updated 06/20/2006 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/23/2006 AT 6:00 AM ET
Jessica Simpson and Eva Longoria share the same hairstylist – Ken Paves – and now they’ll be sharing screen time. The new pals are teaming up to costar in Simpson’s video for her song “Public Affair.” “We haven’t shot it yet. I just know I have to show up Friday somewhere. We’re going to be roller-skating and I know there’s an ’80s theme,” Longoria told us at the recent T-Mobile Sidekick 3 launch party, where she chilled with the singer. Also on hand at the Hollywood bash: former Nick Lachey flames Kim Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari.
A few days earlier, Simpson went back to her home state to hang out with her other girls – mom Tina and sister Ashlee, who was performing in Dallas. They celebrated a friend’s birthday at the Hotel ZaZa’s chic Dragonfly restaurant and went to the club Urban Oasis, where they sat in a VIP area and sipped champagne while chowing down on french fries with ranch dressing.
Before she begins filming the new season of Lost in August, Evangeline Lilly plans to hit the road – preferably to a spot where she’s unrecognizable. “I don’t know where I want to go – Mongolia or Timbuktu. Someplace where they don’t watch Lost!” she told us at a party thrown in her honor by footwear designer Michelle K (the actress is the new spokesmodel for her shoe company) at L.A. store Kitson. “You never know though – they’ve caught Lost mania in so many countries you wouldn’t expect. Africa, Asia, Russia, all over the place.” No word on whether beau and costar Dominic Monaghan will be hitching a ride with her.
Caught in the Act
Catherine Zeta-Jones, getting her hair trimmed and conditioned by stylist Lorenzo Martin at the Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills. During her appointment, the actress chatted with some out-of-town visitors. “She talked to two women from North Carolina for an hour,” says an observer. “They were telling her how much they loved her in Chicago. She was so gracious and friendly.”
By ALEXIS CHIU, MARK DAGOSTINO, RUTH ANDREW ELLENSON, KELLY LUMPKINS and NICHOLAS WHITE