February 28, 2000 12:00 PM

In his first public appearance since having a kidney removed, Steven Spielberg (with wife Kate Capshaw and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume) accepted a special NAACP Image Award in L.A. “This is the best get-well card I could ever get,” said the director.

Pretty in pout: ER star emeritus George Clooney made a little moue—no, that’s not the sound made by a small French cow—while promoting his Gulf War drama Three Kings in Spain. George’s next picture is June’s The Perfect Storm, based on Sebastian Junger’s bestseller.

Spotted in Cambridge: A faux-leopard-clad Jamie Lee Curtis—whose entourage included a number of faux femmes—waved to the masses after accepting Harvard University’s annual Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award. The actress remarked that the gender-bending ceremony, a 50-year tradition, “might even encourage me to actually go to college.” Curtis returns to the big screen in the dark comedy Drowning Mona, due March 3.

Popeye Longstocking: Robin Williams said letting it all hang out at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen was “like college again.” Where was that, exactly—Heidi U.?

Just a couple of bench-warmers: Presidential hopeful Bill Bradley teamed up with his new political pitchman Michael Jordan during the NBA All-Star Game in Oakland.

No, Johnny Depp did not walk into a salon and say, “Please! Make me look like David Spade!” The hair and duds are for his film Blow, about a dealer who helped introduce Hollywood to cocaine in the ’70s.

Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips—who expect a baby soon—caught the film Just for the Time Being in Manhattan.

At the 4, 714th celebrity awards ceremony of the season—the Costume Designers Guild Awards in L.A. on Feb. 12—Sophia Loren blew a kiss to photogs.

Laker girls: The Practice’s Camryn Manheim (left) and Ally McBeal’s Jane Krakowski, pals offscreen, swapped courtroom antics for courtside seats and watched the hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers, defeat the Denver Nuggets 106-98 at L.A.’s Staples Center.

Oscar ignored his Man on the Moon performance, but Jim Carrey—one arm around steady Renée Zellweger, the other holding a heart-shaped box—seemed unperturbed in New York City the day nominations were announced.

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