By People Staff
March 01, 1999 12:00 PM

Seal of approval: Clyde (right), a large, aquatic mammal, gave a low-five to actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is not a vampire slayer but plays one on TV, when she visited him at his home in San Diego’s SeaWorld.

Batter up: Actor-Red Sox fan Ben Affleck didn’t whiff his presentation of the top baseball player award to the St. Louis Cardinals’ home run king Mark McGwire at the ESPYs in New York City.

Ever-more-pregnant model Cindy Crawford, who is expecting her first child with husband Rande Gerber in June, proudly showed off her new curves while helping to promote a new line of Omega watches in Manhattan.

Sandra Bullock tossed the traditional beads to en route revelers from her float at the Orpheus parade, which is part of the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Bullock next stars in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, due March 19.

Swiss misses: In Verbier, Switzerland, princesses Beatrice (left), 10, and Eugenie, 8, skied away the winter blahs on holiday with their mum, Sarah Ferguson. Sarah’s ex, Prince Andrew, was to join the family later.

The dark side of Hollywood: Actors by day, muggers by night, Ben Stiller and 3rd Rock from the Sun’s Kristen Johnson pounded Donny Osmond during L.A.’s Project ALS charity do. Marie Osmond (laughing) just laughed.

In Los Angeles, singer-actress Brandy huffed and puffed and blew away her teens at her 20th-birthday bash. Although the Moesha star kept mum about her birthday wish, it may have had something to do with the Grammy Awards on Feb. 24, where she is up for four trophies: Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.

Do I hear a waltz? Pretty in pink Faye Dunaway, who recently won a Golden Globe Award (for the HBO biopic Gia), partnered with Austrian building tycoon Richard Lugner at the annual Opera Ball in Vienna.