VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
VENICE, ITALY, SEPT. 2-6
Despite some haphazard scheduling, overbooked premieres and disgruntled crowds, celebs kept up their buoyant dispositions during the annual 10-day fete as they rode in on the city’s storied waterway’s to promote their upcoming movies.
Johnny Depp docks for his fictionalized biopic Finding Neverland, in which he plays J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. Later, Depp proved unfazed by a bomb scare and a 2:10 a.m. screening time, deadpanning, “Welcome to the breakfast club screening of Finding Neverland.”
Director Spike Lee, whose comedy She Hate Me was shown at the festival, opts to glide in a gondola accompanied by his wife, Tonya, and their children, son Jackson, 7, and daughter Satchel, 9.
In the company of piers: A Pucci-clad Jada Pinkett Smith and Tom Cruise, who became fast friends while filming Collateral, pose for the cameras.
Nicole Kidman shows that polka dots float her boat as she rides a water taxi along the canals. The actress was there to publicize her new drama Birth, in which she plays a widow who believes a 10-year-old boy is the reincarnation of her late husband.
BURBANK, CALIF. Hollywood and Vine: Portraying Gladys Knight, Brandy sings “I Heard It through the Grapevine” with the Pips—played by (from left to right) Manwe Sauls-Addison, Delandis McClam and Gabriel Paige—for her cameo on the Sept. 26 season premiere of NBC’s American Dreams.
FLUSHING, N.Y., AUG. 31
Two-year-old Jaden Agassi takes advantage of his unusual courtside seat as he and mom Steffi Graf watch dad Andre Agassi practice at the U.S. Open.
PARIS, SEPT. 5
Gwyneth Paltrow and her 16-week-old daughter Apple give the actress’s godfather Steven Spielberg their blessing at the Elysée Palace, where he was made a knight of the Legion of Honor by President Jacques Chirac of France.
BRENTWOOD, CALIF., SEPT. 3
Water, daughter everywhere: Brooke Shields rolls up her pant legs for sprinkler duty as her 1-year-old Rowan gets her feet—and everything else—wet at a local park.
LOS ANGELES, AUG. 31
A shady Macaulay Culkin comes equipped to handle the bright California sun, unlike his longtime girlfriend, That ’70s Show star Mila Kunis. The couple were shopping with his younger brother, actor Kieran, in West Hollywood.
LONDON, SEPT. 1
Prince William is all smiles as he leaves Boujis, a nightclub in London’s South Kensington district. Earlier, the 22-year-old royal missed the launch party for the official biography of his mother, Princess Diana. “[He and his brother Prince Harry] had a prior commitment, but they sent their best wishes for the event,” says a palace rep.
BOSTON, SEPT. 4
During an actual game at Fenway Park, Drew Barrymore and Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon thrill the home crowd by shooting a scene for Fever Pitch, a comedy about a woman who has to compete with her boyfriend’s true love: the Boston Red Sox.
LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 1
At the Latin Grammys, presenter Lindsay Lohan cozies up to her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. The actress teamed with guitar great Carlos Santana to hand out the award for album of the year, won by Madrid-born singer Alejandro Sanz.
NEW YORK CITY, SEPT. 6
Steering committee: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick warm the bench as their 22-month-old son James takes a spin around the playground. The couple will costar in the upcoming movie version of the Comedy Central show Strangers with Candy.
MALIBU, SEPT. 6
Hip stepmom-to-be Britney Spears checks out toys and children’s clothing at the Malibu Country Mart while toting 2-year-old Kori, daughter of her fiancé Kevin Federline, who also tagged along.
TORONTO, SEPT. 2
A low maintenance Viggo Mortensen takes a seat on the cement to catch up on his reading. The actor is in Canada to begin shooting his latest thriller, A History of Violence.
LONDON, SEPT. 3
Pairing jeans with Vivienne Westwood top, a casually chic Gwen Stefani steps out for a quiet dinner with friends at Nobu.