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A Stellar Front Row at McCartney

Pink, Thandie Newton, Salma Hayek and Sir Paul McCartney with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell lined Stella McCartney’s front row Monday morning.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Photo By Stephane Feugere

PINK PANTHER: Pink, Thandie Newton, Salma Hayek and Sir Paul McCartney with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell lined Stella McCartney’s front row Monday morning. Newton had just finished filming the final episode of “ER.” “After 15 years, it’s surreal to think it’s all over,” she marveled. A few seats away Twiggy said she was gearing up for her 60th birthday in the fall, which will be commemorated with a new autobiography and a retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Newlyweds François-Henri Pinault and Hayek were separated in the scrum, with Pinault waving to his wife above photographers’ heads. “I’m in love,” Hayek beamed, but declined to divulge her wedding day attire. “People keep asking me, but it was just a tiny, private day.” French actress Emma de Caunes said she’s finishing her first feature-length screenplay called “Papa was a Rolling Stone.” “It’s about a father who returns to live with his daughter, a bit of a strange situation,” she explained. Backstage, Sir Paul confirmed he’s to reunite with former Beatle Ringo Starr for an Independence Day concert in New York. Meanwhile, he gets his music fix from his designing daughter. “It’s like a rock show with clothes, beautiful clothes” he enthused. Pink was gearing up for the Paris leg of her world tour at the Bercy concert hall tonight. “Bob Mackie designed all my clothes. I’m the baby in his résumé,” she said of a designer who has also dressed Madonna and Cher. Later, Pink held a press conference for a video campaign with voiceovers by herself and British comedian Ricky Gervais for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which depicts a rabbit and a crocodile trying to retrieve their skins. “My two big issues since grade school have been animals rights and legalizing marijuana, but I gave that one up a long time ago,” Pink told the conference. Participating in Paris fashion week rather than disrupting it, PETA’s vice president Dan Matthews said having friends in high places, like McCartney, is part of a new strategy for the group, better known for its pie-throwing tactics. “But we can’t make any promises,” he noted.