STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR: The posh wedding ceremony for The View cohost Star Jones and Al Reynolds on Nov. 13 at New York’s St. Bartholomew’s Church drew a bevy of A-list celebrities and big names, including Spike Lee, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Cattrall and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others. Also on hand were View cohosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Meredith Vieria. The ceremony was grand, but a couple of days later, Jones called out Behar and Hasselbeck on the air for breaking her wedding rules. Jones was miffed that Behar brought a camera to the “no-photographs” affair, and that Hasselbeck swapped seating placeholders at the reception.
DIAZ, TIMBERLAKE SUED: Call it the revenge of the paparazzi. On Nov. 12, photographers Saul Lazo and Jose Gonzalez filed suit against Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, accusing the celebrity couple of attacking them while they were on assignment Nov. 6. The incident reportedly took place outside the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. A rep for Diaz and Timberlake say the couple was ambushed by the photographers, but Lazo and Gonzalez claim they were 10 feet away when Diaz charged them. Timberlake allegedly taunted the men, saying, “Come and fight, you chickens,” after photographers ran away.
USHER’S DAY: Some things about Sunday’s American Music Awards were no big surprise – Usher’s four wins and OutKast’s three trophies, for example – but other moments proved completely unscripted, including Anna Nicole Smith’s slurred and come-hither introduction of Kayne West, for instance. Meanwhile, other big winners included Sheryl Crow and Toby Keith, and Alicia Keys beat Beyonce and Janet Jackson as favorite female soul/R&B artist.
AARON SPEAKS OUT: Teen pop star Aaron Carter had a lot to say about his relationship with the beleaguered Michael Jackson. In an interview with PEOPLE, Carter blasted his mother and sister for questioning his friendship with the older star, including an overnight visit Carter made to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch for the singer’s 45th birthday. Carter’s mother Jane told “Access Hollywood” that she was concerned about the nature of her son’s visit to Jackson, but Carter shot down the charge in a candid interview. “Nothing happened between me and Michael,” he said. “We have a normal friendship. There’s nothing sexual to it.”
HOUSEWIVES AND FOOTBALL: A lead-in skit to this week’s edition of Monday Night Football seemed a little desperate. The steamy bit featured Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan, dropping her bath towel and hopping naked into the arms of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens. After the FCC received complaints about the sketch, all parties apologized. The skit “really got taken out of context with a lot of people,” Owens told reporters, “and I apologize for that.”