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By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Washington area produced another unlikely heartthrob this week -- this time on the wrong side of the law. (Sorry, Fitz !)

"The cell phone bank robber is totally smokin' hot!" a single male who asked not to be identified wrote to us hours after Candice Martinez was arrested in connection with the Wachovia holdups.

Bad news, pal: She's got a boyfriend. (Then again: He's probably going to prison! Alas: She probably is, too.)

That would be the end of the story, except our correspondent started rhapsodizing about cinematic "hottie-thieves" like Faye Dunaway in "Bonnie and Clyde" and Catherine Zeta-Jones in "Entrapment." Which raised the obvious question . . .

J-Lo.'s too old, Alyssa Milano's getting there, and Rosie Perez ? Please! Eva Mendes , maybe. We're looking for a death match between Jessica Alba's agent and Rosario Dawson's .

When Stars Collide: Brangelina and the DouglaZetas Converge

Okay, now they're so not a not-a-couple!

On Friday night, as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones dined in a back room of Georgetown's Cafe Milano, who should walk in but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie . When told the DouglaZetas were there holding court (with a jet-set crowd that included the Kuwaiti ambassador and Swiss Italian playboy Jean Pigozzi , whose African art collection just came to the Smithsonian), the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-stars made a beeline for the back and visited for 20 minutes. Then Pitt and Jolie (she in town to lobby for AIDS funding, he doing . . . uh, something similarly political-feel-goodish) returned to their table up front. Our restaurant sources, who detailed for us the wild rockfish filet and wrapped veal tenderloin enjoyed by the DouglaZetas (just made that up -- you like?), were apparently so dazed by the charismatic convergence they could report only that Brad and Angelina ordered something off the regular menu.

For those of you inured to the growing number of Brangelina sightings (Grocery shopping in L.A.! Motorcycling in Edmonton!), we'll spell it out: As fine as Milano's food may be, it's more famously a place to be seen, one's mere appearance equivalent to a press release ( Look who I'm with! ). That they also schmoozed with showbiz peers implies a public gesture seeking societal acceptance for a relationship that shocked many when it erupted so soon after Pitt's breakup with Jennifer Aniston . . .

Did no one have a cell phone camera around?

Send sightings or snapshots toreliablesource@washpost.com. Love letters, hate notes and other feedback also welcome.

When Stars Collide: Brangelina and the DouglaZetas Converge

Okay, now they're so not a not-a-couple!

On Friday night, as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones dined in a back room of Georgetown's Cafe Milano, who should walk in but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie . When told the DouglaZetas were there holding court (with a jet-set crowd that included the Kuwaiti ambassador and Swiss Italian playboy Jean Pigozzi , whose African art collection just came to the Smithsonian), the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-stars made a beeline for the back and visited for 20 minutes. Then Pitt and Jolie (she in town to lobby for AIDS funding, he doing . . . uh, something similarly political-feel-goodish) returned to their table up front. Our restaurant sources, who detailed for us the wild rockfish filet and wrapped veal tenderloin enjoyed by the DouglaZetas (just made that up -- you like?), were apparently so dazed by the charismatic convergence they could report only that Brad and Angelina ordered something off the regular menu.

For those of you inured to the growing number of Brangelina sightings (Grocery shopping in L.A.! Motorcycling in Edmonton!), we'll spell it out: As fine as Milano's food may be, it's more famously a place to be seen, one's mere appearance equivalent to a press release ( Look who I'm with! ). That they also schmoozed with showbiz peers implies a public gesture seeking societal acceptance for a relationship that shocked many when it erupted so soon after Pitt's breakup with Jennifer Aniston . . .

Did no one have a cell phone camera around?

Send sightings or snapshots toreliablesource@washpost.com. Love letters, hate notes and other feedback also welcome.


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