By People Staff
May 24, 1999 12:00 PM

Help, help me, Vonda: Ally McBeal chanteuse Vonda Shepard (left) proved an invaluable ally to Calista Flockhart, pointing out trade secrets—it’s all about hair-spray, honey—during a Shania Twain concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Twain’s latest hit, “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” evidently had the opposite effect on Flockhart.

Heck, even Grammy fell asleep during the Grammys. But the 1999 World Music Awards in Monaco? Now there’s a fete de la statuette with everything you need: man in black Will Smith (opening in July in Wild, Wild West) took the honors as bestselling male rapper, and hosts Damon Wayans and Pamela Anderson Lee—bubble-wrapped in fake soap—worked the crowd into a lather. Even so, the gala—also attended by Cher, Ricky Martin and Janet Jackson—was squeaky clean enough to air May 20 on ABC.

David Bowie looked momentarily sheepish when he received an honorary degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In his commencement address, the newly minted doctor of music told students, “Any list of advice I nave to offer to a musician always ends with, ‘If it itches, go and see a doctor.’ ”

Nice lid, and way more comfy than a crown: Having nearly scaled his first year at Eton, Britain’s Prince Harry, 14, donned a Nepalese Sherpa-style hat for the school’s charity day, during which students pay £1 for the privilege of abandoning the normal, formal Etonian uniform.

Pro bono bowlers Drew Carey and Kevin (The King of Queens) James reset their sights on victory during an outdoor charity match in New York City. Okay, okay, the scores: Carey, 156; James, 152.

Pyramid scheme: Mummy’s boy Brendan Fraser uncovered an ancient curse at his hit flick’s L.A. premiere: Never stand in front of a really buff guy covered in metallic body paint who can silently steal your thunder.

While Scary and Posh are doing the mom thing, Mel C, better known as the Spice named Sporty, lived up to her name: Propelled by girl power, she crossed the finish line in the sixth annual Revlon 5K Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles. The event raised close to $4 million to help fight breast and ovarian cancer.

I spy Jedi: Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Jedi knight Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace (which, in case you’ve been on another planet, opens May 19), strolled into a New York City hotel for a promotional junket with the film’s cast.

No hard feelings: Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo, who recall their failed romance in their new relationship guide Feel This Book, looked chummy at a signing in Manhattan.

Holy reunion! In L.A., Adam West (left), TV’s Batman, made nice with former archenemy Frank Gorshin (alias the Riddler) while taping an upcoming Donny & Marie show.