May 15, 2000 12:00 PM

Julia Roberts‘s Wild Kingdom? With another hit under her belt, the Erin Brockovich star trotted off to the steppes of Asia, where she filmed Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts. She saddled up to host the program, slated to air as part of PBS’s Nature series in the fall, and bonded with Mongolians young and old.

Still Kramer after all these years: Michael Richards was a vision in pastel in Santa Monica. The ex-Seinfeld sidekick is waiting to hear if his new sitcom, about a bumbling detective, will make NBC’s fall schedule.

Everybody Loves Raymond’s Sweeten trio—Madylin, 8, with twins Sawyer (left) and Sullivan, 4—had big shoes to fill at L.A.’s Race to Erase MS fashion show, which helped raise $2.5 million to fight multiple sclerosis.

I Will Remember This: Canadian pop singer Sarah McLachlan became quite guarded in Ottawa after being made an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest award for lifetime achievement.

Sea of love: Man-of-the-moment Al Pacino—honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City—embraced the ladies in his life: “my beautiful daughter” Julie, 10, and “my beautiful girlfriend” Beverly D’Angelo.

You put your left arm in….It wasn’t exactly the forbidden dance, but Katie Couric sizzled with Ballet Hispanico Company dancer Fernando Carrillo at the group’s annual Noche de Gala in Manhattan, which raised over $400,000.

Has Wham! reunited? Not exactly; that’s Garth Brooks—not ex-Wham!-ster Andrew Ridgeley—teamed with George Michael to sing “Freedom” at the Equality Rocks concert in Washington, D.C., which promoted gay rights.

Sopranos godfather James Gandolfini became a sugar daddy for a day, whipping up cotton candy at the annual Kids for Kids party in Manhattan, which raised more than $1.6 million for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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