MALIBU, SEPT. 8
What Vince Vaughn romance rumors? From her loose waves to her air-conditioned jeans, Jennifer Aniston was the picture of relaxation on an afternoon shopping trip. (P.S. As for those rumors: The actress did not make it out to the opening of Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show in L.A.)
MANHATTAN, SEPT. 12
Now that’s hailing a cab: Jimmy Fallon and actress Parker Posey—with plenty of help from wires—dance atop a taxi while filming a Pepsi commercial. After they wrapped the shoot, Fallon yelled but to the crowd of extras, “Thank you—that was so cool!”
LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 9
Have your people call my people: Flanked by Debra Messing and Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts flashes a smile while answering phones for the Shelter from the Storm telethon, where stars took pledges totaling approximately $30 million for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 8
“I’m so nervous to be here without him!” says Reese Witherspoon of husband Ryan Phillippe (he’s filming in Iceland), at the opening of Just Like Heaven. “This is the first time we haven’t been together for a premiere in [almost] eight years.” Still, the actress looked composed in her ethereal Monique Lhuillier frock.
VENICE, ITALY, SEPT. 6
Russell Crowe, avoiding controversy, proclaimed his peaceful intent on his T-shirt while toting his 20-month-old son, Charles, at the city’s famous film festival.
HOUSTON, SEPT. 11
First Kobe Bryant, now rapper Kanye West! Rayshawn Bright can hardly believe his luck after a charity basketball game whose proceeds benefited victims of Hurricane Katrina.
LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 11
Wanted: one heavily tattooed Baltimore Orioles fan with a strong shoulder to lean on. Looks like Hilary Duff, who turns 18 on Sept. 28, finds the support she needs in her boyfriend, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, 26.
LONG BEACH, CALIF., SEPT. 10
Newlyweds Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James are now parents…to Poppy, a three-legged Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix who lost the limb in a car accident. Said Sylvia Gyimesi, who works at the dog rescue stall where the couple picked up the stray: “As soon as Sandra saw her, she thought she was wonderful.”
SANTA MONICA, SEPT. 8
Yikes! What happened to Justin Timberlake’s boyish mug? The pop star is playing a battle-scarred soldier in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Southland Tales.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
O Canada! Celebs bring Hollywood heat north of the border to showcase their cinematic contenders
Kate Hudson turns up to support Cameron Crowe’s new romantic comedy Elizabethtown.
Fans fawn over Johnny Depp as he takes a natty stroll down the red carpet for his animated comedy Corpse Bride, in which he voices a young groom who accidentally marries a dead woman.
“The wife is very good, thanks,” says director Guy Ritchie of Madonna—in a chic black sling after an Aug. 16 horse-riding accident—at a screening of his crime drama Revolver.
Though Charlize Theron plays a miner in the drama North Contry, she demonstrated at a press conference for the film that she cleans up well.
FASHION ROCKS 2005
NEW YORK CITY, SEPT. 8
While kicking off Spring Fashion Week with a concert, musicians and models prove that raising money for Katrina’s victim is in vogue.
“I like it because it has a Latin theme, a little ruffle up the [rear],” says Rebecca Romijn of the Chang Reyes dress she wore to the show, which raised $250,000 to help hurricane survivors.
After singing her hit “Cool,” Gwen Stefani (left), in a frock from her clothing line L.A.M.B., hangs backstage with a Dolce & Gabbana-clad Lisa Marie Presley, who joined rocker Billy Idol onstage for his classic “White Wedding.”
The highlight of the evening? David Bowie, 58, getting ziggy with it, wowing the crowd with his first performance since his heart attack in June 2004. Donning an Agnes B. suit, the rocker strummed alongside the band the Arcade Fire and got a standing ovation for his 1972 song “Five Years.”
“Fashion will always be a part of music,” says rapper Nelly, whose mouthful of metal complemented his Dolce & Gabbana jacket.