By People Staff
March 23, 2009 12:00 PM

BRITNEY’S CIRCUS TOUR KICKS OFF!

New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, March 3

Britney Spears plays ringmaster while performing “Circus,” the opening song on the first leg of her 32-city tour. There to cheer her on at the packed 18,000-seat venue were her parents, Jamie and Lynne, sons Jayden James, 2, and Sean Preston, 3, and a few pals from her hometown, Kentwood, La. “Kevin [Federline] was there to support her, too,” says a source. “She just nailed it.”

Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 wanted “to create something much more provoking and indecent” for Britney’s circus-themed costumes. The singer donned bondage-style police garb for “Womanizer,” harem wear for “Me Against the Music” and a sheer number (left) the Catens described as “primal.”

HIP, HIP, Beyoncé Knowles!

New York City, March 8

Beyoncé stays ahead of the curve in a vintage Thierry Mugler gown during a promo shoot for her upcoming “I AM …” tour. The singer will be costumed by the edgy designer throughout her world tour, which kicks off March 26 in Canada.

NOW PLAYING IN JAPAN!

Tokyo, March 8

The peripatetic Cruise family, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and daughter Suri, 2, arrive at Narita International Airport to promote Tom’s drama Valkyrie.

TYRESE’S LIL GIRL!

Beverly Hills, March 3

Model-actor-singer Tyrese has eyes only for his gorgeous 2-year-old daughter, Shayla.

SEALED WITH A KISS

Paradise Island, Bahamas, March 7

Disney starlet Demi Lovato cops a smooch from a sea lion during a visit to Dolphin Cay at the Atlantis Resort.

COOL RUNNINGS

Gavin and Angelina run for their livelihoods (one music video, one movie) while their sweethearts take care of the kids

NO SHIRT, NO PROBLEM

L.A., March 8

Gavin Rossdale, 43, shows off his white-hot bod while filming the music video for his latest single, “Forever May You Run.” The day before, wife Gwen Stefani and sons Kingston, 2, and Zuma, 7 months, hit a local park with Stefani’s parents (below).

ON HER MARK

Washington, D.C., March 6

Angelina Jolie legs it during a scene in the thriller Salt—she plays a CIA agent accused of being a traitor. Elsewhere, Brad Pitt‘s mission was more leisurely: taking daughters Zahara, 4, and Shiloh, 2, shopping at Tugooh Toys (below).

LOOKIN’ GOOD, JESS!

Plant City, Fla., March 8

Jessica Simpson, who was slammed for her weight (because of this Jan. 25 photo, left), does her Daisy Dukes proud at the Florida Strawberry Festival. She has launched a new line of dresses and told IN STYLE they’ll “flatter every figure.”

SPIKE & MICHELLE

Brooklyn, March 7

Spike Jonze and Michelle Williams look settled and serene during a Saturday stroll.

PROUD POPPA

Paris, March 9

At the Stella McCartney Ready-to-Wear Fall 2009 show, Paul McCartney shows girlfriend Nancy Shevell what’s what in his daughter’s collection.

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