Belting It Out
Los ANGELES Aug. 20
Jada Pinkett Smith owned the stage at the Grove shopping center while singing with Wicked Wisdom, her rock and soul band, which she formed two months ago. The group is working on their debut album, which is due in November.
MALIBU Aug. 23
Courteney Cox Arquette cavorted with Hopper (left) and Harley, her King Charles spaniels. The 10th and final season of Friends premieres on Sept. 25.
The Whole Tooth
LOS ANGELES Aug. 22
George Clooney bared his pearly whites (or are those fangs?) for photographers while leaving the Whiskey Bar. He plays a divorce lawyer who falls for his client’s ex-wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in the romantic comedy Intolerable Cruelty, due Oct. 10.
From Russia with Love
MOSCOW Aug. 24
Proving it’s hip to be in Red Square, Angelina Jolie posed outside St. Basil’s Cathedral with white roses given to her by a fan. The actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador visited Russia to plead for the safety of displaced Chechens, saying, “It is a very dangerous place in Chechnya. Those families that want to return are supported by the U.N., but we have concerns for people who don’t. They should be given a choice where to be housed.”
NEW YORK CITY Aug. 19
Penélope Cruz dazzled in a Ralph Lauren gown after the premiere of her comedy Don’t Tempt Me.
LOS ANGELES Aug. 20
Denise Richards gave a show of hands, chatting on the phone while lugging a huge bag and her Boston terrier Lucy. The actress costars in the horror spoof Scary Movie 3, due Oct. 24.
A Blow-Out Bash
VANCOUVER Aug. 18
Gleefully eyeing his strawberry-topped chocolate cake, Christian Slater rang in his 34th birthday with costar Tara Reid on the set of their horror flick Alone in the Dark. The fete was considerably more sedate than the stars’ infamous night out with Ben Affleck when the group visited a Vancouver strip club.
MALIBU Aug. 24
Lara Flynn Boyle let her hair down at the beach. The actress is between projects after being fired from The Practice in May.
The Spies Who Loved
LOS ANGELES Aug. 23
Jennifer Garner and her new sweetie, Alias costar Michael Vartan, cased a joint (left) before going in for a kiss while meeting castmate Victor Garber (above). The new season of Alias begins on Sept. 28.
EVERLY HILLS Aug. 21
Reese Witherspoon flaunted her burgeoning belly at a medical center. The actress stars in the upcoming drama Vanity Fair.
MALIBU Aug. 20
John McEnroe focused on adjusting his reel while fishing on the beach near his house. He relaxed with his wife, singer Patty Smyth, before returning to New York City to provide commentary for the U.S. Open on CBS and the USA Network.
Anna Kournikova made a racket despite skipping the U.S. Open with injuries. The Russian tennis star instead took on reporting duties for the USA Network and launched her own sports bra.
MANHATTAN Aug. 21
“I’m the obsessive, don’t-bother-me-because-I’m-not-done-yet kind of kitchen personality,” says Andre Agassi (left), who helped chef Emeril Lagasse whip up a shrimp rémoulade at a benefit for Citymeals-on-Wheels. Agassi says he adores wife Steffi Graf’s cooking: “Everything she’s made I’ve absolutely loved.”
Toys Don’t Cry
MANHATTAN Aug. 19
Backstage at Avenue Q, the hit Broadway puppet show that parodies Sesame Street, Hilary Swank and her husband, actor Chad Lowe, shared a laugh over the scene-stealing antics of Kate Monster.
I Heart Huckabees
ON THE SET
LOS ANGELES Aug. 20
In scenes for the comedy I Heart Huckabees, Mark Wahlberg (below, with firefighter boots) grabbed a ride with Jason Schwartzman, while the bespectacled duo Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman (right) were the epitome of geek chic.
Baby On Board
BRENTWOOD, CALIF. Aug. 26
Brooke Shields got in the sling of things, toting her 3-month-old daughter Rowan for a walk in the park. The actress will next film the comedy The Last Two People on Earth.