Starring role for the holidays

Just in time for Christmas, our Confidenti@l elves have brought us our favorite stars and what they will be doing with loved ones this holiday.

“I’m spending Christmas with my daughter Ava, staying at home,” on-and-off Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora told us. “We do the cheese, food and the get-together, and then we hit the beach for a week to get ready for going back to school.”

Just don’t expect Sambora to whip up old family recipes. “Are you kidding me?” he asked. “After 30 years on the road, I just dial room service.”

William Shatner, infamous for his bizarre covers of Beatles and Elton John classics, will fill his holidays with song.

“I will be singing and resting. My new year’s resolution is to make it through to next year to make another resolution,” Captain Kirk said.

Kristen Bell also will jam to some holiday music. “I love having the holiday songs going. Johnny Mathis has an awesome Christmas CD, and Mariah Carey all the way,” she says of her playlist at home with hubby Dax Shepard.

<p> Johnny Mathis holiday songs will be playing on Kristen Bell's stereo.</p>

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Johnny Mathis holiday songs will be playing on Kristen Bell’s stereo.

Younger Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner tells us she’s looking forward to celebrating her niece North West’s first Christmas.

“I can’t wait!” Jenner said. “It’s nice to get us all together. We always throw a big Christmas party. It will be a huge deal as North will have her first Christmas at the house. She is adorable.”

North’s mom, Kim Kardashian, is looking forward to quality time with the family too.

“My mom likes to make the most of having the family around,” says Kardashian. “On Christmas Eve, we have a huge party where everyone comes. It has been going since I was a baby and is a real tradition for us.”

For actress Isla Fisher, wife of comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen, the holidays are about movies. “I love sitting around the TV with the family watching the movie ‘Elf.’ It’s super-funny and super-cute and Will Ferrell is just so endearing,” she says.

<p> Isla Fisher plans to spend holidays in front of the tube.</p>

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Isla Fisher plans to spend holidays in front of the tube.

Owen Wilson’s holiday tradition sounds like a scene out of “Wedding Crashers,” in which he starred with Fisher.

“The holidays are about football and arguing,” he joked. “No, I usually spend it with my family in Texas.”

Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper says he’s keeping his Yuletide plans under wraps. “I am very excited about Christmas,” he said. “But I cannot divulge what I am going to do.”

Perhaps it involves his model girlfriend Suki Waterhouse dressed in a big red bow. Ho, ho, ho!


He’s mad for plaid. Steve Carell broke out his best threads — and looked very handsome — to promote “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” in New York on Thursday.


The appearance was right after a particularly goofy interview with old colleague Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” Carell had fought with co-stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechnerover a fruit plate.


The Jonai are still at war. Joe Jonas and brother Nick hit Chicago’s B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash last week, but a spy notes brother Kevin was missing.

<p> The Jonas Brothers, Kevin (from l.), Joe and Nick are apparently still at war. </p>

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The Jonas Brothers, Kevin (from l.), Joe and Nick are apparently still at war.

“It would normally seem appropriate for Kevin to opt out of performing, since he has a pregnant wife at home. However he was also in Chicago and spotted eating dinner at Sunda New Asian, without his Jonas counterparts or his wife,” a tipster says.


New York’s new Yankee Carlos Beltran was spotted dining with a friend at Midtown’s Appetito Ristorante just before his big introduction   in pinstripes for the next season.

<p> Outfielder Carlos Beltran is the Yankees' latest free agent signing.</p>

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Outfielder Carlos Beltran is the Yankees’ latest free agent signing.

Appetito is something of a mecca for baseball greats, including Ozzie Smith and Ken Griffey Jr., who both came into the restaurant this month. “Perhaps Beltran was seeking a little good luck and inspiration,” our source tells us.


