Stephen M. Silverman
April 06, 1998 12:00 AM

Rosie O’Donnell just couldn’t stay away from the 14th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards last weekend at Santa Monica Airport, despite her slowly mending hand and reports that she wasn’t going to show, reports PEOPLE. The event was just too much fun to miss, as evidenced by the tight race for the Celebrity Burp-Off between Nick and Aaron Carter and ‘N Sync, Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz. “I brought my brother into it so I could win the award,” the younger Carter told PEOPLE — though they both ended up losing to Diaz. “It’s not the best that I can do,” the actress, 28, said after receiving the honor, “but I will try to do better next time.” She also seemed excited to see her “Charlie’s Angels” costar Drew Barrymore, 26, who was named Favorite Movie Actress. “I think it’s awesome she won,” said Diaz. “She’s the raddest.” Barrymore laughed at herself for tripping as she walked into the pressroom. “When I was on the Johnny Carson show for the first time when I was six years old, I tripped going up to the stage,” she recalled. “It’s so me . . . I’ll never walk gracefully.”

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