then had a handful of movies to her credit, graced the September 1998 cover of Vanity Fair, which asked if she was Hollywood's next "It Girl." Although she maintains she doesn't regret the cover treatment, it created expectations she wasn't remotely ready to live up to.

Now 34 and married to director Tod Williams ("The Door in the Floor"), Mol still isn't an It Girl, but she's certainly in demand.

She spoke to The Associated Press while on location for "Boy of Pigs" — an independent coming-of-age drama set in 1963, in which she stars as a JFK paramour who befriends her 13-year-old neighbor (Cameron Bright). Like "Bettie," it's a role that caters to her sexy but sweet persona.

Audiences will see a lot of variety out of Mol in the next year or so. She has three features and a TV movie in the can. When "Boy of Pigs" started shooting, she had to bounce back and forth between Baltimore and New Mexico, where she was completing her work on "3:10 to Yuma," a big-budget western starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

After welling up in tears during a half-dozen takes of an emotional scene with Bright, Mol was quick to laugh, with a disarming honesty that she knows can get her in trouble. Unlike actors who insist they're passionate about everything they do, she admits she takes some parts for the challenge, and others just to pay the bills.

AP: What did you like about "Boy of Pigs"?

Mol: I read it and it was probably one of the best female characters I've read in a while, and the whole script just moved me. ... You know those roles that you feel like you're going to be able to sink your teeth into and do something with, and you really have to fight for them because they're few and far between. I've been working much more in the past year, I think because of "Bettie," but I still hadn't found that next thing that was going to challenge me. This is it.

AP: Every story I've read about you has followed the same narrative: You were on the cover of a magazine and there was a backlash, and your career suffered for it, and now you've undergone this renaissance. I can't imagine that you see it that way.

Mol: I don't, but that's what will only be written because it's sort of like saying I was discovered in a coat check or something. Of course there's more to that story. But in print, if you have two columns to tell someone's story, you pick out the juicy details, and if that's as juicy as it gets for me, then I guess I should be happy with that.

AP: You were working in a coat check when an agent spotted you, but you were already trying to break into acting, right?

Mol: Exactly. It's not like I was sipping a milkshake, waiting, not knowing what I wanted to do.

AP: You've said there were times when you weren't confident in your abilities. How did that change?

Mol: It's an ongoing struggle. Confidence is something that sometimes you have and sometimes you don't. And the older you get, hopefully, the more you have some tools to at least fake it.

AP: How did the tears come so easily in the scene today?

Mol: It doesn't always happen. You can't think about it as a result, because it can still be valid even if there's no tears. Sometimes tears are boring, frankly. Someone's too busy feeling what the audience should be feeling.

AP: Photographer Bunny Yeager said about the real Bettie Page: "When she's nude, she doesn't seem naked." How were you able to pull that off?

Mol: I don't know how you do those things, but it's part of the job and you just do it. ... So much of who Bettie was, was her comfort. The only time she was really ever fully alive, in my opinion, was when she was posing, and I had to go there, as much as I could, and hope that I could capture a morsel of that energy that she had.

AP: So the nudity was worth it?

Mol: Yeah. I believe in what Bettie believed in, like, "What's the big deal?"

AP: Have you heard anyone say your name, "The Notorious Bettie Page" and "Oscar nomination" in the same sentence?

Mol: Well, I would be lying if I said I hadn't heard that, just in a review or two. But, you know, the movie was released in April, and I just don't see that happening at all. ... Once you even hear that, you start to look at how things actually unfold, and it all seems to be so much about inner workings, you know what I mean?


MAGGIE Rizer and Alex Kerry at Salt discussing their new documentary, "Maggie and Me"

Kate Moss could marry bad boy rocker Doherty this week: report

Supermodel Kate Moss and troubled rocker Pete Doherty could marry this week in London, The Mail on Sunday newspaper said.

The fashion icon and the musician battling a drug addiction are expected to tie the knot in a civil ceremony in west London, the tabloid said.

Singer Doherty, 27, has invited his fellow Babyshambles bandmates to witness the ceremony at the Fulham Register Office, said the weekly.

"Both Kate and Pete have invited close friends and family to meet them there on Friday," an unnamed source told the newspaper.

"There's been a bit of a tussle over the guest list, which is small because Kate's concerned that some of Pete's hangers-on are bad news, but he's determined to have his mates there."

And a wider group of friends and family have been invited to the Spanish party island of Ibiza for a lavish wedding celebration on January 18, the newspaper said.

"Kate and Pete will travel out to the island a couple of days ahead of the party, in time for her 33rd birthday on January 16. Everyone else has been told to get there on the 18th and lots have already booked their flights," a source close to both told the newspaper.

The Mail on Sunday also said that Moss was to attend an extravagant New Year's Eve party on the Thai island of Phuket along with her friend Sarah, Duchess of York.

Sarah was to take her daughters Princesses Beatrice, 18, and Eugenie, 16, granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth II, to the party, the newspaper said.

Moss, one of the world's highest-paid models, has recently resurrected her career after drug-taking revelations last year when a newspaper published pictures of her allegedly taking cocaine.

Notorious rock bad boy Doherty checked out of a drug rehabilitation clinic in September. He is perhaps best known internationally for stumbling his way through a duet with Elton John at the giant Live 8 concert in London last year.

Earlier this month, Doherty was fined 770 pounds (1,144 euros or 1,523 dollars) and banned from driving for four months for possessing illegal drugs, including crack cocaine and heroin.

In October, his uncle Phil Michels claimed that Moss was pregnant by his nephew.

Oscar Prep

PARIS Hilton can't act her way out of a paper bag, but she's not giving up hope of a movie career just yet. To prepare for her new flick, "The Hottie and the Nottie," the ditzy party animal has been going to acting classes in Beverly Hills with a script in her hand. The movie, directed by Tom Putnam, concerns a woman who refuses to marry her longtime boyfriend until he finds the perfect match for her ugly friend.

Paternity test ordered for Smith's baby

Anna Nicole Smith was ordered Thursday to bring her infant daughter to California for paternity tests sought by a former boyfriend who claims he is the father of the child, the man's publicist said in a statement.

"Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled today that Anna Nicole Smith and 3-month-old baby daughter Dannielynn are ordered to submit to paternity testing," read the statement from Luck Media & Marketing Inc.

Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, welcomed the ruling.

"Christmas has come early, and I thank God that I will soon have the opportunity to prove that I am the father ... and eventually hold her in my arms," Birkhead said in the statement.

Smith's attorney, Ron Rale, would not deny or confirm the ruling.

A Superior Court spokeswoman declined to confirm the order, saying paternity cases are confidential.

"I believe there is not an issue about Anna's willingness or unwillingness to submit to testing," Rale said. "Any kind of allegation that she's blatantly refusing DNA tests is off the mark and not an accurate depiction of the legal process at this time."

Smith, 38, was in San Francisco on Dec. 15 for a hearing in her battle for a share of the fortune left by her late husband, oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall III. It was the first time the reality TV star and former Playboy playmate had been back in the United States since the death of her son, Daniel, and the birth of her daughter in September.

Birkhead, a Los Angeles photographer, filed a lawsuit in October claiming he is the father of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, who was born in September in the Bahamas. If Birkhead is confirmed to be the father, he could receive visitation or custody rights and possibly a large amount of child support.

The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, Smith's current companion.

The lawsuit demands that Smith and the baby come to California for genetic testing.

Last week, Rale denied Birkhead's claim and said paternity proceedings are confidential under California law. He said parts of the case are hidden from the public and accused Birkhead's attorney, Debra Opri, of spinning the facts.

Smell Of Success

GISELE Bundchen just got a great Christmas bonus thanks to Cacharel. According to Anderson Antunes, of the Brazilian gossip site Glamurama, the uber-model has signed a multi- million-dollar contract with Cacharel to represent a fragrance that will be launched next year. The French firm's research showed Bundchen was one of the biggest celebrities in specific markets the company wants to tap, like Japan, China and the Middle East. Bundchen's print campaign was shot last Monday, and in January she will tape a commercial for the brand in Paris. A rep declined to comment. Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Kate Moss has inked a deal with Coty for her own fragrance, Women's Wear Daily reports. There were no details on the new scent, and Coty wasn't talking. But some wags suggest that as a nod to Moss' past cocaine problem, her perfume be named "Eau du Crack" or "White Nostrils." Coty already has scents fronted by Gwen Stafani, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and David and Victoria Beckham.

Anna Nicole Smith in San Francisco court

Anna Nicole Smith arrived Friday at a federal courthouse in San Francisco to continue her legal battle over her late husband's fortunes.

At issue is the will of oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall III, which did not include Smith. She has argued he intended to provide for her through a special trust.

David Madden, a spokesman for the court, said Smith was at the building, which houses the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for a mediation hearing. Calls to lawyers weren't immediately returned.

The case made its way all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which revived the former Playboy playmate's pursuit of her late husband's estate by ruling she deserved another day in court.

Smith initially won a $474 million judgment, which was cut to about $89 million and eventually reduced to zero before the Supreme Court stepped in.

Marshall died in 1995 at age 90, a year after they married. Smith was 26 when they wed.

The U.S. Supreme Court said in May that only federal courts in California could deal with her case despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was sole heir to the estate.

Smith's arrival at the downtown courthouse, wearing a black dress and sunglasses, marked the first time she left the Bahamas since the death of her son, Daniel, and the birth of her daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, in September.

Campaign targets anorexic models

The Italian government and fashion industry joined forces Saturday in a campaign against anorexic models, which includes attention to the "full-bodied" and a commitment to add larger sizes to collections.

The premier's office said that the self-regulating code for Italy's highly competitive fashion industry would be signed in Rome next week.

Helping to spur the war on unhealthily rail-thin models on the fashion show runways was the death from anorexia last month of a 21-year-old model in Brazil.

"The government and fashion associations have made a strategic alliance to go down a common road in the fight against anorexia," Youth Policy and Sports Minister Giovanna Melandri said in a statement issued by the premier's office.

Weeks ago, Melandri, who stands out in the Cabinet as a fashionable dresser with a trim figure, urged the fashion industry to emphasize larger sizes for women instead of tinier sizes on the runways.

The code "wasn't stipulated with the intention of imposing something on someone," said Stefano Dominella, president of a lobby for Rome haute couture. Instead, the aim is "regulating the world of fashion, so that it doesn't get pointed out as being responsible for the dramatic facts in the news," Dominella said in the statement.

Those signing on to the campaign pledge that fashion world will start giving importance to "a model of healthy, sunny, full-bodied Mediterranean beauty that Italy has historically contributed" to the international scene.

Earlier this month, a major Brazilian fashion event moved to bar models younger than 16, part of a national effort to increase awareness about eating disorders.

In September, Madrid's Fashion Week banned models with a body mass index of less than 18. Body mass index is a calculation doctors normally apply to study obesity, and anyone with an index below 18.5 is considered underweight.

Hoaxer, not Hilton, wrote Britney defense posting

Socialite Paris Hilton fell victim to a hoaxer who wrote a widely publicized Web posting in her name defending the "partying ethics" of her new friend, singer Britney Spears, Hilton's spokesman said on Friday.

But spokesman Elliot Mintz said whoever wrote the entry this week on Hilton's page on the popular social networking site "crafted a very nice piece and the sentiments that were expressed were extremely articulate."

Mintz said the hotel heiress was a frequent target of impersonators on the Internet and no one knew who had written the blog entry.

The note defended Spears against criticism that she was neglecting her two young sons by embarking on a round of all-night clubbing.

Spears, 25, has been photographed -- sometimes without panties under her mini-skirts -- out on the town with Hilton since the pop star filed for divorce from Kevin Federline last month.

"Did she write that piece? No, she did not," Mintz said. "I have no idea who did."

"There are dozens and dozens of people that use the Web, that write things and post pictures and identify themselves as Paris. There are at least 80 of them. The Web is a bit like the Wild West -- somewhat uncontrollable," he told Reuters.

Mintz said Hilton had not so far taken any action against impersonators and acknowledged it was difficult for fans to know the difference between what was real and what was not.

Taming Paris For Parents

STAVROS Niarchos is trying to rein in potential fiancιe Paris Hilton so he can bring her home to his parents, who are less than thrilled with his choice in girlfriends. Niarchos was doing everything in his power to get Hilton home at a decent hour last week end in Miami, where he took a break from studying art to party it up with Paris, Nicky Hilton and Brandon Davis. But on both Friday and Saturday nights, he argued with Hilton, trying to convince her to go back to their room at the Shore Club (she wanted to stay out). The two were also seen exchanging words outside of Ink.

Naomi Campbell Says She's a 'Target'

Naomi Campbell, who has faced a series of charges that she attacked her employees, says people are simply gunning for her.

"I just feel like I am a target," the 36-year-old supermodel told Britain's Sky News. "People have told me for months and years, 'You're a target' but it's only just kind of sunk in that I am a target."

Last month, Campbell was sued by a former maid who alleges that Campbell hit her and made bigoted remarks about her. In July, she was accused by a former assistant of hitting her with a Blackberry, slamming her against a wall and slapping her repeatedly across the face. And in March, Campbell was charged with assault for allegedly hitting another housekeeper with a phone, causing lacerations that required four stitches.

Her comments to Sky News came after police in London said they will take no further action over claims that Campbell had attacked her drug counselor, ITV News reports.

"It's been really like a tough year in terms of like the accusations and stuff like that. It's been very hurtful and blown out of proportion," she says. "But I can't stop getting on with my life. ... I can't pay too much attention to this negative stuff. I don't like to live in the negative. I like to stay in the present moment and stay positive."

She adds, "I have to be very careful who I'm around, what I say, who's around me. I cannot be with someone on my own any more because I don't know the agendas that people have. I've had to learn from my mistakes but I don't harbor grudges."

Looking ahead, she says, "I just want to have my health every day and my family's health. I'm happy right now. I know not every day's going to be great. I don't drink, I don't do drugs anymore and I feel great about that."

Naomi Campbell assault charge dropped

Naomi Campbell will not be charged with assault because there is insufficient evidence, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Wednesday.

Campbell, 36, was detained and questioned by police in London in October following an alleged altercation with another woman.

The Prosecution Service said it had advised police there was no realistic prospect of a conviction, in part because the complainant had left Britain and would not return to testify.

A statement from the Outside Organization, which represents Campbell, has called the incident "a misunderstanding."

The British supermodel is due back in a Manhattan court Jan. 16 on charges that she threw a cell phone at her maid over a pair of missing jeans.

Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto in 2000 to an assault charge for beating assistant Georgina Galanis while making a film in Canada in 1998. Under an agreement with the prosecution, Campbell expressed remorse and was released without punishment or a criminal record.

Ex 'Top Model' Judge Injured in Hit-and-Run

Janice Dickinson is okay, but shaken by an accident in which her car was hit by an unknown driver.

The former supermodel suffered a concussion from a hit-and-run accident late Tuesday night (Dec. 12) in Los Angeles, reports

According to her rep, Dickinson and her entourage -- an assistant, makeup artist and stylist -- were tooling along the on the 405 freeway when a truck ran their vehicle into a median and then drove away. Even though she was wearing her seatbelt at the time, Dickinson hit the windshield headfirst.

Everyone was treated and then released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dickinson is expected to be "back in fine form" for the premiere of the second season of Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" on Jan. 10. The outrageous self-styled "world's first supermodel" is also known for her brash commentary as a judge on "America's Next Top Model."

"Dreams" will become reality on E!

E! Entertainment Television on Monday announced "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," a new docu-series from the producers of "The E! True Hollywood Story."

The half-hour series will uncover real-life stories of foul play, heartbreak and untimely death in Hollywood as well as the comeback stories of celebrities who overcame great adversity to get back in the game.

Among those to be featured in the eight-part series are model Niki Taylor and her late sister, Krissy, who also was a model; late actor Chris Penn, younger brother of Sean Penn; late comedian Mitch Hedberg; fomer teen idol Leif Garrett; author James Frey; and singer Lauryn Hill.

The series, which debuts at 10:30 p.m. January 22, will feature rare videos and new interviews from family members, friends and experts.

Stavros' Parents Snub Paris

WE are shocked - shocked! - that Paris Hilton may have bought her own faux engagement ring to start speculation that Stavros Niarchos is going to marry her. Hilton wore a fake diamond solitaire on her left ring finger to an alice+olivia dinner party last week and wouldn't answer questions about her and Niarchos. But close friends say they're not engaged - and moreover, the shipping heir's parents have no intention of even meeting their son's sometime succubus. "They refused to meet her last year when Paris and Stavros had dated for a while," a source said. "Paris even followed him and his family to Hawaii, where they go every New Year's, and they still wouldn't meet her. They think she's tacky." It's a sentiment that seems to be shared by the father of Nicky Hilton's paramour, David Katzenberg. A family friend said Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former Disney exec who co-founded DreamWorks, "thinks the Hiltons are just . . . lowbrow and that his son is young and should be dating around." Meanwhile, it's only been a month, but Nicky and David are already saying, "I love you."

Anna Lends Weight To Cause

LEADERS of New York's fashion industry will meet soon to figure out how to deal with increasing calls for laws to keep dangerously underfed models off the catwalks.

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is spearheading the effort to get the session together. "Anna held a symposium on the issue, and she's planning another meeting this week," said one model agency chief. "We would much rather come up with a way of self-policing ourselves than have regulations rammed down our throats."

The head of another modeling agency said, "Everyone should take a look at it, and if there's a problem, let's fix it."

Italy's government and its fashion chiefs said last week they're working on a plan to crack down on ultra-thin models who appear to be suffering from eating disorders.

The move came three months after Spain passed a law requiring that every model have a body-mass index of at least 18 (a measure of body fat). Last month, Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston died at age 21 from anorexia.

Besides the beauties' health, the fashion honchos fear they'll be blamed for promoting unhealthy body images for generations of teenage girls.

Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan says many models today are "pale, almost to the point of translucent, and astonishingly thin. They look positively rickety. Seeing one in a swimsuit can make you shudder. They are not sexy or even particularly pretty. How can they be when they look as though the life has been sucked out of them?"

The skinniest seem to come from Eastern Europe. Givhan names Snejana Onopka, Vlada Roslyakova and Sasha Pivovarova.

"Over a typical runway season, the same models appear so often on different runways that it is easy to become immune to how shockingly thin they are. After a while, it seems normal that a model's thighs are the same circumference as a 12-year-old's upper arm," Givhan wrote.

"If the industry does not think carefully about the current aesthetic," she warned, "what comes next could be truly ghastly."

Dial a "Model" for $5.99

"America's Next Top Model" is taking its catwalk to the mobile platform.

To play the avatar-based game, players select a virtual version of their favorite and least favorite contestants from the CW Network's popular reality series and interact with them as if they were advancing their modeling careers.

The game also includes a viral, player-to-player component, where users can send their avatar to another user's cell phone, where that user can then guide that contestant.

It is available for download in the United States for $5.99 to Cingular and Sprint users -- depending on their cell phone -- at and or by sending a text message to a five-digit number advertised through commercials on the CW. It's compatible with most mobile phones, though the level of functionality can vary among wireless devices.

Low Enthusiasm

LEONARDO DiCaprio should buy flowers, plus chocolate, plus jewelry, to make up with Israeli model Bar Refaeli after he damned her with faint praise to Paris Match. DiCaprio, in Paris for the release of "The Departed," was asked about his relationship with the beauty described as "a younger lookalike of Gisele [Bundchen]," the Brazilian model who dated DiCaprio for years. His lame reply? "She is a nice girl." The quote was so unusual, Paris Match printed it in English so none of its coldness could be lost in translation.


MOLLY Sims comes by those bee-stung lips naturally. At the Vogue party at the new Ugg store on Mercer Street, the model told Webster Hall's Baird Jones: "Recently, in Hawaii, I was stung on my upper lip by a bee. I had to crush the bee to death to detach it because it stuck in my lip. The bee just didn't fly away after stinging. I didn't know what was going on. It hurt unbelievably, and then I had to get a shot because my lip swelled up incredibly. It was awful."

Paris In New Ring-around

ARE Paris Hilton and Stavros Niarchos engaged, or is the attention-starved heirhead pulling another sad publicity ploy? Hilton shocked partygoers Monday night when she arrived at Stacey Bendet's "Black & White" dinner for her clothing line alice+olivia at Katsuya in L.A. wearing a huge diamond ring on her left hand. She strolled in with her on-again, off-again Greek - and a ring that looked suspiciously like the fake "diamond" solitaire she once claimed former fiancι Paris Latsis gave her. (Latsis actually gave her a smaller ring from Cartier.) Either way, Hilton wasn't being very open about it. The celebutard acted coy when dinner guests asked about Niarchos and the ring. She spent the night canoodling with Niarchos (who last told Page Six he was "a student"), next to sister Nicky Hilton, Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mena Suvari. Reps for Hilton and Niarchos didn't return calls for comment.

Hilton Keen To Become A Mother

Paris Hilton has put her plans for motherhood on the fast track after spending time as "auntie" to pal Britney Spears' kids.

The socialite-turned-pop star has stated she'll give up her partying ways and be married with children within three years, and hanging out with Spears has made her even more determined to become a parent.

A source tells American publication In Touch, "She loves playing with (Spears' son) Sean and rocking (baby) Jayden to sleep," and she reportedly told a friend, "I can't wait to be a mom, too. It's been my dream to have four babies by 30."

And it appears the 25-year-old hotel heiress is planning to settle down with her ex, Stavros Niarchos - she has been spotted at parties with the Greek hunk and the couple were seen dining alone at romantic Los Angeles hotspot The Little Door at the weekend.

Friends also claim Hilton has started wearing a locket containing photos of her 21-year-old beau.


KATE Moss and friends leaving a charity auction at Milk Studios to go next door in the pouring rain to the Mark Seliger photo opening at 401 Projects

Vegas Celeblock

REMIND us to stay away from Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. Sin City columnist Norm Clarke reports Pam Anderson is expected to host Tao's party at the Venetian, just across the street from The Mirage, where her ex, Kid Rock , is hosting at Jet nightclub. Britney Spears will host at Pure at Caesars Palace, while Nicole Richie is in talks to host at Tangerine at Treasure Island. Meanwhile, Kid Rock was in Vegas on Friday wearing a T-shirt with the words "Bro's Before Ho's" as he partied with Kenny Chesney and Jason Giambi at the Hard Rock.

Musical Clique

PARIS Hilton could be the ultimate "Mean Girl." The celebutard apparently ditched her erstwhile "best friend forever" Kim Kardashian for Britney Spears because, one L.A. wag sniped, "[Kardashian] got shined for the more popular girl." Not one to stay home and cry, Kardashian hit the MTV 24/7 party at Area the other night with fellow D-lister Brittny Gastineau. Meanwhile, Spears hit the Hollywood Roosevelt with Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis. They got along so well, our spy even caught them in the bathroom together.

Doctor Makes House 'brawls'

PLASTIC surgeon to-the-stars Frank Ryan had some nipped and tucked females fighting over him at a recent charity event for his Bony Pony Ranch in Malibu. Sources say reality-show stars Adrianne Curry and Janice Dickinson "got into a heated argument over which of them was closer to the doctor." After the party, both women scheduled surgeries with Ryan, said our spy, adding, "Adrianne already finished her breast implants and Janice is awaiting her facelift and tummy tuck." Ryan's girlfriend then got into a catfight with one of his exes, said the source: "Four different woman fought about him at the event."

Anna Nicole Homeless

Anna Nicole Smith is running out of places to call home, sweet home.

The embattled TrimSpa spokesmodel has been ordered to vacate the Bahamas mansion she's been residing in since September after failing to respond to eviction papers filed by the home's rightful owner.

The Bahamian Supreme Court issued a default judgment in favor of G. Ben Thompson on Tuesday, after Smith let a two-week response window lapse with nary a court filing.

Shortly after the judgment was entered in the books, Thompson's lawyer sent a letter to Smith, demanding she exit the premises, which the model has alternately maintained was a gift or loan from Thompson, within a 48-hour period, a timetable that expires at the end of today.

The housing brouhaha kicked off last month when Thompson, a South Carolina real estate developer and former Smith boyfriend, disputed that his generosity included a million-dollar mortgage, and claimed that his onetime paramour was woefully in arrears on the property and as such was "unlawfully occupying" his tropical estate.

Earlier this month, Thompson twice shut off power at the estate, dubbed Horizons. The blackouts lasted just a few hours each, but resulted in increased tensions between the camps, with Smith's attorney, Wayne Munroe, blasting the plug-pulling move as "shenanigans that are totally inappropriate."

Perhaps sensing her days in Horizons were numbered, Smith and her current beau, Howard K. Stern, reportedly have begun house-hunting on the island.

However, if the twosome is to maintain their Bahamian residency—something they only received after claiming to have purchased the million-dollar digs—the couple will need to shell out more than $500,000 for a new property.

In any case, the new residence may have to come equipped with a second nursery.

In a pretaped interview with Smith that aired on the Insider Wednesday, the former Playboy Playmate let slip that she might be expecting.

"I think I might be pregnant again," she told the show. "I'm not ready. But Howard wants to have a little boy."

The Insider wasted no time in clearing the air, reporting that Smith, who turned 39 Tuesday, told producers after the cameras stopped rolling that she was only joking about being pregnant.

As it is, big announcements about Smith's other offspring is expected in the next few weeks.

First, a Los Angeles judge is expected to rule in the coming days about whether the model needs to return to California and submit her infant daughter, Dannielynn, to a paternity test. Although Stern is listed on the child's birth certificate, former paparazzo Larry Birkhead has gone to court in attempt to prove he's the father.

Meanwhile, the Royal Bahamian Police Force, which completed its investigation into the sudden death of Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, six weeks ago, will, per TMZ, announce the findings of their inquest on Dec. 15.

Stewart Divorces Hunter

Rocker Rod Stewart has finally divorced his second wife Rachel Hunter, seven years after she walked out on him.

Divorce papers signed by both the Maggie May rocker and model Hunter were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on 2 November - and were made public today.

The 61-year-old is now free to marry his fiancee Penny Lancaster, 35. Model/photographer Lancaster gave birth to son Alastair last year - Stewart's seventh child.

Stewart and Hunter's marriage produced two children - Renee, 14 and Liam, 12.

Stewart married Hunter in 1990 after a three-month romance, despite their 24-year age difference.

They separated in 1999 and Hunter filed for divorce in 2003 - only to withdraw the papers. However, Stewart filed for divorce last year.

Petra Nemcova & James Blunt: 'Very Much in Love'

Ignore those rumblings that Petra Nemcova and "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt are on the rocks.

The model, 27, tells PEOPLE, "We're very much in love."

Nemcova and Blunt, 32, who showed a united front when they hit L.A.'s Hyde Lounge together hand-in-hand last week, met in December 2005 and started dating early this year.

Rumors circulated recently that they'd split – with some even speculating that Nemcova had hooked up with hip-hop mogul and fellow activist Russell Simmons.

But Nemcova says, "We never got separated. There was some stuff going on in the press, but it didn't come from a right source – obviously."

(A rep for Simmons told PEOPLE early this month, "Petra and Russell work on a lot of charitable initiatives together. They're just friends.")

Blunt will appear in Nemcova's upcoming charity book project, Colors of Love, which will feature photos of firefighters, doctors and others, including such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Lance Armstrong and Eva Mendes, all talking about the charities they support.

"It's about inspiring people to get involved in different causes and different charities," Nemcova says of the book.

Paris & Britney's Party-Packed Holiday Week

Whatever else they had to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears certainly seemed glad to have each other around.

The pair, who hung out in Las Vegas the previous weekend, hit the clubs together in Los Angeles almost every night over the holiday week and even went shopping in Malibu together with Spears's son Sean Preston in tow on Saturday evening.

They kicked off their girl-time marathon on Tuesday, when Spears, 24, went to a post-American Music Awards party Hilton, 25, hosted at her West Hollywood home. The following night, they were spotted at Teddy's at the Roosevelt Hotel in matching leopard-print outfits. (Spears's estranged husband, Kevin Federline, was hosting an album party across town at Republic the same night.)

On Friday, Hilton left her sister Nicky and friends at the nightclub Les Deux to pick up Spears. The pair stopped at Hyde Lounge before eventually heading back to Les Deux just before close.

Finally, on Saturday night, after their shopping trip with Sean Preston, the duo were back at Hyde partying with the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

"Paris was acting like Britney's boyfriend," says a source who saw them at Hyde on Friday. "She opened doors for her, held her hand, and even had her arm around Britney's lower back. Britney happily accepted Paris' friendly gestures."

Spears filed for divorce from Federline earlier on Nov. 7 after two years of marriage.

Dream In-Law

LEONARDO DiCaprio may have cut loose his supermodel ex-girlfriend, Gisele Bundchen , but sources tell us Leo's mom, Irmalin DiCaprio, is still holding on. "Gisele is still the ideal daughter-in-law," said our insider. Mama DiCaprio attended Bundchen's Victoria's Secret fashion show in L.A. The two spent time together at the after-party and walked Jango, a pooch the fizzled couple share "like kids." Leo has most recently been linked to Israeli model Bar Refaeli, while Bundchen is dating Australian surfer god Kelly Slater. Leo tells friends he won't marry anytime soon because he hasn't found "Mrs. Right."

Heidi Klum and Seal Have a Boy

Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, have welcomed a baby boy, according to the supermodel's Web site.

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel was born Wednesday at 5:01 p.m. in Los Angeles. "He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother," according to the post signed by Seal.

In announcing the 8 lb. 11 oz. arrival, the new dad wrote, "To our children, a brother/ To our parents, a grandson/ To my wife and I, a son/ To our family, a blessing."

The baby is the third child for the supermodel and her second with the British singer, who is also father to the couple's 1-year-old son, Henry Guenther Ademola Dashtu Samuel. Klum's 2-year-old daughter, Leni, is from a previous relationship with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore.

Klum, 33, and Seal, 43, confirmed that they were expecting another child exclusively to PEOPLE in June.

The couple began dating in February 2004, while Klum was pregnant with Leni, and married in May 2005 on a beach near the singer's home on Mexico's luxurious Costa Careyes.

From the start, Seal (real name: Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) was like a father to Leni. "The arrival of any child brings you a lot of happiness," he told PEOPLE last year prior to the birth of Henry. "If we're lucky enough, we'll have more."

Klum, the German-born star of Bravo's Project Runway wholeheartedly concurs. In August she told Life magazine, "We want to have a lot of children. (Seal) always says that he finds me the most beautiful when I'm pregnant."

Last November, just two months after Henry was born, the proud papa told PEOPLE that he and Klum "try to spend as much time as possible together. There are days we never get out of our pajamas. We play with the kids in bed, watch TV, cook, hang out."

Added Klum: "Our kids are a constant source of amusement."

Inside a Model's Deadly Anorexia Battle

Before her death last week from anorexia, Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston was robbed of both her beauty and her strength by the disease, friends say.

Earlier this year, when she arrived at the Mexico City airport after a job in Japan, she was too emaciated and weak to carry her luggage, fellow Brazilian model Aliana Idibar, 21, tells PEOPLE in its new issue. "I helped her," Idibar says. "I was holding myself not to cry."

Once luminous, Reston had become a virtual skeleton. "The skin was gray. The eyes were sad and without light," recalls Estela Saenz, owner of a Mexican modeling agency, who last saw Reston at that time.

Still, the ambitious model continued to work, posing for a fashion Web site as late as Oct. 18. The next day she canceled a bridal magazine booking to enter a Sγo Paulo hospital, carrying only 88 lbs. on her 5'7" frame.

Friends were grieved, but not entirely surprised, to learn that on Nov. 14 Reston, 21, had died from multiple organ failure caused by anorexia.

Reston's passing adds fuel to the outrage over too-thin models. "I understand that in the industry there is pressure to be skinny," says Gisele Bόndchen, the Brazilian supermodel, who never met Reston. "But (this) is what happens when people take things to extremes."

In truth, Reston's illness was one more hardship in a life riven with them. Five years ago robbers stole everything from her impoverished family's rural home outside Sγo Paulo. "From that moment, Ana Carolina had to work to help pay our bills," says her grieving mother, Miriam, 58, whose husband suffers from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Signed with Ford Brazil in her early teens, Reston never grew "tall enough for the (runway)," says Lica Kohlrausch, director of Brazil's L'Equipe agency, which took her on last year. She tried to compensate by losing weight, says Miriam. "She said, 'Mum, I will get thinner. I can work more if I'm skinny.' "

Her health declined, but Carol, as she was known, brushed off the concern of family and friends, many of whom donated blood during her hospitalization. There would be no saving her. Says Miriam Reston: "I want this to be an alert to other mothers."

Date With Paris

ROBERT Earl, owner of the new Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas, opened the doors to his hot London casino, Fifty, yesterday to raise money for Kevin Spacey and his Old Vic Theater. While Sir Elton John, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, Jude Law and Dame Judi Dench were generous enough to hand over $5,000 a plate for the lunch, Paris Hilton was the most generous of all - or maybe she just wants to meet a rich guy. For the auction, she agreed to go to dinner in L.A. with the highest bidder.

Dancing Queen

IT looks like Britney Spears has found herself a new party pal in Paris Hilton, who bounces back and forth between "friends." The duo hit Las Vegas over the weekend. By Monday, the Internet was flooded with videos and photos of them dancing, some showing recently separated Spears in just her tights. TMZ reported the girls were "getting down and dirty . . .to several Paris Hilton songs." No word on whether Spears got a chance to hear her own hits.


CAROLINA Fonteneti celebrating her 21st birthday at Plumm with fellow Brazilian supermodels Alessandra Ambrosia and Juliana Martins by taking turns on the stripper pole.


MAYBE The Game can get away with insulting other women as slutty "bitches" - but not Melyssa Ford.

The beauty told Page Six she is "confused and saddened" by the song, "Never Get Far," in which the rapper lyricizes: "And all these new video bitches tryin' to be Melyssa Ford/But they don't know Melyssa Ford drive a Honda Accord."

"I am really confused and saddened that he decided to include my name on a record that disparages the characters of women who have worked hard in the industry to make successful careers for themselves," said Ford (who, in point of fact, does not drive a Honda Accord).

The song also says of Ford, a video model and TV personality: "She a video vixen, but behind closed doors/She do whatever it take to get to the Grammy Awards."

The Game - who was recently arrested in Midtown on charges of impersonating a police officer (he allegedly wanted his taxi driver to go through red lights) - also uses the number to accuse Gabriel Union ("Running With Scissors") and Meagan Good ("You Got Served") of sleeping with rappers in order to gain success.

In the track from his album "Doctor's Advocate," the misogynistic musician tells women in the music and movie industries, "You wouldn't get far if you kept your legs closed."

Ford is also hurt that Kanye West, a good friend of hers, performs with The Game on "Never Get Far." "I don't want to ride anyone's coattails towards fame," Ford told Page Six's Corynne Steindler. "That line . . . it's just horrible."

Ford started her career as a music video model, appearing in videos for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. She's also slated to appear on one of the five covers celebrating King magazine's fifth anniversary and is currently "transitioning into the film world."

While she may be catching flack from The Game, Ford still enjoys the support of her wide fan base. "Nobody understands why I am on this record," she said. "I am the blueprint for this industry because I have respect for myself."

Victoria's Secret and Timberlake say sexy is back

Justin Timberlake helped bring sexy back for Victoria's Secret, as the lingerie line brought its titillating fashion show to Hollywood in a racy, body-baring runway fantasy.

With a shimmering silver catwalk and "SEXY" spelled out in huge gold letters decorating the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards, the Thursday night crowd, warmed up by pop singer Timberlake, knew what was coming next.

Celebrity supermodel Gisele Bundchen, the first model of the evening, strolled onstage in a lace push up bra and panties with an elaborate plumage trailing her, as Timberlake eyed her, singing his popular new hit whose chorus proclaims: "I'm bringing sexy back."

Backlit dancers did the bump and grind in a retro tick-tack-toe grid reminiscent of Hollywood Squares, as the parade of underclad yet elaborately accessorized beauties took to the runway.

Brassieres, panties, tap pants, corsets in all colors but only one size -- body-revealing -- were accessorized with red vinyl stockings, bustles, and plenty of angel wings, Victoria's Secret's signature marketing motif.

The show, which is to be broadcast December 5 on CBS, is all about spectacle, flesh and excess. Usually held in New York, the fashion show was scrapped in 2004 amid a wave of broadcasting modesty that followed singer Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl that year.

Any such modesty was not in sight Thursday night. Following a bagpiper onstage, models outfitted in tartan lingerie showed off something you may not want to wear on a chilly Scottish evening, while others pranced down the runway done up as sexy stewardesses and cheerleaders.

Showcasing Victoria's Secret casual PINK line, one scantily clad model dragged a pink comforter behind her as she walked the runway, in a look straight out of a young man's dorm room dream.

As a crowd including Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Quincy Jones looked on, the evening's dancers were replaced by gospel singers, fake snow fell from the ceiling, and a white-clad and fully clothed angel descended for the finale.

Victoria's Secret is a division of Limited Brands, whose retail chains include Express, Limited Stores, and Bath & Body Works.

Model's Death from Anorexia Spurs Warnings

The death Tuesday of anorexic model Ana Carolina Reston has those close to her hoping the fashion industry will finally wake up to the dangers of the eating disorder.

Reston, 21, a Brazilian model who weighed only 88 pounds at the time of her death, succumbed to a generalized infection caused by anorexia nervosa, officials at Sao Paulo's Servior Publico Hospital said.

Reston's mother, Miriam, told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper she'd pleaded with her 5-ft., 8-in. daughter to eat more, the Associated Press reports. "She would say: 'Mom, please don't fight with me. There is nothing wrong with me, I'm fine.' "

Also speaking out is the mother of Reston's model boyfriend, Bruno Setti, 19. "Ana's death should serve as a wake-up call to modeling agencies about the danger of anorexia," Setti's mother Viviane said, according to the London Times. "There's nothing glamorous about an ending like hers."

Reston's cousin, Dani Grimaldi, told Estado de Sao Paulo that Ana Carolina also suffered from bulimia. "Fifteen minutes after eating she would lock herself in the bathroom and turn on the shower so no one could hear her vomiting," he said.

In September, the organizers of Madrid Fashion Week banned models below a minimum body-mass index from the event's shows after the death of model Luisel Ramos, 22, from heart failure, reportedly after weeks of consuming nothing but lettuce and diet drinks.

Naomi Campbell might settle NY assault case

Supermodel Naomi Campbell could be nearing a plea deal on a charge of assaulting her housekeeper with a cell phone, a New York state prosecutor told a court hearing on Wednesday.

"We are still in the process of working out a possible disposition," Assistant District Attorney Shanda Strain told Judge Evelyn Laporte of the Manhattan Criminal Court.

Lawyers for the British-born model, who wore a simple charcoal dress with a bow in front, said nothing during the hearing.

The judge set a new hearing for January 16, when Campbell could either accept a plea deal or possibly be charged with second-degree assault.

The judge also granted Strain's request to extend an order that bans the 36-year-old celebrity model from having any contact with housekeeper Ana Scolavino.

Campbell faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of second-degree assault. She could also face deportation.

Prosecutors said in court documents Campbell threw a cell phone at Scolavino during a dispute over a pair of jeans. They said the cell phone hit the woman in the back of her head, opening a wound that required four staples to close.

Accompanied by a stocky bodyguard, Campbell rushed into the courthouse past a horde of reporters, photographers and camera crew on hand to record Campbell's three-minute appearance.

On Monday, another maid, Gaby Gibson, filed a 35-page amended law suit against Campbell calling the British model a "violent super bigot."

Gibson alleges that Campbell poked fun at her broken English and yelled at Gibson because of her Romanian heritage, saying, 'You are not in the Third World any more, stupid."

Campbell's lawyer David Breitbart denied the allegation.

Fresh-start This

EVA Pigford has given the ax to the people who put her on the map. The curvy winner of the third season of "America's Next Top Model" has booted her co-managers Tyra Banks and Benny Medina and hired a new management team headed by Jerome Martin. She's also making her last name sound like less of a barnyard animal and will officially announce Friday that she's changing it to Marcille, her middle name. "She's looking for a fresh start," an insider said.

We Hear...

THAT Axl Rose had 10 strippers from Headquarters at his after-concert party at Soho House to entertain Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Adriana Lima and Sebastian Bach . . . THAT Ivanka Trump told photographer Bettina Cirone she will spend Thanksgiving in Chile on a long-needed vacation. "With the family?" she was asked. "No, alone!"

Naomi Campbell sued again by ex-employee

Naomi Campbell, who has been accused of hitting several of her employees, was sued Tuesday by a former maid who says the British catwalker viciously assaulted her while calling her a dumb Romanian.

Gaby Gibson filed the lawsuit on the eve of Campbell's scheduled Manhattan Criminal Court appearance on charges of hitting another employee. Gibson's court papers say Campbell, far from being a supermodel, is a "violent super-bigot."

Campbell, 35, "subjected Gibson to repeated discriminatory assaults based on her national origin" by saying, "You are not in the Third World any more, stupid," and "Romanians are not usually as dumb as you," Gibson's court papers say.

The lawsuit says other remarks Campbell made to Gibson, who speaks with a foreign accent, included, "When will you learn English?" and "Are all the women in Romania as pathetic as you?"

Gibson, who worked for Campbell from November 2005 through January 2006, says the model hit her on Jan. 17, called her names and threatened to have her arrested for theft after being unable to find a pair of jeans.

"As Gibson was bent over searching the closet for the Stella McCartney jeans, Campbell either kicked or punched the back of Gibson's head during the assault while yelling discriminatory comments at Gibson," the court papers say.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, was Gibson's second against Campbell. In June, Gibson accused Campbell of employment discrimination, civil assault and civil battery.

Gibson's lawyer, Lambros Y. Lambrou, said the second lawsuit was needed to add other defendants and allegations. The new defendants include four companies owned by Campbell and her former publicist, Amanda Silverman.

Silverman "knowingly and intentionally disseminated false and defamatory statements against Gibson worldwide" and hurt her reputation, court papers say.

Lambrou also said Campbell has not taken her anger issues seriously. He said she has been seen wearing a T-shirt that says "NAOMI HIT ME" on the front and "I LOVE IT" on the back — this, as criminal assault charges are pending against her.

Campbell's lawyer, David Breitbart, said Gibson's first lawsuit was automatically dismissed because Lambrou failed to file papers within the legal time limit.

He denied Gibson's claims and said he would reply at the proper time in appropriate fashion. He also said he believed Campbell's employees were obliged by contract to take complaints against the model to arbitration and keep their interactions confidential.

Silverman, the publicist, said she had no comment on the lawsuit.

Campbell's Wednesday court date on an assault charge stems from a similar incident: She was unable to find a pair of jeans and blamed the maid.

In that incident, Campbell was accused of hitting Ana Scolavino in the back of the head with a cell phone in the model's Manhattan apartment after saying she stole the missing jeans.

Scolavino was treated for a head injury after the incident.

Breitbart has said he was considering a plea offer from the Manhattan district attorney's office in that case. He would not say what the offer was.

Campbell, who is from London, faces up to seven years in prison and deportation if convicted after a trial on that charge.

We Hear...

THAT Paris Hilton, in London for the World Music Awards, checked out of her family-owned Hilton this weekend and checked into the swankier St. Martins Lane owned by Morgans Hotel Group


NAOMI Campbell, incognito in a short wig, in Fred Segal in Hollywood apologizing to a fellow shopper after she accidentally hit him with her huge purse.

Kate For The Kiddies

SUPERMODEL Kate Moss plans to take a break from splashing her bare bum across Manhattan to put together a charity auction on Dec. 1. Photographers like Mario Testino and Bruce Weber will donate images and proceeds will benefit the Sam & Ruby charity for Thai children left devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Amy Sacco will wield the gavel at a live auction in Manhattan.

Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook Meet in Court

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook faced each other in court for the first time in their divorce case Wednesday.

The estranged couple reached an amicable agreement regarding visitation of their children, Jack, 11, and Sailor, 8 – but the pair never spoke or even glanced in the other's direction during the two-hour meeting in Suffolk County Supreme Court.

"They have reached a temporary resolution of visitation through February," Cook's attorney Norman Sheresky told PEOPLE. "Everyone was happy with that agreement."

Brinkley, 52, and Cook, 47, also agreed to a judicial order requiring them not to make disparaging remarks about the other or discuss the divorce in front of their kids. Since announcing their split on July 11, Brinkley has not commented publicly on Cook's affair with a then 18-year-old assistant, which ended their 10-year marriage.

"They're hoping to reach a resolution that spares the children and themselves any further anguish," said Sheresky.

Lawyers for the couple did not, however, discuss whether they are close to reaching a divorce settlement. "It's really too early to say they've reached any kind of resolution," said Sheresky.

Brinkley's attorney, Eleanor Alter, declined to comment.

Lacks Grace

SOME things never change: Grace Jones is still crazy! At a party last week at Stone Rose celebrating former Bond Girls and sponsored by Delta Airlines, Jones, best known for her disco hit "Pull Up to the Bumper," showed up in an oversize jumper and huge bug-eyed sunglasses. According to witnesses, she "proceeded to growl, lick and claw her way down the press line."

Follow The Twins

TAKING after her sister Paris, Nicky Hilton is going after an Olsen twin ex. While Paris bagged Stavros Niarchos, a former flame of Mary-Kate, Nicky - who dumped Kevin Connolly last month for cheating on her with a college girl - has quietly been dating Ashley Olsen's ex, David Katzenberg, son of DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. An L.A. spy said, "They have gone to dinner but have not hit the clubs together. They are trying to keep it quiet for a little bit and keep it on the sly."

Celebrity Paris Hilton stirs love, hate - and pity

Some love her. Others hate her. Paris Hilton's latest biographer, who spent more than a year studying the world's most famous "celebutante," says he just feels sorry for her.

Hilton, whose great-grandfather, Conrad, started the global Hilton Hotel empire, was catapulted to international fame in 2003 when a home video of her having sex with a former boyfriend was plastered all over the Internet.

Coupled with a popular reality television show called "The Simple Life," Hilton used the publicity to build a multimillion-dollar celebrity juggernaut. The wannabe star's outrageous behavior and skimpy clothing scored her headlines and magazine covers around the world.

Biographer Jerry Oppenheimer, author of "House of Hilton - From Conrad to Paris: A Drama of Wealth, Power, and Privilege," said Hilton, 25, has made herself into the IT girl of this decade, attracting scores of copycat fans.

But he said her partying and rich-girl antics -- including a recent arrest for drunken driving -- have irritated many others. Dislike of her is so strong that she recently topped a survey as the female star most people would like to see slain in a horror film.

She also reportedly has won a place in the 2007 Guinness World Records as "the most overrated celebrity," and helped personify a new word, "celebutante," a blend of "celebrity" and "debutante" meaning an attention seeker better known for misbehaving than for talent.

Loved or hated, Paris Hilton is here to stay for a while, Oppenheimer said.

"Her brilliance is getting the attention -- the exhibitionism, canoodling with guys in clubs and getting on the covers of celebrity magazines around the world," he said.


Oppenheimer said he ended up feeling sorry for Hilton as he came to believe that her mother and maternal grandmother pushed her into using the family name and an exhibitionist streak to become a celebrity.

"Her mother, Kathy, put her in make-up and allowed her (into) nightclubs from a very young age," Oppenheimer, a biographer of Martha Stewart and Rock Hudson, said in a telephone interview.

"I feel sorry for her because in a way she had no chance to do anything else but live the dreams that her grandmother and her mother had for themselves."

Legal warnings from Hilton's mother failed to stop the book and prompted family and friends to come out of the woodwork with their stories, Oppenheimer said.

He said he was surprised to find that Hilton's maternal grandmother was the "stage mother from hell," pushing her daughter into a modeling and acting career that never really took off.

Since Hilton hit the spotlight, her mother has appeared as the host on the reality television show "I Want To Be A Hilton" in an attempt to cash in on the fame of the oldest of her four children. But the show was criticized and had a limited run.

"It is a bizarre family," said Oppenheimer. "Behind the scenes her parents were not opposed to (the sex video) because that totally launched her."

Oppenheimer said it was hard to tell if Hilton was real or the invention of a clever marketing team that was aware her "heiress tag" is untrue. She stands to inherit little from the Hilton empire and needs to work for a living.

"Paris will say whatever comes into her head. She tends to make up stories and scenarios. I do wonder if she doesn't live in a fantasy world herself," Oppenheimer said.

Kate Moss fashion award stirs controversy in Britain

Supermodel Kate Moss, at the center of a cocaine scandal just over a year ago, has won the top accolade in British fashion, but the award has divided opinion and stirred fresh controversy over the celebrity.

The Model of the Year prize at British fashion's answer to the Oscars late on Thursday sealed Moss's recovery from a newspaper story that briefly threatened her career.

In September, 2005, photographs of the 32-year-old model apparently snorting cocaine appeared on the front page of British tabloid The Daily Mirror. Since then, "cocaine Kate" as she was dubbed has returned to the pinnacle of her profession and she was not charged over the allegations.

Some commentators and drug charities are concerned over what the award says about fashion and what signals it sends to young people tempted to use drugs.

But fellow models and celebrities have defended Moss, pointing to her commercial success and her willingness to apologize for her behavior.

"I think it's a bad reflection on the world of fashion," said Jane Ennis, editor of celebrity magazine Now.

"The fact that she has become an even bigger icon since getting into all this trouble is fantastically decadent. Sometimes commercial interests should be set aside to look at the wider picture."

George Ruston, director of Hope UK, a drug education charity in Britain, called the award "unhelpful" and said advertisers were as much to blame as Moss.

But he added that for every young person who looks up to Moss as a role model, many do not, and the problems of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis abuse are worse than that of cocaine.


Bryan Roberts, analyst at London trend spotting agency Planet Retail, said Moss was one of the world's top celebrities, and, rightly or wrongly, guaranteed column inches.

"She's become a bigger name since the scandal and anyone who affiliates himself with her name will reap the publicity."

And fellow celebrities like actress Sharon Stone and photographer Mario Testino have urged people not to judge a person for what may have been an isolated mistake.

The fashion world remains unapologetic for using Moss as its cover girl and awarding her for professional achievements rather than her private life.

Several fashion houses quickly dropped her from their advertising campaigns, since then she has clawed back contracts and featured in at least 18 major campaigns this season.

Industry experts say she is earning more now than she did before the scandal broke.

Rival unions fight to woo "Top Model" ranks

Two Hollywood unions are fighting a turf battle over "America's Next Top Model," the CW reality show that has become a flashpoint of labor strife.

A dozen so-called storytellers on the top-rated show walked off their jobs in July to demand representation by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Show producers refused, insisting on a protracted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) organizing process. That's where the Intl. Assn. of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) comes in.

The IATSE already represents several "Top Model" editors, and in an NLRB hearing held October 25-26, the union contested the WGA's petition for a representation election. The union argued that the kind of work done by the striking employees already is covered under the IATSE's "Top Model" contract.

The striking employees are sometimes referred to as writer-producers because they weave story lines from reams of film and video.

The jurisdictional squabble between the unions comes as producers prepare to resume production on another batch of episodes. It has been expected that replacements would be hired for the striking workers, but sources said it's now likely production work will be restructured to avoid any immediate need for new hiring while an NLRB hearing decision is awaited, perhaps coming this month.

CW chief operating officer John Maatta promised network affiliates in August that a "contingency plan will be developed" to ensure new episodes for January and beyond, even if the labor strife remained unsettled. The Tyra Banks-hosted show helped launch the fledgling CW in September, and the first 13 episodes of the show were shot before the summer walkout.

The WGA supported a "Top Model" picket line maintained until the show went into production hiatus, and the guild claimed, at least publicly, that the IATSE supported its efforts to organize reality show employees. But behind the scenes, a turf war between the unions has been evident.

Contestants for a new show are set to begin reporting next week, a well-placed source said. A CW spokesman declined comment.

Banks, a member of two acting unions, has said she supports the right of the workers to organize but insists she can't control the situation. "Top Model" is produced by executive producer Ken Mok's 10 by 10 Entertainment and Banks' Bankable Prods.

Meanwhile, the Teamsters also have signaled an intent to sign up some employees on "Top Model," as the blue-collar union makes reality organizing a higher priority.

"There was a sense that the reality genre was just a passing fancy," Teamsters Local 399 organizer Steve Dayan said. "But the time has come, and it would be short-sighted of us not to pursue organizing these types of productions."

Dayan added that an unspecified job action against "Top Model" could be in the offing.

Business wants Smith out of mansion

A businessman embroiled in a property dispute with Anna Nicole Smith said Thursday he wants to evict the reality TV star from the mansion where she has been secluded since her son's death in September.

South Carolina developer G. Ben Thompson, who says he is a former boyfriend of Smith, told reporters that he loaned her money to buy the waterfront mansion for nearly $1 million, but she has failed to make payments on the mortgage.

Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, has cited ownership of the home as the basis of her claim of residency in the Bahamas, where she came to give birth to a daughter. Her 20-year-old son, Daniel, died under mysterious circumstances at the hospital three days after she gave birth.

Thompson said at a news conference in Nassau that he met Smith about 18 months ago and they had a "short relationship." He said they remained friendly until the dispute over the house in an exclusive neighborhood on the eastern end of New Providence island.

"I'm shocked and appalled at what she's done," he said.

Thompson, of Myrtle Beach, said Smith told him that he was the father of her new daughter, Dannielynn. The developer, however, told reporters that he's certain he is not the father.

He also said he and his family had also provided money for expenses such as security, maid service and utilities.

"She doesn't have a penny in that house," Thompson said.

Smith has publicly identified Dannielynn's father as her attorney and confidant, Howard K. Stern. But photographer Larry Birkhead claims he is the father and has filed a lawsuit demanding that Smith and the child come to California to establish paternity through DNA tests.

Smith, who was hospitalized Monday with pneumonia and received treatment for a partially collapsed lung, said in an interview set to air Thursday night on TV shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider" that the death of her son was painful.

"I'll never, I'll never, I'll never accept that he's gone," Smith said. "I don't know why God took him and didn't take me."

She added: "If I didn't have Howard or my baby, I wouldn't be here."

Doctors in Nassau were keeping Smith at the hospital Thursday out of "an abundance of caution" because she recently gave birth, said her attorney Wayne Munroe.

Daniel Smith died Sept. 10 in his mother's room at Doctors Hospital in Nassau. The results of official toxicology tests and a police investigation have not been released.

A private examiner hired by the family, Cyril Wecht, said Smith died from a lethal combination of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro. Wecht also detected trace amounts of a third antidepressant, Amitryptiline, two over-the-counter cold medicines and the sleep medication Ambien in Daniel's system, but said they did not contribute to his death.

Anna Nicole Smith Talks About Her Love for Howard K. Stern

Anna Nicole Smith says that she instigated her romance with her attorney, Howard K. Stern.

"I wanted more than a lawyer relationship, and then started kind of flirting with him and we kind of got it on," she says in an interview with TV's Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, the New York Post reports. "I just kind of attacked him and that was it. I kissed him first. He was the shy one."

She adds, "He was like, 'I can't, I can't,' because he always had to go by the books. … I knew I was in love the first time I kissed him."

Stern, who exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony on Sept. 28, says of their relationship, "This has been going on for years. Unfortunately, we have a lot of enemies who we thought were gonna try and hurt us in certain ways."

The couple have been criticized for holding the ceremony so soon after the Sept. 10 death of Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel, but Stern, 37, says the goal was to help Smith, 38, deal with her grief and fear of loneliness.

"For anybody to try and judge us and to try and say we're doing what's right or what's wrong, there's no way for anybody to understand what Anna was going through when Daniel passed," he says.

"For Anna and for myself, we felt like we needed it and Anna needed it," he continues. "She didn't want to be alone in life."

Smith's response to critics? "Don't worry about us. Worry about your own self."

In preview clips shown on Thursday's Today show, Smith says she's been a virtual prisoner in her Bahamas home because of the interest in her since Daniel's death. "I can't even go outside the door. It's like I'm locked inside the house. … I can't take my daughter out."

Up to seven drugs were found in Daniel's system, according to toxicology reports. Asked by Today's Meredith Vieira if Smith talks about Daniel's use of various medications during the interview, E.T. correspondent Mark Steines said, "She was aware of certain aspects of that."

Steines also said he asked Smith point blank who is the father of her infant daughter, Dannielynn: Stern or photographer Larry Birkhead, who has filed a lawsuit claiming paternity. "She says it is Howard," he said.

Kate Moss continues comeback from drug scandal with award nomination

Kate Moss made the shortlist for Britain's Model of the Year, despite cocaine allegations that lost her millions of dollars in modelling contracts.

The award was to be announced Thursday night by the British Fashion Awards. Moss, 32, was up against Erin O'Connor and Alek Wek.

Hilary Riva, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, said Moss "is currently in 14 ad campaigns and is one of the most prolific models in Britain, if not the world, and has been for the majority of her 15-year modelling career."

Riva declined to comment on the potential controversy of the nomination.

Moss lost contracts with H&M, Chanel, Gloria Vanderbilt and Burberry after the Daily Mirror newspaper published photos of her last year allegedly using cocaine at a music studio where her boyfriend, Pete Doherty, was recording.

After the pictures were published, Moss apologized and went to a drug rehabilitation clinic in Arizona. Prosecutors decided in June there was insufficient evidence to charge her. Since then, she has made a comeback, appearing frequently in fashion magazines and winning back contracts.

Still, some say giving an award to someone whose career has been marked by drug allegations sets a bad example.

"To me it's baffling," said Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos, speaking in Britain this week during an anti-drug campaign.

"Model of the Year" is an industry accolade for the British model who has contributed the most to the international fashion scene over the last year. Leading press, buyers and industry figures choose the winner from a shortlist compiled by British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and a committee.

"She's the kind of survivor we all want to be," said Jeremy Baker, a fashion expert at London Metropolitan University. "The paradox is that since this time last year, the scandal made her a lot better off."

Since the cocaine allegations, Moss has won more than a dozen contracts with names including Bulgari, Christian Dior, Rimmel cosmetics and perfume Coco Mademoiselle. She has also signed deals with cell phone brand Virgin Mobile and French luxury label Longchamp. Topshop also recruited her to create a new clothing and accessories line, which will be launched next spring.

George Ruston, director of Hope U.K., a drug education charity, said the companies paying Moss and the council nominating her contribute to glorifying drug use.

"They're making decisions to reward the behaviour," Ruston said. "I really don't think people should be making personal gain out of stuff that is causing lots of problems in the world. I think the responsibility partly lies with the people who are funding, using Kate Moss' notoriety for their own economic purposes."


Supermodel Evangelista shopping at MoMA

We Hear...

THAT Aussie supermodel Elle Macpherson is helping Bono and Bobby Shriver and their (Product) Red campaign to fight AIDS in Africa. She bought 200 Red Nano iPods at $200 each for her Christmas list and got them all engraved

More Drugs Found In Daniel Smith's System

Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel had at least seven drugs in his system when he died on Sept. 10, toxicology reports indicate.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, a private pathologist hired by the Smith family, confirms to PEOPLE that the antidepressant Amitriptyline, as well as two over-the-counter cold medicines, were found in Daniel's body along with methadone and the antidepressants Lexapro and Zoloft. Sources also tell PEOPLE that a mild over-the-counter sedative was found in the 20-year-old's system.

However, Wecht said the other medications played no role in Daniel's death, and reiterated his assertion that Daniel was killed by the combination of Lexapro, Zoloft and methadone. Of the other medications, he said, "The levels are insignificant and they don't mean a thing. They're of no consequence."

Meanwhile, Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamian attorney, Wayne R. Munroe, tells PEOPLE Smith has sued South Carolina developer G. Ben Thompson in Bahamas Supreme Court over ownership of her Nassau residence.

"He is going around claiming that the house is his. So we have sued him in the Bahamas Supreme Court for declaration that he is wrong," says Munroe, who alleges that Smith has a signed and sealed deed giving the house to her.

Thompson tells PEOPLE about this legal challenge, "I won't take it lightly. I'm certainly not going to roll over."

At issue is the nearly $1 million home where Smith, her newborn daughter Dannielynn Hope and Smith's partner Howard K. Stern have been living.

Thompson says he offered Smith financial help to buy the house. Smith was then supposed to sign a mortgage to buy the home from him, and a deed in her name would be filed in court. Instead, he says, she refused, so he had a new deed drawn up in his name.

Last week, a letter was delivered to the house telling Smith she would have to move out by Oct. 31. Thompson said that if she failed to leave, he would begin formal eviction proceedings. However, Munroe claims that Smith purchased the home for $900,000 from two men, neither of whom is Thompson.

According to Thompson's attorney, Michael Scott, there has been no registration of the deed for the property.

Supermodel to film AIDS documentary

Supermodel Maggie Rizer returned to her hometown this week to begin working on an AIDS documentary being directed by Alexandra Kerry, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John Kerry.

The film, titled "Maggie and Me," is being produced by AIDS activist Suzanne Engo, whose father is a former ambassador to the United Nations from the African country of Cameroon.

Engo founded the New York AIDS Film Festival, which was launched at the U.N. in 2003. The festival is committed to the celebration of life and the use of film and television as tools to fight HIV/AIDS.

The U.N. has thrown its support behind the documentary, which will explore how "the next generation" in the United States and Africa deals with the AIDS crisis, said publicist Hilla Narov.

Plans call for scenes to be filmed in Watertown and Cameroon, she said. The film is expected to be completed next year.

A clip from the film will be screened at the AIDS Film Festival in December in New York City, where Rizer will be honored for her work in increasing awareness and support for those with the disease, Narov said.

Rizer's father died of AIDS in 1992 at age 38.

Rizer, a 1996 Watertown High School graduate, has appeared on the covers of Mademoiselle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Allure magazines.

Tyra Banks poses as a man for talk show

Last year, Tyra Banks donned heavy padding to experience the world as a 350-pound woman. Now the talk-show host has gone undercover as a man in a rapper's posse.

Banks, 32, was stripped of her supermodel looks to become a guy for an episode of "The Tyra Banks Show" that is set to air Nov. 13.

"I actually had a suit thing that went over me that made me have pecs and, like, a six-pack," Banks, who underwent five hours of preparation for the transformation, told AP Radio in a recent interview.

"And I was so muscular that it covered all of that breast tissue underneath it. We had to give me like, a heavier brow bone and a man's chin and bone structure."

Though she became manly enough to infiltrate Chingy's entourage, her voice was a giveaway.

"Chingy kept saying that my voice was way too high and I had to fix it, so I would go, like, `You know, what's up? ... You know, you lookin' kinda good,'" said Banks, speaking in a low, gruff tone.

Banks' get-up fooled a young woman, who gave her a bit of a surprise.

"She kissed me," Banks said. "I was like, `Oh my gosh, that was really weird.' She ran up and kissed me `cause she thought that kissing me would get her closer to Chingy."

Anna Nicole Smith treated for pneumonia

Anna Nicole Smith has been hospitalized with pneumonia at the same medical center in the Bahamas where her 20-year-old son died under mysterious circumstances in September, an attorney for the reality TV star said Tuesday.

Smith, whose son died while visiting her in the hospital three days after she gave birth to a daughter, was being treated at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, attorney Wayne Munroe said.

"She has a slight case of pneumonia," Munroe told The Associated Press. "We've had a sudden change of weather here due to a cold snap."

Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel died in her hospital room hours after arriving in the Bahamas, where his mother had moved during her pregnancy. The results of official toxicology tests and a police investigation into his death have not been released.


Helena Christensen: "My son, Mingus, will wear a dinosaur suit made from a pillowcase, and we'll go into the street for trick-or-treating."

Hiltons' Scary Halloween Act

THE Hilton sisters were the main attraction at the Playboy Mansion Halloween party. Paris did her usual routine, dancing on a table and lip-syncing as her single, "Stars Are Blind," played. "The reaction is now always the same - her posse of sycophants surrounds her, cheering her, as most people groan," said our witness. "This is really getting old." Nicky provided her own show on the dance floor, "being bent over backwards against the stage by a height-challenged young man as she wrapped a leg around his hip and they played tonsil hockey. She later spent an hour crawling under the tables (apparently) looking for a lost purse. When upright, she was stumbling all over . . . as she was fondled everywhere but the bottoms of her feet by the little 'dance' partner . . . She is handling her breakup with Kevin Connelly in a very mature and sophisticated manner - not!" Less dramatic were real porn queen Jenna Jameson, Bill Maher, Gary Shandling, Jeremy Piven, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, Ron Jeremy, Owen Wilson (with pals, no Kate Hudson), Jim Belushi - and Hef, of course, with his three girlfriends, Holly, Kendra and Bridgette.

Can't Hide

ESTRANGED spouses Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook came face to face in Sag Harbor on Saturday during the Halloween Parade. "She was dressed in a Marilyn wig, you could not tell it was her, sitting on the front porch of the American Hotel waiting for her two kids to pass by," said our spy. "Peter Cook was walking with the kids in the parade, looking very thin - very - with the two children. Christy called to the kids, who didn't recognize her. Peter said, 'It's mommy!' and the kids ran to her and kissed her and then got back into the parade. Peter stood in the middle of the street and did not approach Christy or say hello." Proving that Hamptonites aren't as eagle-eyed as New Yorkers, "Not a soul passing by realized who it was . . . hiding in plain sight."

Sad Inspiration

SUPERMODEL Maggie Rizer joins the global celebrity push for AIDS education in a new documentary, "Maggie and Me." Rizer's father died from AIDS when she was 14. And she told Page Six the film is close to her heart. "Where I grew up, no one spoke about AIDS," she said. "AIDS and homosexuality were nothing new to me, but other people were very afraid." The movie, directed by John Kerry's daughter, Alexandra Kerry, will be shot in Rizer's hometown of upstate Watertown and in Cameroon. Rizer's goal is to save lives: "If we had the medicine 10 years ago that we had today, my dad would still be alive."

Diversity Dad

DEVON Aoki can do no wrong in the eyes of her dad, Benihana founder Rocky Aoki - even when it comes to guys. New York magazine reports that when Devon started dating 30-something Lenny Kravitz around her 18th birthday, "I say to her, 'No problem,' " Aoki said. "She says, 'He's half-black, half-Jewish.' I say, 'That's OK. That's America! I can't get away from the blacks and the Jews!' " The mag also credits Page Six for noting that Devon was "hotter than a Benihana grill."

We Hear...

THAT Seventeen magazine wouldn't put Paris Hilton on their December cover unless she agreed to appear in a full-page public service ad against drunken driving.


Supermom-supermodel Christie Brinkley gorgeous in black boots, tight jeans and an off-white sweater, lunching at Serendipity 3 with her daughter, Sailor, 8, her son Jack, 11, and a friend. Christie, a vegetarian, dined on a veggie burger, while her kids had burgers and nachos.

Paris Adds Deposition to Datebook

Paris Hilton has been given the order to talk about everything she knows.

Regarding a car accident that her cousin was involved in two years ago, that is.

The heiress is set to give a deposition Jan. 24 in the personal injury lawsuit brought against her and Brooke Ashley Brinson, who was driving Hilton's Mercedes Benz when she caused a four-car chain reaction traffic accident on Los Angeles' 10 Freeway back in May 2004.

Plaintiffs Ivan Alvarez and Monica Delgado, who have accused Brinson of failing to slow down in a timely manner, were rear-ended by the car that she ran into. Hilton wasn't cruising with her cousin at the time.

Delgado, a 32-year-old nurse, claimed in the suit, filed May 30 in Pomona Superior Court, that she suffered back pain and incurred $1,300 in medical bills.

At the time the family's attorney, Mauro Fiore Jr., said that his clients wanted $250,000 apiece from Brinson and Hilton to compensate for injuries, property damage and negligence. However, a judge ruled Oct. 19 that damages in the case did not exceed $25,000, upon which the case was transferred to West Covina Superior Court, which deals with smaller claims.

Hilton, whose Simple Life plans were put on hold Thursday when on-again pal Nicole Richie checked into a facility to undergo weight-related diagnostic tests, is also expected to make a command performance Dec. 5, when she's scheduled to be arraigned on two misdemeanor DUI charges. If a deal is reached before then, sentencing can proceed without Hilton having to show her face in court.

She did agree earlier this week to lend her face to Indian fashion designer Anand Jon's latest clothing line, signing on to star in a series of ads to be shot in India next year. The deal assured that she'll be entering the country, even though her "Stars Are Blind" video, slapped with an "adult" rating and banned from area TV stations, won't see the light of day.

Patitz: golden age of models over

Tatjana Patitz says the golden age of models is over.

"There was a real era, and the reason that happened was because glamor was brought into it. ... Now the celebrities and actresses have taken over, and the models are in the backseat completely," she was quoted as saying in an interview in the November issue of Prestige Hong Kong magazine.

One of the top models of the 1990s, the 40-year-old Swede also said models from her era had healthier physiques.

"Women were healthy, not these scrawny little models that nobody knows their names anymore," Patitz said.

Patitz said she's shifting from modeling to making documentaries about animals.

She said she's preparing to produce a movie about wild horses.

Patitz said modeling was too stressful for her.

"You do three or four shows a day, and then you are up until 3 a.m. with fittings for all the different designers. You never sleep. They never sleep," she said. "My nerves can't handle it."

Ex files 2nd lawsuit against Smith

An attorney for the former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith has filed a second lawsuit against the reality TV star, this time alleging fraud and conspiracy, his lawyer said Thursday.

The lawsuit was filed in the Bahamas on behalf of photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims he is the father of Smith's 6-week-old daughter, said Birkhead's attorney, Debra Opri.

Meanwhile, authorities are investigating whether Smith legally obtained permanent residency in the Bahamas, where she has been living since the birth of her daughter, the country's immigration director said Thursday.

Birkhead has been seeking a paternity test, claiming he is the father of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. He filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking a court order to demand Smith bring the baby to California for a test.

In the new lawsuit, Birkhead alleges Smith provided fraudulent information when applying for her daughter's birth certificate in the Bahamas. Smith identified her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, as the father. The lawsuit asks that Stern's name be deleted from the girl's birth certificate and replaced with Birkhead's.

"I am the father of Dannielynn and I think this is ... a crime," Birkhead said outside court Thursday. "I expect to be reunited with my daughter with the help of my attorneys."

A hearing in the paternity lawsuit scheduled for Thursday was delayed until early next week.

"It will be up to this government entity to pursue any criminal investigation against either Anna Nicole Smith and or Howard K. Stern," Opri said.

She said Birkhead has retained a law firm in Nassau to handle the new lawsuit, and Smith and Stern have 14 days to respond.

Smith's attorney in Los Angeles, Ronald Rale, said he has not seen the lawsuit and criticized Birkhead and his attorney for attacking his client.

"People are free to allege anything they want," Rale said. "But in the end, you better be able to back up your allegations."

The probe in the Bahamas centers on whether Smith purchased the $1 million mansion she claimed in a residency application, immigration director Vernon Burrows told The Associated Press.

Gaither B. Thompson, a developer from Myrtle Beach, S.C., has said that he owns the house where the 38-year-old Smith moved while pregnant with her daughter. Smith's lawyers have said the former Playboy Playmate moved to the Bahamas for privacy during her pregnancy and owns the home.

"I've physically seen the document that showed the property being conveyed to her," Bahamian attorney Wayne Munroe said. "It's not something where I'm depending on what someone told me. It was something I saw."

The official inquiry began after Burrows read media reports about Thompson's ownership claim. Burrows said his department was seeking an explanation from the law firm that handled Smith's residency application, which said she had purchased the home for $1 million and planned to spend more on renovations.

"We had no reason to question the contents of their letter," Burrows said.

Attorneys with the law firm Callenders & Co. have not returned calls seeking comment. One member of the firm, Michael Scott, withdrew as Smith's lead counsel in the Bahamas earlier this month, citing a disagreement over an undisclosed commercial transaction among other concerns.

Smith's daughter was born Sept. 7. Three days later, Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died while visiting her in a Nassau hospital. The results of official toxicology tests and a police investigation have not been publicly released.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell freed on police bail

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was released on bail on Thursday after being arrested in London on suspicion of assault, British police said.

"The 36-year-old woman ... has been bailed to return to a London police station on a later date in October," a police spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman declined to name Campbell because no charges had been filed, but the comments were in response to media reports the model had been arrested and freed on bail.

Wednesday's arrest occurred after a woman went to police alleging she had been attacked at a residence in London, a police spokesman said earlier.

"Officers attended the address. A women aged 36 was arrested ... for an alleged assault and taken to a central London police station," he said.

Campbell's spokesman said the model had done nothing wrong.

"We believe there has been a misunderstanding," he told the Sun newspaper. "Once police have investigated we are sure this will be resolved."

London-born Campbell is no stranger to controversy. She has blamed her hot temper on lingering resentment toward her father for abandoning her as a child.

Spotted on the streets of London's Covent Garden tourist area when she was 15, Campbell was the first black model to appear on covers of the French and British editions of Vogue magazine.

She has acted in several films and launched her own cosmetics range.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell arrested in London

He declined to give her name because no charges had been filed, but the comments were made in response to a report on Sky News that the 36-year-old Campbell had been arrested.

The arrest came after a woman went to the police claiming she had been attacked at the residence, the spokesman said.

"Officers attended the address. A women aged 36 was arrested at approximately 1:20 p.m. (1220 GMT) for an alleged assault and taken to a central London police station," he said.

Campbell's spokesman was not immediately available for comment. The Sun newspaper, however, quoted him as saying she had done nothing wrong.

"We believe there has been a misunderstanding. Once police have investigated we are sure this will be resolved," the spokesman told the newspaper.

London-born Campbell is no stranger to controversy. She has blamed her hot temper on lingering resentment toward her father for abandoning her as a child.

Anna Nicole Smith residence status eyed

An opposition leader in the Bahamas called on the government Wednesday to investigate Anna Nicole Smith's residence status, saying the reality TV star does not appear to own the Nassau home where she has been living.

Hubert Ingraham, leader of the main opposition Free National Movement, said he has learned that another person owns the waterfront mansion that Smith claimed to own in an application for permanent residency. He declined to say whether be believed her status should be revoked.

"I expect the government of the Bahamas to make a determination in accordance with the law," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

Nine-Year Gulf

ALL is not well between Molly Sims and her beau of just over a year, Justin Chatwin. Sources close to the couple say Sims, 33, and Chatwin, 24, are struggling because of the nine-year age difference and because Sims is "clingy." They met at Sundance in 2005 when Sims was just getting over her last boyfriend, "Without a Trace" star Enrique Murciano. "Molly was devastated when Enrique broke up with her - she thought they were going to get married," the source added.

Moss and Doherty To Wed At Rock Registry

Supermodel Kate Moss and rocker Pete Doherty are considering marrying at London's Marylebone Registry Office - because of its rock 'n' roll past.

Among the couples to have wed at the venue are Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman in 1969, and Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit in 1997.

An insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Kate and Pete have decided where they will get married and they are close to finalising when. They had considered various options, including a wedding in Ibiza and the Caribbean. But they have chosen Marylebone because it is in London, it is cool and they will be following in the footsteps of their idols."

Oxygen modeling the latest "Janice"

Women's cable network Oxygen is going into production this week on a second season of its top-rated series "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" and has expanded the reality show's format to an hour.

While the first season followed model-turned-mogul Dickinson through the highs and lows of starting her own Hollywood modeling agency, the second season will take a closer look at the lives of the models and explore whether the agency really has what it takes to succeed.

It will consist of eight hourlong episodes as well as a one-hour holiday special titled "Christmas With the Dickinsons." The special is slated to air in December, with the regular episodes following in January.

The first season, which debuted June 6, consisted of 10 half-hour episodes and a one-hour finale. The first episode set a network record as its highest-rated series premiere ever with 468,000 total viewers. Overall, Season 1 averaged 352,000 viewers per week.


KATE Winslet and Brian Grazer at Il Bagatto on East Second Street near the table of Veronica Webb and Nur Khan.

Noise Makers

THE underemployed D-list celebs are already trying to get themselves a gig for New Year's Eve. Word on the street is Paris Hilton and Carmen Electra are trying to line up gigs to host celebrations in Miami, New York or Los Angeles - for a pricey sum. Hilton wants $100,000 plus expenses and a private jet for her to host a party, while Electra is cheap - a mere $50,000 and expenses. No jet necessary.

Anna Nicole Ordered to Move Out

The day after Anna Nicole Smith buried her son Daniel, a letter was hand-delivered to her house in the Bahamas ordering her to leave the residence by Oct. 31, PEOPLE has learned.

G. Ben Thompson, a Myrtle Beach, S.C., developer, says he owns the property in New Providence where Smith has been staying. He says he purchased the house for a bit less than $1 million in August as a favor to Smith, whom he befriended after he met her through neighbors in mid-2005.

Smith was then supposed to sign a mortgage to buy the house from him, he says, but she has refused to do so. "She said it was a gift," Thompson tells PEOPLE. "I never said that. I don't have that kind of money."

An attorney representing Thompson delivered the letter to the house on Oct. 20; if Smith does not leave, Thompson says, he will pursue a formal eviction. "I don't want to embarrass her or humiliate Anna," he says. "I just need my money, or collateral, back."

Ron Rale, Smith's attorney in the paternity case against her brought by photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims to be the father of Smith's 7-week-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope, would neither confirm nor deny that Smith had received the letter.

Rale did say, however, "If that's the case, it's amazing the sequence of events that poor Anna Nicole has had to endure, the one bright light being Dannielynn."

The possible eviction begs the question of whether Smith, who applied for residency based on home ownership, will have to leave the country. If she returns to her home in California, she could also face the paternity suit filed by Birkhead.

Smith's longtime legal counselor Howard Stern has said that he is Dannielynn's father; he's also listed as the father on the birth certificate. But Birkhead has said Smith told him he was the father, and has filed a request in a California court asking Smith to make Dannielynn available for a paternity test.

"We're going to get that paternity test," Birkhead's lawyer, Debra Opri, said last week. "It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but I'm not going away."

But Wayne Munroe, Smith's attorney in the Bahamas, told the Associated Press that his client has no intention of allowing the test.

The possible eviction is yet another strange twist in a story that began Sept. 10, when Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel was found dead in her hospital room three days after she gave birth to Dannielynn. Methadone as well as two antidepressants were found in his system. Bahamian police have investigated the death and authorities may order a formal inquest.

Smith doesn't meet Birkhead's lawyer

Anna Nicole Smith didn't appear Monday for a meeting in the Bahamas requested by the lawyer for an ex-boyfriend who claims he is the father of her 6-week-old daughter.