Beyoncé in cheetah print, celebrating her album release at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square. … Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan drinking Grey Goose cocktails at Chicago hot spot Underground nightclub. … Jennifer Tilly getting a manicure at Dashing Diva in Chelsea. … John Mayer dining solo at Minetta Tavern. … “Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino will host when again transforms the AMC 34th St. movieplex into a megaclub for New Year’s Eve, complete with a five-hour open bar.


An E! channel interview with “Fox & Friends” talking head Elisabeth Hasselbeck is in the works.


On Jan. 8 and 9, expect her to discuss her polarizing personality and how she left “The View” for more conservative waters just months after boss Barbara Walters said there were “no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show.” She joined the right-leaning Fox News Channel in September, replacing Gretchen Carlson.


Keeping her perfect butt in shape is all in a day’s work for Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel.

<p> Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel keeps cool in St. Bart's.</p>


Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel keeps cool in St. Bart’s.

The model, who walked in this year’s Victoria’s Secret show, shot new photos for the lingerie brand’s swimsuit catalogue in St. Bart’s this week. We’re happy to see the South African stunner is keeping up with her workouts!

<p> What a view! And St. Bart's is nice, too!</p>


What a view! And St. Bart’s is nice, too!


Getting a jump-start on gift-giving this year, Julianne Hough carried presents after working out in Los Angeles on Thursday.

<p> Julianne Hough gets into the holiday spirit in Los Angeles.</p>

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Julianne Hough gets into the holiday spirit in Los Angeles.

We just hope one of them is for “Orange Is the New Black” ­actress Uzo Aduba, who served as inspiration for Hough’s dubious blackface paint escapade for Halloween.


They should probably be generating some heat, but we’re left cold by the first photos of “50 Shades of Grey” stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan embracing for the cameras.

<p> Hopefully, it'll get steamier between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, stars of JKING/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES/JKING/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Hopefully, it’ll get steamier between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, stars of “50 Shades of Grey.”

Maybe Dornan’s mind is elsewhere: The British actor, 31, celebrated the arrival of a baby girl in late November with his wife, actress Amelia Warner.


Artist Jeff Koons, who worked with Lady Gaga on her “ARTPOP” album cover, tells Confidenti@l he considers her one of the great artists alive today. “She’s great. She’s like a Dali, like a Warhol, a Picasso,” he said.

<p> Jeff Koons considers Lady Gaga one of the greatest artists alive today.</p>

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Jeff Koons considers Lady Gaga one of the greatest artists alive today.

Koons also weighed in on Gaga’s crazy flying machine, which she unveiled in Brooklyn last month, saying he believes she’ll be able to use it regularly. “Gaga has already tested and used it at the Art Rave. She flew in it,” he told us. “I know that she’s planning to perform in space in the next two years.”


Gaga’s machine, called Volantis, is more like a flying dress, which she straps herself into. At her album release party, she demonstrated the device for fans, propelling herself 5 feet into the air for less than a minute. It may need some tweaking, though, before she can sing “Just Dance” for her fans on Saturn.


<p> “2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs glows in gold at a party for Philadelphia Style magazine at the Trust event space in Philadelphia.</p>

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“2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs glows in gold at a party for Philadelphia Style magazine at the Trust event space in Philadelphia.


Diane von Furstenberg will host the opening of the “Journey of a Dress” exhibition in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, celebrating her iconic wrap dress.

The show will be at the Wilshire May Co. building, where guests will see a retrospective of vintage and contemporary DVF designs, including her first  sample of the style. Portraits of Diane by Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Francesco Clemente, Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz will be on display. Andy Cohen and Coco Rocha will host the red carpet live at the party.


The stars were feeling festive at the Rum House Thursday night, coming out to celebrate the release of “20 Feet from Stardom,” recently placed on the short list for the best documentary Oscar. Singers Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill belted out holiday tunes, one guest tells us, while pianist Peter Cincotti played piano to help them along. “Glenn Close and Steve Buscemi sang along, and Richard Kind recorded the whole jam session on his iPad,” our tipster says.

<p> Glenn Close</p>

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Glenn Close

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