August 30, 1999 12:00 PM

As you like her: Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Oscar portraying a man portraying a woman in Shakespeare in Love, gender-bends again as Rosalind in a Williamstown, Mass., production of As You Like It.

Amrican beauty: Halle berry rose to the occasion at the L.A. premiere of her HBO movie introducing dorothy dandridge Berry will next make waves as the weather-controlling character Storm in the film version of the X-Men comic series.

Nothin’ but net: That was all that separated Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman while they played beach volleyball in L.A. The actor was on a break from filming Mission: Impossible 2,

In other celebrity sports news: A low-key Leonardo DiCaprio shot hoops with pals in L.A. Leo hopes he next scores with Beach, which will arrive in theaters early next year.

Junction function: Billie Jo (Meredith MacRae, left), Bobby Jo (Lori Saunders) and Betty Jo (Linda Henning) staged a reunion of the 1960s sitcom Petticoat Junction (inset photo, clockwise from left: MacRae, Saunders and Henning) during the RetroFest pop culture festival in Santa Monica.

In Santa Monica, actor Josh Brolin (as in son-of-James), his daughter (with ex-wife Debra Adair) Eden, 6, and his steady gal, actress Minnie Driver, cruised the Promenade.

Janet Leigh’s night at the Bates Motel wasn’t too comfy, but she returned to the crime scene—the Psycho set at L.A.’s Universal Studios—to mark the 100th birthday of director Alfred Hitchcock, the man behind Leigh’s infamous shower scene.

Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays the field like a pro on HOB’s Sex In the City, took in some batting practice with New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter at Macy’s in Manhattan, where the pair helped launch a clothing line.

There were shades of Grey aplenty on the L.A. set of It’s Like You Know…, where Jennifer Grey’s real-life dad, Joel Grey, guest-starred on an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom as, appropriately enough, Jennifer’s dad.

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