Photographer Larry Birkhead has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking a court order to demand Smith bring the baby to California for a paternity test. Her attorneys have argued the court does not have appropriate jurisdiction.

Debra Opri, a lawyer for Birkhead who traveled from Los Angeles to take a deposition from Smith in the Bahamas, said she would use Smith's nonappearance Monday to argue for dismissal of that challenge.

"We're letting her know if she wants to make it this way, we're not going to make it easy for her," Opri said in a phone interview from Nassau.

Smith, 38, a reality TV star and former Playboy playmate, moved to the Bahamas while pregnant with Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, who was born Sept. 7. Smith has said that her companion, lawyer Howard K. Stern, is the baby's father.

A Bahamian attorney for Smith said he believed Opri needs to work through local courts to demand a test from his client, who has obtained permanent residency in the islands.

"If anyone is to be inconvenienced, let him be inconvenienced and bring this action here," Wayne Munroe said of Birkhead.

Munroe said Smith stood by her decision not to voluntarily submit her daughter for testing.

In a statement Monday to syndicated TV show "Extra," Stern said the meeting to take depositions was "nothing more than a publicity stunt."

A hearing is scheduled Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. If Birkhead is confirmed to be the father, he could receive visitation or custody rights and possibly a large amount of child support.

Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel died while visiting his mother in a Nassau hospital after the baby was born.

A private examiner has said Daniel Smith died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressants, and local officials were expected to announce this week whether they would call a jury inquest into the death.

Paris Hilton to model in India, despite video ban

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is to model for an upmarket American fashion line in India next year despite her music video being banned in the country for being too explicit, a newspaper report said on Monday.

The 25-year-old heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune will shoot for her friend, Anand Jon, an American fashion designer of Indian descent who is introducing a line of high-end evening wear for India's stylish elite.

"Paris is a very close friend of mine. We have known each other for a long time now. So, when I told her about this visit, she was pretty excited," the Times of India quoted Jon as saying.

"For her, India is the land of exotica and beauty. In fact, her response was: 'I finally get to visit the exotic'. She loves Indian culture and the Indian influence on clothes," he said.

In August, Indian censors issued an "Adult" certification -- which means it cannot be broadcast on any TV channel -- for the blonde socialite's new music video "Stars Are Blind."

Conservative attitudes toward sex run deep in Indian society, despite more openness in urban centers such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Jon said Hilton would visit five Indian cities including Mumbai to shoot the campaign, but a final schedule was still being worked out.

Although she hasn't visited the country before, Hilton is well known in trendy Indian social circles and CD copies of a notorious sex romp involving her and an ex-flame can be bought locally for as little as $2.

Red Hot Again

RED Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has rekindled his romance with model Jaime Rishar. The two dated for more than three years, splitting when Kiedis kicked his drug habit and went sober several years ago, but the fire still burns. Rishar was spotted rocking out at the Peppers' concert Tuesday night at the Meadowlands and later was caught with him at the Gramercy Park Hotel, where he's staying. On Thursday, the two spent more than two hours together, and pals say now that Rishar is sober and working again, they could get back together for good once Kiedis gets off tour.

Carter: 'Hilton Stuffs Teddy With Cannabis'

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has slammed ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton for being reliant on marijuana, and he insists she even resorted to stuffing her teddy bear with the drug when she travelled abroad.

Earlier this month, the socialite furiously denied being in possession of cannabis after British newspapers printed images of the socialite inadvertently displaying an incriminating sachet inside her bag. Her publicist maintained the bag merely contained tobacco.

Carter says, "She relied heavily on drugs and drink to give her confidence in the bedroom and was more often than not too wasted to even perform. I lost count of the nights I had to pick her off the floor and drag her to bed passed out. If she was going overseas she'd cut a hole in her teddy and stuff it with cannabis. She had to have her own private stash with her at all times regardless of the consequences."

Moss Pregnant With Doherty's Baby?

Supermodel Kate Moss is reportedly expecting a baby with her rocker partner Pete Doherty, according to the Babyshambles front man's uncle.

Phil Michels claims the former Libertines star broke the news during a phone call from Italy on Friday, with Moss expected to make an official announcement in the next few weeks.

Michels says Moss has had a scan, and the couple are delighted by the news - and plan to wed as soon as possible.

He says, "I have spoken to Pete twice about the baby and he has confirmed that Kate is pregnant. They are both delighted and Pete sounded really excited. That is why they want to get married. Pete told me they want a baby together to cement their marriage. They're so happy, they love each other. I can't wait for the wedding - we are just waiting for a date."

Stars protest proposed Malibu facility

Clean water advocate Pierce Brosnan and other celebrity residents gathered at Surfrider Beach on Sunday to protest a natural gas facility proposed 14 miles off the Malibu coast.

The crowd included Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford, Jane Seymour, Dick Van Dyke and Tea Leoni.

There are currently five terminals proposed for California, with three along the Southern California coastline.

One of the world's largest energy companies, Australian-based BHP Billiton, wants to build the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility off the coast of Malibu and Oxnard.

Opponents say the terminals fail to meet clean air requirements and would be terrorist targets.

A decision is expected some time next year.

Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell Play Birdie

How do Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell – who first started seeing each other in August 2004 and then became engaged a year later – keep their relationship hot?

"I can't believe I'm saying this publicly," Crossing Jordan star O'Connell, 32, tells PEOPLE in its new issue. "We play a lot of badminton."

How much? "An entire weekend," says his fiancιe. "We'll play for four hours a day straight."

The couple's next love match will be their upcoming wedding, which, O'Connell says, will be "something very small, with just our siblings. Rebecca has a sister and I have a brother."

The X-Men franchise actress, 33, was previously married to ER star John Stamos for 5 1/2 years. They split up in April 2004, and their divorce was finalized in March 2005.

Besides planning for the wedding, O'Connell says, "Rebecca and I are really into Dancing with the Stars. … We've been taking ballroom dance lessons as a result of watching the show."

Not that they plan to step before the TV cameras. "No way," he says of the prospect of being on the show. "First of all, I can't get the time off from work, but I would be too nervous."

How nervous? "They would be like, 'Here comes Jerry O'Connell,' and then I would pass out," he says. "And you can't get scored if you pass out. But we just love this show. We're reality TV crazy."

As for Christmas, "I think Rebecca's mom is going to cook for the holidays this year, which is interesting because my family usually buys a pre-made turkey at the supermarket or Koo-Koo-Roo," says O'Connell, adding, "I'm certainly not cooking the turkey because, if I did, there would be salmonella everywhere. It would be bad. We don't need any food poisoning going down."

More seriously, he says, "In terms of the holidays, we are just very festive. Rebecca and I really get into it. And we've already started on it. We've started purchasing lights, we've started untangling lights. I think I'm going to do some fake snow on the roof since we're here in Los Angeles."

Christie Brinkley Gets the Best Revenge

Three months after her split from architect Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley is looking great – and back to work, modeling for CoverGirl and launching a wake-up-call plan featuring in her voice.

"She looks better than any 19-year-old I've ever dressed," says Jessica Paster, who styled Brinkley for an Oct. 11 Skin Cancer Foundation benefit in Manhattan, PEOPLE reports in its new issue. "She's an inspiration to women of all ages."

Indeed, the 52-year-old mother of three has stunned onlookers each time she has turned out at an event with her bankable beauty – and her dignity – intact.

That's no surprise to Brinkley's daughter with ex Billy Joel, Alexa Ray, 20, who says of her mom, "Anything negative, she translates into something positive. She always handles herself with class."

It helps that Brinkley has kept busy with younger children Jack, 11, and Sailor, 8. "She's getting ready for Halloween," says her good friend, dermatologist Patricia Wexler, adding that the "artistic" model would likely make her kids' costumes.

But with the kids back in school, Brinkley is also "focusing on her career," says acquaintance Barry Slotnick.

On Oct. 13 she filmed a commercial for a CoverGirl, for which she first began modeling in 1976. And two days earlier, at the launch of her new wake-up-call service (available at Hyatt Hotels, with $1 for each Brinkley message requested going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation), one onlooker marveled, "She looks like she's in high school!"

And Cook, who admitted in July to an affair with his 19-year-old assistant? These days, says his lawyer, Norman Sheresky, the Southampton, N.Y.-based architect is "doing fine. He's adjusting to the fact that he's probably going to get divorced-or I should say that his wife is getting a divorce from him."

On Sept. 14, Brinkley served Cook a "summons with notice," typically the first step in a divorce. "How is she doing?" Wexler says. "It's a work in progress. But she's strong and smart and beautiful, and she's going to do okay."

For the full story, pick up PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

Claudia Schiffer says models are too thin

Claudia Schiffer believes models are now too skinny to be attractive even though the German supermodel may herself be slightly underweight despite a voracious appetite and predilection for chocolate.

"It doesn't really look good any more," the 36-year-old was quoted as saying in an interview with Germany's Bunte magazine.

"Fashion looks good on thin models, but when you look at today's models you can not help but think there is something wrong. They are way too thin. It is only bones that stick out."

Schiffer -- who was part of a powerful band of 1990s jetsetting supermodels that included Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christie Turlington and Linda Evangelista -- was adding her voice to recent criticism of underweight models.

Madrid asked models below a certain weight to stay away from its fashion show. Models with a body-mass-index (BMI) -- which takes into account height and weight -- of less than 18 were banned.

"Models have always been thin. But today, they are even thinner, which is unbelievable," said Schiffer, who has been on the cover of more than 550 magazines during her career.

She said she was on the heavy side when she began in 1988.

"I was one of the fattest when I started," said Schiffer, who according to a German magazine website "Modellkartei" nevertheless has a BMI of just under 18. The website lists Schiffer as 1.82 metres (5 ft 11 in) tall and weighing 58 kg (128 lb).

"Ever since I started having children, I can eat whatever I want. I eat chocolate almost every day and drink whole milk so that I don't lose any more (weight)," said Schiffer, who has two young children.

"When media started writing that I looked too thin and ill, I went to the doctor. He said I was healthy," she said. "I didn't gain weight after the pregnancies. I hope it stays like that."

Anna Nicole Smith refuses to submit daughter for paternity testing

An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith said Friday the reality TV star has no intention of submitting her six-week-old daughter for paternity testing, as demanded by an ex-boyfriend.

A lawsuit filed by photographer Larry Birkhead seeks a court order to compel Smith to bring the girl to California for a DNA test. A birth certificate lists her current boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, as the father of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

"Why should she accommodate him at all?" asked attorney Wayne Munroe in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't think she's going to run her life according to his wishes."

An attorney for Birkhead, Debra Opri, has said she is travelling to the Bahamas this weekend to take depositions from Smith and Stern on Monday. Opri could not immediately be reached for comment.

Munroe said he has not been notified of a request to meet his client. "It doesn't sound like they've complied with the law," he said.

On Thursday, Smith buried her 20-year-old son Daniel, who died while visiting her in a Nassau hospital three days after the baby was born on Sept. 7.

A private examiner said Daniel Smith died of an accidental lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressants. The results of official toxicology tests and a police investigation have not been publicly released.

A hearing on Birkhead's lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court has been scheduled for Oct. 26. If he is confirmed to be the father, he could receive visitation or custody rights and possibly a large amount of child support.

Anna Nicole Smith, who moved to the Bahamas while pregnant with her daughter and obtained permanent residency, plans to stay indefinitely, Munroe said.

"What has happened with her son has only made her more inclined to seek tranquillity and peace," he said.

Terror Of 'tyra'

TYRA Banks has advised her porn-star lookalike, Tyra Banxxx, to quit the business and find a more respectable job. But her campaign backfired. Banxxx just shot a new hard-core video that cheekily parodies Banks called "America's Next Top Porn Model," in which women compete by performing sex acts. Banxxx tells, "I love this business and I'm not going to leave it, and I'm not going to change my name."


PARIS Hilton is desperately trying to distance herself from yet another movie fiasco.

The celebutard - whose screen credits include the self-made porno flick "One Night in Paris" and the box-office bomb "House of Wax" - starred in National Lampoon's "Pledge This," which was set for a release earlier this month.

According to one insider, "The premiere was supposed to have been on Oct. 11 in Chicago, but Paris called at the last minute and canceled, claiming she had to promote her album. The producers didn't want to have the premiere without her because she's the biggest star in the movie, which also features Simon Rex and Randy Spelling, so they rescheduled for Oct. 28."

But now Hilton has told the producers she won't likely be attending then, either.

"The movie is horrific," said our source. "It is a limited release that will likely go straight to video. Paris doesn't really want to be associated with it. Her movie career is not exactly booming, and she needs to not be seen as a flop. Also, the movie has a lot of topless women in it, and she is trying to distance herself from the whole porn thing."

A rep for Hilton said only, "She will appear at this premiere."

Meanwhile, the hard-partying heiress' late hours are having a bad effect on her new beau, model James Neate - who was too busy having a blast with her in Los Angeles to show up for a shoot on Long Island last weekend.

"He was a day and a half late to Montauk for a fashion shoot for Details magazine," an insider reports by e-mail.

To make matters worse, when Neate finally arrived, he "could hardly contain his excitement and was bragging about 'being chased by the paparazzi' and telling the crew how cool it felt 'to actually ride in a Maybach,' " our spy sneered.

"He also asked for a change of underwear and a toothbrush since he 'hadn't been home in a couple days.' "

Details was so angry at Neate's lack of courtesy, it "won't be calling him or his agency, Request Models any time soon." A rep for Details declined comment.

Funeral held for Anna Nicole Smith's son

A funeral was held in the Bahamas for Anna Nicole Smith's son on Thursday, nearly six weeks after he mysteriously died while visiting his reality TV star mother.

A gold-colored hearse brought the body of 20-year-old Daniel Smith to the cemetery, where the mahogany casket was whisked inside a large green tent for the service.

"The only thing I can tell you is it's going now," Deborah Cartwright of Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, the cemetery in Nassau, told The Associated Press.

Color Her Red

LYDIA Hearst became a redhead yesterday at the Louis Licari salon. The model was set to debut her new look last night at the Grand Classics screening of Greta Garbo's "Ninotchka" hosted by Sigourney Weaver at Soho House. "Everyone else in fashion and society has gone blond, so I've decided to become a redhead," said the daughter of Patty Hearst. "Everything in fashion is changing and I'm changing with it. There is no other standout redhead on the runway. It's a new beginning for me." Lydia, one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, has done campaigns for Prada and Louis Vuitton.

Rod Stewart: 'I'd Have Bedded Paris In My Heyday'

Socialite Paris Hilton would be fighting off the advances of best pal Kimberly Stewart's dad Rod Stewart if she was 20 years older.

Rocking Romeo Rod admits the blonde singer/actress would have been at the top of his list of lovely ladies if she had been around when he was enjoying the fruits of his labour.

Stewart, who first met Hilton when she was 14, tells men's magazine Blender, "She was very attractive then... I happened to notice. She would have definitely fallen into the right parameters."

Timberlake Rocks CBS' Victoria's Secret Gala

CBS appears not to hold any kind of grudge against Justin Timberlake for that whole Nipplegate thing.

The network announced on Tuesday (Oct. 17) that Timberlake will headline CBS' "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," which will air on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET.

Although Timberlake is a Grammy-winning artist and his "FutureSex/LoveSounds" album is selling will, his selection for this particular event is more than a little ironic. If you'll recall, CBS opted not to air the annual celebration of lingerie in 2004 in aftermath of Timberlake and Janet Jackson's ill-fated Super Bowl halftime performance and the subsequent tensions with the Federal Communications Commission.

"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" had always generated FCC complaints due to its assortment of barely-dressed models. ABC aired the show its first year and it subsequently moved to CBS. Neither network ever received an FCC fine for the show.

However, the ratings for the program have declined every year since its inception. ABC's 2001 telecast drew 12.3 million viewers, while 10.5 million and 9.4 million watched on 2002 and 2003 on CBS. Following that 2004 hiatus, CBS brought the show back last winter and drew only 8.9 million viewers.

For 2006, the network has plotted a variety of stunts including Timberlake's performance, a special appearance by Heidi Klum and runway strutting by models including Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks and Izabel Goulart. The event will take place at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre for the first time.

Nicky Hilton & Kevin Connolly Split Up

Nicky Hilton and Entourage star Kevin Connolly are no longer a couple, the hotel heiress's rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple had an off-and-on relationship for two years.

In August of 2004, Hilton married money manager Todd Meister, but split from him several months later. She had dated Connolly before the brief marriage, which was annulled, and by January of 2005 Connolly and Hilton were officially back together.

In July 2005, Connolly, who plays Hollywood player Eric on the hit HBO series, told PEOPLE of Hilton: "People would be disappointed in the normalcy of our relationship. We watch Desperate Housewives and fall asleep."

In July 2006, Hilton was saying that everything with Connolly was "good" but that she was focusing on her career, including shooting ads for her handbag line and feverishly working to open the "Nicky O" Hotel on Miami's famed Ocean Drive. (The O stands for Hilton's middle name, Olivia.)

Bahamian police visit Smith's home

Police investigating the death of Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son have made several visits to the reality TV star's waterfront mansion in the Bahamas, an officer said Monday.

Police have said they do not suspect foul play in the Sept. 10 death of Daniel Smith, who was visiting his mother in a Nassau hospital as she recuperated from giving birth to a daughter.

"I know officers have visited the house several times to speak with them about different things, but I don't know if it was necessarily to search the place," said Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner for the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Ferguson, who declined to say what information the officers were seeking, said police expect to report their conclusions in the coming days to the attorney general, who will determine whether a jury inquest into the death is necessary.

An American pathologist hired by the 38-year-old former Playboy playmate has said Daniel Smith died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressants. Smith had a prescription for the antidepressant Lexapro, but his family did not know the source of the other drugs, the examiner said.

Bahamian investigators returned a week ago from California where they interviewed people, including a doctor for the young man.

Last week, Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas withdrew as her counsel, citing disagreements on strategy and her decision to exchange vows with her boyfriend before making funeral arrangements for her son.

Better Be Nice

NAOMI Campbell is an inspiration to her fellow models - especially because of her violent temper. "Naomi is fabulous! She's crazy! Every time I hang out with her, I'm so nice to her because I'm so afraid of her," Eve Salvail told Steppin' Out magazine. Salvail, who shaves her head and had it tattooed, said, "I love her even though she hits people on the head with her cellphone. That's just part of who she is . . . Everybody is afraid of me because of my tattoo on my head and everyone is afraid of her because she'll bash you on the head. She'll [bleep] you up good!"


THE mother of Anna Nicole Smith believes her tragic grandson Daniel Smith, who died of a lethal cocktail of drugs last month, may have been murdered - and she's hinting the culprit may have been in the hospital room when he died.

Virgie Arthur told Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News the other day she's also concerned that her estranged daughter's brand new hubby, lawyer Howard K. Stern, is now in line to inherit all of Anna Nicole's millions if anything ever happens to her. "If Howard Stern marries her and she ends up dead, then who does the money go [to]? Danny's not there," Arthur said.

Daniel, 20, collapsed and died Sept. 10 while visiting his mom in a Nassau, Bahamas, hospital - three days after the busty beauty gave birth to a baby daughter, Dannielynn. Officials say Daniel was stricken by a heart attack brought on by a deadly mixture of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro, and concluded "there was no criminality involved."

But Arthur, a former cop, said, "Somebody had to give it to him. He had to get it from somewhere."

When Grace noted that if it wasn't a suicide, that would leave only Anna Nicole and Stern, who were in the room at the time of Danny's death, Virgil replied: "That's true. There was only three people in that room. Danny was one of them . . . I just know Danny didn't kill hisself. He did not overdose hisself . . . Danny wouldn't take drugs to begin with. I don't believe that for a minute. You could not convince me of that."

Eric Redding, co-author with his wife D'eva of the book "Great Big Beautiful Doll: The Anna Nicole Smith Story," told Page Six he doesn't know if Arthur's claim is true. But he doesn't believe Stern's insistence that he is the biological father of Dannielynn. "No way . . . Larry Birkhead, the photographer, is the biological dad," Redding told us.

"One big sticking point here is that Stern doesn't want to come back to the U.S. and do the paternity tests, and the reason being, he knows he's not the dad. He's obviously convinced Anna that his strategy of getting married, staying in the Bahamas, taking on Bahamian citizenship, and avoiding the paternity tests are the way to go." Neither Stern nor Smith could be reached for comment.

Room For Two

ELLE Macpherson has seen the light - with the help of the Dalai Lama. The Aussie beauty was thinking of suing Heidi Klum for appropriating her nickname, "The Body," as Elle had been dubbed by Time magazine in a 1986 cover story. But after meeting with the Buddhist leader, Macpherson decided to let it go. "A few people have made me stop in my tracks and the Dalai Lama would be one of them," she said. "It's no big deal for me. She can have it."

Linda Evangelista--Model Mom

It wouldn't have been fair for Linda Evangelista to keep genes like that to herself.

So, obliging the rules of fairness, the Canadian supermodel had her first child Wednesday in New York, a boy she has named Augustin James Evangelista, People reported.

Evangelista, who at 41 is still landing Vogue covers (August '06), has never publicly revealed who the father of her baby is. Her agent, Didier Fernandez, told the New York Post in July that he was rendered "speechless" by a rumor that she was impregnated by artificial insemination.

The Ontario native told the Associated Press this summer that she was "not freaked out at all" to be expecting. "I embrace it. I believe I'm doing everything to go through this as smoothly as possible. I'm either doing yoga or exercising every day." Evangelista admitted to Vogue that she had used Botox in the past, but said that she stopped once she became pregnant.

The model suffered a miscarriage in 1999 when she was six months pregnant by her boyfriend at the time, French soccer play Fabian Barthez.

Known in the fashion world for her chameleonic hairstyle changes and in the humanitarian world for her work with AIDS and breast cancer awareness, the 5-foot-9-1/2-inch-tall natural brunette has also had her share of high-profile relationships, most notably a six-year romance with Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan from 1992 to 1998.

Evangelista was married once, to Elite Model Management cofounder Gerald Marie from 1987 to 1993. Most recently she was linked to Formula One driver Paolo Barilla.

Though she deigned to guest star as a mere mortal, a saleswoman, in Sex and the City in 2003, Evangelista's onscreen work has mainly been limited to playing herself, appearing in Robert Altman's Pr?a-Porter (Ready to Wear) and the behind-the-scenes documentaries Unzipped and Catwalk.

Stewart Unimpressed With Hilton's Singing

Rod Stewart is less than impressed after hearing socialite Paris Hilton's version of his hit song 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?'.

Hilton is close friends with Stewart's daughter Kimberly, but their relationship hasn't influenced his opinion when it comes to her talent.

He tells American publication Us Weekly, "She's an OK singer with a manufactured voice. The song itself isn't great. That was when I fell off the rock 'n' roll wagon."

Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney quits

Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas said Wednesday he has withdrawn as counsel for the reality TV star, citing disagreements on matters of strategy and concerns about her conduct.

Michael Scott said he was unsettled by Smith's decision to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she made funeral arrangements for Daniel Smith, her 20-year-old son who died Sept. 10. People magazine bought photos of the ceremony, which was not a legal wedding and was held aboard a catamaran on Sept. 28 in waters off Nassau, Bahamas.

"A disagreement on a commercial transaction made it difficult for us to remain as counsel," Scott told The Associated Press over the phone.

A Nassau funeral home has been holding Daniel Smith's embalmed body while awaiting further instructions from the family. He died while visiting Smith in a Bahamas hospital where she had given birth to a daughter three days earlier.

Bahamian police investigating Smith's death expect to submit their report as early as this week to authorities who will determine whether a jury inquest is necessary.

Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist who conducted a private autopsy, concluded that he died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressants.

Scott, who was also the attorney for Daniel Smith's estate, said he decided to withdraw effective Tuesday after consulting with his partners. He said he has notified Anna Nicole Smith in writing.

"It was not really an amicable parting," said Scott, reached on his cell phone in Florida.

Scott cited disagreements with Smith's boyfriend and longtime attorney Howard K. Stern, who says he is the father of Anna Nicole's newborn daughter.

There were "strong differences of opinion between myself and Howard over strategies," said Scott, who declined to elaborate, citing attorney-client privilege.

A birth certificate at a Nassau registry, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, lists Stern as the father of the baby girl, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern.

A lawsuit filed by Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend of the former Playboy playmate, claims he is the girl's father and demands that mother and daughter return to California for DNA paternity testing. A hearing in the case has been scheduled for Oct. 26 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Smith, who was born 38 years ago in Mexia, Texas, as Vickie Lynn Hogan, has been married twice.

In 1985 she wed Bill Smith, her co-worker at a Texas restaurant, and gave birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later. And in 1994, she married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. She has since been embroiled in a legal dispute over his multimillion-dollar estate.

Niki Taylor engaged to NASCAR driver

Supermodel Niki Taylor is engaged to NASCAR Busch Series Driver Burney Lamar, Us Weekly reports.

Taylor, 31, and Lamar, 26, reportedly met at a charity event in January 2006.

"I looked at Burney and said to myself, 'This is the guy I'm going to marry," Taylor told Us.

Sources said that on September 15 at Taylor's parents house in Florida, Lamar got down on one knee and asked for Taylor's hand in marriage. The two reportedly plan to wed early next year.

Taylor, a Nashville-area boutique owner and mother of two, suffered a near-fatal car accident in 2001. She is now fully recovered after having endured 41 surgeries.

Moss To Marry Doherty In January

Supermodel Kate Moss will marry her boyfriend Pete Doherty on the Spanish island Ibiza in January, according to the rocker's uncle.

Moss, who will wed the Babyshambles front man on her 33rd birthday on 16 January, accepted Doherty's proposal following his successful stint in rehab to treat his cocaine and heroin addictions.

Doherty's uncle Phil Michels says, "He has brought her an engagement ring and has promised he will stay off heroin. Pete told me they're getting married next January in Ibiza. No expense will be spared. I will be over there for a week and Pete said he would take care of everything. He wants the wedding to reunite the whole family. He sees it as a new start."

British newspaper the Daily Express reports Doherty's best man will be his former The Libertines band mate Carl Barat. Barat kicked Doherty out of the band when his drug taking spiralled out of control in 2004, but they recently reconciled.

Paris & Nicole: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Time to retire those Team Paris and Team Nicole T-shirts.

Once and future BFFs Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have apparently ended their feud of roughly 18 months, signaling their rekindled friendship with a meal, a sleepover and, natch, a photo-op.

The Simple Life costars arrived together Sunday night at Dan Tana's Steakhouse, a West Hollywood eatery that just happened to be rife with paparazzi to chronicle their every reunited move.

Hilton drove the duo to the restaurant in her Range Rover--considering her driving record of late, the fact that Richie was riding shotgun really gives the reconciliation a genuine feel--and the celebutantes entered the restaurant side by side. An hour and a half later, they exited, Richie with doggy bag in hand, and sat adjacent to each other on a bench text-messaging while waiting for the valet to bring the car around.

"We are back!" they said before driving off.

But the reunion between the childhood friends didn't end there.

E! News has learned that, following the duo's very public meal, the twosome retired to Hilton's Hollywood Hills home for a two-person, multi-dog sleepover.

There's no word yet on what sparked the sudden reconciliation, though perhaps the lack of info is fitting. There's still no official word on what caused the feud in the first place.

Theories abound as to why the best buds called it quits in the spring of 2005. The most enduring rumor is that Hilton was less than tickled when Richie screened the sex tape One Night in Paris in front of friends and family that had originally gathered to watch Hilton host Saturday Night Live.

Another persistent rumor is that Richie's growing fame eclipsed her role as sidekick on The Simple Life and that she was no longer happy playing second fiddle to Hilton when she logged just as many column inches in the tabloids.

Last April, Hilton famously issued a statement acknowledging the feud.

"It's no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends," she said at the time.

"I will not go into the details of what happened. All I will say is that Nicole knows what she did, and that's all I am ever going to say about it."

The feud was so bitter that the two shot their reality show segments separately last season for E! (E! Online is a division of E! Networks).

Sources told E! News that a likely reason for the rekindled pairing is that the girls were tired of the media speculation surrounding their feud and of the untrue stories they saw in the press.

Regardless, we're guessing the reconciliation will make Life much more simple this time around.

Service held for Anna Nicole Smith's son

Family and friends gathered at a church in this small town to mourn Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel, who died last month while visiting his mother in the Bahamas after she gave birth to a daughter.

About 50 people attended the hourlong memorial service Saturday at First Baptist Church of Mexia for the son of the former Playboy Playmate and reality television star and her former husband Billy Smith, who still lives in Mexia.

Billy Smith looked grief-stricken during and after the service, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported. Anna Nicole Smith did not attend and Daniel's body was not brought to Mexia for the service.

Most relatives hadn't seen Daniel in years, but they recalled that when he was a child he liked to wear cowboy apparel and ride horses in this town of about 6,000 people, some 85 miles south of Dallas. Cousins recalled playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with him, and full-size cutouts of the cartoon characters lined the front of the church, the newspaper said.

Daniel Smith died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas. According to a private autopsy, he died of an accidental combination of methadone and two antidepressants.

Anna Nicole and Bill Smith married in 1985 and divorced two years later. She married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. Marshall died the following year.

Star of Cleopatra Jones films dies

Tamara Dobson, the tall, stunning model-turned-actress who portrayed a strong female role as Cleopatra Jones in two "blaxploitation" films, has died.

Dobson, 59, died Monday of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis at the Keswick Multi-Care Center, where she had lived for the past two years, her publicist said.

At 6 feet, 2 inches tall, Dobson was striking as the kung-fu fighting government agent Cleopatra Jones in 1973. She reprised the role in 1975's "Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold."

"She was not afraid to start a trend," said her brother, Peter Dobson, of Houston. "She designed a lot of the clothing that so many women emulated."

Dobson also appeared in "Come Back, Charleston Blue," "Norman, Is That You?" "Murder at the World Series" and "Chained Heat."

She had TV roles in the early 1980s in "Jason of Star Command" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."

Dobson lived most of her adult life in New York, her family said. She was diagnosed six years ago with multiple sclerosis.

Hilton and Moakler File Charges Against Each Other

Singer/actress Paris Hilton claims she was punched in the face by former beauty queen Shanna Moakler at Hollywood nightclub Hyde in the early hours of this morning.

Hilton alleges the estranged wife of rocker Travis Barker walked up to her at around 1am, "used the most vile of language" and then hit her in the jaw, according to her publicist Elliot Mintz.

However, Moakler claims Hilton's boyfriend Stavros Niarchos bent her wrist back, before pouring a drink over her and pushing her down some stairs.

Both women have filed police reports alleging battery.

Hilton's publicist Mintz tells, "(Moakler) shouted a barrage of obscenities and attacked her. She called me right afterwards and told me that she did not need to go to the hospital, but that she would file a police report. I can't say for certain why this happened, but Moakler is known to be upset by rumours that Paris is dating Travis Barker. Those rumours are not true. They are not dating."

Hilton was recently linked to Barker in media reports. Barker and Moakler filed for divorce in August.

Drug allegations now surface in Anna Nicole Smith saga as ex-beau files suit

It has all the features of a salacious Hollywood biopic: a famously endowed pin-up queen weds an elderly multimillionaire and spends years fighting his family for a portion of his estate, loses her beloved son mysteriously just days after giving birth to a new baby, then exchanges non-legal vows with her longtime lawyer and alleged father of the infant girl while still in mourning.

If that isn't enough drama, now allegations of drug addiction have been thrown into the mix - not surprising given some of Smith's more infamous public appearances over the past few years.

Photojournalist Larry Birkhead, an ex-boyfriend of Smith's who claims he fathered the newborn Dannie Lynn Hope, has filed suit in a Los Angeles court demanding Smith return to the United States and submit the baby to a paternity test.

Smith was served with court papers Monday in the Bahamas, Birkhead's lawyer, Debra Opri, told The Associated Press.

The lawsuit contains allegations, untested in a court of law, that Smith is a methadone addict and that her lawyer and boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, has been enabling her habit.

Methadone was one of three drugs in the bloodstream of Smith's late son, Daniel, 20, who died of a heart attack in his mother's Bahamian hospital room on Sept. 10, three days after Dannie Lynn's birth. Three people were reportedly in the room when he died: Smith, her baby, and Stern.

Birkhead accuses Smith of holing up in the Bahamas to keep Dannie Lynn from being subjected to drug testing. His petition demands that both Smith and her daughter undergo blood tests.

Opri says Birkhead is seeking full legal and physical custody of the child.

"The public will be very surprised when they learn the details of the lifestyle this baby is going to be faced with if she remains in the current situation," she said.

It's yet another time a Smith saga has enthralled the masses.

The Texas-born Smith, 38, shot to stardom in 1993 when Playboy magazine named the buxom blond its Playmate of the Year. Ever since, Smith has been the subject of tabloid fascination thanks to her fluctuating weight and her marriage to entrepreneur J. Howard Marshall, 63 years her senior.

That marriage resulted in a lengthy and ongoing legal battle over his estate after his death. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court in February, and in May, Smith won the right to pursue her claims in federal court.

Before the tragedy of her son's death, however, Smith's antics were largely entertaining, most notably when she appeared - seemingly sloshed - at the American Music Awards in 2004.

"Do you like my body?" a cooing and barely coherent Smith asked the cheering crowds.

Her reality show, "The Anna Nicole Show," also provided a glimpse into the private life of a woman who often seemed completely out of it, though endearingly absurd, funny and loving to her son.

Smith seemed to be returning to raunchy form even after the death of Daniel Smith, with reports surfacing Tuesday that she'd sold photos of herself to Getty Images while exchanging vows with Stern in a non-binding commitment ceremony in the Bahamas two weeks after Daniel Smith's death. One of the photos is rumoured to show her holding her newborn baby while donning pasties.

It's not the first time she's made money from her son's death. On Sept. 18, Getty Images sold the last photos taken of Daniel Smith alive at his mother's bedside to "In Touch Weekly" and "Entertainment Tonight" for at least US$650,000.

Elaine Lui, the woman behind Lainey's Entertainment Update ( and a correspondent on CTV's "ETalk Daily," says she finds the entire Smith saga depressing.

"This whole sad story is really just about all the shady characters she's chosen to surround herself with," Lui says. "I don't feel she's in control of her life. Her dumbness is almost like a numbness for living. She just doesn't seem to care that she's surrounded herself with sleazeballs. I don't even want to write about it because it's not fun gossip, it's sad, terrible gossip."

The Paris-Shanna Smackdown?

Who knew Travis Barker was worth all this?

Paris Hilton, who has lately been spotted cuddling up to the former Blink-182 drummer, and Barker's estranged wife, Dancing with the Stars' Shanna Moakler, both filed police reports early Wednesday morning, alleging they were assaulted at a Hollywood hotspot.

According to Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Sandra Escalante, Hilton told police that at approximately 1:30 a.m. he was the victim of battery at Hyde after getting into an unprovoked skirmish with Moakler.

Hilton's publicist, Elliott Mintz, told, which first reported the incident, that Hilton made the scene at Hyde approximately a half-hour earlier.

"Shortly after her arrival, apparently Shanna appeared and, according to a complaint that's just been filed, she struck Paris in her jaw with closed fists," he said. "Paris was hit. She immediately exited the club through the back door.

"Paris told me it was completely out of the blue without any provocation whatsoever," he said, adding that Moakler was "shouting all kinds of foul words" at Hilton "and appeared to be completely out of control."

Mintz said that Moakler was restrained by several people and that Hilton never touched her or made any attempt at retaliation.

Approximately 10 minutes after the incident, Mintz said he received a call from Hilton, saying that she did not require any medical attention, but that she did wish to file a report against Moakler.

Mintz and Hilton filed the complaint at the LAPD's Hollywood division, the same location, ironically enough, at which the "Stars Are Blind" singer herself was brought in last month on charges of driving under the influence.

The complaint was lodged just hours after Moakler, a former Miss USA, filed a police report at the same station against Hilton's on-off ex Stavros Niarchos.

Police said Moakler accused Niarchos of battery, claiming he pushed her in the club. According to, the shipping heir, who witnessed the Hilton-Moakler altercation at Hyde, also poured a drink over Moakler head and shoved her down some stairs, but the latter allegations were not part of the police complaint.

Officers took photos of both Moakler and Hilton at the station, per, though it's unclear whether either had visible injuries.

Police say an investigation is pending. No arrests have yet been made and no charges have been filed.

While we await eyewitness accounts to substantiate the dueling complaints, we suspect the bad blood stems from the ladies' relationships with Barker.

In August, Barker filed for divorce from his wife of less than two years, citing irreconcilable differences. After the announcement, Moakler took to her MySpace page, saying she was "devastated" and "heartbroken" over the filing.

A week later, Barker fired back on his site, accusing his estranged wife of neglecting their two children, partying till all hours of the night and cheating on him.

Everything remained quiet on the divorce front for several weeks, until last month, when posted a video featuring Barker and Hilton kissing in New York's Marquee nightclub.

While Hilton has maintained that she and Barker are just friends, claimed that shortly after the clip made the Internet rounds, Moakler left several "menacing" phone messages for Hilton.

Mintz declined to elaborate on the Hyde incident. A publicist for Moakler did not immediately comment on the police report or her relationship with Hilton.

Anna Nicole's Ex Files Paternity Suit

This time, it's paternal.

Anna Nicole Smith's disgruntled ex-boyfriend and wannabe baby daddy, Larry Birkhead, filed suit Monday against the TrimSpa spokeswoman, demanding that she return to California with newborn daughter Dannielynn Hope in tow so that the baby can undergo a paternity test.

Birkhead announced his move during an interview with MSNBC's Rita Cosby, who first reported the news.

According to Cosby, Birkhead's lawsuit contains some very "damning" allegations, including the claim that Smith was taking methadone and that her attorney and, as it turns out, love interest, Howard K. Stern, has been facilitating her habit.

Smith's ex also accused her of fleeing to the Bahamas to have her baby to avoid being tested for drugs. Birkhead further alleged that Stern is claiming that he is Dannielynn's father for his own financial gain--and that Smith had asked a third man to claim he was the father of her child, only the plan didn't work out because the man in question had already had a vasectomy.

Smith, who just learned along with the rest of the world that her 20-year-old son, Daniel, died accidentally of a heart attack caused by a lethal combination of antidepressants and methadone, gave birth to Dannielynn Sept. 7, three days before her son's sudden death.

In his petition Birkhead also requested that Smith and her daughter undergo drug testing. According to the photographer's attorney, Debra Opri, Birkhead is seeking legal and physical custody of the child.

"The public will be very surprised when they learn the details of the lifestyle this baby is going to be faced with if she remains in the current situation," Opri said in a statement.

Luckily Smith has a lawyer on her side. Stern announced on Larry King Live last Wednesday that he is the father of Smith's baby. The couple participated in an impromptu commitment ceremony Thursday morning in the Bahamas, where they had been staying to await final pathology reports regarding Daniel's death.

Opri, meanwhile, called Birkhead "a first-time father" who is "responding to allegations made by [Stern]" and "believes beyond any doubt that he is the father."

Appearing on MSNBC Monday night, Birkhead told Cosby that he is "outraged and angry" over Stern's remarks, saying that the attorney was trying to "hoodwink the American public" with a story full of "inconsistencies."

"There is absolutely no way that [Stern] is the father of this child," Birkhead said. "He knows it, I know it and that's all there is to it. He challenged me on live television to get an attorney, so I have taken him up on his offer."

Just Asking

WHICH former supermodel is still gorgeous thanks to the wonders of plastic surgery? Not only is she a Botox addict, but insiders are marveling at what a great boob job she got this summer.


Calvin Klein, Brian Grazer and Veronica Webb toasting the launch of James Truman's new magazine, "Culture & Travel," at Louise MacBain's penthouse.

Anna Nicole Smith exchanges vows with attorney in Bahamas

Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith exchanged vows with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony is "not legally binding," her attorney Michael Scott said Friday.

Scott said the exchange of vows happened aboard a catamaran Thursday - 18 days after Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died as he was visiting her in a Nassau hospital, where she had given birth to a baby girl.

Stern says he is the father of the baby. The couple "exchanged vows before God" but did not obtain a marriage licence, Scott told The Associated Press.

"It was not a formal, legal arrangement," Scott said.

The 38-year-old former Playboy playmate has been mourning the death of her son. Three days earlier, her daughter was born at the same hospital where he died.

Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist hired by Smith, said her son died from a combination of two antidepressants and methadone. A Nassau funeral home has been holding the remains while awaiting instructions on burial arrangements.

Anna Nicole Smith has been married twice.

She married Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel Smith before divorcing two years later.

She wed Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. She has since been involved in legal disputes over the estate.

Authorities in the Bahamas were awaiting their own toxicology results and a police report on Daniel Smith's death to determine whether a jury inquest is necessary.

Smith's ex insists he fathered her baby

Photographer Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith, tells Us Weekly magazine that, no matter what a national TV audience was told Tuesday night, he's the real father of the reality TV star's newborn girl. And he's seeking a DNA test to prove it.

Smith's lawyer and spokesman, Howard K. Stern, told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Tuesday that he is the "proud father" of the girl, Dannie Lynn Hope, born Sept. 7, and he plans to marry Smith "at some point."

"Right now we have to somehow get through what we're going through," said Stern, referring to the Sept. 10 death of Smith's son, Daniel Smith. The 20-year-old Smith died of unknown causes at his mother's hospital bedside in the Bahamas.

"And I'll tell you, our baby is the one ray of hope," Stern said.

In an interview on the magazine's Web site, Birkhead calls Stern's remarks "laughable."

"I am not surprised he would say this but I am laughing at it," he says. "Larry King didn't even believe Howard."

Birkhead says science can settle the matter. "I have asked for a DNA test and I welcome it," he says.

He's confident about what the results would be, saying, "I know I am the father of the child. I look forward to having a relationship with my new daughter."

Smith has been coy on the identity of the father, not even revealing the daddy-to-be while confirming her pregnancy in a video posted on her Web site in June.

Stern did not immediately respond to a call by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Smith's son dies from lethal drug dose: report

Actress and model Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel Smith, died of a lethal combination of drugs that caused an irregular heart beat, People Magazine reported on its Web site on Wednesday.

The report quoted pathologist Cyril Wecht, who was hired by Smith to look into her son's September 10 death, as saying Daniel Smith died from a combination of methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro that led to cardiac dysrhythmia.

People Magazine said Wecht got the results of toxicology tests from National Medical Services in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Smith, 20, died while visiting his mother in a hospital in the Bahamas where she had given birth to a baby girl. His death has been shrouded in mystery since then.

The People magazine report could not be immediately confirmed, and official autopsy and toxicology reports are being withheld until an October 23 inquest.

Paris Hilton's DUI arraignment postponed

Paris Hilton's arraignment on drunken-driving charges has been postponed to December at the request of her attorney, a spokesman for city prosecutors said Wednesday.

Hilton was originally scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges that she was driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08 percent, said city attorney's spokesman Nick Velasquez.

It's not unusual for a first court date to be continued to a later time, he said.

The arraignment is now scheduled for Dec. 5 in Superior Court. Hilton is not required to appear.

The 25-year-old Hilton was arrested Sept. 7 after being stopped in her Mercedes-Benz SLR while, she has said, on a late-night hamburger run.

Hilton has no prior DUI arrests. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and alcohol-rehabilitation program.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is a no-show in NYC court

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, accused of assaulting her maid with a cellphone, failed to show up in court Wednesday, puzzling the judge who asked for but never got a reason for her absence.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James Gibbon responded by issuing a bench warrant for Campbell's arrest, but then decided not to put it into effect after Campbell's attorney explained that he and the prosecutor had an agreement.

Defence attorney David Breitbart told Gibbon the prosecutor knew Campbell was going to be absent and had agreed not to seek her arrest. Gibbon said he would stay the warrant - not put it into effect - until the next court date, Nov. 15.

Outside court, Breitbart said only that the British fashion model's absence was not related to work. He noted that she had not appeared in the New York and Italian fashion shows but declined to say why.

Breitbart also said he has been considering a plea offer from the Manhattan district attorney's office. He wouldn't say what the offer was.

The 35-year-old supermodel was arrested on March 31 for allegedly throwing a cellphone at one of her employees in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.

Campbell has called the charges "completely untrue." But the housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, was treated for an injury to the back of her head after the incident.

Campbell has a history of anger problems with her employees.

Police talk to model about dogs' conduct

Police have spoken with Claudia Schiffer about controlling her two large dogs near her mansion in the countryside, authorities said Wednesday.

Police met with the 36-year-old supermodel to discuss complaints that the dogs were intimidating walkers near Bury St. Edmunds, a rural town northeast of London.

Calls to a spokeswoman for Schiffer were not immediately returned.

"Police did meet with the dog owners at the weekend and advice was given," said a Suffolk police spokeswoman, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with departmental policy. "It is not a criminal matter at this stage."

The spokeswoman did not reveal what sort of advice was given.

Schiffer lives in Coldham Hall, a 16th-century mansion, with her husband, film producer Matthew Vaughn.

Neighbors walking on a path that runs alongside the estate have complained about Schiffer's dogs "running wild," police said.

In December, one of her dogs bit a Jack Russell terrier, police said.


HEIDI Klum eating Strip House's 24-layer chocolate cake, which she had delivered to the set while she taped the final episode of "Project Runway."

Model Mayhem

IMG is raiding the ranks at Elite Models. Social beauty Amanda Hearst just ankled Elite, her longtime agency, for the glamorous halls of IMG Models. Monique Pillard, who founded Elite's celebrity division, also left last week. We hear IMG head Ivan Bart is also making a strong play for another Elite client, Lauren Bush, who insiders say will soon be joining her pal Hearst at IMG. Hearst - and presumably Bush - are joining a roster of supermodels including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Daria Werbowy.

Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer reveals he is the father of her newborn daughter

A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith said Tuesday that he was the father of the reality TV star's newborn girl, who has been the couple's one "ray of hope" as they have grieved the death of her 20-year-old son in the Bahamas.

Howard K. Stern, who was with the family in the hospital the night that Daniel Smith died, told CNN's "Larry King Live" they had named their daughter Dannie Lynn Hope.

"Right now we have to somehow get through what we're going through," he said. "And I'll tell you, our baby is the one ray of hope."

Daniel Smith, 20, died Sept. 10 while visiting his mother as she recuperated from giving birth three days earlier. Authorities have said there was no sign of suicide or foul play, and they were awaiting toxicology results to determine the cause of death.

"We're still waiting to find out what the cause is," Stern said. "We also now have an indication that there may have been other prescriptive medication in his system but we don't know, you know, if that would have contributed to his death or not."

Stern said he and Anna Nicole Smith planned to stay in the Bahamas long term.

"She wanted to be here to get away from the media and to start a new life and to give her daughter, you know, a chance to live a normal life," said Stern, who described himself as a "proud father."

He said Anna Nicole Smith was having a difficult time.

"It's been very rough, you know, she said that she didn't want to trade out children, meaning she didn't want one to be born and another to die," he said.

Pete Doherty, Kate Moss back together

Drug-addicted singer Pete Doherty and supermodel Kate Moss are traveling together in Ireland this week, a year after the couple split after Moss was photographed snorting cocaine.

Witnesses said Moss took the stage Monday night at a nightclub south of Dublin and sang alongside Doherty at the start of a new tour of the singer's band, Babyshambles.

"They came in the front door and chatted with the fans. Kate got up on stage at a few points and helped sing the chorus of a few songs. They both appeared to be in fine form," said Damien O'Brien, manager of the Music Factory in the town of Carlow, where the Babyshambles gig attracted about 680 fans.

Doherty, 27, last week checked himself out of a London drug-rehabilitation clinic. On Tuesday, British tabloids carried photographs of him and Kate Moss embracing before they boarded a flight to Ireland.

Babyshambles canceled performances over the summer because of Doherty's chronic troubles with drugs and the law. The band canceled two performances in Dublin in April, but was scheduled to perform Tuesday night at the Ambassador Theatre in the Irish capital. On Wednesday night the band is scheduled to play in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before a 10-concert swing through Britain Oct. 1-10.

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton charged with driving under the influence

Paris Hilton was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, a city attorney's spokesman said. Hilton was scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 28 in Superior Court on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 per cent, said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for city prosecutors.

The 25-year-old Hilton was arrested Sept. 7 after being stopped in her Mercedes-Benz SLR. Police said her blood-alcohol level was 0.08 per cent, the minimum to warrant an arrest.

Hilton hits gold with Bavarian dirndl

Paris Hilton knows a fetching outfit when she sees one — even if it's something more likely to be found on Bavarian women heading toward church on a crisp Sunday morning in the Alps.

The 25-year-old American socialite, TV reality star and aspiring songstress showed off a golden dirndl-inspired creation in this Bavarian city famous for its beer drinking and its annual Oktoberfest, which began Sept. 16.

"I've found four of them and bought them," she told photographers Monday before heading to one of the massive beer tents where the libation flows freely.

For once, Hilton was following a trend instead of setting one, as many other women also attended the festival in their best dirndls, a traditional alpine outfit consisting of a snug bodice with a low neck wrapped around a lacy blouse, along with a full skirt and apron.

Hilton, who is on a promotional tour for a regional wine producer, said she was enjoying herself and loved being in southern Germany.

"I love Germany and Munich is one of the coolest cities," she said, adding that it was her first time at Oktoberfest.

Hilton's single, "Turn It Up," is No. 6 on Billboard's hot dance/club play music chart.

Caterers at Oktoberfest expect to serve 1.6 million gallons of beer, 500,000 roast chickens and 90 roast oxen to revelers from around the world.

Some 700 stewards and 300 police are on duty at the event, which ends Oct. 3.

No cause of death given for Smith son

Authorities issued a death certificate for the son of Anna Nicole Smith but left the cause of death undetermined pending toxicology tests, a lawyer for the former reality TV star's family said Thursday.

Attorney Michael Scott said the document will let the former Playboy playmate bury the remains of 20-year-old Daniel Smith, who died Sept. 10 at his mother's hospital bedside in the Bahamas.

Filed on Wednesday, the death certificate lists the cause as "pending chemical analysis," said Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez.

"It is not unusual in instances where the cause of death cannot be determined to issue a death certificate," Gomez told The Associated Press. "This is not a matter of special treatment being given in this particular case."

Scott also said Thursday that Smith, 38, planned to file documents registering the birth of her 2-week-old daughter, but he declined to reveal the girl's name. He added that Anna Nicole Smith has been granted permanent residency in the Bahamas, where she came to avoid media scrutiny during her pregnancy.

She is gradually recovering from her son's death, he said.

"She's much better," he told the AP. "You never get over that, you get through it. Time is the catalyst for that."

It will likely be two weeks before pathologists receive test results, said Scott, who is the attorney for Daniel Smith's estate.

Authorities say there is no evidence of homicide or suicide. A private examiner has said Smith was taking a low dose of antidepressants at the time of his death but he did not know if it was a factor.

Scott criticized the island chain's head coroner, Linda Virgill, for labeling the death "suspicious" last week and saying that her office knew the cause of death before toxicology tests were complete.

"Unless she's psychic or God, unless the pathologists know the cause of death, how does she?" said Scott, adding that some in the Bahamas worried the highly publicized case was affecting the island chain's image.

"We are all aware of what happened in Aruba. We are all aware of what happened to Natalee Holloway," he said, referring to the high-profile disappearance last year of an Alabama teen. "We don't want that to happen in this jurisdiction."

Virgill declined to comment Thursday when reached by The Associated Press.

On Wednesday, Gomez announced an overhaul of the system for medical inquests Wednesday in part because of complaints of preferential treatment that arose when Virgill scheduled an inquest just three days after Smith's death — despite a backlog of other cases.

Larry Birkhead, a photojournalist who claims to be the newborn girl's father, said he regretted missing the birth as he was shown photos of the girl by a correspondent for TV show "Entertainment Tonight."

"It just seems like I should have been on the other side of this picture," Birkhead said.

Smith's camp has been silent on the identity of the girl's father.

Daniel Smith, who appeared several times on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show," was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later.

Anna Nicole married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year and she has since been involved in legal disputes over the estate.


IN an understatement of the ages, Paris Hilton told Los Angeles cops she's not the brightest bulb in Hollywood's chandelier.

The heir head told investigators probing the home-invasion robbery of "Girls Gone Wild" producer Joe Francis that she's not a reliable witness.

"Like I really . . . I don't remember. I'm not like that smart," Hilton said in police audio tapes set to air on "Dateline NBC" on Saturday night.

LAPD Detective Steve Koman and Deputy DA Hoon Chun were asking Hilton to remember what she told Francis at a party shortly after the "Girls" mastermind was victimized on Jan. 24, 2004.

Francis passed on Paris' information to cops, who eventually busted Darnell Riley. But when investigators pressed Hilton to recall her talk with Francis, she didn't remember much, The Post's David K. Li reports.

"I like forget stuff all the time," she said.

Koman, however, jumped to Paris' defense and encouraged her to think again.

"Don't cut yourself short," he said in the "Dateline" tapes.

Hilton also told cops "private tapes" were stolen from her home - and that a mysterious caller wanted money for the hot goods.

"They . . . wanted money. They were tryin' to sell it to like a newspaper or something," said Hilton, who balked at paying - and chalked it up to advice from dear old Dad.

"So if you pay somebody, then you're gonna be paying for the rest of your life," Hilton said. "My dad always taught me. They'll keep the tape anyway."

Riley pleaded guilty to residential burglary and attempted extortion in the Francis attack. He was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

In a pretrial hearing, prosecutors showed video that Riley himself took of the home invasion. Francis was tied up, had his pants pulled down and was taunted with a phallic sex toy. "Dateline" captured this footage but has no plans to air it.

During the attack, Francis was forced to tell the cameraman he enjoyed gay sex.

"That just is ridiculous to me," Francis told "Dateline." "That somebody's gonna think the owner of 'Girls Gone Wild' is gay? I would have said anything with a gun to my head."

Petra Nemcova toiled to be a thin model

Petra Nemcova knows what it's like to struggle to stay thin and continue modeling. "I'm naturally more curvy, so I always had to lose weight," the 27-year-old Czech supermodel says in People magazine's Oct. 2 issue, on newsstands Friday. "I took laxatives. I went through all of it just to be able to model."

Nemcova would not have faced that problem at this year's Madrid Fashion Week, where models deemed too skinny were banned from the runways.

The Association of Fashion Designers of Spain said it wanted models to project "an image of beauty and health" and shun a gaunt, emaciated look.

Nemcova appeared on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She has appeared in magazines including Vogue and Marie Claire, and has modeled for Victoria's Secret.

She was vacationing in Thailand with her boyfriend Simon Atlee in December 2004 when waves from a deadly tsunami swept through their beach hut. Atlee, a 33-year-old British fashion photographer, was killed. Nemcova suffered a broken pelvis.

Nemcova recounted her story in an autobiography, "Love Always, Petra," co-authored with Jane Scovell.


ALTHOUGH Cindy Crawford is threatening to sue the French magazine Gala for publishing statements she never made about receiving Botox, we hear from fashion insiders that despite the false article, there has been speculation for some time the 40-year-old supermodel has in fact had a little nip and tuck. Cindy has retained her flawless looks with "Botox injections and an eyebrow lift," says a source. Her spokesman said: "Cindy Crawford has retained legal counsel to investigate the publication of a fictitious 'interview' in French Gala magazine. Ms. Crawford never participated in any such interview. The interview contained false and defamatory statements." After viewing photos of Crawford from 2004 versus 2006, renowned Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Howard Bellin (who has not treated the supermodel) told us, "She's either had a brow lift or found an incredible new way to tweeze her eyebrows."

Kate Moss to design clothes for Topshop

Kate Moss will design a collection for Topshop, the British fashion chain announced on Wednesday, saying it aimed to turn clothes created by the supermodel into a global brand.

The deal, timed to coincide with London Fashion Week, marks the biggest upswing yet in the model's fortunes, who a year ago was shunned by the industry after being caught on camera snorting what appeared to be cocaine.

It is also a coup for Topshop, giving the British chain, famed for selling catwalk styles at discount prices, a fresh dose a high fashion glamour just as it plans to launch a flagship store in the United States next year.

"Kate has a unique position as a true fashion icon and I look forward to helping develop "Kate Moss for Topshop" into a global brand," Topshop's owner, retail tycoon Philip Green, who is chairman of the Arcadia group, said in a statement.

The announcement confirms speculation sparked by Moss's surprise front row appearance at Topshop's catwalk show at the start of this week, where she had paparazzi bulbs flashing as she sat giggling and gossiping with Green.

Pictures of Moss, who is feted as a style icon by British fashion editors, in Topshop clothes which she buys herself ensure the item sells out in days.

"I have always been a big fan of Topshop and regularly shop there. I love what they stand for and am very excited at the thought of working with them. It's going to be great fun," Moss said in the joint statement.

Topshop said the collection would launch in spring/summer 2007 across its 308 British stores as well as being available in its international outlet and online on

Neither it nor Moss disclosed the value of the agreement, but the deal seals Moss's comeback after last year's cocaine scandal that has ended up only improving her marketability.

She featured in at least 18 major campaigns this season -- from Dior to make up chain Rimmel -- and British newspapers have reported Moss this year will earn more than she did before a paper last September printed pictures of her apparently snorting cocaine.

After the photographs were printed, Moss went to a drug rehabilitation clinic and issued an official apology for her behavior, although she made no direct reference to the Daily Mirror allegations that she took illegal drugs.

Bahamas rethinks probe of Smith death

A planned jury inquest into the death of Daniel Smith may be canceled if tests show that that the son of reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith died of natural causes after all, a legal official in the Bahamas said Wednesday.

Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez said authorities are reconsidering the need for the inquest, which had been scheduled for Oct. 23 and was to include Anna Nicole Smith among the witnesses.

But Gomez, in an interview with The Associated Press, said pending toxicology tests may in fact show that the death of Smith's 20-year-old son was not suspicious after all.

"If the results show that the cause of death was natural, then there will be no inquest," he told AP.

Smith death said not homicide or suicide

More than a week after her son mysteriously died beside her hospital bed, Anna Nicole Smith remained out of sight in the Bahamas as officials said only that his death was not a suicide or homicide.

With toxicology tests pending, the official cause may not be publicly known before a jury inquest starting Oct. 23. The 38-year-old former reality TV star, who gave birth to a baby girl three days before her son's death, is expected to be summoned.

Daniel Smith, 20, died the morning of Sept. 10. By all accounts, he flew into the Bahamas the night before and went directly to the private Nassau Doctors Hospital, where staff saw him tending to his mother and newborn half-sister in the hours before his death.

Two autopsies — one by the Bahamas coroner's office, another by celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht — have ruled out suicide, foul play and several potential natural causes. Both have sought further tests to detect drugs or chemicals.

Wecht, who was hired by Anna Nicole Smith to perform a follow-up autopsy, said Daniel had been taking a "quite low" dosage of prescription anti-depression medication.

"It is possible we might be dealing with one of those tragic and cumulative and drug-related deaths where somebody inadvertently takes two or three different kinds of drugs, each of which has a central nervous system effect," he said Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

Anna Nicole Smith, a former Playboy model who went to the U.S. Supreme Court in a battle over an inheritance, came to the Bahamas during her pregnancy to avoid media scrutiny. She has been staying in seclusion at a guarded waterfront estate.

A funeral home had embalmed the son's remains and was awaiting further instructions from the family Tuesday. Maintaining Smith's privacy in spite of media attention has required "creative" communication with her, home director Loretta Butler-Turner said.

"To lose someone that you love and then to be bombarded during this period is very difficult, I would imagine," she said.

The coroner's office called the death "suspicious" because of Smith's young age and the lack of obvious cause.

Investigators say they did not find evidence of drugs or obvious signs of a crime in the hospital room. But police will continue their investigation until "we have exhausted all the angles and information we have," said Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. "Until then, we plod on."

Daniel Smith, who appeared several times on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show," was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later.

The name of the father of her newborn daughter has not been publicly released.

Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year and she has since been involved in legal disputes over the estate.


Model Carol Alt on her movie out in December: "A comedy with Esai Morales, Talia Shire and Tom Arnold." Big laugh, then: "The title is 'Homo Erectus: The Caveman.'

Autopsy shows Smith's son on medication

Anna Nicole Smith's son was on prescription anti-depression medication when he died at the hospital bedside of the former reality TV star, a pathologist who did a second autopsy on 20-year-old Daniel Smith said Monday.

Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht said Daniel Smith was being treated for depression that began about four to six weeks earlier, but he did not know whether the medication played any role in his death, which came three days after his celebrity mother gave birth in the Bahamas.

Wecht, speaking by phone from Miami a day after conducting the autopsy in the Bahamas, said he's still awaiting toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.

He said he and the Bahamian coroner who did the first autopsy agreed there was no evidence that Daniel Smith died from a "suicidal overdose."

Smith died Sept. 10 in the hospital room where the former Playboy model was recuperating from giving birth to a daughter.

Wecht said he spoke to the psychiatrist who treated Daniel Smith and was told the dosage of the antidepressant medication was "quite low" and that the depression "had to do with a girlfriend."

He did not provide further details and said others, including Anna Nicole Smith's attorney Howard K. Stern, said Daniel Smith had seemed to be in good spirits in the days before his death.

"He was delighted. He was happy to be there with his mother and his sister," Wecht told The Associated Press.

Earlier, Wecht said the autopsies have ruled out several natural causes and that the results of the drug and chemical analyses could take weeks. Investigators have said they did not find evidence of drugs in the room or obvious signs of a crime.

Wecht, who gained fame as a consultant on celebrity cases including Elvis Presley's death, ruled out several potential natural causes including heart disease, stroke, or a "congenital anomaly." He also said there was no indication of foul play.

"I don't find anything that would cause me to believe there is something in terms of some traumatic injury having been inflicted, or somebody having done something to him in some cryptic manner that could not be observed," he said.

Bahamian pathologists performed an autopsy Tuesday and were expecting toxicology results this week, but the coroner's office has said the findings will not be released before a jury inquest scheduled for Oct. 23.

Smith ordered the follow-up autopsy to end "media speculation surrounding the matter," said her Bahamian attorney, Michael Scott.

Head Bahamian coroner Linda Virgill said it was not unusual for families to ask for an independent examination.

A hearse took Smith's remains from the morgue to a funeral home making arrangements to return the body to California.

Wecht, 75, is facing trial on charges he used his staff when he was the coroner in Allegheny County, Pa., to do work for his multimillion-dollar private pathology practice. He resigned from office in January and contends he did nothing wrong.

He received international prominence as a critic of the Warren Commission's single-gunman theory of President Kennedy's assassination.

Smith, 38, who came to the Bahamas during her pregnancy to avoid media scrutiny, is free to leave the Caribbean island chain, authorities have said.

Scott said Smith was not prepared to speak with the media.

"She is depressed and she's at home, and remember that she's got a new child that she's looking after," he said.

Daniel Smith, who appeared several times on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show," was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later.

The identity of the father of her newborn daughter has not been publicly released.

Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year and she has since been involved in legal disputes over the estate.

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THAT Petra Nemcova will host Thursday's opening of Hawaiian Tropic Zone, where the waitresses will be clad in Nicole Miller-designed bikinis . . .

Pathologist hired for Smith body autopsy

A pathologist hired on behalf of reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith was arriving in the Bahamas on Saturday to perform a second autopsy on her son, the island chain's head coroner said.

The former Playboy playmate found her 20-year-old son Daniel Wayne Smith unresponsive in her hospital room on Sept. 10, three days after she gave birth to a daughter. She called for help but doctors were unable to revive him.

An attorney for Smith received authorization to bring in a private examiner from the United States, coroner Linda Virgill said Friday. The autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

"It is nothing unusual for families to want their own pathologist to confirm or look for something that may have been overlooked" in the autopsy by the coroner's office, Virgill said.

An official autopsy was conducted Tuesday, and a toxicology test to confirm the results is expected to be completed next week. Virgill said none of the results will be released before a jury inquest next month.

Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist from Pittsburgh who has consulted in high-profile cases including the deaths of Elvis Presley and Jon Benet Ramsey, was hired to conduct the second autopsy, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on its Web site Saturday.

"What he does, he's world-class at," Wecht's attorney, Jerry McDevitt, told the newspaper. "If you want the best, you call Cyril Wecht."

Wecht did not immediately return phone messages left at his home and office by The Associated Press.

Michael Scott, a Bahamian lawyer for Smith, declined to comment on the request for another autopsy at his law office on Friday.

The families of other foreigners who have died while visiting the island chain have requested separate autopsies, Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told The Associated Press.

"This is not a problem," he said. "Numerous persons who found themselves in unusual circumstances in the Bahamas have done this."

Ferguson said that although there were no obvious signs of criminal wrongdoing, it was too early to draw conclusions. "It's a wide open investigation," he said.

The inquest, which could lead to criminal charges, is scheduled to begin Oct. 23. Witnesses including Anna Nicole Smith, hospital staff and others who saw her son were expected to be summoned.

The Bahamas coroner's office has termed Daniel Smith's death "suspicious." Police opened an investigation because the cause of death was not immediately clear, but authorities have said they did not find anything in Anna Nicole Smith's room to suggest a crime had been committed or evidence of drugs.

"It is not a criminal investigation. It is an investigation by the police," Ferguson said. "We don't know if any criminality will arise from it."

Smith, who came to this island chain during her pregnancy to avoid media scrutiny, is free to leave the Bahamas, authorities have said.

Police believe Daniel Smith arrived in the Bahamas on Sept. 9 and went directly to Doctors Hospital, a private facility in downtown Nassau. He spent the night in a room with his mother and one of her attorneys, Howard K. Stern, and was seen tending to his mother and newborn half-sister.When police arrived, the body was on one of two beds in a room packed with doctors, other hospital staff, Anna Nicole Smith and Stern, Ferguson said.

Daniel Smith was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later. The son had small roles in her movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit." He also appeared several times on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show."

The identity of the father of Smith's daughter has not been released.

Anna Nicole Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before Pierce Marshall died in June at age 67.

An initial judgment awarding her US$474 million (€373 million) was reversed by an appeals court. In May, the Supreme Court ruled that Smith could continue to pursue her claim in federal court in California.

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HAS supermodel Petra Nemcova tired of singer James Blunt? Nemcova showed up at "The Black Dahlia" premiere Wednesday at the Tribeca Grand on the arm of Nat Rothschild. The two were inseparable at the after-party at the Soho Grand, but Nemcova should watch out; Rothschild, worth over $500 million, is a notorious playboy. Also attending were the film's star, Hilary Swank - who went with her publicist and manager, not her new boyfriend, CAA agent John Campisi, who is still technically married to another woman - Kevin Costner, Judith Giuliani and Mischa Barton.

Anna Nicole Seeks Second Autopsy

The results of Daniel Smith's autopsy have yet to be released, but Anna Nicole Smith is already calling for a do-over.

The Bahamian coroner's office has authorized the former reality star to bring in a private pathologist to perform a second autopsy on her 20-year-old son, who died suddenly last Sunday.

"It's nothing unusual for families to want their own pathologist to confirm or look for something that may have been overlooked," head coroner Linda Virgill told the Associated Press.

The private pathologist is expected to fly in to the Bahamas from the U.S. on Saturday and perform the autopsy on Sunday. It's unlikely that the results of the second procedure, like the first one, will be publicly announced any time soon.

While Virgill has stated that the coroner's office believes it knows what caused Daniel's death, it is still awaiting results of a toxicology screening, which will likely be completed any day now.

The first autopsy was performed by Virgill's staff in Nassau on Tuesday, though its results won't be released until after next month's inquest into the "suspicious" and "unnatural" death is finished. Officials don't want to bias witnesses giving testimony or, should the investigation become a criminal case and go to trial, future jurors.

The public inquest is set to begin on Oct. 23 and will run through November, during which time Smith, lawyer Howard K. Stern--who was in the room when Daniel's body was found--and anyone who came into contact with the young man just prior to his death will be questioned.

Smith said yesterday that she fully supports the investigation.

"She fully wants this process to take place and wishes the public not to jump to conclusions and to wait for the conclusion of the proceedings," another of her lawyers, Michael Scott, said Thursday.

The statement was issued in response to the intense speculation over what exactly killed her son and why authorities deemed the death "suspicious." Virgill, however, has stressed that the classification simply refers to the fact that it is not normal for a 20-year-old to suddenly pass away, and that no foul play is suspected.

Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamian Police Force, has already ruled out several theories floated in the media: No drug paraphernalia or traces of illegal drugs were found in the boy's body, he did not die of a heart attack, and there were not lethal doses of antidepressants in his system.

The entertainment news site, however, has reported that authorities have questioned airline staff who worked on Daniel's island-bound flight, and that alcohol on board may prove to be a factor.

Daniel arrived in the Bahamas last Saturday and went immediately to the private Doctors Hospital in Nassau, where Anna Nicole was recovering after giving birth to a daughter via Cesarean section just three days earlier.

Smith found her son slumped in a chair Sunday morning and when she was unable to wake him, alerted Stern, who had also spent the night in the hospital room. He checked the boy's pulse and quickly alerted medical staff. Smith, Stern and medical staffers spent more than 20 minutes attempting to resuscitate Daniel before he was declared dead.

Smith had to be sedated after refusing to check out of the hospital after Daniel's death.

Scott also said that between the sedatives and immense grief, the TrimSpa spokeswoman suffered memory loss of the tragic event and had to be told, a second time, of her son's death.

Scott also announced Thursday that Smith had gone into "seclusion" in the Bahamas with close friends and family to grieve the loss of Daniel and care for her now week-old daughter, whose name and paternity has yet to be released.

"She's resting," he said. "She's obviously devastated. It's going to take a long time to heal. She's in seclusion and she wants some privacy."

While Smith will be required to give testimony in the inquest next month, police have granted the onetime Playboy centerfold clearance to leave the islands.

Report: Brinkley to file for divorce

Christie Brinkley reportedly is filing for divorce, three months after reports that her estranged husband had an affair with an 18-year-old employee.

Brinkley's lawyer would be delivering divorce papers to Peter Cook, the supermodel's fourth husband, the New York Post reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources.

"I can neither confirm nor deny it," Brinkley's publicist, Elliot Mintz, reached in Los Angeles on Thursday, told The Associated Press.

Brinkley, 52, announced in July that she and Cook, 47, had separated. They were married in 1996, and have an 8-year-old daughter, Sailor. Cook adopted Brinkley's son, Jack, now 11, from her marriage to developer Richard Taubman.

Cook's attorney, Norman Sheresky, could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

The couple's separation exploded in scandal when Diana Bianchi, now 19, claimed Cook had seduced her shortly after hiring her to work at his architectural firm.

The couple's relationship has become fodder for tabloids, especially in the Post, where Cook published a public apology to Brinkley in a Cindy Adams gossip column.

"This is an aberration," Cook said through a lawyer, according to the column. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse."

Adams wrote that Cook's words were provided to her by Sheresky.

"I love my wife. ... For a lifetime I've tried to prove how much I love her," Cook said, according to the article.

According to the report, Sheresky said Cook would respect Brinkley's wishes, whatever the result.

"He hopes there's no divorce. IF she wants one, and he certainly hopes this doesn't happen, but IF — it will not be nasty," Sheresky said, according to the Post. "She can have whatever she wants."

Brinkley was also previously married to Frenchman Jean-Francois Allaux and singer Billy Joel.

Lawyer: Anna Nicole Had to Be Sedated

Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamian attorney, Michael Scott, says Smith had to be sedated after the death Sunday of her 20-year-old son Daniel.

"Anna Nicole was so distraught at the loss of Daniel that she refused to leave his side, and it was necessary to sedate her in order to check her out of the hospital," Scott read from a prepared statement Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

"The devastation and grief over Daniel's sudden death, coupled with the sedation, has been so extreme that Anna Nicole experienced memory loss of the event," he said.

Police said Wednesday that a third person was in the hospital room when Daniel died, although they did not believe that person acted criminally. Scott identified the third person as Smith's lawyer and confidant, Howard K. Stern. He said Smith and Stern kept trying to revive Daniel after he had been declared dead by staff at Nassau's Doctors Hospital.

He added that because Smith suffered memory loss, it "was necessary for Howard to tell Anna again that Daniel had passed away."

Smith is now in seclusion in the Bahamas with her friends and family, "as you would expect (of) any parent who has sustained this kind of loss."

Scott also called media reports that Daniel had antidepressants or other drugs in his system "sheer speculation. It's irresponsible speculation, may I point out."

Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told the AP that no drug paraphernalia or traces of illegal drugs were found on Daniel, in the hospital room or near the room, and that police believe he'd gone directly to Doctors Hospital after arriving in the Bahamas.

On Wednesday, an official in the Bahamas labeled Daniel's death "suspicious" and said a formal inquiry was set to begin Oct. 23.

Lawyer says Smith tried to revive son

Anna Nicole Smith frantically tried to revive her stricken son and had to be sedated after he died, her attorney said Wednesday. Authorities termed the death "suspicious" and said criminal charges could be filed.

Daniel Smith died Sunday while visiting his mother, a reality TV star and former Playboy playmate, in her hospital room three days after she gave birth to a baby girl.

"The devastation and grief over Daniel's sudden death coupled with the sedation has been so extreme that Anna Nicole experienced memory loss of the event," attorney Michael Scott said.

The chief inspector of the Bahamas coroner's office on Wednesday called the death of the 20-year-old Smith "suspicious" and a formal inquiry that could lead to criminal charges was scheduled for next month.

Police also revealed that a third person was in the hospital room at the time of the death.

But Scott said that the third person was another one of Anna Nicole Smith's attorneys, Howard K. Stern.

He said Anna Nicole Smith and Stern continued efforts to revive Smith even after he had been proclaimed dead by staff at Doctors Hospital in Nassau.

"Anna Nicole was so distraught at the loss of Daniel that she refused to leave his side and it was necessary to sedate her in order to check her out of the hospital," Scott read from a prepared statement.

He said she suffered memory loss and that it "was necessary for Howard to tell Anna again that Daniel had passed away," he added.

Authorities said they believe they know what killed Smith but were waiting for a toxicology report to confirm the findings.

Anna Nicole Smith, who went to the U.S. Supreme Court this year to sue for an inheritance, was in seclusion in the Bahamas with family and friends, Scott said. The identity of the newborn girl's father has not been publicly disclosed.

"You would expect any parent who sustained this kind of loss" to seek seclusion, Scott said.

A jury inquest, which will be open to the public, is scheduled to start Oct. 23, and Anna Nicole Smith will be required to attend, coroner Linda P. Virgill said.

"Whenever there is a suspicious death we would have an inquest to determine how the person died," Bradley Neely, chief inspector of the coroner's office, told Associated Press Television News.

The autopsy and toxicology reports will not be made public until the inquest is held, to avoid prejudicing the jury, Virgill said.

Jurors will meet in a courtroom inside a weathered, pink-pastel judicial building in the seaside capital, Nassau. If the inquest, which will be open to the public, determines a crime was committed, the case would be sent to the attorney general's office.

Virgill said there was no sign of physical injury to Smith, who was seen helping make his 38-year-old mother comfortable before he died. Anna Nicole Smith noticed him slumped in a chair Sunday morning and called for help. Hospital staff unsuccessfully tried CPR and other measures to revive him.

Scott dismissed media reports that Anna Nicole Smith's son had antidepressants or other drugs in his system.

"It's sheer speculation. It's irresponsible speculation, may I point out," he told reporters.

Ferguson, the assistant police commissioner, told the AP that no drug paraphernalia or traces of illegal drugs were found on Daniel Smith, in the hospital room or near the room.

Police believe Daniel Smith went directly to Doctors Hospital in Nassau after arriving in the Bahamas by plane, Ferguson said.

Daniel Smith was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later. The son had small roles in her movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit." He also appeared on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show."

Anna Nicole Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year.

She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in June at age 67.

Smith won a $474 million judgment, which was cut to about $89 million, and eventually reduced to zero. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Smith could continue to pursue her claim in federal courts in California, despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was the sole heir.

Anna Nicole 'Cannot Hide' Her Grief

Anna Nicole Smith is too overcome by grief to even talk about the cause of her 20-year-old son Daniel's death Sunday, just three days after she gave birth to a baby girl, those close to the situation said Tuesday.

New York City-based TrimSpa CEO Alex Goen, for whose product Smith is a spokesperson, told CNN's Larry King that he had spoken to Smith only two hours before the broadcast. In their conversation, which lasted between 45 minutes and a hour, Goen said the distraught mother was "only coherent for about five minutes."

"It was a very emotional conversation," said Goen, who described himself as a friend as well as a business colleague of Smith's. "She broke down many times. The few times she was coherent she talked about her baby girl. She brightened up for a moment there, but then very quickly started thinking about Daniel and broke down immediately afterwards."

Asked if he and Smith had discussed the cause of Daniel's death, Goen replied, "We would not get into that kind of conversation. She was not in that state to talk about the cause."

He added, "How does a mom deal with that? Most moms never have to deal with the death of a son." Regarding Smith's association with TrimSpa, Goen said, "We would love to have her remain with the company. … At this point, we're really not thinking about that too much. We just want to comfort her. … Her baby girl needs her to be strong."

King also talked with Smith's Bahamian obstetrician, Dr. Hubert Minnis, who delivered Smith's daughter via C-section Thursday in Nassau's Doctors Hospital. He said Smith had come through the procedure "remarkably" and was "talking quite jovially" when the baby arrived. In her current physical condition, she can travel home to the U.S. "if she wants to, very, very soon."

But, he said, "emotionally, like any mother who has lost a child, she is experiencing grief. (She) cannot hide such a thing." He also said that he "was not informed" of the cause of Daniel's death, which police say took place while the young man was asleep in Smith's hospital room. "As an obstetrician," Minnis said, "I would not be managing him."

On Tuesday Her Majesty's Coroner Linda P. Virgill told PEOPLE, "The cause of death is not natural. However, we wish to reserve the cause of death at this time pending the toxicologist examination and report for confirmation of cause of death. Friday is the likely release date for the autopsy and toxicology report."


THE busty blond starlet who called Paris Hilton a lousy actress has an ax to grind, says the director of Hilton's new direct-to-video comedy.

As we reported this week, Simona Fusco, who dances topless in "Bottoms Up," said Hilton showed up late on the set and hadn't memorized her lines.

But filmmaker Erik MacArthur told us the hotel heiress not only was perfectly competent, but has star quality. "I think Simona is trying to take down the movie," MacArthur added.

While he won't speculate on the Italian starlet's motives, MacArthur admitted having a fling with Fusco and giving her just one line to speak: "Last one in is a rotten egg!"

