February 23, 2009 12:00 PM

ALL THAT PIZZAZZ!

THE WONDERFUL (CARRIE! MILEY! KATY!) AND THE WACKY (PAULA! M.I.A.!) COLLIDE AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS IN L.A. FEB. 8

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
in Zuhair Murad

The winner paired her gown with a Nancy Gonzalez clutch and Johnathan Arndt jewelry.

MILEY CYRUS
in Herve Leger by Max Azria

“I never feel totally confident when I’m out on the red carpet, and I finally feel good,” said Cyrus, who accessorized with Mimi So earrings.

KATY PERRY

in Basil Soda

The nominee chose the little-known Lebanese designer for her Grammy debut. Diamonds from Jacob & Co., H. Stern and Neil Lane added sparkle.

PAULA ABDUL
in Basil Soda

“It was the first dress that I saw,” the American Idol judge said of her gown. “Everyone’s stepping on it, and I’m getting the red carpet bits piling on it.”

M.I.A.

in Manish Arora

“I feel cool,” said the pregnant nominee (her due date was the day of the Grammys), whose flamboyant frock was worn with jewelry by Erickson Beamon. “So far, so good!”

For more Grammy coverage, go to page 56.

FROM ASIA TO BAFTA

London, Feb. 8

Four days after her trip to Thailand, Angelina Jolie flaunts her affection for Brad Pitt at BAFTA’s Orange British Academy Film Awards. Both were nominated, but the only prize they took home was each other.

WILD RIDE!

St. Lucia, Jan. 22

Making the most of her extended Caribbean vacation, Amy Winehouse joins a fan for a pony ride.

JESS MAKES A POINT

Madison, Wis., Feb. 7

Opening for Rascal Flatts, Jessica Simpson tells her cheering audience, which included boyfriend Tony Romo, “I have this amazing guy in my life. I truly feel God sent him down to be with me.”

ANGELINA GIVES BACK

Northern Thailand, Feb. 4

United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visits orphans at the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp to bring attention to the approximately 110,000 Burmese refugees in this part of the country. Said Jolie: “I was saddened to meet a 21-year-old woman who was born in a refugee camp, who has never even been out of the camp and is now raising her own child in a camp.”

RENEE’S N.Y.C. DATE

New York City, Feb. 8

Renée Zellweger and new beau MSNBC anchor Dan Abrams picked up two Valentine’s Day-themed bottles of wine—and shared a smooch, says the manager of liquor store Bottle & Soul.

TOP GUNS

Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 3

On a working vacation to promote Valkyrie, Tom Cruise, 46, shows a fine form as he strolls poolside at the Copacabana Hotel.

CASH COUNTER

New York City, Feb. 5

Diddy, at the Knicks game with bud Chris Rock (not pictured), searches through his hundreds for a single.

HE’S GOT GAME

Venice Beach, Feb. 3

Taye Diggs takes a time-out from work, shooting hoops on the set of his ABC series Private Practice.

BORAT’S SWEET SIDE

New York City, Feb. 6

Sacha Baron Cohen and 15-month-old daughter Olive in Central Park.

EASY RAIDER

Malibu, Feb. 8

A cool-clad Harrison Ford stops for coffee while out on his BMW motorcycle.

COLD (AND HOT!) KISS

New York City, Feb. 4

Leighton Meester and Chace Crawford brave wintry weather to film a Gossip Girl scene in Central Park.

SHARE THE JOKE!

Brentwood, Calif., Feb. 2

Gal pals Meg Ryan and Laura Dern clearly had a fun lunch date.

AQUAMAN

Malibu, Feb. 5

Anthony Kiedis takes his surfboard for a ride in his GEM e4—an electric car that starts at $10,295 and can go up to 30 mph.

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