MK and LapoMary Kate has always liked to party hard. Unlike other celebutantes, though, she knows how to keep it on the down-low. Now, just weeks after losing party buddy/boyfriend Heath Ledger, Mary Kate has moved on to someone even more unstable and eccentric than Ledger. Mary Kate is said to be seeing Lapo Elkann, Italian playboy and heir to the Fiat fortune. To give you an idea of the kind of guy Lapo is, in 2005 he overdosed on coke and heroin at the home of a transsexual and was in a coma for three days before recovering. He claims to have found sobriety through AA.
Mary Kate and Lapo are not strangers. They know each other from the international party circuit, and have been linked on numerous occasions. Why these occasional hook-ups should be parlayed into a headline-making brouhaha by Star now is anyone's guess. Lapo does resemble Heath slightly, in that he's got longer blond hair and scruffy facial hair, but that is easily enough attributable to MK being attracted to the same type of guy over and over. They're kinda cute together - like a man walking his garden gnome.