Meanwhile, Hilton parties on. She was again seen sucking face with Travis Barker as she sat in his lap at the Vanity Fair/Kanye West party at Butter on Monday night, after first downing shots of Patron at the John Varvatos after-party at the new Gramercy hot spot Parea.

Barker's estranged wife, "Dancing With the Stars" star Shanna Moakler, tells Us Weekly her hubby's smooching is "done out of spite . . . I won't speak to him."

Barker's rep insisted to the mag that he and Paris are no more than friends. Friends with benefits?

West, who was recently named to the International Best-Dressed List, was also celebrating his engagement to high school sweetheart Alexis. After the Luca Luca show, one lucky photographer got a shot of the bride-to-be, but when the shutterbug asked Alexis her last name, Kanye interrupted: "You don't need to know because it's going to be West!"

Meanwhile, Ian Schrager, the owner of the Gramercy Park Hotel, explained to Page Six why Paris is not welcome at the hotel's Rose Bar. "I have absolutely nothing personal against Paris Hilton - in fact I've never even met her. We're just trying to do something different here."

New "Model" for Chinese TV

A local version of the hit reality TV franchise "America's Next Top Model" is coming to China in January.

Production on "China's Next Top Model" will be based in Shanghai. Budding supermodels vying for runway renown amid the glitz and glamour of the fashion world will travel outside mainland China as part of the series. The search for candidates will also take place in the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.

The series is scheduled to premiere in primetime on Saturdays on Shanghai Media Group's Dragon TV.

The U.S. "Model," created, hosted and executive produced by Tyra Banks, has been ramping up its presence in such far-flung territories as the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Pakistan. The original version has been sold to 110 countries, and there are already local versions in 12 countries, including Australia, the U.K. and Canada.

Cause of Smith son's death investigated

Police investigating the death of Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son said they had no evidence that he had suffered a heart attack or that drugs were involved.

The cause of death remained under investigation Tuesday.

The Nassau Guardian, citing unidentified sources, reported Monday that Daniel Wayne Smith had died of a heart attack. On Tuesday, the newspaper reported that a preliminary investigation found that Smith had antidepressants in his system. It cited sources close to the case.

Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamian Police Force, dismissed the reports. "That's just talk, we have no evidence at this time to suggest that," he told The Associated Press, when asked whether drugs had contributed to Smith's death.

Earlier, the commissioner told People magazine that there was no evidence "at this time" that the young man had suffered a heart attack.

Smith died Saturday while visiting his celebrity mother in the hospital three days after she gave birth to a girl.

A funeral home hired by the family said Tuesday it expected to receive Smith's body after an autopsy is completed.

"Once the hospital has released the remains to our establishment, we are then able to process all of the documents for repatriation to California," said Loretta Butler-Turner of Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematoriums.

Police said they were investigating the death as they would any other in the Caribbean country, and they were waiting for a pathologist's report to determine the cause.

"We have got to give them to time to do their job professionally and properly. I wait for them," Ferguson told the AP.

It was unclear whether a coroner had completed the autopsy, or if police would release the results.

"If the family requests that the information not be given out, then certainly, I imagine we would do as they ask," Ferguson said.

The body was identified at the morgue Monday by Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, who is also handling arrangements with the funeral home, Butler said.

Smith was the product of his mother's 1985 marriage to Billy Smith. The couple, who met while working together at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Texas, divorced in 1987. The son had small roles in her movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit."

Robin Bonnema, a spokeswoman for Trimspa, the diet products company that has been endorsed by Anna Nicole Smith, said she did not know the name of the baby girl's father.

The 38-year-old reality TV star married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year.

She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in June at age 67.

In the long-running dispute, Smith had won a $474 million judgment, which was cut to about $89 million, and eventually reduced to zero. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Smith could continue to pursue her claim in federal courts in California despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was the sole heir.

Anna 'Tried to Wake' Son

Sunday's death of Anna Nicole's Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, continues to be investigated in the Bahamas, where the young man was found sitting upright in a chair after going to see his mother and his new half-sister in the private Doctors' Hospital in Nassau.

"The deceased, who had been visiting in the hospital, was supposedly asleep in the chair in the room and didn't seem to wake up," Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told reporters.

"It would appear from our report that the mother had gotten up, saw him in the chair and he appeared to be sound asleep. She tried to wake him up, he was unresponsive and she sounded the alarm. … Doctors were called to check him and he was subsequently pronounced dead," Ferguson said.

A post-mortem examination is due to yield a likely explanation for the death, said Ferguson, stating, "We are waiting the report from the pathologist to help us conclude what the cause of death was."

Asked if drugs or alcohol may have played a role, he said, "I don't have any information which suggests any of those things. (But) it's a matter that's being investigated and we have not closed the door as such on anything."

He also said, "The preliminary investigation showed there were no visible injuries to the body, no sign of any violence in that room of any nature – nothing there to suggest what may be the cause of death."

Smith, who on Thursday gave birth to a 6 lb., 9 oz. girl, has not yet been interviewed about her son's death, said Ferguson, citing her current physical and psychological fragility, but she will be.

"This is her son who was in her room in the hospital," said Ferguson. "I would imagine that would be pretty traumatic."

Ferguson's account, however, somewhat conflicts with a statement from a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, a diet pill endorsed by the formerly zaftig Playboy Playmate. Rather than placing Daniel in a chair in the hospital, the statement says he "had been found not breathing, in bed" Sunday morning and had "visited Anna and his new half-sister the night before he passed away," the New York Daily News reports.

The new baby's father is believed to be Smith's recent ex-boyfriend, celebrity photographer Larry Birkhead, who claimed paternity last June, the Daily News reports. In October 2005, Smith had told the Louisville Courier Journal, "Larry keeps me occupied so I don't have to worry about being lonely anymore."

In a message on his Web site, Birkhead wrote: "I have absolutely no comment on the reports of a childbirth" or "any other events."

Daniel's father is Smith's first husband, Billy Smith, whom she divorced in 1987.

Body of Smith's son going to California

The remains of Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son, who died suddenly while visiting his celebrity mother in the hospital, were to be returned to his home in California with no official word yet on what caused his death.

A funeral home hired by the family of the 38-year-old reality TV star, who had given birth to a healthy baby girl in the same hospital three days earlier, said Tuesday it expected to receive Daniel Smith's body after police completed an autopsy.

"Once the hospital has released the remains to our establishment, we are then able to process all of the documents for repatriation to California," said Loretta Butler-Turner of Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematoriums.

It was unclear whether police had completed the autopsy that was under way Monday, or if they would release the results.

"If the family requests that the information not be given out, then certainly, I imagine we would do as they ask," said Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamian Police Force.

The body was identified at the morgue Monday by Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, who is also handling arrangements with the funeral home, Butler said.

The funeral home dealt with another Bahamas celebrity tragedy when it helped the family of R&B singer Aaliyah transport her body back to the United States following an August 2001 plane crash.

Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year.

She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in June at age 67.

In the long-running dispute, Smith had won a $474 million judgment, which was cut to about $89 million, and eventually reduced to zero. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Smith could continue to pursue her claim in federal courts in California despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was the sole heir.

Daniel Smith, who died Saturday, was the product of Smith's 1985 marriage to Billy Smith. The couple, who met while working together at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Texas, divorced in 1987. The son had small roles in her movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit."

Robin Bonnema, a spokeswoman for Trimspa, the diet products company that has been endorsed by Smith, said she did not know the name of the baby girl's father.

Ban on skinny models shocks fashion world

The world's first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other catwalk pageants.

Madrid's fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that young girls and women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.

Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health, rather than a waif-like, or heroin chic look.

But Cathy Gould, of New York's Elite modeling agency, said the fashion industry was being used as a scapegoat for illnesses like anorexia and bulimia.

"I think its outrageous, I understand they want to set this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the model and what about the freedom of the designer," said Gould, Elite's North America director, adding that the move could harm careers of naturally "gazelle-like" models.

Madrid's regional government, which sponsors the show and imposed restrictions, said it did not blame designers and models for anorexia. It said the fashion industry had a responsibility to portray healthy body images.

"Fashion is a mirror and many teenagers imitate what they see on the catwalk," said regional official Concha Guerra.

The mayor of Milan, Italy, Letizia Moratti told an Italian newspaper this week she would seek a similar ban for her city's show unless it could find a solution to "sick" looking models.


The Madrid show is using the body mass index or BMI -- based on weight and height -- to measure models. It has turned away 30 percent of women who took part in the previous event. Medics will be on hand at the September 18-22 show to check models.

Under the Madrid ruling, models must have a BMI rating of around 18. That would disqualify top Spanish model Esther Canadas, and supermodels like Kate Moss, based on unofficial records of their height and weight.

"The restrictions could be quite a shock to the fashion world at the beginning, but I'm sure it's important as far as health is concerned," said Leonor Perez Pita, director of Madrid's show, also known as the Pasarela Cibeles.

When asked if they supported controls, seven Spanish designers showing at Madrid either declined to comment or said they did not want to become involved in the controversy. Designers in Milan gave a similar response.

A spokeswoman for the Association of Fashion Designers of Spain, which represents those at Madrid fashion week, said the group supported restrictions and its concern was the quality of collections, not the size of models.

Eating disorder activists said many Spanish model agencies and designers oppose the ban and they had doubts whether the new rules would be followed.

"If they don't go along with it the next step is to seek legislation, just like with tobacco," said Carmen Gonzalez of Spain's Association in Defense of Attention for Anorexia and Bulimia, which has campaigned for restrictions since the 1990s.

Elite's Gould said fashion was not to blame for eating disorders that usually started at home due to poor eating habits and constant dieting by mothers.

So far, Madrid's move has yet to spark a worldwide trend toward catwalk shows with curvier figures.

London Fashion Week said in a statement it would not put restrictions on what type of models its designers use.


Paris Hilton. Spends $500,000 a year on clothes and has 1,000 outfits just for one pet alone. Well, forgetting her love for clothes, her love for animals caused her to recently drive (pre that DUI arrest in handcuffs in Los Angeles about which you've just read, right?) from Vegas to L.A. Why? Because she was schlepping six animals, and the airplane wouldn't take her with her monkey and ferrets. I mean, forget about her clothes.

Christie Brinkley. As you may have heard, she is not really thrilled with hubby Peter Cook at the moment. As you may not have heard, she once lived in Mexico and she went into their jungle to learn shooting. She says: "I'd shoot coconuts out of the trees. I got pretty good. I could shoot a coconut down in one shot." Note to Peter Cook, watch it, kid.

Rare Rejection

PARIS Hilton is not wanted at Ian Schrager's Gramercy Park Hotel. Friday night, after partying at Marquee and drinking "lots" of vodka and pineapple juice, Hilton tried to join Orlando Bloom, Winona Ryder and Josh Lucas in the hotel's Rose Bar, but bouncer Damien stopped her due to Schrager's decree that "the likes of Paris Hilton and her ilk are not welcome here." Hilton had further bad luck Sunday when she crashed the party at Milla Jovovich's townhouse - after the bash was over.

Smith Gives Birth to Daughter, Mourns Son's Death

Anna Nicole Smith has gained and lost a child in the space of only a few days.

The former Playboy playmate gave birth to a baby girl last Thursday (Sept. 7) in the Bahamas, three days before her 20-year-old son was found dead in a hospital on Sunday morning, report news sources.

The following was posted on her official website: "On September 7th Anna Nicole gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl. Her son Daniel was in the Bahamas with her to share in the joy of his baby sister when he passed away suddenly on the morning of September 10th. We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor.

"Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."

The authorities are investigating what happened to Daniel Smith, who was found in a room of the private Doctor's Hospital in Nassau. He was often seen on his mother's reality series, "The Anna Nicole Show," on E!

Daniel is Smith's son from her first marriage. She didn't have a child by her second husband, the late Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, but a recent Supreme Court ruling last month allowed her to pursue his fortune, which was being disputed by Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, who recently passed away.

Smith, 38, hasn't released the name of her daughter or who the father is.

Wait For Paris

IT looks like Paris Hilton's work ethic is a lot like Lindsay Lohan's. Hilton's "Bottoms Up" co-star, Simona Fusco, told Chaunce Hayden, "I don't think there's any talent there. My biggest problem with Paris was that she was always late on the set . . . It became very annoying . . . Everyone gets tired. By the time Paris finally showed up, she was usually coming from a party . . . She never memorized her lines. So now, not only does she show up late, but on top of it she didn't have her lines ready to go. It was a very long day working with Paris."


RANGER star Petr Prucha and supermodel Karolina Kurkova - who were born in the same Czech town, Decin - dining at Michael Jordan's in Grand Central Terminal.

A Role Model

IT was monkey see, monkey do at the launch of, the Web site of Stephanie Pappas' boutique, Eva, at the George Brown Studio. When model Erin Wasson and her girlfriends sat down and started lounging on the white studio floor, other guests suddenly sat down, too, to the confusion of DJ Justine D. One onlooker said, "Everyone, tipsy from the specialty-rum cocktails, had no problem being all dressed up and perched on the floor because a cover girl was doing it."

London-area neighbors complain about supermodel Claudia Schiffer's dogs

Police plan to meet with supermodel Claudia Schiffer to discuss complaints that her dogs are intimidating walkers near her country mansion.

Police said Friday they hope the talks will solve problems around Schiffer's home near Bury St. Edmunds, a rural town northeast of London.

Locals walking on a footpath that runs alongside the estate have complained about Schiffer's dogs "running wild," said a spokeswoman for police in the county of Suffolk.

"A public footpath runs alongside the grounds, where locals walk dogs. We first received a complaint in December that one of the dogs had bitten another dog," said the spokeswoman.

"More recently, a local parish council has received a number of complaints to say that dogs are still 'running wild.' "

The spokeswoman said a local officer hopes to meet Schiffer soon and "resolve the problem."

Schiffer lives in Coldham Hall, a 16th-century mansion, with her husband, film producer Matthew Vaughn. She is believed to own an Irish wolfhound and a German shepherd.

Rep: Paris Sorry About DUI

Although Paris Hilton said Thursday her DUI arrest that morning "was nothing," her rep insists she's taking it seriously.

"She regrets what happened," Hilton's publicist, Elliott Mintz, tells the New York Daily News. "She did not take this matter lightly or frivolously. She had never been arrested before, and it was clearly humiliating and disorienting."

Hilton told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Thursday morning that she'd been "speeding a little bit" to an In-N-Out Burger after leaving a charity event where she'd had only one margarita.

"Paris regrets getting behind the wheel with even one drink," says Mintz. "She had not eaten all day. She was a little weak. She left the event intending to go to In-N-Out Burger. She is a big fan of fast food."

Hilton, 25, was pulled over in her Mercedes-Benz at 12:31 a.m. in Hollywood for driving erratically. She took a Breathalyzer test showing her blood alcohol level to be 0.08, the minimum required for a DUI arrest in California.

She was handcuffed and taken to the Hollywood police station, where she was booked. Officer Martha Garcia tells the Daily News that Hilton's passenger in the car, reportedly Rod Stewart's daughter Kimberly, "also appeared to be intoxicated, so the Mercedes was impounded."

Hilton says DUI arrest was 'nothing'

For once, Paris Hilton wasn't happy to be the center of attention. Hours after paparazzi swarmed the Hollywood police station where the celebutante was booked for investigation of drunk driving, she told radio host Ryan Seacrest people were making too big a deal out of her arrest.

"Everything I do is blown out of proportion and it really hurts my feelings," said Hilton, who called the incident "nothing."

Los Angeles police officers stopped the 25-year-old socialite early Thursday morning after she was seen driving erratically, said Officer Marjan Mobasser.

The singer, actress, handbag designer and heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune told KIIS-FM's Seacrest she was on an early morning hamburger run when she was stopped.

She hadn't eaten all day and was "starving," Hilton explained. So the one-time pitchwoman for Carl's Jr. said she decided to visit a neighborhood In-N-Out burger stand.

"So maybe I was speeding a little bit and I got pulled over," she said, denying that she was driving recklessly.

"I was just really hungry and I wanted to have an In-N-Out burger," she said.

Police said she had a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent, the minimum to warrant an arrest.

Hilton had spent Wednesday filming a music video and going out for dinner with her sister Nicky and some friends. Later they headed to a charity event, where Hilton said she had one margarita.

According to a national research study, a 137-pound woman would need to consume three drinks in one hour on an empty stomach to reach a .08 blood-alcohol level. The 5-foot-8-inch fashionably lithe Hilton likely weighs much less than that.

Police turned over the misdemeanor case to the Los Angeles city attorney's office, which will decide whether to file charges. If Hilton is charged she likely will be arraigned on Sept. 28, said city attorney spokesman Nick Velasquez.

If convicted, Hilton could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. As a first-time offender, however, she is more likely to receive a fine, probation and license suspension and be ordered to perform community service and attend an alcohol-rehabilitation program.

Thursday's arrest represented just the latest confrontation with the legal system for the celebrity heiress.

In February, a Superior Court judge ordered Hilton to stay away from event producer Brian Quintana after he claimed she shoved him on at least three occasions and badmouthed him.

A month earlier, actress and diamond heiress Zeta Graff filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Hilton claiming the heiress spewed "vicious lies" to the New York Post about an altercation the two had in a London nightclub.

In November, Hilton was a passenger in a silver Bentley that a companion drove into the back of a large commercial truck, scratching the hood of the car. That mishap was captured on videotape, as was a June incident when Hilton's Range Rover was backed into a car in a parking garage.

But the most famous Hilton videotape remains the one that surfaced in 2003, of her and an ex-boyfriend having sex. Until then she had just been just another pretty face on the party circuit.

The sex tape made her an overnight cyberspace celebrity and instant favorite of the tabloids. Her reality TV series "The Simple Life" debuted soon after.

In 2004, Hilton released her book, "Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose."

She has also appeared in episodes of television's "The O.C." and "Veronica Mars" and had a role in the 2005 horror flick "House of Wax."

Hilton released a perfume bearing her name in 2004. Earlier this year, she unveiled her cell-phone video game, "Diamondquest." She'll follow that with a line of Paris Hilton purses and cosmetics.

Hilton's string of boyfriends has also kept her in the news. She was engaged for several months to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis before dating another Greek shipping heir, Stavros Niarchos III. She has also been linked to former University of Southern California football star Matt Leinert, who recently signed with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

Recently, Hilton announced she had taken a vow of sexual abstinence.

We Hear...

THAT Gisele Bundchen is marking her 10th anniversary as a supermodel with a coffee table tome from powerHouse Books with previously unpublished art collaborations, family snaps and plenty of fashion photos.

Arrested Paris Hilton says just wanted a burger

Celebrity Paris Hilton was arrested in Hollywood early on Thursday for suspected drunk driving, but she said the incident had been blown out of proportion and that she may have been speeding to get a late-night burger.

Hilton, 25, the heiress to the Hilton hotel dynasty known for her hard-partying lifestyle, was pulled over by police in Hollywood around 1 a.m. for driving erratically.

She told KIIS-FM radio in an interview on Thursday morning that she had been to a charity fund-raiser party after a long day shooting a music video and had just one margarita.

"I had one margarita (and) was starving because I had not eaten all day," she said. "Maybe I was speeding a little bit and I got pulled over. I was just really hungry and I wanted to have an In-N-Out Burger."

The star of reality show "The Simple Life," who had a surprise summer hit with her first pop single "Stars are Blind," said that as usual there were a lot of photographers around.

"I think they (the police) wanted to make a statement. They even said 'there are a lot of people watching. We don't want them to think we are giving you special treatment'," Hilton said.

Police said Hilton failed a sobriety test but she has not been charged with any offense. That decision will be made by the Los Angles County District Attorney in the next few days.

Hilton's publicist Elliot Mintz, who picked up his client from the police station, said Hilton was affected more than usual by the one drink she had because it was "one drink on an empty stomach after a full day's work."

"It's the absolute minimum amount of alcohol in your system that would justify an arrest," he told reporters.

The incident made national headlines on Thursday.

"Everything I do is blown out of proportion," said Hilton, not known for shying away from publicity. "It really hurts my feelings."

Mintz said Kimberly Stewart, the daughter of rocker Rod Stewart, was in Hilton's Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren when she was pulled over.

Hilton shot to fame for an amateur sex video that showed up on the Internet in 2003. Her party-going and complex love life have ensured that she has rarely been off the celebrity radar since.

Earlier this year, a judge ordered Hilton to stay away from a Los Angeles party planner who accused her of bombarding him with angry phone calls, shoving him and threatening his life.

They're Krazy For Kate

SURE, she's battled a cocaine problem and has nauseating taste in guys, but Kate Moss can still put grown men in a frenzy. The reed-thin supermodel made her debut this week as new face of Agent Provocateur lingerie, starring in a short Web movie where she writhes around in tiny black panties, a corset, bra, tights and leather gloves. But the flick, filmed by "Leaving Las Vegas" director Mike Figgis, got so many hits Tuesday that it crashed within hours.

Hilton Arrested for DUI

Paris Hilton has had a run-in with the police over drinking one margarita.

The heiress/recording artist was arrested in Hollywood during the wee hours on Thursday, Sept. 7 and charged with driving under the influence, reports She says that she "regrets it occurred."

Hilton and her passenger, gal pal Kimberly Stewart, were pulled over around 12:31 a.m. in Hollywood. Because of the celebutante's erratic driving, police suspected intoxication and administered a Breathalyzer test, which read .08, the miniumum blood-alcohol level that is still considered illegal in California.

A cooperative Hilton was then ushered to the Hollywood LAPD division for booking, where she was met by her publicist Elliot Mintz, sister Nicky and Nicky's boyfriend Kevin Connolly of "Entourage." After being held for only about an hour and a half -- the usual is about three hours -- Paris was released on her own recognizance as the paparazzi began to gather around the police station.

On the drive home, Paris picked up a pack of cigarettes and explained that she had been up for 24 hours shooting a music video with nothing to eat the entire day. Mintz added that his client had also attended a charity event, an Us Weekly magazine party and visited one nightclub-- all of which conspired to make the one margarita she drank during the day all the more powerful on her already exhausted, depleted body.

Despite TMZ's best efforts, they were not able to get their hands on Hilton's booking photo. According to an unidentified source at the police station, the picture wasn't as unflattering as some of the more notorious celebrity mugshots, explaining, "Look, it ain't Nick Nolte, okay?"

If convicted of a misdemeanor DUI, Hilton could face up to three months' probation, have her license restricted for 90 days and ordered to enter an alcohol program.

Hilton has had minor brushes with the law before, once in November 2005 when the police pulled her, Stewart, boyfriend Stavros Niarchos and "Laguna Beach" star Talan Torriero over after Niarchos hit a parked car while pulling away from a nightclub. They were released shortly afterward, and Hilton was seen on video blowing the cops a kiss and saying, "Thank you, officers. We love the police."

Also, previous theft charges were dropped against her for stealing her own sex tape from a newstand. Hilton was caught on camera swiping the "One Night in Paris" DVD and then allegedly tearing down a poster advertising the video. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office decided it was not "in the interest of justice" to prosecute the hotel heiress.

Hilton released her self-titled album in August and hit the Billboard 100 as high as No. 18 with the reggae-influenced "Stars Are Blind." A fifth season of her reality show, "The Simple Life," with ex-friend Nicole Richie is in development over on E!

Lisa Marie, Eva star in Viva Glam

Lisa Marie Presley, Debbie Harry, Eve and Dita Von Teese are the newest crop of unlikely makeup models in MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam ad campaign.

It's not just the spokesmodels who are unusual, it's also the product they promote: 100 percent of the sales of Viva Glam lipsticks and lip glosses are donated to HIV and AIDS programs, including treatment, education and daily necessities.

Presley said she agreed to participate in the campaign because of its fundraising efforts.

"MAC is actually, honestly, really true blue about its charity," the 38-year-old singer — and daughter of Elvis Presley — told The Associated Press in a recent phone interview.

"You can see it making headway. They've raised $70 million that's been used incredibly well. It's not a campaign full of fluff, and I'm not a fluff person."

Presley said she's known Harry for several years and has crossed paths with Von Teese, but hadn't met Eve until the photo shoot a few weeks ago.

Even though she doesn't consider herself to be either a beauty expert or a model, she tried to put her best face on for the campaign, Presley said, because of the cause and the interesting and admirable group of women she was working with.

"I think we're all reaching out in a different direction — whoever can reach a certain segment of the audience," she said.

So, who's her audience?

"That's a complex question. Based on my fan base, it's 80 percent gay, young girls, bikers, women my age and then some occasional Elvis fans. It's an eclectic potpourri," she said with a laugh. "If I go to a signing or show, it's a rainbow."

Previous spokesmodels for the ad campaign, which debuted 12 years ago, include Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Pamela Anderson and Boy George.

John Demsey, global president of MAC and chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund, said this year's models were chosen for their personal commitment to the fight against AIDS.

"We want to rattle some cages. We want to grab people's attention and not let them turn away. And most importantly, we want to reach even more people. Our Viva Glam VI spokespeople cut through the clutter. They are all incredibly talented and have strong and distinct points of view and unique perspectives on this crisis," he said in a statement.

We Hear...

THAT Heidi Klum and Maggie Gyllenhaal beautify their bulging baby bumps with Biggs & Featherbelle Belly Balm, which helps erase stretch marks.


A SPAT broke out on the New York Public Library's Young Lions board last week after one board member objected to a bevy of hot fashion models and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour being featured in the tony charity's celebrity readings later this year. Titan Capital banker Russell Abrams went ballistic when an e-mail was sent to board members stating that the first event would be a "fashion" reading and speakers like comely Karolina Kurkova would be introduced by Wintour. Abrams e-mailed everyone saying: "Last time I checked, Vogue was full of pictures and advertisements. If you want people in the picture business, why not have them talk about . . . how to dress to hide one's pot belly or eating disorder. I cannot imagine listening to them regurgitate their high-school reading." After board members complained to Abrams about his insensitivity, he wrote back: "I deeply regret my word selection and any offense it caused. I do believe that having some famous models read will not be very interesting except when they pronounce a multi-syllable word."

Dashed Off

DASH, the new magazine that promotes "determination, attitude, success and happiness," didn't have much luck getting its message out in the premiere summer issue. Christie Brinkley is the cover girl and Carmen Electra appears on the back cover in a public service ad. Both women, of course, are now in the middle of sensational divorces. A Dash spokeswoman said, "They were both chosen before all of that happened . . . What can you do?"

Use My House

THINGS seem to be heating up between Gisele Bundchen and "Fantastic Four" star Chris Evans. A source tells us Evans - who recently split with his girlfriend of two years, Jessica Biel - injured his ankle during a photo shoot for Men's Health magazine in New York last week while the supermodel was visiting family in her native Brazil. Bundchen couldn't fly to be with him, but she let him recuperate in her apartment. A rep for Bundchen didn't return e-mails.

Graffiti artist sneaks doctored Paris Hilton albums into British record stores

Some Paris Hilton fans may have got more - or less - than they bargained for when they bought her debut album.

Record chain HMV said Sunday it had pulled from shelves several copies of Hilton's Paris album that appeared to have been doctored by British graffiti artist and prankster Banksy.

The doctored version includes a topless image of the celebrity heiress, as well as a picture in which she sports the head of a dog.

A sticker advertises the album's "hits" - "Why am I Famous?" "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?"

Instead of Hilton's perky pop, the CD inside features 40 minutes of remixed music by a musician identified only as "DM."

Banksy's spokeswoman, Jo Brooks, said the artist had hidden 500 copies of the altered album in record stores across Britain.

"They're very subtly done and do look like the original albums," Brooks said. "You have to look quite carefully to see what he's done."

HMV said it had recovered seven copies of the Banksy version of the album from two stores in Brighton, southern England. The chain said it planned to auction off the copies.

Banksy, who has managed to disguise his identity despite his spreading fame, began by scattering subversive stenciled images across British cities, but has moved on to books and gallery shows.

He has surreptitiously hung faux artworks in major galleries in New York, Paris and London, and displayed a rock painting of a spear-toting man pushing a shopping cart in the British Museum.

Last year he stenciled a series of images, including balloons and mountain vistas, on the Palestinian side of Israel's West Bank "security barrier."

Aussie model Ward no "Stranger" to thriller

Australian supermodel Gemma Ward will make her feature debut opposite Liv Tyler in the suspense thriller "The Strangers."

The project revolves around a couple in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three masked strangers. Tyler is the female half of the couple. Ward is one of the masked strangers.Production begins in the fall with an eye toward an October 2007 release. Bryan Bertino is directing the Rogue Pictures project from his own script.

Ward, 18, was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue when the magazine profiled her in its "Return of the Supermodel" issue in 2004. She is the face of Calvin Klein's newest fragrance, Obsession Night, and was featured in John Mayer's music video for "Daughters."

My Pal Paris

COULD it be that Lance Armstrong has taken a break from incessantly working out with his new best friend, Matthew McConaughey - to spend time with Paris Hilton? The two showed up to the Key Club in L.A. Tuesday night to catch the band the Vacation. "They came together, they hung out and left together," said our spy. They missed Linkin Park's Chester Bennington hopping onstage with main attraction Metal Skool and belting out a few songs.

'Top Model' Diva's Cinematic 'Crossover'

"They always go, 'Oh my God, you're tall,'" says "America's Top Model" third season winner Eva Pigford about how fans expect her to be shorter in person. The model-actress has another surprise up her designer sleeve with her silver screen debut in "Crossover."

"I think they'll be surprised at how evil I am. I play a really bad girl," she says, adding that people who have already caught the film tell her, 'You are such a great "B."' And they say the 'B'-word. And it's like, 'Okay, good. That's what I was supposed to do.' I never thought that would be a compliment, but it is."

Pigford, aka Eva the Diva, plays Vanessa, a Detroit nail technician who cozies up to wannabe doctor Noah Cruise (Wesley Jonathan), who also happens to have remarkable streetball skills. She's outwardly supportive of his med school scholarship, but secretly believes that with her influence, he'll decide to take businessman Vaughn's (Wayne Brady) offer to sign on with the NBA instead.

"I based my character on a few people I know actually," says Pigford. "This character is a troubled girl who acts out because of her pain, what she's been through. She's a very smart and bright girl and she's an opportunist. I definitely played it straight with her. It was about deception and manipulation, and that's what made her so evil. Her charming and endearing personality kind of made it even worse."

As a model, she also understood the transformational qualities of her character's wardrobe.

"I think that the clothes are definitely revealing and short and tight," she observes. "It coincided with the fact that she was a promiscuous girl and one that strives for a lot of attention and praise from others. And dressing a certain way, it attracted a certain crowd and certain applauses and cheers. And so I was that girl in a little bitty miniskirt and halter-top."

Despite her insight into Vanessa, Pigford still found it hard to fully embrace the character's level of egomania.

"I found the looking genuinely conniving in my eyes [to be the most difficult]," confesses Pigford. "It's this certain look. You can think it, but until you're there and can completely feel it, it won't relay in your performance. And so to get to that space where I am so selfish that it's all about me took a lot. You think it's easy to play that bad guy. It's easy to say a couple of bad words, but to really be that person, it takes some work."

The budding actress also found the numerous kissing scenes with Jonathan a different kind of challenge.

"I was uncomfortable initially," she admits. "It's different, you know? It's like, 'You're great, and I love to act beside you, but now we've got to kiss and like, thrust on each other.' But I think it made -- to shape the characters and their relationship -- it did a really good job with that. It's something you've got to deal with on an individual basis and try to access that emotion."

Acting is by no means a new passion for Pigford, who studied theater in college, where she starred in the student film "The Walk," currently available on video. Pigford is the latest "Top Model" contestant to demonstrate a natural affinity for performance. Her competitor Yaya DaCosta danced her way onto the big screen with "Take the Lead" this year; second season winner Yoanna House brought her budget fashion sense to host Style's "The Look for Less"; and Cycle 5 contestant Kim Stolz now hosts the new music program "The Freshman" for mtvU.

"I definitely think they're multifaceted," says Pigford. "I believe that with this show, these people are characters. It is a broad spectrum and it goes outside of just modeling. So you meet people who are extremely intelligent and have skills a lot of the times in the arts, which makes a great model. Like someone who's an amazing dancer, their lines are amazing and it makes for a great model. So I think you look for the characteristics of all these different things, and you decide she'd be great on 'Top Model,' but in all, she's just a great talent period."

Pigford hopes her acting career will to go beyond the surface and really showcase these other talents.

"My dream role first of all would be something like Charlize Theron in 'Monster,'" she says. "I want something stripped of beauty, stripped of anything glamorized. No makeup, dingy hair, dingy clothes, where you can just completely get into that character and what's really going on outside of the facade."

"Crossover" opens nationwide on Friday, Sept. 1.


PARIS Hilton's career as a pop star is fizzling as quickly as one of her blink-and-you'll-miss-it relationships.

In its first week out of the gate, Hilton's first CD is being widely seen as a certified flop. "Paris," which features the single "Stars Are Blind," sold a lackluster 75,000 copies in the United States - a pittance compared to Christina Aguilera's first-week sales of 320,000, according to Soundscan.

And projected sales for next week are said to be a measly 30,000, which is a larger than normal second week drop.

"Paris" is languishing at the bottom of Billboard's Hot 100 - so Hilton's label rushed out her second single, "Turn It Up," which isn't doing very well either.

"The international outlook is not much better for her," one industry source told Page Six. "The international people are not inclined to do a big push since she can't back up the album with a tour. Obviously, she can't sing live."

The source added that Hilton was advised a year ago to train her voice, work with choreographers and learn an instrument to prepare for a limited tour, but "obviously she didn't listen."

Hilton's rep, Elliot Mintz, said, "To me, [the album] sounds huge. For a newcomer, this is incredibly impressive."

Meanwhile, Hilton's reputation as a dirty girl put one of her former sex partners on edge after they'd been to bed together.

Elijah Blue Allman, the hunky son of Cher and Gregg Allman, boasted to Howard Stern the other day that he had a fling with Hilton before she was famous - but he got nervous right afterward that he might have picked up a sexually transmitted disease from her. Allman says he was so worried, he raced downstairs and grabbed a household cleaning product to pour over his private parts and "disinfect" them.

While Stern flipped over the tawdry tale, aired over his Sirius Satellite Radio raunchfest show, Hilton wasn't thrilled with the disclosure. "She's not happy about it," said a source, despite the fact Allman tried to lessen the low blow by noting she was a "sweet girl" nonetheless.

Hilton Furious With Cher's Son

Paris Hilton is furious with Cher's son for claiming the two had sex and worrying he caught a sexually transmitted disease from her.

Elijah Blue Allman, Cher's son by rocker Gregg Allman, went on the raunchy Howard Stern radio show last week boasting he had a fling with Hilton before she became famous.

Allman, who is the lead singer and guitarist for the band 'Deadsy', claims that after the encounter he became so worried he might have contracted something he scrubbed down his private parts with household bathroom cleaner Tilex.

According The Scoop, a source claims Hilton is "not happy" about his comments, even though he described Hilton as a "sweet girl."

Allman also said he had sex years ago with Hilton's reality show co-star and former best friend Nicole Richie and claims the two are still friends.

Amber Valletta Out of Treatment Facility

Amber Valletta has completed a stint at The Meadows rehabilitation facility in Wickenburg, Ariz., a rep for the actress has confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.

In a statement released through her publicist, Ame Van Iden, Valletta, 32, tells PEOPLE, "As was correctly reported earlier this week, my stay at The Meadows had nothing to do with substance abuse or addiction; I am pleased to say I have seven years' sobriety. But I continue every day to heal and grow as a person."

On Thursday, the New York Daily News reported that Valletta had sought treatment for stress and non-substance-related issues.

Valletta, an Oklahoma native, began modeling at 15 and has posed for Elizabeth Arden, Louis Vuitton and Versace, among others. From 1995 to 1996 she co-hosted MTV's House of Style with fellow supermodel Shalom Harlow.

Her first major film role was in 2000's What Lies Beneath, and she has since appeared in movies including 2005's Hitch and Transporter 2. Next year, she'll be seen in the thriller Dead Silence and the comedy My Sexiest Year.

She is married to pro volleyball player Christian "Chip" McCaw, 33; their son, Auden, is 5.

Kate & Pete: Troubled Love

Some couples are torn apart by distance, others by a lack of time. For Kate Moss and Pete Doherty, the trouble in their relationship seems to come from a more tangible source: drugs.

As PEOPLE reports in its new issue, Doherty, 27, has battled addiction for years – landing in and out of jail – while Moss, 32, entered rehab last fall (and distanced herself from Doherty) after pictures of her allegedly snorting cocaine appeared on the covers of London tabloids.

Still, in recent weeks, the on-again-off-again couple appeared to be headed to the altar. On Aug. 6 they kissed and cuddled their way through the Rhythm Festival in Bedfordshire, England, and during an Aug. 17 interview with BBC's Radio 1, Doherty – who had been playing gigs with his band Babyshambles – referred to Moss as his "missus."

By that evening, however, Doherty was back in jail, again facing drug charges. A Sept. 4 sentencing will determine whether he receives a prison term; in the meantime he must reside at the Priory rehabilitation clinic from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. every day.

For Moss, who lost several modeling jobs after the tabloid photos surfaced and has since rebuilt her career ("She's more in demand than ever," says a pal), the latest news seems likely to prompt some soul-searching. Or maybe not.

As Michael Gross, author of Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, explains, "A certain kind of model has that inexorable attraction to a certain type of bad boy. It seems Kate is one of those girls."


WHEN we first reported last month that Paris Hilton had hacked into Lindsay Lohan's BlackBerry, many chalked it up to paranoia. But Lohan was right. Hilton, with at least 50 other customers, has been dropped from her SpoofCard account for "misusing the service." "All of the people that were terminated were terminated because they had violated the terms and conditions of use," company lawyer Mark Del Bianco told The Post's Hasani Gittens. Del Bianco also confirmed Lohan was a victim of the calling cards that can "spoof" caller ID displays, making it easy to tap into certain voice-mail systems. Lohan's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, said all information has been handed over to Lohan's lawyers, adding, "All I know is that Lindsay's messages were getting changed and she couldn't figure out what was going on, and now we know why." Hilton's rep, Elliot Mintz, stressed SpoofCard did not necessarily link her to Lohan's electronic woes. "I can't think of a single person in America who has been more humiliated by people breaking into [mobile devices] than Paris Hilton," said Mintz, whose client was out of reach in Japan promoting her new album.


NOT only is Gisele Bundchen an Amazonian beauty, she's rich, rich, rich! The highest-paid supermodel in the industry (according to Forbes) raked in $30 million last year. Now, Bundchen has signed three big deals - with Mexico's Liverpool stores, Italy's Stefanel and Korean-based Tug. Further buzz is that she's currently in talks to become the face of a famous jewelry brand and possibly the de signer of her own jewelry collec tion. Bundchen is now in Porto Alegre, Brazil, visiting her sis ter Raquel, who just gave birth to a baby girl, Eduarda Bundchen Borges. She'll next fly to Sao Paolo to shoot a Nivea commercial. Reps from IMG had no comment.

Paris Hilton music video censored in India

Paris Hilton is too hot for Indian censors.

The country's Central Board of Film Certification has issued an "Adult" certification for her new music video "Stars Are Blind," which means it cannot be broadcast on any channel.

An official at her local label, EMI Virgin India Ltd., reported that the board said the clip had sexual connotations.

"In fact, we had edited the video and sent a fresh copy, but they weren't happy with that," said Narendra Kusnur, the label's manager of international A&R (artists and repertoire).

Since the marketing campaign for Hilton's debut album "Paris," released in India Tuesday, has been sponsored by a shampoo company, the "Stars" video will be streamed on a promotional Web site,, once details are worked out.

"To the best of our knowledge, there are no rules yet regarding censorship on the 'Net so we plan to use the online platform to generate buzz," said EMI Virgin marketing manager Kaveri Khullar.

Paris Hilton praises her debut album

Paris Hilton is no stranger to self-promotion. But when she asked DJs to play songs from her upcoming debut album, "Paris," last spring, she wasn't so confident.

"People go crazy," the 25-year-old socialite/reality TV star/singer says in an interview in the September issue of Blender magazine, on newsstands Tuesday. "They love it. Everyone's like, `Who is this?' I don't tell. Because I don't want someone putting their phone up and recording it and making a ring tone off of it.

"I think when people don't know it's me, they won't judge it. But if they know it's me, then they'll be like, `Ugh.' They won't even dance."

"Paris" the album was set for release Tuesday. Hilton's breathy, reggae-infused single, "Stars Are Blind," has climbed to the top of Billboard's dance music chart.

Of her album, she says, "I, like, cry, when I listen to it, it's so good."

Hilton says the baby voice she uses on the reality TV show "The Simple Life" is an act.

"I'm always playing a character," she says. "I don't talk like this really — like a baby. I don't act like myself in public, because I don't really want to show everyone the real me. Because I have no privacy whatsoever, the only thing I have is who I really am."

She's No. 1

PARIS Hilton has finally broken a world record - and not for skankiness. The saucy celebutard has made the Guinness Book of World Records for being "the most overrated celeb." A spokesperson for the book says it based its ranking on magazine polls in which readers voted on their "least favorite" and "most overrated" celebrity. While this surely isn't the first time Paris has been on top, let us be the first to congratulate her.

Groom Of Doom

NOW that Kate Moss has inexplicably reunited with her druggie ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty, rumors are rampant about a possible wedding. The latest buzz is that they might get hitched this weekend at Jade Jagger's house in Ibiza. One spy even spotted Moss wearing a diamond ring that's believed to be from Doherty. Doherty, who sings in the rock band Babyshambles when he's not getting arrested for drugs, pleaded guilty to seven charges of posession last week in the latest of a long string of busts. "Kate's mother is very unhappy she is back with Pete, but there is nothing she can do," a source said. "Kate says he is the love of her life."


CHRISTIE Brinkley enjoying a quiet dinner at Nick & Toni's in East Hampton with daughter Alexa, while Eva Mendes dined nearby

Heidi Klum says she wants 'a lot of children' with singer Seal

Heidi Klum and her husband Seal, currently expecting their second child together, might not be done.

"We want to have a lot of children," the supermodel tells Life magazine in its latest issue. "(Seal) always says that he finds me the most beautiful when I'm pregnant."

Klum and Seal, who were married last year, already have a 10-month-old son, Henry Guenther Ademola Dashtu Samuel. Klum, 33, also has a two-year-old daughter, Leni, from a previous relationship with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore.

Klum, the host of Bravo's Project Runway, also said her family has been given a nickname in her native Germany that she didn't know what to make of at first.

"In Germany - and this started with a newspaper headline - they call us 'the Patchwork Family,"' says Klum. "I was like, 'Hmm, is this an insult or is this positive?' I talked to Seal about it, and we're, like, it's actually kind of great - we're all different shades and we came together and we all love each other."

CW to affiliates: "Model" will go on

A top executive of the fledgling CW television network is assuring its affiliates of an unspecified "contingency plan" to keep the soon-to-relaunch "America's Next Top Model" on the air despite ongoing labor strife at the reality show.

In a letter to affiliates, CW chief operating officer John Maatta said the show will premiere as planned September 20. Show reps added that all 13 episodes for the show's run through December already have been shot and are not affected by the walkout by a dozen of "Top Model's" writer-producers, who are demanding recognition as members of the Writers Guild of America.

Show producers have declined to recognize the petition unless the employees seek representation through a lengthier process administered by the National Labor Relations Board. The standoff has had some wondering when the job action might threaten actual airing of the Tyra Banks-hosted show, which the CW plans to make a key part of its launch programming next month.

Network execs suggest that the walkout won't necessitate any production changes for several months, when work would begin on the next 13 episodes set to air beginning in March. Sources close to the show suggest that some sort of resolution likely will be reached before then, eliminating the need for replacement workers.


Still, no talks among the warring parties are scheduled for the time being. So the CW's Maatta sought to reassure affiliates over the issue of show continuity.

"If this proves to be a lengthy dispute that has not been resolved by the onset of production for the next edition of the series, a contingency plan will be developed and whatever steps necessary will be taken to continue delivering episodes that maintain the show's high standards," he wrote in a letter sent Thursday.

The WGA, which has been supporting the "Top Model" walkout with picket line appearances by execs and others, reacted to the Maatta communication to affiliates with a press statement.

"Maatta's letter clearly shows that the CW is on the defensive and having to address the concerns of nervous affiliates," the guild said.

Model-turned-actress Banks, who is the creator and an executive producer of "Top Model," weighed in on the dispute for the first time in a statement issued on Thursday.

Noting that she is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA (the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), Banks said she "respects the desire of any employee of 'America's Next Top Model' who wants to be unionized, however, this is not a decision I control. This is an industrywide issue between the networks, studios and unions. I hope this matter is resolved as quickly as possible and on terms agreeable to all parties concerned."


KATE Moss is offending Muslims in the Big Apple and she doesn't even know it. A big poster for Calvin Klein's new ad campaign showing a topless Moss in different poses, one in which she's holding onto a shirtless hunk, has popped up right across the street from the Madina Masjid Mosque on East 11th Street - a sorry sight for devout East Village Muslims who must pass it as many as five times a day to get to their prayer sessions., which first noticed the proximity, says, "It's only a matter of time before some action is taken, and we're dying to see what a hastily spray-painted burqa looks like on the young coke-sniffing crusader."

Lack Of Grace

RENTING to Grace Jones may be hazardous to your apartment. The Amazonian singer is being sued for allegedly trashing a $2.5 million, two-bedroom flat in a posh London building where Michael Caine also lives. The owners want $31,000 for damages they say Jones caused, including broken or missing fixtures, objects soiled by cigarette smoke and "blackened cutlery." They also had to change the locks after she failed to return the keys and skipped out on more than $10,000 in rent, they charge. Jones' reps deny all.

Game Blower

PETER Cook's two-timing of Christie Brinkley hurt not only the supermodel emeritus, but also her son, Jack, 11, who had to miss a big Little League game because of his stepfather's philandering ways. A Hamptons insider tells The Post's Dan Mangan that Jack, a star shortstop on his Sag Harbor squad, missed a crucial showdown with a Southampton team on July 14. That was the day after headlines blared the breakup of the Brinkley-Cook marriage, prompting the Uptown Girl to skip town with Jack and his little sister, Sailor. Without Jack, Sag Harbor lost to Southampton, which headed into the playoffs as a result.

Paris Hilton urges public to look past stereotypes as she promotes her new album

Socialite, tabloid fodder, reality star, yes. But Paris Hilton the singer?

As she promotes her new album, Paris, Hilton says she understands the confusion over her transformation. But she urges a look past the stereotypes.

"I can understand people pre-judging on that fact," she said Tuesday outside Specs Music Store on South Beach, "but the music speaks for itself."

Hilton, 25, will release Paris on Tuesday. Her breathy single, Stars Are Blind, has already jumped up Billboard's dance music charts.

It may seem a departure from what has made her famous, including the TV reality show The Simple Life, but Hilton says music has always been a passion.

"I've been singing and playing the piano and violin since I'm six years old," she said, "so it's something I've been doing my whole life."

Hilton said she's confident of the album's appeal.

"I know music," she said, "so I know people will love it."

Hilton said she finds herself in an unusual position for an artist releasing her first album.

"Most artists, you know, they're unknown before they actually have their album come out," she said. "And with me, it's a different situation because people have seen me around for the past couple of years.

Tyra Recruits More "Top Model" Wannabes

Call it the ultimate battle of style over substance.

As several of its writers continue to strike for union-level wages and benefits, the powers that be at America's Next Top Model have revealed the latest batch of catwalk hopefuls looking to out-fierce each other on the upcoming seventh season of the reality competition.

Who needs a cohesive plot when there're pretty faces to look at?

The CW announced that the 13 amateur strutters vying for the chance to be Tyra Banks' newest protege include the requisite students, sales clerks, bartender and, for the first time, a fashion designer, who apparently got lost on her way to Project Runway. Here's a quick look at this year's contenders:

A.J., 20, student, Sacramento;
Amanda, 18, bookstore sales associate, Anaheim;
Anchal, 19, sales clerk, Homestead, Florida;
Brooke, 18, student, Keller, Texas;
CariDee, 21, photographer, Fargo, North Dakota;
Christian, 19, bank teller, Columbia, South Carolina;
Eugena, 21, customer service representative, Palmdale, California;
Jaeda, 18, student, Parkersburg, Iowa;
Megg, 18, retail clerk, Los Angeles;
Megan, 23, bartender, San Francisco;
Melrose, 23, fashion designer, San Francisco;
Monique, 19, marketing representative, Chicago.

This season, like the previous two, will be based in Los Angeles instead of New York.

The baker's dozen worth of posers will, as always, compete in a series of challenges supposedly taken directly from Banks' experiences as a fledgling model.

The producers have teased an all-new prize package for the winner, though, they have yet to announce what bountiful career-boosting gifts the champ will take home. Previous winners have seen some combination of a $100,000 contract for a makeup company, a modeling contract with a top agency and a magazine fashion spread with Gilles Bensimon, whom Banks tirelessly refers to as a "noted fashion photographer."

This season, or per ANTM speak, "cycle," again sees Jay Manuel return as the shoots' art director, J. Alexander as the girls' runway guru and Nigel Barker and supermodel Twiggy as regular judges.

What it doesn't see, at least as it stands now, is the return of the supposedly unscripted show's writers, who, despite the oxymoronic nature of their duties, are an integral part of the show.

The Top Model scribes have been the most aggressive contingent in attempting to unionize reality TV, launching a strike last month seeking to have their tasks as "storytellers" be classified as writing, earning them the union pay and benefits afforded to writers of other TV genres.

When their request to join the Writer's Guild of America, West, were denied by producers, 12 of the show's staff walked out of production three weeks ago and continue to picket the series' Los Angeles offices.

In what's shaping up as a potentially high-stakes cat(walk)-and-mouse game, the CW has tapped Top Model to launch the network with a two-hour premiere on Sept. 20.


PARIS Hilton's petty posse has rekindled the mean-spirited "Firecrotch" feud with Lindsay Lohan. After catching Justin Tim berlake's concert at the House of Blues in Hollywood last week, Hilton, sister Nicky, her record producer Scott Storch and oil gazillion-heir Brandon Davis stopped at an In-N-Out Burger for some late-night grub. As they were leaving, a paparazzo heard someone in the group say "firecrotch" - the infamous epithet used by Davis in his foul rant against Lohan several months ago, reports "What did you say about firecrotch?" the photographer asked. "We're actually celebrating Firecrotch Day," Storch replied. He then motioned to his car's bright-red interior and added, "We even have a firecrotch interior for the occasion." The photog then asked, "Did you get the in terior done for firecrotch?" Storch shot back, "Yes, we did, in special honor of her freckled [bleep]." Hilton, who smiled throughout the exchange, managed to restrain herself from laughing.


HOW can Paris Hilton and Jullian Lennon be so rich and so cheap? They were at separate tables at the Pacific Restaurant in Monaco when Hilton asked floor-strolling musicians the Gypsy Queens to sing several Beach Boys hits for her table. Then Lennon, with 12 pals, got the band to warble Bob Dylan songs. But neither tipped the band a dime as is the custom. "The Gypsy Queens couldn't believe that they were stiffed by Paris and Julian," lawyer Michael Griffith, a friend of the band, said in a phone call to pals at DaTommaso.

Luv Bites Paris in the...Arm

Wasn't Paris Hilton supposed to have ditched her furry friend a while ago?

No, we don't mean the Simple Life star's ubiquitous Chihuahua, but rather the deceptively adorable kinkajou named Baby Luv that bit her on the arm earlier this week.

Hilton's publicist, Elliott Mintz, confirmed to E! News that she was treated for a superficial bite wound at a Los Angeles-area hospital shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, received a tetanus shot and was released a few hours later.

The hotel heiress acquired her razor-toothed, raccoon-like bundle of ferocious joy in November during a trip to Las Vegas and, after setting foot back home in Los Angeles--where kinkajous are illegal to own, unless you're a zoo or otherwise-licensed facility--promptly received a warning from the California Department of Fish and Game.

Department spokesman Steve Martarano said that it's protocol to monitor such situations and then direct violators to either move their animals to a place that's permitted to handle them or to go play with their pets in another state.

It's also illegal to keep kinkajous, which are indigenous to Central and South America, as pets in New York City, so Hilton is running out of playgrounds.

And when the government intervention didn't work you'd think that getting bit and scratched in the face during a December shopping trip would have done the trick.

Hilton is known for being a friend of the animals, though. In addition to her dogs, Tinkerbell and Cinderella, she also owned a ferret for awhile. Like kinkajous--and Hilton for that matter--ferrets are very playful, social creatures. But while Hilton can probably provide a better home than most for her exotic companions, she may not be doing anyone--including those who look up to her--any favors.

"The problem with Paris and others buying trendy and small, high-maintenance animals and using them as accessories, is that it helps perpetuate the cruel trade in exotic animals," PETA spokesperson Lisa Lange said. "She probably takes very good care of them because she can, but kinkajous, chinchillas and other pocket pets--even smaller dogs--are not to be picked up and taken down the red carpet."

Just how dangerous can a cute little 5-pound creature that's also known as a "honey bear" possibly be? Plenty, once you factor in its proclivity to bare tooth and claw and attack on a whim. Not to mention, its saliva contains a harmful, species-specific bacteria.

"Kinkajous scream when they're fed, bark when they're disturbed--they do not lend themselves to being a pet," Lange said. (The PETA rep also gave Hilton props for some recent anti-fur statements the House of Wax star made recently, saying that her organization would ideally like to see Hilton speak out more on the subject.)

"People see these kinds of animals on TV and think they're so cute and playful and harmless," Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Game said. "In fact, they can be deadly. It's a lose-lose situation. [Exotic animals] are extremely difficult to handle, extremely difficult to properly care for, and it's bad for the animal and usually bad for the person."

On paper, however, Hilton and Baby Luv look like a perfect match. They're both nocturnal, they aggregate near good food sources and they tend to advertise or communicate their sexual status. However--according to Hilton--unlike the kinkajou, she is not promiscuous and isn't planning to mate anytime soon.

Hilton can be seen, sans kinkajou, on the season finale of The Simple Life this Sunday. No rare species are set to appear, but viewers will be treated to the premiere of Lionel Richie's video, featuring daughter Nicole, for his new song "I Call It Love."

Kate Moss makes big comeback in autumn ads

A year is a long time in fashion.

Last September, Kate Moss was persona non grata after a British newspaper printed pictures of her apparently snorting large amounts of cocaine.

High street fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz temporarily pulled an advertising campaign featuring the British supermodel, Parisian fashion house Chanel said they would not renew her contract and she was notable for her absence from Burberry ads.

Fast forward almost a year and Moss is not only back, she dominates the fashion world once again.

Pick up the hefty new issue of British Vogue and a glowing Moss graces the cover. Flick through the ads for the new autumn collections and the cheekbones that made her millions appear for eight different labels -- a huge number for one magazine.

From a sleek Louis Vuitton ad to a supermodel-inspired photo for Versace to a languid nude shot for Longchamp and a return to the British house of Burberry, the 32-year-old is ubiquitous.

"Her fall was significant and it is interesting to see her rehabilitation," said Jay Fishman, managing director of Financial Research Associates, adviser to celebrity businesses.

"In some ways it shows us how tolerant people can be of celebrities' foibles if they do what they are supposed to do to get out of it. A lot of people buy into the story of 'I've overcome my demons and I'm back'," he added.

After the photographs were printed, Moss went to a U.S. drug rehabilitation clinic and issued an official apology for her behavior, although she made no direct reference to the Daily Mirror allegations she took illegal drugs. The Crown Prosecution Service said she would face no charges over the allegations.

Fame may be lucrative but a pedestal can be a dangerous place to stand as celebrities' words and actions are scrutinized by the public and the media.

Recently it has been actor and director Mel Gibson's turn to hit the spotlight with anti-Semitic comments he made after being caught speeding under the influence of alcohol. Gibson, who has admitted drink problems, said he had started a recovery program.

Gibson's friends say this is a blip in his career and his talent will bring him back into the fold, as it has with Moss.

Virgin Mobile, which used Moss in a television advert just months after the drug allegations, summed up the star quality that outlives a wave of bad press.

"Kate Moss is an icon," its brand director said.

It's picket line, not catwalk, at America's Next Top Model

A dozen striking TV workers are demanding their bosses face reality.

The America's Next Top Model employees contend that their tasks on the series should be classified as writing and earn them the union pay and benefits they're not getting in their real-life drama.

At stake is more than a successful program that will help anchor the new CW network in its fall launch. The strike against America's Next Top Model also is the latest and most aggressive move in the Writers Guild of America, west's two-year effort to unionize reality TV.

Sara Sluke and Kai Bowe, who have been picketing outside the production offices of America's Next Top Model since walking out more than two weeks ago, say their challenge is to avoid casting doubt on reality TV's legitimacy.

They're not claiming that they create dialogue for contestants and are eager to dispel that assumption, the women said. But they argue the work they do in shaping the series constitutes storytelling and they want to be represented by the WGA, which is eager to do so.

"There seems to be this idea that we feed lines to the girls and that we really do manipulate the actual shooting. That is not true at all," Sluke said.

Instead, the striking staffers - whose job titles are show producer or associate show producer, and who collectively are known as "the story department" - are responsible for distilling about 200 hours of raw footage into a cohesive and dramatic episode.

"We look at primary characters, maybe look at who is being eliminated that week, and craft an arc so that their elimination is either something the viewers are sad about or happy about," Bowe said.

Other secondary storylines are decided and, after an outline is drafted, the writers scrutinize the footage and choose "line by line how to best tell the story and craft it to a 41-minute episode with a beginning, middle and end," she said.

That makes them eligible for WGA representation and benefits they now lack, including health insurance, pensions, wage minimums, residuals and credits, Bowe and Sluke said.

CW, a merger of UPN (which now airs America's Next Top Model) and WB, stood by a terse but optimistic statement it put out earlier.

"We expect these issues to be resolved in the near future, and the show remains on track for its Sept. 20 launch on the CW," the network said.

Ken Mok, the series' executive producer, said in a statement he has no ill will toward the workers' unionization efforts but called on the WGA to follow "the appropriate process" and allow the National Relations Board to canvas employees on union membership.

Mok accused the WGA of "trying to pressure us" into accepting unionized writers without a federally supervised secret ballot election. He said he would be willing to negotiate with the guild if the NLRB deemed it the sole representative.

WGA, west President Patric M. Verrone dismissed the call for an NLRB vote as "the kind of delay tactic that the industry knows it can use. When the election finally takes place the show is done or the writers have moved on or been fired ... we win the election and have nobody to bargain on behalf of."

One person who has yet to weigh in publicly is Top Model creator and host Tyra Banks. She had no comment, her publicist said Wednesday.

How do others in the TV field view the dispute? One veteran writer-producer said he would be happy to welcome the America's Next Top Model crew into the union fold.

"Storytellers are storytellers," said Billy Riback (Home Improvement, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody). "I promise you at some point they put pen to paper, or fingertips to keys."

The Top Model strikers have been joined on the picket line by writers from Family Guy, King of the Hill and The Simpsons - all animated series, which gained WGA coverage only after a strike threat, Verrone said.

Those writers were among the most eager to show support but scribes from live-action dramas The Shield and The Unit were expected to picket this week, a WGA spokesman said.

Union efforts to organize reality writers began in 2004 as the booming genre displaced scripted fare. About 1,000 reality writers have signed "recognition cards" attesting they want union representation, the WGA's Verrone said.

"For a long time they (producers and networks) tried to keep the facade up that there was no writing in reality, that this was truly just putting a camera out there and recording and drama just happens," a myth that has fallen away, Verrone said.

"And now we have a business model in place where they employ people" without adequate pay or benefits, he said.

Other guilds have made inroads at reality productions, notably the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and its locals. The Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE's Local 700, organized editors at America's Next Top Model and other reality series.

But the effort to unionize the reality genre fed competition between IATSE and the WGA.

Last fall, IATSE President Tom Short voiced complaints to Daily Variety over WGA organizing efforts in reality TV, telling the trade paper: "We are not going to be the javelin catchers for the Writers Guild. We're going to throw a few at them."

A spokesman for IATSE said Wednesday the guild had no comment on the issue. A WGA spokesman also declined to comment.

Sluke and Bowe said their concern is getting back to work with what they regard as just compensation. Only about half the seventh season's shows were done when they went on strike, they said; they don't know if replacements have stepped in.

"We're all proud of our work on the show, all fans of it, and we're really concerned that the season will not be up to the standard it has been in the past because we're missing from the equation," Sluke said.

Storch: 'Paris and I Are Married In Music'

R&B producer Scott Storch found he and socialite Paris Hilton had so much in common musically when they worked on her debut album, they became like a married couple.

Many felt the pairing was odd but Storch immediately knew he could take Hilton to the top of the charts with reggae and hip-hop-infused tunes.

His involvement helped save Hilton's album project, which she put on hold after deciding she didn't like the rock direction of previous producer Rob Cavallo.

Storch says, "Paris and I sorta made a band. It's like that marriage in music that you get comfortable with each other and you start pushing your parameters. She's expressing herself on a very intimate level. It's a lot deeper from what people have seen from her... Song after song just kept coming out right."

Hilton agrees, "He is such a musical talent."


KIM Alexis, the former model married to ex-Rangers star Ron Duguay, hunting for apartments on Park Avenue with Realtor Wendy Sarasohn of the Corcoran Group

Paris Hilton tells British GQ she loves money more than men

Paris Hilton said she is sick of boyfriends and is celibate.

The 25 year old celebrity who gained international fame when a former boyfriend posted a videotape of the couple having sex on the Internet denied leading a promiscuous lifestyle in an interview with the British edition of GQ magazine.

"I'm not having sex for a year...I'll kiss but nothing else," said Hilton, who told the magazine she has had sex with only two men during her lifetime.

Of the videotape with Rick Solomon that became one of the most searched-for items on the Internet in 2003, she said: "I never received a dime from it. It's just dirty money and he should give it all to some charity for the sexually abused or something."

The Hilton Hotels heir and socialite told the magazine she is "very shy" and relates to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who was hounded by photographers.

"I've been in cars trying to get away from speeding paparazzi before and it's horrible, so I can relate to Diana and the problems she had," Hilton is quoted saying.

During the interview, Hilton also displayed some political illiteracy.

When asked about British Prime Minister Tony Blair, her response was: "Who?...Oh, yeah, he's like your president. I don't know what he looks like."

Hilton also told the magazine she collects $500,000 in fees just to show up at parties and other events from Las Vegas to Tokyo. Her best-paying gig, she said, was a recent Austrian appearance.

"I had to say 'hi' and tell them why I loved Austria so much," she is quoted saying.

And why does she like Austria?

"Because they pay me $1 million to wave at crowds!"

Like, A Nitwit

PARIS Hilton wants the world to know she doesn't sleep around. "I've only done it with, like, a couple of boyfriends," she tells British GQ. "People think I sleep with everyone, but I'm not like that. I like kissing, but that's all I do. I'm not having sex for a year, I've decided. I'll kiss but nothing else." The hotel heir-head also showed off her knowledge of global issues when asked if she dug British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "Who's Tony Blair?" she mused. "Oh, yeah . . . he's like your president? I don't know what he looks like."


PREGNANT supermodel Linda Evangelista shopping at exclusive baby emporium La Layette on East 61st Street - for boys' clothing

Taxi Trauma

CATWALKING media heiress Lydia Hearst suffered a minor concussion and whiplash after a taxi rear-ended her car in front of Marquee Wednesday night. Hearst and sister Gillian had just arrived for a party for VH1's "Best Week Ever" when their car was struck. Instead of posing on the red carpet, the gorgeous blonde filed an accident report for police. Hearst tells Page Six her personal trainer noticed that she seemed "out of it" yesterday and urged her to go to the hospital. "Well, I guess minor concussion and whiplash, that's what it looks like," she text-messaged us last night. "Oh, well, guess I win for the worst entrance ever to a party. Ha!"

Rock star wife Kim McLagan killed in Texas crash

Former British model Kim McLagan, who endured a violent marriage to late Who drummer Keith Moon and then enjoyed a more stable union with ex-Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, was killed in a car crash near Austin, Texas on Wednesday, the American-Statesman reported.

She was 57, the newspaper said on its Web site ( The two-car crash occurred on a country road 13 miles east of Austin. The paper said the McLagans lived on a 15-acre property in the area, and she owned a beauty spa.

A native of Bournemouth, England, Kim McLagan was the toast of "Swinging London" in the late 1960s, and appeared in the Beatles' live 1967 telecast of "All You Need Is Love."

She married Moon in 1966, but the marriage was difficult. According to "Moon the Loon," a memoir co-written by Moon sidekick Dougal Butler, she received "much GBH (grievous bodily harm) on the ears, not to mention actual GBH on various other areas of her person" -- much of which was witnessed by their daughter, Mandy.

She eventually left Moon while he was sleeping. In 1978, the year that Moon fatally overdosed on sedatives, she married Ian McLagan, former keyboardist with the Small Faces, and its successor band, the Faces. They had no children together, according to the American-Statesman.

Brinkley Faces Philandering Hubby

Nothing quenches a hot day quite like a popsicle and a visit to your philandering ex. Though not necessarily in that order.

Christie Brinkley met up with her estranged hubby Peter Cook Tuesday for the first time since reports of his extramarital affair with a teenager hit the headlines.

"I'd rather not comment," the erstwhile CoverGirl told the New York Daily News. "I just don't want to fuel this anymore."

According to the paper, Brinkley arrived at the $22 million Hamptons home she shared, until recently, with Cook to engage for a family-friendly pow-wow. In Brinkley's corner was daughter Alexa Joel, whose father is Piano Man Billy Joel, while Cook was accompanied by his elderly parents.

Not present for the get-together were the duo's children Sailor Lee, 7, and 11-year-old Jack, whom Cook adopted upon tying the knot with Brinkley in 1996. Also not present: Brinkley's wedding ring. (Cook on the other hand has been photographed wearing his band several times since the split.)

While the parties arrived to the home separately, they stayed inside for just 15 minutes, the Daily News reported, before Brinkley, in a Lexus SUV, led the caravan to another unknown location.

An hour later, the 52-year-old model and Alexa returned to the beachside compound sans her estranged spouse.

Upon leaving the estate for the final time, Brinkley made a model move, likely ingratiating herself to Daily News photographers for years to come.

The paper reports that the professional poser took pity on their lone cameraman stationed in the sweltering heat and offered him a box of popsicles.

"Here, this is a little gift for you," she told him. "I want you to take this. It's very, very hot out."

Inside the box was a note reiterating her sympathy for the lensman, with the message: "Sorry you have to do this on such a hot day!" Brinkley also included two leather bracelets embroidered with, a cause supported by the model.

Brinkley's no comment policy on the situation--aside from her thoughts on the weather, that is--is in keeping with her reaction to the split from Cook.

Brinkley's sole remarks came last month when she announced plans to separate after 10 years of marriage, a statement that preceded revelations about Cook's extramarital activities and which simply asked that "people will be kind enough to respect her privacy."

A week after issuing the announcement, 19-year-old Diana Bianchi stepped forward claiming to have carried on a yearlong affair with the architect and threatened to file a sexual-harassment suit against her former employer.

Bianchi claimed Cook met her at a toy store when she was just 17, and quickly hired her as an assistant at his firm. She claimed the married man seduced and wooed her with extravagant gifts, including jewelry and a down payment on a car, before she called it off.

Two days later, '90s pop singer Samantha Cole also stepped forward, claiming to have been another teenage paramour of Cook's. Her tale closely resembled that of Bianchi, claiming she met Cook 11 years ago when she was just 18 and that Cook gave her a job in his firm. When she called off their affair, he proposed to her. She refused and a month later, he was engaged to Brinkley.

For his part, the 47-year-old finally fessed up to the reports last week, issuing an apology to the Uptown Girl and making it clear he hoped for a reconciliation.

"This is an aberration," he said at the time. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse."

The meeting in the Hamptons was Brinkley's first time back in the neighborhood since word of the affair broke. The model had temporarily left the area with her two younger children in order to protect them from the intense media coverage.

Putting 'Em Up For Nicky

"ENTOURAGE" star Kevin Connolly used his fist to defend the honor of girlfriend Nicky Hilton the other night at West Hollywood hot spot Hyde. Things got physical after pro skateboarder Chad Muska, who was guest-deejaying, made a lewd crack about the honey-haired heiress. "Kevin jumped into the DJ booth and hit Chad," a witness tells Us Weekly. "Chad tried to hit him back, but at that point they were separated [by security]." After Muska was escorted out the front door, another witness says Connolly "went back to his seat and continued to chat with Nicky." Meanwhile, we're told that "Scrubs" star Zach Braff is lovesick for ex-girlfriend Mandy Moore - just like Adrian Grenier was on "Entourage." Braff is supposedly so torn up from his June split with Moore, "he refuses to leave his house," a friend of his tells Us. "His friends don't know how to cheer him up." But Braff's rep says, "Zach has been working around the clock. He is fine."

Hilton Reunites With Niarchos

Aspiring pop star Paris Hilton has reunited with her ex-boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III. The hotel heiress, 25, has been romantically linked to Canadian ice hockey player Jose Theodore, American football player Matt Leinart and model Lucas Bain since she ended her seven-month relationship with 21-year-old Niarchos in May. However, Hilton stunned onlookers at Sean 'Diddy' Combs' 'Unforgettable 50' party last weekend as she kissed and cuddled Niarchos onboard the rap mogul's yacht in Saint Tropez, France. Hilton gushes, "We're together now here. We love each other." The socialite's pal Carolina DAmore adds, "They love each other very much."

Bid on a Piece of Paris

Entree into the world's most photographed social circles: Priceless.

Entree into the jewelry box of the world's most photographed socialite: About $9.99. Plus shipping.

Such is the current going rate of Paris Hilton's crystal-encrusted "SEX" pendant, just one of dozens of costume baubles from the heiress' private collection that have made their way onto eBay.

"This is Hollywood, baby! If you live in Los Angeles and don't have any plans to contact showbiz, sooner or later showbiz will contact you," the auction's description read. "Now up for sale is a huge collection of costume jewelry that previously belonged to...oh, yes! to a super-extra-hyper famous public personality and young lady--PARIS HILTON."

Now that's the kind of hype you can only get in Hollywood. Or, apparently, cyberspace.

The 33-piece collection, which includes a tiara, a Dolce & Gabbana bra-choker set, a head net and several cocktail rings--all of which are crystal-encrusted--are on the block in the first of many promised auctions involving the personal possessions from the Simple Life star.

"Actually, even if you are not a fan of PH and not searching for news about her purposely, you will still recognize a lot of these items from the countless images and photos of her all over the media," the seller, operating under the moniker "chironclub," writes.

The items fell out of Hilton's possession in February, when a Los Angeles storage unit containing clothing, furniture, photos, private journals and, yes, even videotapes belonging to the celebutante was seized after she allegedly failed to pay the monthly fee.

Despite protests by Hilton's rep that the financial dispute was a "bureaucratic foul-up," the belongings were auctioned off to the highest bidder, Phoenix-based broker David Hans Schmidt, more commonly referred to as the "Sultan of Sleaze" due to his ties to the porn industry, for $2,775.

Upon acquiring the items last winter, Schmidt vowed to put them back up for auction, a promise he's seemingly making good on.

While it's not explicitly known whether Schmidt is behind the auction, chironclub, who has likely surpassed both Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan on Hilton's ememies list, claims to have been commissioned by the legal owner to sell the items, which "came from 'THAT' storage locker."

It's worth noting for all would-be buyers that what chironclub apparently lacks in tact he makes up for with customer service: The seller has managed to maintain a 99.8% positive feedback rating since 2002.

As of now, the collection's biggest ticket items are a tiara, with the top bid at $182.50, and a monkey brooch, or as the seller deems it, "brooche," at $102.50.

The current auction, which also includes a bejeweled belt, halter top and collection of earrings, runs through Sunday.

Royal Boytoy

PARIS Hilton likes younger men, too. The heiress, 25, seemed to be on the arm of Monaco royal Andrea Casiraghi, the just-turned-22 son of Princess Caroline, at the party Sean Combs threw the other night in St. Tropez for his Unforgivable scent. Hilton's freshly-rehabbed sidekick Brandon Davis tagged along as the photogenic couple came aboard the 277-foot yacht, RM Elegant and joined Penelope Cruz, John Galliano, Anne Hathaway, Ivanka Trump, Angie Everhart, Victoria Silvstedt, Sarah Ferguson and her daughter Beatrice. And that was the early shift.

Kate Moss tops Vanity Fair's best-dressed

Kate Moss, wearing long white gloves, leather boots and a white fur hat, graces the cover of Vanity Fair's September issue.

The 32-year-old supermodel also appears in a photo spread inside the magazine, on newsstands Aug. 8. In two photos, she sports an androgynous look — wearing a black hat, jacket and tie — inspired by Marlene Dietrich. In another, she channels Dietrich in the 1934 movie "The Scarlet Empress" by posing in a white gown draped around her waist.

Moss has the top spot among the rich and famous featured in the magazine's international best-dressed list for 2006.

Other sharp dressers include George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Renee Zellweger, Gwen Stefani, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, CNN newsman Anderson Cooper, filmmaker Sofia Coppola, Prince William and Jordan's Queen Rania.

The sexy Vanity Fair cover is the latest move in Moss' career comeback. She entered a drug rehab clinic in Arizona last year after pictures of her allegedly using cocaine were published in a British tabloid. In June, prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to charge Moss.

Although Moss lost contracts with Chanel, H&M and Gloria Vanderbilt after the photos were published, she has signed new modeling contracts and appeared on several magazine covers, including the December issue of Vanity Fair.

She has maintained her relationship with Burberry, and can be seen in the company's new ad campaign.


WHILE Bar Rafaeli's away, Leo DiCaprio will play. DiCaprio not only went to a birthday party for his ex-girlfriend Gisele Bundchen last Saturday, he had a wild night out with the boys. According to our source, Leo and pals stopped by a Self mag event in L.A. "because Leo wanted to say hello to Molly Sims. Leo didn't stay long because there was a Penthouse Pet party next door . . . "


EDITORS at Social Life magazine were surprised to see the names of two of the hosts of the Aug. 19 benefit for the Bridgehampton Childcare & Recreation Center. A press release said Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook are co-hosting the event, which features a children's carnival. It's doubtful the estranged couple will show. Then again, the event is being billed as a birthday party for Aoki Lee, the youngest daughter of Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons. And although Kimora and Russell have separated, they still live together. So anything is possible. Laughed one wag, "Maybe Peter can pick out a future girlfriend there."

Emmy Presenters

Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Dennis Haysbert, Heidi Klum, Evangeline Lilly and Kiefer Sutherland have been confirmed as presenters for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The show, hosted by Conan O'Brien ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien"), will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, August 27 (8:00-11:00 ET Live/ PT tape delayed) on NBC.


TWO more New York glamour girls are becoming citizens of the U.S.A. Valentino v.p. June Haynes (who hails from Guyana) took the oath on Wednesday, and Melania Trump (who's Slovenian) swears allegiance today. Some of June's pals dropped by her chic Fifth Avenue flat to surprise her with a strawberry/blueberry/whipped-cream American flag cake from San Domenico. Slaughtering "The Star-Spangled Banner" were Monica Crowley, Janice Combs, Michael Musto, Patrick McMullan and Yue-Sai Kan, who is launching a major fashion house in China under her own brand name.

Brinkley's husband: 'I'm sorry, I'm stupid'

Christie Brinkley's estranged husband has been silent about recent reports that he had an affair with an 18-year-old employee while married to the supermodel. Now his reportedly desperate apology is receiving a very public airing.

"This is an aberration," Peter Cook, 47, said through a lawyer, according to a column by Cindy Adams published Tuesday in the New York Post. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse."

Adams wrote that Cook's words were provided to her by his attorney, Norman Sheresky.

"I love my wife. ... For a lifetime I've tried to prove how much I love her," Cook said, according to the article.

Sheresky said Cook, the model's fourth husband, is hoping for a reconciliation with Brinkley, 52. He defended Cook as a "man who loves his wife and who loves his children."

The couple, who were married in 1996, have an 8-year-old daughter, Sailor. Cook adopted Brinkley's son, Jack, now 11, from her marriage to Richard Taubman.

Brinkley's publicist, Elliot Mintz, told The Associated Press early Tuesday that he didn't believe she would issue a response.

The couple's separation exploded in scandal earlier this month when Diana Bianchi, now 19, claimed Cook had seduced her shortly after hiring her to work at his architecture firm.

Her lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, described the relationship as consensual, but claimed Cook's role as employer and his gifts of a car, money and jewelry could possibly constitute sexual harassment.

According to the report, Sheresky said Cook would respect Brinkley's wishes, whatever the result.

"He hopes there's no divorce. IF she wants one, and he certainly hopes this doesn't happen, but IF — it will not be nasty," Sheresky said, according to the Post. "She can have whatever she wants."

Model to attend anger management program

A Danish model accused of hitting a flight attendant on a plane from Amsterdam to Miami will participate in an anger management program under an agreement announced Tuesday.

May Andersen, a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, will be allowed to take the four- to five-hour course either in New York, where she has an apartment, or in her home of Copenhagen, Denmark. If she completes the course successfully, the charges will be dropped, Assistant State Attorney Carolyn Zegeer said.

Andersen was charged with simple battery, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly intoxication after the arrest in April. She was not in court Tuesday.

"She has flown all around the world since she was discovered when she was 13 and has never been in trouble before. She has a slightly different version as to what happened than the airport people but things are different since 9/11," said her attorney, Robert Rosenblatt.

Andersen is currently in Copenhagen and has visited the United States since the arrest, Rosenblatt said. The charge has not affected her immigration status.

Had Andersen been convicted of all counts, she could have faced up to two years in prison.

"Top Model" writer-producers on strike

Joined by dozens of supporters, the 12 writer-producers on the hit reality series "America's Next Top Model" have gone on strike to protest the refusal by the show's executive producer to let them unionize.

The staffers on the modeling competition hosted and executive produced by Tyra Banks marched Friday morning in front of the show's production offices in West Los Angeles.

They wore red T-shirts with the Writers Guild of America logo and carried signs with such slogans as "Top Model means top $. Top Model writers don't have health care," "Reality needs a rewrite" and "Tyra is union. Why not me?"

At a rally on the picket line, the show's writers received support from various union officials.

"Top Model" staff writer Daniel Blau read a joint statement by the show's writers.

"There is a double standard being applied as our peers in dramatic television work under the protections of a WGA contract," the statement read. "We should too."

The "Top Model" staffers are seeking writing credits (they're currently credited as show producers), better pay, health insurance, residuals and pension benefits.

