March 31, 2003 12:00 PM

Leaving her belly-baring garb at home, Britney Spears sported a relaxed, floppy look while out shopping in Beverly Hills. The pop princess is busy working on her follow-up to 2001 ‘s Britney, which is due this fall.

A well-heeled Sarah Jessica Parker strapped in to shoot some promotional photos for the sixth and final season of Sex and the City. The HBO comedy returns with new episodes in June.

Chicago’s Renée Zellweger curbed her enthusiasm before the March 23 Oscar ceremony—where she will be up for Best Actress—while chatting on her cell phone in Los Angeles.

Goodness, gracious: Dennis Quaid got strum-happy in Phoenix when he performed “Great Balls of Fire” with his band, the Sharks, at Celebrity Fight Night IX, which raised $5.5 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center. The actor next stars in the upcoming thriller Cold Creek Manor.

Lucy Liu was dressed to kilt at L.A.’s premiere of the horror remake Willard. The actress next appears in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, due in June.

A wig-wearing Nicole Kidman called it a wrap—thanks to a pair of leg warmers—between takes on the Manhattan set of the thriller Birth. The actress plays a widow who believes that a 10-year-old boy is the reincarnation of her late husband.

Noted car buff Jay Leno hasn’t extinguished his passion for antiques: While out for a spin in his 1941 American LaFrance fire truck with wife Mavis, he stopped to fill ‘er up in L.A. “It cruises 75-80 on the freeway, no problem,” says the Tonight Show host.

A hirsute Keanu Reeves enjoyed a most excellent meal with a buddy at a café in L.A. The Matrix Reloaded, the sequel to Reeves’s 1999 sci-fi hit, is due in May.

Heath Ledger and his sweetie Naomi Watts had a clothes encounter at the Melbourne Fashion Festival. The Aussie actors were in town promoting Ned Kelly, an upcoming true-crime drama.

Dude, where’s the net? In Los Angeles, Ashton Kutcher took aim during a practice shootaround before his team won the HoopLA celebrity basketball game, which raised more than $70,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Robert De Niro welcomed Marisa Tomei to his new Italian restaurant, Ago, at the Shore Club in Miami. The actor’s furry look is for an upcoming drama, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, which begins filming next month.

Cindy Crawford and her restaurateur hubby, Rande Gerber, tandem-toted their kids, daughter Kaia (left), 1, and son Presley, 3, in Malibu.

In L.A., model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, who costars in May’s X-Men sequel, X2, checked out husband John Stamos’s black-tie form at ABC’s 50th-anniversary bash.

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