October 19, 1998 12:00 PM

Come on-a My House: ER’s George Clooney, who lived with his aunt Rosemary Clooney before his big break, gave her the Ella Lifetime Achievement Award in L.A.

Whoopi Goldberg got a clean bill from Nurse Whoopi and Dr. Aaah when she was named a spokeswoman for the American Health Foundation in New York City.

NYPD Blue rookie Rick Schroder, who will replace Jimmy Smits this fall, walked the beat in New York City with his TV partner, Dennis Franz. Says Franz: “I can kick him in the butt and take him under my wing.”

Party loyalist Julia Roberts looked up to pal Richard Gere, her costar in 1990’s Pretty Woman and in the upcoming romantic comedy Runaway Bride, when Gere was honored by Amnesty International in Manhattan.

Comedians Drew Carey and Margaret Cho, in perfect lip sync, puckered for the cameras at the New York Friars Club roast of Carey (set to air Oct. 28 on Comedy Central). Among those taking their best shot was his Drew Carey Show nemesis Kathy Kinney (Mimi).

To be, or not to be, Bard-core: Having costarred in an update of the Dickens classic Great Expectations earlier this year, actor Ethan Hawke was in New York City filming his upcoming role as the latest Hamlet.

Just out of the minor leagues, newlywed Rachel Miner brought her own diamond as she and husband Macaulay Culkin, both 18, watched the New York Yankees win a home playoff game against the Texas Rangers.

Come ‘ere, ya big ‘airy ape: Chris Evert and a redhead named Bailey canoodled at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. The retired tennis star was visiting with her three sons Alexander, 7, Nicholas, 4, and Colton, 2.

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