October 13, 1997 12:00 PM

A day’s location work in New York City’s Central Park was no sweat for chatty Michael J. Fox, rolling along at a conversational pace with his bladeless Spin City costar Michael Boatman.

Dan Aykroyd (with wife Donna Dixon) may play a minister in his ABC sitcom Soul Man, but he’s still heck on wheels. Aykroyd revved up for the show’s season-premiere party in Manhattan.

Looking only mildly apoplectic, hands-on comedian Buddy Hackett found himself in the captivating clutches of Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless during the Friars Club roast for actor Danny Aiello in New York City. Lawless, currently on hiatus from her series, remains in fighting form with her featured role as tough-talking Rizzo in the Broadway revival of Grease through Oct. 19.

Fighter Mike Tyson, flashing the teeth that got him suspended from boxing, clinched with Soul Food’s Vivica A. Fox at a Manhattan benefit that raised $1 million for Phoenix House’s drug-rehab programs.

Having found a role to dye for, Julia Roberts had something to shout about while filming a scene in Manhattan for a drama tentatively titled Stepmom.

Kilted pop singer Donovan Leitch, son of ’60s rocker Donovan, was all ayes at his wedding to Scottish supermodel Kirsty Hume, who put a loch on him in Lomond, Scotland. Guests included Donovan Sr.

In Manhattan, host Janeane Garofalo saved the best seat in the house for Denis Leary at a bash celebrating his Nov. 15 HBO comedy special Lock ‘N Load.

ER’s Julianna Margulies (left, with beau Ron Eldard) and Gloria Reuben scrubbed in for the L.A. premiere of costar George Clooney‘s Peacemaker.

Taking a stand against prejudice in the movie industry, a triumvirate of Hollywood’s leading Latino actors—NYPD Blue’s Jimmy Smits (left), La Bamba’s Esai Morales and Kiss of the Spider Woman’s Sonia Braga—testified before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington. Said Morales: “It seems as if they don’t believe audiences will find us credible if we happen to be Latino, educated and normal.”

In L.A., pop chanteuse Carly Simon harmonized with sweet baby Ben (her son with ex-hubby James Taylor), who at 20 is all grown up and out on his own. Mother and son duetted on “Lili Marlene,” from Simon’s new album, Film Noir, at the American Movie Classics benefit for film preservation.

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