"We're not asking for anything unreasonable," said writer Clint Catalyst, who has been with the show for the past four cycles.

The "Top Model" staffers accused the show's executive producers of "double standard" after the editors on the show were allowed to join the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees last year.

The writers, meanwhile, are being steered by executive producer Ken Mok to the National Labor Relations Board.

"The process permits an impartial government agency, the National Labor Relations Board, to conduct a secret-ballot election so that all affected employees have an individual right to express their preference as to whether or not they want to elect a union," Mok said in a statement issued Thursday. He declined further comment Friday.

"Top Model" staffers argue that a NLRB procedure would take months, and by the time it's completed, the two upcoming cycles of "Top Model" would be in the can and the current staff writers could be let go.

"It's a deliberate stall tactic," Catalyst said. "It's unfortunate because we love the show."

The stakes are high for everybody involved in the "Top Model," strike which comes with only one episode of the upcoming seventh cycle of the show completed. A prolonged work stoppage would jeopardize the launch plans for fledging CW network, which has slated the two-hour season premiere of "Top Model" as its maiden broadcast September 20.

The CW is not working on contingency plans yet.

"We expect these issues to be resolved in the near future, and the show remains on track for its September 20 launch on the CW," a network spokesman said Friday.

The impasse represents the biggest public fight to emerge since the WGA began a major push last year to organize writers and producers who work on unscripted primetime television series. The guild maintains that it has the right to represent the scribes and producers who serve in the function of writers by conceiving situations and determining what material is used on shows that often draw from hours of raw footage of their subjects.

Who's The Dad?

DID Linda Evangelista have a date with the turkey baster? Word is the veteran supermodel, whose pregnancy (first reported by Page Six a few weeks ago) is in its sixth month, underwent artificial insemination. Didier Fernandez, her agent at DNA Models, sniffed, "No comment - I am speechless at your question." Evangelista, who miscarried in 1999 when she was seeing French soccer star Fabien Barthez, has refused to say who the new dad is, although "a New York architect" has been mentioned by fashion insiders.


THE last time we heard from Axl Rose, he was biting the leg of a security guard during a booze-fueled meltdown at a Swedish hotel. Now comes word the erratic Guns N' Roses frontman has been snacking on club-hopping model Kat Mack. The two have been dating for about three weeks and Mack has even been traveling with the band. She showed up fresh off the plane from a GNR show in Athens to host the "Sun Silk Party" at Plumm the other night. Of course, her relationship with Rose isn't without drama. We're told they met through Rose's ex-girlfriend, Diane O'Connor, who also happens to be the ex-wife of Tommy Hilfiger's adopted brother, Michael H. The infamous Hilfiger/Rose rumble at the Plumm was rumored to have been ignited by Rose's dalliance with O'Connor, but Michael H. insisted that the fling had nothing to do with the fight. Got that?

Family vows to battle Anna Nicole Smith

A month after the death of E. Pierce Marshall, who feuded for years with Anna Nicole Smith over his father's oil fortune, his family says they are more committed than ever in their legal battle against the former Playboy playmate.

"Nothing has changed from the family's standpoint as to how this case should end up and we will handle it as Pierce did, in his honor," the family told The Dallas Morning News in a written statement.

Marshall, the son of tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, died June 20 at age 67. His family said his death was caused by a brief and extremely aggressive infection.

Smith, a former stripper, married the family patriarch in 1994, when he was 89 and she was 26. He died a year later, launching the legal dispute that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million in a complicated legal twist that began after she declared bankruptcy. That was later overturned.

Last March, Smith won another victory when the U.S. Supreme Court revived the case. The justices ruled that federal courts could have jurisdiction and told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider her case.

Family friend and Houston attorney Rusty Hardin said the federal court soon will be notified that Elaine Marshall, E. Pierce Marshall's widow, is now the estate representative.

Kent L. Richland, one of Smith's attorneys, thought the change might lead to a settlement.

"Certainly, there is a fact that there will be a change in personalities involved," he said. "That opens up the possibility there will be a different attitude. Assets change hands. That is often a time when people want to access what is in their best interest."


CHRISTY Turlington gave up modern electronics in the name of love. When she and actor Ed Burns decided to give their relationship a second go-around in 2002, the supermodel showed her love for him by having her BlackBerry - to which she was addicted - bronzed and engraved with the date, Britain's Evening Standard reports. "I'm technology-free now," she says. "We met, got engaged, broke up, got back together, got a new place, got pregnant, got married and now we have two children and two dogs. Boston terriers. So cute. So now, I'm kind of grounded."

Hilton: Firecrotch's Hacking Accusations Are 'Silly'

According to Paris Hilton, the "Stars Are Blind" and Lindsay Lohan is delusional.

The heiress, recording artist and self-described blonde icon denies hacking into Firecrotch's BlackBerry in order to send offensive messages from it. In fact, Hilton -- whose private info from her Sidekick was leaked onto the Internet in 2004 -- calls the accusations "silly."

According to Page Six, Lohan's publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik says that a mysterious miscreant sent "disgusting and very mean messages that everyone thought were coming from Lindsay. They weren't. We now have her lawyers looking into it. Some people think Paris may have been involved because the wording of the messages sounds very familiar."

Since a sample of the "wording" wasn't released, it's not certain if these messages are similar to things Hilton has said to Lohan in the past or whether they're similar to Brandon Davis' infamous drunken diatribe in which he coined the moniker "Firecrotch." If the latter is the case, any number of people who've seen the video could be guilty.

Hilton's rep Elliot Mintz also weighs in: "I'm saddened this happened to Lindsay. I lived through this with Paris two years ago when her Sidekick was hacked into, and the loss of privacy is unbearable. But as for any suggestion that Paris would have anything to do with this, that is silly, untrue and unfortunate."

Hilton and Lohan used to be party gal pals until recent months during which rumors flew about that this one cosying up to that one's latest boy toy or vice versa. Who knows what slight parts Hilton from each of her supposed friends, beginning with former BFF Nicole Richie?

The two ex-friends appear in separate scenes for the latest season of the riches-to-rags reality show "The Simple Life," which E! has renewed for another season. Hilton has also been enjoying her first foray into the Billboard Hot 100 with her reggae-inglected single "Stars Are Blind."

Naomi Campbell is reportedly arrested

Naomi Campbell was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance outside a former boyfriend's home, a British newspaper reported Friday.

The Sun tabloid said police were called after Campbell, 36, arrived at the house in the early hours of July 10 seeking the return of some belongings.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 36-year-old woman had been detained for breach of the peace after "reports of a woman causing a disturbance" in London's Belgravia district.

She was freed without charge several hours later. Police retrieved the belongings, "and the woman left the scene," the force said in a statement. "No further action will be taken."

Campbell's representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Campbell has a history of volatile behavior. Last month the London-born model appeared in a New York court to face allegations that she threw a cell phone at a maid in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.

In 2003, the supermodel was sued by a former administrative assistant who said Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum.

In August 2004 Campbell and her maid came to blows, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused maid Millicent Burton of instigating the fight.

"Top Model" strike looming

Labor strife is heating up behind the scenes on "America's Next Top Model," where a dozen staff writer-producers are threatening a walkout Friday if the executive producer of the hit reality TV show does not agree to their demand for union representation.

The dozen "Top Model" staffers and Writers Guild of America West officials plan a demonstration outside executive producer Ken Mok's offices on Friday morning.

WGA West officials said the threat of a strike was looming among the writers if their demands for guild recognition were not met. A protest was held for about 45 minutes Thursday morning outside Mok's offices with the writers and guild officials, including WGA West president Patric Verrone.

The "Top Model" impasse is the biggest public fight to emerge on a show since the WGA began a major push last year to organize writers and producers who work on primetime reality TV series. The guild maintains that it has the right to represent the scribes and producers who serve in the function of writers by conceiving situations and determining what material is used on shows that often draw from hours of raw footage of their subjects.

"Top Model" has been a hit reality franchise for UPN for the past three years. The show, hosted and executive produced by supermodel Tyra Banks, is set to be the launch program in September for the new CW Network formed out of the merger of UPN and WB Network this year.

In a statement issued late Thursday, Mok said he had told the staffers and the guild that the process should be handled through the National Labor Relations Board to ensure that a secret-ballot election could be held "so that affected employees have an individual right to express their preference as to whether or not they want to elect a union."

Mok said the WGA was seeking to "circumvent" those protections offered to employees and was "trying to pressure us into recognizing it without a federally supervised secret ballot election."

Guild officials described Mok's response as a "stall tactic" and said it was clear that the affected employees had signed the necessary documents signaling their desire to join the guild.

According to WGA officials, the 12 writer-producers on "Top Model" presented Mok with a letter and other documentation several weeks ago. A WGA West spokesman noted that the "Top Model" staffers were seeking the kind of health care and pension coverage, salary and working conditions protections afforded to other WGA-covered scripted series set to air on the CW.

Mok said he bore the employees "absolutely no ill will" and that he would negotiate with them if the NLRB "decides that the WGA is the exclusive representative of our employees."

Like many other reality shows, "Top Model" falls outside the jurisdiction of existing WGA basic contracts with Hollywood's major studios because the show hired nonunion staffers and is independently produced. There also is a gulf of opinion between industry producers and the guild as to whether the WGA should have any jurisdiction on reality shows and about what constitutes a writerlike function on a reality series.

Guild officials acknowledge that no other unscripted primetime series have agreed to guild demands that they be recognized as the collective bargaining representative for writers or producers. "Top Model" is seen as a prime target because of the willingness of staffers to seek guild recognition and because of its importance to the nascent CW.

Blunt's Second Paris Date

British crooner James Blunt is being treated to a second date with blonde socialite Paris Hilton after impressing her so much at a previous London rendez-vous.

Hilton has made no secret of her crush on the 'You're Beautiful' singer, despite the fact he is currently romancing model Petra Nemcova, and recently met up with him for dinner at Cuckoo Club in the British capital.

Now she's planning on a Malibu, California, date after taking time out from promoting her debut single 'Stars Are Blind'.

The 25-year-old says, "I love James Blunt. I first met him at The Brits. We went to dinner. I saw him perform the other night. I'd love to do music with him. I love the fact he used to be in the army. That's pretty hot."

Paris Hilton set to release album next month

With her single unexpectedly doing well on the Billboard charts, Paris Hilton will release her self-titled album on August 22.

Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" is currently No. 16 this week on the Billboard Pop 100 singles chart; its accompanying video is in rotation on MTV and VH1.

Among the tracks on the Warner Bros. album is a cover of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," as well as "Fightin' Over Me," featuring rappers Jadakiss and Fat Joe.

"She has a certain tone that's reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper and Blondie," said Scott Storch, one of the album's producers. "The album doesn't have one particular sound. It's just good music; a combination of R&B, hip-hop and pop. It will surprise a lot of people because there's real artistry coming from Paris."

A behind-the-scenes special on the creation of "Paris Hilton" will premiere August 8 on MTV.

We Hear...

THAT Heidi Klum and Jane Editor-in-Chief Brandon Holley are hosting a party in L.A. tonight in honor of the magazine's August "Naked" issue, which features Klum on the cover in the buff.

Pregnant Linda Evangelista, 41, in Vogue

The modeling industry is all about who's young, who's hot and who's next. Or is it?

Linda Evangelista, 41 and pregnant, is on the cover of the August issue of Vogue. She's the first model, not a Hollywood star, to be featured on the magazine's cover in more than a year.

Her pals from the supermodel heyday a decade ago are also faring well: At 36, Naomi Campbell is still queen of the catwalk. Kate Moss, 32, is starring in a half-dozen designer ad campaigns this season, including a fall Versace campaign that also features Christy Turlington, Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy and Daria Werbowy.

Evangelista never saw modeling as a means to another career.

"I decided when I was 12 that it's what I wanted to do and I count my blessings that I got to realize my dreams," she says. "Being a rock star was out of the question. I can't sing. I'm so glad this worked out for me, I do think I know how to be a good model. And I didn't have a Plan B in place."

It helps, too, that she's a fashion junkie and keeps up on the styles and trends, whether she's working or not. "I love that it changes every six months. I really love the creative process of making beautiful images. I so enjoy everything about it."

Turlington, 37, has gone on to other things, including marriage to actor-director Edward Burns, motherhood and her own activewear company, Nuala. Still, she was happy to be called back to duty for Versace.

"I started my career working with the Versaces and it had been years since I saw Donatella," she says. "It was great to spend a day catching up with old friends and familiar faces. Shooting the campaign was definitely more fun than work."

Evangelista, whose baby is due this fall, isn't worried about her post-pregnancy figure.

"I'm not freaked out at all, I embrace it. I believe I'm doing everything to go through this as smoothly as possible. I'm either doing yoga or exercising every day."

There won't be a "comeback" after the baby's birth, Evangelista says, because she doesn't plan on ever going away.

Sally Singer, fashion news director at Vogue, says someone with a full life, public recognition and a few (or more) years of experience is an even more effective model because the women buying clothes, beauty products and magazines can relate to her.

"Readers and customers respond to images of older women — women who've had lives, women who they know something about. They're more interested in a woman who's had children and still looks great. It's more inspiring than seeing a 14-year-old from a former Eastern Bloc country."

Fame is a factor, too.

"The more iconic models of the '90s have greater appeal because they are, in their own right, celebrities, and we all know celebrities and campaigns do work," Singer says. When even the jaded crowd at a fashion show cheers for Campbell as she struts the runway, they cheer because they know her, she explains. "It's a celebrity moment, not a model moment."


PARIS Hilton is 25, but she can still behave like a bratty junior high school girl. On Saturday, Hilton turned up at the Lia Sophia jewelry clambake at the Polaroid Beach House in Malibu, where her nemesis Lindsay Lohan was holding court with new squeeze Harry Morton. "Paris was hanging out with Brandon Davis, her sister Nicky and Bijou Phillips," reports our spy. "She made it a point to whisper and laugh very loudly the entire time, snickering behind Lindsay's back." Lohan, who battled bullies in her movie "Mean Girls," retreated with Morton to a back bedroom where they couldn't hear Hilton's malevolent cackle. Later that afternoon, as Hilton strutted past Lohan's corner, one of Morton's friends jumped up and faked a kick to her bony backside when she wasn't looking. Hilton's snicker is nothing new to Lohan's ears - the heiress laughed herself silly during Davis' anti-Lohan "firecrotch" rant that was all over the Internet a few months ago.

Christie Brinkley's separation from 4th husband explodes in scandal

The recent separation of Christie Brinkley and her fourth husband, Peter Cook, exploded in scandal Monday when a 19-year-old former employee of Cook's claimed he seduced her with lavish gifts while married to Brinkley.

Brinkley, the 52-year-old supermodel, last week announced through her publicist Elliot Mintz that she and Cook had separated. They married in 1996 and have a daughter.

On Monday, 19-year-old Diana Bianchi emerged in press reports as a central figure in the separation.

Bianchi's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, claimed that she will be a "vital witness" should the couple pursue divorce.

A message left for Cook at his Long Island architecture firm was not immediately returned Monday. Mintz said he had no comment on Bianchi's claims.

Tacopina told The Associated Press that Cook "first lured this girl into his web by employing her . . . and then showering her with gifts." He described their relationship as consensual, but claimed Cook's role as employer and his gifts of a car, money and jewelry could possibly constitute sexual harassment.

Tacopina said Cook hired Bianchi, an aspiring singer, as an assistant in May 2005 after meeting her at a local toy store where she worked. Bianchi quit Cook's firm within a few months because, Tacopina said, she felt uncomfortable.

"Being put in the position that (Cook) put her in, which was to be financially dependent on him . . . as long as she provided sex - that's the relationship that the law frowns upon when you're an employer and an employee."

Tacopina said he had no immediate plans for a law suit.

Brinkley was previously married to Frenchman Jean-Francois Allaux, singer Billy Joel and developer Richard Taubman.


LEONARDO DiCaprio's new girlfriend, Israeli model Bar Rafaeli, doesn't measure up to his former flame, Brazilian cover girl Gisele Bundchen - at least according to Victoria's Secret. While Gisele has been the lingerie line's top model for years, it appears Bar didn't make the cut. "We booked Bar in July 2005, but then decided she wasn't right for the brand," a Victoria's Secret spokeswoman told us. Life & Style magazine reports Bundchen gave the underwear giant an ultimatum not to hire Rafaeli, and quotes a pal saying, "Gisele has threatened to never work for them again."

Keep It Private

TYRA Banks isn't as solitary as she seems. She just keeps her boyfriends out of the spotlight. "I don't walk down red carpets with guys," she told The Post. "For some reason, in the entertainment industry we're excited to shout to the world who we're in love with. The public celebrates it for a week and then, the next month, or year, or however long you're together, it's just hell. Why invite people into that?" She added, "I'm very protective of myself."

Scoring A Peek

SOCCER star Ronaldo and his model girlfriend, Raica Oliveira , just in from Germany, were given an eyeful at the Plumm the other night. The beautiful Brazilian couple was drinking champagne when two Scores dancers flashed their breasts at Ronaldo. Oliveira was a good sport and laughed along. The busboys, also huge Ronaldo fans, received team bracelets he collected at the World Cup. Others at the club included Eric McCormack, Jared Leto, Bridget Hall, Eric Bogosian and Fran Drescher.

We Hear...

THAT temperamental top model May Andersen, arrested in April for allegedly hitting a flight attendant, will mark her return to the runway tomorrow at the Raleigh in South Beach for the Inca Desert Heat bikini collection. Mickey Rourke and Jeremy Shockey have already reserved front-row ogling rights.

The Perfect Fit

SUPERMODEL Heidi Klum hates those elastic-waisted maternity jeans so much, she's commissioned custom-fit denims for each month of her pregnancy. The 4-months-along "Project Runway" host asked Earnest Sewn designer/owner Scott Morrison to make her skinny, tapered-leg jeans that she can wear until her baby is born. Klum recently stopped by the label's flagship store in the Meatpacking District, An Earnest Cut & Sew, and picked up a few pairs of jeans and four nautically inspired Rogues Gallery T-shirts for hubby Seal.


HELENA Christensen and Jack Huston at the Bob Dylan concert in Denmark.

Naomi Campbell faces new employee abuse suit

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, already facing court cases stemming from accusations that she assaulted two of her housekeepers, was sued on Thursday by a third employee who says the British-born beauty attacked her.

In a one-page summons filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Campbell's former assistant Amanda Black said she was subjected to a series of "verbal, physical and emotional attacks" by the model shortly after she was hired by her in February of 2005.

Brack, who was 19 at the time, is seeking unspecified damages for "assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, reckless infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment," the suit says.

"On at least four occasions, Campbell assaulted and abused my client," Brack's lawyer, Gerald McCarthy, told Reuters in an interview, describing a series of tantrums by the supermodel.

In one instance, McCarthy said, Campbell struck Brack in the face with her Blackberry, slammed her against a wall and slapped her repeatedly across the face because a piece of her luggage got left behind during a trip to Brazil.

He said Campbell threw a cell phone at Brack's face during a subsequent outburst at the model's New York apartment.

During an April 2005 photo shoot in Morocco, McCarthy said, Campbell exploded in rage at Brack over a forgotten article of clothing. He said that Campbell left her assistant stranded in Morocco without funds, tore up her passport and threw it into the swimming pool and left her to pay the hotel bill.

In a final incident at Campbell's Park Avenue home, she ripped a sweater Brack was wearing "off her neck" and accused the assistant of stealing the garment, McCarthy said.

Campbell's lawyer, David Breitbart did not return calls for seeking comment.

Brack is the latest in a string of former employees who have accused Campbell of abuse.

In March 2006, Campbell was charged with second-degree assault in Manhattan Criminal Court after authorities said she threw her cell phone at her housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, 42, opening a gash in the back of her head.

In June, a second maid, Gaby Gibson, claimed the celebrity struck her in the head. She has also filed a civil lawsuit accusing Campbell of personal injury, employment discrimination, civil assault and battery.

In February 2000, Campbell to pleaded guilty in a Toronto court to assaulting a former assistant.

A Face For Radio

FOLLOWING the Boy Scouts motto "Be prepared!" Paris Hilton had hair and makeup artists touch her up yesterday before "appearing" on Sirius Satellite Radio to promote her surprisingly good single, "Stars Are Blind." Hilton said she'd been studying violin and piano since she was 6, and revealed she's auditioning dancers for her tour starting in September, and has a role in "The Hottie and the Naughty" filming this summer. Meanwhile, E! has renewed "The Simple Life" for a fifth season, despite the feud between Paris and her co-star Nicole Richie, which prevents them from working together.

Paris, Nicole Get New Lease on "Life"

Their friendship may be a thing of the past, but Life goes on for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

After enjoying a major ratings boost courtesy of the fourth installment of the dueling duo's reality series, E! Entertainment Television has ordered another season of The Simple Life for 2007, the network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. (E! Online and E! Entertainment Television are divisions of E! Networks.)

E! acquired the series last year, after it was dropped by Fox. Simple Life 4: 'Til Death Do Us Part, which debuted last month, features Hilton and Richie putting their own spin on domesticity--separately.

Lest viewers be under the mistaken impression that what they see on the show is for real--it being a reality series by definition--Hilton was quick to clear up that misconception in a recent interview.

"Simple Life is a reality show and people might assume it?s real. But it's fake," Hilton told London's The Sun. "All reality shows are fake basically. When you have a camera on you, you are not going to act yourself."

Backing up her own theory, the hotel heiress turned recording artist revealed that the Paris Hilton she plays on TV is a character she created and nothing at all like the real Paris Hilton.

"Before I started the show I thought I'd make a character like the movies Legally Blonde and Clueless mixed together, with a rich girl all-in-one," she explained.

"Even my voice is different and the way I dress is different from me in real life. It's a character I like to play. I think it's carefree and happy. The public think they know me but they really don't."

They may not agree on much, but Richie shares Hilton's opinion that her Simple Life persona is not necessarily representative of her true personality.

"It's a character," Richie told TV Guide. "Paris plays the bombshell who doesn't know a lot of things, and I play the jokester. That's what the show's about."

Despite the well-publicized rift between the ex-friends, Richie has chosen to take the high road when it comes to discussing her relationship with Hilton.

"You have to understand that, regardless of Paris' announcement a year ago that we are no longer friends, we really haven't been friends in maybe three years," she told TV Guide. "We grew apart. It's that simple, in my eyes."

However, Richie said she has no problem maintaining a professional relationship with Hilton.

"I'm very used to working with somebody who I don't get along with," she said. "Work is work."

Good thing, because this is one job both Hilton and Richie are required to show up for--it's in their contracts.

Model Christie Brinkley separates from fourth husband

Supermodel Christie Brinkley and her fourth husband, Peter Cooke, have separated, her publicist said Tuesday. "Yes, it's true. The couple has separated," publicist Elliot Mintz said in a statement. They married in 1996 and have a daughter. Brinkley, 52, was previously married to Frenchman Jean-Fran Ecois Allaux, singer Billy Joel and developer Richard Taubman. She and Joel have a daughter, and she and Taubman have a son. "Her immediate concern is for her children, and she's hoping during this obviously difficult time that people will be kind enough to respect her privacy," Mintz said.

Klum's Fashion 'Project'

With "Project Runway" having become must-see TV in the fashion world in its first two seasons, the would-be designers on the newest incarnation of the show thought they knew what was coming.

They didn't, Heidi Klum says.

"Of course they had all seen 'Project Runway' seasons one and two, and they think they know everything by now," says the supermodel, who hosts and executive produces the Bravo series. "But I still shock them a lot, because I change the challenges around. There are things that they thought they knew that we do differently."

"Project Runway" kicks off its third season at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday with a casting special, followed by the first competitive episode at 10. Fifteen designers, ranging in age from 25 to 49, will vie for a prize that includes $100,000 in seed money for a clothing line, a new car and a spread in Elle magazine, among other things.

One thing that won't change is the level of drama. Klum says she and her fellow producers judge would-be contestants more by their abilities as designers than by whether they'd make good characters, but she doesn't deny that the clash of personalities is part of "Project Runway's" appeal.

"I do think that when there are characters on the show, and they're very extreme, people fall in love with certain people -- or they love to hate them," she says. "I mean, [season two lightning rod] Santino -- I didn't know Santino was going to be like this. He just turned out to be this person people loved to watch.

"We're not casting actors -- they're real people who wanted to be on our show. And a lot of times characters evolve during the course of the show. Everyone always comes with their best behavior in the beginning, then it slowly but surely starts to change, and you see what they're really all about."

Drama is nice, but Klum believes what really hooks people -- especially those outside the fashion industry -- is the way "Project Runway" showcases the creativity of its contestants.

"I've asked people [not in the business]: 'Why are you watching the show? This is not something I'd think you'd be interested in,'" she says. And they love it because they love to see people making things. That is, I think, what makes the show a success."

The specific talents required of a designer also tend to weed out anyone who might want to use the show just to gain a measure of fame -- although a few of those types do pop up on the casting special.

"Yes, there are some crazy people who have come to the auditions," Klum says with a laugh. "And by crazy, I mean they're very flamboyant, and they come in heels and just a little G-string and say crazy things because they want to shock us. But if they don't have anything else but this to show us. ...

"We're not a theater show. It's about people who know how to design. They're like, 'I didn't bring any garments,' or 'I didn't know what a portfolio is; I just thought I'd stop by.' Tim [Gunn, the designers' coach/father figure] had to tell them they had to leave. He was really struck by some people, and you'll see that in the first episode. We show a lot of the casting process, which I thought was very interesting. They can see that we really take it seriously."

Chasing Chase

FORMER Victoria's Secret stunner Emma Heming - who endured a brief stint as the arm candy of Sean "Call me Puff" Combs a few years ago - has been beefing up her resumι. The exotic hottie will appear on "Entourage" this Sunday as Sienna, the would-be seductress of Adrian Grenier's Vincent Chase character. Heming made her acting debut earlier this year with a small role in the Bruce Willis/Halle Berry vehicle, "Perfect Stranger."

Humble Hottie

BRITISH supermodel Erin O'Connor is writing her autobiography - but she doesn't want to focus on her experience in the glitzy fashion industry. The leggy brunette reportedly wants to downplay tales of her catwalk glory and instead concentrate on her humble beginnings in Staffordshire, England, reports She says, "I've been asked lots of times to write about the fashion industry, but I felt I wanted to write about where I come from."

We Hear...

THAT Rebecca Romijn might want to read Robin Hazel wood's upcoming tell-all, "Model Student: A Tale of Co-eds and Cover Girls." Both women model for Next, and both have dated actor Jerry O'Connell.

Branded Babe

NICKY Hilton is cashing in on her famous name - again. The 22-year-old designer of clothing, accessories and jewelry is also helping design a chain of boutique hotels called Nicky O. Hilton. The heiress, whose middle name is Olivia, is partnering with the Falor Development Group of Chicago and plans to open the first of "five or six" hotels in South Beach in November. Roberto Cavalli has agreed to design a penthouse suite in the property, reports Women's Wear Daily.


LEAVING boyfriend James Blunt back in London, Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova flew to her homeland Tuesday for a VIP bash at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Accompanied by Alexi Tavel of the Next agency in New York, Nemcova - who's writing two books and building a house for her parents - danced and dined on vegetarian fare, The Post's V.A. Musetto reports. The guest list included a gaggle of leggy Czech cuties as well as Terry Gilliam and bisexual Brit actress Saffron Burrows.

Nicky's Non-Hilton Hotel

A Hilton is checking in to the hotel business? Novel idea, indeed.

Nicky Hilton has announced plans to open a pair of Nicky O boutique hotels in Miami and Chicago this year, neither of which will be a part of the Hilton Hotel chain, which was founded by her great-grandfather, Conrad.

"I've always wanted to do it," Paris' little sis told People magazine. "I've been around hotels my whole life, and I know a good hotel when I see one."

Lest hip weary travelers fear that booking a room at Nicky O--the "O" presumably standing in for the heiress' middle name, Olivia--would be comparable to a stay at her family's middle-America-friendly chain, they can rest assured.

According to People, the boutique hotel's 94-room Miami location, set smack in the middle of Ocean Boulevard, will feature entertainment news tickers in the elevators (clearly, a girl after our own heart), a signature scent formulated specially for the lodging and rooms designed by friends.

Of course, a Hilton friend carries a little more cachet than just some random chum.

Case in point: One pal who's stepped up to lend a helping well-manicured hand is clothing designer Roberto Cavalli, who will design a $5,000-a-night penthouse at the boutique hotel.

The lobby as well will be a sight to behold, with plans for a giant chandelier and, apparently, enough marble to make even Donald Trump jealous.

"It's just so beautiful--and hot," Nicky Hilton told People, borrowing a phrase from Paris' lexicon.

As for the Chicago branch, which will open on the city's Printer's Row shortly after Miami's launch , plebeian wayfarers might feel a bit more at home there.

Though just a bit.

"Miami will definitely be a party destination, and Chicago will be a little more calm," Hilton explained in the magazine.

The 22-year-old heiress also said that while her family's opinions will be sought, words of wisdom will be the only assistance they'll offer the fledgling hotelier, who claims the potentially far-reaching powers of nepotism were not at play in the lodging deal.

"I'll go to my family for advice, but they're not involved at all," she said, adding that she also found the necessary funding for the project on her own.

The budding entrepreneur has a busy summer ahead of her. In addition to planning out the finishing touches on her hotels, she will also be shooting ads for her latest line of handbags from her clothing line, Chick by Nicky Hilton.

"This is my summer," she told the magazine.

Nicky O Miami opens its doors this November.

Cash For Kate

KATE Moss might want to get photographed snorting cocaine more often. The sniffly supermodel's earning power has soared since pictures of her Hoovering disco dust made headlines around the world. Despite the initial backlash - which included cheapie fashion superstore H&M dropping her from its ad campaign - she raked in cash with new deals with Burberry, Calvin Klein, Rimmel, Nikon, Roberto Cavalli and Virgin Mobile. The catwalk icon, 32, who earned about $7 million a year before the cocaine storm, will make about $18 million this year.


BRAZILIAN soccer superstar Ronaldo sipping champagne cocktails with supermodel Raica Oliveira at Cain in Chelsea.

Doherty says he'll always love Moss

British rocker Pete Doherty said he will always love model Kate Moss, but acknowledged their relationship was "up and down" in comments released Wednesday. "It's right and wrong, up and down," said Doherty, 27, when asked by a British Broadcasting Corp. interviewer about the status of the relationship. But he added: "She's had enough, I think. "I love her bones, I always will." In an interview with BBC talk show host Jonathan Ross, to be aired Friday, Doherty also said Moss pressured him to kick his heroin habit permanently. "She said, 'Give up the smack, and never go on Jonathan Ross again!'" the Babyshambles frontman joked. Excerpts from the interview were released Wednesday by the BBC. Moss and Doherty's relationship hit the headlines in September, after pictures of the model allegedly using cocaine appeared in British tabloid The Daily Mirror. Moss, 32, was snapped in the west London music studio where Doherty was recording with his band. The singer-songwriter also discussed his drug addiction in the interview. "For the first time in my life, I'm upping the stakes in my battle against (heroin)," he said. "Being clean means I can sit down and rediscover writing. My songwriting suffered, being on drugs." Doherty recently signed a deal with Orion Books to publish poetry, memoirs and drawings culled from 20 volumes of his diaries. The rocker is undergoing drug treatment at the order of a British court, following a December arrest in which police discovered marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine in his car and clothing. Swedish police fined Doherty at the end of May, after traces of cocaine were found in his blood at a music festival. "I get tested twice a week for crack and heroin, that's part of my court order," Doherty said in the interview, adding that he was trying to stop. "Being skint (broke), drunk, paranoid — no, I don't wish that for myself."


SUPERMODEL emeritus Beverly Johnson is jonesing to replace Star Jones on "The View." We're told that Johnson, 53 - the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue back in the 1970s - has reached out to the producers to ask about a try-out after hearing that they were considering approaching her. Johnson spends most of her time golfing these days, though her life isn't all about leisure. Back in January, Page Six revealed she filed a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend who sent her several threatening letters.


DUTCH model Lonneke Engel has pulled a disappearing act on David Blaine. But the headline-hogging illusionist is already pulling other mannequins out of his hat. When Blaine was drowning his sorrows at B.E.D. the other night, we're told that one of his buddies slipped the waitress $1,000 to make sure Blaine had a Jack-and-Coke in his hand at all times. Apparently all the free-flowing booze loosened his libido: Blaine and his posse were last seen getting on the hot spot's elevator with three models.

Yasmin Le Bon: Marriage has staying power

Yasmin Le Bon says her marriage to Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran has lasted more than two decades because of similarities in the music and fashion worlds in which they live.

"I think part of why it's (the marriage) worked is that we understand each other's businesses so completely. They're so similar," Le Bon, 41, was quoted as saying in the July issue of Prestige Hong Kong magazine.

Le Bon began modeling in 1984. She has worked for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Chanel and Christian Dior.

She married Simon Le Bon in 1985, when Duran Duran was one of the world's hottest groups. The dashing British quintet were the quintessential '80s pop band, with hits such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film."

Duran Duran were at the forefront of the music video age and were famous for their innovative and exotic clips.

"If any band was going to understand the fashion business, it was going to be these guys," she said. "They really understand it and embrace it."


The housekeeper formerly employed by Naomi Campbell is scratching back at the supermodel, claiming she lived in fear of the "psychotic monster" model who "was like a wild caged animal ready to pounce." Ana Scolavino, who got her bell rung when Campbell tossed a cellphone at her head, told Britain's News of the World, "She is so crazy you never know when she will hit out. Anything can send her into a frenzy."


MODEL-loving Vikram Chatwal opened his new Night Hotel the other evening with a memorable image: a sexy cake fight between two catwalk cuties. Swiss Victoria's Secret stunner Julie Ordon , who was celebrating her 22nd birthday, and Raquel Thormarsdottir were the combatants in the frosty fracas, which erupted after Thormarsdottir wiped some icing on her pal's face. Those celebrating the opening of the West 45th Street playpen included Chatwal and his pregnant wife Priya, John Legend, Q-Tip, Irv Gotti, Ann Dexter-Jones, Chris Blackwell and 7th on Sixth queen Fern Mallis.


KATE Moss has penned a woeful poem about her on-again off-again lover Pete Doherty's addiction to drugs. "You love them more than you love me/So that's why I could cry all day long/that's why I can't breathe," the supermodel wrote. A British literary magazine published the poem after finding it in one of Doherty's journals, which he's using to write his autobiography. On one page, Doherty vows to quit drugs if Moss will marry him. As we all know, neither has happened.

Just Asking

WHICH supermodel has personal assistants sign papers upon employment guaranteeing they won't sue her if things go sour? The agreement stopped one from pursuing a complaint after being pushed out of a moving car a few years back.

Hilton Reject

PARIS Hilton can't get a break at her family's own hotels. The heiress, appearing on the "Real Radio Breakfast Show" in Scotland, tried on-air to reserve a room in her name at the Glasgow Hilton and get a discounted corporate rate. But the humorless reservations clerk who identified himself as Kevin turned her down, sniffing: "There is no discount I can initiate, I'm afraid" - insisting she'd have to pay the full $310 for a standard queen-sized room.


MICHAEL Strahan has been finding the end zone at Ford Models. We already told you the gap-toothed Giants star was dating "America's Next Top Model" winner Eva Pigford, who's under contract at the agency. Now, a Ford insider tattles that Strahan has also been making time with veteran Ford model Teresa Hicks, a sexy blonde of a certain age. Page Six ran a sighting of Strahan - who's in the midst of a wild court battle with his estranged wife, Jean - smooching Hicks at Soho House back in March. But our source claims that it gets even juicier: "They went to Anguilla last year," writes our mole. "Check her passport and compare it with his. She stopped him on the street last May and they have been hot and heavy ever since." Hicks - who has told friend that she and Strahan split a few months ago - seems to have a preference for wealthy men: she's said to have previously dated billionaires Ron Perelman and Teddy Forstmann. When we asked about the status of Hicks' relationship with Strahan, her agent at Ford told us, "I have no idea," and hung up.

Kate Moss back with Burberry

Kate Moss is back at Burberry. The fashion house scrapped a campaign featuring the supermodel last year following tabloid accusations that she had used drugs.

Moss, 32, appears in a white lace trench coat at the center of Burberry's main autumn-winter 2006-2007 ad, one in a series launched Monday to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary.

The black-and-white ads, shot against London cityscapes by Mario Testino, feature British cultural icons and their offspring, including 1960s model Penelope Tree and actor Max Irons, son of Jeremy Irons.

Burberry distanced itself from Moss in September, after The Daily Mirror published pictures of her allegedly using cocaine. The company dropped plans for her to appear in its fall 2005 campaign, and posters featuring Moss were removed from its flagship store.

Earlier this month, British prosecutors announced that Moss would not be charged over the tabloid claims, saying there was insufficient evidence.

Although Moss also lost contracts with Chanel, H&M and Gloria Vanderbilt after the photos were published, her career seems to have suffered no lasting damage.

After apologizing to "all the people I have let down" and visiting a rehab clinic in Arizona, she signed new modeling contracts and appeared on several magazine covers.

Burberry stressed in November that it had not severed ties with Moss.

Plea bargain possible in supermodel assault case

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, silent and sheathed in a tight black dress, appeared Tuesday in a Manhattan courtroom where prosecutors said a plea bargain was possible in her cellphone assault case.

The real action came outside the lower Manhattan courthouse, where close to 50 photographers and camera crews waited for a shot of Campbell after her appearance before Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Evelyn Laporte.

The 35-year-old supermodel, along with attorney David Breitbart and her small retinue, was forced to hide inside the courthouse for about five minutes until a car arrived to deliver them from the media horde.

When Campbell's case was called, prosecutor Shanda Strain told the judge that no grand jury action had been taken in the case. The defense then agreed to an adjournment pending a possible plea deal, and Laporte ordered everyone back in court on Sept. 27.

Campbell, wearing 4-inch heels with her long hair flowing down the length of her back, did not speak during the brief proceeding. She was arrested on March 31 for allegedly throwing a cellphone at one of her employees in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.

Campbell has called the allegations against her "completely untrue." But the housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, was treated at Lenox Hill Hospital for an injury to the back of her head after the incident.

The volatile Campbell has a history of problems with her employees. In 2003, the supermodel was sued by a former administrative assistant who said Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier.

In August 2004, in the same apartment, Campbell and her maid battled it out, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused maid Millicent Burton of instigating the fight.

On Monday, in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, another maid, Gaby Gibson, filed a lawsuit accusing Campbell of "personal injuries," "employment discrimination," "civil assault," "civil battery" and other complaints.

The court document does not detail alleged acts by Campbell, but in a published interview in April, Gibson said the catwalker hit her on Jan. 17, called her names and threatened to have her arrested. Gibson told the New York Post that Campbell got upset after being unable to find a specific pair of jeans.

Another maid sues model Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is being accused of less-than-model behavior again, this time by another of her maids who claims the supermodel hit her.

In a terse single-sheet filing in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, Gaby Gibson accused Campbell of "personal injuries," "employment discrimination," "civil assault," "civil battery" and other complaints.

Gibson, who filed the lawsuit on Monday, the eve of a Manhattan Criminal Court appearance by Campbell on charges of assaulting another maid, asks for "actual, compensatory and punitive" damages without specifying an amount.

The court document does not detail acts by Campbell, but in a published interview in April, Gibson said the catwalker hit her on Jan. 17, called her names and threatened to have her arrested. Gibson told the New York Post that Campbell got upset after being unable to find a specific pair of jeans.

Gibson's lawyer, Thomas D. Shanahan, did not immediately return calls for comment.

Campbell is due in court Tuesday on a similar charge that stemmed from a similar situation — the supermodel couldn't find a pair of jeans.

In that incident, Campbell is charged with assault for allegedly hitting Ana Scolavino in the back of the head with a cell phone in the model's Manhattan apartment. Campbell allegedly accused Scolavino of stealing the missing jeans.

A British citizen, Campbell faces up to seven years in prison and deportation if convicted on that charge.

That incident is not the first time Campbell, 35, was accused of using a phone in a violent way. In 2003, the supermodel was sued by a former assistant who said Campbell threw a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier.

In August 2004, in the same apartment, Campbell and yet another maid battled it out, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused maid Millicent Burton of instigating the fight.

Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating another assistant while making a film in Canada in 1998.

Neither Campbell's lawyer nor her publicist responded immediately to requests for comment.

Campbell was discovered at age 15 and launched a career that landed her in magazines worldwide — including the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Campbell's high-profile lifestyle has included appearances in music videos by George Michael and Jay-Z and a close friendship with Nelson Mandela.


LINDA Evangelista appears to be pregnant. An eyewitness at Empire Diner the other day said Evangelista, who was part of the '80s supermodel triumvirate with Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, "waddled" in "with two bodyguards in suits and three businessmen . . . wearing gold sandals, a green-and-white tank dress and sporting a Dorothy Hamill hairdo . . . When the wind blew, everyone noticed she was very pregnant - absolutely huge." Her agent, Didier Fernandez at DNA Models, had no comment. No word on who the father might be. Since breaking up with French soccer stud Fabien Barthez four years ago, the beauty has dated Max LeRoy, who died in a motorcycle accident, and two Italian playboys.


SUPERMODEL Daria Werbowy jumping on her bicycle and pedaling away from the Centre Market Place block party, thrown by the No. 6 and Built by Wendy fashion lines, after the festival was shut down by police.

Billboard Single Review

SINGLE: STARS ARE BLIND (Warner Bros. Records)
When Paris Hilton announced she was releasing an album, most of America cringed. Let's face it, every "celebutante" is dropping a record these days in the battle for overexposure. With that in mind, believe it or not, ever-industrious Hilton separates herself from the trend-following pack with a winning track. "Stars Are Blind" is cute, catchy and playful with reggae-pop beats and a cool vibe reminiscent of Blondie's "The Tide Is High." Her breathy vocals sound like Gwen Stefani's, and while everyone will want to know if she can actually sing, she still sounds better than some other pop pretenders. With an atmosphere and groove that has "summer" written all over it, this single is destined to steamroll top 40 radio. Hilton's self-titled debut album is due in August. As the heiress herself would say, "Loves it."


Reformed druggie Russell Brand, who'd been dating Kate Moss, now burbling, "I actually prefer women with a bit of meat on them." He's told her possible successors: "Forget Kate. She's irrelevant." And what makes him so desirable I'd like to know

We Hear...

THAT supermodels Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima will be among the beautiful people at tonight's private Kanye West concert and dinner at Cipriani Wall Street

Supermodel Heidi Klum and singer Seal expecting another baby

Heidi Klum and Seal are expecting their second child together.

The couple, who were married last May, have a nine-month-old son, Henry Guenther Ademola Dashtu Samuel. Klum also has a two-year-old daughter, Leni, from a previous relationship with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore.

"It gives me great joy to announce that Heidi, Leni, Henry and I are expecting a new addition to our ever increasing family," Seal said in a statement Wednesday. "We all feel both excited and fortunate to be able to share this experience once again."

The 33-year-old German supermodel, host of Bravo's Project Runway, and the Grammy-winning singer, 43, began dating in February 2004. They became engaged on a glacier - reached by helicopter - at Whistler, B.C., and tied the knot on a beach in Mexico.

Former Habs goalie Jose Theodore scores date with Paris Hilton

Former Habs goalie Jose Theodore is making headlines for his antics off the ice with celebrity Paris Hilton. Photos of the pair partying and holding hands in Toronto last weekend have appeared in several Canadian newspapers. A three-page spread in today's Le Journal de Montreal carries the headline: Theodore again in trouble. Theodore, now with the Colorado Avalanche and the new father of a three-month-old baby girl, escorted the hotel heiress to the MuchMusic Video Awards. They were later seen in a passionate embrace at a restaurant and partied the night away at a club. Theodore's Quebec agent says the athlete's private life is none of his concern. His partner, Stephanie Cloutier, wouldn't comment.


CHRISTIE Brinkley at Barneys with stylist Wayne Scot Lukas looking for the perfect Azzedine Alaia option to wear to Katie Couric's party in the Hamptons

Ganging Up

THE knives are really out for Anna Wintour. Just as the lofty Vogue editrix gets used to being unflatteringly lampooned in "The Devil Wears Prada," a new indie flick called "Dirty Laundry" features Veronica Webb as a cutthroat editor-in-chief with Wintour-esque overtones. The movie, which is making the rounds at festivals, got its first New York screening for Gayle King and Soledad O'Brien at Soho House last week.

Role Model

HELENA Christensen is making the time-honored transition from ex-supermodel to fledgling actress. Not only does the great Dane star in the new indie drama "Allegro," but she's also taken up with Jack Huston, 23, nephew of Oscar winner Anjelica. Christensen and Huston cuddled and held hands at Cinema Society's Hugo Boss-sponsored "Allegro" premiere in The Yard at the SoHo Grand the other night. They were joined by Josh Lucas, Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon, Sante D'Orazio, Amy Sacco, Bob Colacello, Francesco Clemente, Rachel Roy and Nicole Miller.

Forbes Annual Power List

Power rank - Star Category - Pay in millions
1 Tom Cruise Actor 67
2 Rolling Stones Musician 90
3 Oprah Winfrey Talking Head 225
4 U2/Musician Musician 110
5 Tiger Woods Athlete 90
6 Steven Spielberg Director/Producer 332
7 Howard Stern Talking Head 302
8 50 Cent Musician 41
9 Cast of Sopranos Actor 52
10 Dan Brown Author 88
11 Bruce Springsteen/Musician Musician 55
12 Donald Trump/Personality Personality 44
13 Muhammad Ali Athlete 55
14 Paul McCartney Musician 40
15 George Lucas Director/Producer 235
16 Elton John Musician 34
17 David Letterman Talking Head 40
18 Phil Mickelson Athlete 47
19 J.K. Rowling Author 75
20 Brad Pitt Actor 25
21 Peter Jackson Director/Producer 39
22 Dr. Phil McGraw Talking Head 45
23 Jay Leno Talking Head 32
24 Celine Dion Musician 40
25 Kobe Bryant Athlete 31
26 Michael Jordan Athlete 32
27 Johnny Depp Actor 29
28 Jerry Seinfeld Comedian 100
29 Simon Cowell Personality 43
30 Michael Schumacher Athlete 58
31 Tom Hanks Actor 29
32 Rush Limbaugh Talking Head 30
33 Denzel Washington Actor 38
34 Desperate Housewives Actor 14
35 Jennifer Aniston Actor 18
36 Angelina Jolie Actor 14
37 The Olsen Twins Personality 40
38 Nicole Kidman Actor 22
39 The Eagles Musician 70
40 Rod Stewart Musician 30
41 Shaquille O'Neal Athlete 30
42 Jerry Bruckheimer Director/Producer 84
43 David Beckham Athlete 27
44 Jessica Simpson Personality 14
45 Andrew Lloyd Webber Showman 56
46 LeBron James Athlete 26
47 Neil Diamond Musician 35
48 Alex Rodriguez Athlete 29
49 Will Smith Actor 25
50 Dick Wolf Director/Producer 70
51 Dave Matthews Band Musician 30
52 Tom Brady Athlete 29
53 Ronaldinho Athlete 26
54 Jodie Foster Actor 27
55 Ray Romano Comedian 34
56 Paris Hilton Personality 7
57 Adam Sandler Actor 29
58 Derek Jeter Athlete 26
59 Jennifer Lopez Actor 10
60 Rick Warren Author 25
61 Scarlett Johansson Actor 16
62 Katie Couric Talking Head 15
63 Maria Sharapova Athlete/Actor 19
64 Valentino Rossi Athlete 30
65 Halle Berry Actor 16
66 James Patterson Author 28
67 Leonardo DiCaprio Actor 25
68 Kiefer Sutherland Actor 23
69 Jim Carrey Actor 20
70 Cameron Diaz Actor 15
71 Gisele Bundchen Model 30
72 Renee Zellweger Actor 21
73 Carson Palmer Athlete 28
74 Michelle Wie Athlete 17
75 Reese Witherspoon Actor 9
76 Bill O'Reilly Talking Head 9
77 Kate Moss Model 8
78 Diane Sawyer Talking Head 12
79 Sean (Diddy) Combs Personality 16
80 John Grisham Author 21
81 Rachael Ray Chef 6
82 Dave Chappelle Comedian 22
83 Larry the Cable Guy Comedian 19
84 Tyra Banks Model 18
85 George Lopez Comedian 12
86 Regis Philbin Talking Head 21
87 Serena Williams Athlete 10

No charges for Kate Moss over cocaine allegation

British supermodel Kate Moss will not face charges over allegations she took illegal drugs at a London recording studio last year, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday.

The 32-year-old was questioned by police but not arrested after the Daily Mirror tabloid published photographs from film taken last September of her apparently snorting large quantities of cocaine.

The CPS said it had concluded there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of convicting the model.

"The film footage provides an absolutely clear indication that Ms Moss was using controlled drugs and providing them to others," said Rene Barclay, the CPS's London director of serious casework.

"However, in the absence of any forensic evidence, or direct eye witness evidence about the substance in question, its precise nature could not be established."

Moss and the direct eyewitnesses had declined to provide any explanation when interviewed, Barclay added.

Moss flew abroad after the photos appeared and spent time in the United States, where she attended a drug rehabilitation clinic, and in France, before returning to Britain.

The scandal prompted British fashion house Burberry and Swedish-based Hennes and Mauritz to cut ties with Moss, one of the most famous faces in fashion. France's Chanel also said it would not renew a contract with her when it expired.

Her career recovered swiftly, with a new contract for camera maker Nikon and front page appearances for French fashion bible Vogue and U.S. celebrity magazine Vanity Fair.

She has never confessed to taking illegal drugs, although she issued a statement last year apologizing to friends and family for behavior which "reflected badly" on them.

Moss is a favorite subject for British newspapers, which have closely followed her on-off relationship with troubled British rocker Pete Doherty. Doherty pleaded guilty earlier this year to possessing heroin and cocaine.

The High Road

PARIS Hilton is so upset that Lindsay Lohan has been seeing her ex, Greek playboy Stavros Niarchos, she screamed insults at Lohan at Butter on Monday night. Witnesses report Hilton went up to Lohan and shouted, "I can't believe you and Stavros! You are ridiculous!" After taking more insults and curses, Lohan said, "That's how you say hello? I don't need to respond to you." Lohan promptly left. A rep for Lohan said, "Correct. Paris tried to pick a fight with her and started screaming at her, but Lindsay took the high road." After Lohan left, Hilton did a striptease for N.Y. Knick David Lee, Eli Manning and a bunch of other N.Y. Giants.

Paris Hilton says she enjoys being single

Paris Hilton says she's enjoying The Single Life. Hilton, who stars in E! Entertainment Television's "The Simple Life" opposite ex-friend Nicole Richie, told "Live With Regis and Kelly" on Tuesday that she's "single for the first time" in her life.

"I always have a boyfriend all the time, so I've never really got to know me and, like, have time for myself because I spend all my energy on the boyfriend," the 25-year-old hotel heiress-actress said.

Hilton, who ended her engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis last year, recently broke up with Stavros Niarchos, another Greek shipping heir.

What has she learned by not having a man on her arm?

"I'm a very strong woman. I don't need a man. I can be on my own," she said.

As for her rivalry with Richie — the two have feuded publicly in the past year — Hilton said she hopes they'll patch things up.

"I've known her 20 years," Hilton said. "I look at baby pictures. It makes me sad that she's, you know — we're going through something right now and we'll make up one day."

"The Simple Life — 'til Death Do Us Part" airs Sunday nights (10 p.m. EDT). The reality show moved to E! after Fox declined to air a fourth season. A new format allows the feuding friends to have nothing to do with each other.

Christie Empire

CHRISTIE Brinkley is adding another Hamptons property to her bulging real estate portfolio. The Cover Girl model has just bought a modest, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom bungalow in Sag Harbor that had an asking price of $1.475 million, reports The Post's Braden Keil. The 1940s shingled cottage, located on the harbor, is just a short stroll from former husband Billy Joel's waterfront pad. Perhaps it's a present for her grown-up daughter, Alexa Joel. Brinkley already has one home for sale and another for rent in the area.

Parking Pest

PARIS Hilton looked able-bodied last time we looked, but she's been parking in a space reserved for handicapped drivers. Residents of a posh Los Angeles apartment complex that's home to her boy toy, Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart, say every time she visits, the celebutard thoughtlessly pulls into the handicapped spot. "I find the reports surprising," said Paris' spokesman Elliot Mintz.

Good Exposure

GET ready to see Carolyn Murphy everywhere. The supermodel - who was threatened with overexposure when her sleazy ex-husband Jake Schroeder tried to market a porn video the two had made on their honeymoon - is back in a good way. Not only was she in town last weekend shooting another campaign for Estιe Lauder, Murphy will also star in the fall campaigns for Versace, Missoni and Tiffany.


"X-MEN" hunk James Marsden watching co-star/model Omahyra strut the runway at the Sprite Street Couture Showcase at Guastavino's

Slap-Happy Babe

CLAUDIA Schiffer has a temper. The supermodel was at Buddha Bar the other night with Seven Jeans owner Sam Sutton, male model Zack Moger and two other women, when she got into an argument with Sutton. Our spies couldn't hear what it was about, but they report she slapped one of the men and ran out. "It was a great scene," said a witness. "It was classic." Maybe soon she'll be able to challenge Naomi Campbell in the anger department.

Perils Of Paris

PARIS Hilton wrecks lives. Just ask Robert "Millsy" Mills, an Australian "American Idol" contestant who had a one-night stand with the bed-hopping heiress in Sydney three years ago. He was snapped by paparazzi standing on her balcony the next morning and has been so ridiculed about it that he's fled the country in embarrassment to hide out in Thailand. "People just refer to him as the guy who had the romance with Paris Hilton - but he just wishes it had never happened," says his mom, Bronwyn, who's worried her son's recording career has stalled.

Idol Contestant Quits Oz Over Hilton Memories

Australian singer Rob Mills has been forced to leave his homeland because his career has been overshadowed with his brief liaison with socialite Paris Hilton.

The Australian Idol contestant, 23, was photographed kissing the heiress in a state of undress on her hotel suite balcony in Sydney in 2003 after they got together at the Matrix Revolutions premiere.

And while Hilton has moved on with numerous romances since, Mills is still struggling to put the brief fling behind him.

His mother Bronwyn Mills says, "He's gone overseas for a year, really to get away from the public. People just refer to him as the guy who had the romance with Paris Hilton - but he just wishes it had never happened."

"Simple" girls Paris, Nicole back for silly fun

They're baaaaaaaack! And they said it couldn't be done, that Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie would never again do "The Simple Life" together because they can't stand the sight of each other.

Yet here they are with Season 4, on a new network (hullo, E! Bye-bye, Fox), after having struck a unique compromise: They'd do the show, but not at the same time.

The subtitle "'Til Death Do Us Part" alludes to the celebutantes' infiltrating families for crash courses in marriage and motherhood. The first episode, which wasn't supplied for review, finds Paris and Nicole (separately) taking the place of a nine-months-pregnant woman, wearing a suit to duplicate her condition, cleaning house and babysitting a 3-year-old. The second episode, which was provided, has them infiltrating a traditional Pakistani-American family to trivialize their religion, ruin their kitchen and corrupt their very Americanized teenage son. It's all very contrived but harmless and less offensive than stultifyingly superficial. But then, that pretty much always has been "The Simple Life."

This edition at least has the distinct bonus of zero face-to-face interaction between our hollow heroines, though it would be nice if someone could politely inform Nicole that referring to everybody as "bitch" does little to endear her.

We Hear...

THAT Gisele Bundchen shot a new campaign for Apple's new Macintosh line here last week, and the Brazilian supermodel is also the face of Dolce & Gabbana's new fragrance, The One.

Naomi Selling

MAID-mauling supermodel Naomi Campbell is selling her Park Avenue duplex. The Post's Braden Keil reports the catwalker is listing her six-room condo for $5.25 million. The 3,100-square-foot apartment - scene of two separate incidents Campbell had with staff members - features double-height ceilings, three bedrooms, four baths, a library, a large dressing room, and a "floating" master bedroom with a yacht-like teak bathroom that includes a four-person sunken tub. The broker is Hollywood scion Raphael De Niro.


Model Elettra Wiedemann, 24, is the grandchild of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, and her mother is the famous Isabella. But now, this model for Tommy Hilfiger clothes is going off to Kenya to work as a volunteer for "Save the Elephants." She will work with Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton and the Samburu tribe.

FATHER'S Day: Carol Alt on her South Bronx fireman dad. "He was injured many times because it's as dangerous a job as you can get. He once caught a man who jumped out a third-floor window. My father burst through the second-floor window, caught him mid-air, and his only comment was, 'Thank God he was little, or the two of us would have gone down.' My father was 6-foot-6. I loved him a lot and I miss him a lot. Maybe that's why I date athletes. And why I've driven a Ferrari 180 mph on a test track. I thrive on adrenaline and danger."

Singer Paris Hilton says new album will be mix of reggae, pop and hip hop

Paris Hilton says her forthcoming album will be a mix of reggae, pop and hip-hop, with the first single being a reggae song called Stars Are Blind.

Hilton will also do a remake of the Rod Stewart song Do You Think I'm Sexy, she was quoted as saying in the June issue of Hong Kong magazine Prestige.

"The whole album has so much different music on it. I like all music. It's not like I only like pop or only rock. I want to have something for everybody," Hilton said.

Hilton said she wrote the lyrics to seven of her songs. The article didn't say how many songs are on the album.

She said she had to overcome shyness to become a singer.

"I have always had a voice and always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think that is the hardest thing you can do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realized it is what I am most talented at and what I love to do the most," Hilton said.

Prestige reported the single, Stars Are Blind, will be released this month by Warner Records and her own label Heiress Records, followed by a full album later this year.

Rough Stuff?

IT certainly looked suspicious when a disheveled Kate Moss emerged from her London townhouse a few days ago with what appeared to be a swollen and bruised cheek, especially since it followed a visit from her ex-boyfriend, junkie rocker Pete Doherty. He showed up just 24 hours after the supermodel was seen with her new love, comic Russell Brand, a former heroin-shooting buddy of Doherty. Not to worry, Kate's flacks say, photos of her dubious cheek in the British papers were merely "an unfortunate camera angle" and Doherty had only stopped by to take a shower. Gee, that's assuring.

Denim Diva

IT's become somewhat of a clichι for American celebrities to make easy money doing commercials in Japan - so it's worth noting that "Sin City" babe Devon Aoki is earning her yen by designing Japanese jeans. The former top model, who is the daughter of Benihana founder Rocky Aoki, just inked a $2 million deal to design denim for Levi's Japan. Fans of the strikingly beautiful Aoki will get their fix when the hotly anticipated "Sin City 2" hits theaters next year.

Sims Spiked

POOR Molly Sims - looks like the Kentucky stunner will have to stick to being just a plain old supermodel and "Vega$" star. The 5-foot-9 beauty got shut out Friday in her attempt to qualify for the Association of Volleyball Professionals Cuervo Gold Crown in Huntington Beach, Calif. "I'm physically fit, but these girls I'm playing with - their bodies are just amazing! They're like supermodels," the Sports Illustrated swimsuit sizzler, who just turned 33, told us, adding, "I'm not crushed. I'd like to try it again sometime." Atta girl!

Coupled Up

SORRY, boys, Elle Macpherson has a new man. After splitting from longtime love Arkie Busson last year, Macpherson had been linked to Colin Farrell. But now she's with British real estate developer and millionaire John Hitchcock. At a recent UNICEF benefit in London, they were "making out all night - even at the dinner table!" a spy said. Meanwhile, for the auction, Sean Combs generously offered a trip to New York including a night out with him, a weekend at his Hamptons home and a record produced by him. English soccer player Wayne Rooney won the package for $300,000.

Mick's Pick

LUCIANA Gimenez - the Brazilian lingerie model who gave birth to Mick Jagger's seventh child, Lucas - is volunteering for a part on "Desperate Housewives." "I'm obsessed," she explained to Toronto columnist Shinan Govani. "I would love to be on it." She'd make a beautiful sister for Eva Longoria's character. Ironically, her boyfriend, Latin TV mogul Marcelo de Carvalho, is creating a Spanish version of the ABC hit, but it is being shot in Argentina, and Gimenez needs to stay in Brazil, where she has a hit talk show.


RICK Ocasek of the Cars fame and supermodel emeritus Paulina Poriskova celebrating their tuxedo-clad son's eighth birthday at the River Cafι.


THE B.P. (British press) says that super waif Kate Moss will soon play the 11th-century heroine Lady Godiva. The Lady rode nude on a horse through the town of Coventry to ease the population's tax burden. What a woman. I wonder why the Bush administration has never thought of anything like this. This film will begin this fall in England. Producers couldn't finance this effort until Kate agreed to star. Well, they won't have a heavy costume budget.

Paris Hilton To Record Gnarls Barkley Tune?

Hotel heiress and omnipresent celebutante Paris Hilton--whose only previous musical experience has been singing on 2004's underground club track "Screwed"--has been hard at work recording her debut album for Warner Bros. Records, tenatively titled Paris Is Burning. The album (which will reportedly include input from Three 6 Mafia, Lil Jon, JC Chasez, and Nick Carter) was previously slated for a summer '06 release, but according to the British tabloid The Daily Star, it's been delayed until at least September so that Hilton can include a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" on the CD.

"It's just Paris's latest idea and because she shares a label with Gnarls, she thinks that it will all be a piece of cake," an unnamed source told The Daily Star. "The chances of it happening are minute, but everything has to go on pause again while it's all discussed...It keeps nearly getting finished and then something else happens."

Only time will tell if Hilton's "Crazy" idea pans out.


EVEN Paris Hilton was amazed after she collected $200,000 just for showing up at a charity event in Cannes on Saturday. And's Roger Friedman reports she was paid $1 million for a similar event in Vienna a few weeks ago. What does she have to do for the money? "All I had to do was wave, like this," she said, imitating Queen Elizabeth II's stately palm swivel. Still, some party snobs try to keep Paris out. She was not invited to the Vanity Fair party at Cannes' Hotel du Cap over the weekend.


WHAT's going on between Tsunami-surviving supermodel Petra Nemcova and hunky British balladeer James Blunt? At a photo shoot last week for Rampage in New York, Nemcova would play only the "You're Beautiful" singer's CD and sang along to all of the songs. One source says that when asked about Blunt, Nemcova said, "Oh, I know him very well," and "kept smiling and giggling like a proud girlfriend." Nemcova is said to have met Blunt last December at a fund-raiser for Happy Hearts, her tsunami-relief charity, and was recently spotted backstage at his show at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif.

Low Profile

NAOMI Campbell is playing sugar mama. The anger-management poster child waltzed into Lounge - the new boutique/bar on Broadway - last week with "her new boyfriend and bought thousands of dollars' worth of CDs and True Religion brand jeans for him," a store p.r. woman said. Campbell refused to introduce the man, believed to be a sheik from Abu Dhabi, and declined to pose for photos, because, she told the p.r. woman: "I know I need to stay out of the limelight with all the trouble I've gotten myself into!" It's not the limelight you have to worry about, doll; it's the maids!


SUPERMODEL Karolina Kurkova angered Barneys creative director Simon Doonan last week when she failed to show up for the American Image Awards at the Hyatt Regency. Kurkova had been set to present Doonan with the Fashion Maverick Award but pulled out at the last moment. So Doonan got his revenge by presenting himself and giving a speech skewering Kurkova. "Miss Kurkova was scheduled to present the Fashion Maverick Award to Simon Doonan tonight," Doonan said, "and, in typical model fashion, she canceled. Needless to say, this is something she will live to regret . . . Miss Kurkova pulled out at the last minute. Her excuse? Very interesting. She said she had to dash back to the Ukraine because of 'an immigration issue.' For those of you who are not in the fashion industry, allow me to explain: When an Eastern European supermodel claims she has to 'dash home' because of 'an immigration issue,' this can only mean one thing - it means she is heading home to avail herself of some free socialized dentistry - anything for a freebie! These hussies make a fortune, but they can never get used to paying to get their teeth scraped."


RON Burkle hates it when people think he's "dating" Gisele Bundchen. The babe-loving billionaire's lawyers spring into action, declaring he is just friends with the Brazilian supermodel and that they've known each other for seven years. Maybe they go out to dinner together, and get photographed strolling down the street - but that doesn't mean they are dating. But Burkle shouldn't worry so much that people are getting the wrong idea. The freelance fotog who took this shot in Manhattan over the weekend submitted the pic with Burkle identified as "a man believed to be her father."


ADRIANA Lima is about as passionate as a non-cellphone-throwing supermodel can be. Arriving late at P.M. Lounge at Friday's birthday party for her boyfriend, Prince Wence of Lichtenstein, part of the wealthiest royal family of Europe with $4 billion, she marched up to the birthday boy and slapped him across the face. (Maybe he forgot to send a car to pick her up.) "Then she went to the bar with a girlfriend," said a bystander. "Ten minutes later, she came back, picked up the prince's jacket, grabbed him by the arm and pulled him out the door." Presumably, they soon made up and the prince's birthday ended happily.


FREDERIQUE van der Wal at Target in Kingston, N.Y., with her daughter Scyler Pim Klein, asking author Bruce Littlefield his opinion on what pots to buy.

Model Kamizela spends weekend in Labrador jail, charged with assault on plane

It's probably the least glamorous place model Marzena Kamizela has ever had her picture taken.

The 32-year-old Swedish beauty, who has worked for Versace and Bacardi drink company Martini, spent the weekend in a Labrador jail, charged with assault.

A British Airways flight from Stockholm, Sweden to New York had to be rerouted to Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday after a passenger became unruly.

Police allege the passenger assaulted three flight attendants aboard the plane.

British media reported that Manchester City soccer star Danny Mills had to help handcuff the unruly passnger, but police wouldn't confirm that.

Kamizela appears in court today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Cuffs For May

WHO knew models had such a sense of humor? Just two days after she was arrested for flipping out on a plane, Danish catwalker May Anderson and her sister came into Leo, a new clothing store on Collins Avenue in Miami. While browsing, Anderson found a kitschy pair of handcuffs by designer Amo and, while laughing, bought them and a necklace with handcuffs on it. She probably didn't wear the cuffs to her meeting with immigration officials, but maybe she brought them back to Denmark with her.


IN the latest addition to the caustic canon of songs about Paris Hilton, comic Mark Manne offers, "Everything That is Wrong with America Today (a k a The Paris Hilton Song)." Manne performed the snarky acoustic ballad at the Laugh Factory last weekend. Among Manne's lyrical highlights: "Paris, I want to hit you in the face with a bat/Because you pampered your dog, then got rid of her when she got fat/Paris Hilton, why did they name you after that city?/'Cause Scranton Hilton has got a nice ring, a nice ring to me/Paris, do you sleep on a big pile of cash?/You must have paid the studio some money to put you in the 'House of Wax'/'Cause you got no talent, you can't act, and you can't sing/You're not that pretty, you're not that hot, you're not even interesting/You're so mean, all bathed in green, a sex machine, until your cellphone rings, until your cellphone rings/Paris Hilton, why do I even know your name?/Is it the short skirts? No! 'The Simple Life'? No! It's cause you'll have sex with anything/You're so mean, all bathed in green, an amateur porno queen/Go away, just go away from here, go away."


DID Paris Hilton get breast implants? Hilton once promised in Stuff magazine never to be surgically enhanced, but she certainly seemed top-heavier at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, where she was promoting a new video game, "Paris Hilton's Jewel Jam" - although she got the name wrong and called it "Diamondquest." Meanwhile, Thursday night in L.A., Hilton and a posse of eight hangers-on showed up at Six Flags Magic Mountain for Joe ("Girls Gone Wild") Francis' private birthday bash and proceeded to have a meltdown. Hilton was fine to do interviews and smile for snapshots before boarding the new giant roller coaster, Tatsu. But she became enraged and then tearful when she realized a camera had been mounted on the coaster to snap such guests as Matthew Perry, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson as they screamed in fear. A rep for Hilton denied breast-augmentation surgery, stating that her bosom looked larger thanks to Victoria's Secret. The flack admitted Hilton became upset over the mounted cameras because "she was told there wouldn't be any pictures."


SHIPPING magnate Peter Georgiopoulos and model Kara Young celebrating their first wedding anniversary at their Village townhouse with Deborah Norville, Chazz Palminteri, Helena Christensen, Ian and Rita Schrager, Andre Harrell, Serena Boardman and Nat Kramer.

Hilton Causes Stir at Video Game Expo

Paris Hilton unveiled her new video game on Thursday, but inexplicably called it by the wrong name as she greeted throngs of fans and photographers.

Wearing a green minidress and red platform pumps, Hilton made a brief appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo to promote "Paris Hilton's Jewel Jam."

"Sorry I'm late," the heiress said. "I'm really excited to have my new video game, 'Diamondquest.' Thank you all for coming, and you can download the game," she said.

After Hilton arrived, men in business suits jockeyed for space with reporters and computer geeks as she sat at a table posing for photographers while signing autographs.

Her game, which can be played on a cell phone, will be available this summer. Video game maker Gameloft will produce a series of video games with Hilton.

The expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center showcases the latest innovations in the video game industry.

Hubby From Hell

JAKE Schroeder - who was arrested on extortion charges in January after he tried to sell a graphic sex tape he made with his ex-wife, supermodel Carolyn Murphy - says he's sorry he ever tried to hawk the homemade porno. "Do I regret it?" he asked us. "Damn straight I do." Schroeder claims all he was really trying to do was recoup $200,000 he says Murphy owes him from a hotel they planned to open in Costa Rica together. The surfer dude, who is the father of Murphy's daughter, Dylan, 5, was bailed out of jail by Internet Commerce Group, the company that tried to market the two-hour video, parts of which have already been leaked on the Web.

Jerry Hall Helps Launch Abuse Hot Line

Mick Jagger's former wife, Jerry Hall, was at the opening of a hot line for people abused when they were children, saying she had spent part of her own childhood in fear of her father.

"My father was a war hero, and he had a lot of rages and he was quite violent, and I do know the trauma of being a child and living in fear," Hall said Wednesday at the opening of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood's hot line.

"He has passed away, but I forgive him," the actress-model said.

The 49-year-old Texan became involved with the hot line through friends and her previous work with children's charities.

The hot line will be staffed by volunteers. It is aimed at helping adults who experienced abuse or neglect as a child.

Words of wisdom from Mom

Paris Hilton on mother Kathy:
"Always stay the same that I've been since I was a little girl and not let it all go to my head."

Nicky Hilton on mother Kathy:
"Always moisturize — and I just started."


BALTIMORE Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller wants to score a touchdown with Tsunami-surviving supermodel Petra Nemcova. The strapping NFL star asked an event staffer at socialite Patricia Barnstable-Brown's pre-Kentucky Derby party in Louisville to introduce him to Nemcova, then skillfully obtained her cell number. The next day, Boller was spotted sitting next to Nemcova at Churchill Downs, where Barbaro decimated his equine competition. We're told that Boller has since invited Nemcova to Baltimore to watch him play. Meanwhile, rapper Ludacris and R&B superstar Usher may be buddies, but that didn't stop their respective entourages from nearly brawling at the Stuff Magazine/Jack Daniels Derby pre-party Friday night at Jillian's in Louisville. The drama unfolded after Usher's bodyguards let Ludacris sit at Usher's table, but stopped the rapper's security team from following behind him. Pretty soon, each star's respective head of security was nose-to-nose. Others at the horsey hoedown included Tom Brady, Travis Tritt, Stacey Keibler, Bijou Phillips, Chris Tucker, John Elway and Jerry O'Connell.

Keep It Corked

EVA Mendes, Drew Barrymore and Linda Evangelista were surprised when playboy Wes Wang sent over a $3,000 jeroboam of Krug to their table at Pink Elephant the other night. But Drew is sober these days and the girls didn't touch it. At another table, Giorgio Armani, 72, and his posse drank a magnum of Grey Goose and Red Bull and left a $600 tip. Also spotted: Marc Jacobs, Ellen Barkin and Mickey Rourke, who was entertaining three models simultaneously.

Paris and Stavros Apparently Split

It's apparently over for Paris Hilton and Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos.

"So it would appear. Yes," Hilton publicist Elliot Mintz told The Associated Press on Tuesday of the reported breakup.

"I'm not going to deny that there was a split," he said.

Mintz would not provide further details.

Hilton, 25, and Niarchos, 21, began dating last year. The hotel heiress and "The Simple Life" actress announced in October that she was ending her engagement to Paris Latsis, another Greek shipping heir.

"The Simple Life," which features Hilton and ex-friend Nicole Richie thrown into normal jobs and responsibilities, has been dropped by Fox. But the show was picked up this season by E! and renamed "Simple Life 4: Till Death Do Us Part."

Praise The Lord

PARIS Hilton is deeply religious, she tells Michael Musto for an Out magazine cover story. "I'm Catholic. Of course, they're not going to run pictures of me in church," she said. In the interview, which was filmed for an episode of "The Simple Life," Hilton said of "Jealousy," her song about Nicole Richie: "I brought her on the show, and all of a sudden she became this different person." Meanwhile, Musto (dubbed "the Hunter Thompson of snark" by the Toronto Star) just signed with Carroll & Graf to do a compilation of his best Village Voice columns. The book will feature celebrity interviews, raunchy blind items, and even a few positive thoughts.

Just Asking

WHICH handsome nightlife impresario not only cheats on his gorgeous wife, he also cheats on the gorgeous model who works the door at his newest club in Las Vegas? "The wife is too embarrassed to leave him after all they've been through," said our spy, "so she deals with it."

We Hear...

THAT swimsuit model Veronica Varekova celebrated her divorce from hockey player Petr Nedved by getting cozy with Italian movie producer Valerio Morabito at Downtown Cipriani . . .

We Hear...

THAT some of the city's prettiest girls - Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow, Eva Mendes and Jacquetta Wheeler - will gather tomorrow at the Village home of Jacqueline Schnabel to fete Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni, who is making a rare U.S. visit.

We Hear...

THAT Wilhelmina agency hottie Da'nee - who appears in the new Maybelline commercials with top models Adriana Lima and Erin Wasson - celebrates scoring the makeup contract May 4 at Marquee . . .

Keira Trumps Kate with Coco

For Keira Knightley, sweet success smells a lot like Chanel.

The recent Academy Award nominee has been tapped to succeed Kate Moss as the newest face of the French fashion house's Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Knightley will begin appearing in print and TV ads for the fragrance in 2007.

"I am really proud to have been asked to work with such an iconic house as Chanel and thrilled to follow the extraordinary women who have been associated with it before," said Knightley, who now joins Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve and Johnny Depp's paramour, Vanessa Paradis, in the ranks of Chanel girls.

"Keira's elegance, beauty and modernity are but a few of the qualities that parallel the iconic faces featured in legendary Chanel fragrance campaigns," the brand's artistic director, Jacques Helleu, said in a statement.

While terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed, British media value the contract at upwards of $1 million.

The naming of the 21-year-old actor as the new face of Coco Mademoiselle confirms the nearly two months of rumors that Moss, who has fronted the fragrance since its debut in 2001 (and coincidentally will be appearing in an upcoming Calvin Klein campaign with Knightley's ex Jamie Dornan), would not see her contract renewed. Though thanks to her much publicized comeback and recent slew of endorsement deals, the supermodel is unlikely to smart from the news of being replaced.

Chanel, too, claims there are no hard feelings and that the succession of spokesbabes was a business decision, not one reflecting any judgments on Moss' troubled year.

"Chanel has enjoyed its collaboration with Kate for the last six years, which continues until the end of 2006, and Chanel maintains a close relationship with Kate Moss," Christine Dagousset, executive vice president of fragrance and beauty, told Women's Wear Daily.

"We think Keira is the perfect Coco Mademoiselle woman because she is always incredibly alluring and seductive. What makes Keira exceptional is that she shows strength and independence through the film roles she chooses to play," Dagousset said.

But the flattery--and comparisons--didn't stop there.

"She certainly has a vein of irreverence that is similar to Mademoiselle Chanel herself," she told WWD. "In fact, we think of Coco Mademoiselle as the fragrance Mademoiselle would wear if she were 21 years old in the 21st century. Coincidentally, Keira turned 21 in March."

Coincidence, indeed. Not to mention nice marketing tie-in.

The endorsement deal, as high-profile as it is, is nothing new for Knightley.

For the past four years, the actor has been the face of Asprey, the British luxury house best known for baubles and assorted high-end accessories.

Despite her heavy slate of modeling duties, Knightley will be continuing with her day job.

The Pride & Prejudice star recently wrapped production on several movies, including the highly anticipated second and third installments of Pirates of the Caribbean. Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest hits the big screen this summer on July 7.


NAOMI Campbell spending $2,800 on 10 pairs of jeans and two tops at Earnest Sewn's Manhattan concept store . . . JENNIFER Esposito, Adriana Lima, John Legend and Terry "Hotel Rwanda" George at P.M. Lounge.


RUSSELL Simmons is not a one-woman man. After conspicuously making the rounds a couple of nights with 23-year-old model Denise Vasi, Simmons was on the prowl Thursday night. The hip-hop mogul and estranged husband of Kimora Lee Simmons showed up early and alone to the Complex magazine fourth-anniversary party at the Classic Car Club on Hudson and Broome, and he was looking for love. Spies say he quickly settled on "America's Next Top Model" winner Naima Mora , and the two spent the rest of the evening huddled in a corner. But does Mora do yoga?

Brainy Beauty

MOVE over, Paris Hilton - Amber Smith , the raven-haired supermodel who's bared all for Playboy and shilled for Wonderbra, has landed her own reality show on Fox, set to air in July. In "The Anchorwoman," the 36D-24-36 eye candy appears as a real on-air newsreader for a TV station in Tyler, Texas, which hopes a celebrity in the anchor seat will boost ratings. There may be a little more brainpower to this show than "The Simple Life" - Amber claims to have a 155 IQ. Yeah, but who's looking at her mind?

Danish supermodel May Andersen arrested in Florida after flight fracas

Former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model May Andersen was arrested after allegedly becoming unruly and striking a flight attendant on a plane from the Netherlands to Miami, police said.

Andersen, 23, from Denmark continued being loud and violent after officers met Martinair Flight 643 on the ground Thursday, Miami-Dade Airport Police said.

She was examined for alcohol and substance abuse at Jackson Memorial Hospital and later transported to the Miami-Dade County Jail.

She has a hold for immigration, which means no bail has been set. She cannot be released until immigration lifts it, said Janelle Hall, a corrections spokeswoman.

