The Reliable Source was off for Labor Day but will return online with news from the Charlotte convention later today and in print Tuesday. Names and Faces is the column that runs in its space in the Style section during holidays.
Heidi Klumwas spotted getting very cozy with bodyguard of four years Martin Kristen on a recent family vacation, People reports. Klum, 39, filed for divorce from Seal in April after seven years of marriage and seemed to have her groove back.
Seal, 49, talked to the paparazzi about the rumored relationship and appeared to be taking the high road. “I certainly don’t expect Heidi to become a nun,” he said. “But as always my main priority is the emotional well-being of my children, and to be quite honest if there is going to be someone else there in their lives there, I would much rather it was a familiar face.” Accompanying Klum on vacation were her four children — Leni, 8, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.
Seal had made comments insinuating that Klum and Kristen had hooked up when he and Klum were married, but Seal’s reps have since retracted those statements.
Carrie Reichert, 32, has opened up about her experience partying with Prince Harry at his VIP Las Vegas hotel suite, US Weekly reports. Reichert told the British publication the People that she and nine other women were handpicked to party with the prince. Later, the San Diego native said, Prince Harry entertained her in a more intimate setting.
“We kissed, he was naked at the time, and pretty open,” Reichert said. “It was a drunken fumble. It wasn’t romantic, just fun.”
Reichert said more fun was had at the penthouse party, where Prince Harry, 27, tried getting everybody naked in some weird, incoherent game and did his best Michael Jackson impersonation.
Alicia Etheredge-Brown, singer Bobby Brown’s wife, was admitted to a hospital after suffering a seizure, People reports. The couple were in a Kissimmee, Fla., hotel at the time of the episode.
Brown, 43, tweeted this about the condition of his wife, who is also his manager: “The report that my wife was rushed to the hospital is true. She is recovering and is in good spirits and doing well. Please keep my family in your prayers.”
Brown’s 15-year marriage to singer Whitney Houston ended in 2007. He and Etheredge-Brown wed in June and have one child together, Cassius, 3.
Sorry Kim, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is for real actresses.
Kim Kardashian, 31, had her hopes of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame dashed. The socialite, who recently expressed her desire to be memorialized on the most famous sidewalk on the planet, was quickly brought back to reality by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
“Part of the criteria in being honored is receiving awards such as Emmys, SAG Awards, Oscars etc. in the category of Television, Live Stage Performance or Motion Pictures,” a rep for the Chamber of Commerce told People magazine. Also, the rep said, a person earning a star has to be a working professional for five years or more.