- The Washington Times - Monday, October 19, 2009

Star’s jewel heist

Thieves broke into reality star Kourtney Kardashian’s Southern California home this weekend and stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, the New York Daily News reports.

Miss Kardashian, a socialite best known for the E! reality shows “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” went to dinner with boyfriend Scott Disick about 7 p.m. Saturday. She returned about 8:30 p.m. to find her Calabasas townhouse ransacked, TMZ.com reported.

Among the items the pregnant starlet reported missing were her $30,000 Cartier watch, Mr. Disick’s Rolex and various pricey diamond pieces, the Daily News said. Thieves also took off with Miss Kardashian’s vintage jewelry left to her by her late dad, Robert Kardashian, a prominent lawyer who helped defend O.J. Simpson in his murder trial, TMZ said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating and so far puts the loss at $80,000, according to People.com.

Miss Kardashian, whose family owns several high-end boutiques, is the latest starlet to be victimized by burglars. In the last 10 months, thieves have broken into the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Hayden Panettiere and Rachel Bilson, People.com reported.

‘Hills’ DUI bust

There’s still more trouble for reality stars in the City of Angels: Stephanie Pratt, star of MTV’s “The Hills,” was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Hollywood early Sunday morning, People.com reports.

“It was your basic DUI. Our traffic officers driving down the street spotted her and pulled her over,” said Sgt. Sal Ogaz of the Los Angeles Police Department. “She was cooperative, and there were no issues with her arrest.”

Police records show Miss Pratt, 23 — the younger sister of Spencer Pratt — was arrested at 3:45 a.m., charged with a misdemeanor, and was transferred to the Van Nuys Jail for booking, where she was released around 10:30 a.m. Earlier in the night, Miss Pratt was at Holly Montag’s birthday party at Empire, an L.A. nightclub, People said.

Shady ladies

Mary-Kate Olsen and her twin sister, Ashley Olsen, are expanding their billion-dollar empire and launching an eyewear collection for spring under their luxury label the Row, says Hollyscoop.com, citing a report from Women’s Wear Daily.

Retailing from $325 to $390, the collection features four styles: a classic metal aviator, an oversize square frame, vintage-inspired brow-line rims and a pair of round shades taken from the ‘60s.

The collection will be available at Barney’s New York and Bergdorf Goodman.

Babs’ used sale

A robe worn by Barbra Streisand in “The Way We Were” sold for nearly $6,000, and an outfit from “Meet the Fockers” went for $3,500 at an auction of hundreds of the entertainer’s personal items, Associated Press reports.

More than 400 of Miss Streisand’s dresses and suits, books, designer furniture, paintings and vintage collectibles were on the block at the weekend sale conducted by Julien’s Auctions. All proceeds go to Miss Streisand’s favorite charities — including City Year, the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Health Center.

‘Carnage’ cast change

Broadway’s “God of Carnage” will get a new set of actors next month.

Producer Robert Fox says the 2009 Tony-winning best play will welcome Jimmy Smits, Annie Potts, Christine Lahti and Ken Stott to the cast on Nov. 17.

The four performers will replace the original members of the Broadway cast: Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Hope Davis and Jeff Daniels. They have been in the hit comedy since it opened in March at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

“God of Carnage” concerns the clash between two liberal, middle-class couples whose children get into a fight.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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