Hollywood's Hottest Rumors: Pamela Anderson is dating a gazillionaire
3/28/2006 7:31 PM PT
THE RUMOR: Pamela Anderson is dating a gazillionaire.
HOW IT STARTED: London tabloids reported that Anderson was dating a wildly-successful venture capitalist named Laurence Hallier, after a reporter spotted Pam planting a kiss on him at London's Kabaret Club.
HOW IT SPREAD: Anderson recently purchased a condo in the super-ritzy Panorama Towers on the Las Vegas strip, which will officially open next month. The complex will be populated by some of the biggest celebs in the world (we're told they include Leo and Toby) and it's owned by none other then Laurence Hallier.
It's easy to see why Pam would take to Laurence. Hallier is one of the smartest, hippest businessmen around. He created Taxi Tops - you know, those ads you see on top of taxis - cornered the market, then sold it to Clear Channel in 2001 for a cool $120,000,000. The 37-year-old has diversified and expanded his fortune by developing and investing internationally in hotels, condos, movies - you name it. He's into race cars, and seems to know every celeb and every wheeler dealer out there.
THE TMZ LOWDOWN: You can take this info right to Laurence's bank!
The couple met five months ago through -- get this -- Rick Solomon, Paris Hilton's partner on the infamous sex tape. Seems Rick took Pam for a look-see at the Panorama, introduced her to his pal Laurence, and sparks flew. Laurence took Pam to the Rolling Stones concert that night (she wanted to meet Mick).
TMZ-TRUTH-O-METER: So, is Pamela dating a gazillionaire? Click below to find-out.