- 2005 -
Los Angeles - "New parents Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams must really be nesting in their new house in Brooklyn, because they didn’t go to the Hollywood premiere of Brokeback Mountain. Anne Hathaway didn’t make an appearance either, so Jake Gyllenhaal had to satisfy himself with director Ang Lee. Lee said he had Jake and Heath do the make-out scenes "five or six times", and that they’re both “great actors”. Ahem.
it was an odd assortment of folks – Lindsay Lohan, Christian Slater,
Chad Allen - who checked out the make-out scenes. Francesca Gregorini,
showed up with her current girlfriend." from Oanmedia.com,
November 29, 2005
UNTITLED FRANCESCA GREGORINI / TATIANA VON FURSTENBERG PROJECT - "Francesca Gregorini (HBO's "Motel Novella"), the daughter of Barbara Bach and stepdaughter of Ringo Starr, and Tatiana von Furstenberg ("Dracula"), the daughter of famed designer Diane von Furstenberg, have scored a script order from Paramount Network Television for a new semi-autobiographical drama about their experiences growing up at an all-girls boarding school. The project, which would revolve around four female teens with very different personalities, is set up at Perry Simon's Paramount-based banner. No other details were given." - from The Futon Critic, December 1, 2005
"Girls (both lesbian and straight) all over America have fallen for Katherine Moennig, who plays Shane on "The L Word". And now a high-profile lesbian has succumbed to her charms as well. The former model and cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow is romancing Francesca Gregorini. Gregorini, who is Ringo Star's stepdaughter, was all over Moennig at a recent party for People magazine." - from The Bosh, April 21, 2005
“Francesca Gregorini is now hot and heavy with "The L Word" star Katherine Moennig, we're told. Gregorini, stepdaughter of Ringo Starr, had a brief fling with "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Pierce after her breakup. But the other night at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. for Paper magazine's "Beautiful People" issue, Gregorini and Moennig canoodled in full view of guests, including Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Matthew Perry and Tori Spelling.” – from New York Post, April 21, 2005
SWITCH HIT HER - from Eonline, March 4, 2005
"The wacktress formerly known as Celestia may be up to her old tricks again. The National Enquirer snoops report that Anne Heche hit on a girl at a Glamour magazine Power Women in Hollywood party. But not just any girl. No, Ellen DeGeneres' Call Me Crazy ex hit on the former girlfriend of Ellen's latest lover, Portia de Rossi. Now hetero Heche was deep in convo with Francesca Gregorini, sources say, "telling Francesca how Ellen was such a demanding and controlling girlfriend and that it probably wouldn't work out with Ellen and Portia either." But when Anne noticed photogs and the press eying her and Francesca, she reportedly kicked it up a notch, saying, "Let's give them something to talk about" and trying to start a smooch. But Francesca reportedly nixed the lesbi-friends (but only if there are cameras around) scenario, backing away with an emphatic, "No way! Thanks but no thanks." Now, that's what we'd call Anne error in judgment."
"The ex-girlfriends of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi met at the Barry Diller pre-Oscar luncheon. Alexandra Hedison and Francesca Gregorini bonded with each other over the shabby treatments meted out by their famous ex-lovers. The two spent most of the afternoon together consoling one another. The only time Gregorini left Hedison's side was to cozy up to her new love interest, "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Pierce. Gregorini and Pierce went gaga over the baby that actress Sara Gilbert now has with her girlfriend, Ali Adler." - from Page Six, February 28, 2005
ON THE REBOUND - from Page Six, February 20, 2005
"Portia de Rossi's ex, Francesca Gregorini, has landed on her feet. The hot Italian was out Thursday night at the Glamour magazine Power Women in Hollywood party at the Chateau Marmont, where she landed herself a director. "Francesca was cozying up with Kimberly ['Boys Don't Cry'] Pierce all night," said our spy. "They definitely had a good time and left together." Gregorini, however, stayed clear of Anne Heche, who partied with Mischa Barton, Penny Marshall and Nick Stahl."