"I'm one of the five ex-girlfriends _ they're not mine!" Cassel joked. The French actress is now filming a HBO biopic about Coco Chanel, where she plays one of the designer's actress friends. "She was the first actress to really help Chanel," said Cassel. Marie-Josée Croze, of "The Diving Bell And Butterfly" fame, shooed her friends away so she could promote her upcoming films to journalists. "I'm working right now!" she hollered.
The Quebecois actress has two movies out this spring: "The New Protocol" followed by "Two Days to Kill." Marianne Faithful said she has a new album, "Easy Come Easy Go" coming out in September. "We recorded live in the studio in New York - the old way," said Faithful, who revealed she's also been asked by Perrier-Jouet to help create a special champagne. "The only thing is I don't drink. I'll have to get someone else to do the tasting." Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi debuted a daring new pixie haircut by Kamo Katsuya and she's dealing with blades in her next movie, too. "I play a fighter. I love action films," she said.
French actress Clémence Poésy, however, is more lover than fighter in her next movie "It's another love story," said the thespian of her upcoming project, a British film dubbed "Heartless."
Madonna's stylist, who goes by the name of B., was also in the audience. Having just wrapped up working on Madonna's next album cover, shot by Steven Klein, the trendsetter said she was returning to London the next day to style a music video starring Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.
"Madonna's look is going to be more edgy, more fresh -- with no more disco," she said.
BIRTHDAY GALORE: Boucheron, the jewelry house, celebrated its 150th anniversary Monday by treating its best (paying) clients and a handful of stars - Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, Naomi Campbell and Michelle Yeoh - to a gala evening of art, jewelry and food. After a private showing of the house's new million-dollar-plus collection of baubles against a backdrop of contemporary art - Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Maurizio Cattelan et al, culled from PPR owner Francois Pinault's collection - the moneyed band was whisked to the neighboring Petit Palais for dinner, where Emmanuelle Seigner belted out "Happy Birthday" in a breathy Monroe style. Americans Susan Casden, Kassidy Choi Schagrin, and Christine Suppes opted for Christian Lacroix couture, while Becca Cason Thrash wore Dior and Suzanne Sapperstein tried on Stephane Rolland. Across the room, Danielle Steeel held court with daughters Samantha and Vanessa Traina. Moore, in grey Yves Saint Laurent accessorized with the obligatory Boucheron sparklers, is the house's mascot for the anniversary year. But bling was far from the only thing on the actress' mind. "When I asked if anyone knew who won the Packers-Giants game you could have heard a pin drop," she laughed. "Believe me, I won't be wearing any jewelry when I watch the Super Bowl. I'd tear it off in excitement."