Star Sightings: Big Names in the Big Apple
February 4, 2005

Will Smith, Kevin James, Eva Mendes and Amber Valetta were just a few of the stars who crossed New York's Hudson River to Ellis Island Thursday night for the world premiere of Will's new romantic comedy, "Hitch."

Will plays a date doctor and gave us his Valentine's Day advice for men: "You can't celebrate on the 14th because it's too obvious. They're expecting stuff. You got to shock her, you got to surprise her."

Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, get set for "Live from New York, it's Paris!" Paris Hilton that is, and "Extra" was with "The Simple Life" star and her little dog Tinkerbelle at rehearsals for her hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live."

Paris gave us the scoop on what we can expect to see, telling us, "I play Donald Trump's new wife, Melania, and Jessica Simpson," she told us. "And you'll have to watch to find out the rest."

You can count on it, Paris. And in another must-see, only "Extra" interviewed the president's niece, Lauren Bush, before she hit the runway at New York's fashion week on Friday. She joined first lady Laura Bush and celebrities including Sheryl Crow, Paula Abdul, and Christie Brinkley at the Red Dress fashion show benefiting the American Heart Association.

Lauren is a budding designer herself and she teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger to create a red-hot equestrian themed gown. "I'm really interested in design and combining fashion with philanthropic causes," Bush told us.

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