Sexy blue-jeaned pop queen Janet Jackson reached out and touched—someone—during a bash in her honor at Brown’s, a London nightclub, a few nights before her SRO concert at Sheffield Arena. Jackson is currently touring Europe promoting her last album, janet, which has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and remained on the Billboard chart for 96 weeks.
Civil Wars veteran Mariel Hemingway picked up some street smarts on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where she was filming the pilot for a new CBS show, Central Park West, due next seasoa She plays the editor-in-chief of a magazine, N.Y. Communique, in the drama created by Darren Star, the man behind Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place.
Debbe Dunning, Home Improvement’s Tool Time Girl, nailed her cheeky co-star Jonathan Taylor Thomas, 13, with a kiss to celebrate the filming of the ABC comedy’s 100th episode, airing May 2.
Supermodels (from left) Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Elle Macpherson dished up a feast for photographers and autograph hunters at the opening of Fashion Cafe, their new venture in New York City. “We’re here to say hi to people,” said Naomi. “We are very approachable.”
Four-eyed British buck Hugh Grant fluctuated between vision and vanity at the London premiere of his bittersweet comedy, An Awfully Big Adventure. Grant’s next outing on this side of the Big Pond comes April 28 with the opening of his new romance, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain.
Although Bel-Air’s Fresh Prince Will Smith has split with his wife, Sheree, he and their son, Trey, 2, showed shades of greatness at the Los Angeles premiere of Bad Boys, Smith’s new action-cop comedy with Martin Lawrence. The movie was No. 1 at the box office, attracting $15.6 million in its first weekend.
Legends of the Fall’s Aidan Quinn and his wife, actress Elizabeth Bracco (Lorraine’s sister), refrained—unlike star Liam Neeson—from dressing to kilt at the New York City opening of Rob Roy, the romantic drama about a battling Scotsman.
Geena Davis and husband Renny Harlin caught up on the news from home while visiting London. Davis’s next movie, Cutthroat Island, a 17th-century pirate adventure that Harlin directed, is due this summer.
A devoted wife and mom, Jane Fonda held hands with son Troy Garrity while listening to hubby Ted Turner, the Turner Broadcasting Systems chief, speak before a rapt audience at the Manhattan media confab co-sponsored by Variety and Wertheim Schroder, an investment bank.