Versace's Villa Le Fontanelle has hosted celebrities ever since Gianni Versace bought and restored it in the late Seventies. Madonna, Elton John, Sting, Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Lopez have stayed there, while Patrick Dempsey, star of "Grey's Anatomy" and Versace's spring men's wear campaign, was a recent guest. The Queensland-based Sunland Group has a license agreement with the Italian fashion company to build 15 resorts under the Palazzo Versace brand. The first opened on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 2000 and a second is under construction in Dubai and scheduled for completion next year.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is at work again after a year hiatus to nurture her daughter, Romy. "I'm just getting going," said Coppola at Martine Sitbon's Rue du Mail show on Friday. "I'm doing a script. You know how writers are: It takes time." French actor Gaspard Ulliel said he's back in Paris for a couple of days after three months filming in Cambodia and another two months in Israel. "I'm leaving next week for Burgundy to start 'The Vintner's Luck,'" said the actor of the Niki Caro-directed film based on the novel of the same name. "I play the angel."