updated 07/13/2004 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/15/2004 AT 6:00 AM ET
Want to take a walk in Beyoncée’s shoes? The bootylicious singer-actress has designed a special pair in boyfriend Jay-Z’s S. Carter line (the rapper’s real name is Shawn Carter) with Reebok – and so have Tyra Banks, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Joy Bryant and Queen Latifah – to be auctioned off beginning Monday. Proceeds from the auction (on www.rbk.com through Aug. 2) will go to Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund, which helps disadvantaged youth and nontraditional high school grads attend college.
Guess We All Look Alike …
Kevin Kline has a mustache, and so does costar Steve Martin, for his role as Inspector Clouseau in the upcoming remake of The Pink Panther. We thought the resemblance ended there, but apparently not to the French, who have gotten an eyeful of Martin on the set in Paris: Kline recently scored a prime table in a restaurant there when a waiter addressed him as “Monsieur Martin.”
They’re coming up on their one-year anniversary, but singer Josh Groban and his girlfriend, actress January Jones (American Wedding), have yet to decide how they’re going to commemorate it. “I’ll be in Vegas and she’s going to be at a wedding, so we’re going to have to find some other way to celebrate,” Groban told us at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar, where he performed a live, intimate concert for AOL Music’s Broadband Rocks series (Jones hung out backstage). The two met last summer at a party thrown by In Style magazine.
Irish singer Samantha Mumba – who upstaged everyone at the London premiere of Spider-Man 2 this week by wearing a web-themed Scott Henshall dress covered with 3,476 diamonds, worth $4.5 million – has been “stepping out” with hip-hop artist Sisqo for about a month, the pair tells us. He has been executive-producing her new album, and apparently they have been mixing some pleasure with business. “So far we’ve just really been on the same path,” Mumba says. As for Sisqo, his goal for Mumba’s album is that it be “just super sexy.”
Caught in the Act
Nick Lachey, Jimmy Kimmel and his girlfriend, comedian Sarah Silverman, at the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game in Houston. Lachey, who wore diamond studs in each earlobe and a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap, said of the game, “It’s a chance to show my true athletic ability – unless I suck.”
By ZORIANNA KIT, MEREDITH NADLER and WENDY GROSSMAN