The alleged behaviour is not typical for Andersen, said executives at Elite Models, the agency representing her.

"Our experience with her has been wonderful," Elite director Cathy Gould said, adding said she has never received a complaint about the model from any clients.

Andersen was scheduled to attend a bail hearing Saturday.

It was not immediately known whether she had a lawyer.

Dishy Dodger

LEONARDO DiCaprio's new girlfriend, Victoria's Secret stunner Bar Refaeli, has caused an outcry in her native Israel over accusations of draft-dodging. Refaeli, 20, avoided having to enlist with the Israeli army by secretly getting married a week before she was due to report for duty in 2004, reports the London Evening Standard. All Israeli women ages 18-20 must serve in the military unless they're ultra-religious, physically disabled or married. A family "friend" tells the paper, "Everyone knows why she got married. It doesn't take a genius to work it out." Before replacing Gisele Bundchen as DiCaprio's arm candy, Refaeli dated a string of millionaires and actors, including "Baywatch" stud David Charvet.

Sexy Spinx

FIRST came the unsettling sculpture of a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug. Now another publicity-savvy artist has created a randy rendering of a bra-and-panty-clad Kate Moss contorted in various yoga positions. Marc Quinn's sculpture of Moss, titled "Sphinx," is to go on view in the Netherlands later this month. The wacky work, in bronze painted white, shows her with her legs and arms behind her head in a series of yoga positions, reports British Vogue online. "She is a contemporary version of the Sphinx. A mystery," Quinn told the site.

Paris Hilton moves into new season of life and song

Munching on a creamy pink cupcake, Paris Hilton arrives late at the studio for a day of hawking her latest wares -- projects she hopes will make her famous for something more than just being famous.

A small army of make-up artists attend her every need. One combs her long blond hair to make sure that not a single strand crosses her face, another applies makeup under her eyes and a third acts quickly to avert a crisis: She sends for a napkin to brush away the cupcake crumbs.

A shout of "quiet, please" rings out as heiress Hilton, 25, a brand name on the international celebrity scene, prepares to do a day's work, this time record a promotional spot for the fourth year of her TV series "The Simple Life."

She will use the occasion to do interviews discussing the series, her films, her books, her plans for a TV cartoon character based on her life and most of all her new album of sexy "you can dance to it" music.

There are some things that the celebrity best known for being a celebrity cannot answer without taking a long pause and some things she will not discuss (like the sex video that helped make her famous).


She stretches her long limbs out comfortably in a deck chair and lets the camera roll for the promotional spot. She pauses and appears to think for a long time before answering a series of simple questions like, "Who is your favorite actor?"

"Brad Pitt," she finally says and then reacts slightly more quickly when asked who her favorite actress is (Angelina Jolie) and favorite comedian (Ellen DeGeneres).

There is no hesitation at all -- and maybe that is the point of the promotional ad -- when asked what her favorite television show is. "The Simple Life," she says.

In the show she and fellow "celebutante," former best friend Nicole Richie, perform ordinary tasks like housework, milking every scene for "poor little rich girl" gags.

Hilton will not talk about Richie, and she and her entourage have been kept in the dark that Richie, her entourage and two tiny dogs are in the building at the same time as they are.

Although their paths are never to cross, the entourages almost bump into each other at the garage level elevator bank at the studios of cable network "E!."

Hilton and Richie had a very public bust-up, details of which they have kept private. But both agreed to work on a fourth year of the series because business is business and the show helps all their auxiliary projects.

Hilton says she and Richie still do not talk to each other but they do appear side by side in two of the 10 episodes that "E!" will be showing in June.

When asked what was it like to work with Richie, she answers: "You will have to watch. It has a surprise ending. This is the best season so far. I had a great time doing it."

She also says she had a great fun making her record for Warners Bros which comes out in June and is already the subject of much media play, including 1-1/2 pages in the Los Angeles Times which posed the question, will she be better than expected since so little is expected of her?

The Times pop music writer Chris Lee, who listened to four tracks, reported that Hilton has "a competent, kittenish singing voice" that in one cut is played against a background of orgasmic squeals and suggestive panting that makes it sound like "the musical companion to her sex tape."

This sort of comment has probably long stopped bothering Hilton, who says, "I am so happy to have so much success. The album is sexy and fun and you will want to dance to it. People will see that I am talented. I think people like me because I am very real myself and I lead an exciting life. There is no one like me. I am unique.

"I worked hard for all this. I tell girls that if you basically work hard all your dreams will come true."


THERE'S nothing quite like the 21st birthday party of a gorgeous model to lure a batch of extremely wealthy men to a bar in the East Village. At 6's and 8's the other night, deep-pocketed Israeli investor Vivi Nevo, newly single mogul Russell Simmons, hip-hop heavy Andre Harrell and former rock recluse Axl Rose were among those saluting Brazilian Dolce & Gabbana mannequin Jeisa Chiminazzo's right to legally drink alcohol. Simmons was showing off his 23-year-old arm-candy Denise Vasi, but it was Nevo who may have scored the biggest coup: The mysterious financier was spotted holding hands with hard-partying pinup Kate Moss when they left the bash for Bungalow 8. Also sighted at the soirιe - which featured a live performance by Sean Lennon - was Moss' pole-dancing partner Lindsay Lohan, eye-catching Italian fashionista Margherita Missoni and glad-handing Yellow Fever designer Jamison "Superfriend" Ernest, as well as a clutch of slender young catwalk cuties whose names we can't recall.

We Hear...

THAT P.M. Lounge owner Unik will kick off his Sunday night soirees at Cipriani Downtown with the birthday of Brazilian supermodel Alexandra Ambrosio.

Kate Moss Set for New Calvin Klein Ad

Kate Moss will star in a new ad campaign for Calvin Klein, the company said Monday — another sign that her career is back on track after cocaine use allegations.

The 32-year-old British supermodel, who first appeared as the face of Calvin Klein 14 years ago, will appear on billboards and in magazines this fall after signing a contract reported to be worth $900,000.

"Kate and the Calvin Klein brand have a long history together and it felt natural to reunite them for this new Jeans campaign, which will inevitably re-ignite that spark and highlight the sexy, cool essence of both Kate and Calvin Klein," said campaign creative director Fabien Baron.

The ads, which also feature British male model Jamie Dornan, will be shot in New York this week, Baron said.

It was the 1992 Calvin Klein commercials — where Moss appeared in a series of black-and-white shots with a bare-chested Mark Wahlberg — that made Moss a household name.

She continued to work with Calvin Klein until 1999.

Burberry and other fashion houses canceled contracts with Moss last year after a British tabloid published a picture of her allegedly using cocaine.

But she has secured a number of new contracts after she apologized and attended a rehab clinic.

Naive no more, actress Mol takes on pinup Page

Call it a tale of two women: both young and pretty and naive about a business that can chew up starlets and spit them out fast.

The ladies are 1950s pinup model Bettie Page and modern-day actress Gretchen Mol, who plays Page in a new movie, "The Notorious Bettie Page," which debuts in theaters on April 14. Their stories are similar in one respect. Both achieved soaring fame before either was ready to handle it.

From 1949 to 1957, Page delighted men in scandalous photos of her in lingerie and in bondage. She was among the first Playboy centerfolds with a photo decorating a Christmas tree, topless and smiling under her black hair, short bangs and Santa hat. But when her pictures became the focus of a federal probe into pornography, her work diminished and she soon quit.

Mol got her first big break as an actress in director Spike Lee's 1996 film "Girl 6" and two years later at age 25, she graced the cover of Vanity Fair magazine as, perhaps, "Hollywood's next 'It' Girl?." But her subsequent movie, "Rounders," flopped at box offices, and Mol's career suffered.

"I just didn't expect it to have the impact it did, and that was where I was naive," Mol told Reuters. "At the same time I'm happy ultimately for the experience because I'm stronger."

The comparison is apt because director Mary Harron portrays Page as innocently unaware of her photos' impact. Moreover, the film focuses on Page's pre-1957 life excluding later years when she became a Christian crusader and a victim of mental illness.

Mol's career did not take off after the Vanity Fair cover but unlike Page, she never quit. Her work has steadily improved, and her portrayal of Bettie Page is winning raves amid the mostly mixed comments for the film, overall.

Show business newspaper The Hollywood Reporter said Mol "delivers a delightfully exuberant lead performance," while rival Daily Variety wrote that she "is splendid to behold in every stage of dress or undress."


Mol, now 32, was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to New York as a teenager to study acting. After a job checking coats, she landed the role in "Girl 6," then a job on TV's "Spin City" and a bit part in thriller "Donnie Brasco."

In drama "Rounders," she acted opposite Matt Damon, but the big-budget movie scored a paltry $23 million at domestic box offices. Years of mostly low-budget films, stage and television roles followed, but that proved positive for the actress.

Mol said that by honing her craft in non-Hollywood work with directors such as Woody Allen ("Sweet and Lowdown"), she learned how to separate the "show" of making movies from the "business" of making and promoting them.

"It's nice to step back, and then you start to see where your tastes (in parts) lie," she said.

The slender, attractive Mol now refers to herself as a "working actress," meaning she'd rather be known for the quality of her performance than for fame or celebrity.

Playing Bettie Page offered her the opportunity to portray a sexual revolution icon in a movie that ultimately comments on society's obsession and objectification of female beauty.

Mol also wanted to work with director Harron whose previous two films, "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho," took what could have been standard psychological thrillers and turned them into sharp social commentary.

"Gretchen was the ideal choice for Bettie because she had a combination of innocence, exuberance and playfulness," Harron said. "She is a wonderful actress and, of course, she also had the physical beauty to bring off the part."


To be Bettie Page, Mol not only needed a good body, she had to show it. More than that, the role required a certain comfort about appearing nude before millions of people because Page's attitude was, and still is, that the naked body is a beautiful thing.

Publicity shy Page, 82, told the Los Angeles Times in a rare interview that "when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked." That sentiment is echoed throughout the film.

"I never really have had, at its core, an issue with nudity in films except that I know when I think it's exploitative and when I think it's beautiful," Mol said. "I trusted Mary ... and I believed in (Bettie's) philosophy which is 'what's the harm in it, what's the shame.'...Armed with that knowledge, and a wig, I had to leave (any worries) behind."

Mol has blonde hair; Page is a dark brunette.

The next film for Mol "Puccini for Beginners" was made in a similar vein. It is the comic tale of a lesbian whose sexuality faces a challenge when she begins sleeping with a man.

"I wish I could say I have this kind of big plan, but now, so much of it is what comes along the pike, and then, you just say, there's something about that role that just tickles me or sort of feels right."


CHRISTINA Ricci having dinner at Chelsea hotspot restaurant Pre:Post, while supermodel Bridget Hall and her new boyfriend were seen canoodling over dinner, where he flirtatiously hand-fed her soup in between kissing her . . .


EMBATTLED supermodel Naomi Campbell is feuding with her old pal, Sean "Puffy" Combs. The two - who until recently would travel the world together and party till dawn - are not talking after Campbell unexpectedly pulled out of the new NBC show Combs is producing, "Cooking Showdown," which pairs celebrities with superchefs. "Naomi found out Puff was the producer and dropped out," said our spy. Combs, who will have to do with just Ja Rule on his show, is mystified as to why she's so mad at him. A rep for Campbell didn't return calls while Combs' rep declined to comment. Meanwhile, we hear Campbell will sit down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about her anger-management issues.

Secret Spouse

LONGTIME Lancome model Ines Sastre really wanted to keep her wedding yesterday to Alessandro Corrias a surprise. She first refused to tell people that she was getting married at all, and then wouldn't say whom she was marrying until yesterday morning. Meanwhile, Sastre is celebrating her 10-year anniversary with the cosmetic giant and her role in "The Lost City" with her co-star, director and producer Andy Garcia.


CRACK-rocker Pete Doherty says he and coke-snorting superwaif Kate Moss will get married this fall - but don't hold your breath. Doherty claims they'll tie the knot soon, but insiders say Moss - who apparently dumped him when she went into rehab last year - is just stringing him along to make sure he doesn't reveal more details about their druggy antics together. Their relationship fell apart after pictures of her doing blow at one of his recording sessions surfaced in the London papers last fall. Yet Doherty told the Sun in London that a wedding is "going to happen at a Scottish castle somewhere between September and November." However, News of the World reports Moss has been giving Doherty paper bags full of banknotes when they meet, meaning he can keep himself medicated and not be tempted to sell her secrets to the press. Meanwhile, it seems Doherty just can't stop breaking the law. The Babyshambles frontman was busted in Vienna the other day after he walked into a Burberry shop, grabbed a coat, a watch and two scarves, and walked out without paying for the neckwear. Police chased him down and made him hand over the cash, the Mirror in London reports. Doherty, who had paid for the coat and watch, said he "forgot" about the scarves.

Ample Cheek

PARIS Hilton is not in as good shape as she appears. The slim-but-not-trim celebutard had a less than impressive run-in with ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer at a Knicks game, he recounts in his book, "The Sixth Man." "I accidentally brushed the back of my right hand against her left buttock . . . There's more junk in the trunk than I expected," he writes. And when she didn't react to his touch, he surmises, "Maybe she's got Botox in those cheeks."

Hilton: Born To Be A Pop Star

Confident socialite Paris Hilton insists she was born to be a pop star and believes she is an icon in the same vein as Madonna. The hotel heiress has spent nearly three years working on her debut album, entitled 'Paris Is Burning', with producers Dr. Dre, Scott Storch and Fat Joe. Hilton enthuses, "I loved doing it (the album). I've always had a great voice. I'm an icon. You either have it or you don't. It's something you're born with."

Shakira, Karolina Win Humanitarian Awards

Latin pop star Shakira and Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova received awards Monday for their humanitarian work and then watched a fashion show featuring clothes partly made by women trying to escape poverty in developing countries.More than 400 fans and fashionistas joined VIP guests for the two events and a panel on Poverty, Women and Human Rights. It focused on the success of microcredit loans, which hundreds of millions of women have used to start businesses, and the need to help the 1 billion people who still live on $1 a day or less.

"Let's not forget at the end of this day when we all go home, 960 children will have died in Latin America," Shakira said after accepting her award for starting a charitable foundation, Barefoot, to help children in her native Colombia escape violence.

"As part of a generation that has so many ideas and technologies and things that my parents' generation didn't have access to ... let's take advantage of this historical opportunity we have within reach to make this world a better place," the five-time Grammy award winner said.

The 21-year-old Kurkova was honored for working for the welfare of children through organizations such as "The Beautiful Life Fund" and "Free Arts."

Other winners who showed up to accept their awards — a Spanish contemporary sculpture — included Ela Bhatt, founder of the SEWA Cooperative Bank in India which has provided microcredit loans to 800,000 women; former Spanish Red Cross president Cristina Macaya; Brazilian writer Nelida Pinon; and Consuelo Ciscar, who has promoted cultural and arts programs in Valencia, Spain.

There was disappointment in the crowd that several famous winners sent representatives to collect their awards — including actress Angelina Jolie, Queen Rania of Jordan, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Kerry Kennedy, who founded a human rights center named after her late father, Robert F. Kennedy.

The two institutions to receive awards were the Washington-based nonprofit, Finca International, which promotes microfinance, and the Spain's Porcelanosa Group, one of the world's leading tile and bathroom and kitchen manufacturers.

The nonprofit organization Women Together, which is currently concentrating on providing small loans so low income women can produce textiles, sponsored the awards and the fashion show. The high-fashion clothes on display were made in part by women from Colombia, Panama, India, Uruguay, Bangladesh, Mexico, Morocco, Peru and Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.


PARIS Hilton sitting at the Beverly Hills Hamburger Hamlet all by her lonesome, waiting for her takeout order while a pack of paparazzi waited to take more photos ...

Naomi Calls Foul on Phone Rage

Naomi Campbell swears she didn't pull a Russell Crowe--or, for that matter, a Naomi Campbell--and bonk her former housekeeper on the head with a phone.

"The allegation that I hit or in any way injured my former housekeeper is completely untrue," the supermodel said in a statement released late Thursday.

Campbell was arrested and charged with second-degree assault in New York Thursday morning after allegedly whacking said housekeeper, Ana Scolavino, with an object--reportedly a cell phone--causing lacerations to the woman's head that required four stitches.

The catwalker has denied any wrongdoing in the incident, claiming Scolavino was attempting to retaliate for being fired for stealing.

"From the time she began working for me about two and one half months ago, I began questioning her about items I found missing," Campbell continued. "This morning, when I finally fired her for that and her erratic behavior, she screamed, 'This is going to cost you a lot of money.'

"After some more yelling and screaming on her part, she left the house. The next thing I knew, I got a call from the police. I have no idea how she was injured."

Campbell, of course, has a history of employee abuse. She pleaded guilty in 2000 to hitting former personal assistant Georgina Galani over the head with a telephone. Twice. Three years later, the 35-year-old model was sued by former administrative assistant Simone Craig, who alleged Campbell not only struck Craig with a telephone during a tantrum, but also held her captive. In 2004, Campbell faced more allegations from Millicent Burton, a former maid who claimed Campbell slapped her across the face in her Park Avenue apartment. The supermodel later admitted to the fight, but said the clash was instigated by Burton.

The supermodel acknowledged her boss-from-hell past, but said that her bad temper didn't come into play this time.

"[Scolavino] is sadly mistaken if she thinks she can extract money from me by concocting lies by recycling old stories," Campbell said. "I have asked my lawyer to look into filing both theft and extortion charges against her."

Among the stuff Campbell claims went missing during Scolavino's tenure were jewelry, household items and several articles of clothing, including a pair of jeans Campbell wanted to wear for an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show scheduled to tape Thursday afternoon. Campbell was forced to scuttle the Oprah taping as well as a sit-down with E! for an installment of her own True Hollywood Story.

Still, for the time being, it's only Campbell who's facing any criminal charges. She was arraigned on the assault count Thursday afternoon. Her attorney, David Breitbart, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf. She was released of her own recognizance and ordered to pay $3,500 bail, despite Breitbart's objection that the figure was "an insult."

Breitbart said that Campbell's Park Avenue apartment alone was worth more than $3 million and that she earned "more than six figures on a regular basis."

Campbell, though, was allowed to keep her passport after Breitbart claimed she couldn't be a flight risk due to her mega-famous face.

"She is probably the most recognized and prominent model in the world," he told the judge. "There is no place she could go and not be recognized."

Campbell will get the chance to earn some more frequent flier miles: She's due in South Africa next week for a visit with Nelson Mandela.

Meanwhile, the judge issued a protective order barring Campbell from having any contact with Scolavino. The housekeeper was also ordered to turn over her keys to Campbell's apartment.

According to the complaint filed with Manhattan police, Scalovino was hit in the back of the head shortly after 8:30 a.m. while inside Campbell's apartment. She was taken to the nearby Lenox Hill hospital where she received four staples in her head to close the gash.

According to, NYPD recovered a cell phone from Campbell's apartment, though it remains "undetermined" if it's what struck Scolavino.

Campbell is due back in court June 27.

Naomi Campbell charged with assault in NY

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at her Park Avenue home on Thursday and charged with assaulting her housekeeper, New York City police said.

A police spokesman said Campbell had been charged with second degree assault and the housekeeper was taken to hospital after the incident. The spokesman had no further details on the woman's injuries.

Campbell, still one of the biggest names in fashion at the age of 35, was fingerprinted and photographed at a police station and was due to be taken to court later for arraignment, a police spokeswoman said.

Campbell's agent, Amanda Silverman, said in a statement: "We believe this is a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning. We are confident the courts will see it the same way."

It was not the first time the British-born Campbell has had troubles with the law -- in February 2000 she pleaded guilty in a Canadian court to assaulting her former assistant, and was given an absolute discharge, meaning her record was cleared.

After that incident, in which she assaulted her assistant Georgina Galanis with a telephone, she blamed her fiery temper on lingering resentment toward her father for abandoning her as a child.

Campbell, who grew up in South London, said that her father abandoned the family before she was born and her mother was often gone because she worked long hours to send her daughter to prestigious schools to study singing, drama and ballet.

"I've not always displayed my anger in the appropriate time," she said in a 2000 TV interview in which she said she had attended a U.S. clinic to help manage her anger. "It's a manifestation of a deeper issue, I think. And that, to me, I think is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness."

Campbell has also admitted to drug use in the past. In 2004 she won a British court battle with a tabloid newspaper that was found to have invaded her privacy by running a story saying, correctly, that she had visited Narcotics Anonymous.

Spotted on the streets of London's Covent Garden when she was just 15, Campbell was the first black model to appear on the covers of the French and British editions of Vogue magazine. Nearly 20 years later she remains one of the biggest names in fashion, sought after by the top designers to grace their shows in New York, Paris and Milan.

She has also acted in several movies, tried her hand at singing and launched her own cosmetics range. She has also published a ghostwritten novel called "Swan," about a supermodel who is blackmailed.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell questioned by police after housekeeper hospitalized

Naomi Campbell was taken to a police precinct for questioning Thursday after her housekeeper was hospitalized with a laceration to the head, police said.

The 35-year-old supermodel was taken into custody shortly after police went to Lenox Hill Hospital to investigate a reported assault, police said. The victim, a 41-year-old woman, met with investigating officers and said Campbell was her attacker, police said.

The victim wasn't identified and the extent of her injury wasn't known. The incident allegedly happened Thursday morning in a Manhattan apartment, police said.

In a statement, a Campbell spokesman said the supermodel wasn't responsible for any assault.

"We believe this is a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning," said the statement from J.R. Johnson. "We are confident the courts will see it the same way."

No charges were immediately filed against Campbell, who was discovered at 15. She launched a career that landed her in magazines worldwide - including the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

The mercurial Campbell, born in London, has a reputation for angry outbursts and abusive behaviour. In 2003, she was sued by a former administrative assistant who alleged that Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel.

The assistant said Campbell had also grabbed her by the arms and thrown her down on a couch.

In February 2000, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating another assistant while making a film in Canada in 1998.


BESIDES a killer bod, Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen has an intellectual pedigree of sorts. "My father, Valdir, wrote a book about how to better yourself as a human being," Bundchen told Webster Hall's Baird Jones at the Vogue Eyewear party at Eyebeam Atelier the other night. "In Portuguese, it's called, 'Como Construir a Si Mesmo.' The title in English is, 'How You Can Build Yourself as a Better Person,' I guess. Someone told me that it is available on Amazon, and I was surprised because I did not know you could buy it in America. My father is not a professor at a university. He just says that."

Model Pill Poppers

ARE the city's comely young fashion models stuffing themselves full of Prozac without knowing it? We're told many mannequins have gotten prescriptions for Serafem, a pretty pink and lavender pill used to treat the symptoms of PMS, since they often have to work at inconvenient times of the month. What they don't know is that Serafem is identical to Prozac in everything but its packaging. Both are made by the Eli Lilly company from fluoxetine hydrochloride, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). And while many are familiar with the side effects of Prozac, they don't seem to know that Serafem packs the same punch. The main problem, one concerned model's parent tells PAGE SIX, is the girls don't know not to drink while taking it. Some evidence indicates taking Prozac can in fact induce alcohol cravings, and some Serafem-popping pretties are in fact turning into dangerous drunks. "It's terrible, the girls don't even know what they're doing to themselves," laments our source. "It has to stop."

Celebs don aprons for NBC cookout

NBC has filled the casting cupboard for its upcoming reality series "Celebrity Cooking Showdown."

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, "Days of Our Lives" star Alison Sweeney and country singer Big Kenny are among the celebrities who have been lined up for the cooking competition series.

They will be joined by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Cat Cora ("Iron Chef America") and Govind Armstrong, executive chef and owner of Los Angeles restaurant Table 8. The hosts of "Showdown" will be Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains") and Sandra Lee ("Semi-Homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee").

Other celebrities on board include actor Tom Arnold, Tony Gonzales of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, rapper Ja Rule, volleyball star Gabrielle Reese, and Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley.

"Showdown" also will include a pair of judges, but only one has been determined to date: Colin Cowie ("Everyday Elegance"). It will air five straight nights at 8 p.m. beginning April 17.

Carey To Become Fashion Model

Pop diva Mariah Carey is considering expanding her talents to modelling, after her newly-svelte figure sparked a string of high-fashion offers. The We Belong Together hit maker - who has dropped 9kg over the past few months - caught the attention of prestigious design label Louis Vuitton when she filmed the promo for new single Say Somethin in the chain's Paris store. Carey's spokeswoman says, "Until now it's not been something she wanted to do, but it seems the time is right. She's got quite a few fashion labels after her and we are in talks."

Model Shopper

CZECH model Karolina Kurkova surprised the proprietors of the Apollo Braun shop on Orchard Street because she didn't try to get anything for free. While shopping with makeup artist Troy Jensen Saturday, the supermodel picked up a T-shirt bearing the phrase "Think Gay," a necklace and a pair of ear rings. Unfortunately, a top bearing the slogan "Someone Less Dumb for President!" was too big for her. Before she left the store, which is wallpapered in magazine pages, Kurkova autographed one of her own photos and decorated her signature with a smiley face.


DON'T cross Claudia Schiffer . The Teutonic temptress just forced her former cook into bankruptcy. Sophie Mitchell had borrowed a quote from a letter the supermodel wrote to her mother and put it on the jacket of her new cookbook. "We love Sophie, and everyone loves her cooking, too," appears on the cover with Schiffer's name in giant type. But she never gave permission for Mitchell to use it, reports British Vogue Online. Ordered to pay damages, the cook has subsequently declared herself bankrupt.

Birthday Snub

BRUCE Willis should be nicer to new girlfriend Petra Nemcova. The randy actor - who stood her up at the "V for Vendetta" premiere last week - was still not back in Nemcova's good graces at his 51st birthday celebration at G2, Gaslight's next-door sister restaurant, Saturday night. While the tsunami-surviving supermodel helped him celebrate with Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Clive Owen and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, she "shied away from his kiss later on and left alone." Our spy said, "It was perfect casting for his movie 'Perfect Strangers' - his character plays a womanizing guy who acts like he is nice but isn't. Petra is playing it safe."


PETRA Nemcova, James Gandolfini and Axl Rose hanging out at Stereo for a party for British balladeer James Blunt


"THERE'S nothing hotter than a funny guy. They become gorgeous because they are so funny. Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler are as sexy as it gets" - Molly Sims to about playing Schneider's wife in "The Benchwarmers."


SARAH Jessica Parker and a few girlfriends scarfing mini-burgers at Pop Burger while snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White, Ed Burns, Christy Turlington, Matt Dillon and Paul Rudd dined in the lounge.

Paris On The Prowl

IT looks like Paris Hilton has grown bored of her on-and- off squeeze, Greek billion-heir Stavros Niarchos. She was trolling for hunks at the launch of "Godfather: The Game" at Privilege in L.A. the other night. Hilton was overheard asking event staffers if Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom was coming to the video game bash, explain ing that her "friend" had a crush on him - although it was sus pected that Paris herself was inter ested in the studly skier. When Bloom didn't show, Hilton asked a friend, "Are there any hot guys here? I need a hot guy." On her way out, the man- hungry hottie showed off her new $450,000 Mercedes McLa ren to fellow auto aficion ados Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.


COULD the world's hottest lingerie model really be a virgin? That's the mind-boggling claim that's landed Victoria's Secret sexpot Adriana Lima on the cover of the new GQ, which dubs her, "The World's Most Voluptuous Virgin." In a brief Q&A with writer Lisa DePaulo that accompanies some steamy beach shots of the Brazilian bombshell, Lima says, "Sex is for after marriage. [Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me." Lima's pristine state must sure have been maddening for ex-squeezes Derek Jeter and Lenny Kravitz.


PERHAPS Kate Moss is swearing off unruly boyfriends, given all that bad press her junkie ex-lover Pete Doherty caused her. Our theory springs from a recent sighting of the supermodel making a very personal purchase at La Petite Coquette on University Place. Moss bought a limited-edition, Jimmyjane "Little Something" vibrator in 24K gold for $350. The buzz-worthy bauble comes inscribed with choice of endearment ("Sugar," "Be Mine," "Sweetie" or "Flirt") and is guaranteed not to get you in trouble with the law.


TALES of coked-up cutie Kate Moss' sexploits keep on coming. The superwaif's former agent, Gavin Maselle, is regaling readers in England with tales of her alleged excesses while he repped her at the height of her career. Maselle tells the British papers that Moss stashed cocaine, Ecstasy and Rohypnol in a $100,000 Faberge egg and engaged in drug-fueled lesbian sex romps with other supermodels. He also claims she blew lines with Naomi Campbell while paying a visit to Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 1998. And Maselle says he and Moss once did coke with an A-list Hollywood heartthrob and his wife. The studly star then hit on Maselle in the men's room.


THE annual Knicks Bowl - where highly paid 7-footers prove they can throw a gutter ball just like the rest of us - drew a platoon of fashion models, as well as Chloe Sevigny , one of Bill Paxton's three wives on HBO's "Big Love." Three-point marksman Quentin Richardson seemed to be knocking down the most pins, undistracted by the likes of Petra Nemcova, Ines Rivero, and Sports Illustrated hotties Anne V and Aline Kakashima.


SHALOM Harlow has set the record straight on those reports from Britain that she wants to explore outer space to meet extraterrestrials. "It got misinterpreted," the model/actress told Webster Hall's Baird Jones at the premiere party for "Game 6" at restaurant Sapa. "Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut. I wanted to start with the moon because that seemed like a safe place to start. Then I wanted to check out the nebulae like the God's Eye . . . I always wanted to travel in outer space, but not to meet aliens . . . I just wanted to be an explorer."


GRAYDON Carter banned Paris Hilton from the Vanity Fair Oscar bash. Now, the heirhead may find herself disinvited from Elton John's annual Oscar bash as well. "The party is a benefit gala, and tickets are $2,500 a pop," said our spy. "When it was suggested to her that she donate the money, Paris just said, 'Don't you know who I am?' and waltzed right in. Isn't she supposed to be wealthy? Everyone else paid. She won't be asked back." A rep for the Elton John AIDS Foundation confirmed Hilton didn't donate a cent, despite giving interviews on the press line suggesting otherwise. A rep for Hilton said, "Paris did instruct her accountant to cut a check for $10,000. They should get their money." We'll see. Meanwhile, the folks at Us Weekly are said to be so tired of Hilton, they'll no longer run stories on her. "She even got into a huge fight with Stavros [Niarchos] at their Oscar party, and they didn't put it in the magazine," sniffed another source. "It's all for show and to get press anyway. And she doesn't sell. They will run pictures of her, but that's about it."

'Kate, I love you,' writes rocker Doherty to Moss

Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges.

The 26-year-old Babyshambles singer had an on-off relationship with 32-year-old Moss, but the couple are widely reported to have split last year.

"I Love Kate 4 Eva," he wrote after running to his gold-colored Jaguar following the hearing, using a heart shape to express the world "love."

His case was adjourned until later in March.

Wearing his trademark trilby hat on arrival and a blue jacket, he leaned from a window of the Thames Magistrates Court building and began to play the harmonica to the throng of photographers waiting below.

Only last month, the self-confessed drug addict was at a different court facing separate narcotics charges. He was spared a jail term and ordered to attend a rehabilitation center and undergo monthly check-ups.

Moss was captured on camera last year apparently taking large quantities of cocaine, and several fashion houses and retailers severed ties with the mother of one.

She also attended a drug rehabilitation center last year in the United States, and has since been rebuilding her career.

Second Career

YET another model is going to try her hand at acting. Karolina Kurkova has been bitten by the bug and, according to friends, will start auditioning for roles. Kurkova, who got her nails done at the Frederic Fekkai Oscar suite last weekend - where she picked up some Victoria's Secret undies by Chantal Thomass - was mum on the subject. But she's being repped by the Full Picture ladies, headed by Desiree Gruber, who shepherded Heidi Klum through her post-modeling days into TV stardom.

Paris Sees Paris

PARIS Hilton's lawyer will have a heart attack. The celebutard was at L.A. hotspot Teddy's on Thursday night after spending a day picking up freebies at the Oscar graft suites throughout town, and ran smack into her ex, Paris Latsis, and nemesis Zeta Graff. Hilton has not spoken with Latsis since she split with him for new on-and-off Greek boyfriend (and his former friend) Stavros Niarchos and is in a legal battle with Graff - who has accused her of slander. Graff and Latsis dated before Latsis and Hilton, but the two have remained friends. According to witnesses, "They were holed up in a corner of Teddy's for an hour. It did not look friendly. Either way, Paris [Hilton] should not be talking to Zeta at all because of the ongoing legal case. Her lawyer would die."


ALICIA Silverstone, Amber Valletta, Amy Smart, Anne Heche, Haylie Duff, Kimberly Stewart and token male Zac Posen toasting stylist Rachel Zoe at a MAC Cosmetics-sponsored afternoon tea on the lawn of the Soho House L.A.

Kate Moss graces Paris fashion show - in spirit

Kate Moss is haunting the Paris catwalks again.

British designer Alexander McQueen had an image of the supermodel emerge out of smoke in a holographic installation at his ready-to-wear show on Friday, paying tribute to Moss, who lost advertising contracts after a cocaine scandal last year.

Moss's dream-like appearance crowned a spectacular show, in which McQueen played to his Scottish roots, sending out models in tight tartan suits, or a checkered dress with knitted sleeves, held together by a large brown belt.

Wearing large bird feathers or horns attached to their hair, models presented elaborately embroidered outfits, sleek fur-trimmed tweed jackets or long black velvet dresses.

As girls wearing floor-length dresses with large ruffles left the catwalk, the hall went black, and the image of Kate Moss slowly emerged inside a giant glass pyramid.

Seeming to emerge out of smoke, the supermodel danced and turned, trailing large trains of floating fabric behind her before becoming smaller and smaller and disappearing entirely.

McQueen, who last autumn wore a T-shirt reading "We love you Kate" at his show, won standing ovations from many guests.

Moss, 32, who made a real appearance at a fashion show of Britain's Burberry in Italy last month, was at the center of a scandal last year after being filmed apparently snorting cocaine. The story prompted Burberry and Swedish-based Hennes and Mauritz to cut ties with the model.

Cut-Free Naomi

ASSERTING that she doesn't need cosmetic surgery because "black don't crack," supermodel Naomi Campbell is suing a so-called "King of Botox" for claiming she endorses him and his products. According to the London Sun, Campbell, 35, has instructed lawyers to start High Court proceedings in London against Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. The pre-action disclosure involves two articles on the surgeon, published in Hello!, which included photos of Campbell and stated that she's a client. "Our client does not endorse Dr. Sebagh's products," the leggy model's lawyer told the Sun.


KATE Moss has shrugged off the drug bust that nearly killed her career. After she was caught on hidden video last September snorting lines of cocaine, with photos splashed on newspaper front pages, it briefly looked as though her days as a top model were over.

But no more. Moss, who rose to fame frolicking topless with Mark Wahlberg in Calvin Klein underwear and jeans ads, is again being courted by Klein. The skinny supermodel is considering a $2.6 million offer to make a repeat performance for his company, British Vogue online reports.

And although Burberry, H&M and Chanel ditched her like she was a hot potato immediately after the drug scandal, the tables have turned. Since she emerged from rehab last fall, Moss has almost doubled her earnings with advertising contracts from Roberto Cavalli, Longchamps, Stella McCartney and Virgin Mobile. And, in addition to the Klein deal, there is believed to be a Burberry offer on the table for Moss worth in the $1.8 million range. She's also the covergirl for W magazine's all-important March spring fashion issue.

Moss' partner in crime has not fared nearly as well. Former paramour Pete Doherty was arrested for the fifth time in four months on Monday. In addition to being caught with hard drugs, Doherty was arrested in Birmingham, England, on suspicion of stealing a car with two teenagers.

The Babyshambles frontman has been on a downward spiral ever since the video exposing Moss at his recording studio was made public and their subsequent breakup.

Doherty was busted Nov. 30 after being stopped with heroin and cocaine in his car. Four days later, he was again stopped and was found with heroin, morphine, crack cocaine and marijuana. He started the year off with yet another arrest on Jan. 26 when he was found to be carrying heroin.

Doherty pleaded guilty to seven counts of drug possession related to those incidents and has been sentenced to 12 months of community service.

A spokesman for Calvin Klein declined to comment on Moss' deal. Her reps did not return calls for comment.

Meanwhile, Moss' love life hasn't suffered either. She had a torrid fling with songwriter/model James Burke and more recently was spotted with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.


BARBARA Walters trying to mediate as Bill O'Reilly and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" director Doug Liman debated the Iraqi war at '21' at the birthday party for Andrew Stein with supermodel Veronica Varekova, Sony chief Howard Stringer and Amanda Burden.

Ex-Playmate Smith Faces Supreme Court

Dressed in all black, former stripper turned weight-loss promoter Anna Nicole Smith fought her way through a throng of photographers and autograph-seekers Tuesday on her way to a Supreme Court showdown in her bid to inherit her late husband's fortune.

Smith didn't say a word and didn't sign any autographs as she and a lawyer tried to slip into a side door of the court.

With millions of dollars on the line, the legal issue, stemming from a nasty family feud over the fortune of Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall II, turns on whether state or federal courts have jurisdiction in the matter.

Smith, the spokeswoman for a diet product company, was awarded $474 million by a federal bankruptcy judge. That was later reduced by a federal district judge and then thrown out altogether by a federal appeals court on jurisdictional grounds.

Smith married the oil tycoon in 1994 when he was 89 and she was a 26-year-old topless dancer in Texas. Marshall died the following year. His fortune has been estimated at as much as $1.6 billion.

The high court was hearing arguments in the case, and the eventual ruling will determine whether Smith gets another chance at part of Marshall's estate.

The justices are dealing with a technical question: When may federal courts hear claims that involve state probate proceedings? Smith lost in Texas state courts, which found that E. Pierce Marshall was the sole heir to his father's estate.

A long line of lawyers stretched through the Supreme Court hall more than three hours before the session was to begin, and camera crews were staked out in front of the building.

About two dozen photographers scrambled to snap pictures of Smith and her attorney as they arrived at a side door of the court building. Several photographers were knocked to the ground in their zeal to get a picture of Smith, dressed in a knee-length dress, high heels and black sunglasses.

"Most people will do a double take," said Edward Morrison, a former Supreme Court clerk who specializes in bankruptcy law at Columbia University. "It raises the novelty level and makes a technical issue somewhat more entertaining."

Douglas Baird, a bankruptcy expert at the University of Chicago, said: "I'd suspect some justices haven't the slightest idea who Anna Nicole is."

The Bush administration is siding with Smith as a technical matter, arguing that the justices should protect federal court jurisdiction in such disputes.

Marshall showered Smith, a former Playboy model, with $6.6 million in gifts that included two homes, $2.8 million in jewelry and $700,000 in clothes, and she contends that he also promised her half his estate.

Pierce Marshall said various wills and trusts his father prepared over the years made him the only heir.

A federal court ruled in 2002 that Smith was entitled to compensatory and punitive damages because Pierce Marshall altered, destroyed and falsified documents to try to keep her from receiving money from his father's estate. He denies any wrongdoing, and that decision was thrown out.

The case is Marshall v. Marshall, 04-1544.

Tyra Banks Does More Than Talk on TV Show

Tyra Banks really throws herself into her job as a talk-show host, often in ways only a recently retired supermodel can.

On Wednesday's show, for instance, Banks will be shown going "undercover" as a stripper at a topless club, although the former Victoria's Secret model stops short of complete disclosure. In the past, she's posed as a Las Vegas showgirl and used her face as canvas for makeup lessons.

The stripper segment, she said, was the result of hearing friends and viewers express frustration about the men in their lives spending time and money in strip clubs.

"When I found out the majority of business is from males from married homes, I wanted to go inside the minds of the men who frequent these clubs. I wanted to see and hear why they went. And the only way to do that was to go undercover and see for myself," Banks said.

Having Banks strut her stuff incognito as a dancer (named "Chanel") can only be a ratings plus for the syndicated "The Tyra Banks Show," exactly the point in a sweeps month used to set local TV ad rates (check local listings for time).

But Banks, 32, said she considers her program, which typically draws a heavily young and female audience, a vehicle to educate as well as entertain.

For one segment, she donned an elaborate disguise that turned her into a 350-pound woman and then ventured into stores and on blind dates to test people's reactions to obesity.

"I feel like it's the last form of discrimination that's openly acceptable. I wanted to experience that firsthand to share that with my audience," Banks said. She also did a show in which people confronted their phobias (for her, it's dolphins and birds).

There are further issues she wants to explore, she said, both through her show and the Tyra Banks Foundation, which sponsors an annual summer camp program intended to help boost self-esteem in girls.

Women can "have a hard time trusting each other. ... It's something very important to me to change that," she said. Encouraging self-sufficiency is another goal.

"I think that's very important, whether you're a housemom or a working mother, that you have that independence so you're not stuck in a situation you're not comfortable in for financial reasons or emotional reasons," she said.

Banks lacks the therapy credentials for such topics — she brings experts on her show when the going gets deep — but she's certainly got the resume of a successful woman.

She started modeling at age 15 and ended up smashing boundaries: She was the first black model on the covers of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition, GQ and the fabled Victoria's Secret catalogue.

Before she jumped into the talk show arena as host and producer, she successfully launched "America's Next Top Model," the UPN reality series which may end up with even more clout when the network merges with WB to form the new CW network.

Did she imagine her career would extend beyond modeling?

"Yes," she said, laughing. "When I was 18 years old I was doing an interview for Italian television and I told them I was going to have my own talk show. I try to teach my girls on 'Top Model' that modeling is temporary and you have to find what your true passion is.'

"And I found out this is mine," Banks said of her daytime show.

She took her last runway stroll for the Victoria's Secret show last December, finally deciding to shut the lingerie drawer on modeling. Does she regret the decision at all?

"Oh, gosh, no. I have no second thoughts. My mom told me to always leave at the top, and that's what I did."


KATE Moss finally dumped junkie rocker Pete Doherty, but she still has a thing for musicians. The night before the NME Awards in London, the supermodel partied with buzz band of the moment Arctic Monkeys, and later whooped it up at London's Cuckoo Club with "best international band" winners the Strokes - particularly hitting it off with guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. "He was whispering in her ear, and she was smiling and laughing at everything he said," a spy at the club told the Daily Mirror. They were seen leaving together in a Land Rover at the end of the night. But when pressed for details by the paper, Hammond pooh-poohed any talk of romance. "Being with Kate was drunken and friendly," he said. "She's a cool girl, and I had a fun night, but I'm seeing someone." That someone being his fiancιe, folk singer Catherine Pierce.

Begging Helps

IF at first you don't succeed, try, try again. As Page Six reported last month, Bruce Willis was very eager to get tsunami model Petra Nemcova's number - finally scoring it after he donated a large amount to her charity. Since then, the two have kept in touch. Nemcova has told pals: "He's been really sweet to me, but I wouldn't call it dating," while Willis has told pals the two are dating. A rep for Nemcova declined to comment. We'll see if she shows up to the premiere of "16 Blocks" tonight.


FRIENDS of Heidi Klum are striking back at Jay McCarroll, the fashion designer who called the Teutonic temptress a "tw- -" the other day. McCarroll, the star of Bravo's "Project Jay," was filmed months ago breaking into tears because Klum rejected the dress he designed for her to wear to the Emmys. "Heidi wanted to support him and wear his design, but it was a lost cause," a stylist told Page Six. "Jay's dress looked like a Halloween costume from Rite Aid."


HOTTIE heiress Amanda Hearst is making strides in the modeling world. Her gorgeous cousin, Lydia Hearst Shaw, has already taken the fashion world by storm, but more demure Amanda was waiting for the right offer to make her mark. Amanda, 22, daughter of Anne Hearst, is the new face of super-preppie clothing line Lily Pulitzer and just shot her first ads outside Memphis. She also just posed for Annie Leibovitz for a Vogue story. Amanda, who's dating Winston Lapham, dashing son of ultra-WASPy Harper's magazine editor Lewis Lapham, is a history major at Fordham.

Nicky Hilton Unveils Fashion Line

Amid gawking stargazers and a grinding mix of '70s rock, socialite/designer Nicky Hilton unveiled her new upscale fashion line at a hip Las Vegas nightclub.

Nicky Hilton Beverly Hills is the sequel to Hilton's Chick, a tween-targeted casual wear line that was launched in 2004.

Hilton, 22, said her latest creations are "clothes my friends and I could wear," adding that her designs will sell for far less than what she and her friends could afford to pay.

"This ain't Prada," said the hotel heiress, who is the sister of "The Simple Life" star Paris Hilton.

She was one of several celebrities promoting their clothing lines at the MAGIC fashion industry trade show this week. Along with actress Jaime Pressly, hip-hop star Nelly and sports stars Magic Johnson and Randy Moss — all pushing their lines — the convention drew more than 100,000 designers, buyers and manufacturers to the Las Vegas Hilton.

MAGIC is known as the practical, business-minded companion to New York Fashion Week. The clothes follow a more direct path from runway to rack.

Since its first show in 1942, MAGIC — which stands for Men's Apparel Guild in California — has ballooned to consume 900,000 square feet of exhibits displaying everything fashion, from edible bikinis to mother-of-the-bride pantsuits.

Past years have seen Jessica Simpson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez unveil their designs at the MAGIC show.

"I don't want to be one of those celebrities that slaps their name on a label and collects royalty checks," Hilton said, noting that she studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. "Everything on that runway reflects me."

The runway at her show early Friday was hastily erected after midnight on the packed dance floor of the Light nightclub at the Bellagio hotel-casino. The models strutted to AC/DC mixed with Toni Basil's '80s hit "Mickey," changed to "Oh Nicky."

Hilton's clothes are accented with pearls, polka dots and a pink palm tree motif. The designer said she takes inspiration from "things from my everyday life," such as the palm trees outside the window of The Beverly Hills Hotel room she once called home.

"Waking up every morning, I would see those trees. That just clicked," she said.


ELLE Macpherson's split with longtime love Arky Busson isn't turning out to be as amicable as she hoped, we hear. The Aussie supermodel and the Swiss financier, the father of her two sons, broke up last summer, declaring they'd "decided to spend some time apart to consider our future." The couple, who got engaged in 2002 but never wed, stated they still had a "wonderful relationship." But we're told Busson is now demanding sole custody of their boys. "He's jealous and he wants to hurt her," a source close to the supermodel told PAGE SIX's Jared Paul Stern. "This is like a final [bleep] you. He doesn't want her to have a life without him." Macpherson declined to discuss her personal life, but a friend of hers conceded there are "custody issues." Busson could not be reached. Both parties have tried to shield their children from any acrimony and still celebrate the kids' birthdays together.


BRUCE Willis at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party at Crobar ogling eye candy like Elsa Benitez, Bridget Hall, Veronica Varekova and Daniela Pestova


ANOTHER Naomi Campbell assistant has bitten the dust. The sybaritic supermodel parted ways with her latest underling on a British Airways London-L.A. flight last week. Before boarding, Naomi was heard complaining on the phone about service. Then, she turned on her assistant. "Naomi was angry because some dresses didn't get where they were supposed to go, and the assistant yelled that she was quitting," says our snitch. "Passengers complained to the stewardess, who was going to get the pilot, when they stopped their screaming match. Then they didn't speak to each other for several hours." Campbell's rep didn't return calls.


THOSE horndogs over at Sports Illustrated know how to put a girl in a skimpy bikini - too bad they can't find her on a map. The current SI swimsuit issue asks models for some personal info. After brunette bombshell Yesica Toscanini explains she's from Argentina and lives in Buenos Aires, the geographically challenged editors title her bio "One thing you should know about Brazil." Quips our eagle-eyed reader: "I guess after seeing so many naked girls, their writers don't know their ass from their elbow."


IS Paris Hilton flying solo? Sources say her beau Stavros Niarchos, whose parents refused to acknowledge her existence in their son's life, has left her. Hilton, who was just with her record producer Scott Storch in Miami, is now in London and in trouble with PETA. Hilton walked in designer Julian McDonald's fur-draped show at London Fashion Week the other night and was there when the couturier was pelted by PETA protesters with "flour bombs" as he escorted Hilton to his after-party. A rep for Hilton said, "I believe Paris and Stavros are still a couple, and Paris did not wear fur in the show. She loves animals."


RON Burkle - in a black polo shirt and blue jeans, with a young beauty on each arm - joining tennis temptress Maria Sharapova, Anne V, Adriana Lima and Marisa Miller for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch at P.M. Lounge

Supermodels 'Illustrated'

Sounds like summer camp for supermodels.

"It was great to see Rebecca (Romijn) and Rachel (Hunter)," says Elle Macpherson, one of eight models who grace the all-star cover of the 2006 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. It arrives on newsstands Tuesday.

"It was like a big family, since so many of us brought our kids. We all went surfing. It was so relaxed and easy," says Macpherson, who was calling while en route from Colorado to Austria for a family ski trip.

With the cover shot last summer by fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco in the Bahamas, the issue kicks off the countdown to skin-baring summer. For Macpherson, 42, who holds the record for the most SI covers (five), it was a throwback to her modeling gigs.

"It has been a long time since I modeled swimsuits," she says with a laugh. These days, it's more about running her lingerie and makeup businesses and raising two sons, ages 8 and 3.

Any catfights? "We shot it quickly and with joy and grace," she says. "It was over in 15 or 20 minutes."

No Face Time

MODELSAURUS Janice Dickinson was just as unfriendly to a straight couple who stumbled into a certain Rooster-themed East Village gay bar as the rest of the regulars there are. The "Surreal Life" star was making out with two muscle-bound studs at the downtown watering hole when, our tipster says, a couple of "breeders" tried to get her attention. "They tried to have a word with her, but she told them to get out of her face," our spywitness shared.


GORGEOUS video artist Floria Sigismondi showed off more than her new book, "Immune," at its launch party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel the other night. While chatting with well-wishers, Sigismondi held her still-nursing baby daughter, who repeatedly tried to pull down her top for a quick snack. Notables who turned out to fete Floria and catch a live performance by rockers the Living Things included Erin Wasson, Anouck Lepere, Jefferson Hack, Josh Lucas, Angela Lindvall, the band Sigur Ros, Nur Khan and Helena Christensen babydaddy Norman Reedus, who amused pals by introducing himself as Duran Duran singer Simon Lebon.


PARIS Hilton had her style cramped on Grammy night by her nemesis Brian Quintana. Last week, the L.A. party planner won a restraining order against Hilton, claiming she was threatening him. According to Quintana, his restraining order shut Hilton out of several bashes "because [my] presence at the events prohibited her from coming within 100 yards of me per the court order. Paris' posse was calling around to see which parties were jumping, but everywhere they called, I was there ahead of her." A rep for Hilton said, "Wherever she did or didn't go, it didn't have anything to do with that order."

Rachel Hunter Says 'Style Me'

Supermodel Rachel Hunter walks through Manhattan's Nikki Midtown nightclub like an Amazonian Moses parting a sea of homely mortals.

Aglow from the lights of a television crew interviewing her as she walks, the 5-foot-11-inch New Zealander is wearing 3-inch heels that help her tower above 95 percent of the crowd gathered to celebrate the launch of her new series, "Style Me With Rachel Hunter," airing Mondays on WE: Women's Entertainment. The girl's tall. Like a giant. A hot, well-dressed, lion-maned giant.

And yet, there's a fairly lackadaisical vibe in the club, as if nothing particularly interesting is going on. That, kids, is what we call foreshadowing. Aside from soundless video of the series being projected on a wall and a few WE candles burning, you'd be hard-pressed to figure out what the purpose of the evening was. It didn't help that Hunter and the rest of the "fashion posse" remained behind velvet ropes for the hour they were there, only mingling in an effort to find the exit.

Frankly, that's the nice thing about events like this in Manhattan: No one even pretends to care. It's refreshing.

"Like it or not reality shows are here to stay," Hunter says, "so I've chosen to embrace them. And when I had the opportunity to be part of a show focused on one of my favorite things -- fashion -- I jumped at the chance."

It's hard to decipher whether that quote is enthusiasm or merely fatigued acceptance. But when you think about it, of all the possible ideas for a television show, the very idea that someone greenlit the premise of having people accessorize Rachel Hunter is funny, sad and inspired all at the same time.

"Hey, you picked out a nice necklace -- you win today's challenge-- you measure up!" (By the way, that, in a nutshell, was literally the premiere episode.)

What we're saying here is don't let your dream of penning a show about aspiring estheticians exfoliating Bianca Jagger die a premature death. There's hope.

Nevertheless "Style Me," like Hunter herself, conceivably has legs. Building wisely off the successes of Bravo's fashion designer reality series, "Project Runway," and Tyra Banks' UPN hit, "America's Next Top Model," "Style Me" taps into this country's obsession with red-carpet culture.

When a celebrity walks into a premiere or is photographed at an event, she almost certainly didn't pick out her outfit herself; she hired a professional stylist to put together that night's look -- the hair, the dress, the makeup, the accessories. It's one of the most important, difficult and invisible jobs in the industry. "Style Me" looks to shed light on what is clearly a thankless job.

"Ya know, the stylist job is so important, but so often overlooked in Hollywood," says Hunter, who is currently enjoying a career resurgence following last season's short-lived waltz on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and in the infamous Fountains of Wayne video, "Stacey's Mom." "They are the ones who create the trends the celebrities wear, and they're the main people you trust to keep you off the worst-dressed list.

"This show features fashion," she adds, "but in a fun, hip way and with a little drama. That, to me, is good TV."

To that end, 12 aspiring stylists are pitted against one another in an attempt to win styling challenges and impress the judges (Hunter, celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch and Hunter's business partner and longtime friend, Milica Kastner) in hopes of winning $10,000, a one-year contract with a talent agency, and the chance to style Hunter for a yet-to-be-named A-list, red-carpet event. If that sounds like a fairly lame grand prize, let us remind you of the nice, decorative WE candles at the launch party.

Producers traveled across the country for castings and posted notices at design schools, major fashion retailers, high-end department stores and any sort of fashion-related location or institution they could think of, says Kim Martin, general manager of WE.

Not surprisingly, the contestants come with names like Brittnie, Airic and Buick. The one guy named John turns out to be an androgynous cross-dresser.

"They came from all walks of life," Hunter says, "photographers, DJs, housewives, everywhere, and I liked the idea that we were giving all these people a shot at their dream. And there were some really awful fashions they came up with, but there was also some great stuff. Overall, I hope this show gives women across the country the knowledge and confidence to look and feel sexy in anything they wear."


KATE Moss at Ola in South Beach at the ceviche bar . . . MILLA Jovovich, Rosa Cha and Naomi Campbell at the Leblon launch party . . .


Tyra Banks was 13: "[My boyfriend] tried to kiss me at the movies, and he put his tongue in my mouth. It felt like a worm, like a slug in my mouth."


WHEN a top model engages in a sapphic smoochfest at your party, consider it a success. So hats off to heavily pregnant Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova and her husband Justin Portman, who hosted a birthday party at their stunning TriBeCa pad for gal-about-town Genevieve Jones the other night. PAGE SIX spotted A-list catwalker Tasha Tilberg locking lips with longtime girlfriend Melissa, who does production for Marc Jacobs. OK, it wasn't that scandalous, but it was fun to watch. Winona Ryder, Harvey Weinstein, Terry Richardson, Sante D'Orazio, and Hope Atherton were there, too.


KATE Moss can't catch a break when it comes to the prying lenses of the paparazzi. The scandalized supermodel was said to be depressed while staying at Miami's Delano last weekend because she couldn't sun herself at the pool without being pounced on by snappers. She called her agent in New York in a panic, and he suggested that she visit the pool of a mutual friend who lives in a hotel in the very un-trendy stretch of Miami at 54th and Collins Avenue. "She went there with her mom and her nanny and just lounged by the pool and had a great time," says a pal.


FASHION designer Alvin Valley caused a car accident Thursday when he walked five skimpily dressed models, including Danish bombshell Vala Thorsteinsson, across 42nd Street. A gawking driver rear-ended a cab as the girls sashayed toward the Conde Nest building at the corner of Broadway. Valley, who was en route to Vogue's offices to preview his collection, quipped to the models, "I am not paying for this mess," and ran inside. The collection will be shown at the W hotel on Lexington Avenue on Monday followed by a party hosted by Zani Gugelman and Tinsley Mortimer.

Time Is Right for New Supermodel to Emerge

Who'll be the next Cindy, Naomi or Kate? Will there ever be another Cindy, Naomi or Kate — all supermodels simply known by their first names? (Crawford, Campbell and Moss, for those with short memories.)

Young catwalkers with dreams of being the next big thing begin an eight-day audition Friday at New York Fashion Week.

The industry is ripe for a sensation because it's been five years — a lifetime in the fashion world — since the last household name: Gisele (Bundchen).

But even if a model breaks away from the tall, leggy pack in New York, she still has to impress in Paris and Milan, Italy. Then she has to score some choice magazine spreads and ad campaigns — something that's become increasingly difficult to do as actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Teri Hatcher consistently grace the covers of glossy magazines and hawk the fashion and beauty products that used to be models' bread and butter.

In September 2004, Vogue — the fashion industry's bible — put nine familiar-but-not-famous models on its cover and heralded the return of the fashion model.

Unfortunately, says Kate Armenta, the magazine's sittings editor, the theory didn't prove true.

"The tide is really toward the celebrity culture right now. Models have taken on a different role. ... Gisele is well known but she's known more for Victoria's Secret or dating Leonardo DiCaprio, not by what ad campaigns she's been in," she says.

Nian Fish, creative director and senior vice president at KCD, which produces shows for top fashion houses, says that's kept new talent from being developed into the next generation of fashion stars.

"It's like how reality television takes away from actors, celebrities take away from models," she says.

Runway regulars Caroline Trentini and Jessica Stam are pretty successful by industry standards but most average Joes would never recognize them on the street.

Contrary to popular belief, not all models are carted around in limos while wearing chic dresses and high heels. Outside the Bryant Park tents where many of Fashion Week's runway shows are held, it's a common sight to see pretty young things smoking cigarettes in jeans and sneakers looking remarkably unremarkable as they try to hail a cab to beat the audience to the next show.

To achieve top-tier status — the ones who are chauffeured from show to show while carrying handbags that cost more than startup models' monthly rent — you need more than a pretty face.

Fish ticks off what matters more:
• Bone structure.
• Shape of head in proportion to body. (The classic fashion illustration of a small head and long body is indeed what the industry looks for.)
• How she looks in clothes.
• Her "hunger."

"There's definitely work to this," Fish says. "Maybe you're not building a log cabin, but there's a lot of psychological wear and tear. They'll hear, `You lost weight,' or `You gained weight.' And you can't read the stares (of) the casting directors. All that, coupled with the tremendously long hours, which can be 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. if she's one of the working girls of the season."

Some models develop the passion — and, maybe even more importantly, confidence — after a special moment on the runway or an ego boost from one top designer or photographer who lights the spark for "the wildfire effect," Fish says.

Before that, though, aspiring models have to find an agency willing to bring them to the attention of casting directors. They're the ones who can see up to 500 models during the weeding-out process, out of which a handful make it to a session with the designers and creative directors.

"A certain number of girls will start in New York City and get the good shows. The shows go immediately online. Then one or two models will start getting buzz, whether they do Marc (Jacobs), Calvin (Klein) or Karl (Lagerfeld), then they go on to a cool show in Milan and then THE show in Paris. ...Daria (Werbowy) was the most recent wildfire," Fish says.

Armenta from Vogue says Werbowy came at the right time. "I'd seen pictures and heard of her, but when (Steven) Meisel shot her for Prada, it blew her out of the water. She was unique. She had such presence. She's so gorgeous and unique but not in an off-putting way."

Occasionally, it's the shy girl who perseveres. Fish predicts Heather Bratton, who did the Chanel, Chloe and Burberry Prorsum shows last season and was then shot by Meisel for Italian Vogue, will have "an amazing season."

Meanwhile, Armenta has her eye on Snejana Onopka, who has been photographed for American Vogue a few times since her turn on the Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Chanel runways last fall.

The models not only have to look good in clothes but also "fit" them, says Ivan Bart, senior vice president of IMG Models, which represents Werbowy, Bundchen, Moss and Jacquetta Wheeler.

Again using Werbowy, now the spokesmodel for Lancome, as the example, Bart notes that she had the hippie-chic look when everything coming down the runway had a bohemian style.

"The main thing is the designers are always looking for the woman who best suits the collection, but, that being said, they always want a sure thing," he says. "The bottom line through all of it is selling clothes."

It makes sense that designers first look at models with a paper trail of fashion advertisements because practice makes perfect, Bart says, just like with any craft.

And it pays to be nice and easygoing. It's hard for anyone — including designers, casting directors, photographers, the audience and consumers — not to like an approachable, friendly person, Bart says.

"Taking fashion shows out of the equation, when you're booked for a five-day trip on a remote location for a shoot, would a photographer, stylist, etc., want to be with you? You have to connect to people," he says. "You can't be too demanding or diva-ish anymore, not in 2006. ... If you're not in the best form and giving and excited to be here, there are a lot of other people who are happy to do your job."

Moss Loses Court Bid Over Allegations

Kate Moss failed in a legal challenge Friday to prevent damaging allegations about her recent cocaine use from being used in an upcoming libel case.

The 32-year-old British supermodel filed the suit after British broadcaster Channel 5 aired allegations of Moss's drug use in show called "The Truth About Kate Moss" last year.

The case centers around a claim that the model shared lines of cocaine during a 2001 charity event in Barcelona, Spain, and later fell into a coma in her hotel room.

At a pretrial hearing in London on Friday, Judge David Eady gave lawyers for the television company permission to use allegations of Moss's recent drug use, first published by British tabloid the Daily Mirror in September last year.

Channel Five's lawyer Matthew Nicklin argued that full details of Moss's drug use, and a public apology she issued regarding it, needed to be brought before the court in order to mount a successful defense.

The case is likely to be heard between October and December this year.

A criminal investigation of Moss by British police is still underway. Moss voluntarily met detectives in London on Tuesday to discuss her alleged cocaine use, but was not arrested or charged with any offense, police officials said.

Police said they would eventually submit a file to prosecutors depending on the investigation's outcome. Prosecutors will then decide if any charges should be brought against the model.

Moss lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the Daily Mirror published pictures of her apparently using cocaine in a west London music studio.

The model, who has a 3-year-old daughter, has since visited a rehab clinic in Arizona and worked on international assignments.

Second Career

SURE, she looks great in a g-string - but can Emma Heming act? Word on the set of "Perfect Stranger," the Bruce Willis-Halle Berry thriller, is that the Victoria's Secret beauty is doing fine playing Donna, a crucial witness in the courtroom scene. The Next model gushed, "I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity to work not only with the talented actors, but also director James Foley, who is truly incredible. 'Glengarry Glenn Ross' will always be one of my favorite movies." Maybe she'll get some more lines now.


CELEBUTARD Paris Hilton has been victimized once again.

Hilton, whose Beverly Hills house was burglarized two years ago, was recently moving to new digs. In order to make the upheaval easier, Hilton had her entire house packed up and sent to storage. But thieves somehow made off with mounds of Hilton memorabilia.

Paris and her representative, Elliott Mintz, were alerted to the theft by a tabloid reporter who was contacted by the robbers looking to sell her belongings.

It's been one thing after another for Paris. Just a year ago, photos, phone numbers and text messages from her Sidekick were posted on the Internet. The likes of Christina Aguilera, Fred Durst, Lindsay Lohan, Usher, Ashlee Simpson and Vin Diesel had to change their phone numbers.

In the latest theft, according to Mintz, "basic household items, two or three computers, tons and tons of clothing, and hundreds and hundreds of photos and videotapes and journals" were stolen.

While Mintz assured us that the videotapes were nothing like "that" videotape (the one in which Hilton had sex with Rick Salomon), he could not say for sure if the tapes were like the ones she made with former exes Nick Carter and Jason Shaw, where she made out and exposed herself in the back of a cab. Nor could Mintz say if the tapes held lesbian action, like the one Hilton made with former pal Nicole Lenz.

"I haven't seen any of them nor do I want to," Mintz said.

But forget the tapes - Hilton was most upset about losing her journals.

"When I first told her, the thing that upset her the most were her journals and her diaries - that is the most personal of the materials," Mintz said.

Ironically, Hilton published a "diary" for teens last year titled, "Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me."

Mintz told PAGE SIX, "There is not yet a criminal investigation. We haven't gone to authorities and are basically hoping to work this out [privately]. My interest is to see to it Paris gets her things back. I don't know if any money will be involved."

Perhaps they want to keep it as quiet as they did two years ago when ex-con Darnell Riley was accused of masterminding the break-in to Hilton's Beverly Hills home and blackmailing her for a videotape that had her saying the "N" word. Hilton reportedly paid Riley $20,000 each month for several months for the return of the tape.

Moss Leaves Britain After Interviews

British model Kate Moss flew out of Britain on Thursday, 48 hours after being interviewed by police over allegations that she used cocaine.

Moss, 32, refused to speak to reporters before boarding a flight at London's Heathrow Airport bound for Miami, Florida.

Wearing a black top and mini-skirt under a beige coat, the unsmiling model kept her head down as she headed for the aircraft.

On Tuesday, Moss met detectives in London to discuss her alleged cocaine use, but was not arrested or charged with any offense.

The Daily Mirror tabloid in September published pictures allegedly showing Moss using cocaine in a west London music studio where her boyfriend at the time, rock musician Pete Doherty, was recording with his group Babyshambles.

Police said Moss was spoken to "under caution" for 80 minutes. To be spoken to under caution is an arrangement under English law that means police can use a person's answers as evidence in any future proceedings.

Police said they would eventually submit a file to prosecutors depending on the outcome of the investigation. Prosecutors will eventually decide if any charges should be brought against Moss.

Moss to Appear on Cover of British Vogue

Kate Moss will appear on the cover of British Vogue, publisher Conde Nast announced Wednesday — the latest sign of the supermodel's comeback from drug allegations.

The magazine's March issue features Moss in a delicate white dress against a pink backdrop.

It is the 21st time that Moss, 32, has graced Vogue's cover, and the first since allegations of cocaine use hit the headlines in September.

Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman she was "delighted to have Kate on the cover of March Vogue."

"It's one of the most important issues of the year and we know that our readers are big fans of hers," Shulman said.

Moss lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the Daily Mirror tabloid published pictures of her allegedly using cocaine in a west London music studio where her then-boyfriend, rock musician Pete Doherty, was recording with his group Babyshambles.

She left Britain when the drug allegations broke, checking into a rehab clinic in Arizona.

Despite the skittishness of some fashion labels, Moss' work hasn't dried up. She appeared on the November issue of W and the December editions of Vanity Fair and French Vogue and filmed a TV ad for cell-phone company Virgin Mobile.

Inside the March issue of British Vogue, published Friday, Moss appears in ads for Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli and Longchamp.

Moss was back in Britain Tuesday, speaking to detectives about the drug allegations at a central London police office.

She was quizzed for 80 minutes before leaving without speaking to reporters. She wasn't arrested or charged with any offense, police officials said.

Police said they would eventually submit a file to prosecutors, depending on the investigation's outcome. Prosecutors will eventually decide if any charges should be brought against Moss.


WILL Paris Hilton ever learn? When the celebutard was questioned under oath in the $10 million slander suit brought against her by jewelry heiress Zeta Graff, Hilton said Graff was as old as her mother "and should stay at home with her child instead of being at nightclubs with young people. And just that . . . What else did I say? Just that she is not cute at all." A pal of Graff says, "Kathy Hilton has now been sub poenaed to declare her real age in public, since Paris made false claims that Zeta was 'old' and her 'mother's age.' In fact, a little bird tells me that Kathy is 46 - Zeta is 37. And Kathy goes out all the time." Graff's lawyers also sent Hilton's lawyers a "warning" letter cautioning Paris about speak ing ill of Graff to anyone. Meanwhile, we hear Paris has been dumped by her PMK/HBH pub licist, Jack Ketsoyan, for stretching the truth. But her other publicist, Elliott Mintz, says, "Paris takes the high road during this time. She has not talked trash against Zeta, and in the war of words game, Paris has been victim ized. Paris dropped PMK, not the other way around. She didn't feel they were doing any thing for her."


DON'T put Mischa Barton and Nicky Hilton in the same room. When the two arrived (separately) for power manager Benny Medina's 48th-birthday party at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Saturday night, Hilton spat out, "What is that fat pig doing here?" She then scuttled to the other side of the room where she glared at Rick Salomon, who made that infamous porn tape with her sister Paris. The other guests - Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Tyra Banks, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, billionaire Steve Bing, hotelier Jeff Klein, Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes and Medina's friend, real-estate marketer Scott Benaglio - happily partied 'til the wee hours. Bing was overheard saying, "Thank God - someone who finally knows how to throw a party in L.A."

Model Kate Moss questioned in UK over cocaine use

Supermodel Kate Moss was questioned by British police on Tuesday over allegations she took cocaine in a London recording studio last year.

The 32-year-old left the country shortly after the Daily Mirror tabloid published photographs in September of her apparently snorting large quantities of cocaine.

Since then she has been in the United States, where she attended a drug rehabilitation clinic, and in France.

"A 32-year-old woman has voluntarily attended a London police office today in relation to a (police) investigation into allegations of possible drug abuse, as reported in newspaper reports," the police said in a statement.

It added that she had not been arrested.

Moss, wearing dark glasses and a cream-coloured coat, was surrounded by paparazzi as she was later whisked away in a silver Mercedes from the rear of Wellington House police station in central London.

She made no comment, and neither her agent nor lawyer returned calls.

Earlier this month, British police investigating a drugs ring urged Moss, who has a three-year-old daughter, to return to Britain and answer questions.

September's scandal prompted British fashion house Burberry and Swedish-based Hennes and Mauritz to cut ties with Moss, one of the most famous faces in fashion. France's Chanel also said they would not renew a contract with Moss when it expired.

Some fashion insiders criticised the labels, arguing that the use of illegal drugs like cocaine was already known to be widespread in the industry.

Moss' career appears to have recovered swiftly since, with new contracts and front page appearances for French fashion bible Vogue and U.S. celebrity magazine Vanity Fair.

She has never confessed to taking illegal drugs, although she issued a statement last year apologising to friends and family for behavior which "reflected badly" on them.

Moss has been a British tabloid favorite over the last year, partly because of her on-off relationship with troubled British rocker Pete Doherty, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to possessing heroin and cocaine.

One of the best-known faces in fashion, Moss was discovered by a modeling agency as a 14-year-old schoolgirl.

Royal Treatment

MAN-eating catwalk queen Naomi Campbell has another victim in her claws: the Prince of Dubai. The two are vacationing in Sweden and last week stayed at the Grand Hotel, the most expensive place in Stockholm. On Wednesday night the two were snapped by paparazzi at the Plaza Club after "they had had a lot of drinks," said our spy. The Swedish snappers sound just as reckless as the loose-cannon lensmen racing around L.A. in SUVs. Our source reported, "One Swedish photographer forced Naomi's limousine to drive up on the sidewalk with his car, almost hitting two pedestrians." Kate Moss is expected to join the duo this week.

Kate Moss chased by paparazzi in Paris, police say

Kate Moss took refuge in a Paris police station this week to escape a fleet of paparazzi chasing her car, police said Friday.

About a dozen photographers on scooters and in cars followed the supermodel's car as she left the Ritz Hotel late Thursday, police said. A friend, Jean-Yves le Fur, was driving.

Moss and le Fur stayed in the police station in western Paris about five minutes, then police blocked off the photographers so they could leave safely. No complaint was filed.

Moss, 31, lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid in September published pictures of her allegedly using cocaine in a London music studio where her then-boyfriend, Pete Doherty, was recording with his group, Babyshambles.

Supermodel Kate Moss to pen autobiography

British supermodel Kate Moss, at the center of a scandal last year after being filmed apparently snorting cocaine, has agreed to publish her autobiography.

Will Whitehorn, a right-hand man of Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, said Moss had agreed the terms of a deal with Branson, although there was no indication of when the book would appear on the shelves.

"Virgin Books will be publishing an autobiography," Whitehorn told Reuters on Wednesday. "But it is relatively early days. We still need to proceed to a final contract."

Stories on the Internet have estimated the deal at being worth between $1 million and $2 million.

"All the numbers that I've seen are wrong," Whitehorn said, without elaborating on the terms. He added it was unlikely the book would come out this year.

The autobiography would allow Moss to put her side of the story of the drugs scandal, which broke in September when Britain's Mirror tabloid newspaper printed photographs of her apparently taking large quantities of cocaine.

The story prompted British fashion house Burberry and Swedish-based Hennes and Mauritz to cut ties with one of the most famous faces in fashion. France's Chanel also said they would not renew a contract with Moss when it expired.

The 32-year-old, who has a three-year-old daughter, has spent most of her time since the scandal in the United States, although British police are urging her to return to the country for questioning about the drug allegations.


JAN Planit, the model agent who reps Cindy Crawford, Nikki Taylor, Rosario Dawson and Denise Richards, has parted ways with her modeling agency, Planit M. The famed mannequin wrangler left partners Steve Hanson and Danny Errico with the company - which she believes is still open, though calls are not being returned. "We had a mutual parting of the ways. It's all positive," she spun to PAGE SIX. "There were differences and I decided to go. I'm looking at different opportunities." A rep for Hanson said Planit is leaving to focus on her family and he's sorry to see her go.


VOGUE editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley is putting his enormous foot down when it comes to the "CrackBerry" addictions of his friends Mariah Carey and Naomi Campbell. Talley complains in February's Vogue that his glamorous gal pals are constantly tapping away on their BlackBerrys, even while dining at fancy restaurants. Detailing a trip to Russia with Campbell and Marc Jacobs in his column, Talley writes, "On this trip, the only out-of-control Naomi Campbell behavior I witnessed was compulsive BlackBerrying. Personally, I find this new BlackBerry culture annoying to the point of exasperation. On several occasions, I have observed other iconic personalities, such as Mariah Carey, forget that while at a formal dinner it is not exactly good manners to drop the BlackBerry into your lap and start e-mailing." Informed of Talley's tsk-tsk-ing, Carey's manager, Benny Medina, told PAGE SIX, "The utilization of this technology is commonplace and it's unusual that he would actually feel the need to single her out. They were just speaking over the phone last week about outfits for the Grammys and stuff . . . I'm sure Andre didn't mean any harm."

No Timetable for Moss' Police Interview

Supermodel Kate Moss will speak to British police investigating allegations of cocaine use — but no timetable has been set for her interview by officers, her spokesman said.

Moss, 31, lost valuable contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the Daily Mirror tabloid in September published pictures of her apparently using cocaine in a west London music studio where her then-boyfriend, rock musician Pete Doherty, was recording.

The model's spokesman, Stuart Higgins, said Saturday that discussions have been held between police and the model's lawyers over the past two weeks.

"Kate has made it absolutely clear all along that she will cooperate with any police investigation when the necessary arrangements can be made," he said in a statement.

Since the newspaper revelations, Moss has been outside Britain, visiting a rehab clinic in Arizona and working on international assignments.


'80s supermodel Carol Alt getting a haircut, coloring and eyelash extensions at the Pierre Michel salon.

Paris With A P

IS Paris Hilton incontinent? The celebutard is being accused by a Hawaiian taxi driver of losing control of her bladder in his cab. Harden Jamison tells the National Enquirer that the hotel heiress was too drunk to notice what had happened when he picked her and boyfriend Stavros Niarchos up after a party on Maui. The grossed-out cabbie claims he mopped up the mess with a towel and plans to use Hilton's DNA as evidence against her in court.

Golf Course Attack On Model

IT'S a good thing Beverly Johnson knows her way around a 9-iron.

Johnson, the world's first African-American supermodel-turned-wig tycoon, got a nasty scare yesterday morning when her jilted ex-boyfriend and a man-handling sidekick showed up at the Rancho Park Golf Club across the street from the 20th Century-Fox lot in Los Angeles.

We previously reported that Johnson had filed a restraining order against her one-time lover last week. Yesterday, she called police after being physically "attacked" by the ex's friend on the fairway and taunted by the man she briefly dated, who is described by friends as a "wannabe golf pro." Ironically, Johnson, who's also an author, is working on a new book titled, "Enough About Me, Let's Talk About Golf."

According to several friends of Johnson, the former catwalker had been on high-alert since receiving several "threatening letters" from the man last week, which she forwarded to Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton at their urging.

"None of us even know his last name - we just call him the stalker-walker," says a close pal of Johnson. "He's a big guy and obviously very strange. None of us could figure out why she was with him. He tells everyone that he's a golf pro, but he's not. He just carries a bag everywhere. Pretty scary stuff."

We reached out to Johnson's best friend, Star Caps diet queen and gal-about-town Nikki Haskell, for her take on the episode. "Beverly wasn't hurt and is doing well, but she's obviously still quite shaken up," Haskell said. "She's been really worried for her safety, especially since she got those letters, and had been staying away from the golf course since she kicked him out of her house. Who does a thing like this?"

Sources say the boyfriend was arrested for violating the terms of his restraining order and that his slap-happy wingman was issued a citation.

An employee at Rancho Park confirmed late yesterday that an incident had occurred there and that police had arrested someone, but claimed he did not know the identities of those involved and said that management had left for the day.

Repeated calls to Johnson, her lawyer and the LAPD were not returned.

'Top Model' Returns in March, Next Season

While UPN bides its time with fictional models in "South Beach," fans of the real-life models-in-training can take heart.

The network's top-rated series, "America's Next Top Model," is scheduled to return with a sixth edition Wednesday, March 8. Additionally, UPN President Dawn Ostroff announced Thursday (Jan. 19) that the show will return for two more cycles in the 2006-07 season.

The new season will introduce a crop of 13 new would-be Elle cover girls in a two-hour premiere. As ever, cameras will follow them throughout the competition as they strive to become "fierce" under the watchful eye of host Tyra Banks, photo-shoot director Jay Manuel and runway guru J. Alexander. Nigel Barker and Twiggy will return as judges.

A week prior to the premiere, UPN will catch up with previous participants with a special called "Where the Girls Are." Among the past contestants featured include winners Yoanna House, now hosting a show on the Style network, and Eva Pigford, who continues to model and is also taking a run at Hollywood. Viewers will also see cycle five winner Nicole Linkletter jet off to Paris for a photo shoot and follow Camille "This is my signature walk" McDonald as she tries to launch a line of lingerie.

