While her late ex-fiance Heath Ledger continues to make headlines (see below), Michelle Williams is quietly moving on with her life. The mother of Heath’s 2-year-old lookalike daughter, Matilda, has been spotted on both coasts with director Spike Jonze. (No stranger to high-profile romances, Spike was once married to fellow filmmaker Sofia Coppola. He also dated Drew Barrymore, though who hasn’t?)
In Brooklyn, where Michelle is based, the two turned up at a deli, where Jonze “had his arm around [Williams] and kissed her on the cheeks, then on the lips,” reports People magazine.
And on Aug,. 2, the pair dined out in L.A. “During dinner they would lean in and kiss each other over the table,” a fellow patron of Little Dom’s restaurant told People, adding that by the time they were finished eating, Michelle was seated in Spike’s lap and the two were kissing. (Eww — get a room, you two.)
Frankly, it’s ever so slightly odd to see Michelle with a new guy. But she certainly deserves some love and happiness in her life, so we’re totally rooting for this couple. (Inappropriate restaurant PDA notwithstanding.)
No interviews, please
Things aren’t going quite as swimmingly for one of the other women in Ledger’s life. Mary-Kate Olsen could be forced to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into his January overdose death. The DEA has reportedly confirmed to “Access Hollywood” that they issued a subpoena to the former “Full House” star.
The feds are seeking to find out how Heath got ahold of the powerful painkillers Oxycontin and Vicodin, which he allegedly had without a prescription. Mary-Kate’s attorney, in a statement, has said “she does not know where he obtained them.”
It was reported earlier this week that the actress is seeking immunity before consenting to speak with investigators — which doesn’t imply guilt, but certainly raises eyebrows. Ironically, MK’s reluctance to talk could be blowing this up into a much bigger deal than necessary.
Paris for president?
After John McCain used her image (and Britney Spears’) in an ad mocking Barack Obama’s “celebrity” status, Paris Hilton has hit back with a tongue-in-cheek video clip mocking the presumptive Republican nominee as “the oldest celebrity in the world.”
“Hey, America, I’m Paris Hilton, and I’m a celebrity, too, only I’m not from the olden days, and I’m not promising change like that other guy. I’m just hot,” the heirhead declares in the Funnyordie.com segment.
“But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I’m running for president,” she shrugs. “So thanks for the endorsement, white-haired dude.”
After outlining a shockingly, er, sensical energy plan, Paris quips in closing, “See you at the White House. Oh, and I might paint it pink — I hope that’s cool with you guys.”
Uh-oh — this is truly alarming! For the first time, we find ourselves almost … liking Paris Hilton! Must … resist.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.