November 02, 1998 12:00 PM

Short-skirted singer Mariah Carey, who sometimes turns other people’s heads, swiveled hers while shopping on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue.

As boxer Jake La Motta in 1980’s Raging Bull, Robert De Niro gave a two-fisted performance—but how is he at handball? Still in fighting trim, it seems: He sweated out a game while filming a scene for his drama Flawless in New York City.

In Los Angeles, Robert Duvall presented John Travolta with the Britannia Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Said Duvall: “What better person to help lead us into the 21st century than John Travolta.”

John Lithgow read from an updated version of The Emperor’s New Clothes at an L.A. book party. “It came very naturally to me,” said the 3rd Rock from the Sun star. “I am, after all, a High Commander.”

Winona Ryder, perhaps getting into the Halloween spirit early, wigged out while filming the thriller Lost Souls in Manhattan.

With the ABC sitcom reuniting her with Mary Tyler Moore still on a back burner, Valerie Harper bided her time by promoting the new eatZi’s Market & Bakery in New York City.

Lisa Hartman Black, her husband, Clint, and Kevin Nealon displayed animal magnetism at an L.A. benefit for The Amanda Foundation, which helps strays. Says Clint: “Kevin is even funnier with kittens on his shoulders.”

In Paris, proud papa Paul McCartney cheered on designer daughter Stella’s spring ready-to-wear line for the Chloe fashion house. “This collection is dedicated to my mum,” Stella wrote in the program. “Everything.”

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