The most recent edition of "Top Model" averaged a shade over 5 million viewers per week in the fall, making it UPN's No. 2 series of the season (behind "Everybody Hates Chris") in viewers. It also scores highly among the young adults and young women UPN targets and has given a boost to the ratings for its Wednesday-night companion, "Veronica Mars."

One Hot Mama

HERE we go again! Remember when Sean Lennon told PAGE SIX that he was lonely? Now, supermodel emeritus Rachel Hunter claims she can't find a date. The gorgeous blonde made her appeal to us yesterday: "I'm not dating anyone. All the decent guys are married. Do you know anyone?" Prospective daters must be employed, like children (Hunter has two from her marriage to Rod Stewart) and be ready for a make-over. Her new WE network reality show, "Style Me With Rachel Hunter," follows her search for the next great stylist. Interested suitors would do well to finagle an invite to Hunter's private viewing of her show tonight at Nikki Midtown on East 50th Street.

Party On, Kate

INSATIABLE supermodel Kate Moss can't be stopped. Just days after her wild night of pole dancing at Scores with Lindsay Lohan, Moss celebrated her 32nd birthday at her house in Malibu on Monday night - and partygoers report the revelry went well into the wee hours. Guests included oodles of "bad boy" types, but no word if Kate's latest squeeze, model-turned-songwriter Jamie Burke, was there. Moss - whose last boyfriend, junkie rocker Pete Doherty was arrested again this week in London for cocaine and heroin possession - couldn't have been happy when Aussie papers claimed Burke has a live-in girlfriend, model Jessie Leonard.


KATE Moss hanging out at Giorgio's in Malibu at 2 a.m. with a bunch of "hard-living, dirty punk rocker types with tattoos and piercings who looked like her ex Pete Doherty" . .

We Hear...

THAT it will be the battle of the moles when nightlife dandy Patrick McDonald and Cindy Crawford host a dinner for hair guru Stephen Knoll at Indochine Tuesday ...

Warm Welcome

JANICE Dickinson knows where she'll be taken care of. When the former model was not given a table in the front of mostly straight restaurant Bella in Los Angeles Thursday night, she "flipped out and left," said a witness. Dickinson headed off to gay club Fubar for its "Big Fat [bleep] Night" where, our source said, "She was treated like royalty and danced her butt off." Later, Dickinson showed up at gay bar Heaven where she partied next to a face-sucking Nicole Richie and Steve-O.

Olsens, Hilton Most Powerful Celebs Under 25

Take that, Mr. Blackwell. Mary-Kate Olsen, who was named to the fashion critic's worst dressed list for 2005, has been named one of Forbes' most powerful celebrities under 25.

She and her 19-year-old twin sister Ashley earned approximately $21 million in the past year even though their last screen effort was 2004's lackluster "New York Minute." Their global empire selling products to girls still rakes it in despite Mary-Kate's rocky year struggling with an eating disorder and leaving her studies at New York University.

Another Blackwell/Forbes honoree is Paris Hilton, the 24-year-old heiress who increases her already plump pockets with celebrity appearances, a perfume and accessories line and the reality show "The Simple Life." Last year, it's estimated that she earned $6.5 million.

Teen queen singing/acting rivals Hilary Duff, 18, and Lindsay Lohan, 19, are on the list with $15 mil and $11 mil, respectively, while Jessica Simpson's little sis Ashlee, 21, earned $5.3 million. "What I Like About You" star Amanda Bynes, 19, just makes the list with $1.5 mil.

One of the two men on the list is "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz, who at age 20 takes in about $8 million annually in order to finance his collection of fast cars. One year his senior, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Le Bron James took in a cool $22.9 million, thanks to his athleticism and high-profile endorsements of Nike and Coca-Cola.

Female athletes, specifically tennis stars, were no slouches either. The 18-year-old Russian blonde Maria Sharapova ($18.2 mil) swiped the 2004 Wimbledon title from two-time defending champion Serena Williams, who at 24 has seven Grand Slam titles to her name as well as $12.7 million.

Brazilian Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima rounds out the list with earnings of $4.5 million.


SISTERS-in-scandal Lindsay Lohan and Kate Moss joined forces at Scores strip club early yesterday morning to put on a steamy pole-dance show for 400 slack-jawed male patrons, PAGE SIX has learned.

Lohan, Moss and a couple of female friends swanned into the Upper East Side mammary mecca at about 2:45 a.m. and headed straight for the legendary Champagne Room, where the giggly group ordered round after round of vodka shots, raspberry Kamikazes and beer.

Their table was immediately swarmed by strippers and Lohan and Moss enjoyed numerous lap dances. But the fun really started when Moss jumped on the stage nearest the main bar and began grinding against a pole, much to the delight of hundreds of red-blooded banker types.

"Kate was going wild," a witness told us. "After a few songs, Lindsay jumped on stage with her. They were swinging on the pole with their arms around each other's waists, kissing each other, caressing each other, just acting like strippers. The crowd was cheering them on the whole time. They didn't take off any clothes, but it was very hot."

Asked about the boldfaced bump-and-grind, Scores spokesman Lonnie Hanover would only say, "We don't talk about our celebrity clientele."

Luckily, we found someone who would: Celebrity photographer James Edstrom managed to catch some of the eye-popping action and followed Lohan and Moss outside when they left some time after 4 a.m.

"They were both running in and out of the ladies' room a lot," Edstrom recalled. "I saw when it was just Lindsay dancing solo and Kate was yelling, 'You're a pro, Lindsay! You should do this for a living!'

"When they left, I went outside, pulled out my camera and asked Lindsay, 'May I please take your picture?' That's when her bodyguard went off. He slammed me against the wall. She jumped in her SUV and got on her cell phone. Kate was already driving away in another car, yelling 'F - - - you!' at me."

Lohan released a statement this week saying she was "appalled" by the Vanity Fair cover story in which she confessed to dabbling in drugs and battling bulimia, saying her words were "misused and misconstrued." VF stands by the story. The glam glossy also recently made Moss a cover girl after pictures of the supermodel snorting cocaine made headlines around the world.

Blade Balker

JUST because Carol Alt is gracing the cover of Skin Deep, a new beauty magazine that celebrates cosmetic surgery, doesn't mean the ageless supermodel has gone under the knife. "I can't," the beauty told PAGE SIX the other night at the mag's launch at Bruno Jamais. "I'm too scared." Controversial pitcher John Rocker was there with Dr. Edwin Pound III, an Atlanta plastic surgeon who made improvements on some of Rocker's girlfriends, which Rocker paid for. "Makes me shallow," he said. "Makes you generous," a reporter replied. Kwame Jackson of the original "Apprentice" was also there chasing Hamptons party girl Samantha Cole.


SUPERMODEL Carolyn Murphy, the face of Estιe Lauder, had her ex-husband arrested on extortion charges after he tried to sell the graphic sex tape they made on their 17-day honeymoon in Barbados.

Jake Schroeder, a surfer dude with a history of drug abuse, was thrown behind bars in California last Thursday and released on Tuesday after his bail was reduced from $500,000 to $33,000, which was paid by Internet Commerce Group, the company trying to market the two-hour video.

Schroeder, father of Murphy's daughter, Dylan, 5, was in San Jose yesterday living in his car with two dogs. "He's essentially homeless. He called this morning and asked if we could find him an apartment," said David Gingras, a lawyer for ICG. "I told him if he's arrested for anything else, even jaywalking, we're not bailing him out."

The slacker was in a courtroom outside Lake Tahoe last week for a hearing on earlier charges he had bounced checks, when Police Detective David Hunt placed him under arrest on the extortion charge.

On Friday, Hunt led a squad of Phoenix, Ariz., cops to the offices of ICG to execute a search warrant. The officers left with the original camcorder videotape of his honeymoon with Murphy, plus a file marked "Jake Schroeder" containing correspondence and a copy of his contract with ICG.

"Our position is that no crime has been committed," Gingras told PAGE SIX. "You cannot commit extortion by offering to sell something you own.

"Rather than risking a battle in civil court, where she might lose and see the tape released, Carolyn has decided to simply fabricate a false extortion claim against Schroeder," Gingras said. He questioned the tactics of Marty Singer, the lawyer for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl. "It's like he pulled out a gun in a boxing match."

Gingras said that once the extortion charge against Schroeder is dismissed, he plans to sue Murphy, Singer, "and anyone else who assisted in commencing the sham criminal charges." Singer did not return calls.

Murphy said, "Of course I don't want the tape to come out. It is private and intimate moments from my honeymoon with a man I thought I could trust. It has turned out I was completely wrong." A friend of hers said, "She made the mistake of marrying this loser, and he's been making her life miserable ever since."


NAOMI Campbell conquered her fear of death by literally looking it straight in the face. The supermodel's adopted "mother," Mary Blackwell, wife of Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, passed away last year and "the funeral home had done this makeup for her, it was awful," Campbell said. "I wiped it off her, redid everything, fixed her hair. I've never spent so much time with a body before," she told the London Observer. "It was a big learning experience because it made me not afraid of death anymore."


PARIS Hilton's penchant for carrying around her pets like disposable fashion accessories has become a fashion in itself. A Wisconsin designer has come out with The Tinkerbell, a black leather handbag in the shape of a dead, upside-down Chihuahua. James Piatt, who runs Sundae Best accessories, dreamed up the bag last year after PAGE SIX reported Paris had dumped Tinkerbell off on her mom when the pampered canine got too big, then bought a smaller Chihuahua named Bambi. The switch prompted a stern rebuke from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals: "It's a pity that Paris' heart doesn't match her pocketbook. Animals shouldn't be disposed of like last season's trendy handbag." Piatt told The Post's Bill Hoffmann, "I thought about what PETA said. Then I noticed how everybody imitated Paris out on the street - dozens of people carrying around little cats and dogs like accessories. It seems like the oddest trend." But Hiatt, who sells the bag for $175 through his Website, insists he's neither an animal activist nor a Hilton- hater. In fact, he says, he'd be proud to see the blond party princess with one of his creations on her arm. "I would love to give her one - that would be the best thing," he gushed. Reps for Hilton, who was seen recently with yet another pet - a furry, rainforest- dwelling kinkajou - did not return a call for comment.


CALVIN Klein, whose zeitgeisty underwear ads featuring Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg caused a sensation in the early '90s, hopes lightning will strike twice with his new campaign. Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova and soccer star Freddie Ljungberg, both of whom have been solo CK undie icons, are joining forces in a steamy new campaign like Kate and Marky Mark's. Look for a Times Square billboard of the comely couple to go up this month.

Red Hot Fling

RED Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis likes 'em young. The rocker, 43, is said to be lounging in St. Barts with model Jessica Stam, 19. Stunning Stam -who has campaigned for H&M and Versace - called it quits with Harrison Ford's 18-year-old son, Malcolm, a while back. Kiedis has romanced legions of lovelies over the years, including supermodel Heidi Klum.


FORMER "Jackass" jester Steve-O is taking credit for Paris Hilton and boyfriend Stavros Niarchos crashing their $170,000 Bentley outside L.A. club Element last year. "It's funny," Steve-O laughed during his appearance on Thursday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "About a half-hour before Paris Hilton had that car crash, I may have given her some mind-altering substances." He claimed that prior to the accident, he met Hilton and Niarchos at a nightclub and provided them with nitrous-filled balloons. "I probably shouldn't say that," he continued. "Whoops!"

No Moss

LAWYERS for cocaine-sniffing supermodel Kate Moss have assured British police that the winsome beauty does intend to return to her homeland to face questioning over her video-recorded drug-binge, according to the London Mirror, the paper that first published the pictures of Kate and ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty sniffing disco dust. British authorities have publicly appealed to Moss to face the music, come home and "tell her side of the story." She may be delaying her return to England, as a conviction would make it difficult for her to re-enter the U.S. and continue her lucrative career here.


JAMIE Foxx chatting up models Bridget Hall and Sabrina Huls poolside at Miami's Delano Hotel...

Police Urge Kate Moss to Answer Questions

One of Britain's most senior police officers has urged supermodel Kate Moss to return home to answer questions over her alleged cocaine use.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur said he wants Moss to tell police her side of the story.

"For everybody's sake, and for her to move on, the sooner she speaks to us the better," Ghaffur said in a statement Thursday.

"We wish for the investigation to take its course, and she would be dealt with very fairly and proportionately, as would be the case with anybody else."

Moss, 31, lost valuable contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the Daily Mirror tabloid in September published pictures of her apparently using cocaine in a west London music studio where her then-boyfriend, rock musician Pete Doherty, was recording with his group Babyshambles.

She later went into a rehab clinic in Arizona and hasn't been home since; she was pictured earlier this week skiing in Aspen, Colo.

There was no immediate comment Thursday on Ghaffur's request from the Storm model agency, which represents Moss.

Ghaffur, who is responsible for specialist crime at the Metropolitan Police, said police have no plans to send officers to the United States. But he said police are in contact with Moss' representatives.

"What I can say, on behalf of the investigation, is that the net on others involved is closing in, and there will be arrests," he said.

As part of the investigation, police have searched the studio where the alleged incident took place and obtained a full digital recording of the alleged drug abuse.

Hilton Faces Slander, Harassment Lawsuits

Paris Hilton is accused of spewing "vicious lies" about an altercation with a romantic rival at a London nightclub, and harassing a business promoter in two lawsuits set for court this month.

The first suit pits the hotel heiress-actress against diamond heiress-actress Zeta Graff, who is seeking at least $10 million in damages for Hilton's comments in a July New York Post story.

The paper reported that Graff — who once dated Hilton's then-fiancee, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis — went "berserk" at the nightclub, tried to strangle Hilton and attempted to steal her diamond necklace.

Graff denies the report and claims Hilton said "I'm going to destroy you" after trying to oust her from the club, according to the suit.

Former Hilton publicist Rob Shuter said in a deposition that Hilton asked him to help plant the story and that he gave the paper comments attributed to himself, Hilton and anonymous sources that were dictated by Hilton.

Hilton spokesman Elliot Mintz declined to comment on the case.

A Jan. 17 hearing is scheduled near Los Angeles to consider Hilton's request for more information about the damages claim.

A hearing also is set for the same day on the second lawsuit in which promoter Brian Quintana, 37, alleged that Hilton harassed and badmouthed him in the news media and threatened his life. He is seeking a restraining order.

"I can assure you that when all of the facts are revealed in this matter, they will show that the victim is, in fact, Paris Hilton," Hilton's spokesman said.

Likes 'Em Young

KATE Moss has a new man for the New Year. The supermodel, still reeling from revelations of her cocaine use and her doomed dalliance with druggie rocker Pete Doherty, was spotted in Aspen making out with singer/songwriter James Burke. Though Moss, 31, claims she and Burke, 20, are "just friends," sources tell British Vogue that Burke has already met Moss' mother and brother. She has Richard Branson's son, Sam, to thank for the introduction.

Paris In Hot Water

THINGS aren't looking good for Paris Hilton in her legal feud with diamond heiress-actress Zeta Graff. Just before she left to frolic with man toy Stavros Niarchos in Maui over the holidays, Hilton gave a deposition in the $10 million slander suit Graff filed against her last year, in which Graff claims everyone's favorite heir-head deliberately maligned her. A source close to the case said Hilton admitted lying when she planted a story in the press that Graff, who had dated former Hilton fiancι Paris Latsis, attacked her in a jealous rage at a London club. According to the source, Hilton admitted in the deposition that Graff never attacked her. Hilton's former publicist, Rob Shuter, said in his deposition that the attack tale came straight from his client. (Shuter had the foresight not only to have Hilton sign a waiver so that she would be liable if he got sued, but he also saved her e-mails and logged her phone calls). Graff said in a statement to PAGE SIX: "Hilton will learn a valuable lesson about what happens when you try to ruin another person's reputation. She made a number of false statements about me, and she repeatedly lied under oath during her recent deposition. I look forward to her explaining all of this to a jury." Hilton crisis manager, Elliot Mintz, would only say, "In view of the fact that it's an ongoing matter, I'm not in a position to make any comment."


KATE Moss and daughter Lila strolling through the lobby of the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen

Just Asking

WHICH young Tinseltown temptresses can't seem to resist the lure of Bolivian marching powder? We are hearing so many reports these days of pretty young things dabbling in disco dust that we've made a list, which includes: a model, supposedly free of her drug woes, back on the powder, doing lines at Teddy's in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; a stick-thin celebrity, going through a rough time, who is turning to blow for comfort; a soon-to-be single sweetheart being turned on to the drug by her new Hollywood pals; and a social climber who is friend/supplier/fellow user to them all.

Czech Supermodel Wants to Film Life Story

Eva Herzigova says she wants to direct a movie about her Cinderella-like life, a Hong Kong magazine reports in its January issue.

The Czech supermodel, who shot to fame in the 1990s with the Miss Wonderbra ad campaign, talked about her directing ambitions in an interview with Prestige Hong Kong.

"I would like to direct a movie, but not a glossy feature film. I am thinking it would be more like a full-length documentary type of movie about my life," the 32-year-old Herzigova was quoted as saying.

"It would definitely be autobiographical. It would be about a girl from the Eastern bloc who makes it in the fashion world. You know, a Cinderella story," she said.

Herzigova appeared in the 2004 film "Modigliani."


PARIS Hilton doesn't let anyone get in the way of being the center of her boyfriend's universe - and she may end up in court because of it. Brian Quintana, a friend of Hilton main squeeze Stavros Niarchos, has served Paris with a lawyer's "cease and desist" letter, claiming that her incessant trash-talking of him around Hollywood is "ruining his reputation and interfering with his business relationships." Quintana's note goes on to snipe, "We would expect Ms. Hilton to understand the danger of making false statements against others." Quintana, a Los Angeles events producer, claims his feud with the high-stepping Hiltie heated up during an after-party for the American Music Awards. "Ms. Nightlife herself ordered security at Club Privilege to remove all of Niarchos' pals from the club," he claimed to PAGE SIX. Hilton's hard-working rep, Elliot Mintz, did not return calls.

Oxygen Gives Dickinson a Reality Check

This past season of "America's Next Top Model" just wasn't the same without her.

Self-proclaimed "first supermodel" Janice Dickinson will return to reality television with a new series on Oxygen. "The Janice Dickinson Project" (a working title) comes from Krasnow Productions ("Average Joe") and FremantleMedia North America ("American Idol") and will follow Dickinson as she transitions into her latest career incarnation, starting her own Hollywood modeling agency.

Oxygen has already order 10 episodes of the series, which would debut in spring of 2006.

"We love Janice because she's the quintessential Oxygen personality," says Debby Beece, Oxygen's president of programming. "She's outrageous, in command and bigger than life. And there's nothing one note about her. She's a real person with dimension to her character. In this series we see a warm side of her with heart. We also see that she's a true expert in her field.

Oxygen really seems excited about recruiting Dickinson, who transitioned from modeling into becoming a photographer herself. Dickinson served as a judge on UPN's "America's Next Top Model" for the successful show's first four seasons, but last season she only made a cameo appearance on a single photo shoot.

It sounds as if the Oxygen series will have at least a hint of "Top Model," as Dickinson auditions some 500 models before narrowing down the first five models to be signed by her agency.

"She's starting a new business with all its challenges, while trying to be a good mom and guide new models through a tough business," the enthusiastic Beece continues. "It's a balancing act for her - and it's fascinating to watch her as she goes through it."

TV's Biggest Stars Reflect on 2005

Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show
"Careers are like cars. When you buy a car, it's bright red! It's the hot new thing! But the minute you drive it off the lot, it depreciates. I'm not interested in being a car. I'm interested in being a house. You buy a house, do repairs, you redecorate, refurbish. And the house continues to appreciate."


CLAUDIA Schiffer had a terrifying experience the other night - her London home was burglarized as she and her two small children were sleeping upstairs. The thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of electrical equipment, including a laptop and a digital camera with irreplaceable family photos. According to a friend of the 35-year-old supermodel, "Claudia is horrified that someone was creeping around while they were asleep."


"THE show ['America's Next Top Model'] is just a TV show. That's why nobody has gone on to do anything big afterwards. The girls are either too short, too fat or too old" - Amber Smith in Steppin' Out magazine.

Newspaper Hands Kate Moss Video to Police

The tabloid that printed images allegedly showing Kate Moss snorting cocaine has turned over the videotape to police, a senior staffer at the newspaper said Thursday.

Moss lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the Daily Mirror published the pictures in September. The 31-year-old supermodel later apologized to "all the people I have let down" and checked into an Arizona rehabilitation clinic.

Police said at the time they would investigate the allegations, taking into account the impact on impressionable young people.

No one at the Daily Mirror was willing to comment on the record, but a senior staffer who refused to be identified said the newspaper had turned over the secretly captured video to police under a judge's orders. It allegedly showed Moss taking drugs with her then-boyfriend Pete Doherty, the troubled singer of British rock band Babyshambles.

Police refused to comment.

Moss has begun a career comeback. She shot an advertising campaign for designer Roberto Cavalli, and she was to appear in a television ad for cell phone-brand Virgin Mobile.

French Vogue devoted its December issue to Moss, with the cover tag line, "Scandalous Beauty."

The Vogue issue was Moss' third major magazine cover since the cocaine scandal broke. She appeared on the November issue of W and the December edition of Vanity Fair, which asked in a headline, "Can she come back?"

Hunter: 'I Don't Want Rod's Money'

New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter refused to take any of ex-husband Rod Stewart's money as they finalised their divorce last month - because she thinks it's wrong to take money which isn't hers. The 36-year-old blonde beauty insists she will live on her own earnings and will only accept money from Stewart towards raising their two children Liam, 11, and Renee 13. Hunter says, "I think it's wrong for women to take half of someone's money when they haven't earned it. "Rod is taking care of the children, as he should do, but I am supporting myself now and am financially independent. "I've just bought the new house with my own earnings. I'm going to have to tighten my purse strings but I don't expect Rod to support me."


DEVON Aoki, in jeans and sneakers, at Chuckies NYC buying Luciano Padovan leopard cork platform shoes, Tory espadrilles and Michael Kors Darby wedge sandals...

PETA Names Paris Hilton Worst-Dressed

Move over Mr. Blackwell, PETA has issued its own "worst-dressed" list — based on fur, not style. Paris Hilton was named the year's worst-dressed celebrity by the animal rights group Thursday.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals cites the hotel heiress/reality TV star for wearing fur coats.

Hilton is followed on the 2005 worst-dressed list by her friend Kimberly Stewart ("she and best bud Paris are so clueless about animals" writes PETA), Lisa Gastineau, Victoria Gotti and Tara Reid.

Martha Stewart headed last year's list, but has recently reversed course. In September, the domestic diva hosted a PETA-produced video on fur and said, "I used to wear real fur, but, like many others, I had a change of heart when I learned what actually happens to the animals."

Alicia Keys and Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham, both previously accused by PETA, have also since said they've given up fur.

We Hear...

THAT supermodel Natalia Vodianova and her wealthy husband, Justin Portman, are in her native Russia for the holidays and telling friends baby No. 2 will be a girl to join their 3-year-old son, Lucas


A ROCK rivalry exploded into violence at Hiro Ballroom the other night when members of the band the Living Things stomped on a member of Brooklyn rock group Vietnam, who heckled their performance. The Vietnam member seemed to be begging for the beat-down when he grabbed the mic from Living Things singer Lillian Berlin and said, "I really liked you guys in the Special Olympics," which prompted Berlin to invite him on stage to sing. But things turned ugly when Berlin and his Living Things mates stomped on the drunken interloper, who was escorted out by security. The on-stage chaos was the highlight of One Model Management's holiday party attended by Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and modelizing '80s rocker Bryan Adams.


BRUCE Willis is a single guy looking for love! Pals of Petra Nemcova said the "Die Hard" star tried to get in touch with her via various means last week — even having people call the office of Nemcova's pal Diane Sawyer to try getting her number. Sawyer's people sent them to Nemcova's agency, Next Models, which declined to give Willis' reps her number, but did take his for Nemcova. The model did not call, but finally surrendered her digits to Willis after he showed up at her Light of Heart benefit gala at Cipriani Downtown last Monday, donated what some say was a whopping $50,000 and presented an award. Spies say Nemcova didn't give up her number so easily because she's dating L.A. dilettante/movie producer Matt Palmieri. A rep for Willis said his donation was for far less than $50,000: "Bruce donates to charity all the time. And people from the movie 'Perfect Stranger' were looking for Petra to see if she wanted a role in the movie — not for Bruce." No worries — we hear Willis' eyes may have already wandered onto Hollywood hottie Krista Allen.


NEWLY sober supermodel Kate Moss will stay in the United States rather than return to Britain, where police have already announced they want to prosecute her for possession of cocaine. The waif was caught on hidden camera in September snorting the drug with her junkie ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty. Moss is likely worried that a drugs conviction would make it difficult or impossible for her to re-enter the U.S. and work here. A source close to Moss told the London Daily Mail, "Although her plan has always been to return to Britain for Christmas, if work commitments mean she needs to stay in the U.S., she will." Moss has been deluged with work in the U.S. since she got out of rehab, and has just finished filming a commercial for Virgin Mobile as part of a $1.2 million deal. The commercial — in which Moss apparently makes fun of her public image — will be screened in the United Kingdom on Christmas Eve.

Caprice charged with drink driving

Model Caprice will appear in court this week charged with drink driving, Scotland Yard said.

The blonde star of Celebrity Big Brother was driving on Tottenham Court Road early on Friday when she was stopped and arrested by officers on routine patrol.

A police spokesman said: "At 4am on December 10 officers on routine patrol stopped a vehicle on Tottenham Court Road. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol."

He said she was subsequently charged under her full name - Caprice Bourret - shortly after 6am.

The 33-year-old was bailed to appear at London's Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on December 16.

If found guilty, she faces being fined and banned from driving.


THE trouble with reality TV is that a whole season's worth of shows is often shot before the first episode airs and sometimes it's hard for the winner to contain his/her glee, despite vowing to keep the outcome a secret. We won't spoil the fun, but one contestant from the second season of "Project Runway" seemed to be having a whole lot more fun than anyone else at Elle magazine's party in honor of the Bravo! show the other night. Elle threw the bash at Aer Lounge in Chelsea to premiere the first episode and to kick off Project Runway magazine. All the episodes were shot in a month, so the winner is known to insiders. Hosted by Nina Garcia, Elle's perky fashion director and one of the show's judges, and the magazine's editor, Anne Slowey, the affair drew pretty folks like supermodels Iman and Carol Alt (as well as host Heidi Klum, via video in a dress by last season's runner-up, Wendy Pepper) and Harvey Weinstein, whose new company produced the show. The winner? Elle naturally won't say. But PAGE SIX bets it knows who'll be smiling 11 episodes from now.

Kate Moss back in Vogue, lands Virgin deal

British supermodel Kate Moss underlined her durability in the notoriously fickle world of fashion on Friday with a commercial for phone operator Virgin, just three months after a cocaine scandal threatened her career.

The 31-year-old was dropped by several fashion houses after pictures allegedly showing her snorting cocaine appeared in a tabloid in September, but since leaving a drug rehabilitation clinic the following month she has launched a comeback.

"Kate Moss is an icon," said James Kydd, brand director of Virgin Mobile.

"We are thrilled that she has agreed to appear in our latest commercial," he said in a statement, which added that the advertisement will feature Moss poking fun at her own public image.

The advertisement, which first appears on British television on Christmas Eve, includes a rare speaking role for Moss, who has adorned countless fashion magazine covers in her 17-year career as a model.

Moss, who has a 3-year-old daughter, has also just appeared on the cover of French Vogue, one of fashion's most prestigious publications, with the title "Scandalous Beauty."

She was made guest editor-in-chief for the latest issue, a decision that was made in the summer but which the magazine honored despite the scandal. It is issuing four different covers of the December publication, all of them featuring Moss.

Moss, whose gaunt features ushered in the "heroin chic" fashion style of the 1990s, did not admit to the cocaine allegations made against her, but did issue a short statement after the scandal broke apologizing to people she let down.

The allegations prompted British luxury fashion house Burberry and Swedish-based fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz to sever ties with one of the most famous faces in fashion, raising doubts over whether she could continue a successful modeling career.

France's Chanel also said they would not renew their contract with her when they expired.


Crawford at new southwestern restaurant Stephen Pyle, dining with "four short men half her size" — and the star chef who named his eatery after himself

Kate Moss Emerges From Scandal Intact

Three months ago, a cocaine scandal threatened to end Kate Moss' career. Now, her scandalous image is helping to fuel a remarkable comeback.

In September, a storm erupted around the 31-year-old supermodel after she was pictured in a tabloid newspaper snorting cocaine. Burberry and other top fashion brands dropped her and there was much speculation that her red-hot career might have been irretrievably cooled.

Forget about that.

Recently, Moss has picked up a string of new contracts and held onto her old ones — including, perhaps fittingly, Yves Saint Laurent's Opium perfume.

The ultimate accolade comes Thursday when French Vogue — perhaps the fashion industry's most influential publication — hits the stands with a December issue devoted to Moss. The tag line on the cover: "Scandalous Beauty."

The fashion world was accused of hypocrisy when it turned its back on Moss after the bad girl image it had carefully nurtured was so publicly shown to be true. However, one season later, the arbiters of taste appear to be betting that the reality is eminently bankable.

"If you use Kate Moss as a symbol of freedom, of transgression, you have to be honest. You can't use her image to convey those kinds of messages and then be surprised that she breaks the rules in her private life," Francois-Henri Pinault, whose retail empire PPR includes Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, told Vogue.

Jeremy Baker, a fashion-industry expert at London Metropolitan University, said the public may be even more ready now to embrace Moss because of the drug scandal.

"You get more involved in someone who has survived a scandal," he said.

The Vogue issue is Moss' third major magazine cover since the cocaine scandal broke. She appeared on the November issue of W and the December edition of Vanity Fair, which asked in a headline, "Can she come back?"

The question, it appears, has clearly been answered.

After the publication of the pictures of Moss allegedly snorting cocaine with boyfriend Pete Doherty, the troubled singer of British rock band Babyshambles, and the loss of the contracts that followed, Moss responded with public repentance. She apologized to "all the people I have let down," adding that "there are various personal issues that I need to address," and underwent a stint at the Meadows rehabilitation center in Arizona.

"To overcome a crisis like this, you have to suffer," said Baker, a senior lecturer in communications at the London university. "It would really have helped if she could have gone to prison for a short time.

"But she's suffered loss and humiliation. The recovery is when we all come on board and say, 'Go, girl!'"

Since leaving rehab, Moss has shot an advertising campaign for Italian designer Roberto Cavalli. She is also the face of perfume Coco Mademoiselle and Rimmel cosmetics.

She appears on the cover of the 2006 Pirelli calendar and has reportedly signed new deals with cell-phone brand Virgin Mobile and French luxury label Longchamp.

Burberry, which canceled a campaign featuring Moss after the scandal, recently said talk of her being dumped was "nonsense."

The French Vogue cover features four striking black-and-white images inspired by Jean Cocteau's atmospheric 1946 film "Beauty and the Beast." The content, partly crafted by Moss, includes a series of portraits by Mario Testino and an article tracing the model's career.

The magazine had asked Moss to be guest editor of its December issue before the summer and did not waver when she entered rehab.

"We like Kate because there's an idea of danger about her," French Vogue's artistic director Fabien Baron was quoted as saying by The Daily, a Web site that covers the fashion industry. "We weren't going to throw the rocks at her because she got into some trouble."

Scandal has long been part of the Moss image. Discovered by Sarah Doukas, founder of the Storm model agency, at New York's John F. Kennedy airport when she was 14, Moss rose to fame in the 1990s, when her gaunt look prompted criticism that the fashion industry was glorifying "heroin chic."

Dogged by stories of wild partying and drug use, she nonetheless became one of the industry's most bankable stars.

Some observers thought that ride had crashed, but it is now obvious that Moss' bad-girl image is the backbone of her appeal.


DONALD Trump may have landed in hot water with his five-months pregnant wife, Melania, during his appearance on Sirius Satellite Radio-bound Howard Stern's K-Rock show yesterday. "You know, they just blow up, right?" Trump said of his burgeoning bride. "Like a blimp — in the right places. In her case, the right places. I mean she really has become a monster — in all the right places." After some ribbing from Stern and co-host Robin Quivers over the word "monster," the blustery billionaire corrected himself: "I mean monster in the most positive way. She has gotten very, very large — in all the right places." OK, we get it — she's stacked! Trump also opined that supermodel Heidi Klum, who recently gave birth, doesn't look quite as alluring as she used to. "I looked at her the other day, and it's off," Trump declared. "There's no question." Then Stern played an old clip in which Trump dissed Nicolette Sheridan's figure ("very flat-chested"), Carmen Electra's implants ("they look like two light bulbs") and broke down Halle Berry thusly: "From the midsection to the shoulders, she's a 10. The face is a solid 8. And the legs are maybe a little bit less than that."


HERE'S your chance to crack the toughest door in the city. At tomorrow's silent auction for children's arts group Proyectarte at the Argentine consulate, guests can bid on a night at the infamous Sunday "supermodel karaoke" party in the private Cipriani Upstairs club, where A-listers like Mischa Barton, Leo DiCaprio and Carmen Kass regularly rock out. Other goodies up for grabs include dresses from white hot fashion house Proenza Schouler, handbags by trendy designer Tory Burch and weeklong vacations to Buenos Aires.

Orphaned Kids Appear on Tyra Banks Show

Supermodel-turned-talk show host Tyra Banks announced Wednesday that corporate donors will provide a computer, clothing allowances and college tuition for seven children who were orphaned when 11 people were mowed down by a man police said was driving a stolen tow truck.

The children, including 18-year-old Karla Becerra, appeared on "The Tyra Banks Show" to discuss how the family is holding up.

"I'm like the mother now of all these kids and so I have to hold it together," she told Banks.

"I'm proud of you," Banks replied.

Becerra is the oldest of the children whose mother, Rosa Carrera, 34, was killed in October when the truck driven by Raymond Bermudez went out of control in suburban Vernon. Two other people, including Carrera's husband, Daniel Dorantes, were killed and eight were injured. Dorantes, 35, was the father of Carrera's youngest child.

Bermudez, 29, has been charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and auto theft. Authorities said he stole the truck hours after being released from Salinas Valley State Prison.

The show said it pulled together donations of a computer from Home Depot for schoolwork; new Pony shoes every month for a year for each child, a year's worth of groceries from the Ralph's supermarket chain and a $1,000 annual clothing allowance from Aeropostale for each child until they turn 21.

The children also will have a college tuition trust fund established for them at Union Bank of California.

The other Becerra children are Juan Carlos, 17; Rocio, 15; Reyna, 13; Mariela, 11; Victor, 9; and Daniel, 6.

Juan Carlos is staying with his uncle in Los Angeles and the rest were to live with another uncle in Bakersfield, where the family had been planning to move before the accident.

Wednesday's syndicated episode is scheduled to be rerun in some markets on Dec. 21.


PARIS Hilton called Monday to warn us: "I have so many enemies. There are a lot of jealous people." She particularly took issue with our story about ex-fiancι Paris Latsis chatting with current beau Stavros Niarchos at Teddy's lounge in L.A. last week. "We had one [tequila] shot. They never had any conversation at all," Paris said. "They've never dated the same girls . . . Paris is happy for me, and I'm happier than I've ever been." As for the 24-carat cubic zirconium she wears? The real diamond engagement ring is in the vault for safekeeping, Paris explained: "I offered to give it back to Paris [Latsis], but he said, 'No, I want you to keep it.' " Last week, Hilton hit Henri Bendel with four bodyguards and an MTV camera crew in tow, and worked her way from floor to floor, tossing her spoils back for her entourage to carry. All told, she bought dresses from Matthew Williamson, Collette Dinnigan, Diane von Furstenberg, Heatherette and Pollini; 10 cashmere hat, scarf and glove sets; a Michael Kors bikini; four Felix Ray handbags; several boxes of Dylan's Candy Bar truffles and three Femmegems necklaces — charging it all on her "plastic," as she called it. "It was like something out of a movie," said a bystander.

Heidi Klum Braves a Bigger Runway

Tonight at 10 pm/ET, Bravo invites viewers to take a second stroll down the runway — the reality contest Project Runway, that is, executive-produced and again hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum. The stakes this time around: Not only will the winner be handed a cool $100,000 to help launch his or her own line, but he or she will also win the keys to a 2007 Saturn SkyRoadster, a mentorship from the Banana Republic Design Team, and the winning designs will be featured in Elle, as photographed by the magazine's world-renowned Gilles Bensimon.

How will Runway 2 be different from the original? Among the surprises that Victoria's Secret's go-to girl has in store are an even larger field of fashionista wannabes (16 versus 12), the return of a familiar face (Welcome back, Daniel Franco!) and appearances by even more A-listers from the rag trade. "The second time around, it's much easier to get people to participate," shares Klum. "Especially in the fashion industry, where people can be snobby and worry that they won't be 'cool' anymore, it's quite dangerous to go into reality. But since we have already put on a successful show, we had a lot of people knocking down our door wanting to participate" — including Michael Kors, who will return as a judge with Elle fashion director Nina Garcia, and Parsons School of Design biggie Tim Gunn.

Talking about the players, Klum sums them up as "a crazy bunch," adding "you won't have the 'Wendy Pepper' this time, you'll have different, hysterical people. Some are more flamboyant and some are quieter. They are their own characters." Not that Runway, like, say, Donald Trump's The Apprentice, will let a blatant fame-seeker coast for too long on zero merits. "Our show is not about the personalities of the contestants, it is about their skills and how good a designer they are and will be," she points out. "We didn't cast them as actors; they're real and talented people." That differentiation, she says, "is why we got nominated for an Emmy. The show is about talent and not about people 'doing a show.'"

Of course, having Franco, the first to get cut by Klum during Season 1, back onboard adds a little sizzle to Runway's steak. Explaining the encore, the German beauty says, "Everyone deserves a second chance. We always thought he was a great designer, but things [are judged] challenge by challenge. He was very courageous wanting to try it again."

"Courage" is the watchword on Runway, as Klum, Kors et al either keep designers' dreams alive or rip them open like a seam. "Most of the time, in each challenge you can simply see who did better," says Klum. "I throw the ball at them, then watch to see how the ball comes back to me. Are they [doing something] interesting, or do they give me a 'play it safe' thing?"

"Some people just have it," she declares, "and some don't."

Trimspa Sued Over Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith went too far, a production company has charged, and it wants Trimspa to pay for it.

The producer of the Live 8 concerts has filed a lawsuit against Trimspa Inc., claiming that the company's reputation was damaged by the buxom Trimspa spokeswoman's attire and conduct during a televised concert last summer.

Live 8 Productions LLC is seeking more than $500,000 in compensatory damages, claiming Trimspa failed to pay for a handful of 30-second promotional spots that aired during the July 2 broadcast on ABC. The lawsuit also seeks unspecified punitive damages, as well as additional unspecified damages for Smith's behavior.

The accusations involving Smith, who is not named as a defendant, are contained in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court. The lawsuit states that Smith was instructed to dress "in an appropriate fashion for a charitable event."

But when Smith appeared in Philadelphia, one of 10 cities participating in the concerts, she was "intoxicated and scantily clad in revealing attire completely inappropriate for a broadcast that would be seen by millions of people in the United States and then rebroadcast throughout the world," the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit cited Smith as having "unbecoming and erratic behavior," claiming it damaged the concerts' reputation and goodwill in the entertainment industry and called for additional damages.

Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, called the accusations "pure fiction and totally irresponsible."

"People are trying to use Anna Nicole as a scapegoat in a contract dispute that she's not a party to and wasn't even aware of, and they should be ashamed of themselves," Stern said in e-mailed statement to The Associated Press.

Smith was not drunk and brought a back-up outfit with her, but was told she "looked beautiful and not to change a thing," Stern said.

Besides Trimspa, its parent company, Goen Technologies Corp., is also named in the lawsuit.

Based in Whippany, N.J., Trimspa said in a statement on its Web site that it has had no contact, negotiations or contract with Live 8 Productions and plans to defend itself in the lawsuit.

Trimspa said it did have a contract with Winnaman & Associates, a California-based marketing company that sold it the commercial time and interviews during Live 8, according to the company statement.

Trimspa blamed Winnaman & Associates for not fulfilling the terms of the contract and asserted that the lawsuit's remarks about Smith were "pure propaganda and borders on slanderous."

A message left for Winnaman & Associates was not immediately returned.

No Rear View

NO butts about it — supermodel Gisele Bundchen has a clause in her contracts that she doesn't have to bare her bottom. "I make a point about that because I don't want my booty [to show]," she tells British Vogue. "I can't wear like a nun outfit, or something like that, but I make sure that they understand that my booty has to be covered. It's my booty and I feel like when you're walking on the runway, God knows where they're looking. It's not that I feel self-conscious, it's that I feel like my booty should be shown on special occasions, for special people."

Mom Heidi Klum is in fine form

For an angel, Heidi Klum sure is flashing a devilish grin.

She's backstage shooting promos for the 10th Victoria's Secret fashion show, due to tape in a few hours here at the New York State Armory.

"What's sexy?" she purrs into the camera.

Of course, with the 32-year-old German supermodel doing the asking, it's a rhetorical question.

The show, airing Tuesday (CBS, 10 p.m. ET/PT), marks Klum's seventh strut down the lingerie-laden runway. "The last time I did the show, I was four months pregnant with my first child," daughter Leni, 1½, Klum says. "Now I'm two babies later" - and, only two months after delivery of No. 2, Henry. (Dad is Klum's husband, Seal, who performs Crazy in the show.)

Klum is one of those genetic wonders who doesn't shy away from starch. For her first five weeks after she gave birth, she lost about a pound a day naturally. (She is breastfeeding.)

It was only during crunch time - the three weeks leading up to the show's taping - that crunches became necessary.

Klum credits her trainer of four years, David Kirsch, with helping return her frame to its bikini-friendly form. Her only visible vestige of pregnancy is a faint vertical line running down her stomach.

Downstairs in the makeup room, among a gaggle of leggy models (the show stars 28 in all, including Tyra Banks in her last Victoria's Secret appearance), Kirsch is "delirious," and it's not because the room is cramped and hot. "There she is! There's my girl!" he exclaims, beaming.

Klum is wearing a credential that reads, "Talent." That she is, especially considering she has managed to parlay modeling into something much more. She hosts and executive-produces Bravo's Emmy-nominated Project Runway. (Season 2 premieres Wednesday.) And she's fronting and producing the new Germany's Next Top Model, a European version of Banks' show.

Back upstairs, the now-angelic Klum prepares for a trial strut down the runway in 4-inch stilettos. It's all the more treacherous with the snowlike sequins dusting the catwalk, and the fact that her wings are strapped on like a "really, really heavy backpack," she says.

No matter. Somehow, amid all these obstacles, Klum is able to flutter down the runway like a parade float.

Now that, many would say, is sexy.

Single & Sober

TOP model Jessica Stam has called it quits with Harrison Ford's 18-year-old son, Malcolm. Stam, 19, who has graced campaigns for Versace and Prada, recently bowed out of her six-month relationship with the "Indiana Jones" spawn, we're told. It looks like Stam may be benefiting from her single status - the formerly hard-partying mannequin was seen turning away drinks sent to her at Cipriani's weekly "Model Karaoke" night last Sunday, also attended by Brazilian bombshell Adriana Lima and oil heir Brandon Davis. Malcolm reportedly checked into rehab for an addiction to marijuana a few years back.


FORGET Tinkerbell the chihuahua and Baby Luv the kinkajou - Paris Hilton wants a tiger for Christmas. Make that a mini-tiger. "They're, like, 100 pounds," Hilton told PAGE SIX and "The Insider." She shouldn't expect to get much of a gift from boyfriend Stavros Niarchos. Our spies say Niarchos was hanging with her ex, Paris Latsis, Wednesday night at Teddy's in L.A. "They were chugging Patron [tequila] shots into the wee hours," we're told. "[Latsis] was overheard warning Niarchos of Hilton's evil ways ... They [the Greek billionaires] genuinely like each other and are mature enough not to let a female come between them. This is not their first lady in common, and, regardless of what happens with Hilton, they will have to deal with each other for years to come, as their grandfathers did before them."

Tyra Banks Takes Final Spin on the Runway

The runway is now behind Tyra Banks.

Her final cruise down the catwalk was the Victoria's Secret show, which is being broadcast Tuesday on CBS at 10 p.m. EST. She "retired" wearing a red lace bra and underwear with a belt made of military-style medallions, kicking up her high heels with Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell at her side.

With two TV shows — her daily talk show and "America's Next Top Model" — Banks hadn't been doing much modeling anyway, and she wanted to go out on top.

She still looks good, mind you, as she prepares to turn 32 on Sunday. You could even say she looks great. She spoke to The Associated Press just before the Victoria's Secret show, wearing a red satin robe, sneakers and her signature long lashes.

AP: Are you really retiring from the runway, not just taking a break?

Banks: I'm not just retiring from the runway, I'm retiring from all modeling. God, I love saying that! When I was 18, my mom said I have to have a plan. I decided I'd leave on top. I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.

AP: Did you get to choose what you'd wear in this Victoria's Secret show — a black satin corset, an embellished push-up bra with a beaded organza cape adorned with feathers and that red lace number with a crystal-covered baton?

Banks: They have me sketches and I chose my three favorites. I've never had that clout before. Retiring is good.

AP: Are you confident that your new career as a TV host will be successful?

Banks: "America's Next Top Model" is shooting its sixth season. I created a template and I don't have to baby-sit it anymore. The talk show, I have to be devoted to that. I'm proud of it, but it's not exactly what I want it to be — yet.

AP: Now that you'll have a bit more free time, what will you do?

Banks: I love going to the movies. I keep a list in my purse of what I want to see. (She pulls out a list of more than 25 titles ranging from "Good Night, and Good Luck" to "The Constant Gardener.") I try to see movies whenever I can. I saw "Flightplan" and "Capote" from this list.

AP: Any other hobbies?

Banks: I love TV, too. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Commander in Chief." I so want (Geena Davis) on my show. She was a model and now she's president of the United States!

AP: Do you think your experience as a top black model was different from a top white model?

Banks: I wanted to be the girl next door like Cindy Crawford, but I am a black model and that meant I broke down a lot of doors. When I look at young black models today, I hope they can just walk through the doors like everyone else.

AP: Models often lead a jet-set life. Will you be more of a homebody now?

Banks: I live in an apartment. I gave my mom my house in L.A. It's a beautiful Spanish house. I lived there a year, but it felt empty. I wasn't scared but I like nooks and small spaces. It helps me focus.

AP: Models aren't always known for their model behavior. How do you deal with being a celebrity?

Banks: Well, I don't think of myself as a diva. I'm too dorky! Look at my shoes. (Points to the aforementioned sneakers.) I always look like this. I don't always want to be "working." I don't want to have to put on that "thing" — I call it "the thing" when I have to do my hair, put on the lashes, get dressed up. When I go out for potato chips, I just want to go out looking like myself, which means you will see bad pictures of me. There probably are some out there right now, but it's just part of the life.


IF Janice Dickinson is in the area, she'll make sure you know it. Guests at Andre Balazs' Raleigh in South Beach were treated to an impromptu performance by the original supermodel last weekend before she hosted the 21st annual AIDS fund-raiser known as White Party week. Dickinson and pal Chris Ciccone (Madonna's bro) soaked up sun poolside and treated hotel guests, including Radar executive editor Drew Lee, to rounds of drinks and announced "America's Next Top Model" producers "wanted me to be like Simon Cowell, but I told them I didn't want to get paid to be mean, so I basically talked myself out of a contract." Dickinson also plugged her book, "Dating, Mating, Extricating," due out next month ("It's a dating guide to everything you shouldn't do"), and her Oxygen pilot, "The Janice Dickinson Agency," to debut this spring. Lee was so amused he sent her over a bottle of Cristal.

We Hear...

THAT Tony Bennett will perform when Andrew Cuomo celebrates his 48th birthday and launches his bid for state attorney general Tuesday at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion with Christie Brinkley, Stanley Tucci, Marcia Gay Harden, Madeleine Albright and Christopher Heinz.

Kate Sightings

ON South African Airways to Johannesburg, Kate Moss was nice, sweet, polite. Kiss Me Kate was cuddling and cooing and cootchycooing her baby. Or at least a baby. Her only prob? She needed a cigarette. Like, badly. The plane stopped in Dakar. Requesting permission to get off and light up, she only wanted "one minute." They told her no.

Paris To Lei Low

IT'S going to be a Hawaiian Christmas for Paris Hilton and the clan, including sister Nicky, mom Kathy and dad Rick. During an interview with PAGE SIX and "The Insider," Hilton, promoting her new $100,000 Tourneau watch, said, "We all stay at a hotel in Maui for Christmas, and then I'm hosting a party at Tao for New Year's with Nicky. Then I'll go skiing." She was mum on whether beau Stavros Niarchos would be joining her, but we hear the heiress is daily fodder for the TV networks in Greece, Stavros' homeland. "They can't get enough of her," said an insider.

Jack White and Karen Elson to Have Baby

Jack White of the White Stripes is going to be a dad.

White's wife, model Karen Elson, is pregnant with the couple's first child, Elson's publicist confirmed to MTV News. The baby is reportedly due next spring.An e-mail from The Associated Press to White's representative wasn't immediately returned Wednesday.

White and Elson were wed in June in a ceremony conducted in a canoe on the Amazon River in Brazil. Though White and bandmate Meg White have claimed to be siblings, court records have suggested they were married for four years before divorcing in 2000.

White, 30, won a Grammy Award this year for best country collaboration with Loretta Lynn. He produced Lynn's 2004 album, "Van Lear Rose," which also won for best country album.


IF local nightlife seemed tame over the long weekend, it's because some of the prime players escaped to St. Barts. Kate Moss and Stella McCartney were spotted, as well as Billy Zane and his well-upholstered fiancιe Kelly Brook, while Naomi Watts was down the beach shooting a jewelry campaign. At the hacienda of playboy Jeffrey Steiner, the Thanksgiving turkey was well-tended by celebrated chefs Eric Ripert and Wolfgang Puck, as well as Serafina co-owner Vittoria Assaf and his gorgeous wife, Carlotta. Also digging into the candied yams were Ivana's off-again boyfriend, Rossano Rubicondi, and P.M. lounge's Unik, who rushed back for last night's in-living-color birthday bash for funnyman Tommy Davidson.

Thanks To Yale

MODEL-turned-actress Joy Bryant, who plays 50 Cent's love interest in "Get Rich or Die Tryin,' " says her Yale education kept her from the creepy clutches of many a modelizer when she was a young catwalker. "It saved me when I went over to Paris and there were all these playboys lurking about. I was smart enough, old enough, with enough experience, to avoid them," Bryant tells Complex magazine. "Thanks to Yale, I didn't wake up butt naked in a chateau wearing handcuffs, thinking, 'Why am I here — with a headache?!' Who would have thought an Ivy League education would have come in handy that way?"


RACHEL Hunter and her lawyer Mike Heller celebrating the finalization of her divorce from Rod Stewart at Churrascaria Plataforma . . . Joan Collins getting her hair and nails done at Josephine Day Spa, the groomer of choice for Heidi Klum and Julia Roberts ... Playboy playmate and Maxim covergirl Victoria Silvstedt eating pasta and drinking fruit martinis at Tre Dici.

Turkey Delight

Gisele Bundchen and her new man, surfer Kelly Slater, are going strong. Slater, who used to date Pamela Anderson, was overheard bragging to pals at the G Love & Special Sauce concert at Hammerstein Ballroom Wednesday night that he was going to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with the uber-model, reports. Bundchen has rebounded nicely from her split with Leonardo DiCaprio, who spies say has looked "miserable" since they broke up.

Holiday Apart

THANKSGIVING is a time when the world can tell who'll be together in the coming year. Couples ominously apart for Turkey Day included Paris Hilton and Stavros Niarchos. And Osama bin Laden's niece, Wafah Dufour, spent the day apart from her beau, J Records A&R man Larry Jackson. The two have been quietly seeing each other for a few months, but Dufour spent the holiday with her p.r. man, Richard Valvo, in Brooklyn instead of with Jackson. But Dufour may have known her beau was commitment-shy — we hear she's hedging her bets with David Blaine.

Kate Moss is subject of four paintings by Stella Vine at London exhibit

Kate Moss is the subject of four paintings by Stella Vine now on show at a London exhibit, including one based on a tabloid photo that allegedly shows her preparing a line of cocaine.

A portrait titled Must Be the Season of the Witch is based on a photo of the 31-year-old supermodel that was published in a London tabloid in September. Vine said Friday she usually bases her work on press photos.

Moss entered the Meadows rehab clinic outside Phoenix, Ariz., after the photo was published. She left the clinic in late October and has resumed her modelling career.

Two of Vine's other paintings of Moss are also portraits. One shows a wide-eyed Moss holding a champagne glass. Another, titled Holy Water Cannot Help You Now, shows her holding a cigarette in her hand as paint drips from her face.

The fourth shows Moss waving from a window in the Priory clinic where she was treated for alcohol and drug problems in 1998. It also features her boyfriend Pete Doherty, ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp and other celebrities.

Vine said she became interested in painting Moss because of the spirit she saw in her eyes.

"She's like Mona Lisa; she may not be the most beautiful woman in the world, but something comes through her eyes. ... There's a bravery in Kate's eyes," the 36-year-old British artist said.

Vine gained attention last year with her painting of Diana, Princess of Wales, with blood dripping from her mouth. It was sold to Charles Saatchi, one of Britain's most influential collectors of modern art.

The paintings of Moss are on display until Jan. 1 at Hiscox Art Projects, an exhibition space located in the office of a fine art insurer in East London.

Checked In

JUNKIE rocker Pete Doherty has followed ex-gal pal Kate Moss into rehab after the supermodel begged him to seek treatment for his drug addiction. The British bad boy is said to have checked into the Meadows clinic in Arizona, where Moss was released after a 30-day stint last month, reports London's Daily Mirror. Last month, Doherty, 26, admitted Moss wanted him in rehab. "Maybe she just wants me to go through it because she's been through it," Doherty says. "It's the only time I'll have [bleeping] voluntarily gone into rehab." Meanwhile, Moss continues her catwalk comeback. She's reportedly in talks to star in an ad campaign for Virgin Mobile.

Bubbly Babe

SOME girls have all the luck: Just ask "America's Next Top Model" winner Eva Pigford, who'll celebrate her 21st birthday at Lotus Tuesday night. The reality-show stunner will be treated to a jeroboam (that's way bigger than a magnum, for those of you who don't know) of Piper Heidsieck Cuvιe Brut Champagne. We're told Pigford will also be gifted with a life-size portrait of herself channeling legendary chanteuse Josephine Baker by art world darling Alvaro, whose over-the-top portraiture has been commissioned by Mariah Carey, Iman and Denise Rich. Among those expected at the bash are Kanye West, Tyra Banks and Missy Elliott.

It's a Very Brady Engagement

One-time Brady Christopher Knight and inaugural "America's Next Top Model" winner Adrianne Curry, whose relationship was born on television, are now planning their wedding.

And -- duh -- TV cameras will be there to capture it.

VH1 has greenlit a second season of "My Fair Brady," which chronicles the odd coupling of the 48-year-old Knight and the 23-year-old Curry. The two met on the fourth season of the cable channel's "The Surreal Life" and continued their relationship during the first edition of "Brady," which aired last summer.

Of the pending wedding -- it will be his third, her first -- Knight has this to say: "Who knew? The last year was filled with drama of me trying to change Adrianne, just to find out that maybe it was I that needed the changing.

"In the end, it was our deep love for each other that prevailed, with our individual quirks and flaws in tow. We look forward to planning the rest of our lives together and continuing to embrace our differences on our way to the altar."

VH1 hasn't set a date for the show's second season, although it's likely to premiere in the spring. Season one of "My Fair Brady" did well for the channel, with the finale topping out at 1.8 million viewers.


ANOTHER day, another country for Kate Moss. The beleaguered supermodel has hit the ground running nonstop since she left rehab earlier this month. Last week, she was first in New York and then seen partying in Barcelona. And yesterday, she was spotted in St. Barts shooting a commercial for David Yurman jewelry. "She is here with her agent, nanny and daughter Lila Grace," said our spy. But it wasn't all work. When she wasn't shooting, Moss was lying topless on the beach. There were no sightings of Moss' drug-addled ex, Pete Doherty, thank goodness.


EVER gorgeous Carol Alt is loyal to the sport of hockey. The ex-wife of retired Ranger great Ron Greschner, and current paramour of Islander Alexei Yaskin, amused some of the 500 guests at Capitale the other night the way she kept shooting down nonskating actor Stephen Dorff. They were also entertained by massage girls from Scores, dancing girls in cages, and live music by the band Ever clear.

Robbie And Naomi Had Secret Romance

Robbie Williams secretly enjoyed a raunchy year-long affair with Naomi Campbell in 2001 - even though the model was in a serious relationship with racing mogul Flavio Briatore. Campbell's former personal assistant Rebecca White claims she accidentally caught the pair in the throes of passion in the catwalk queen's London flat. But far from being embarrassed, they simply ordered her to arrange snacks to keep their energy levels up. White tells the News Of The World, "The first time I actually met him was that day in February 2001 when I walked into Naomi's bedroom and found them cuddled up in her bed."It was the apartment Naomi shared with Flavio, with whom she was supposed to be having a serious relationship. "Naomi didn't try to hide that she was cheating on Flavio. I lived in the apartment below and every few hours they would summon me up to bring them food and drink."


GASP - could Paris Hilton have actual talent? According to Blender magazine, the heir-head is a classically trained violinist - but she won't be breaking out the fiddle on her upcoming album, a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss and Fat Joe that she describes as "princess hip-hop." Paris spouts to Blender, "I'm not going to be onstage playing the violin. That would be gay." And true to hip-hop form, there's a battle track called "Jealousy" where Paris airs her Beverly Hills beef with former pal Nicole Richie. "I don't even know what is happening with us," Hilton says. "I hope she doesn't get mad when she hears it."


PARIS Hilton's new pet monkey, Baby Luv, went bananas when she took the peeved primate on a lingerie shopping spree in Las Vegas last weekend. We're told that Baby Luv bit Hilton and clawed her face when she walked into the Agent Provocateur shop at Caesars on Saturday with the beast on her shoulder. Paris managed to pull Baby Luv off her and hooked his leash to a cabinet while she rang up $4,000 worth of bras and panties and a bullwhip, says our eyewitness. Later that night, when the lingerie line hosted Kelly Osbourne's 21st birthday bash at the Hard Rock, Baby Luv escaped from Hilton's clutches — delaying the start of the Agent Provocateur show until staffers found him after a 20-minute search. Meanwhile, Hilton's boyfriend, Stavros Niarchos III, was up to monkey business of his own. In one of the Hard Rock rooms paid for by Niarchos, his bonehead buddies started a fire Sunday morning. The blaze set off the sprinkler system which flooded a dozen rooms, a hotel source says. We're told Niarchos agreed to put $25,000 in damages on his credit card, but he'll likely have to pony up a lot more cash. "The damage may be closer to $100,000," says our source.


BRITISH model Jacquetta Wheeler has a special place in her heart for Tangier, the Moroccan port where her family has a house. Tonight, at Esquire Downtown at Astor Place, she hosts a benefit for the Darna Center for Girls in Tangier featuring a silent auction of VIP tickets to the Rolling Stones and Sting; a dress by Oscar de la Renta with a private fitting; and an original print by Mario Testino. Early in the evening, 14 teams from various fashion houses and media companies will compete for a trip to Morocco in a Trivial Pursuit-style game.


JESSICA Seneca, estranged wife of Quo nightclub owner Carlo Seneca, is bitter over his relationship with model Janice Dickinson. "I had a baby girl on Sept. 20, and I am furious and really hurt," she tells PAGE SIX's Tom Sykes. "I found his cellphone bill, and he had been calling [Dickinson] every day since July. He called her on my birthday, even on the day the baby was born. When I confronted him about it three weeks ago, he said he was seeing her because he wanted a celebrity name attached to his club and to his new restaurant, and I threw him out." Carlo, whose restaurant, Pre-Post, on 27th Street (in which Dickinson is a partner), opens next month, fires back: "We grew apart because when Jessica went to dental school, all she wanted to do all day was study. I was being ignored, so I opened the club. I have more than met my responsibilities. I have put $50,000 in a bank account in the baby's name, and I am still paying the $5,000-a-month rent on the apartment and all the bills." At least both sides agree on something — the split is terminal.

Model Frenzy

MANDY Moore came out in the rain to host the opening of the Lucky Shops event at Gotham Hall - which has designs from Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Alder and Siegerson Morrison at up to 90 percent off. Among the frenzied bargain-hunters were Lucky editor-in-chief Kim France, Christina Applegate, Joan Collins, Theodora Richards, Maggie Rizer and Ines Rivero. As at the debut of the Stella McCartney line at H&M, not everyone was on their best behavior, and several fights broke out over must-have items.

Johnny Depp Defends Kate Moss

Johnny Depp says he was appalled by the vilifying of his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss after pictures of her allegedly snorting cocaine were published in Britain.

"The first thing that went through my mind was I was concerned for her, hoping that she was OK and that she and her baby were OK," said Depp, 42, who dated the supermodel for four years until 1998.

"No. 2 was just being appalled and shocked at the kind of vicious attacks," Depp said in an interview Friday with a British morning TV show.

"She's super sharp, really smart and (has) got a great heart. She's a good mum, and she just happens to be human, and the press wouldn't allow that, and that's unforgivable."

Moss, 31, recently left a U.S. rehab clinic and was reunited with her 3-year-old daughter, Lila Grace.

Moss lost several modeling contracts after the photographs were published, but her career appears to be back on track: she appears on the cover of this month's "Vanity Fair" magazine and recently shot a new campaign for designer Roberto Cavalli.

Club Lover

JANICE Dickinson — the original supermodel whose conquests include Sylvester Stallone, Warren Beatty and Prince Albert of Monaco — is hot and heavy with Carlo Seneca, 33, the owner of Quo. Sparks flew when Janice had her birthday party at the Chelsea nightclub a few weeks ago. Now Carlo has been flying back and forth to Los Angeles, where Janice is opening a modeling agency as part of a new reality show for Oxygen network. And Carlo has made her a partner in his restaurant opening next month on West 27th Street. Carlo is not the first club owner in Janice's life — she was once married to L.A.'s Albert Gersten.


DAMON Dash leapt on stage and grabbed the mike at Wednesday's Victoria's Secret after-party so the former Roc-A-Wear partner could advertise his own brands to a crowd that included Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks and Dennis Rodman. "Everybody was in shock," said one observer. "First of all, you just don't give yourself a shout-out. He went on for about 30 minutes, saying, 'D Dash is in the house, D Dash is on the mike,' and then naming all his brands. I've never seen anything like it. No wonder Jay-Z didn't want this guy as his partner." Dash's flack, Amanda Silverman, said, "They asked him to be the deejay. He was just having fun." A Victoria's Secret rep said, "He was never asked to be the deejay.

Rock On, Paris

THE real reason Paris Hilton hasn't given her ex-fiancι, Paris Latsis, back his 24-carat engagement ring is because it's not real. Hilton, who's now fooling around with young Stavros Niarchos, "bought it for herself," giggled our spy. "It's a cubic zirconia. The ring Paris [Latsis] gave her was a much smaller one [from Cartier]. She lied to Us Weekly about it and everyone picked it up."

Paris Hilton "only victim" of crash - spokesman

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, whose Bentley was damaged in a videotaped crash that spawned an Internet sensation and a police investigation, was the "only victim" of the incident, her spokesman said on Thursday.

The videotape released by celebrity Web site shows Hilton's companion, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, slamming her luxury car into a truck as the couple left a Hollywood nightclub with at least two other people.

The car is then seen speeding away from the scene with a scratched hood and Niarchos at the wheel as bystanders and celebrity photographers scatter. Later, Niarchos is shown speaking to Los Angeles police officers who have pulled him over.

The officers then allowed Niarchos and Hilton to leave with their friends, identified by as rocker Rod Stewart's daughter, Kimberly Stewart, and Talan Torriero, star of MTV's reality show "Laguna Beach."

Torriero is heard telling his friends, "I'm the only sober one, lets just go." Hilton, star of the popular Fox reality show "The Simple Life," blows a kiss to one of the policemen and is heard saying, "Thank you officer -- we love the police," before she steps into the car.

The Los Angeles Police Department said it has opened an investigation to determine whether the officers should have detained Niarchos, a student at the University of Southern California, to determine if he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

"At the end of the day what seems to be going on here is that Paris is the only victim," Hilton publicist Elliot Mintz told Reuters. "She's going to be stuck with the tab of repairing that car."

Mintz added: "It's all very upsetting (for Hilton) as you might imagine. But the important thing is that no one was injured."

Victoria's Secret: Big Grins, Tiny Outfits

Gisele Bundchen set the tone at Victoria's Secret fashion show Wednesday when she stepped onto the runway in a bejeweled "Sexy Splendor Fantasy bra," teeny-tiny red Santa skirt with feather trim, above-the-knee red boots and a huge grin that said: This is going to be fun, this is going to be fantasy, this is going to be fabulous.

Unlike designer fashion shows, where models are anonymous hangers for clothes, the lingerie giant encourages models to smile and show a hint of personality. Some, especially Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum and Victoria's Secret's newest "angel" Karolina Kurkova, downright vamped it up for the cameras. Their smiles usually were bigger than their outfits.

(Some of the less-experienced models stuck to their solemn stomping.)

"It's the Super Bowl for supermodels," said Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of Victoria's Secret. "The first year, there was some difficulty getting models. They had no point of reference. Since then, I can't think of a single model in the world that hasn't been in the show that we've wanted to have in the show."

Backstage before the first of two back-to-back shows being filmed for a TV special, there seemed to be more camaraderie that catfighting as most of the models walked around in short robes made of red satin and flip-flops as they ate — believe it or not — baked ziti, deli sandwiches and bagels, washed down with water, Gatorade and champagne.

"This is much more fun than doing a designer show. It's more dreamy, it's more relaxed," said model Isabeli Fontana.

Lingerie truly is secondary here, and that's OK with Victoria's Secret.

"We're trying to make an interesting television entertainment show, not an infomercial. It has to be an entertaining hour. We'll sacrifice messages the brand might have wanted to put on a show people want to see," said Razek, adding:

"We're not selling anything anyone needs, so it has to be something someone wants. It's all about creating desire, creating new `wants' on a continuing basis."

That's hard to argue, with Banks in a black satin corset with satin lace, crystal beads and sequins, and a velvet lace string bikini. Most people probably could do without huge feather wings, but they go a long way in making a memorable image.

A few pieces of lingerie were quite pretty and potentially wearable by the masses, including a hand-beaded lace princess gown with sequin and crystal "snowflake" trim and a light blue strapless bra with organza ruffles and matching panties.

Seal took the stage and sang as his wife, new mother Klum, appeared on the runway in light-up bra and thong with Swarovski beading. They blew each other a kiss in one of the show's sweetest moments. Ricky Martin also performed.

Since the show is being televised Dec. 6 on CBS, it's likely certain concessions were made to keep the garments from being too revealing. When ABC aired it in 2001 several groups complained to the Federal Communications Commission that it was indecent, though the FCC ultimately ruled it didn't break any rules.

Nonetheless, none of this year's outfits were sheer and the bottoms only seemed ridiculously small from the rear view.

This marks the 10th Victoria's Secret runway extravaganza. The company sat out last year after the marketplace seemed particularly sensitive after the Super Bowl flap involving Janet Jackson's bare breast during the halftime show.

In 1999 the Victoria's Secret show was broadcast online and when 1.5 million visitors tried to log on at once, the Web site crashed.

"I think on the whole what they've done is one of the better stories in apparel marketing. Over the long run, there is a very consistent and totally identifiable look," said Andrew Sacks, president of AgencySacks, a Manhattan-based advertising agency with no affiliation to the lingerie company.

"The imagery when you look at it is upbeat. There are a lot of smiles, even a little innocence. They've made lingerie very acceptable for the entirety of the market."


NICKY Hilton at the Pashah Salon on Madison Avenue getting a deep-conditioning hair treatment and blow-out by salon owner Pancho

Hilton and Boyfriend in Car Accident

Just a week after Paris Hilton was subpoenaed in a burglary case, the hotel heiress has had a run-in with the police.

Hilton and her latest Greek shipping heir boyfriend Stavros Niarchos were involved in a car accident in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9 during a night of partying, according to video from (which launches its Beta site Tuesday, Nov. 15).

The couple, gal pal Kimberly Stewart and "Laguna Beach" stud Talan Torriero were in a silver Bentley just outside L.A. hotspot Element around 2:30 a.m. and were trying to avoid the flash of paparazzi bulbs. Stavros, who was in the driver's seat, had a jacket over his head to conceal his face and then gunned the car, hitting a parked truck.

The damaged Bentley then sped off, buzzing by a bystander and later getting pulled over by the police. All four friends then climbed out of the car, where Torriero tried to gain control by saying, "I'm the only sober one. Let's go," -- which of course explains why he let Niarchos drive in the first place.

The video doesn't show any field sobriety test being conducted.

On the plus side, Hilton -- sporting a tank top and headband -- improved her socialite-officer relations by blowing the cops a kiss and saying, "Thank you officers. We love the police."

Hilton, 24, is reportedly set to shoot the fourth season of "The Simple Life" with ex-friend Nicole Richie, although no confirmation has come from a network yet.

On The Move

SHE'S out of rehab and, apparently, out of London, too. Movers were seen carting away crates of personal effects from Kate Moss' house in the St. John's Wood section on Monday, SkyNews reports. Included in the lot of loot were wardrobe boxes, antique furniture and a mini Porsche Boxster, obviously a plaything for daughter Lila. The substance-abusing supermodel (above) also has a cottage in the Cotswolds, but she could also take up residence in the tony Sierra Towers building in L.A., a purchase PAGE SIX first reported, to avoid seeing her ex-beau, rocker Pete Doherty.


YANKEE first baseman Tino Martinez sitting next to super model Karolina Kurkova at the Rangers-Penguins game

Kate Moss Gets Post-Rehab Modeling Job

Kate Moss is back at work after checking out of an Arizona rehabilitation clinic last month.

The 31-year-old British supermodel entered The Meadows clinic outside Phoenix after photos allegedly showing her snorting cocaine were published in a British tabloid in September. Moss left the clinic in late October.

spent two days on the Spanish island of Ibiza last week for a photo shoot for Roberto Cavalli, said a statement issued Tuesday through her London spokesman.

"Kate looks absolutely fantastic. She is confident and stylish and she works well with the Cavalli look. She is back working and doing what she does best and, like usual, she was really professional," Cavalli said.

Moss modeled the Italian designer's spring and summer collection for photos that will appear next year in Vogue, W and other magazines, the statement said.

Her spokesman, Stuart Higgins, said Moss wouldn't make any public comments about her experience at the clinic or her work.

The Storm agency has said Moss will be working on modeling assignments in Los Angeles, Paris and New York.

She has lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel.

Moss, who began modeling at 14, issued a statement after the photos were published saying she was addressing her problems and took "full responsibility" for her actions.


TOP model Gemma Ward celebrating her 18th birthday at a prom-themed party at 6's and 8's with Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett, Stephen Dorff and designer Catherine Fulmer.

Musts To Avoid

HOSTILITIES between former "Simple Life" stars Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie show no sign of ending. On Thursday night, at a Salt 'N' Pepa concert at the Hollywood Bowl hosted by Motorola, the two had separate VIP areas and carefully timed their entrances to avoid running into each other. Meanwhile, a spy says that "Girls Gone Wild" impresario Joe Francis "was screaming at his publicist, 'Prep the press line! I want to walk the red carpet! They all want to talk to me!' The publicist talked him out of it by saying: "Joe, real celebrities are here. Just go into the party."

Paris Gets Served

A real-life version of Cops has seriously cut in on Paris Hilton's party time.

For those of you wondering why the hotel heiress was late in arriving at Thursday night's Motorola party in Hollywood, she was busy dealing with the Los Angeles Police Department, who had served a subpoena at her Hollywood Hills home.

"All I know is she was summoned to be a witness on a case," her publicist, Jack Ketsoyan, said Friday.

Video obtained by E! News showed several police swarming Hilton's home as a white limo idled outside, waiting to whisk her to a party. (The LAPD is familiar with the grounds, having been to Chez Hilton earlier this week, when her Halloween party got so out of control Christian Slater ended up falling off the roof of the neighbor's house.)

According to an LAPD spokesperson, Hilton "is a witness in a criminal investigation." Specifically, the police subpoena regards a burglary that took place last summer at a Hollywood Hills abode rented by Hilton and sister Nicky.

Police say Paris Hilton is a material witness to the crime and want to know any information she has regarding Darnell Riley, an alleged burglar who targeted L.A.'s fabulous set.

Riley, 28, was arrested in March for a robbery involving Girls Gone Wild mastermind Joe Francis. Riley is also being investigated for a high-profile heists at the homes of Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, club promoter Tommy Alastra and the Hiltons, per the New York Post.

The newspaper quoted an unnamed police source saying many of the crimes followed similar patterns: an unnamed Elite model would hit the party circuit and weasel herself into the confidence of the target, then pass along relevant info (security codes, house layout, etc.) to Riley, who would allegedly handle the breaking and entering.

The Hilton sisters were hit Aug. 4, 2004. The perp, who apparently entered by cutting through a screen, got away with a laptop, wads of cash and more than $100,000 in jewelry. Also missing: several of Nicky's designer bags, a collection of watches, photographs and videotapes. The Post later reported that Paris Hilton was being blackmailed to keep one tape away from the public--an item neither the Hiltons nor police have confirmed.

As for Thursday's little get-together, Hilton chatted with police until approximately 10:30 p.m., when she boarded the limo and departed to Motorola's annual party benefiting Toys for Tots.

The police and subpoena didn't warrant a mention once Hilton arrived. Instead she was all business. "Motorola always has the best party of the year," she said upon entering the bash. "So I'm really happy to be here."


THOSE ugly bruises Paris Hilton was sporting on a Jimmy Choo shopping spree this week were an eerie reminder of the last bad days of her romance with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. This time, however, you can blame over-ardent fans, says Hilton consultant Elliot Mintz. "She's very slender and can bruise easily," Mintz explains. "And that's what happens when too many people are coming at her and bodyguards are trying to move her around." Mintz said Paris was in Las Vegas recently when she got mobbed. "You can say it was frenzied fan overreaction," he said — and the bruises are "absolutely, positively not" caused by her muscular new lover, Stavros Niarchos.

Just Asking

WHICH splintered celebrity duo's friendship ended when one of them told the other's parents that her friend had a serious drug problem and needed help? When the concerned parents asked their daughter if it was true, she lied and claimed that her well-meaning best buddy was the one who was abusing drugs. The folks then ordered their darling daughter never to hang out with the friend again. The friend, infuriated by the betrayal, continues to seethe about it to this day.


LEONARDO DiCaprio is wasting no time getting back on the prowl after splitting with longtime gal pal Gisele Bundchen — but it hasn't been easy. Rumors swirled for weeks that he and Sienna Miller were getting busy, but the British bombshell was recently spotted leaving London's Groucho Club with former flame Jude Law. DiCaprio was again humbled on Halloween at L.A.'s Mondrian hotel, where he showed up to a bash disguised as an old man with a hunchback. But unrecognizable Leo struck out with the gaggle of pretty trick-or-treaters he was hitting on, a spywitness tells PAGE SIX, because "the girls didn't know who he was. It was hilarious." Meanwhile, reps for Bundchen are shooting down rumors she's hot and heavy with champion surfer Kelly Slater, who used to ride Pam Anderson's swells. Gisele's spokeswoman denies the Brazilian superbabe joined Slater in Bali last August. And while both Bundchen and Slater are now in Brazil, they're hundreds of miles apart — she in Sao Paulo on a fashion shoot, he in the south at a surfing competition. Slater didn't come between Bunchen and DiCaprio, their careers did, her flack tells us: "He lives on the West Coast. She lives in New York."


THE parlor game at the Michelin launch at the Guggenheim Wednesday night was seeing who showed and who didn't among the chefs whose restaurants were rated in the guide. The man of the night was Daniel Boulud, who proudly attended even though he was somehow shut out of the coveted three-star category, which went to peers Alain Ducasse, Eric Ripert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Thomas Keller. Boulud joked that he was wearing a Bridgestone T-shirt under his dress shirt. Fiery Four Seasons co-owner Julian Niccolini, who swore he would go in protest for receiving no stars, was a no-show, as was Mario Batali, although he earned a star for Babbo. Paul Bocuse wandered the floor mostly unrecognized. Hors d'oeuvres were scarce, so the foodies left famished. The bars ran out of stemware, leading some persnickety foodies to be served champagne in tumblers. Francophile Helena Christensen manned the turntable, as 1,000 numbered copies of the guide were presented by waiters on silver trays and snapped up within minutes. The room was so crowded with culinary talent that one guest was heard to exclaim, "If a bomb were to hit this room, what would we eat?"

Tyra Banks Goes Undercover As Obese Woman

Tyra Banks has gone undercover as a 350-pound woman. Banks wore the fat suit to experience what it's like to be obese.

"It seemed like the last form of open discrimination that's OK, and I decided to put on a 350-pound suit myself and live that life for a day and see what happens," the 31-year-old former supermodel told AP Radio in a recent interview. "And it was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life." Banks said she was shocked at the reaction.

"I started walking down the street and within 10 seconds, a trio of people looked at me, snickered, looked me right in my eye and started pointing and laughing in my face," the talk-show host said. "And I had no idea it was that blatant."

The segment will air Monday on "The Tyra Banks Show."

Banks, who had a sonogram on her show in September to prove that her breasts are real, is also planning a Nov. 18 segment on pursuing "a beautiful booty."

She will reveal her own "dimpled butt" and receive endermologie treatment on the set.


SPORTS Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Karolina Kurkova and actor Jason Priestley sitting separately at the Rangers game Monday.

A Real Soda Jerk

PARIS Hilton plaything Stavros Niarchos III is some kind of class act. After he fueled up at L.A.'s Element club the other night, the Greek shipping heir and a posse of pals stopped at Burger King. "Stavros offered a homeless man outside $100 to dump a soda on himself," a source squealed to Us Weekly. The desperate bum took the payout "and everyone laughed," reports the source. This one's a keeper, Paris!

Jerry Hall Quits Cast of 'High Society'

Jerry Hall has withdrawn from the cast of the West End musical "High Society," saying she is suffering from the energy-sapping illness glandular fever.

The former model, and ex-wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, had been absent for more than a week from the Cole Porter musical, in which she played the mother of the main female character, Tracy Lord.

