suntimes
CHOPPY 
Weather Updates

Into Demi Moore no more, Ashton Kutcher lives the bachelor life

GQ's Gentlemen's Ball Presented By Gentleman Jack LRover Movado And Nautic- Arrivals

GQ's Gentlemen's Ball Presented By Gentleman Jack, Land Rover, Movado, And Nautica - Arrivals

storyidforme: 26503101
tmspicid: 9616464
fileheaderid: 4424002

Updated: April 1, 2012 8:13AM



If anyone is still wondering, it’s very clear that Ashton Kutcher has moved on from his six-year marriage to Demi Moore. While the actor is still checking in regularly with his estranged wife in rehab, the “Two and a Half Men” star has made some big changes.

Along with creating what a close pal is calling “a total man-cave environment” in his new L.A. home, Kutcher is partying hearty with friends his own age and quietly has been seeing a number of “non-actress” women, according to my source.

As for the former couple’s devotion to kabbalah, Kutcher has told a number of people he long has been disinterested in the philosophy, rooted in Jewish mysticism.

“That is Demi’s thing, not mine,” another Kutcher source quotes him as saying the other day, noting the actor was “less than impressed” with the counseling he and Moore received at L.A.’s Kabbalah Centre as they vainly tried to save their marriage.

Speaking of Moore, sounds like Kim Kardashian finally has decided to zing the actress who criticized a Kardashian tweet last year for being “immature.”

At the Elton John Oscar party Sunday, Hollywood gossip Janet Charlton reports, the reality TV star loudly joked about Moore’s alleged use of drugs with much younger friends and then asked the band to play Devo’s “Whip It” — reminding everyone of reports that Moore collapsed after inhaling nitrous oxide, the L.A. club kids’ “high” of the moment known as a Whip It.

FAMILY MATTERS: Uma Thurman has confirmed she is expecting her third child — this one with on-again-off-again beau Arpad Busson, to whom she was briefly engaged in 2009. … Yes, those were wedding rings on Natalie Portman and her “Black Swan” co-star and main man Benjamin Millepied at the Academy Awards. Jeweler Jamie Wolf confirmed to Us Weekly he made the platinum and diamond bands, though the couple, who welcomed son Aleph in June 2010, have yet to comment. … Kristin Cavallari is telling folks her baby is due “in late summer,” and she and baby daddy Jay Cutler will wed “at some time after that” — though it would seem unlikely it would happen in the middle of the Bears’ season. … After they fought bitterly for so long, it’s nice to hear that Kelsey Grammer and his ex-wife finally have settled their custody battle over their two kids, Mason, 10, and Jude, 7. Primary custody will rest with Camille Grammer, but the “Boss” star will maintain what is being called “meaningful contact.”

TV TALK: “Sex and the City” co-star David Eigenberg (Steve Brady on the HBO series) is coming to Chicago. He’ll play a veteran firefighter in Dick Wolf’s pilot “Chicago Fire” that’s being shot here. Eigenberg will be a guy forced to move in with his in-laws after losing his home to foreclosure.

Northwestern grad and TV mogul Greg Berlanti (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” “Brothers and Sisters”) has tapped Cuba Gooding Jr. in what will be the Oscar winner’s first starring role in a TV series. In “Guilty,” Gooding will play a disbarred defense lawyer hired by attorneys to solve cases while also seeking revenge for those who framed him for fraud.

LOCAL LIGHTS: Our Town’s own Nora Dunn — who is showcasing her “work-in-progress” one-woman show, “Mythical Proportions,” at Center Proportion on West Fullerton at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday — also co-stars in a Seth Rogen-Barbra Streisand comedy coming out Nov. 2. The title has just been changed from “My Mother’s Curse,” to “The Guilt Trip.”Along with Streisand and Rogen, the flick is executive produced by

Lorne Michaels, Dunn’s old boss on “Saturday Night Live.”

Marlene Dietrich died 20 years ago this May, but the screen icon’s persona is beautifully captured by Chicago actress and cabaret favorite Suzanne Petri in her “An Evening with Marlene” show — being performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Davenport’s in Wicker Park.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: There will be a strong Chicago flavor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Wednesday as Bill Terlato , CEO of Lake Bluff-based Terlato Wines, returns as a guest judge — with Spiaggia chef Sarah Grueneberg being one of the two finalists he’ll be judging.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.