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U2 spotted at Spotted Pig

THE Spotted Pig is a fashionable resto and saloon in Manhattan's West Village. Your chance of spotting a celeb there is fairly high. At around 8:30 Sunday morning, the New York Post reports, you could have seen all of U2 coming out of the place.

The boys and their entourage had been celebrating the end of their endless $736-million-grossing world tour by having themselves quite a party, starting after 3 a.m., the paper says.

"People were doing quadruple takes when U2 came out of the bar in their rock 'n' roll clothes," the paper's eyewitness said. "There were SUVs with the drivers sleeping in the front. When the band came out, the drivers slapped themselves awake and drove off."


Wow, Mila! You look like seven thousand bucks!

LIFESTYLES of the rich and, well, of the too-rich: starlet Mila Kunis, who's in this movie Friends With Benefits, had a $7,000 facial the other day in L.A.

One Scott-Vincent Borba has a salon there offering something called an HD Diamond and Ruby Peel, which supposedly uses those substances to give skin a "lustrous sheen." The jewels, or jewel dust specks, are supposedly antioxidants, too.

Borba was happy to tell InStyle mag what he does for Mila: "I always do her skin, neck, decollete, arms and the back of her hands, anything that will be possibly showing with her dress."

Mind you, she did look pretty good in photos from the German opening of the movie. Then again, she didn't look bad before she dropped the seven grand, either. She's 27.


How can anyone live on only $46,000 a month?

THE story so far: We learned a month ago that Augustin James Evangelista, four-year-old son of model Linda Evangelista, is also the child of rich guy Francois-Henri Pinault, who married actress Salma Hayek in 2009 but was already dating her in 2006 when Linda got pregnant.

Now the other (baby) shoe drops: In New York court, Linda has asked for $46,000 a month in child support. She says she needs a round-the-clock nanny and former police officers as drivers, among other things.

Judge Matt Troy was impressed, to go by this quote in the New York Daily News: "That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the family court."

So far, Francois-Henri has been paying nothing, Linda's lawyer said.

He's 49; Linda is 46; Salma is 44.


Burns plugged in to Americans' tastes

U.S. documentary-maker Ken Burns, out promoting his new one about Prohibition, was asked about HBO's hit series Boardwalk Empire, which deals with the same era and the same organized crime.

He said HBO "has another huge hit on their hands in the model of The Sopranos, and they're not that dissimilar. Americans always love to watch people who get to kill people who piss them off... and women who take their clothes off at the drop of a hat."

So what do you think? Is this an astute assessment of the national character, or insulting elitist twaddle? Could it be both?


Perhaps she'd do better if she worked at the mall

MORE from that Olivia Wilde interview in Marie Claire mag: She says being a celebrity is interfering with her love life. "You go on one date and everyone thinks you're dating. It sort of puts pressure on this little sprout, and tramples it. If someone becomes involved with you, they know they will be photographed and written about and investigated in some way."

Also, she went on Jimmy Kimmel's show the other night and claimed that her new house, formerly owned by the Jonas Brothers, is her problem. She and the girlfriend who lives with her think the brothers "placed a no-sex hex on the house."


Hey, it's good to have options on Halloween

HOW'S this for ego?: Orlando Bloom told the Scottish Daily Record that he'll keep certain film costumes so his baby son Flynn can dress up in them some day.

Ummm, Orlando? They're full-sized clothes. You expect him to dress up as you when he's an adult?

"When I worked on The Three Musketeers, I embraced all of it.... The boots are staying (in his possession) and the costumes, too. That's definitely a fancy-dress outfit one day down the line -- probably for my son." Ditto costumes from his Pirates of the Caribbean movies.


Pippa, Pippa, hooray! The Brit name o' the day

THOSE wacky Brits: The British website says the No. 1 name for newborn girls over there this year is -- wait for it -- Pippa, if you count it together with Philippa.

-- Postmedia News

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 7, 2011 ??65535

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