December 29, 2003 12:00 PM

Backhanded Complement

LONDON, DEC. 14

A dapper Jude Law scores high points from Nicole Kidman (chic in Chanel) at the London premiere of Cold Mountain, where the touchy-feely actress later grabs Law’s hand (inset) as he guides her along the red carpet.

Punk’d Rocked!

HOLLYWOOD, DEC. 14

Two days after announcing that he’s pulling the plug on his celebrity prank show Punk’d (“Leave ’em wanting more,” he said), Ashton Kutcher whoops it up with girlfriend Demi Moore and her daughters (from left) Rumer, 15, Scout, 12, and Tallulah, 9, at the Cheaper by the Dozen premiere. Kutcher has a cameo in the comedy.

Mona Lisa Style

NEW YORK CITY, DEC. 10

Julia Roberts (left) reunites with Julia Stiles at the opening of their drama Mona Lisa Smile. Says Stiles of her costar: “She’s just a lovely human being.”

Bosom Buddies

BERLIN, DEC. 10

Hobbit Sean Astin (left) takes refuge on the shoulder of hero Viggo Mortensen—wearing a native New Zealand necklace called a Maori hook—at the European premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

HEAVY MEDAL

OSLO, DEC. 10 & 11

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas glam it up at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony. A day later, at the Nobel Peace Concert hosted by the couple, country star Tim McGraw finds his biggest fans backstage: wife Faith Hill and daughters Maggie, 5 (right), and Gracie, 6. (Audrey, 2, isn’t pictured.) The show airs Dec. 21 on A&E.

Pecks and the City

MANHATTAN, DEC. 12

Kristin Davis gets a smooch from a pooch—a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to be precise—while shooting a scene for Sex and the City. The final eight episodes of the HBO series begin airing Jan. 4.

Pan Out

L.A., DEC. 13

In a rare public appearance Nancy Reagan joins her daughter Patti Davis at the premiere of Peter Pan. The former First Lady is a friend of the movie’s husband-and-wife producers, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher.

J. GLOW

NEW YORK CITY, DEC. 11 & 15

Talk about boot-ylicious! Jennifer Lopez steps out in a pink mink coat by J. Mendel, a white Versace minidress and DSquared 2 boots to guest host Z100’s Jingle Ball concert. Four days later she and sweetie Ben Affleck, who dropped by MTV’s TRL studios in Times Square earlier that afternoon, head to a bash at the Hit Factory recording studios.

Bling It On

BEVERLY HILLS, DEC. 11

Rapper Eve (left) teams up with Brittany Murphy at the opening of the Victoria Jewels store. Part of the proceeds from the store’s watch sales will benefit YouthAIDS, a group promoting AIDS education.

Rebel, Rebel

NEW YORK CITY, DEC. 15

Leaving his aviators and most of his jewelry at home, an unusually unaccessorized Lenny Kravitz visits David Bowie backstage during the British rocker’s Reality Tour stop at Madison Square Garden. Maybe Lenny’s making some ch-ch-ch-changes.

UGG!

Never Let ‘Em See You Sweat

MALIBU, DEC. 12

Pamela Anderson shows her style savvy with a pair of “Fluff Momma” Uggs (see more on page 127). No word, however, on why she’s making that pit stop.

Nature Mother

SANTA MONICA, DEC. 14

Brooke Shields and husband, TV writer-producer Chris Henchy, bundle up their 7-month-old daughter Rowan Francis for a walk in the park.

Beach Ball!

Saltwater Happy

SYDNEY, DEC. 14

Stripped down to swimsuits and sea spray, on-again couple Heath Ledger and Naomi Watts make waves on Bondi Beach. That night, the Aussie actors attended the Australian premiere of Watts’s drama 21 Grams.

Hugh Had Me at Shallow

PHUKET, THAILAND, DEC. 12

Renée Zellweger cracks up after getting her feet—and calves and skirt—wet while filming a scene with Hugh Grant for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the sequel to their 2001 hit comedy.

The Prince of Tides

NOOSA, AUSTRALIA, DEC. 14

Prince Harry bodysurfs on the back end of his three-month trip Down Under. The 19-year-old royal hunk just finished a stint as a “jackaroo”—Oz-speak for “young apprentice”—on a ranch near Roma, Queensland.

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