By People Staff
August 10, 1998 12:00 PM

Children of All Ages Dept.: Brady Buncher Maureen McCormick took daughter Natalie, 9, to see the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey show in L.A. “She was overwhelmed because it was her first time seeing a circus,” says McCormick. “And I hadn’t been since I was probably her age.” Meanwhile, Donny Osmond clowned around with a fan.

In Santa Monica, The Birdcage’s Robin Williams found a fine, feathered friend—a parrot named Blue Chip—at the “Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine” party, which raised more than $350,000 for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. “I only come here for one reason,” he quipped, “and that’s not to have a big bird do his worst all over my back.” If Blue Chip was embarrassed, no one could tell.

Winona Ryder, last seen battling extraterrestrial wildlife in Alien Resurrection, had her feet solidly on ancient terra firma as she played turista on Rome’s Spanish Steps. Ryder next appears in Woody Allen’s Celebrity, due this fall.

The big dipper: On hiatus from his hit ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg, city slicker Thomas Gibson swept his wife, Cristina, off her feet—one of them anyway—while shopping along New York City’s Madison Avenue.

Parental guidance suggested: Susan Sarandon chaperoned her three kids—Eva (left), 13, Jack, 9, and Miles, 6—to the L.A. premiere of The Parent Trap, a remake of the 1961 family film classic. Sarandon will be costarring with Julia Roberts in the drama Step-mom, due for Christmas.

Among those swelling the ranks at the L.A. premiere of Steven Spielberg’s World War II drama Saving Private Ryan was Mike Myers (left), either celebrating the Allied victory or anxious to give peace a chance. Sally Field, meanwhile, braved a bad hair day to provide moral support for Ryan’s Tom Hanks, her costar in Forrest Gump.