Lucky Thirteen

LOS ANGELES — As a seven-year-old, Evan Rachel Wood may have lost a juicy role in "Interview with the Vampire" to Kirsten Dunst, but at the ripe old age of 15, it seems that Wood’s time has come. The actress, best known for playing Billy...

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"They go straight to your head," cautioned Lily Safra. "I know. I tried them before."

Linda Wachner also abstained, since alcohol is not allowed under her new diet plan. (Lest anyone doubted it, diets, like facelifts, are no longer society secrets, but open for discussion.)

"Am I thinner?" Wachner asked, upon greeting one friend. Everyone agreed that she was in fine form — JAR earrings are so slimming — and prompted her to share details of her diet and exercise regimen. It includes vigorous perambulations around Paris that give new meaning to the term power walking. A male friend, who walked with her, reported that Wachner strides like a colossus straight across Paris’ traffic-jammed streets, practically daring those tinny Euro-mobiles to hit her.

"I’d ruin a Volkswagen," she joked, pooh-poohing her bravery. "It’s a Mercedes you have to watch out for."
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