‘Uh-oh!” That was the comment reportedly made by more than a few folks as they closely watched Ashton Kutcher hanging out with his pal and former “That ’70s Show” co-star Danny Masterson at Masterson’s Confederacy store in L.A. earlier this week.
While it was all about a promotion for the Warby Parker eyeware line – Kutcher is an investor in the designer specs company – there was lots of buzzing about the last high-profile appearance of the two buddies: Masterson’s September bachelor party in San Diego, where Kutcher allegedly had hooked up with Sara Leal. That supposed straying from his marriage vows – literally on the the sixth anniversary of the “Two and a Half Men” star’s wedding to Demi Moore – fueled the splitsville stories that still plague the couple.
â€ Moore pointedly did not attend the party at Confederacy. While Kutcher’s poor judgement that weekend was not Masterson’s fault, a friend of Moore’s says, “Demi still hurts badly from that whole incident. She’s trying to heal and save her marriage, and seeing Danny just brings back all the awful memories his bachelor party caused for her family.”
GOING STRONG: On a happier note, the hot romance between Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux is going strong. While the actress – one of the wealthiest women in Hollywood – pays most of the bills, a longtime Aniston associate says it’s not an issue.
“While Justin is a very successful, working actor, obviously his bank account likely will never be more than a fraction of Jen’s,” the source said. “Money isn’t important to them, though Jen clearly is used to all the finer things in life – ranging from expensive homes, pricey restaurants, always flying private and stuff like that. … No way Justin could pick up those kinds of bills.”
A separate source, who once dated Theroux, understands Aniston’s generosity. “He was the absolute best lover I ever had! I was crushed when he dumped me,” said the woman, with a rueful laugh. “If I had Jennifer Aniston’s money, I wouldn’t hesitate to pay for everything – just to keep Justin in my life!”
â€ In another happy story about love, it’s great to hear that talented actor Stanley Tucci has become engaged to Felicity Blunt. Her sister is actress Emily Blunt, Tucci’s co-star in “The Devil Wears Prada,” who introduced the couple.
Tucci has been single since the death of wife Kate, who lost her battle with cancer in 2009. Us Weekly reports Blunt works for a London literary agency.
â€ Camille Grammer also has found a new fellow – reportedly her first truly serious relationship since her nasty divorce from “Boss” star Kelsey Grammer. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” personality has been linked to Dallas attorney Dimitri Charalambopoulos, who has moved into a Malibu house to be closer to his new love.
â€ While “The X Factor” judge Nicole Scherzinger’s spokeswoman denies there’s any romance (“They are just friends … not dating.”), there’s buzz the ex-Pussycat Doll is an item with the show’s host and Welshman Steve Jones. Scherzinger is no stranger to dating Brits. Her ex-beau was U.K. race car driver Lewis Hamilton.
GAY DAY: Perhaps surprisingly, Anita Bryant agreed to meet with openly gay Chad Hodge to talk about the HBO film Hodge is penning about Bryant and her journey from being a popular singer and Florida orange juice promoter to national anti-gay activist in the 1970s. Hodge recently spent a lot of time in Chicago as executive producer of the short-lived NBC series “The Playboy Club.”
Hodge told E! Entertainment Bryant “was panicked to meet me, and I was panicked to meet her,” but eventually “she really opened up to me. … Turns out she wants a gay best friend just like everyone else.”
Perhaps Bryant is hoping for a more positive treatment in the HBO film than she received in “Milk,” the Oscar-winning film about slain San Francisco county supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected politician.
SPORTS SHORT: Fans of flame-haired two-time Olympic gold medal snowboarding champ Shaun White will want to know about the Q&A event Burton Snowboards is organizing with “The Flying Tomato” at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Schaumburg, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The first 50 people to show up will win an exclusive VIP session with White.
TUNE TIME: Colleen McHugh will bring her “Pushing the Envelope: Oscar’s Favorite Songs” to Davenport’s on North Milwaukee in Wicker Park for 8 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday, featuring such Academy Award favorites as “Moon River,” “You Light Up My Life” and “Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.”