She didn’t have yellow feathers in her hair or a dress cut down to there, but that didn’t stop would-be chanteuse Gwyneth Paltrow from swinging by the Copacabana in New York City, where she sang “I Will Survive” as part of The Big Show, a variety-show benefit that raised $350,000 for the Blue Light Theater Company.
For celebs It was easy being green on Earth Day: In Washington, D.C., Vice President Al Gore found a walking mate in Earth Day 2000 chairman Leonardo DiCaprio (left), who warned that “our planet’s alarm bell is now going off.” Meanwhile, Jeff Bridges (above) jammed at a Santa Barbara, Calif., rally, and Maria Conchita Alonso (below) test-drove a clean-energy vehicle in L.A.
Here’s the dish on the Los Angeles premiere of the college drama Gossip: Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson (far right), who costars in the film, had big brother Oliver, also an actor, watching over her. Also, Judging Amy‘s Amy Brenneman (below right) met up with longtime pal Elisabeth Shue, whose husband, David Guggenheim, directed the flick.
On the daddy track: Fatherhood seems to have mellowed former bad boy Christian Slater, who went out for a stroll in Los Angeles with Ryan, his wife of 2½ months, and their 1-year-old son, Jaden.
Mice work if you can get it: “I Wanna Love You Forever” singer Jessica Simpson got in touch with her inner Mickey at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., where she taped segments for a concert special airing June 24 on—you guessed it—the Disney Channel.
Mama’s boys: At the Manhattan premiere of her latest film, Bossa Nova, Amy Irving showed off her two sons: Max, 14 (left), whose father is Irving’s ex-husband, Steven Spielberg, and Gabriel, 9, whose dad is Irving’s husband, Bruno Barreto, who directed her in Bossa Nova. “Both boys have very talented directors for fathers,” Irving says, “and have big shoes to step into someday.” Of course, she adds, “No pressure, kids!”
The latest supermodel trend: maternity chic. In Manhattan, Frederique Van Der Wal (left), who is expecting her first child any day now, and Vendela, whose second is due May 20, promoted a pregnancy Web site, ThatGlow.com.