August 19, 2002 12:00 PM

Full steed ahead: Just a week into filming Charlie’s Angels 2, urbane cowgirl Lucy Liu saddled up on an L.A. set to lasso bad guys. She reteams with fellow angels Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore for the sequel, due next June.

He got game: Showing a soft spot for supersize creatures, NBA hotshot Shaquille O’Neal scored points with Dexter, a 10-ft. reticulated giraffe, by feeding him during a trip to Florida’s Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “Look at that tongue. That’s a lot of slobber,” said the 7’1″ hoopster, who visited the park with girlfriend Shaunie Nelson and her 4-year-old son Myles.

Here’s looking at you, kid: While exploring the sights and shops of lower Manhattan, shooting star Meg Ryan focused on 10-year-old son Jack, above (Dad is Ryan’s ex, Dennis Quaid), who picked up a souvenir he couldn’t refuse outside a shop in Little Italy. Ryan, who wrapped the boxing biopic Against the Ropes in June, is in town shooting the thriller In the Cut.

A shaggy Brad Pitt, whose whiskered dazzle is part of the prep for his upcoming sci-fi flick The Fountain, squired best Friend Jennifer Aniston around New York City, where she was promoting her new film The Good Girl.

Can you hear me now? John Leguizamo, training for a role in HBO’s upcoming Infamous as an impoverished boxer who finds fame, took a call in the ring at a Brooklyn gym.

Pajama game: Though the title of his upcoming comedy has shifted as often as the tides (latest word: Punch-Drunk Love), Adam Sandler proved giddily constant as he strolled a Malibu beach with his fiancée, model Jackie Titone.

As presenters at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards in L.A., Sugar Ray rocker Mark McGrath and Pamela Anderson made a colorful pair, while Verne Troyer matched wits—and outfits—with Goldmember cohort Britney Spears (below). Meanwhile, Jennifer Love Hewitt (right) set tongues a waggin’ with her nationally televised singing debut on the show, taped to air Aug. 19 on FOX.

All healed since being tossed from a horse in April, well-heeled pop singer-songwriter Jewel snuggled with her boyfriend Ty Murray, a seven-time world rodeo champion, outside a Western-themed restaurant in L.A.

Pretty in pink: In Toronto, Candice Bergen kept stride with costars Michael Douglas and Lindsay Sloane on a break from filming ‘Til Death Do Us Part, a remake of the 1979 comedy The In-Laws.

Astral projection: Boasting five Academy Award nominations, one Oscar and three upcoming films, Susan Sarandon earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame—and a kiss from longtime love Tim Robbins.

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