March 23, 1998 12:00 PM

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks resorted to fowl play while filming a scene for his upcoming movie, now titled You’ve Got Mail, in New York City. In the romantic comedy, Hanks once again costars with Meg Ryan, his leading lady in Sleepless in Seattle. This time around, the two fall in love by exchanging e-mail.

They weren’t anywhere near that bar where everybody knows their names, but the cast of Cheers still floored the crowd at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen: (clockwise from left) Kelsey Grammer, John Ratzenberger, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, George Wendt and Rhea Perlman. As for a Cheers reunion, Danson didn’t take the idea lying down: “I think we should wait until we’re 70.”

Cameron Diaz entered arm in hand with her steady beau Matt Dillon at the L.A. premiere of his new thriller, Wild Things. The couple recently wrapped There’s Something About Mary, a romantic comedy. “Three years ago,” Dillon told W magazine, “the thought of working with my girlfriend…would have been horrifying.”

Maybe she was marked for stardom, with Clint for a father, but DNA-blessed actress Allison Eastwood turned some heads with her sexy tattoo at an L.A. children’s hospital benefit that raised $1.3 million. The young Eastwood had a role in 1997’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, directed by Dad.

At the 75th-birthday bash for TIME magazine in Manhattan, a zebra-striped Sharon Stone (above) offered a toast with a feminist slant to Betty Friedan. Stone thanked the veteran women’s liberationist “for the shocking freedom with which I’ve been able to move through my life.” Meanwhile, President Clinton (right) gala-vanted about, chatting with Mary Tyler Moore, Rev. Billy Graham and Lauren Bacall.

Also having a mag-nificent evening at TIME’S gala was 83-year-old baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, who hit a home run with major league fan Kevin Costner. The actor, who scored onscreen in the baseball movies Field of Dreams and Bull Durham, toasted DiMaggio, saying, “[He] wasn’t just a ballplayer, he was, he is, a man for all seasons.”

At the TIME party, John F. Kennedy Jr. rubbed shoulders with greatness, boxing champ Muhammad Ali. As for TIME’S influence on his political magazine, George, Kennedy told the New York Post, “The big secret is it’s the other way around. But we may not have a 75th anniversary.”

Meanwhile, Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise toasted Ali at the shindig—”If you can do it, it ain’t bragging!”—and mixed it up with author Toni Morrison and his knockout wife, Nicole Kidman. “I’m always nervous to meet people that I admire,” the humbled actor told The New York Times.

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