By People Staff
October 26, 1998 12:00 PM

Oprah, Uma; Uma, Oprah: Three years after David Letterman introduced them memorably, at the Oscars, singular sensations Oprah Winfrey and Uma Thurman connected at the Manhattan premiere of Beloved.

Demonstrating a fancy for pots and deadpans, Dustin Hoffman snagged a souvenir at Spago in Beverly Hills during a party for Royal Blood, a new book penned by his lawyer Bert Fields.

Bleacher blond Kevin Costner fell into a field of dreams in New York City, as he grabbed some shut-eye on the set of his latest baseball flick, For Love of the Game. Costner plays a superstar pitcher who looks back on his life while he is in the middle of hurling a perfect game.

Naomi Campbell and Ellen DeGeneres brushed up on their lines—and toenails—while filming a promo for the 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, airing Oct. 27. In the spot, Campbell attacks DeGeneres after finding out the Ellen star is hosting this year’s show.

Diva with a blue dress on? Not quite. She appears to be crooning, but Margaret Thatcher hasn’t discovered her inner Celine Dion. Britain’s former Prime Minister was making a speech in Bournemouth.

“You all know who my favorite bad boy is!” exclaimed Whitney Houston, escorting said bad boy, hubby Bobby Brown, and daughter Bobbi, 5, to an L.A. gala benefiting her Foundation for Children.

Bogey knights: Samuel L. Jackson and Tiger Woods armed themselves in preparation for a professional-amateur golf tournament leading up to the Dunhill Cup in St. Andrews. (Their team placed second.)

Rhyming romantics Ben and Gwen (as in Affleck and Paltrow) looked really, really good at the Giorgio Armani 1999 Spring/Summer show in Milan. Paltrow is in Italy filming the upcoming thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley with Matt Damon, Affleck’s best friend.

He may be born to run, but rocker Bruce Springsteen couldn’t hide when he turned up at London’s High Court to block the release of an album he recorded in 1972. “The music was for nonprofessional use,” he said.