NO CURFEW: The ``13 Going on 30'' premiere Wednesday night was definitely kid's stuff.
The red carpet for Jennifer Garner's new romantic comedy featured a slumber party bedroom, complete with teenage girls lounging in pajamas.
The photo op makes sense since the film is about a teenage girl who grows up magically fast (think Tom Hanks in ``Big''). But ``Alias'' babe Garner looked every inch a grown-up in a long white dress and exquisite jewelry by Cathy Waterman.
She was joined by co-stars Judy Greer, Christa Allen, Andy Serkis and Mark Ruffalo, who kept snuggling his stunning wife, Sunrise, (we're not kidding) on the carpet. Old rocker Rick Springfield, whose song ``Jessie's Girl'' is in the film, also showed up with his family.
Also in the movie house: a dressed-down Tobey Maguire, Amy Davidson (``8 Simple Rules''), Carol Kane, David Sutcliffe (``I'm With Her''), Tony Danza and family, and Brittany Murphy with her adorable pal, Kaitlan Murphy. Brittany ran into Garner in the theater's bathroom before the film began and the two leading ladies gave each other big hugs.
Garner's ``Alias'' co-stars were also there - Victor Garber and Michael Vartan. Vartan showed up solo, and although there are unconfirmed rumors the two have broken up, he warmly hugged Garner on the carpet.
The child's play continued at the after-party at Napa Valley Grille with tables covered in jelly beans, bubble gum, ring pops, and Razzles (a candy Garner and Ruffalo's characters eat in the movie). Guests without a sweet tooth chowed down on grilled shrimp, chicken kabobs, meatloaf, ravioli and that adolescent favorite, macaroni and cheese. Some folks even saved room for dessert: cookies on Popsicle sticks, mini ice cream cones, and brownies.
Family and friends at the packed party surrounded Garner. Vartan, who stopped by her table, lingered just briefly then headed outside to speak with guests, and left soon after. Garner was so busy she never even got a chance to sit down. But she was all smiles all night. And everyone stayed up past their bedtime!
ON THE GOWN: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony? Who cares. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher? Like, yawn.
The big fashion-business buzz is who will design a wedding gown for the stunning Brooke Burns for her rumored upcoming wedding to Moore's ex-hubby Bruce Willis.
Burns attended the premiere of Willis' new movie, ``The Whole Ten Yards,'' looking very much in love in a sexy backless black lace mini-dress designed by Monique Lhuillier.
Inside sources say Brooke is sporting a Cartier engagement diamond ring given to her by Willis on their recent jaunt to Paris. If this is true, fashion experts say it makes perfect sense for the former ``Baywatch'' babe to be checking out Lhuillier's fabulous array of wedding gowns.
Lhuillier has dressed scads of celebs for their nuptials, including Charlotte Ross, Kimberly Williams, Natalie Imbruglia and Leslie Bibb, some seen in Instyle's special weddings issue.
If you didn't attend those ceremonies, you may have seen Alison Lohman wearing Lhuillier's dress on the Vanity Fair Hollywood 2004 cover, or Paris Hilton in Elle, or Holly Hunter in In Touch.
Carmen Electra vamped it up Wednesday night on the set of the Strip Poker invitational in a Lhuillier coral satin V-neck halter gown with crystal beading.
So stay tuned for the Brooke and Bruce wedding extravangana!
CARRYING THE TORCH: So you wanna dress like sexy Halle Berry, quirky Meg Ryan or classy Nicole Kidman?
Then hop onto http://www.burningtorchinc.com to check out the cool, quirky, classy recycled and reworked vintage bohemian looks from Burning Torch designer Karyn Craven.
Craven is a native Angeleno (artist/photographer) who has turned her love of travel, world cultures and ethnic art into a successful fashion career.
What's in her line? Everything from lingerie, T-shirts, camis, long and short skirts, hoodies, mesh tops, cropped and long pants, blouses, vests, vintage cashmere sweaters and leather jackets with her signature patchwork, embroidery and beading.
Her clothes appeal to a diverse clientele, including stylish L.A. ladies such as Kidman, Ryan, Berry, Melissa Etheridge, Daryl Hannah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cindy Crawford, Anne Heche and Demi Moore.
Fabrics include pigment-dyed linen, Polynesian patchwork, Tahitian cotton, lightweight jersey pieces and stretch twill, all priced from $50 to $700. Stores that sell her stuff include Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel and even Barneys in Japan.
You could also, depending on how far you want to take the star shopping thing, have your personal stylist hit the trendy boutiques around town such as Kitson, Fred Segal Fun, Lisa Rinna's Belle Gray in Sherman Oaks and Tracey Ross on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
(1) RUFFALO: This acting is kids' stuff.
(2) KAITLAN, left, and BRITTANY MURPHY: Hugs all around.
(3) WILLIS, BURNS: The bride will wear ... um, not this.
Steve Deslich/Knight Ridder Tribune
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|Date:||Apr 18, 2004|
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