LOS ANGELES, NOV. 20
Fry guy Clay Aiken and fellow pop star Jessica Simpson sample the fare at McDonald’s to kick off World Children’s Day, which raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
BROOKLYN, NOV. 20
Jude Law carves out elbow room on a vintage Vespa during a scene for the remake of the 1966 comedy Alfie.
X and the City
NEW YORK CITY, NOV. 24
Minus the blue mutant make-up, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos happily reunites with X-Men costar Hugh Jackman at the DVD release party for their sci-fi sequel X2: X-Men United.
Last but Not Least
TOKYO, NOV. 20
Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz (in Oscar de la Renta) make a dazzling duo at the Japanese premiere of his drama The Last Samurai.
ANNA NICOLE SMITH
30+ LBS. LOST
WEST HOLLYWOOD, NOV. 22
Perhaps because of the weight-loss pills she’s been hawking, the pneumatic star flaunts a fabulous new figure for her 36th-birthday party at 9000 lounge.
HOLLYWOOD, NOV. 19
The gimpy actor waits for wife Jennifer Aniston at the Arclight Cinema, where the couple saw Master and Commander. Once his Achilles tendon heals, Pitt will finish shooting the war epic Troy.
LOS ANGELES, NOV. 18
Out to support Bad Santa, which features one of her husband John Ritter’s last movie performances before his Sept. 11 death, Yasbeck attends the premiere of the black comedy with its star—and Ritter’s old pal—Billy Bob Thornton.
SCENE: ON THE SET
Scene makers: Johnny Depp (1) turns on the charm while filming a cameo for the French romance lls se Marièrent et Eurent Beaucoup d’Enfants (“They married and had many children,” the French equivalent of “happily ever after”). Cooler heads prevail as Woody Harrelson (left) and Pierce Brosnan (2) return from fishing in a scene from the thriller After the Sunset. Wet-setter Jennifer Garner (3) seems stoked to get soaked for her romantic comedy, while it’s snow easy task for Tom Hanks (4) to flag down a cab for the drama The Terminal.
Pulling Some Strings
NEW YORK CITY. NOV. 22
Michael J. Fox (in red) struck a guitar chord with some of rock’s finest—from left: John Mayer, Joan Jett and Jon Bori Jovi—at a benefit that raised over $5.2 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
“When I get onstage, it’s like therapy for me,” said Britney Spears, who performed “Me Against the Music” on the V Graham Norton show. But she might need a shrink after meeting the elderly eccentrics who dressed as Madonna (left), Spears herself and even Eminem (far right) on the raunchy late-night talk show.
The Boy from Oz
NEW YORK CITY, NOV. 23
Outside her Manhattan apartment, Nicole Kidman snuggles her nephew James, the 4-month-old son of her sister Antonia, an Australian TV journalist.
BEVERLY HILLS, NOV. 21
An untucked Ashton Kutcher (right) is almost all-business as the Punk’d star chats on his cell phone before meeting with a paper-pushing Warren Beatty (inset) for breakfast at the Beverly Glen Deli.
The Big Time
LOS ANGELES, NOV. 20
Liza Minoelli (above) seems perfectly at home being carried onstage like Cleopatra—that golden contraption is called a palanquin, in case you’re wondering—for VH1’s Big in ’03 awards show. Meanwhile, Big Entertainer honoree Beyoncé (left) coyly shows off her backside in a fur-trimmed bodice, “I wanted something elegant, and I just love corsets,” says the pop diva.