updated 03/07/2006 AT 12:40 PM ET
•originally published 03/13/2006 AT 6:00 AM ET
The fashions on Project Runway always change, but close watchers will see one constant: Heidi Klum’s shamrock ring. “I always have one four-leaf clover on, especially this little ring I never take off,” she tells us. “I like to have a little luck on my side, and it just makes you feel good.” The lucky charm is even a theme in her four-year-old Heidi Klum Collection, the line she created with fine-jewelry house Mouawad. Her shamrock-detailed pieces, which she often wears on her Bravo show, include earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Klum may be onto something: She’s already had luck in love, landing husband Seal. He’s “a very romantic man, and he does little things that mean so much,” she says. “I was in Mexico the past few days and he’ll take photos of the kids and e-mail them to me. He’ll write little messages on them. He surprises me with photos in my passport. He just does beautiful things.”
Amanda: Self-Made Man
In She’s the Man, Amanda Bynes plays a girl who disguises herself as a boy. How did she prepare? “I went to different malls and watched how guys and girls interacted,” Bynes, 19, tells us. “When guys were walking with girls, the girl would be hanging all over him and the guy would have one hand in his pocket. They want to always appear like they’re open for better offers, so I remembered that to keep an ego thing going.”
Another inspiration: “I listened to Jack Black and Tenacious D because it’s such a vulgar CD, all the stuff he sings about. So I would sing that to myself before I’d go out as a guy, and it felt like a little protection. And then I just created my own man character. People thought I was doing Elvis or some sort of hip-hop, but I wasn’t – it just came out that way.”
Caught in the Act
Justin Timberlake, dining with mom Lynn and four pals at Hollywood eatery Bella. The singer, wearing a white warm-up jacket, ate gnocchi and, for dessert, panna cotta with fresh berries – when he wasn’t busy typing on his PDA.
By MARGI BLASH, DOROTHY CASCERCERI, BRYAN ALEXANDER and ALEXIS CHIU