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04.17.2014
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No Beating Around the Bush * Charlize Cracks Wise * J. Lo the Homecoming Queen?Thursday in Houston, Neil Bush and his estranged wife, Sharon, met at their lawyer’s office for what they call in Texas, "mediations." During a...

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Elettra plans both a modeling and an acting career but has promised her family she’ll stay in school while she’s pursuing her goals. I think we are seeing a smart mother in all this.

Christopher Reeves’ good-looking six-foot-tall daughter, Alexandra, has turned down offers to become a model and will concentrate on her studies at Yale and on her writing. She resembles both her father and her mother, Gae Exton, who was a successful model in her day, and is also a member of the Ivy League Princeton’s polo team. Her father, now in negotiations to take a regular role on "Smallville" — the TV show about Superman’s teen years — has encouraged her to make the most of her studies and her equestrian team. I think we’re seeing a smart daddy in all this.

Heidi Klum, everybody’s supermodel, is getting serious with Naomi Campbell’s ex, Flavio Briatore, who made his fortune with the Benetton family and their American stores. The two are planning an extended cruise on Flavio’s yacht this summer to Saint-Tropez and Forte dei Marmi, where Flavio owns nightclubs. At least they won’t have any trouble getting a table.

Don’t faint if you see Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on the Upper East Side next week. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re moving into the neighborhood. Lopez, who is the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s most famous alumnus and one of their staunchest supporters, maybe, might, who knows, drop into their 31st annual decorator showhouse at 18 East 74th Street when it holds its preview party on Monday. Recently, Lopez even dropped by its center in the Bronx and gave a concert to an auditorium full of screaming kids.

Whether she makes it or not, 26 of the world’s top decorators, designers and florists, who have worked their magic on the seven-story Neo-Italian Renaissance limestone town house, built in 1871 and first restored in 1921, are expected to take their bows and kiss the air at the opening. Matthew David, who’s done the show house’s facade three times, has created a towering grapevine arch to enter through, bedecked with tropical leaves and Plexiglas windows painted with birds and bees by the children in Kips Bay after-school program.
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