The Los Angeles Showbiz Grapevine…..

Posted by Dean Piper On January 17th, 2010

*Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe may look so thing that she would snap in half if she tried to pull a yoga move. But Rachel sure can pack it away when it comes to a meal. I watched in disbelief as he put away a roast chicken dinner at Chateau Marmont. She had potatoes piled high, chicken and a stack of steamed spinach on her plate and didn’t leave a bit as she wolfed her meal down. How somebody so notoriously thin can be that hungry is beyond me.

*Reese Witherspoon cut a lonely figure as I saw her enter the Beverly Hills Hotel this week. The star parked up her 4×4 and walked in and looked thinner than I’ve ever seen her before. I guess the heartbreak diet has worked a treat for Reese after her split for Jake Gyllenhaal. Chips and burger for one!

*Nicole Richie is so well behaved these days! I spied the star looking uber chic at the Sunset Tower having an evening meeting with her publicist. There wasn’t a drink in sight – she stuck to water! A far cry from her wild Simple Life years.

*Sylvester Stallone and Sir Philip Green were having a wild evening at fabulous West Hollywood restaurant Cecconi’s when I spotted them. The boys laughed loudly whilst their wives – dripping in diamonds – sat nattering. I dined there the next night alongside glamour Queen Joan Collins. Joanie, 76, still has it and left in her rather aged Rolls Royce with hubby Percy at the wheel.

*Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler
continue to fuel speculation that they’ve had a wee fling! The pair are clearly close friends – my LA snitches spotted the ‘pals’ partying together at Boa on Sunset Boulevard. Jen and Gerry threw off paparazzi by leaving the private party separately. I do hear Gerard was acting completely single inside – he was flirting with a tall brunette. Get him!

*Victoria Beckham continues to over dress wherever she goes in Hollywood. The star took her three sons for brunch at swish new hangout Palihouse. The outfit of choice was huge shades, killer heels and a super formal power skirt. A fellow diner revealed: “She was dressed like she was having the biggest business meeting of her life. It was a little amusing for a Sunday brunch.” Only Posh can get away with that gettup!

*Rachel Bilson looked stunning in a Chanel gown when I met her at the DIC and InStyle 9th annual Diamond Fashion Show in Beverly Hills. Former OC star Rachel, who’s going out with Hayden Christensen, told me she’d love to get back to working in TV. She said: “I’d love to get back into television – if the right thing came up then I’d definitely be interested.” She also spoke about how she prepares for the red carpet. She said: “I’m healthy but I don’t really see it as a big deal. As long as you’re comfortable then that’s the most important.” Indeed.

*Expect Kate Hudson to be all skin and bones at the Golden Globes later today. I’m told Kate’s been preparing for a role in new film Earthbound in which she plays a cancer patient and shares a number of steamy scenes with Natalie Portman’s ex Gael Garcia Bernal. The flick starts shooting in New Orleans this week. A source tells me: “Kate’s having to drop the pounds for her role.” I’m sure her split with Alex Rodriguez has helped with that weight loss too!

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