Nicole Richie walks back to her car after lunching with a friend at Sushi Nozawa in Studio City. Richie could be seen wearing a loose, flowing top, black ankle boots and carrying a leather, fringe purse.
Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff goes nude for Playboy’s May issue and according to Hugh Hefner it’s going to be “unforgettable.”
Smirnoff is paired with original Karate Kid Ralph Macchio for this season of the ABC hit show and the two are tearing it up on the dance floor, but Radar Online has learned Hefner prefers her on the pages of his magazine.
“The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing With The Stars’ Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside,” Hefner tweeted on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Russian dancer is a five-time U.S. National Champion and has been ranked second in the world, but this is her first time posing for Playboy.
Hefner has been prominent on the set of Dancing with the Stars this season not only because of his work with Smirnoff, but his former girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson is a contestant on the show.
Vanessa Minnillo hasn't chosen her wedding cake and isn't dishing on the kind of dress she wants. But she is sure about one thing ahead of her marriage to Nick Lachey.
"The best part is that you know someone has your back, no matter what," Minnillo, 30, told PEOPLE at a youth-mentoring event in Silver Spring, Md., recently. "It's not that I didn't know that before – I kind of teetered on it – but now I know for sure that no matter what, this guy's got my back."
She added: "There's nothing we can't work out, and there's nothing we can't talk through. There's no obstacle we can't overcome, and that's a beautiful, comforting thought."
Not wanting to tip off Lachey, 37, about her bridal look, Minnillo demurred when asked about her gown. But when it comes to the cake, she admitted she loves "all flavors" and "might have to do different layers and different flavors."
And will her beloved Yorkiepoo, Wookie, be the ring bearer? "If he is, it's going to take a lot of training and discipline, because right now he's just too shy," she said. "He'd panic down the aisle and probably run off with the rings. Maybe I should get started on that, right?"
Jake Gyllenhaal is keeping his romantic options open.
In the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now), a source says the 30-year-old actor is becoming quite the man about town. After sharing breakfast with 90210's Jessica Lowndes, 22, at NYC's Greenwich Hotel on April 1, the Souce Code actor took another date to a party at NYC's Bowery Hotel later that night.
Gyllenhaal -- who ended his brief romance with Taylor Swift, 21, late last year -- then had lunch on April 3 at NYC's Locanda Verde with a Swift look-alike. "It seemed very friendly!" a witness tells Us.
She's already been married twice, but is Britney Spears ready to become a bride once more for love Jason Trawick?
As she enjoys blockbuster sales and the strongest reviews of her career for seventh studio album Femme Fatale, Spears, 29, tells all in the new Us Weekly (out Wednesday) about finding Mr. Right in agent Trawick, 39, her boyfriend of over two years.
"We have such a great time together!" Spears tells Us exclusively. "He makes me laugh, and we are so comfortable being ourselves."
Marriage plans? "Maybe," she teases. "Never say never!"
Indeed, a family source tells Us that the blissful pair will likely wed. Trawick, after all, the source says, "was one of the only people who stuck by her through everything," including Spears' dark 2007 and early 2008 -- when she lost custody of her sons Sean, 5, and Jayden, 4, to ex Kevin Federline, and was briefly admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
"[Jason] was someone she felt she could be her true self with. [Marriage] is what they talk about and the direction they're going in," the insider says.
Whatever and whenever their nuptial plans, one thing is certain, Spears tells Us: "I've never been happier!"
"The sexiest thing about Kris is – gosh, there are so many things," the reality starlet, 30, told PEOPLE on Monday at her sister Khloé and brother-in-law Lamar Odom's Unbreakable fragrance launch party in Hollywood. "It's so hard to think of one."
But after analyzing her beau for a few more seconds, Kardashian came to her senses.
"Probably the sexiest thing about him is his personality," she said. "And also, his deep voice."
Humphries, whom Kardashian has praised in the past, was regrettably unable to attend the fragrance launch, which brought out his girlfriend's entire family.
Christina Aguilera has a very important lesson to teach the contestants she'll be coaching on The Voice. And it has nothing to do with singing.
"The most important thing for me to do is talk about the ups and downs of my career and, in light of the past year, the things that happen on stage," says the singer, who's suffered a series of personal and professional missteps in 2011, including flubbing the lyrics to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
"At the end of the day, you can prove to yourself that you are strong enough to get back up on that stage," she told reporters Monday while promoting the new NBC show, which premieres April 26.
"I can laugh about my hiccups because I'm getting through it. I'm healing after a really hard time in my life. I've gone through a really tough divorce – it's an uprooting time."
All the more reason, she says, to throw herself into work. The upcoming singing competition series came at "the perfect time in my life," she says. "I'm revealing a lot on this show, and a side of myself that I think many people have never seen before."
So what can fans expect from the Grammy winner in her new reality TV role?
"We have three irreverent naughty boys and Christina is the rock," says co-executive producer Mark Burnett of Aguilera's fellow coaches, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. "She is the voice of reason among those naughty boys.
"I've taken on the momma role," says the singer (and real-life mom to son Max, 3, with ex husband Jordan Bratman) of her place on the coaching panel.
For weeks, it’s been rumored that Claire Sinclair would land the title of 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, even though magazine mogul Hugh Hefner won’t officially unveil his pick until May 7 here in Las Vegas.
But late last night, it appeared to become official with news from The Playboy Mansion in L.A. that Claire had won the voting over her two nearest rivals. I’m reliably told that she’s already shot the full pictorial for the upcoming edition that celebrates her title.
Whether she's on a red carpet or taking her sons to school, Gwen Stefani is always dressed to the nines -- and with good reason.
"I mean, I'm very vain," she tells Elle's May issue (on stands April 12). "That would be my middle name. Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual."
Just don't compare Stefani's rocker style to fellow pop stars Lady Gaga, 25, Rihanna, 23, or Katy Perry, 26.
"I don't see myself in those girls," the L.A.M.B. designer says. "I usually put pants on. I see these girls as more going for the sex-symbol thing. I was more, in the band, like a tomboy. Of course, I think every girl is sexy, so there's going to be a little of that. But I see a lot of younger artists going more toward the sexy thing."
Fashion aside, the singer (and mom to sons Kingston, nearly 5, and Zuma, 2) also opens up about her eight-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale, 45.
"The first time we ever kissed was right around Valentine's Day; we were in New Orleans on tour," she recalls. "I always think about that because it's unbelievable that we've been able to stay together. I feel so proud of us. It's one of my biggest achievements."
Though she hasn't released an album since 2006's The Sweet Escape, Stefani, 41, promises her third CD will be her best yet.
It's no accident either -- sources close to Kim tell TMZ, Kim and LaLa are apartment shopping in Alpine, New Jersey together ... so when their men are out playing basketball, they have each other to hang out with.
As we previously reported, Carmelo and LaLa have been scoping out Jersey for a while -- to escape Manhattan ... and have enough breathing room to raise their 3-year-old son.
But Kim's still got one foot in L.A. -- we're told she'll be keeping her home back west ... for the off season.