Hall, 49, had received mixed reviews for her performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The show opened in October.

"It is with great sadness that I have to leave the cast of `High Society' as I am suffering from Epstein-Barr virus (glandular fever) which I first fell ill with last year," Hall said Tuesday in a statement.

Epstein-Barr is a common virus that causes mononucleosis.

"My doctor has said that I must have a period of complete rest, but that I may be able to return to the production in the future and I am determined to return before the end of the run."

We Hear...

THAT Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen, after dating for several years, have called it quits for good. We don't know why yet, but we expect to hear about a third party . . . THAT J. Crew cover girl Maggie Rizer and her lawyer Ed Hayes won a victory over the bank she's suing for allowing her gambling-addicted stepfather to loot her account of millions of dollars. The bank wanted to seal all the embarrassing records, but the court said no.


Karl Lagerfeld hosted Fendi's "All Hallows Eve" bash Saturday at the former Cunard building downtown that doubled as an 80th anniversary party for the Italian couture house. Glammy guests included Zac Posen as Dracula, Oliver Stone as an executioner and pregnant supermodel Natalia Vodianova as Julia Roberts circa "Pretty Woman." Tommy Hilfiger, Q-Tip, Ashley Olsen and Aerin Lauder arrived sans costumes.

And at Hiro at the Maritime Hotel on Saturday, Scarlett Johansson, dressed as a flapper, and boyfriend Josh Hartnett joined Richard Gere, Jared Leto, Marc Jacobs and Karolina Kurkova at a late-night soiree hosted by nightlifer Nur Khan and fashion photographer Regan Cameron.


SEAN William Scott holding hands courtside at the Knick-Net exhibition game at the Garden with Victoria's Secret model Deanna Miller.


PARIS Hilton was inseparable from Stavros Niarchos at Blender magazine's "Rock 'n' Roll Hollywood" bash in the Hollywood Hills the other night — until Hilton decided to plant a good night kiss on *NSYNC-er JC Chasez. Paris didn't show the same affection towards ex-crony Nicole Richie, however. The heir-head bolted the party literally two minutes after Richie made her grand entrance. Richie spent most of the night chatting with Lindsay Lohan. Others there included a black-eyed Sergio Mora from "The Contender," Serena Williams and an unusually tranquil Mike Tyson.


IT'S The Case of the Disappearing Twins.

A few years ago, superannuated supermodel Cheryl Tiegs couldn't stop talking about the miracle twins she "had" in 2000 at age 52 with the help of a surrogate mom. Amid the amazement over how a woman of such an age can still produce viable eggs, she gabbed to People magazine and Larry King and declared that she didn't "have to prove anything anymore. I can concentrate on my family now."

Now, however, little Jaden and Theo are a subject that is no longer discussed in public. The boys' biological father, Rod Stryker, reportedly got full custody when he divorced Tiegs in 2001. And according to a rep for the Sports Illustrated siren, she is now legally forbidden to ever talk about them.

The gag helped cause a glaring omission in the current issue of Traditional Home magazine, which did a photo spread on the groovy "mediation pavilion" the '70s fashion plate keeps in her posh Bel-Air mansion. The article calls Tiegs a "devoted mother to 13-year-old son Zack," her child by former husband Tony Peck. But nowhere, among the descriptions of her hideaway's waterfall and banana trees, does it mention Jaden and Theo, now 5.

When The Post's Todd Venezia asked why the twins were omitted, a spokeswoman for Tiegs told us that the model was "legally bound" to not discuss the children. Asked what kind of legal agreement would prevent a mother from talking about her children, the rep said, "By talking about this, I'm saying too much."

Traditional Home managing editor Michael Diver said the kids were left out because editors felt they weren't important to a story about a small room in a house. But Diver also said the writer was told by Tiegs' rep before the interview that the children were a verboten subject.

Tiegs probably doesn't want to be grilled about the "miracle" twins anymore, considering the flak she caught after their birth.

On the 2000 King show, one viewer challenged her, "There is a huge question as to whether she did use her own eggs" to conceive the children bore by the donor. When King asked the caller if she disbelieved Tiegs' claim to being the biological mother, the caller said, "Yes."

That forced Tiegs to defend herself, saying: "Well, it's not up to me really — whether people believe me or not."


MERYL Streep, Stanley Tucci, Valentino, Heidi Klum and Anne Hathaway at Capitale shooting a scene for "The Devil Wears Prada."

Anna Nicole Smith's Dogs Boycott Iams

Anna Nicole Smith's dogs are boycotting pet food maker Iams.

Smith's protesting pooches are refusing dog food from Iams in a new advertisement for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"Marilyn, Sugar Pie and Puppy are boycotting Iams until it stops testing on animals in labs," the poster reads beneath a picture of Smith, a former Playboy model, and her three dogs.

PETA claims an undercover investigation in 2002 and 2003 revealed "deplorable" conditions in Iams' contract laboratory. The group said at least 27 dogs were killed, and listed abuses including cramped conditions and having dogs' vocal cords removed to prevent barking.

Iams, which sells pet food and pet care products, disputes those allegations.

"We have constantly and publicly communicated with the public with what we do in our feeding studies," Kurt Iverson, a spokesman for Iams, told The Associated Press on Friday. "We also work with a number of well-respected officials from animal welfare groups, like the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States."

The ad will be posted next week on PETA's Web site, and it will appear on billboards this winter.

Just Asking

WHICH pregnant Russian supermodel is showing how uptight American mothers are? She not only continues to drink, she smokes pot.

Glam And Ghostly

Heidi Klum will preside over her annual Halloween hoedown at Happy Valley on East 27th Street

Kate At Large

IT will be a tearful reunion when Kate Moss sees her daughter, Lila, 3, for the first time since entering rehab a month ago. The disgraced supermodel has checked out of the Meadows clinic in Arizona, the London-based Storm agency said in a statement. "Kate is in excellent spirits and looking forward to getting back to work. She would like to thank everyone for their messages of support." Moss, 31, was caught on videotape snorting cocaine in a London recording studio and lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel. But she already has assignments booked in L.A., Paris and New York within the next month.

British supermodel Kate Moss checks out of rehab clinic in Arizona, agent says

Supermodel Kate Moss has checked out of the Arizona rehab clinic where she was receiving treatment for cocaine use, her model agency said Thursday.

A statement released by the London-based Storm model agency said 31-year-old Moss left the Meadows Clinic earlier this week and was spending time with friends in America.

Moss lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after photos of her apparently snorting cocaine in a London music studio were published in Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid last month.

Couture Catfight

THERE'S no love lost between fashionable Italian "it girls" Margherita Missoni, 22, and Francesca Versace, 21. That's because Francesca, niece of Donatella Versace, was dating 22-year-old Ernst August, son of Germany's most high-profile aristocrat, Prince Ernst of Hanover, when Margherita, of the rival Missoni fashion dynasty, managed to steal him away from Francesca last summer. And supposedly it wasn't the first time Missoni had beguiled a boyfriend of Francesca's. "It happened once before with another guy, too," clucks our source. "They really hate each other. The last time they were both in New York, they couldn't even look at each other."


THE mood was upbeat at the party celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Good Morning America" at Avery Fisher Hall the other night. Former anchor Kathie Lee Gifford arrived on the arm of husband Frank, fresh from doing stand-ups for "The Insider" with Regis Philbin in Times Square. "I see Regis as much now as I did when we did 'Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,' " the ever perky one told us. "Every three months!" Diane Sawyer arrived with Charlie Gibson and partied with David Westin, Ben Sherwood, Robin Roberts, Tony Perkins, Linda Bell Blue, Joan Lunden and Petra Nemcova.


ELLE Macpherson is telling pals PETA lied when the animal-rights freaks said she wanted to get out of her Blackglama mink contract. The supermodel proudly supported the fur line last night at Double Seven on West 14th Street and said she never told her lawyers to pull her ads from magazines. Meanwhile, Elle, who split from Arky Busson last summer, has a hot new younger man. The 41-year-old stunner has been scoring with Arsenal soccer star Sol Campbell, 31, reports London's Sunday Mirror.


FASHION fotog Mario Testino is stretching the truth a bit in his defense of pal Kate Moss, recently photographed snorting lines of coke. "I have to say that I'm not a witness to seeing her debauched or out of control," Testino told British radio host Sue Lawley the other day. "Maybe that was her moment and we just happened to see that moment and all of a sudden we're judging out of 10 minutes the life of somebody and destroying it. I don't think life is so black and white." Perhaps Testino doesn't recall Moss' earlier stint in rehab. "Since [age] 15 'til today, she's never not been there on a shoot," he insists.

Photo Reveals Hilton's 'Acquaintance' with Sizemore

Okay, we're confused.

A photo dated January 2001 has turned up with a surly looking Paris Hilton posing with a smugly smiling Tom Sizemore. Wait a minute. Didn't the hotel heiress recently say that she wasn't even acquainted with him in response to his claims of getting it on with her?

In the DVD "Tom Sizemore's Sex Scandal," the "Saving Private Ryan" actor said that after a 2001 party at his home, he heard the clicking of a lighter and found Hilton waiting for him. He suggested they have sex, and the rest is history.

"She knew what she could do to people," says Sizemore. Apparently, the next day the celebutante didn't even wait for scrambled eggs, and left in a limo, saying, 'Goin' to Sundance. See you next week."

When the DVD, with the incriminating interview, began selling online, Hilton released the following statement. "It's disappointing that Mr. Sizemore has to use my name to sell his DVDs. He is not an acquaintance of mine, nor have I ever had intimate relations with him."

Now that the photo, which was part of a package received with the sex tapes by Vivid, has emerged, Hilton's publicist had the following things to say: "We never said she never met him. She never slept with him and he's not an acquaintance of hers. She doesn't even know who that other girl in the photo is. To me, 'acquaintance' means that you're not friends; you've met in the past but that's pretty much it. She doesn't remember the party at all."

Huh? So he's not an acquaintance, but an acquaintance is a non-friend you've only met and ... oh, stop trying to confuse us with your semantic-muddling doublespeak. Let's just say even if all the allegations are true, it's very possible that Hilton can't remember the incident at all -- whether it's a result of the heavy partying or the being willfully blocked in her mind.

Sizemore, who isn't enjoying the profits of the DVD sales ($24.95, perfect for a holiday stocking stuffer), is still in rehab for his violating his parole by skipping out and trying to cheat on required drug tests.

Hilton is enjoying not being engaged to the other Paris and still insists that the FOX-jettisoned "The Simple Life" will be picked up by another network. The heiress is currently scurries around in red lingerie in another DVD, the recent video release of "House of Wax." She's also wrapped shooting two comedies, "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" and "Bottoms Up," neither of which has a release date yet.


SUPERMODEL Tyra Banks is her own toughest critic. "My eyebrows are too far apart," the talk show host told her audience. "I'd love to have longer eyelashes and a wider smile, like Julia Roberts or Cameron Diaz. My mouth is small and tight. My calves are nonexistent, so I rarely wear skirts or shorts. And I have cellulite, not just on my booty, but on my arms." No wonder she's so harsh on the candidates on her "America's Next Top Model" — she's projecting.


PARIS Hilton has partied with so many men, she just can't remember them all. After Tom Sizemore talked on his Vivid Video porno tape about the time he and Hilton had sex, she issued a statement saying she had never even met him. But now there are Internet photos of the two cuddling up together at Sizemore's home. Note to Hiltie's new p.r. man, PMK-HBH's Jack Ketsoyan: Take high-stepping Hiltie with a grain of salt and watch what you say to the press. Her last two reps have found themselves in legal hot water. During her sex-tape fiasco, Hilton's then-rep, Siri Garber, was sued by Rick Salomon after she said Hilton was unaware Salomon was taping their sex and intimated she might have been drugged during what became "One Night in Paris." Her last p.r. man, Rob Shuter, is named in the Zeta Graff lawsuit against Hilton. Graff claims Hilton planted a vicious smear on her via Shuter. Garber and the Hiltons settled with Salomon out of court and we hear Shuter, aware of his client's shaky relationship with the truth, had her sign a waiver that if he got sued, she would be liable.

H&M Replaces Kate Moss With Italian Model

Swedish clothing chain Hennes & Mauritz said it will use Italian model Mariacarla Boscono to help launch a new collection, replacing Britain's Kate Moss, who was dropped after reports of her cocaine use.

Boscono will appear in TV commercials for a limited collection designed by Stella McCartney that goes on sale in November, H&M spokeswoman Liv Asarnoj said.

However, posters and newspaper ads for the collection will not feature any model, Asarnoj said. "We have chosen a graphical solution for those instead."

The ads originally were intended to feature Moss, but H&M dropped the model in September, saying she had acknowledged that British tabloid reports of her recent cocaine use were true.

Moss had issued a public apology, taking "full responsibility for my actions," but stopped short of admitting she had used cocaine.

Asarnoj said McCartney was personally involved in the selection of Boscono, who has worked with the designer before.

McCartney, daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney, will design a limited women's collection of about 40 items that will go on sale in 400 stores on Nov. 10.

Last year, H&M released a similar collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld that sold out worldwide within hours.


ONE of the most downloaded video clips on the Internet shows Paris Hilton getting out of a limo, talking on her cellphone, describing an unknown party as "just so ugly and jealous." Paris then listens for a few seconds and says, "She's a jealous, ugly, anorexic idiot." Best guess as to whom she's talking about so far is Mary-Kate Olsen. Paris has been spotted out with the tiny twin's ex, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, after breaking up with her own Greek shipping heir, Paris Latsis. In other Paris-related news, Women's Wear Daily reports Paris has a new pet — a ferret named Cinderella. Although owning a ferret is illegal in California, Paris — who has owned ferrets before — has apparently plunked down for three of the rabbit-killing, razor-toothed rodents. No word on how Chihuahua Tinkerbell is taking the news.


VANITY Fair media columnist Michael Wolff got into a shouting match with publicist Ken Sunshine at a Reuters event when the subject of the mag's recent cover story on Paris Hilton was raised. Wolff attempted to defend the gushing interview with Hilton - while stressing he had nothing to do with it - but Sunshine insisted "it was not Vanity Fair's shining moment and then started mumbling something about how they might as well put European hookers on the cover," said one observer.


ONE uninvited guest at a party for Tyra Banks, covergirl for the November issue of Self magazine, knew what he was doing — the crasher was Robert Levy, producer of this year's "Wedding Crashers." Self editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger busted Levy at the party at the Lodge Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. Legitimate guests included Hayley Duff, Elizabeth Banks and Charlotte Ronson. Levy dates Charlotte's sister, DJ Samantha, who was on the decks.


PADMA Lakshmi, the gorgeous model wife of Salman Rushdie, was so moved watching "After Innocence" — about the plight of men imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit — at the after-party at the Bryant Park Hotel, she discreetly slipped large bills into the pockets of the attending exonerated cons, who are sadly unprepared for life on the outside. Also on hand: lawyer Barry Scheck, MTVixen SuChin Pak, Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Carson Kressley and "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly, who ditched his two pals outside and said he was going to Marquee to make new friends.

UPN Goes 'Top Model' Crazy in Sweeps

"America's Next Top Model" has been UPN's highest-rated show for much of the last couple of seasons. Now, the network is banking that the show's past participants will draw viewers to its other shows as well.

The week of Nov. 7 -- the first full week of November sweeps -- has been dubbed "Top Model Week" on the network. Past or current contestants from the show will appear on UPN programs -- even "Friday Night Smackdown!" -- each night that week.

In fact, only a music special honoring Patti LaBelle on Nov. 8 and "Everybody Hates Chris" (the only UPN show doing better than "Top Model" this fall) on Nov. 10 will be model-free.

The network's Monday comedies will all feature guest appearances by past "ANTM" contestants on Nov. 7. Season three's Norelle Van Herk will pop up on "One on One," followed by Mercedes Yvette on "All of Us," Toccara Jones on "Girlfriends" and Keenyah Hill on "Half & Half."

The previous week's "Top Model" episode will air prior to the LaBelle special on the 8th. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, third-season winner Eva Pigford will drop in on the current contestants, and that week's challenge winner will earn a guest role on the "Veronica Mars" episode that follows -- which also features "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator/"Mars" fan Joss Whedon in a guest role, along with a returning Harry Hamlin.

Thursday, Nov. 10, will find season four contestant Brittany Brower and "Top Model's" two Jays, Manuel and Alexander, on "Love, Inc.," "Eve" and "Cuts," respectively. The week will wrap up with season four's Michelle Deighton, who's also an aspiring pro wrestler, on "Smackdown!"


GORGEOUS Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl Carolyn Murphy is the star of a sizzling sex tape apparently stolen from her ex-husband.

We're told beautiful blonde Murphy, 30, the face of Estee Lauder and Fendi, is completely uninhibited in the video she made with her surfer dude ex-husband, Jake Schroeder, in 1999.

The two hours of footage, shot over 17 days in Barbados during the couple's romantic romp of a honeymoon, is packed with hardcore sex, we hear.

Steamy sessions in a variety of poses are the highlight. Some footage shows the supermodel dancing naked against a backdrop of beautiful tropical scenery — kind of an X-rated version of some of the fashion ads that have earned Murphy millions.

It's unclear when and how the video could be released to the public, but there's bound to be considerable interest in it — and a lot of money to be made if it hits the market, insiders say.

Schroeder says he's not too upset that the tape might get out. "Yes, a video was stolen," he told PAGE SIX. "But let it be in the public eye. It doesn't really affect my life; it's Ms. Murphy who has to worry. I'm sick of her bull[bleep]."

He fumed, "She barely lets me see our daughter, Dylan. The most I see Dylan these days is in the pages of Vogue — something Carolyn promised she'd never do. Carolyn is as fake as her new t - ts. She's just about the almighty dollar."

Murphy's rep said: "We don't know what's on the tape — or if there really even is a tape — so we can't comment on that. But Carolyn's number one priority right now is raising her child in a healthy, safe environment, like any hard-working single mother."

"I really feel for Carolyn," a friend of the supermodel told us. "She's tried to help Jake over the years. He's had problems with drugs, and she paid for treatment. But he hasn't contacted Carolyn in over a year, so he's obviously not that desperate to see his daughter."

In 2001, Murphy was tapped to replace Elizabeth Hurley as the face of Estee Lauder in a multimillion-dollar, multiyear deal. The couple divorced soon after. She appeared on the cover of the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In August, Murphy split with her longtime boyfriend, rocker Brandon Boyd of Incubus.


MELLODY Hobson, "Good Morning America" financial correspondent, should have known her audience a bit better last night at a dinner at the Four Seasons hosted by Cindy Crawford, Wendi Murdoch and Lynn de Rothschild to celebrate decorator to the stars Michael Smith's new book. Hobson, who arrived on the arm of HBO Chairman Chris Albrecht, defended her "good friend" Mike Ovitz to a dumbfounded group that included CAA's Kevin Huvane, DreamWorks' Terry Press, producer Joe Roth and screenwriters Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi. "I guess Hobson didn't realize her dinner companions were a few of the people Ovitz is suspected of wiretapping via private detective Anthony Pellicano," said our spy. Other guests: Dominick Dunne, Carolyn Roehm and Casey Ribicoff.

Supermodel Helena Christensen defends Kate Moss

Danish supermodel Helena Christensen has leapt to the defense of Kate Moss, predicting that her modeling career will bounce back from allegations of cocaine abuse.

"Kate is going to come back, she is going to be super-strong again," Christensen told Reuters at the opening of an exhibition of her photography in the Swedish capital late on Wednesday.

"Everybody is going to want her again because she is that kind of person. She is very professional and she's beautiful and she is someone who is going to be around forever."

Pictures of Moss allegedly snorting cocaine were published in the Daily Mirror in September, leading retailer Burberry and Swedish-based fashion house Hennes and Mauritz to sever ties with one of the most famous faces in fashion.

France's Chanel said it would not renew her contract.

Christensen criticized the tabloids for building up celebrities and then knocking them down.

"They are the ones I feel sorry for in the end," she said. "They have to live with themselves every day and realize what they are actually doing and how inhuman they can be."

The exhibition, which will travel to Paris and Berlin, shows 34 pictures taken by Christensen with a mobile phone camera.

The model, who is as comfortable behind the lens as she is in front of it, began taking photos as a hobby while traveling round the world in her late teens. She now works regularly as a photographer for fashion magazines such as Elle and Vogue.

"One of the reasons I actually got into modeling was because I thought it would be a great way of being flown around the world to do my photography," she said. "It took me 15 years to get back to it."


ETHAN Hawke, Penny Marshall, rapper Paul Wall, Jaleel ("Urkel") White, and Victoria's Secret model Deanna Miller at the Knicks-Sixers pre-season game, getting an early glimpse of Larry Brown's squad . . . OLIVER Stone celebrating his 59th birthday at BED NY while supermodel Jacquetta Wheeler marked her own nativity a few beds away with Angie Everhart and U2 manager Paul McGuinness

Hilton Denies Sizemore Hookup

Sure, Paris Hilton may be back on the market, but that doesn't mean she's willing to cop to a past dalliance with Tom Sizemore.

The House of Wax star issued a statement denying Sizemore's claim on his newly released DVD, Tom Sizemore Sex Scandal, that he once shared an overnight experience with Hilton.

The actor has been peddling the footage of himself having sex through the oh so cleverly named Website, The DVD reportedly shows him frolicking with various women, though not with Hilton.

Hilton's name enters the mix during an interview with Sizemore, who discusses an intimate evening the two supposedly shared after Hilton remained behind following a party thrown by Sizemore at his home.

"She knew what she could do to people," he says on the DVD.

According to the Saving Private Ryan star, Hilton left the next morning, with the parting words: "Goin' to Sundance. See you next week." He did not discuss whether they ever reconnected.

However, Hilton claims that Sizemore's version of events never happened.

"It's disappointing that Mr. Sizemore has to use my name to sell his DVDs," she said in a statement. "He is not an acquaintance of mine nor have I ever had intimate relations with him."

Of course, Hilton is no stranger to the sex-tape industry herself. The Simple Life star's own videotaped mattress romp, 1 Night in Paris, is also widely available on the Internet and through various porn purveyors, courtesy of her costar, Rick Salomon.

The release of Sizemore's DVD comes just days after he was praised in court by a judge, who commended the legally challenged actor on his efforts to stay drug free.

Superior Court Judge Paula Adele Mabrey reinstated Sizemore's probation, which was revoked in July, after he was caught using a prosthetic penis in an effort to pass a drug test.

The actor has been residing in a live-in treatment facility since shortly after the incident.

If Sizemore can stay out of trouble for 36 months, he can avoid jail. However, if he's caught violating his probation again, he could spend up to 16 months behind bars.

Calendar Girl

JENNIFER Lopez will be showing off her famous curves as covergirl of the 2006 edition of the hot Pirelli calendar. While the hard-to-find calendar usually features sexy shots of supermodels, this isn't the first time the Italian tire company has used a non-model. Sienna Miller and Daryl Hannah have previously graced its pages. Lopez was snapped in steamy poses on the French Riviera in May. The 2006 edition also features models Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Karen Elson, Natalia Vodianova and Guinevere Van Seenus. The calendar will be unveiled Nov. 18 in Paris.

Not On The Menu

DEVON Aoki brought out the shameless flirt in Usher at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills the other night. "My God, you are so beautiful," the R&B romeo told the Benihana heiress-turned-actress before chatting her up for the rest of the night, much to the chagrin of her annoyed boyfriend. Others at the L.A. Fashion Week power dinner hosted by cosmetics heirs Dean and Davis Factor and Fred Segal Beauty honchos Paul DeArmas and Michael Baruch included Covergirl model Josie Maran, Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Karolina Kurkova and Jeremy Scott.

Tyra's Final "Secret" Show

Tyra Banks is ready to flaunt her lingerie-clad assets one last time.

The supermodel-turned-America's Next Top Model creator will appear in her final Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, to be broadcast Dec. 6 on CBS.

In addition to creating, executive producing and starring in her reality series, Banks is the host of her own daily talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, on which she recently underwent a sonogram to prove once and for all that her breasts were the real deal.

Said mammaries, along with the rest of Banks, have been a fixture in Victoria's Secret catalogues and fashion shows for years, as Banks was the first African-American woman to model for the bra-and-panty purveyor.

Banks will be backed by Heidi Klum, in her first post-pregnancy modeling gig, as well as by other Vicky S. regulars Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima.

The catwalk special will also serve as the public's introduction to the next generation of Victoria's Secret Angels, including Selita Ebanks and Izabel Goulart, who will be making their fashion show debuts.

Last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was canceled by CBS in the wake of the FCC's crackdown on indecency following Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl nipple slip.

This year, the scantily dressed A-listers of the fashion world will be permitted to return to prime-time television--provided, of course, they use plenty of double-sided tape.

The fashion shows have given way to drama in the past, with leggy catwalkers such as Bundchen being accosted by representatives from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who stormed the runway in 2002 in order to deem the model "fur scum."

This year's show will feature a holiday theme and will include red carpet interviews and musical performances, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the world's biggest lingerie display.

Bag Lady

NO matter that Chanel, Burberry and H&M dropped Kate Moss like a hot potato when she landed on the front page of London's Daily Mirror on Sept. 15 cutting and snorting lines of cocaine. Yves Saint Laurent is so proud the model owns one of its handbags, the firm sent out a press release with a photo this week. "Kate Moss wears an Yves Saint Laurent Cruise 2006 'Muse' oversized bugatti bag in ivory while in New York on Sept. 13, 2005," the release said, noting the bag sells for $1,295. Moss — wearing sunglasses, jeans and a belly-bearing vest — looks fine in the photo.

We Hear...

THAT Dita von Teese will be naked except for $5 million worth of strategically placed diamonds when she performs Thursday at the N.Y. Academy of Art's "Take Home a Nude" benefit at the Phillips de Pury auction house, where a self-portrait by Heidi Klum, hopefully nude, will go on the block


IF you catch her at the right moment, Janice Dickinson just might have sex with you for a sleeping pill. The self-styled "World's First Supermodel" was on a red-eye L.A.-N.Y. American Airlines flight the other night when she asked a fellow first class passenger how many cold pills she should take to put her to sleep for the rest of the flight. A handsome fellow seated nearby overheard and offered her a Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety pill. "I'll [bleep] you in the bathroom for a Xanax!" Dickinson blurted. The guy dead-panned, "I've got 10 of them, so I hope you're not too tired." For the record, we're told Janice took only one Xanax, fell asleep immediately, and performed no mile-high club hijinks.

Model Father

JEFFERSON Hack, the father of Kate Moss' daughter Lila Grace, not only has her child while she's in rehab — he's got Kate's career as well. The magazine publisher has become a model. He's the new face of Savile Row clothier Gieves & Hawkes in ads photographed by David Bailey. While Moss is in rehab in Arizona following her exposure as a coke fiend, Hack has been looking after Lila Grace and is said to be seeking sole custody. He stands by his ex, though. "Kate has been hung out to dry," he declared. "People do not know what a caring and loving mother she is."

Eating For Two?

JACK White may be expecting a little Stripe-ling courtesy of his new bride, flame-haired supermodel Karen Elson, who is said to be pregnant. Elson — who looked svelte strutting the runway at London Fashion Week last month — made headlines when she married the White Stripes frontman in Brazil four months after meeting him. The London Sun reports the couple announced the good news to Jack's family in Michigan last weekend. A rep for White told us, "We don't comment on Jack's personal life."

Male Playmate

AFTER yesterday's picture on PAGE SIX of a blooming Christy Turlington, we now know it's a boy! She and hubby Ed Burns are going to be giving their little daughter Grace, 2, a brother. Six-months-pregnant Turlington was overheard raving to Naomi Campbell at the U2 concert at Mad ison Square Garden Fri day night about the couple's impending male addition to the family. Also at the concert: Natasha Richard son and Liam Neeson, and Gina Gershon danc ing up a storm with the man she came with: Ralph Fiennes.


PARIS Hilton broke up with Paris Latsis in a cold way: with her new man, Stavros Niarchos, listening to her on the phone, our sources say. But Niarchos "will never be with her seriously. Stavros is just having fun," we're told. Latsis's friends are snickering over the heir-head's telling Us Weekly, "Paris says I can keep the engagement ring. He says I earned it." One Latsis pal snipes: "How else did she earn it? With sex. Like a hooker. It's a diss and she didn't get it — no surprise." Hilton seems happy to be free of Latsis: she celebrated all weekend with Bijou Phillips and Kim Stewart at the first-year anniversary of Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas. Friday night, she caught the Killers performing in the hotel's parking lot. Three-quarters of the way through the high-energy show, a palm tree caught fire after a fan threw a lit cigarette on it, sending thick black smoke over the VIP bleacher section. Hilton and her pals ran for safety and came back just in time for the final few songs. The girls partied well into Saturday morning, when Hilton was heard screaming: "I am so glad I'm single!"

British pop singer Robbie Williams defends supermodel Kate Moss

British pop star Robbie Williams said Friday that top model Kate Moss was being attacked unfairly for allegedly using cocaine.

"It wouldn't have surprised me if she had tried to commit suicide the week that everything hit the papers," Williams told reporters at a news conference to introduce his new album, Intensive Care. He said she was being singled out by the news media, which "have got a lot to answer for. We're talking about a woman who has never harmed anyone or hurt anyone and who has never pretended to be anyone she isn't."

"She's done nothing wrong. What she does in her private life should be her private life," Williams said. "She is an absolute icon, she's beautiful. Every time I have met her she has been really lovely to me."

Photos of Moss, 31, apparently snorting cocaine in a London music studio were published in the Daily Mirror tabloid last month. Soon after she lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel.

British newspapers reported last week that Moss checked into the Meadows rehab clinic outside Phoenix, Ariz.


EDITORS gasped when veteran model Stella Tennant walked down the runway at Dior's show at the Grand Palais in Paris Tuesday night. "She looks more beautiful than ever," said one observer of the aristocratic British beauty who hasn't been seen on the catwalk for a while as she raised her kids, designed children's knitwear and occasionally starred in Burberry ad campaigns. "Wonder if she's an emergency fill-in for Kate Moss," said another. We wonder if Burberry, which canned Moss over the infamous cocaine pictures, will have the same idea.


FROM one redhead to another: Britain's Prince Andrew sure has a thing for flame-haired women. The former husband of Sarah Ferguson caused jaws to drop at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Perry Street restaurant the other night when he walked in with former model Angie Everhart. According to a spy, the two "got a cozy table and stared into each other's eyes all night. They were definitely on a date." Everhart has a taste for royals — for years she was linked to Prince Albert of Monaco.


LEONARDO DiCaprio, who just finished filming "The Departed," is buying the 10th floor of the third Richard Meier building on Perry Street — and we hear he's buying it with his girlfriend of many years, Gisele Bundchen. The two were overheard talking about the purchase while dining at Megu in TriBeCa, sparking rumors that they had finally gotten engaged. A rep for DiCaprio declined comment on the apartment, but denied the couple is betrothed.

Twisted 'Domino' should recover box office bounty

Hyperkinetic cinematography, staccato editing, saturated colors and hipster-cool characters aren't enough to put across this twisted tale of real-life people in a fictionalized crime caper. What's missing from this trickster's Reality Show called "Domino" is any sense of reality. It looks and acts like "Ocean's Thirteen," as director Tony Scott borrows freely and unashamedly from Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard and Guy Ritchie.

Thanks to dynamic performances by Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez and a strong cast -- sometimes all but buried beneath irksome stylistic flourishes -- this dark and absurd melodrama certainly has raw energy. As is the case here, a bad movie is sometimes more watchable than a mediocre or just-OK movie. So one can anticipate strong business for this nonstop actioner from New Line, especially among young males.

The movie is inspired by the turbulent life of Domino Harvey, who died June 27 in West Hollywood at the age of 35, the victim of a suspected drowning after a drug overdose. The beautiful daughter of the late film star Laurence Harvey, Domino made her living as a gun-toting L.A. bounty hunter. Richard Kelly's screenplay, in Scott's words, "manufactured the story but left the characters as real, breathing people."

Not quite true. Before her death, Harvey was reportedly unhappy with a story that wrote out any mention of her drug use or bisexuality. More crucially, the movie resolutely avoids examining the sadness of a life, begun in privilege, that found its only excitement in the adrenaline rush of banging down doors with a shotgun in hand. Scott's movie merely wants to exploit that life, putting the movie on a par with "The Jerry Springer Show" and a reality TV program, both comically portrayed in the movie.

"Domino" begins at the end of a big case gone horribly wrong. Knightley's tattooed and bloodied Domino tells her life story in prison to a criminal psychologist (Lucy Liu, in a successful against-type casting). Her narrative rushes through her father's death -- when she was 4 -- her failures at boarding schools, a sorority, in modeling and as a socialite. By the time her mother, ex-model Pauline Stone, marries Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter Morton -- everyone's name other than Domino's is fictionalized -- Domino is bored and restless in Los Angeles.

An ad for a seminar recruiting bounty hunters catches her eye. Her future boss, the tough ex-con Ed (Rourke), immediately sees the advantages of having an English-accented blonde in his band of brothers that includes sullen Choco (Ramirez), who adores her, and Alf (Rizwan Abbasi), an Afghan driver obsessed with demolition.

Implausible adventures follow, including one in which Domino extricates her fellow hunters from a tense situation by performing a lap dance for a gang leader. Corny motifs run throughout the movie, too: Domino sees the deaths of goldfish as signs from above. And she likes to flip coins in the air while murmuring, "Heads, you live. Tails, you die."

Then a producer (Christopher Walken) of a reality TV show and his harried assistant (Mena Suvari) approach the bounty hunters about starring in a show called "The Bounty Squad." The movie's funniest gimmick has "Beverly Hills, 90210" stars Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green play themselves as the show's hosts.

A plot contrivance finds the squad's longtime bail bondsman (Delroy Lindo) and his girlfriend (Mo'Nique) desperate for a quick $300,000 needed for a life-saving operation for a granddaughter. This sends the Bounty Squad into a fateful, blood-soaked caper that involves a stolen armored car, Mafia money, a Las Vegas billionaire and an FBI investigation.

At one point, the Squad unwittingly winds up on hallucinogenic drugs in the desert. When Tom Waits abruptly materializes as a Wanderer from above, the whole movie goes on one bummer of an acid trip.

Under Scott's direction, his crew finds so many ways to annoy, from the manipulated color scheme and jarring cinematography to TV commercial-style editing. A soundtrack of hip-hop, rap and a few oldies is the only truly hip, edgy thing about this movie.

Domino Harvey: Keira Knightley
Ed: Mickey Rourke
Choco: Edgar Ramirez
Alf: Rizwan Abbasi
Claremont Williams: Delroy Lindo
Lateesha: Mo'Nique
Taryn Mills: Lucy Liu
Kimmie: Mena Suvari
Mark Heiss: Christopher Walken
Pauline Stone: Jacqueline Bisset

New Line Cinema and Samuel Hadida present a Scott Free Prods./Davis Films production in association with Metropolitan Filmexport.

Director: Tony Scott; Screenwriters: Richard Kelly; Story by: Richard Kelly, Steve Barancik; Producers: Samuel Hadida, Ridley Scott; Executive producers: Lisa Ellzrey, Toby Emmerich, Victor Hadida, Barry Waldman, Zach Shiff-Abrams, Skip Chaisson; Director of photography: Dan Mindel; Production designer: Chris Seagers; Music: Harry Gregson-Williams; Costumes: B.; Editors: William Goldenberg, Christian Wagner.


NAOMI Campbell — wearing a bandage on her foot — eating ceviche and tacos with several pals at Mercadito


BRITISH cosmetics company Rimmel is said to be poised to drop coke-snorting supermodel Kate Moss after all, due to pressure from wholesome drugstore giant Walgreens. A representative for Rimmel, which had been on the fence about whether to keep the catwalk queen, did not return calls yesterday. Moss, who is holed up in an Arizona rehab, has lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel. That's a loss worth millions of dollars after photos of her sniffing disco dust were published last month in London's Daily Mirror.

"Twisted" Model Gets Spun Out

Her motto was "Don't get it twisted," but America's Next Top Model contestant Ebony Taylor certainly got her knickers in a knot last week: Although the recent high-school graduate enthusiastically embraced her extreme makeover, during a subsequent shoot in the country she got all tangled up in her new look — braids in her eyes, her mouth, everywhere! As a result, she was given her catwalking papers. Before another wannabe gets shoved off the runway (tonight at 8 pm/ET on UPN), and even before the California girl explains her hair-raising misstep on today's Tyra Banks Show, rang the kooky teenager to get the scoop. It sucks that you got eliminated, but you've got to be excited that you came away from the show with your own catchphrase.
Ebony Taylor: I know! I had no idea it would turn into that! I hope it won't be long before [there are "Don't get it twisted"] T-shirts. Wouldn't that be awesome? And how! Put me down for three in size Toccara. Speaking of twisted, what prompted your confessional puppet show?
Ebony: That was definitely one for the history books. A lot of people in the house were fed up with Cassandra's teary eyes and how she was so upset about her hair getting cut off. When you sign up, you have to be prepared for drastic measures to be taken. Had she never seen the show?!
Ebony: Yeah! If you're trying out for the show and you've never seen it.... I mean, come on. I was in the chair for 13 hours getting my hair done, so it was getting really annoying sitting there listening to Cassandra. "My hair, my hair, my hair!" Nicole and I were so fed up! We had to take it into the confessional to get it out! Your hair turned out great, by the way.
Ebony: I love it so much. I'm keeping it and trying to milk it for all it's worth after 13 hours in that chair! What do you do for 13 hours in a chair besides listen to Cassandra whine?
Ebony: I took a bathroom break at around the six-hour mark, and I talked to the ladies doing my hair, had a few conversations with Jay Manuel and talked about my life.... It was fun. It's a shame it worked against you in the photo shoot.
Ebony: It was definitely hard because of the wind and trying to move with it and make it work, and I wasn't clear on the direction they were going in. I knew they wanted the hair down, but I had to practice trying to perfect it. Now that I've had it for a while, I know how to work it! But at that point, it was so new. That was disappointing, but I did the best I could. How did you keep a straight face when Lisa was going around giving everybody modeling lessons?
Ebony: [Laughs] Lisa… you know, she's my girl. Her heart is so pure and her intentions are totally in the right place, but.... I mean, she's 24 and I'm 18 — she was the oldest and I'm the youngest. I loved listening to what Lisa had to say, because her pictures are absolutely gorgeous and nobody can deny that. So you kind of want to take Lisa's advice, because she shows that she does know what she's talking about. Just not all the time!
Ebony: Definitely not all the time. The girls in the house were definitely getting fed up. How drunk was she? I mean, is the Model fridge stocked only with booze?
Ebony: [Laughs] No! It wasn't wall-to-wall beer and vodka. But Lisa did have a glass or two of wine before that. So it wasn't the most sober of times. It was like, "OK, Lisa." Now that you're out of high school, will you be going on to college or moving to New York City to model?
Ebony: Right now I'm pursuing modeling. I'm working with a few designers out here [on the West Coast] and kind of doing the acting thing, but not really. Modeling is my passion, so I focus on that. You must be relieved that the show didn't air until after graduation. Girls can be so catty!
Ebony: High school can be rough, but you know, rumors and speculation had already begun by the time I left for the show. That was different, having a lot of my classmates and teachers know that. But I was glad to have been out of there by the time it aired! Tell me about your name. Did your mom know you were going to be famous?
Ebony: My name has a lot to do with my culture and my background. I was born during Black History Month, and my parents felt it appropriate to name me Ebony, meaning black and rich in beauty. It's very elegant — and when you do hit the big time, people are sure to remember it.
Ebony: Thank you! I like it, too.

Sharon Stone defends Moss after cocaine scandal

Actress Sharon Stone defended Kate Moss on Tuesday and implicitly criticized companies who were parting with the British supermodel after a newspaper alleged Moss had snorted cocaine.

The cocaine scandal has prompted two fashion houses -- Britain's Burberry and Swedish-based Hennes and Mauritz -- to sever ties with Moss.

France's Chanel said it would not renew her contract when it expired this month, but did not comment on whether the decision was linked to the cocaine scandal.

"I'd like to say as for Kate Moss, I understand that she has apologized and is changing her life. And I think that that is the most important thing that's happened," Stone, the star of sultry thriller "Basic Instinct," said in Paris.

"I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes in their life," she told a news conference at which she was being presented as the new face to promote Christian Dior's Capture Totale anti-ageing line.

Stone implicitly criticized the fashion houses who had parted with Moss, after Britain's Mirror tabloid featured grainy pictures that apparently showed the 31-year-old model taking large quantities of cocaine.

"Whether or not a house stands with her or not through it says more about the house than it does about her," Stone said.

"Because someone who doesn't allow someone to fail and change and grow -- it doesn't say very much about them, in my opinion."

The actress, 47, who made headlines earlier this year for raising $1 million in five minutes from business tycoons at the Davos World Economic Forum for African children, earned loud applause for her comments.

"If you are in here and haven't made a mistake, I'd like to meet you because I've been waiting for Jesus -- and today would be the day," Stone said to loud laughter.

Moss, whose annual earnings from modeling are estimated to be in excess of 4 million pounds, apologized last month to friends, family and business associates for her behavior.

"I take full responsibility for my actions," Moss said in a statement. "I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them."

Moss, who has a three-year-old daughter, was discovered by a modeling agency as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, and has graced the covers of countless magazines.

Paris Latsis Praises Ex-Fiancee, Paris

The engagement has been called off, but Paris Latsis has only kind words for his ex-fiancee, Paris Hilton.

The 22-year-old Greek shipping heir called Hilton "the most incredible woman I have ever met in my life," in a brief statement released Monday through Hilton publicist Elliott Mintz.

"I respect her decision and appreciate the very kind and generous manner in which she is handling her very difficult decision," Latsis said. "This was the best experience of my life and I will always be grateful for it."

Hilton, 24, announced over the weekend that she had ended their four-month engagement because she's "not ready for marriage" and didn't want it to end in divorce.

There were earlier reports the two families had been concerned about Latsis' lack of a job and Hilton's busy social life.

Latsis' father, Gregoris Kasidokostas, declined Saturday to say why the couple had broken up, but earlier had called a wedding postponement "common sense," according to People magazine's Web site. Latsis "is young and he should wait (for marriage)," Kasidokostas told People last week.

The couple became engaged in late May. Latsis gave the hotel heiress/reality TV star a 24-carat, $5 million diamond engagement ring.

A private sex tape of Hilton and an ex-boyfriend surfaced in 2003 just before the start of her Fox reality series, "The Simple Life." She has said she was embarrassed and humiliated that the tape ever became public.


IN the world of young Greek billionaires, Paris Hilton, 24, has traded up.

Hilton — who ditched her fiancι Paris Latsis, 23, a month ago but only formally announced it last week — has been romancing Mary-Kate Olsen's boyfriend, Stavros Niarchos, 20, whose princely family makes the Latsis clan, worth $7.5 billion according to Forbes, seem nouveau riche.

On Friday, the new duo showed up at Spider Club in L.A. and "made out all night and closed the place down," our spy said.

The next night, the couple was at Element with Paris' sister Nicky. Paris "tried to get the club to turn the lights down so no one could see her and Stavros make out," another spywitness recalled. "She also got the club to clear out the bathrooms for her and her friends so that no 'fans' would be in there with her."

Insiders predict Hilton's latest pairing — the party girl was also spotted cozying up to her music producer, Scott Storch, last month — won't last because the reserved Niarchos clan is so publicity-shy they didn't like Stavros dating Olsen.

"They haven't seen anything yet," snickered our source.

The Stavros conquest is also threatening Hiltie's friendship with Olsen and her sister Ashley because Mary-Kate is said to feel betrayed. In fact, a lot of Hilton's famous friends seem to be flocking elsewhere. "One Tree Hill" star Sophia Bush, Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and other young Hollywood hotties have all stopped hanging out with Hilton for various reasons.

However, Paris can console herself with her jewelry. We hear the hotel heiress intends to keep the $5 million, 24-carat diamond ring Latsis gave her.

Meanwhile, the entire Hilton family is up in arms over a planned Jerry Oppenheimer book on their clan.

Oppenheimer, whose recent expose on Anna Wintour, "Front Row: Anna Wintour," hit the best-seller lists, has been calling friends and family of Rick, Kathy, Paris and Nicky Hilton for a tome he is planning to do for HarperCollins.

Kathy Hilton has told friends, "If anyone participates in the book they will be banned from the family," and has even threatened several people, telling them, "I can make your life very difficult [if you help Oppenheimer]. I am a very powerful woman."


POOR Kate Moss. Bad enough she was caught on camera snorting lines of cocaine. Now, friends publicly lending their support include former abuser Naomi Campbell and the unfortunately named fashion editor Isabella Blow, who predicts Moss will rise again. "There's nothing more exciting than a flawed icon. She'll be in such demand," Blow told the London Metro. "She's like a very intelligent shrimp, so tiny, so clever, so perfectly formed. She's a pocket Venus." Meanwhile, the supermodel's name has become slang for cocaine in London. At a recent fashion party, revelers were overheard asking, "Have you got any Kate Moss on you?" or "Coming for a quick Kate Moss?"

Bravo Returns to 'Runway' in December

On the (high) heels of its Emmy nomination for best reality-competition program, Bravo's "Project Runway" is readying its return to the air.

The fashion-design competition will open its second season on Wednesday, Dec. 7, with 16 new aspiring designers vying for the chance to launch their own clothing line. Model Heidi Klum will return as host and judge, along with designer Michael Kors and Elle magazine fashion director Nina Garcia.

"The first season of 'Project Runway' generated incredible buzz and even more incredible designs," says Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo. "We are thrilled to bring back this high-quality, high-drama series with new design challenges that inspire the creativity from the designers that viewers expect."

As with season one, the would-be designers, who range in age from 22 to 51, will compete in a series of challenges at New York's Parsons The New School for Design, guided by the school's chairman, Tim Gunn. The winner will receive $100,000 in seed money to help launch a clothing line, a spread in Elle, a new car and a design mentorship at Banana Republic.

The 16 "Project Runway" contestants are:

Raymundo Baltazar, 24, Los Angeles
Kara Janx, 29, Johannesburg, South Africa
Chloe Dao, 33, Houston
Emmett McCarthy, 42, New York City
Marla Duran, 51, Allentown, Pa.
Santino Rice, 30, Los Angeles
Kirsten Ehrig, 37, Los Angeles
Heidi Standridge, 25, Atlanta
Diana Eng, 22, Jacksonville, Fla.
Nick Verros, 38, Los Angeles
Daniel Franco, 31, Los Angeles
Guadalupe Vidal, 29, Los Angeles
Andrae Gonzalo, 32, Los Angeles
Daniel Vosovic, 24, New York City
Zulema Griffin, 28, New York City
John Wade, 24, Los Angeles

Kate Moss documentary shows alleged drug footage

Model Kate Moss has been shown in a television documentary taking what the makers say is cocaine, an incident which has cost her valuable advertising contracts.

Sky One's "Kate Moss: Fashion Victim?," broadcast Monday evening, featured video footage of Moss apparently snorting cocaine in the company of her self-confessed heroin addict boyfriend, rock star Pete Doherty.

Moss has been embroiled in scandal since the Daily Mirror last month printed grainy pictures of the alleged drug-taking.

Retailer Burberry and Swedish-based fashion house Hennes & Mauritz responded by cutting their contracts with the 31-year-old model, and France's Chanel said it would not renew her contract when it expires next month.

Moss has released a statement apologizing to friends, family and business associates for her behavior.

Sky One said the hour-long documentary, which asked whether Moss could continue her career, provided a balanced debate over the role of the media and the fashion industry.

In the program model Sophie Anderton, who has admitted a former addiction to cocaine, said Moss had been "punished enough."

"I had a lot of friends that were extremely hedonistic, extremely debauched, swapping partners etc. So I have seen it in others," Anderton said.

"Whether this is true of Kate I don't know. The drugs were the most important thing to me."

Moss was asked to participate in the program but declined, Sky said.

Moss, who has a three-year-old daughter, was discovered by a modeling agency as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, and her waifish good looks have graced the covers of countless magazines.

Although her statement made no specific reference to the Mirror report, she said she took full responsibility for her actions.

"I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them," she said.

Her agent Sarah Doukas said Moss was "gutted, absolutely devastated," when she heard about the Mirror report.

Doukas said her client had left Britain for the time being, and that despite recent career setbacks, she was about to sign a new deal with an unnamed perfume company.

Media reports say Moss has checked in to the Meadows rehabilitation clinic in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Hold That Mink

ELLE Macpherson is the latest celebrity to renounce fur. We hear that the legendary model, who shot this fall's Blackglama mink ads, has her lawyers scrambling to cancel the campaign after PETA Vice President Dan Mathews sent her a letter detailing the cruelty to the animals and threatening she would become "the next J.Lo." PETA has dogged Jennifer Lopez's steps for supporting fur and even showed up with protesters at her Sweetface office during Fashion Week. Macpherson, wary of any bad press, wants whatever ads that have not already gone to press to be pulled. So far this year, Martha Stewart and Gisele Bundchen have joined the ranks of animal rights protesters.

Gushing Praise

NOW that she's given him the boot, Paris Hilton is bending over backwards to praise her dumped fiancι, Paris Latsis, as the greatest guy who ever lived. "I love Paris. He is my best friend, and it will be that way forever. This man treated me as no man ever has," the foxy hotel heir ess gushed yesterday. "Paris [Latsis] is a great guy, and we will handle this with dig nity and respect," she con tinued. Her ego-stroking came just one day after The Post reported how Hilton, 24, had given the 26-year-old Greek shipping and oil heir the heave-ho five months after announcing their engage ment. "I feel I'm just not ready for marriage. I have seen the breakups between people who love each other and rush into getting married too quickly — and I do not want to make that mis take," she said. Hilton in sisted the two will still make the Earth move to gether in other endeav ors. "We will also be business partners and have movies in the works," she said. What a difference from last month, when Hilton told Vanity Fair she was looking forward to settling down with Lat sis and thinking about having a baby. The Post's Cindy Adams first told of trouble in Paris-dise last Thursday when she reported how the Hiltons, Rick and Kathy, were overheard complaining about Latsis' lack of ambition.

Paris and Paris No More

Paris Hilton has ended her five-month engagement to a Greek shipping heir, according to a published report.

The celebutante-turned-model broke off the wedding plans with Paris Latsis, according to a report posted Friday on Us Weekly's Web site, which quoted a statement it said Hilton released to the magazine. "I'm sad to announce that I've called off my engagement. Over the last couple months I've realized that this is the right decision for me. We remain best of friends, and I'll always love him. I hope people will respect my privacy during this emotional time," Hilton told the magazine.

Hilton's publicist did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Hilton, 24 and Latsis, 22, became engaged in the spring.

"I'm so in love and grateful to have found such an honest and loyal person," she told Us Weekly at the time. "I feel like we were meant to be, and I'm happy to have found someone to spend the rest of my life with. He's amazing in every way."

Latsis gave the 24-year-old hotel heiress a 24 carat, $5 million US diamond engagement ring. It was not immediately clear what would happen to the ring.

British police, prosecutors considering charges against supermodel Kate Moss

Government prosecutors are advising police in their investigation of British supermodel Kate Moss' cocaine use, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday.

Scotland Yard sent case papers to prosecutors, asking for advice on whether there was enough evidence or sufficient public interest to charge Moss, said Russell Hayes, a spokesman with the Crown Prosecution Service. He said it was routine for police to ask for advice in such a case.

Without evidence, however, it is unlikely Moss will be charged.

Photos of Moss, 31, apparently snorting cocaine in a London music studio were published in the Daily Mirror tabloid earlier this month. She has since lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel.

London's police generally investigate drug dealers rather than users, but Ian Blair, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, earlier said police would consider "the impact of this kind of behaviour on impressionable young people."

Moss, who reportedly checked into The Meadows Clinic in Arizona according to British news reports, issued an apology last week, taking "full responsibility for my actions."

Sarah Doukas, head of the Storm modelling agency that represents Moss, said Wednesday that Moss would soon sign a contract to represent a luxury perfume brand.

Doukas also dismissed claims that Moss' three-year-old daughter Lila could be taken into protective custody. It was not immediately clear who was caring for the girl, and the Department for Education and Skills - which monitors child protection cases - wouldn't comment on the case on Friday, citing privacy rights of parents and their children.


ESTONIAN supermodel Carmen Kass fainted backstage during the Prada show in Milan this week, causing a kerfuffle and leading some to speculate that she might be expecting a little pawn from her chess-master beau, Eric Lobron. The sensitive guys at Women, who represent Kass, were less than concerned when we called. "I've got no comment on that," said Peter Cedeno. "We don't know about it, and it's none of your business," barked senior booker John Gnerre. Kass' tumble wasn't the only extra action at the show. PETA Europe campaigner Sebastian Coesch leapt on the runway with a banner that read, "Fur Kills," and proceeded to shout about murdering animals — causing Milla Jovovich and others in the audience to shift nervously in their seats. Coesch was taken away and held in jail overnight. Says PETA Vice President Dan Matthews, "If Carmen had seen an animal skinned alive, she would have passed out a lot quicker."


CRYSTAL Renn is a size 12, but she's walking in the Jean-Paul Gaultier show in Paris on Tuesday. Renn unhappily struggled for years to stay thin and work as a size 6 until her agent at Ford finally told her to stop dieting and just be herself. A favorite of photographer Steven Meisel, Renn represents a trend away from the sickly looking waifs who promote the notion that skeletal thin is in.

Reports: Moss Checks Into Rehab Clinic

Two British newspapers reported Thursday that Kate Moss has checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona.

Friends of the 31-year-old supermodel who was photographed apparently snorting cocaine told The Times that Moss flew to The Meadows clinic, where she will spend a month in "medical treatment and therapy."

A nurse on duty at the Wickenburg, Ariz., facility said she could not confirm or deny a patient's presence. The model's agent wasn't immediately available for comment Thursday. Several phone calls to the Storm modeling agency went unanswered.

Moss lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel worth millions of dollars after the photos were published in the Daily Mirror tabloid.

Moss issued an apology last week, taking "full responsibility for my actions." In her statement, Moss said, "I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them."

Sarah Doukas, head of the Storm modeling agency, said Wednesday that Moss would soon sign a contract to represent a luxury perfume brand.

"She loves modeling — and she needs to be busy," Doukas said.

We Hear...

THAT Donna Summer will sing tonight at the 20th anniversary party for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan for the likes of Liz Hurley, Chloe Sevigny, Gisele Bundchen and Elle Macpherson


OMAHRYA, the pierced and tattooed runway rebel who's injected some excitement into the modeling world in recent years, will play a mutant in "X-Men 3." The dishy Dominican is in Vancouver shooting the third installment of the superhero franchise. Omahrya previously appeared in "X-3" director Brett Ratner's "After the Sunset" and Damon Dash's "State Property 2." Ratner, who has always had an appreciation for models, let her fly back to New York to walk in Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. launch on the last night of Fashion Week.

'Top Model' Gets It Twisted

According to the listings, this week's episode of "America's Next Top Model" involves a highly taxing "shopping challenge." By the time 8 p.m. came around, I was already quaking in fear for everyone's safety.

Let's ignore the rumors about what's really between beetle-browed Coryn's shapely legs and get right to the catfights. By the end of the hour, yet another scissor walker will find herself on the wrong side of Miss J. Alexander's good graces. One more contestant will find herself pitched back into an ordinary world filled with fat people, eliminated from the competition. Time to trim the supermodel count down to 11.

We find our fledgling cover girls waking up and mumbling to each other about Ashley's departure last episode. They're also eyeing each other like they've just been told there's a Cylon in the house.

As Ebony puts it, any sign of weakness, and the housemates are "gonna pounce on you like a pack of hyenas to a carcass." The observation has the ring of prophesy.

The lovefest is interrupted by an experience that only the ridiculously beautiful would consider an ordeal: everybody into the limo; it's time to get your hair done.

Louis Licari is introduced as a legendary colorist. Well, if Tyra says so. Licari announces that each girl will receive a brand-new hairstyle that will set the tone for how each girl should present herself to the cameras in the future.

Nicole gets even more hair that she already has. Coryn gets blonde locks and matching beetle brows. Kim gets away virtually unscathed after receiving a red dye job and the reassurance that her androgeny is working just fine.

Diane gets a color often described in the fashion world as "wheat," which -- don't get it twisted! -- is really just another word for blonde.

Li'l Miss Dairy Queen goes brown. Bre gets flattened. Ebony gets braids longer than Naomi Campbell's rap sheet. The beautification just goes on and on and on.

And then comes true TV Land gold: Cassandra -- our pageant-bred, glassy-eyed fembot who just might be America's Next Top Serial Killer -- is told she's going to get a Mia Farrow crop -- circa "Rosemary's Baby." The horror dawns on Cassandra slowly, so slowly, as Kim punches the air in triumph.

And then the clouds burst.

Cassandra bawls for 12 hours. She weeps her way through the hacking and slashing like she's headed to her own hanging. Jay Manuel tries to plug the dam with little success.

"I love my hair," Cassandra bawls as if she were talking 'bout her dead granpappy. "I've always had my hair. Always."

Kim's joy at watching Cassandra suffer ends quickly after she finds a mirror.

"No boy," the new redhead mopes, "has this color hair."

After spending about six weeks braiding the hell out of Ebony, it's time for phase two of the extreme makeovers. From this day forward, each contestant has to follow whatever general style guidelines Cardinal Licari hands down.

Bre is instructed to go more ghetto fabulous, which anybody over three can understand.

Nicole must channel a 90s-era "wide-eyed supermodel." Check. Sarah gets to try her hand as a Ralph Lauren-type girl. Nik gets assigned the boho beat. Again, A-OK!

Jayla is told to tone down her rocker-chic tendencies and clean up a bit. She rises to the challenge, scorching it up in a subsequent photo shoot. Not so lucky is Cassandra, who gets another nuclear bomb dropped right into her reedy lap. Her newly assigned style: Mod. What does that mean? She has no idea. But in this case, it's fashionese for kryptonite. All Cassandra can figure out is that she can't act too girly anymore or someone will get real mad.

Back at the house the vampy vultures immediately start picking at what they assume will soon be Cassandra's corpse. Ebony and Nicole disappear into a recording room with a pair of bobbleheaded dolls in tow, using them to ape the beauty queen's ongoing obsession with her hair. For her part, Cassandra grabs the nearest phone and assures the hapless guy on the other end that he's gonna hate what he sees.

The next morning, it's up to the rooftop of the Luxe Hotel in the shockingly clean city of Beverly Hills. Ebony can't quite get her head around all the neatness. Enter James St. James, a legendary New York night owl who, until now, was best known for penning that tell-all about the Michael Alig club-kid murder. Now St. James has a new claim to fame: prancing across the Luxe rooftop in a Judy Garland frock and matching orange blazer.

He announces that each girl gets $500 to shop for an outfit matching her newly imposed "personal style." Only the winner of the challenge will be able to keep her outfit in the end. Then St. James grabs a bullhorn and declares that the games have begun. The models dutifully scurry down the street.

Cassandra immediately recruits Ebony to help with the whole "mod" mystery, with not much success. As St. James flits around Rodeo Drive barking into the blow horn, Lisa marches around the district like she's a regular at Donatella's palazzo in Tuscany.

The winner, natch: Lisa. She gets to pick two buddies to share her good fortune, and Lisa, Kim and Jayla have all kinds of fun plundering their favorite accessories off of the runners-up.

Next challenge: pick a partner, only to cut her off at the knees. The contestants are squired off to the middle of some nowhere with a bunch of horsies and hay bales and white wooden fences. Two models, one outfit each. Whoever models it better -- wins! Hee!

A beefy editorial photographer named Craig de Cristo arrives in a wife beater and the struggle begins. Ebony -- sweet, wordy, spirited Ebony -- steps in front of the camera and immediately collapses in a heap of nothing and nobody. Her hair takes over and starts partyng all over her face.

Diane also can't seem to figure out the shoot thing. In fact, she doesn't seem to love that body anymore.

Nik turns on the fierceness as a sort of homicidal Mary Poppins in search of a good shagging. Sarah climbs into the Ralph Lauren persona as if it's a comfy flannel shirt. Coryn seems to have stolen a good portion of Tyra's DNA. Nicole wisely lets her hair do a lot of the performing and comes off looking effortless, if not wide-eyed.

And, oh yes, Cassandra. After years of pageant chaperones barking at her to sit up straight, poor Cassandra makes a floppy attempt at a supermodel slouch and ends up looking like a wet scarecrow.

"She needs a miracle," Manuel notes.

And she gets one. The next thing you know, it's elimination time. Diane and Ebony wind up in the bottom two, and in the end, Tyra keeps the curvy girl.

Ebony is left standing all alone with nothing but a million tiny braids to keep her company.

Don't get too sad though; next week we just might get to see Sarah and Kim hit the sack.

Sky to show controversial Kate Moss footage

A documentary is set to show footage of British supermodel Kate Moss which Sky One says shows her snorting cocaine, as the furor over her alleged drug taking which cost her lucrative advertising deals refuses to go away.

Moss has been embroiled in scandal since The Mirror tabloid newspaper printed grainy pictures two weeks ago that apparently showed the 31-year-old taking drugs.

British retailer Burberry and Swedish-based fashion house Hennes & Mauritz responded by cutting their contracts with the model and France's Chanel said it would not renew her contract when it expires next month.

Moss released a statement apologizing to friends, family and business associates for her behavior.

Sky One said its documentary "Kate Moss: Fashion Victim?" would provide a balanced debate over the role of the media and the fashion industry and ask whether Moss could continue her career.

"The documentary aims to paint an honest picture of the landscape that formed the backdrop to the saga and in a worldwide exclusive, features video footage of the widely-reported incident involving Moss and her self-confessed heroin addict boyfriend, Pete Doherty," Sky said.

Moss, who has a two-year-old daughter, was discovered by a modeling agency as a 14-year-old schoolgirl and her waifish good looks have graced the covers of countless magazines.

Although her statement made no specific reference to the Mirror report, she said she took full responsibility for her actions.

"I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them," she said.

Her agent Sarah Doukas said Moss was "gutted, absolutely devastated," when she heard about the Mirror report.

"I read it over the phone to her and the avalanche started almost immediately," Doukas told the Times, in an interview granted at Moss' behest.

Doukas said her client had left Britain for the time being, and that despite recent career setbacks, she was about to sign a new deal with an unnamed perfume company.

The Sky One documentary will be shown on October 3.

Moss Said 'Devastated' by Drug Charges

Kate Moss is "devastated" by allegations of cocaine use that have cost her several lucrative contracts, the supermodel's agent was quoted as saying Wednesday.

Sarah Doukas, head of the Storm modeling agency, said Moss was considering leaving Britain after the furor spawned by photos in the Daily Mirror tabloid that appeared to show her snorting cocaine.

"She loves England. But I'm sure she's feeling concerned about living here again," Doukas was quoted as saying by The Times newspaper.

Doukas said Moss, 31, was "gutted, absolutely devastated" by the tabloid's story.

"I read it over the phone to her and the avalanche started almost immediately," Doukas was quoted as saying.

Moss, 31, lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel in the wake of the drug claims.

Doukas, who helped launch Moss's career after she spotted her in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when Moss was 14, said the model was continuing with her career and would soon sign a contract to represent a luxury perfume brand.

"She loves modeling — and she needs to be busy," Doukas said.


COKED-up cutie Kate Moss may be headed to rehab after issuing a public apology, but friends say she's showing no remorse in private. We're told one of Moss' first comments when the drug photos surfaced was, "Oh, well, there goes my second career." Moss staged a comeback after an earlier battle with addiction landed her at London's Priory clinic. Moss, who was recently spotted in Scottsdale, Ariz., near the Meadows rehab center, has shown less concern about losing custody of her daughter, Lila Grace. Another pal reported, "She just told her agent three days ago that she doesn't give a [bleep] what people think, she will not change her lifestyle because of a tabloid or public opinion." The supermodel may hold on to her Rimmel cosmetics contract, however. Ironically, the campaign she just shot for them is for a product called "Recover." And the London Daily Telegraph reports she's been talking to director Ron Howard about starring in a movie about the fashion industry.

High Over Paris

PARIS Hilton found herself under a gyrating, near-7-foot-tall, cross-dressing performer at Las Vegas variety show "Beacher's Madhouse" the other night at the Hard Rock. Leonid the Magnificent — in a white thong, yards of silver chains and gobs of makeup — pulled Paris out of the audience, laid her down on the stage, and swiveled his nether-regions over her as he hula-hooped and balanced swords, The Post's Stefan C. Friedman reports. As Leonid tried to de-top her in front of the crowd, Paris playfully whined, "My fiancι's going to kill me!"

Naomi Campbell defends fellow model Kate Moss amid cocaine allegations

Naomi Campbell has spoken out in support of Kate Moss, who has lost three modelling contracts and is being investigated by London police on allegations that she used cocaine.

"Kate Moss is my friend ... I think it's like everybody is being bad to her," the 35-year-old supermodel told a news conference Sunday in the Colombian capital where she was judging a modelling competition.

"It's not the first time it has happened in the world ... it's really like a vendetta," said Campbell, who has said that she nearly self-destructed from her use of cocaine.

Pictures published in a British tabloid appeared to show Moss using cocaine. Moss, 31, issued a statement last week apologizing to "all the people I have let down."

"I take full responsibility for my actions," she said. Her statement stopped short of specifying whether she had used cocaine.

Meanwhile, the modelling agency in London that represents Moss said it would support her in the face of the allegations.

"I feel compelled to speak out in defence of Kate Moss following recent days of speculation and, in many cases, ill-informed and inaccurate stories," Sarah Doukas, director of the Storm agency, said in a statement Sunday.

"I know Kate, and I have represented her for the last 18 years. Over this time she has consistently demonstrated herself to be a professional and exceptional model and a loyal, special and dear friend to me and countless others," Doukas said.

Campbell said it was wrong to blame the modelling industry for drug abuse and eating disorders among young women.

She agreed to take part in a program run by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Colombia to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Campbell said she wanted to help in "providing a safe environment for models and preventing exploitation of human beings."

More than a dozen Colombian models from the Elite modelling agency recently attended a U.N. course in Bogota on how to spread the message about the risks of being lured abroad and sexually exploited.

Colombian police estimate that up to 50,000 Colombians, including many underage girls and boys, have been forced into prostitution, mainly in Japan, Spain and Holland.


NICKY Hilton and Teresa Heinz Kerry being shampooed next to each other at the posh John Barrett salon at Bergdorf Goodman . . . RACHEL Hunter and stylist Philip Bloch on East 53rd Street at 7:50 a.m. sharing a copy of The Post . . . SIBERIAN supermodel Irina Pantaeva showing off her 2-year-old son to singer Vanessa Carlton and Kate Shindler (Miss USA '98) at the Dylan Hotel . . .

We Hear...

THAT Naomi Campbell and Margherita Missoni have already slapped down over $1 million for one of the fully furnished luxury apartments in the Cipriani 55 Wall Street Club residences

Macpherson to Star in 'Legend' Ad Campaign

Elle Macpherson stars in the new "What Becomes a Legend Most?" advertising campaign for Blackglama mink.

Macpherson, 42, was one of the world's top-earning supermodels in the 1990s. She starred opposite Hugh Grant in 1994's "Sirens" and had a recurring role in the NBC sitcom "Friends."

In recent years, the Blackglama "Legend" campaign has featured models including Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and Cindy Crawford.

"Elle Macpherson is a great addition to this very exclusive group," Ed Brennan, chief executive officer and president of American Legend Mink, said in a recent statement. "She embodies everything that Blackglama looks for in a legend — glamour, sophistication and a timeless elegance."

American Legend Mink is the holding company for the Blackglama brand.

The ads will run in leading fashion publications this fall.

Wrinkle Free

CALVIN Klein came the other night to the launch of dermatologist to the stars Dr. Pat Wexler's skin-care line. On Calvin's arm, at the party hosted by Carolina Herrera, was ex-wife Kelly Klein. The other big surprise was James Earl Jones. Among the guests, who all looked creamy and fresh, were Natasha Richardson, Christie Brinkley, Bernadette Peters, Vera Wang and Tory Burch. The only complaint heard was from Dr. Wexler herself, who whispered she didn't have time for her own Botox.

New Kate Moss Shocker

SIENNA Miller must be thrilled that Kate Moss' life is going to hell in a Gucci handbag. Miller went thermonuclear when reports surfaced that before he nailed the nanny, her lover Jude Law had wild three-way sex with a coked-up Moss and his ex, Sadie Frost. Before she took him back, Miller forced Law to make a list of all the women he'd slept with — but he'd omitted Moss' name. Now the Daily Telegraph in London reports Burberry, which dropped Moss in the wake of the coke scandal, will likely hire Miller as her replacement. Miller has ordered Law to keep it in his pants and keep away from Frost and Moss, or else. Meanwhile, Moss' contract with cosmetics giant Rimmel will likely be torn up, insiders say, following in the footsteps of H&M and Chanel. And we're told Jefferson Hack, father of Moss' daughter, Lila Grace, is now pressing for sole custody. Of course, PAGE SIX readers saw this coming. Back in January, when Moss and smack-rocker Pete Doherty first hooked up, we quoted a Moss pal: "Kate's friends think this is a really bad idea. He's a bad influence. They're really worried about her daughter."

Moss Goes From Supermodel to Pariah

Barely a teenager and posing topless in a Calvin Klein underwear ad, Kate Moss sashayed her way onto magazine covers 15 years ago amid criticism of her uber-thin "heroin chic" image.

Now recent pictures of Moss allegedly snorting cocaine in a London studio have turned the 31-year-old fashion icon into a pariah, with fashion companies canceling or not renewing contracts worth millions of dollars.

Moss issued an apology Thursday, taking "full responsibility for my actions." Her dramatic fall has forced a re-think on fashion's role models, and has raised questions about how an industry notorious for its drug-fueled party life can cultivate Moss' bad-girl image, then turn on her once that image matches reality.

"It's hypocritical," said pop culture lecturer Cary Cooper of Lancaster University. "The industry saw the warning signs. Others saw the warning signs. Something should have been done sooner."

Moss was dropped by Burberry, Chanel and Swedish clothing giant H&M. The British cosmetics company Rimmel London said Thursday it was "reviewing" her $2.3 million contract.

In her statement, Moss said, "I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them."

Originally from the unglamorous south London suburb of Croydon, Moss was discovered in 1988 by Storm agency founder Sarah Doukas at New York's John F. Kennedy airport. Two years later, topless pictures of the 14-year-old were splashed across billboards amid condemnation of Moss' waifish appearance, blank stare and emaciated figure.

The talk intensified as Moss entered adulthood. She boosted her stock by dating actors such as Johnny Depp and most recently Pete Doherty, the 26-year-old former Libertines frontman who has been in and out of drug rehab.

In 1998, she made headlines when she checked into a London rehab clinic for what was termed "exhaustion." Two years later, she was hospitalized again, reportedly for a kidney infection. In 2003, the chain-smoker was diagnosed with a "sleeping disorder." Allegations of her cocaine use never let up.

French fashion consultant Anne de Champigneuil said Moss should have been more careful. "People are lucky to have such great contracts, and they need to respect them ... It's a shame to give (fans) this example. Everyone identifies with a star."

Icelandic fashion designer Helga Vjornsson thought differently.

"It's really unfair," said Vjornsson, who lives off the legendary Parisian shopping street Rue du Faubourg St Honore. "She may be a product but she's a human being, too. The media are responsible for her loss of success or work."

It was the media that fueled Moss' rise with constant shots of the wide-eyed, 5-foot-6 beauty — and the paparazzi were just as quick to help her fall.

She recently settled a libel suit with Britain's Sunday Mirror, which published an article in January alleging that Moss had to be revived from a cocaine-induced coma in June 2001.

That same tabloid ran the pictures of her apparent cocaine use last week.

The Sun newspaper published new drug-related claims Thursday. Moss's lawyer, Gerrard Tyrell, denied the allegations. But that didn't matter to people like Marilena Rossina, one of many Londoners reading the latest headlines about Moss.

"She's been doing it for years, and we all know it," said Rossina, 38. "It's not like cocaine is something new in the modeling industry. But I'm worried about her child (Moss has a nearly 3-year-old daughter) and she's in the public eye — a role model for a lot of teen girls."

But French actress and model Catherine Deneuve, a former face of Chanel No. 5, said Moss' private life should be kept private.

"She's a great model. If she's ruining her personal life, that belongs to her," said Deneuve, 61. "What she does in her private life is very private. I find it unbearable that maybe someone shot her (picture), stole the photos then sold them."

"She's (Moss) an exceptional model, it is just a bad moment for her," said Vincenzo Liberato, who handles fashion casting for the Italian magazine Amica. "Media attack and tear down anything they want and they go especially against those who have made such a clear mistake."

Police announced they may question Moss, who was worth an estimated $26.3 million in 2000.

"There's a tendency to create a myth," said Simone Marchetti, a fashion writer for the Italian women's magazine Donna Moderna, "and then to destroy it."

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's 'Top Model'

All hail Tyra Banks, whose amazing stunt on daytime TV yesterday left me all psyched up for the fifth season of "America's Top Model" tonight. On her talk show, dubbed "Tyra," the supermodel let another woman feel her boobies, administer a mammogram and, finally, deem those ta-tas to be 200 percent natural, girl! Because fake breasts? That's just not how Tyra rolls.

Welcome to season five, episode one, of "Top Model," which stretches over two hours and will, when it ends, leave us with 12 new "diamonds in the rough." At stake: representation with the Ford agency, a spread in Elle magazine, a cover spot on Elle Girl and a $100,000 contract with Cover Girl.

First we need to get through 36 semi-finalists. Immediately, we learn that Susanna is 19 and kind of small and an utter black hole of negativity who has no friends. For the love of St. Jude, just let the girl win.

Once the girls are assembled for the first time, on a pretty hotel balcony in Beverly Hills, the cattiness starts apace. Here comes photo shoot director Jay Manuel to introduce himself and let the entire she-wolf pack bask in his fabulousness. A herd of spaghetti arms and legs immediately flies toward Jay. They're just so excited to, like, be there, you know?

Before the contestants can even retire to their hotel to snipe at each other over how to make Ramen noodles, they get a challenge: Pose for "Miss J. Alexander," runway guru, show judge, and the only man who can really walk in high heels. Before anyone can register just how confusing that all is, enter Tyra Banks. (Cue screams! All right, stop. Somewhere nearby a bunch of voles and shrews just dropped dead.)

Finally, comes the show's signature milieu: the now-famous March of the Skinnies, in which we get to meet each and every tiny girl with outsized dreams and a mama who didn't love her, oh no, she didn't. Each contender clomps up to Tyra's judging table, across that cold, unforgiving hardwood floor, clad only in a bikini, bowing and scraping and moaning that Tyra is the whole reason each of them is there.

First up: Bre, who, despite the fact that she's occasionally too lazy to bathe, does not smell like the cheese. After being declared powder fresh, off she goes. She's followed, in rapid -- very rapid -- succession, by Kyle, heretofore to be referred to only as Li'l Miss Dairy Queen; Kim, whose short hair, agro walk and linebacker pose earn her comparisons to a football player; and Jayla, who immediately announces that she's a Jehovah's Witness and a fornicator.

After a slight pause so that the girls can go to the grocery store and get Nicole some Chapstick forthwith, we get more hardwood stompers. This time we're introduced to Nik, a girl with ridiculously gorgeous eyes and killer mystery hair that temporarily baffles the panel; Diane, the lone fat girl whose job requires routine trips into the 'hood; Susanna, whom we can't trash anymore because she's missing part of her breast; Cassandra, the Texas pageant queen; and Ashley, who reveals her secret to success. Her family has a "pretty gene."

There are others, including Nicole, an English-rose type with a flair for complaints; Coryn, who needs to get herself to the eyebrow plucker pronto; and Ebony, who cannot stop saying, "Don't get it twisted."

More, more, more contestants: April, whose fake eyelashes can double as moustaches; Whitney, proudly representing Future Farmers of America; Lisa, an Angelino with physics-defying, Karen Black-style eyeballs and yet another sob story about a feckless mom; and Boonville's own Sarah, who cannot walk and do anything else at the same time. But Sarah also has, as she puts it, "big-ass lips," which will keep her in the running.

The first task for our hotties: strut the catwalk in a fashion show -- for the losers. Only 20 models get to perform. The rest get eliminated and get to cheer on their betters from the cheap seats.

Poor sad Susanna is put out of her misery immediately, eliminated and forlorn, along with 15 other runners-up.

Kim frightens J. Alexander with a rather unique catwalk.

Sarah nearly breaks her neck wearing a pair of high heels. A pattern begins to emerge.

The next day, it's one-on-one time. Each remaining contestant gets to lock herself in a room with Tyra and say something -- anything -- to convince the host not to eliminate her. Regina, a lovely redhead with a large ass, says she feels most alive when she's modeling. Another girl compares herself to a forest fire. Still other aspiring models parade through Tyra's room and cry their eyes out.

Seven more girls get axed, including April the fake eyelash lady and Regina of the Large Buttocks. Remaining: Cassandra, Nic, Kyle, Ashley, Bre, Kim, Sarah, Jayla, Coryn, Nicole, Diane, Lisa and Ebony.

At this point we get the requisite tour about town. Robin Leach arrives to squire our beauties around Beverly Hills and then drop them at their new home, which is stuffed chock full of shoes, and baby tees that say "G-Unit," and perfume and pillows and -- eeeee! It's just so amazing!

The contestants don't get much time before their next challenge: another fashion show. This time it's part of a celebrity party, one hosted by Life and Style magazine. The girls get picked up in a white stretch Ford SUV limo, whose insides are decorated entirely in pink, reminding us of a large vagina on wheels.

Tori Spelling shows up to the party. We see no other celebrities.

But then it gets even better. The "Top Model" producers have created a labyrinth of a runway, basically designed so that the contestants will slam into each other. It's all in good fun.

Rap star Nate Dogg emcees, wearing a head bandana so natty it can practically catwalk on its own. Kim fumbles her way through the exciting new world of makeup. Sarah nearly breaks her neck on the thanks to another towering pair of heels, but Nate Dogg saves the day, declaring, "She still fine. Mmm mmm mmm."

In the limo on the way home, Kim, who has mentioned about eight times that she's a lesbian, tells Sarah she's beautiful. The two of them proceed to make out; Nicole labels the whole thing as "Models Gone Wild."

