By People Staff
March 19, 2001 12:00 PM

Courtney Love (left) hung around Marlo Thomas at the annual gala for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “It is food for the soul, I must say,” said Thomas of the L.A. benefit, which she took over from her late father, Danny Thomas.

“It was a tough decision: Hmmm, do I really want to work with Robert De Niro?” said Providence’s Melina Kanakaredes, who reunited with her 15 Minutes love interest at the thriller’s Los Angeles premiere.

When it comes to New York City, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani gives a gam and then some. Showing off his shapely—and silky-smooth—legs, Hizzoner kicked up his heels with Radio City’s Rockettes at the press corps’ Inner Circle show.

Unstoppable: Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t let a foot problem—her reps aren’t saying what ails the actress—keep her from spending time scouting for buys in L.A.

Working mom Cindy Crawford cuddled 20-month-old Presley while husband Rande Gerber did the heavy lifting on an outing in Santa Monica. The trio will become a quartet in September, when the couple’s second child is due.

Honor thy father-in-law: “The older you get, the more vulnerable you get to emotion and memories,” said Kirk Douglas, who received the milestone award from new family member Catherine Zeta-Jones at L.A.’s Golden Laurel Awards.

“I shall remember this night forever,” said Sidney Poitier (above, right), who received the hall of fame award from Morgan Freeman at the NAACP Image Awards in L.A. Blair Underwood (below) won two trophies (for City of Angels and Rules of Engagement) and a smile from wife Désirée, who expects their third child in June, while presenter Halle Berry (right) pulled some strings.

DNA-blessed musician Sean Lennon hooked up with actress Bijou Phillips (dad is the Mamas and the Papas’ John Phillips) for a night out in Manhattan. Lennon is working on his second CD.

Putting aside her political imbroglios, songwriter Denise Rich (right) joined her “Livin’ for Love” collaborator Natalie Cole at a Manhattan bash.

Julie Christie, who got a Best Actress Oscar nod for 1997’s Afterglow, shone brightly as a Santa Barbara International Film Festival juror.