updated 01/17/2006 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/20/2006 AT 6:00 AM ET
The O.C.’s Rachel Bilson may be getting some cool winter ice: Boyfriend Adam Brody was overheard telling celebrity jeweler Sol Rafael – who hooked up Joel Madden with a 7-carat diamond cross necklace for Hilary Duff – that he’d be in touch. Madden, who told us Duff “loved” the one-of-a-kind piece, introduced the jeweler to Brody at the recent launch party for Korn’s See You on the Other Side tour. So when Bilson wasn’t looking, Rafael whispered to the actor to give him a call if he ever wants to get her something special. Brody winked in response and told him he’d get his email from Madden.
Other celebrities at the ghoulish event held in a mausoleum at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Jessica Alba, Axl Rose and Michelle Branch. They dodged mullet-sporting characters wielding chainsaws, munched on In-N-Out burgers and danced to a funky set by deejay Samantha Ronson until 2 a.m.
Zach’s Romantic Comedy
Zach Braff raved about his ladylove, Mandy Moore, at a party celebrating the 100th episode of Scrubs at the Cabana Club in Hollywood. “Mandy is an amazing comedian and I don’t think a lot of people have gotten the chance to see her do broad, physical comedy,” he says about her guest-starring stint as a patient’s niece (airing Feb. 7). “It really gave her a chance to show off that side of her.”
And Braff isn’t the only one who’d like to see more of Moore. “In the first day she had to be aged to 80, make out with me and do pratfalls. We want her to come and be a regular with us,” Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke told us. And what does she think of the singer-actress’s relationship with her costar? “They are the sweetest couple,” Chalke says.
Caught in the Act
Adrian Grenier, wearing a clip-on stuffed animal on his shirt at HBO’s pre-Golden Globes fete at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood. The Entourage actor joked about his furry guest: “Nobody wanted to come with me!” Also on hand: Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, Terrence Howard, Courtney Love and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Viggo Mortensen, hosting an invitation-only soiree for his art exhibition at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica. Renee Zellweger, Will Ferrell, Matt Dillon and Mortensen’s A History of Violence costar Maria Bello checked out his writings, paintings and photographs.
By SHIRLEY HALPERIN, RUTH ANDREW ELLENSON, JENNY SUNDEL and BRENDA RODRIGUEZ