Yet another challenge stretches before the models the next day: they must dress up as superheroes and flit about with the help of a strong cable, pretending to fly and rescue people. They must also impress Nigel Barker, a foxy British photographer who gets to leer at each contestant as she lolls about dangling from the wire. Poor Coryn must conquer a fear of heights but ends up coming out ahead, thanks to an athletic figure and an energetic approach to boot.

Now only 12 girls can remain to follow Tyra on this "journey" toward glamour and a Cover Girl contract. They're all herded into the final judging room, where they meet Twiggy and pretend to know who she is. Twiggy replaces Janice Dickenson.

By the end we've whittled things down to stumblin' Sarah and Ashley, who seems a bit surprised to be in the Bottom Two. Where is her pretty gene now? In the end the judges give Sarah a second chance to put her, er, better foot forward. And Ashley, blessed as she is with Sharon Stone looks, is sent packing.

"To be crushed, it sucks and to be crushed first, it sucks," Ashley says before she leaves.

Nay, nay, nay. What really sucks? Getting your hair cut off when you love it so. According to the teaser, that's what's coming for at least one aspiring model next week.

Model Kate Moss apologizes after cocaine reports

British supermodel Kate Moss broke her silence on Thursday over newspaper allegations she had snorted cocaine, apologizing to friends, family and business associates for her behavior.

But her statement made no specific reference to reports last week in the Mirror tabloid featuring grainy pictures that apparently showed the 31-year-old taking large quantities of cocaine.

"I take full responsibility for my actions," she said in a statement released by her modeling agency Storm.

"I also accept that there are various personal issues that I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them.

"I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others."

The cocaine scandal has already prompted two fashion houses -- London-based Burberry and Swedish-based Hennes and Mauritz -- to sever ties with the most famous face in fashion, while France's Chanel said it would not renew her contract when it expires next month.

On Thursday, the Rimmel cosmetic brand said its deal with Moss was "under review" because of the allegations.

Moss, whose annual earnings from modeling are estimated to be in excess of four million pounds, has yet to address the specific allegations made against her in the Mirror report.

Neither her lawyer nor modeling agency could immediately be reached to comment on the statement.

Cosmetics Firm Reviewing Kate Moss Deal

The Rimmel London cosmetics firm said Thursday it was reviewing its contract with model Kate Moss after newspaper photos apparently showed her snorting cocaine.

The statement came two days after the firm said it planned to continue its four-year association with the model.

Pictures recently published in the Daily Mirror newspaper appeared to show the 31-year-old Moss snorting cocaine. Moss acknowledged last week that tabloid reports of her recent cocaine use were true.

British police also said they were investigating the allegations.

"Rimmel London is shocked and dismayed by the recent press allegations surrounding Kate Moss' behavior. We are currently reviewing her contract," company spokeswoman Caroline Pycroft.

Hennes & Mauritz, Europe's largest fashion retailer, earlier dropped Moss from an upcoming ad campaign.

Chanel said Wednesday it would not renew Moss' contract when it expires in October but said the decision was unrelated to the drug allegations. Moss has been the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume since 2002.

The fashion company Burberry also announced that it had agreed with Moss to cancel plans for an upcoming campaign. Burberry said it was "saddened by her current circumstances."


SURLY "Project Runway" winner Jay McCarroll is said to be furious with his patron saint, Heidi Klum, because she nixed the dress he made for her to wear to the Emmys in favor of a wispy, floral, off-the-shoulder Christian Dior frock. McCarroll, who is now filming 12 episodes of "Project Jay" — a follow-up show to "Project Runway" — whipped up an outfit for Klum, who had given birth just six days earlier to Henry, her and Seal's son, all of which was documented by a camera crew. McCarroll was said to be shocked that his dress was not picked. But a rep for Klum said that McCarroll's design was just one of the dresses she tried on. "The day of the Emmys, the gown just did not work. It probably was the most challenging task of 'Project Runway' ever — design a dress for a woman who has just given birth."

Tyra Banks Proves Breasts Are Real on TV

Talk about keeping it real: Tyra Banks underwent a televised sonogram on her new talk show to prove that her breasts aren't fake.

"I'm tired of this rumor. It's something that's followed me forever," the supermodel said Tuesday on "The Tyra Banks Show."

After Banks asked the men in the audience to leave, Dr. Garth Fisher from ABC's "Extreme Makeover" performed a touch test and then the sonogram. He concluded: "Tyra Banks has natural breasts; there are no implants."

"By no means am I saying a breast implant is a bad thing, but it's not a choice that I made," the 31-year-old model said. "But it's something that a lot of the public ... think that I have, and that's so frustrating for me."

Banks, who models for Victoria's Secret, also displayed how her push-up bra exaggerated her body. However, Banks said she's not totally real.

"I got fake hair, y'all. I got fake eyelashes."

The hour-long show was, as Banks declared, "all about breasts!" It also featured lessons on proper fitting and an appearance from a slimmed-down Anna Nicole Smith.

Aside from her syndicated daytime talk show (check local listings), Banks also hosts "America's Next Model." The fifth installment of the UPN reality series was to premiere Wednesday (8 p.m. EDT).

Chanel Not Renewing Kate Moss' Contract

Chanel will not renew a contract with Kate Moss that expires in October, but a spokeswoman said Wednesday it had nothing to do with recent publicity about the supermodel's cocaine use. "Kate Moss has a contract until the end of October," said Julie Le Blevec, spokeswoman for Chanel perfumes. She added, "We are not planning to stop the advertisements before then." Moss has been the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume since 2002. "The contract was always going to end in October," Le Blevec said. She denied media reports that Chanel was dropping Moss and said the decision was not based on the model's recent acknowledgment of using drugs. "It's not about renewing the contract or not. The contract finishes at the end of October and we don't have any projects with her," Le Blevec said. H&M, Europe's largest fashion retailer, said Tuesday it would drop a planned advertising campaign with the 31-year-old model after she acknowledged recently using cocaine. Recent pictures published in Britain's Daily Mirror appeared to show Moss snorting cocaine, prompting London police Wednesday to say they were investigating the allegations. Any decision about charges, London's police chief said, should take account of the impact of the case on young people. Sir Ian Blair, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, told reporters that he had been involved in the decision to investigate Moss. He said he didn't wish to comment directly on the case, but added: "We have to look at the impact of this kind of behavior on impressionable young people and if there is evidence, something should be done about it. "I can remember being asked a question about a previous individual who was given a caution. I think that was a wrong decision." London's police generally investigate drug dealers rather than users, but that policy is "adaptable to the impact of events," Blair said.

Martha, Tyra cook up so-so ratings

Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks and Judge Alex Ferrer toughed out their first week in syndication with steady, if not spectacular, ratings deliveries.

Meanwhile, returning talker "Dr. Phil" is generating even higher Nielsen numbers after moving to new stations in the key markets of Los Angeles and Chicago.

The massively publicized "Martha" averaged a 2.2 rating/7 share in the top 53 "metered" markets in the week ended September 18 after debuting September 12 with a 2.4/8 and falling off a bit midweek (to a 2.1/7 on Wednesday and Thursday) and rebounding slightly Friday (2.2/7), according to Nielsen Media Research.

However the show suffered a 21% drop Monday to a 1.9/6 when comparing the same day last week. One likely reason for the drop could be the fact that "Martha" in several markets -- including Los Angeles -- airs opposite "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which had its premiere Monday with an episode that featured an interview with Jennifer Aniston.

Meanwhile, "The Tyra Banks Show" ended last week and started this week with its highest rating to date (Friday and Monday tied at a 1.4/4). That's up 8% from its September 12 debut of a 1.3/4, which was also the average of its first week.

"Judge Alex" averaged a 1.9/6 during its first week on the air, after debuting September 12 with a 2.0/6.

"Dr. Phil," which kicked off its fourth season September 12, saw improvement in two top markets where it began airing this season for the first time. The talker switched from NBC-owned KNBC-TV to CBS-owned KCBS-TV in Los Angeles (both 4 p.m. slots) and from NBC's WMAQ-TV to CBS' WBBM-TV in Chicago (moving from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.).

On KCBS, "Dr. Phil" averaged a 4.3/10 on Monday, which is up 16% from its 3.7/9 from the same day a year ago. On WBBM, the 3.7/9 average for Monday was up 37% over the same day last year (2.7/8). Overall, the talker averaged a 4.8/12 in the top markets during its first week on the air.

British police to probe Kate Moss drug claims

British police are to investigate newspaper reports that supermodel Kate Moss took illegal drugs, London's Scotland Yard said on Wednesday. "Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur has reviewed the matter and had asked officers from the specialist crime directive to look at reports as highlighted in a national newspaper," a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said. The inquiry comes after the Daily Mirror newspaper printed pictures of the 31-year-old model that the British tabloid said showed her snorting cocaine. Police said any investigation would require more evidence than newspaper photos before it could proceed. On Tuesday Swedish-based fashion giant Hennes and Mauritz said it had canceled an advertising campaign using Moss following the allegations. Moss has previously denied taking hard drugs and has yet to comment on the Mirror's claims. H&M said it had made its decision after talking to Moss, who it said was regretful. It gave no further details. "H&M has decided to cancel the advertising campaign with model Kate Moss. H&M distances itself strongly from drugs and for several years has been actively engaged in drug prevention work with the Mentor Foundation," the company said. "After examining the situation H&M decided that the campaign with Kate Moss is not compatible with H&M's clear rejection of drugs," the group added. Moss's waifish good looks have graced the covers of countless magazines. She was discovered by a modeling agency as a 14-year-old schoolgirl and went on to become one of the most famous faces on the catwalk. In 1998 she was admitted to London's Priory clinic, which has treated many celebrities for drink and drug problems, suffering from exhaustion. Moss was signed up by H&M to front its high-profile autumn collection designed by Stella McCartney. She has contracts with other major fashion and cosmetic houses, which have refused to comment so far. British media have reported that Moss earns around 4 million pounds a year through commercial contracts.

Impact on Youth a Factor in Moss Case

Police are investigating allegations that model Kate Moss has recently used cocaine, Metropolitan Police said Wednesday. Any decision about charges, London's police chief said, should take account of the impact of the case on impressionable young people. Confirmation of the investigation came a day after H&M, Europe's largest fashion retailer, dropped the 31-year-old model from an upcoming ad campaign. Pictures published in the Daily Mirror appeared to show her snorting cocaine. Sir Ian Blair, the commissioner of Metropolitan Police, told reporters that he had been involved in the decision to investigate Moss. He said he didn't wish to comment directly on the case, but said: "We have to look at the impact of this kind of behavior on impressionable young people and if there is evidence something should be done about it. "I can remember being asked a question about a previous individual who was given a caution. I think that was a wrong decision." London's police generally investigate drug dealers rather than users, but that policy is "adaptable to the impact of events," Blair said.

Is Paris Burning?

WHERE in the world is Paris Latsis? Paris Hilton's wealthy fiancι has been awfully absent of late. For almost a month, Hilton — who has had a problem with fidelity in the past — has been palling around with her record producer Scott Storch. More recently she was in Brazil in the company of a local playboy. Accord ing to, Hilton was at a photo shoot "openly flirting with Brazilian playboy Ricardo Mansur and casting him long, loving looks." When asked by Star magazine about Latsis at the Emmys, Hilton replied: "[He] is at home with the dog. He's probably on the couch right now. He doesn't like to come out to these things. He doesn't like to get his picture taken." Since when?


JOHN Stamos is happy for ex-wife Rebecca Romijn, who announced Monday she was engaged to "Stand By Me" actor Jerry O'Connell. Stamos told PAGE SIX: "I wish them nothing but the best" — which is more than what a few friends of the former couple can say. One pal of Stamos and Romijn said: "Monday would have been John and Rebecca's wedding anniversary had they stayed married. It just seems tacky." Romijn and O'Connell actually got engaged on Sunday.

Rebecca Romijn Engaged to Jerry O'Connell

Rebecca Romijn, whose screen credits include the "X-Men" films and "Rollerball," is engaged to Jerry O'Connell.

The couple became engaged over the weekend in New York after dating for a year, Us Weekly magazine reported Tuesday. O'Connell's publicist, Joy Fehily, confirmed those details to The Associated Press.

"We couldn't be happier and are looking forward to the next chapter of our lives," the couple said in a joint statement.

No other details were available.

Romijn, 32, was married to John Stamos (television's "Full House") for six years. They announced their split in April of last year and their divorce was finalized in March. She has since dropped Stamos from her last name.

Earlier this year, Romijn finished filming "Man About Town," which features O'Connell. They also worked together on "The Alibi," which hasn't been released.

The 31-year-old O'Connell, whose films include "Stand by Me," "Jerry Maguire," "Tomcats" and "Mission to Mars," stars in the NBC medical crime drama, "Crossing Jordan."

We Hear...

THAT a few guests at Gwen Stefani's fashion show after-party Sunday night at Andre Balazs' Hotel QT jumped naked into the lobby swimming pool to the amusement of Naomi Campbell, John Galliano, Nicky Hilton and boyfriend Kevin Connolly . .

Top This Stunt

TYRA Banks is so fed up with people thinking her breasts are fake, she takes off her bra on "The Tyra Banks Show" today and has a plastic surgeon examine her mammoth mammaries. The supermodel, who tells the upcoming Parade magazine she's up to 150 pounds, keeps her shirt on during the entire TV segment. The lucky surgeon confirms that yes, her lovely bosom is free of implants and totally real. Justifying the ratings stunt, Banks explained, "It's very frustrating for me to have to live my career with people thinking that." But how will she top her top next week?


GAY porn star Michael Lucas went to unusual lengths to catch Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief show Friday night. After attending the swishtastic Heatherette collection in the tents, the crafty he-whore hid under a makeup table backstage for three hours so he could sneak into Campbell's runway fest — where Beyoncι was overheard complaining that she was "buried in the middle" of the show. Lucas — whom HX magazine recently dubbed the "biggest media whore of the year" — was later spotted horning in on photos with Nicole Richie and Tyson Beckford. Later that night at Marquee, Gene Simmons, Boy George, Amanda Hearst, Nicky Hilton, and Tinsley and Topper Mortimer celebrated Heatherette catwalker Lydia Hearst's 21st birthday. Tonight, the fun-loving Heatherette crew hosts a farewell to Fashion Week at Sky Studios with Veuve Cliquot, which is apparently supplying a pool of live penguins to provide the entertainment. Hear that, PETA?

'Domino' Runs Out of Montreal

The world premiere of New Line's "Domino," which was supposed to be the major mainstream showcase of the New Montreal FilmFest, has apparently been cancelled.

As of Tuesday (Sept. 20) morning, the "Domino" event was still listed on the FilmFest's website as a red carpet premiere, but Variety is reporting that while the film's Canadian distributor promised a print to Montreal, New Line had other ideas. A New Line spokesman tells the industry trade paper that without any "Domino" talent available to promote the film, the company decided there was no benefit to the early sneak.

The recently completed final cut of the film was first shown to critics last week and "Domino" is still scheduled for a theatrical premiere on Oct. 14.

The Tony Scott-directed effort stars Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey and a former model and bounty hunter. The real Domino Harvey died of an overdose on painkillers during the summer.

The New Montreal FilmFest is expected to announce a new film for the Sunday, Sept. 25 closing gala.

Charity auction featuring autographed photos of Eva Longoria & Felicity Huffman

Hewlett-Packard is sponsoring a charity auction of 40 signed celebrity photographs taken at the recent Toronto Film Festival, including Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman.

The auction for these photos ends September 29th. The winning bidder will get the autographed photo and an HP Photosmart 375 Compact printer, also signed by the actress.

The proceeds from the auction will benefit the American Red Cross ( and DATA, ( the not-for-profit organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono.

You can find the auction at Be sure to scroll down to the middle of the auction page. When you “click for more images” you’ll be taken to a slide show that shows the autograph on both the photo and the printer.

Complete List:

There are two groups of photos in the auction. Here is the complete list of stars in the auction, with the dates people will be able to bid on the photo.

September 12-22
Anne Hathaway
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Elle Macpherson
Zooey Deschanel
Robin Wright Penn

September 19-29
Alan Cumming
Anthony Hopkins
Cameron Crowe
Elijah Wood
Eva Longoria
Felicity Huffman
Forest Whitaker
Freddy Rodriguez
Gabriel Byrne
Greg Kinnear
Gretchen Mol
Isabella Rossellini
Kate Hudson
Kevin Bacon
Kurt Russell
Liev Schreiber
Miranda Richardson
Pierce Brosnan
Ray Liotta
Richard E. Grant

the Trust the Man cast:
Bart Freundlich
David Duchovny
Eva Mendes
James LeGros
Julianne Moore
Maggie Gyllenhaal

the Edison cast:
LL Cool J
Piper Perabo
Dylan McDermott
Justin Timberlake
Morgan Freeman

Just Asking

WHICH famous fashionista is so intent on winning when she plays tennis that she resorts to cheating on line calls?

Hilton Snub

THAT Valentino is a man of extravagant tastes is well documented, but the fashion designer shows his true style in a profile in The New Yorker. When writer Michael Specter asked the aging couturier if he would like to design Paris Hilton's wedding dress, he "shuddered" and replied, "No, I don't like her. She is marrying the son of a friend of mine. They have billions. She is vulgar, and she is not even pretty." After pausing for a moment to gather breath, Valentino concluded, "The Hiltons, they have nothing." Ouch.

Missing Model

ANGELINA Jolie was a surprise no-show at the press conference to announce hers as the new face of St. John clothing. Jolie is taking over from Gisele Bundchen and Kelly Gray as the face of the 2006 campaign, but insiders said, "She didn't show because she realized she would have to take questions from reporters."

H&M Says Kate Moss Apologized for Drug Use

Supermodel Kate Moss acknowledged to the Hennes & Mauritz clothing chain that tabloid allegations that she recently used cocaine are true, an H&M spokeswoman said Saturday.

Moss, who is to model one of H&M's upcoming clothing lines, has apologized for her drug use and promised in writing to abide by a company policy that models be "healthy, wholesome and sound," spokeswoman Liv Asarnoj said.

H&M had decided to keep Moss on, Asarnoj told The Associated Press in a phone interview from the company's headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

"We strongly disapprove of her action," Asarnoj said. "We feel that this is very unfortunate."

Asarnoj said Moss had acknowledged the allegations of drug use were true.

"That's why she was so regretful," Asarnoj said. "We are giving her a second chance."

Noelle Doukas, who answered the phone at the Storm modeling agency in London, which represents Moss, 31, said no one there was available to comment on the allegations, which have filled Britain's newspapers.

The Daily Mirror tabloid printed images from a video which it said showed the model doing five lines of cocaine in 40 minutes at a late-night music recording session, preparing them with a credit card and snorting the drug through a five-pound note.

The tabloid said the video was made at a West London recording studio last week during "a Mirror undercover investigation," but gave no further details.

The newspaper said Moss had taken a large amount of cocaine out of her handbag. Her boyfriend Pete Doherty, the musician whose alleged drug problems and brushes with the law have made headlines for months, was also present, the paper reported.

The Mirror said Moss had shouted obscenities when one of its reporters asked her for comment on the allegations outside a restaurant in New York, where she was attending the city's Fashion Week shows.

Moss won an apology and an undisclosed settlement from the Sunday Mirror in July over a story it ran in January alleging that she had collapsed into a cocaine-induced coma in Barcelona in June 2001.

Her lawyer Gerard Tyrrell said then that the charges were untrue.

Tyrrell did not return a message left at his office Saturday.


IT'S the one cover shot Kate Moss never wanted published. Shocking pictures of the supermodel snorting cocaine from a plastic CD cover were splashed yesterday across the front page of Lon don's Daily Mirror newspaper. Grainy video foot age shows Moss, now in New York for Fashion Week, chopping a large mound of white powder into lines for herself, her rocker boyfriend, Pete Doherty, and his buddies in a West London re cording studio. The 31-year-old model, wear ing knee-high black boots and a skimpy mini, then uses a five-pound note to snort several lines from a CD case. Moss, whose daughter, Lila, turns 3 in two weeks, also knocks back shots of vodka and whiskey, which she chases down with large glasses of beer and wine, while other members of the group smoke joints, the Mirror says. The newspaper does not reveal how it obtained the detailed video images, saying only that they were captured during an undercover investigation. Moss' friends and family have reportedly begged her for months to leave the drug-abusing Doherty, lead singer of the Babyshambles. The pictures were released just a day after French Vogue Editor- in-Chief Carine Roitfeld announced that Moss would be guest editor of the December/ January issue.


NAOMI Campbell will never be invited to another Gwen Stefani show! The queen of cool is said to be furious at the catwalk royal for one-upping her first L.A.M.B. show tonight at 8 at Roseland — which was supposed to close Fashion Week. One insider said: "Gwen wanted the biggest blowout show of Fashion Week, and arranged her show outside the tents to ensure that she would get the very last slot of the week. But then Naomi put together the Fashion for Relief charity show for Hurricane Katrina victims." Naomi's 9 p.m. show will have Iman, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista catwalking in clothes by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang and Zac Posen. Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Sean Combs, Jay-Z, Rob Thomas and Molly Simms are also involved. "Almost everyone is participating but L.A.M.B., and Gwen is said to be very, very angry." Stefani's people did not return calls, but Campbell's rep noted: "Tickets for the show can be bought for $100 at Ticketmaster."

We Hear...

THAT Elle Macpherson wasn't lonely in Toronto after hooking up with New Zealand export Michael King, a magazine publisher who is said to have walked her back to her hotel room . . . THAT Czech model Petra Nemcova, who just finished her memoir about surviving the tsunami, is looking for a "trustworthy, smart, sympathetic person" to work as her assistant


PARIS Hilton emerging from Completely Bare on Madison Avenue post bikini wax with a bag full of products

Heidi Klum Names Baby After Seal, Father

Heidi Klum has named her newborn son after her Grammy-winning husband, Seal, and her father. Henry Guenther Ademola Dashtu Samuel was born Monday in Los Angeles, the couple announced Wednesday on Klum's German-language Web site. Seal's full name is Sealhenry Olusegun Olumide Samuel, while Heidi's father and manager is Guenther Klum. The baby is the couple's first child. The 32-year-old German supermodel has a 16-month-old daughter, Leni, from her previous relationship with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore. "One of our greatest moments so far was when Leni kissed her little brother many times on the head," the couple said on the Web site.

We Hear...

THAT Jason Binn's Capitol File magazine launches with a whopping 350-page issue and a party tonight with covergirl Ashley Judd at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., and such guests as Dave Matthews, Wynonna Judd, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Frederique Van Der Wal and Tracy Chapman.

Too Many

ELLE Macpherson upstaged the hostess of a chichi Toronto Film Festival bash by wearing the same dress as the socialite to the party in honor of designer Michael Kors. Hilary Weston, whose husband, Galen, is Canada's second richest man, reportedly looked aghast when the Aussie supermodel arrived in an identical Michael Kors frock. "Hilary had a tantrum. Nobody could get her to pose for pictures with Elle," a source told columnist Shinan Govani. "Hilary had Elle diplomatically moved from the head table, where the Westons were sitting, to another one just far enough away." Macpherson, who just ditched longtime beau Arpad Busson, seemed to enjoy her new freedom and lots of male attention.

Report: Supermodel Heidi Klum Has Baby

Heidi Klum has given birth to a healthy baby boy, a German tabloid reported Tuesday.

The baby was born late Monday, said the Cologne Express, quoting the 32-year-old German supermodel's father and manager, Guenther Klum.

Guenther Klum wasn't immediately available to confirm the report.

The baby is the first child for Klum and her husband, Grammy-winning singer Seal. Klum has a 16-month-old daughter, Leni, from her previous relationship with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore.

Fashion Week brings model hopefuls to New York

Lanky, long-legged and so pretty she turns heads, Alana Bunte was oblivious to the stares of strangers as she traipsed from audition to audition, hoping to land a modeling job at New York's Fashion Week.

The teenager is one of hundreds of wannabe modeling stars, dreaming of being the next Giselle Bundchen, Cindy Crawford or Naomi Campbell.

Modeling agency Elite hopes to use Bunte as a major weapon to battle back from difficult financial times and a stint in bankruptcy protection. Once an industry leader, Elite lost a costly lawsuit to an employee over smoking in its offices.

Businessman Eddie Trump, who bought the agency at auction last year and hopes to restore its luster, staged a nationwide scouting effort to find the next generation of super model in his "New Faces of Elite" campaign.

"I intend to build this brand again," said Trump, no relation to real estate mogul Donald Trump. "Elite is legendary."

At the front line is Bunte, who spent the last week getting made up and looked over. She hit as many as 14 auditions in one day.

Just 14 years old, the teen from Laguna Beach, California, stands 5 foot, 8 inches tall and possesses what insiders would call a "couture body."

The industry describes a "couture body" as between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, long, lean and willowy.

Bunte's days typically start at 6 a.m. with hair and makeup sessions. Afternoons are spent in media training and runway classes where Elite staffers help perfect her walk -- the shoulders-back, hips-forward strut that can make or break a modeling career.


En route to her 10th casting call one day, Bunte stopped to do the unthinkable -- eat.

"I am having just one cookie," she said, ducking into a pastry shop. "I love to eat."

But, dressed in a denim miniskirt, tight top and cowboy boots, she is all business.

"This is a job for me," she said. "I could be back home on the beach, but this is what I've wanted for a long time."

And even at a young age, she has learned to take the industry's absurdities in stride.

"We've been told we are fat. We all get criticized," she said. "But it's work, you know?"

Amid the bustle, her youth shows. She giggles, and she loves to chat about her three brothers and her dogs back home. She keeps her distance from other models who smoke incessantly and gossip about what late-night parties to attend.

Never far from her side is Bunte's mother, Angela, a former beauty pageant contestant who keeps a sharp and protective eye on her daughter.

Bunte totes her "book," a portfolio of professional photos and editorial layouts where she has appeared.

As the semi-annual gala known as Fashion Week hit full swing, she had landed just two jobs with Gen Art, which showcases new designers.

The big names -- Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Baby Phat -- didn't call back.

Bunte needs to work with a prominent photographer and get her face out there, advises Claudine Ingeneri, bookings editor at Elle magazine.

"When they're young, they tend to get a bit restless, but things take time in this industry," Ingeneri said.

For Bunte's mother, though, it's just as well as she made plans to head home. School started last week, and that's where she wanted her daughter to be, she said.


The new face in the new world of Blackglama is Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson. Her ads begin appearing any second in the October Vogue and W magazines. Elle follows such as Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, Cher and Ray Charles . . . to name a few. (Rumor has it that Elle received $500,000 for this stint.)


IT takes quite a performance to be dubbed a diva in the midst of Fashion Week. Kimora Lee Simmons managed to impress at the Fashion Rocks for Baby Phat event at Radio City Music Hall last Thursday. According to one source, Ki mora was ruling backstage like a tyrant, yelling at staffers and throwing tantrums. "She was in rare form, behaving like an ogre, and screaming at people that this or that was wrong," says the source. Mean while, hubby Russell Simmons acted like a teddy bear. Reports the snitch: "Their behavior was 180 degrees apart." Sim mons' rep did not return calls.


LEO DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen dining at the River Cafι in Brooklyn with the actor's long-haired artist dad, George, and three others . . .


A NAKED look-alike of supermodel Tyra Banks posing on the cover of porno magazine Xtreme is causing a lot of double takes at seamy newsstands. And the September cover headline, "Totally Tyra," isn't helping the confusion. The singularly named model — who was "discovered" by a porn director at a shopping mall and stars in the just-released "Boned" — says in the Xtreme interview that she's had no legal hassles posing as "Tyra." "I haven't met her; I haven't heard anything from her," she says. "I'm not sure she's heard about me!" The brazen wannabe even set up a Web site, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," Cindi Berger, Banks' spokeswoman, tells PAGE SIX. Looking at a copy of the "Tyra" cover, she said, "Clearly, this is not Tyra. Tyra doesn't smoke or drink, and she wouldn't pose nude in a million years." "The Tyra Banks Show," the "America's Next Top Model" host's new WB talk show, debuts today. The other Tyra can next be seen in the porn video "That's Hot." "It's a Paris Hilton thing," she tells Xtreme.


IF sex sells, and if lists sell magazines, Travel Savvy should be a huge hit. The magazine - published by Sidney Frank, who made billions marketing Jaegermeister and Grey Goose - has "6 Best Hotels to Have an Affair" (compiled by the author of "Adultery: The Forgivable Sin"), "10 Secret Rendezvous Restaurants" (with private rooms and back entrances) and even a list of Elle Macpherson's "6 most seductive items for a romantic weekend." The supermodel suggests lingerie from her collection, candles, and a Sony cybershot camera. Editor-in-chief Jill Brooke explains: "Vacations are a time to rekindle the burnt-out flames of romance and bring hot newlywed sex to a married-with-kids life."

We Hear...

THAT Brazilian models Carolina Bittencourt, Luciana Curtis and Marcele Bittar will help Brazil Foundation celebrate its Third Annual Gala Tuesday at Cipriani along with some less stunning countrymen - former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ambassador to the U.S. Roberto Abdenur and fashion designer Carlos Miele ...


BRAZILIAN beauties Adriana Lima and Daniella Sarahyba dancing up a storm at the VIP booth at the Brazilian Independence Day Festival on Sixth Avenue organized by Churrascaria Plataforma owner Joao DeMatos ...


A YOUNG woman in the marketing department of Wenner Media may soon enjoy more visibility than some of the journalists at her company. Gwen Cooper has written a thinly veiled tell-all about her days in the '90s on the South Beach social scene, and she's gotten Hollywood literary management company The Firm to take her on. According to the Web site Jossip, the book, tentatively titled, "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: The Memoirs of a South Beach Party Girl," will feature scenes with such luminaries as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Todd Oldham, Chris Ciccone, Nikki Taylor, Diddy and Patricia Field. The juicy tidbits are said to include Chris Paciello, the nightclub owner and former partner of Ingrid Casares, getting caught in compromising positions with Jennifer Lopez, and Candace Bushnell naked at a pool party with a local guy. Says Cooper: "South Beach was a lot of fun, with a lot of scandal and debauchery, and there's no shortage of all that in the book."

Tyra's Banking on Daytime Success

Like an athlete preparing for a big game, Tyra Banks has been watching tape of herself lately.

She's not, however, scouting weaknesses to exploit in an opponent. Instead, the supermodel and creator/star of "America's Next Top Model" has been looking for ways to raise her own game in her newest job: daytime talk-show host.

"The Tyra Banks Show" premieres Monday (Sept. 12) in syndication. Banks has been taping shows for a few weeks now -- while also dealing with post-production on the fifth edition of "Top Model" -- and says she's figuring out what makes a good host.

"I'm learning to trust my instincts. That's so important to me," she says. "I'll tape a show, and I'm a perfectionist -- I'll look at it backward and forward. And I see that when I don't trust my instincts, I don't feel right looking at it."

She cites as an example a guest she thought was "acting kind of fake." She let it slide, even though "In my head I'm going, 'Oh gosh, they're acting fake, I don't want my show to be a fake show. This is supposed to be a real place, with real emotion.'"

The next time that happened, she didn't keep her reaction to herself. "I called her on it," she says. "And it just took me out of my head and put me on that couch with her. I was like, 'You're being fake, and I know you are, but your story is true. So I need you to be real with me, and you can feel safe with me. My mom told me if I see it, say it."

"The Tyra Banks Show" is one of two big syndicated launches this fall, the other being Martha Stewart's talk/how-to hybrid "Martha." The two may be tied together since they premiere on the same day, but Banks is going after a decidedly different audience than that for Stewart's show, or that of most other daytime talkers.

"It's actually for women of my generation," the 31-year-old Banks says. "I know that as an 18-year-old I always wanted to know what a 25- or 30-year-old woman was thinking and doing. So I know we'll definitely reach younger women, and older women as well. But the bulk of guests are going to be around my age range."

Banks hopes to cover topics both serious -- family issues and teen self-esteem among them -- and silly: A promo tape for the show features Tyra feeding instructions to a girl trying to get a guy's number at a bar. And, befitting her other career, hers is the only talk show around with a runway on it set.

"The runway symbolizes something in society that's kind of intimidating, very intimidating to women," she says. Not on her show, though. The idea is to "not make it an intimidating thing but make it something that women can get on and have fun and feel empowered.

"If they do something or share something, or make a life change, they can get on there and kind of celebrate that. They have so much fun they don't want to get off."


PARIS Hilton may have given up her once-beloved Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, be cause it got too big, but her mom, Kathy Hil ton, doesn't seem to mind. Kathy brought a veri table litter of pooches — Tinkerbell, Coco, Pixie, Dolce and Chanel — as well as husband Rick and sons Conrad and Baron to the famed Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton the other day for Frances Hayward's Humane Society bene fit for the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina. Grey Gardens, once overrun with more than 200 cats, was the subject of the cult 1975 docu mentary about Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edie, who lived in the crumbling mansion.


MINI-mogul Mary-Kate Olsen is furious at hot model May Andersen for hitting on her ex, David Katzenberg, we're told. The other day our spy spotted Olsen on a TriBeCa street corner screaming into her cellphone about the duplicitous Danish delight. "I'll kill that [bleep]ing slut!" Olsen screeched to her pal. Olsen and Katzenberg, son of toothy Hollywood heavyweight Jeffrey Katzenberg, broke up last year, but her feelings for him are obviously still strong. More recently she's been linked to gargantuan Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III. If Andersen, a party-loving gal with a body built for sin, is doing the nasty with Katzenberg, it must mean her relationship with "Jackass" star Steve-O has fizzled. "That's just silly gossip," Olsen's rep assures us. "It sounds ridiculous. The Katzenberg thing is ancient history at this point." "We never comment on the girls' personal lives," a rep for Andersen's agency tells us.


BRAZILIAN babe Adriana Lima going behind the bar to make caipirinhas at Butter's model-infested Monday night party after expressing her displeasure with how the bartender made her native drink.

Downtown Roots

TSUNAMI-surviving supermodel Petra Nemcova is putting down roots here. The Czech covergirl is said to be buying an apartment at 200 Chambers St. in TriBeCa, the hip new 30-story glass and steel tower. Sir Norman Foster did the initial design for the building — with a private gym and indoor pool — which will be ready next year. Japanese eatery Koi is looking at opening in the ground floor. Victoria's Secret model Linda Vojtova has also bought an apartment. We're told Usher recently checked out the penthouse, while others interested include Alex von Furstenberg, models Lydia Hearst, Ana Beatriz Barros and Anne V., and Yellow Fever designer Jamison Ernest.

Birthday Babe

THERE was no shortage of fashionable reality TV-types at the 18th birthday party of Guess? girl Melissa Haro at The Park the other night. Haro, one of the models on Bravo's "Project Runway," celebrated over dinner with "Runway" designer Austin Scarlett, Anne Markley from "America's Next Top Model" and 18 young mannequins who strutted their stuff in the "New Faces of Elite" showcase. Scarlett, whose couture creations were favored to win "Project Runway" before he was upset by Jay McCarroll, will showcase his own line today at the Players Club.

Bid on celebrity photos, help fight colon cancer

Want to hang out with Beyoncι Knowles, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum, Katie Couric or Sean "Diddy" Combs? Then bid on one of the autographed portraits being auctioned off on eBay for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, which raises cash for colon cancer research. "If we can bring attention to NCCRA through fashion, that's something I'm proud to do," Klum says. She posed with Kors "right before the final runway show taped for (her Bravo style series) Project Runway, and I loved having a quiet minute with Michael." For NCCRA co-founder and Today co-host Couric, whose husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer in 1998, it's all about encouraging screening. Because "proper screening can help prevent colorectal cancer, and it can be cured in 90% of cases when detected early." The photographs, shot in February by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, go on sale Friday. That's the day that spring 2006 Fashion Week kicks off in Manhattan.


SOPHIE Dahl, Bridget Hall and Ines Rivero helping prettify the comely crowd at the Havana Nights party that Hearst heiress Fabiola Beracasa and Sell Jewelry CEO Chris Del Gatto hosted in Water Mill . . .


PARIS Hilton — homebody? The world's most overexposed hotel heiress/porn star/party girl/perfume magnate would really rather stay home and cook for her fiancι, Paris Latsis, than go out and hit the clubs, she tells Vanity Fair in a new interview. The magazine, which rightly credits PAGE SIX as starting the Paris phenomenon, features six pages of photos of the Everywhere Girl in remarkably skimpy clothing surrounded by horseback riding gear. Yet, Hilton swears she's "not sexual." "I think I'm sexual in pictures and the way I dress and my whole image, but at home I'm really not like that," she said. "All of my ex-boyfriends — of course, not Paris — would be like, 'what's the matter with you? You're so not sexual.' " Rick Salomon, who released the tape of a sex session with Hilton titled "One Night in Paris," may disagree.


AHMAD Rashad, the legendary NFL wide receiver and football broadcaster, knows about power and speed and leaping ability. On Sunday, he was transfixed watching the final jump-off at the Hamptons Classic. Unlike many of the socially ambitious schmoozers under the tents, Rashad grabbed a front-row seat with his current flame, Sale Johnson, and refused to be distracted as the last rider, Olympic veteran Joe Fargis, won by mere hundredths of a second. Also spotted: Katie Couric, Alec Baldwin in a blazer and tie, Dr. Sherrell and Muffie Potter Aston (talking about their wonderful 8-month-old twin baby girls), Grace Hightower, Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook, and Pepe and Emilia Fanjul.

Painkillers Caused 'Domino' Death

The Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled on Friday (Sept. 2) that model-turned-bounty-hunter-turned-movie-subject Domino Harvey died of a painkiller overdose.

Harvey, whose life has been freely adapted into the upcoming Tony Scott feature "Domino," was found dead on June 27 at the age of 35. Although she was discovered in her bathtub, the coroner ruled out drowning as a cause and, according to the Los Angeles Times, placed the blame on an overdose of fentanyl.

"No other toxicological or natural disease process is present to explain the death," the report says. The coroner also said that foul play was not suspected.

Although Harvey had reportedly been prescribed a battery of anti-depressants by her psychiatrist, fentanyl wasn't among her legal drug stash. Fentanyl is generally prescribed for chronic pain or cancer victims.

Harvey, daughter of "Manchurian Candidate" star Laurence Harvey and supermodel Paulene Stone, will be played by Keira Knightley in Scott's film. The script largely fictionalizes Harvey's journey from model to bounty hunter to reality TV star. The film was originally scheduled for an early fall launch, was pushed to November and then was moved up following Harvey's death and then pushed back again. Its latest release date is Oct. 14.

We Hear...

THAT Devon Aoki is hosting tomorrow's launch party for MAO magazine's new issue at Glo, where Amanda Lepore will be making paintings with her bare breasts . . . THAT supermodel Petra Nemcova has created the Happy Hearts Fund with to raise money for schools in Tsunami-ravaged Thailand.

'Fashion Rocks' for CBS

If you've been racking your brain over just how to celebrate the beginning of New York's Fall Fashion Week, rest your weary mind because the geniuses at CBS have already done the thinking for you. The second annual "Fashion Rocks" special, airing Friday, Sept. 9, is a star-studded concert event celebrating the symbiotic relationship between music and fashion.

How is this relationship mutually beneficial, you ask? Take a look at the special's list of scheduled performers: David Bowie (married a model), Destiny's Child (Beyonce just started her own clothing line), Duran Duran (married models), Billy Idol (has a song called "Eyes Without a Face," and models have faces), Alicia Keys and Shakira (could be models), Tim McGraw (his wife could be a model), Nelly (owns his own clothing line), Gwen Stefani (owns her own clothing line), Joss Stone (models for GAP), The Arcade Fire (wears clothes) and Rob Thomas (married a model).

It's shocking once it's all laid out for you in black and white like that, isn't it?

Whether you're wearing your clothes backward because you saw it on a music video or you're throwing panties at your favorite band member, fashion is inescapably tied to the music we love. (Wardrobe malfunction anyone?)

"Fashion and music are two of the most exciting driving forces in pop culture today," says CBS Entertainment's senior vice president, Jack Sussman. "By combining the best elements of these genres in 'Fashion Rocks,' we look forward to creating a great television event with music's biggest acts and fashion's top stars."

Hindsight disasters such as piano ties and anything Elton John wore in the '70s notwithstanding, Sussman's argument seems sound. Of course, we still have plaid flannel shirts in our closet thanks to Pearl Jam, circa 1991, so maybe we're not the best of judges. But when you think grunge, glam, Goth, punk or hip-hop, you think of the apparel associated with the genre before you think of a defining artist. So maybe there is something to be said for the relationship.

"Music continues to be an incredible influence on fashion," says Richard Beckman, president of the Conde Nast Media Group, publishers of Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Allure and Glamour "'Fashion Rocks' showcases that relationship and promises to be one of the most entertaining nights of the year."

That's a pretty safe statement considering the trendsetters taking the stage.

Stefani, a Grammy Award-winning soloist and lead singer for the group No Doubt, is perhaps the most logical choice for "Fashion Rocks." Since finding her way to stardom in the mid-'90s, she has become a style icon for anyone looking to combine the fashion sense of Japanese anime with Rastafarian and California valley girl chic. Yet somehow she makes it all work. Her love of fashion prompted her to start her own fashion house, L.A.M.B. -- the acronym for "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" and also the title of her first solo CD -- three years ago. Not only has the line been a pleasant success for such retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney's New York, its steady growth has earned Stefani's first collection the closing spot during New York's Fashion Week.

Of course, it's become normal for musicians to cross over into the fashion world. Sean "Diddy" Combs and J.Lo have both been wildly successful entering the market, and Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has been selling his Phat Farm line of sportswear for 12 years.

But some artists still prefer to just wear the clothes and look great doing it. Bowie, no stranger to makeup and glitter, is currently the face of "H Hilfiger" (along with his wife, Iman), Tommy Hilfiger's newest line of tailored and sophisticated clothes. Though Bowie was a fashion icon back in the late '60s and early '70s during his androgynous Ziggy Stardust phase, he weighs in far more on the side of manly -- albeit a very pretty man -- now.

Adding buzz to the proceedings will be two-time Grammy Award winners Destiny's Child in what is reportedly the group's last televised appearance before literally disbanding. The trio plans to focus on solo careers. For Beyonce Knowles, that career includes the "House of Dereon," which she started with her mother Tina who has been designing the group's outfits since its inception. Their bootylicious fashions are also set to make an appearance on the catwalk during Fashion Week.

No group did more to usher in the current loving relationship between music and fashion than Duran Duran. The group's ground-breaking videos in the early days of MTV made dating musicians a much more lucrative concept for models everywhere. Songs including "Girls on Film" and "Rio" solidified the position of its members as pop music's glamour boys.

Billy Idol, he of black leather, bleach-blond spiky hair and universally recognized scowl, has been a household name since the early '80s. With such hits as "White Wedding" and "Cradle of Love," he epitomized the punk-glam movement long before the drawers drooped on hip hoppers and the Britneys of the world exposed their bare midriffs.

Now, if someone would just bring back parachute pants. Hammer, can you hear us?

We Hear...

THAT Petra Nemcova and Ryan Cabrera will host the opening on Thursday of Jamison Ernest's new Yellow Fever store on Stanton Street.

A Perfect Role

MICK Jagger's ex-wife, Jerry Hall, is preparing to appear on the London stage in Cole Porter's "High Society," a satire on the upper class on America's East Coast before the war in 1938. "It's about love and forgiveness and I know a lot about that," Texas-born Hall tells the Daily Mail. "She forgives her husband just the once, while I've forgiven my husband, or rather ex-husband, many times." Is that what they call the Method?


CZECH covergirl Karolina Kurkova can't wait for her beloved Rangers to resume playing hockey Oct. 6 at the Garden — especially because there will be five of her countrymen on the team, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Rucinsky, Martin Straka, Marek Malik and Petr Prucha. Prucha is from Kurkova's hometown of Decin. She's never met him, but wants to take all of them out for dinner before the season starts. "I can't wait to see my Czech brothers on the ice again," said KK. "I was miserable for a year without hockey, I'm so glad it's back."


NAOMI Campbell is at it again. The sybaritic supermodel, who always seems sweet when we run into her, got into a killer catfight recently with Brazilian bombshell Marcelle Bittar. They bumped into one another at Sao Paolo's Hotel Fasano. Bittar said she had a bone to pick with Campbell, who offered to kick Bittar's shapely backside. Security apparently decided the less famous model must be at fault and removed Bittar from the premises. Campbell's rep insists Bittar was the aggressor and says Campbell merely "walked demurely away." Last month, actress Yvonne Scio accused Campbell of beating her up in a Rome hotel.

Forgetful Janice

ARGE-mouth model Janice Dickinson drew the likes of Kimberly Stewart and Bobby Trendy to the debut of her one-woman show in L.A. the other night. The "Office Monkey" blogger caught "What Would Janice Do?" at the El Rey Theater and reports it started half an hour late. Dickinson was "a nervous, [bleep]ed-up wreck," Office Monkey writes. "It was soooo not fun to watch . . . She was freaking out because she kept forgetting the script, which was really frustrating to watch because she actually lived it and couldn't remember how the story went." Stewart ran out after 10 minutes, and others followed suit soon after.

Freedom Fashion

LENIN, Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev will be spinning in their graves Wednesday when Moscow tycoon Roustam Tariko, founder of the Russian Standard Co., launches his Imperia Vodka under that shining icon of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. The former Soviet citizen has fellow Russki Natalia Vodianova and Danish pastry Helena Christensen co-hosting the Fashion Week benefit for their Naked Heart Foundation and is organizing fortune tellers, belly dancers, an opulent Russian smorgasbord and a Duran Duran performance on a barge. It will be an early night for the fashion flock. The last boat back to Manhattan leaves at 1:30 a.m.

Jerry Hall's 'Kept' Ads Banned on Tube

Model Jerry Hall is in trouble below ground.

The former model, and ex-wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, has had advertisements for her new reality show, "Kept," banned from London's subway system on Wednesday because it violates a rule banning the use of people as sex objects.

The poster shows Hall surrounded by several half-naked men with her holding a leash wrapped around their necks.

The London Underground, which operates the vast public transportation network, said the poster had been put up in four stations without permission.

"This advert breaches our advertising code relating to the depiction of men, women and children as sexual objects," a London Underground spokesman said.

"Kept," which has already aired in the U.S., begins showing in Britain this week. In it, the 49-year-old tries to find a younger man to be her boy toy. Twelve men will compete with the winner winning a six-figure cash prize.

Weighty Issue

IT'S a face-off between Teri Hatcher and Rachel Hunter, the former supermodel and Rod Stewart ex. "When women get too skinny, like Teri Hatcher, it shows on their faces and ages them," Hunter tells Web site But the incredibly shrinking "Desperate Housewives" vixen said recently that getting stick thin wasn't her choice. "If I didn't have this job, I wouldn't even walk into a gym, so I do feel pressure to look my best," Hatcher said.


RUSSIAN Victoria's Secret bombshell Anne V. - who recently split with Yellow Fever designer Jamison Ernest - being ushered over to a prime table occupied by Damon Dash, Fisher Stevens and Liev Schrieber at Home ...


HEAVILY pregnant Heidi Klum isn't letting infanticipation keep her away from a good party. Klum, whose due date is Sept. 8, waddled into the Michael Kors boutique on Rodeo Drive the other night to co-host a bash with the designer celebrating her Emmy nod for "Project Runway." Klum's parents, who flew in from Germany, were on hand. So was Debra Messing who, when asked if she looked as good as Klum does when she was pregnant, shot back, "Are you kidding? I was the size of Montana!" Klum said she plans to attend the Emmys on Sept. 18 — just 10 days after she is supposed to give birth.

Molly's Model Life

So much for beauty sleep.

When model-actress Molly Sims came to New York earlier this month for a one-day visit, she wasn't going to waste her precious hours sleeping.

Arriving at 11:30 p.m. at the Lowell Hotel off Manhattan's Madison Avenue, Sims drops down her multiple bags - "I don't travel lightly," she says sheepishly - in her well-appointed and elegant suite that boasts Bulgari bathroom products, oversized wing-back chairs and a fireplace, which, in the middle of a heat wave, is completely ignored.

She could have stayed at a trendier place, but, at least on this trip, Sims is less interested in her proximity to nightclubs and more interested being close to Jessica Berg and her six-month-old son Vaughn Thomas Prosser, both of whom are also shacking up at the Lowell on this night.

Berg is one of Sims' nearest and dearest friends. The two Southern belles met 12 years ago in London when they were both starting out as models. "I heard her say 'Y'all' and I knew we'd be friends," says Sims, a Kentucky native.

These days 30-year-old Sims spends most of her time in Los Angeles since that's where the show Las Vegas is filmed. She plays the manipulative daughter of James Caan who runs a surveillance team at casinos. Berg now lives with her baby and her professional volleyball player husband in Australia.

They enjoy a girls' night in, talking until 3 a.m.

Sims' wake-up call is for 7:45 a.m. and by the time she's out of the shower and puts on her cushy white robe, a table full of fruits, croissants and coffee has arrived. So has her favourite hair-make-up team. They go straight to work since Sims has to leave by 9:30 a.m. for an appearance on Live With Regis and Kelly.

"A model's schedule can be a little lonely. You travel a lot. But when you work with the same people for 10 years, they become family. Now when I see them - it might not be for nine months - but when I see them, it's great," Sims says.

Soon, two women who handle the public relations for Michael Kors' beauty products arrive; much of Sims' day will be spent promoting Michael Kors Island. She's the spokeswoman for the perfume.

Then in walks Sims' own publicist, Lauren Kucerak. Everyone gushes over her dress - a white silk bias-cut dress with purple flowers - but Sims is concerned that it's a little too sheer. She sends Kucerak into the bedroom to dig through her suitcase to find some nude-coloured undergarments.

Before Sims puts on her own outfit - she still hasn't decided between a magenta floral dress or a black-white polka-dot one, both sent over by Kors - she has a few bites of berries and yogurt. She picks up Vaughn and explains what the rest of their day will be like. "Aunt Molls is going to go on TV and then we'll go shopping!" she says.

It then takes her only three minutes to get dressed.

"I know what works for me," she says. "I don't borrow or buy things unless I'll wear it, so it makes it easier when I go to the closet."

She's opted for the floral dress. She accessorizes with gold beads, gold stilettos, an Alex and Ani gold wire ring with an engraved medallion, and a big white handbag.

The group then heads out at 9:50 a.m. - not too far behind schedule, she says.

On most of her monthly visits to New York, Sims makes time for lunch with her agent, shopping and dinner at Frank in the East Village or Lupa in Soho. There also are occasional appearances at night spot Bungalow 8.

Not on this day, though. This trip is much more work than pleasure.

They pull into a garage bay at the ABC studio on the Upper West Side at 10 a.m. and there are two dozen people lined up on the street to greet Sims. But she's worried how the baby would react to the noise and paparazzi flashbulbs so she decides to go straight to the studio.

Sims greets Kelly Ripa, reads InStyle Makeover magazine and has her makeup touched up even though it doesn't need it. One of the show's producers comes in to go over her talking points.

Sims settles into a chair in her dressing room to watch the "host chat" on the monitor. Turns out Regis Philbin is on vacation and Jessica Simpson is filling in.

On camera, Sims talks fashion with Ripa and Simpson and the conversation turns to Kors and how they all love his clothes. This is particularly convenient for Sims since she was scheming to bring his name up since her main purpose in New York is to promote his fragrance.

By 11 a.m. she's done with her professional commitments until the late afternoon.

Sims, Berg and Vaughn go for coffee at a cafe on Madison Avenue. Sims takes hers with skim milk and nurses the same cup for several hours. Then it's off to the toy store where Vaughn gets some magnets, books and a Thomas the Tank Engine toy.

Lunch is at Fred's at Barneys, located in the stylish store Barneys New York. Sims eats a chopped salad with tuna, and shares french fries with her pals. By the time they're done eating, there's no time to shop.

Sims goes back to the hotel for a quick change into the polka dot dress and to pull her hair back into a black scarf. She also makes time for a phone call with her manager to discuss some very important business: Can she delay her flight home until the morning and still make it to the set in time? she asks.

"I want to have one night not on a plane," she pleads.

Her call time is noon since she'll be filming a crossover episode with the stars of Crossing Jordan so the next-day flight is OK as long as they're aren't any delays. Sims prays for good weather.

At 4 p.m. Sims is in Kors' office waiting patiently for the designer. When Kors does come in, they hug and kiss.

Kors asks her to describe her personal style. "American chic," she answers, since she likes the bohemian look, vintage clothes, sporty styles and gold. "And I like a good fit."

She then tells Kors that she also loves a suede bag that he gave her as a gift, but she confesses that it got dirty when she had to check it on a plane. Proud of her resourcefulness, though, she explains that she's dyed it chocolate brown.

An hour later, Sims and Kors get into the same big SUV and head to Bloomingdale's for the public appearance. Together, they greet shoppers and sign autographs until almost 7:30 p.m.

Then it's back to the quiet Lowell for a room-service dinner and a good night's sleep. This time the wake-up call will be at 4:30 a.m.

Kate's Escape

IS Kate Moss moving to Los Angeles to get away from her crackhead boyfriend Pete Doherty? Our sources say Moss just plunked down $3 million on a condo in the tony Sierra Towers building on Doheny Drive. Her neighbors in the building are Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and "Star Caps" diet guru Nikki Haskell. Moss last fled to L.A. two months ago when she and Doherty briefly broke up. They're back together but friends and family have begged her to leave the crack cocaine and heroin user. Moss' rep didn't return calls.


CINDY Crawford, in a tight black tank top and flowing black skirt, at Serendipity 3 with husband Rande Gerber and kids Presley and Kaya . . .


BRITISH bad boy artist Damien Hirst is helping Elle Macpherson sell lingerie — and so are Sandra Bernhard and Elton John. The ad campaign, which launches in magazines next month, features "Intimate Stories" by the celebrities paired with Regan Cameron's photos of models in Elle's scanty designs, WWD reports. In "Rocket Girl," Elton writes: "She's faster than a bolt of lightning, but prefers to do things slowly. Rough with a thug, but beguilingly smooth . . . Waitress by day, superheroine by night. Rocket Girl." Where's Bernie Taupin? Hirst went for a laugh: "I was in love with a girl who once had breasts on her back. She wasn't much to look at, but she was great to dance with."

Report: Klum Enjoys Marriage, Motherhood

Heidi Klum prides herself on being practical. The German supermodel married Grammy-winning singer Seal on a beach in Mexico, shops for groceries online and feeds her 14-month-old daughter, Leni, whatever she eats.

"We tried baby food for, like a month," a seven-months-pregnant Klum tells Vitals Woman in its fall issue. "But now she eats whatever I eat. At least she's eating better things than macaroni and cheese."

Klum and Seal were married in May. They began dating last year, shortly after her breakup with Renault Formula One team boss Flavio Briatore, who is Leni's father.

Leni experienced her first European concert tour when she was 2 months old. "We just bolted a crib to the floor of the bus," Klum tells the magazine.

As for the arrival of baby No. 2, the 32-year-old Klum says: "I'm lucky. Sometimes I even forget I'm pregnant. And then, boom! I get a kick in the stomach!"

Klum is host and producer of "Project Runway" on Bravo. She has been taping the second season of the Emmy-nominated show that pits aspiring designers against each other for the right to design a collection that will be presented at New York Fashion Week.

"Last season, I thought the grocery-store idea was so stupid," she says of the past challenge in which contestants constructed clothes out of supermarket finds. "But then they made dresses out of cornhusks and a lawn chair! Clearly, I was wrong."

Klum says a Victoria's Secret photo shoot in early fall will likely be her first gig when she returns to modeling.

And what if she's not quite back in shape?

"They'll retouch it," she says. "We all don't look the way we look in magazines."


INCUBUS frontman Brandon Boyd has split with his longtime girlfriend, Estιe Lauder supermodel Carolyn Murphy. The comely couple lived together in L.A. before their bust-up a few weeks ago, which came because they "grew apart," spending so much time traveling for work. The split was made official after Boyd and his multiplatinum act returned home to California after an extended world tour. In a move that won't exactly bolster his rock 'n' roll street cred, pretty boy Boyd will appear alongside Joss Stone, Alanis Morrisette, John Legend and Keith Urban in a new Gap commercial.


"I DON'T think anyone really wanted to be around her. I'm sure I'll never see her again. Personally, I never heard of her. She claims to be a supermodel, I just never heard of her. But who knows, maybe she was" - Caprice trashing Janice Dickinson in Steppin' Out magazine.

'Top Model' Unveils Its Lucky 13

They come from Harlem and Los Angeles, and also Boonville, Mo., and Dexter, Mich. They're students and retail clerks, and one of them manages a Dairy Queen. And not one of them will have to face Janice Dickinson.

They are the 13 finalists for the fifth edition of "America's Next Top Model," which premieres on UPN Wednesday, Sept. 21. Announcing the finalists now maybe takes some of the suspense out of the two-hour premiere, but the network has also promised an elimination in the first episode.

The show will be based in Los Angeles again this season, but instead of the funky downtown loft the models shared in the previous installment, the finalists will be living in a mansion in Bel-Air. They'll also be facing a revamped judging panel, with 1960s fashion icon Twiggy and runway expert "Miss" J. Alexander taking the places of Dickinson and Nole Marin. Host Tyra Banks and striped-shirt-favoring photographer Nigel Barker remain on the panel.

And before Tyra can repeat it every week, let us be the first to say that the "Top Model" winner will receive a prize package that includes management by Ford Models, a contract with Cover Girl and a fashion spread in Elle. The winner will also appear on the cover of ELLEgirl with Banks.

Your 13 "Top Model" finalists are:

Name: Ashley
Age: 22
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Boutique buyer

Name: Bre
Age: 19
Hometown: Harlem, N.Y.
Occupation: Student

Name: Cassandra
Age: 19
Hometown: Houston
Occupation: Student

Name: Coryn
Age: 19
Hometown: Retail clerk
Occupation: Minneapolis

Name: Diane
Age: 23
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Occupation: Criminal defense investigator

Name: Ebony
Age: 18
Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.
Occupation: Student

Name: Jayla
Age: 20
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Occupation: Delivery driver

Name: Kim
Age: 21
Hometown: New York City
Occupation: Student

Name: Kyle
Age: 19
Hometown: Dexter, Mich.
Occupation: Dairy Queen manager

Name: Lisa
Age: 24
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Assistant wardrobe stylist

Name: Nicole
Age: 19
Hometown: Grand Forks, N.D.
Occupation: Student

Name: Nik
Age: 21
Hometown: Atlanta
Occupation: Office coordinator

Name: Sarah
Age: 18
Hometown: Boonville, Mo.
Occupation: Fragrance counter representative

Modeling Meow

"So [this particular person] had hair extensions. So to simulate darkness the photographer used black lights. Well, the fakeola hair created an ultraviolet glow because the weaver had tied hair with white thread to match her real shade. The black light accented every white knot in her scalp, and she glowed so bright you'd have thought she had radioactive dandruff."

More modeling meow: this little purr about Naomi Campbell: "On shoots we all see her rush to The Post and other newspapers to read the latest gossip about herself each morning."

Christie Brinkley Returns As CoverGirl

Christie Brinkley was a supermodel before there was such a word, and a large part of her popularity came through 20 years of CoverGirl ads.

With her blond hair, blue eyes and curvy-yet-athletic figure, Brinkley's all-American looks made her the perfect match for the all-American cosmetics company. The association began in 1976.

Brinkley and CoverGirl parted ways in the mid-1990s, but it was an "amiable separation." Put it this way, she continued to use CoverGirl makeup, she said with a laugh in a recent phone interview.

When the company approached her earlier this year to rekindle their relationship, Brinkley didn't blink.

After all, it's fun work if you can get it, says Brinkley, who spent this day romping on the beach with her horse, dog and her two younger children, daughter Sailor, 7, and son Jack, 10, with the cameras rolling for the TV and print ads that break this week.

"We've been having a ball today. It's like a time warp. It's as if those 10 years between never happened," she says by cell phone from the shoot in the Hamptons on New York's Long Island.

Of course, what is different is that Brinkley is now 51 and she's pitching a line called Advanced Radiance, makeup intended for women 30 and older.

"There is such an age phobia in this country and this ad is showing me being comfortable with the age I am. I think it's a good positive image, something you don't see enough of. ... CoverGirl is making an effort to show a wide range of beauty — different ethnicities and age groups," she says.

Indeed — Brinkley joins a company stable of models that includes Queen Latifah, Elsa Benitez, former Miss Universe Amelia Vega and Molly Sims, who picked up where Brinkley left off as the healthy, fun-loving beach type.

"Her public perception as a mother is very strong," says Andrew Sacks, president of AgencySacks, a Manhattan-based advertising agency that concentrates on the upscale market.

"People like her. There's not a diva association. For a very wholesome American brand, it's a perfect match," he adds.

Depp: 'Moss was too good for me'

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp fears he wasn't good enough for ex-fiancee Kate Moss - but their split had a positive effect on his personality, enabling him to fall in love with French actress Vanessa Patadis.

Depp and Moss had a turbulent relationship from 1994 -1997 and were notorious for their extravagant lifestyle and champagne jacuzzis.

But Depp insists their separation has improved her career and allowed him to meet his true soul mate and conceive his beloved children Lily-Rose Melody, six, and Jack, three.

He says: "I don't think I was very good for her, so what we did was right - we walked away from each other. She went on to bigger and better things and I went on and fell in love and had kiddies."

Victoria's Secret Show Back on CBS

CBS says it's resurrecting "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," a move bound to raise the hackles of indecency watchdogs who were galvanized by the network's 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

The special, which generated numerous complaints to the Federal Communications Commission even in the pre-Janet Jackson era, is returning to the CBS airwaves after one year off. Victoria's Secret said last year that it opted not to do the show in 2004 in light of "the heat ... on the television networks," CEO Ed Razek said at the time.

Now, with the indecency debate having receded somewhat, CBS and the lingerie company apparently feel comfortable putting the show on the air again. The network has few details thus far, other than it will have a holiday theme and include the usual trappings of music, backstage footage and red-carpet interviews. No airdate has been set.

"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" first aired on ABC in 2001, then moved to CBS for two years. Each time, it generated a flood of complaints to the FCC for its images of scantily clad models (big names like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks among them) parading down the runway. Neither ABC nor CBS was fined for airing the show.

CBS got decent, but not great, ratings in its two airings of the special, drawing 10.5 million viewers in 2002 and 9.4 million in '03. The show also performed reasonably well among younger viewers. ABC attracted about 12.3 million people when it aired the show in 2001.


RACHEL Hunter was escorted out of a VIP room at the Oakley/Blender X-Games party at the Key Club in Hollywood the other night after she was caught eating the spicy chicken wings set aside for rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, the night's special performers. Club staffers who went backstage to check that the group's catering demands had been met found Rod Stewart's sexy ex and four girlfriends helping themselves to the Twins' wings and booze. After an indignant Hunter and her posse were shooed away, the club placed an emergency order for more "spicy chicken wings" before the rappers finished their set.

'Top Model' Premiere Doubles Up

"America's Next Top Model" is going plus-sized for the debut of its fifth competition.

UPN has tinkered with its premiere schedule slightly, opting for a two-hour broadcast of "Top Model's" season opener on Wednesday, Sept. 21. That means the second-season premiere of "Veronica Mars" will move back one week to Sept. 28.

The change could help "Veronica" a little by moving its debut away from the premieres of ABC's "Lost" and NBC's new Jerry Bruckheimer drama "E-Ring," both of which are scheduled for Sept. 21. UPN wants to see its critical darling move beyond cult status this season.

Expanding "Top Model" also means that viewers won't have to wait a week to see the show's first elimination with new judges Twiggy and "Miss" J. Alexander. In past seasons the premiere has been devoted to the audition process and the selection of finalists, with the first elimination of a finalist coming the following week.

The first Tuesday encore of "Top Model" on Sept. 27 will stick to one hour. UPN will show the second half of the premiere, which includes the first elimination, leading into the debut of the new drama "Sex, Love & Secrets."


PREGNANT Heidi Klum ordering three extra helpings of chocolates in the first-class cabin of an LTU Airlines flight from Germany to L.A., where the supermodel will stay to have her baby


WHO IS Elletra Weidemann? She is the new face of Bill Blass, and will be seen all over in an ad campaign debuting next month. Who is Elletra Weidemann? She is the daughter of the fabulous actress/model Isabella Rossellini and the grandaughter of screen icon Ingrid Bergman. Michael Vollbracht, the creative director of Bill Blass, discovered Elletra. And it was really dιjΰ vu all over again because Vollbracht is the man who gave Isabella her first runway job, back in the glitzy, hectic 1980s.


A CROWD of young men outside the Chateau Marmont in L.A. trying to get a peek at Cindy Crawford doing a fashion shoot on the other side of the fence


KATE Moss moved on pretty quickly after British magazine mogul Jefferson Hack fathered a baby for her in 2002. But Moss isn't the only one who can kick it with the opposite sex. Fashion busybodies whisper that Hack is heating up the sheets with Belgian beauty Anouck Lepere, who is not only as hot as Moss (now with junkie rocker Pete Doherty), but younger and smarter to boot (she studied architecture before devoting herself to modeling full time). Lepere's rep declined to comment on her personal life.


SYBARITIC supermodel Naomi Campbell just can't stop smacking people around. Yesterday, Italian newspapers reported Campbell attacked Yvonne Scio, the sexy Italian actress who was once involved with Rocco DiSpirito, last Saturday night at the Hotel Eden in Rome, sending her to the hospital. A source told The Post's Braden Keil that Scio and Campbell were getting ready to go out for the evening when they got into a vicious catfight. Scio says she was kicked and punched, suffering a badly cut lip. She filed a complaint with police and hired a lawyer. Campbell's European rep denied the allegations.


ELITE Model's founding father, John Casablancas, is furious with Naomi Campbell after the moody mannequin told PAGE SIX he sent her a note apologizing for calling her "unbearable" in an interview in Complex magazine. Casablancas e-mailed the London-born beauty, saying, "I'm happy to see that my note to you allowed you to save face with the press. Too bad that it was also used to make me look like [bleep]. For the record, I don't grovel (and you of all people should know that!) and I feel quite comfortable with my contradictory feelings about you: A+ as a person; D- for behavior with your bookers." The motor-mouthed modeling mogul signed off, "I know you know what I mean. Love, John." Meanwhile, a rep for Casablancas declared that he would not apologize to Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen for calling her "an empty shell, one big void" in the same article.


HAS man-eating model Naomi Campbell claimed another conquest? The leggy mannequin has been quietly seeing redneck rapper Bob "Kid Rock" Richie, a source says. "They hooked up in Europe" and supposedly had a whale of a time in bed together, said our spy. But the normally loquacious Campbell, who's about to shoot the Pirelli calendar in Rome, isn't fessing up to this one. Her rep said the relationship is nonexistent.


JANICE Dickinson's foul mouth is supposedly sending some members of her West Hollywood gym scrambling for the exits. One fed-up staffer at the Equinox sweat shop called us to complain that the self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel" has been hurling abuse at her fellow gym rats. "She had a meltdown in the ladies' locker room and started calling everyone the c-word," claimed our snitch. "She is very abusive and out-of-control. Some people are leaving the gym because of her behavior. The management has had meetings about her, but they haven't approached her yet." But Dickinson — currently causing chaos on VH1's "The Surreal Life" — denied all. "Every time I go, people are very nice to me," she told us from the set of TV's "Charmed," where she was filming a cameo. "I've got a lot of [bleeping] enemies. I'm confounded. Maybe people are trying to make me look like Naomi Campbell, but I'm not Naomi Campbell, I'm Janice Dickinson. I'm sure there are a lot of really angry ladies there because I do have an amazing body . . . There's a lot of angry, jealous bitches." Dickinson is currently rehearsing for her one-woman show, "What Would Janice Do?," at Hollywood's El Rey Theater from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

Paris, Nicole in Line for Fourth 'Simple Life'

Peter Ligouri runs the FOX network, but he admits he's not all that tuned in to the lives of two of his net's stars.

So, when he told the assembled crowd Thursday (July 28) at the Television Critics Association press tour that "The Simple Life" would be back for a fourth season, he couldn't offer much detail on the fractured relationship between the show's stars, tabloid fixtures Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

"I'm not that into it," Ligouri says of the gossip-page details of the Hilton-Richie rift. "I haven't read Us magazine this week."

He does say, though, that both Hilton and Richie are under contract for another season of the semi-scripted show, which FOX will likely roll out at midseason. He says the show's producers are still working on a concept for the season.

"We're not definitive with what direction we want to take that show, but we feel that there's got to be something there given the fact that both Paris and Nicole are engaged and about to be married," Ligouri says. Rumors of a wedding-themed "Simple Life" have been swirling since Hilton became engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis; Richie is engaged to DJ Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM).

Hilton and Richie had a falling out this spring, and although details remain sketchy ("Nicole knows what she did," Hilton said at the time), there apparently hasn't been any reconciliation. There was speculation that a fourth season would feature Hilton and new BFF Kimberly Stewart, but that never panned out.

"I'm not good friends nor highly intimate with their relationship [status] at this point," Ligouri says. "Both [their contracts] have been picked up, both will be ready for work, and we'll work with it."

Blame The Press

HAVING slammed Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen in Complex magazine, John Casablancas is now groveling for their forgiveness. The former model maestro sent the mannequins e-mails saying: "Once again, it is so sad to see how 'selectively nasty' the press can be . . . I sincerely think that you are an extremely likable and beautiful person. More than anyone, you can appreciate with how much impunity the press quotes people out of context. Once again, my apologies if you were upset, as that is the last thing I was trying to do." For the record, "Naomi has moved on," said her rep.


SEXY supermodel Elsa Benitez got so fed up with husband Rony Seikaly's partying, we hear she walked out on him one recent night. Benitez has been putting up with the ex-basketball star's constant bashes at their Miami mansion, which sources say features steel shutters that come down to close in guests for the duration of the festivities. Lately the good times have apparently gotten out of hand. "That's news to me," Benitez's rep tells us. "She's off working at the moment, but they're still together as far as I know."

Supermodel Moss wins 'cocaine coma' libel case

British supermodel Kate Moss won substantial libel damages on Wednesday over a Sunday newspaper's claims that she had collapsed in a cocaine-fueled coma.

Moss's lawyer Gerald Tyrrell told London's High Court that the model had accepted a public apology and a substantial but undisclosed sum from the Sunday Mirror over its report from January 23 this year.

The paper's article, headlined "Kate in Cocaine Coma" and tagged a "showbiz exclusive," had made a number of serious and defamatory allegations, he said.

The story had alleged that Moss, 31, had "collapsed into a drug induced coma and had to be revived after taking vast quantities of cocaine" in Barcelona in June 2001.

"These allegations are untrue," Tyrrell said.

The Sunday Mirror publishers now accepted that Moss had not behaved in this way and accepted that the allegations were false, he added.

The paper's lawyer Philip Conway told the court: "The defendant apologizes to Miss Moss for the distress and embarrassment they have caused her."


A LOT of celebrities, publicists, journalists and club promoters are learning the hard way that nothing in life is ever truly free — especially when a hotel reneges on a freebie weekend offer.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Michelle Rodriguez, Simon Rex, Nicky and Paris Hilton, John Stamos, journalists from In Style and Star magazines, and promoters Richie Akiva, Jonathan Cheban, Lizzie Grubman and Danny A were among the crowd flown down to Miami by the Shelborne Hotel and a club owner, J.P. Parlavecchio, for a huge New Year's Eve blowout — only to be charged huge sums on their credit cards four to five months later.

Cheban explained: "Grubman/Cheban P.R. was hired by J.P. and the Shelborne to do a huge New Year's party. So we created the hottest party of the night and it was everywhere. We were allotted a selection of free rooms that we gave out to celebrities and journalists — and when they checked in, a credit card imprint was taken for incidentals only. No one was to pay for their room at all.

"Unfortunately, after we made the Shelborne the hottest hotel in Miami and gave the best party, the checks J.P. sent us to throw the party bounced. He owes Lizzie and me $25,000 for the party. But then I also got charged $4,500 for the room I was in! Danny A and Richie Akiva also helped out and J.P. owes them $40,000. But the worst thing is, all of our friends we invited have been charged outrageous amounts on their credit cards."

According to Cheban, starting at the end of May and continuing through June, the Olsens were charged $6,000, Rodriguez $2,200, Rex $1,500 and Akiva $4,500.

"J.P. was supposed to open his bar, 18, in the Shelborne, but he hasn't returned my calls in six weeks. And the hotel stopped returning calls a month ago. I am now suing them both," Cheban claims.

Parlavecchio, however, insists no blame lies with him. "It is the hotel," he says. "They are double-charging people. I am a victim, Danny A [and everyone else] are victims of this hotel. No one was supposed to be charged for the rooms, which were supposed to be comped. I am in the process of suing them right now. The Shelborne owes me $51,000 that I am trying to get back."

Parlavecchio insists he has paid Grubman, Cheban and Danny A everything he owes them. Repeated calls to the Shelborne seeking comment were not returned.

We Hear...

THAT R&B crooner John Legend is romancing Sports Illustrated swimsuit stunner Jessica White.


SUPERMODEL Natalia Vodianova and her husband, Justin Portman, lunching on Kobe beef burgers at Megu.

Model Backs Polanski's Version of Events

The model at the center of Roman Polanski's successful libel suit against Vanity Fair says the filmmaker never tried to seduce her.

Polanski on Friday won his suit over an article that accused him of propositioning the model in a New York restaurant on the way to the funeral of his wife, Sharon Tate, who was killed by followers of Charles Manson in 1969.

Norwegian model Beatte Telle, the woman Polanski was alleged to have propositioned, didn't testify in the libel case.

The 2002 Vanity Fair article alleged that Polanski put his hand on the woman's thigh and promised her: "I will make another Sharon Tate out of you." But Telle refuted that in an interview with The Mail on Sunday from her home in an Oslo suburb.

"He never said that he would 'make me another Sharon Tate' or that he would make me a star. He never spoke to me at all," Telle told the newspaper.

"Polanski just stood there. He just stared at me for ages. ... Perhaps I reminded him of Sharon Tate."

Conde Nast accepted that the alleged incident did not happen before Tate's funeral, but alleged that it happened about two weeks later.

Polanski's lawyers denied that the incident ever occurred. The Academy Award-winning director was awarded 50,000 pounds, equal to about $87,000, in damages.


JERRY Bruckheimer, Sergei Federov and models May Anderson and Marisa Miller sipping Gran Centenario tequila drinks at Metro in Miami after the Rosa Cha fashion show. . .

PAPA ROACH Drummer, STEVEN TYLER's Daughter Split

According to People magazine, PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner, 29, and model Mia Tyler (daughter of AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler), 26, have split. "After taking steps toward trying to improve their marriage, Mia and Dave have mutually decided that their lives are heading in different directions and they each want different things for their futures," said Tyler's rep Emily Olsen. The couple, who have been married nearly two years, wed during an AEROSMITH concert in Las Vegas in 2003. Tyler is half sister of "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv Tyler. It was the first marriage for both Tyler and Buckner.


GENTLEMEN, start your engines: after five years of marriage, sexy Argentinian supermodel Ines Rivero is single again. Rivero, 29, who divides her time between Manhattan and upstate Millbrook, just got divorced from Cuban financier Jorge Mora. The split was amicable and the couple will share custody of their daughter, Maia, 4. Rivero is already getting back in the social swim. Last weekend, she hit the Hamptons as a correspondent for "Extra" and interviewed Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Nacho Figueras at the opening day of Bridgehampton Polo.


SURE, Gisele Bundchen is gorgeous, but is there anything going on inside that pretty head of hers? Elite Models founder John Casablancas thinks not. He tells Complex magazine that while Bundchen is "the most beautiful model today, I hate to say it because she has nothing to say from an intellectual point of view. No contribution to make to the human cause. She is an empty shell, one big void as a person. But as a model she is exciting and interesting."


DESPITE her famously fashionable last name, ID Models' newest bombshell Amanda Ungaro (above) did not get her big break by having any relation to the French couturier. In fact, Ungaro, 19, hails from a powerful Brazilian political family and gave up law school when it became eye-poppingly obvious that her 5'11," 34-23-33 frame was destined for the catwalk. Ungaro, who's already posed for the likes of top lensmen Antoine Verglas and Patrick Demarchelier after only being in town a few months, just shot a sizzling look book for the new Skull & Bones line and was the toast of Miami's recent Fashion Week.


VICTORIA'S Secret siren Jessica van der Steen, Lydia Hearst and Sports Illustrated stunner Kristy Hinze at Ford Models honcho Neal Hamil's party at the new Meatpacking District hot spot Pizza Bar.


HSBC Bank claims it shouldn't be blamed for letting model Maggie Rizer's gambling stepfather, John Breen, steal millions from her account while drunk — because it isn't responsible for testing its customers for intoxication. HSBC is one of many defendants named in a $24 million lawsuit filed by the Calvin Klein mannequin. The booze-addled Breen has been in an upstate jail since October, after pleading guilty to stealing $7 million from the flame-haired catwalker and using it to quell his insatiable Quick Draw gambling addiction.


FUN-loving supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle's ex-girlfriend is trying to taint him in the eyes of his celeb friends. The scorned woman has been sending out negatively slanted press reports about his nasty divorce from wife Janet. We're told Steve Bing, Gisele Bundchen, Fred Durst, Paris Hilton, Anthony Kiedis, Tommy Lee, Demi Moore, Owen Wilson, Brett Ratner, Chris Rock and David Spade have all gotten the smear e-mails.


MEN everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief — the Victoria's Secret show is back on. The lingerie giant canceled last year's show after prudish TV viewers complained to the FCC. But we're told the buzz around the modeling agencies is that girls are being put on hold for an extravaganza at the Lexington Avenue Armory in November. We hear it will be Tyra Banks' last Victoria's Secret show as well as pregnant Heidi Klum's post-baby runway return. Gisele Bundchen, Karolina Kurkova and our fave, Adriana Lima, will also strut their stuff in the company's saucy creations. A new TV deal is yet to be worked out.


NIGHTLIFE nabob Mark Baker, one of New York's most notorious bachelors, is hanging up his spurs. The lion-maned man-about-town, co-owner of Lotus and its new offshoot, Double Seven, is tying the knot with his girlfriend of five years, Scandinavian model Vicky Andren (above), 22, star of ad campaigns for the likes of Gucci and Armani, in Stockholm on July 31. The weekend-long celebration will feature marauding Viking ships; the reception will take place at the sumptuous Grand Hotel where Nobel prizes are handed out. Baker's pals like models Natalia Vodianova and Angie Everhart will up the pulchritude quotient.