updated 03/15/2005 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/16/2005 AT 6:00 AM ET
Are they or aren’t they? That’s the question on our minds about Kate Bosworth and Orlando Bloom. The former couple, who in January announced their split after two years together, are still keeping close company. Bosworth’s stylist, Jessica Paster, recently threw a going-away party for the actress, who’s heading to Australia for six months to film her role as Lois Lane in the big-screen remake of Superman. Among the 15 or so guests at the intimate soiree at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood was – you guessed it – Bloom.
The former couple sat next to each other in the middle of a long table laden with pink and cream roses and sipped cocktails with names like Kiss Me Kate and Metropolis Margarita.
Bosworth wore a 1920s-style cream dress with black beads and high black pumps, and her hair was pinned back with flowers in it, while Bloom was dressed casually in jeans, a black shirt and a white scarf around his neck. At the party’s close around 1 a.m., the revelers were given Coach gift bags, which included Gran Centenario tequila, Anthousa home fragrance, Miss Sixty jeans and Adam plus Eve underwear sets. No word on whether Bloom also received a plane ticket to Australia among his swag.
Gotta Have Heart
Country star Tim McGraw recently performed at the Larry King Cardiac Foundation’s annual black-tie gala in Washington, D.C. The event is near and dear to his own heart. “My dad (the late baseball player Tug McGraw) had heart trouble,” McGraw told us at the event. “I’m glad that I can be in a position to be able do things like this.” To maintain his own health, McGraw works out four days a week, lifts weights and runs on a treadmill “every day, if I can. And I try to eat the right things. I have a wife and three kids that kind of make sure that I do,” he said of his favorite duet partner Faith Hill and their daughters, Gracie, 7, Maggie, 6, and Audrey, 3.
Speaking of duet partners, is McGraw – who leads this year’s Academy of Country Music award nominations with six nods – planning to take hip-hopper Nelly (with whom he recorded “Over and Over”) to the May 17 ceremony? “No. It would be cool though, wouldn’t it? I’d love to have him there with me.”
McGraw also has another movie role coming up – following his tough drunk dad in the football flick Friday Night Lights. Black Cloud, an indie film now in limited release, is about a Native American boxer competing to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. McGraw plays a sheriff in the flick, which was written, produced and directed by pal Rick Schroder.
Caught in the Act
Christina Aguilera, cozying up in the V.I.P. section of West Hollywood gay hotspot The Abbey, where she attended a birthday party for a friend.
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, decked out in basketball gear at the Crossroads School gym in Santa Monica.
By SUSAN MANDEL, CHRIS GARDNER and CECILIA MATSUMOTO