Star Track - Monday, July 21, 2008
BRINGING SEXY BACK
Maggie Gyllenhaal revels in being the center of attention (in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit) at the London premiere of The Dark Knight on Monday. "In most of my movies I've never been sort of framed as 'the woman,'" she told PEOPLE about getting leading-lady attention. "It's fun." The Batman film has already made box-office history by raking in a record-breaking $158.3 million.
New parents Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman – who looks like she's already lost her baby weight – take a trip Sunday to a Nashville Starbucks. "We're experiencing the pure bliss of welcoming her into our lives," proud dad Urban gushed about 2-week-old daughter Sunday Rose on a recent posting on his Web site.
Chace Crawford has a prime seat as he hosts the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge Saturday at the Bridgehampton Polo Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Later that night, the Gossip Girl star, who turned 23 on Friday, celebrated his birthday with a white-chocolate cake and 200 cupcakes at a barbecue attended by costars Penn Badgley and Blake Lively.
TRACK & FIELD
Tori Spelling, who recently lost her beloved pug Mimi La Rue, shows her commitment to animal care at Much Love Animal Rescue’s 2nd Annual Bow Wow WOW! event Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in Westwood, Calif., where the actress unveiled her Mimi La Rue fund. Spelling told PEOPLE she started the fund to "keep [Mimi's] memory alive." Said Spelling: "A lot of people don’t have the funds to give medical attention to sick animals."
Jessica Simpson dedicates a song, "You're My Sunday," to boyfriend Tony Romo Saturday during her first concert in three years at the Country Thunder USA festival in Twin Lakes, Wis. "Tonight there's this guy here, he throws a football and he's really good at it," she said of Romo, who was in the audience. "He's my better tomorrow and I wrote this song for him."
A bouquet of roses gives Katie Holmes something to smile about Friday on the set of Eli Stone in downtown L.A. "She was super gracious and lovely," Natasha Henstridge, who plays Taylor Wethersby on the ABC show, said of Holmes.
David Beckham shows off his fancy footwork while practicing Friday with the L.A. Galaxy for their game against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The star midfielder recently wrote in his blog that he and his family "feel so welcome" in Los Angeles.
EATING FOR TWO?
Jennifer Garner is a satisfied customer after having a leisurely breakfast Friday with a pal at L.A. restaurant Cheebo. The rumor mill has been churning with speculation about whether Violet's mom is pregnant with baby No. 2.
ON THE FENCE
Pete Wentz and Nick Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers) are on the fence (literally!) during a taping of MTV's FNMTV Friday in Hollywood – but they're sure about one thing: The VMAs are going to rock! The rocker announced that the boy band will perform on the award show in September.
THE BIG DIG
Vanessa Hudgens takes a coffee break – and goes hunting for something in her chic bag – outside Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles Thursday. Meanwhile, a preview of her upcoming project – High School Musical 3: Senior Year – recently hit the Web ahead of its Oct. 24 premiere.
Continuing her European jaunt with new boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer, Rosario Dawson lays low and enjoys the art of relaxation while vacationing in Ischia, Italy, on Friday.
It's home sweet home for Kate Moss, arriving Friday at her North London house. The supermodel, who's launching a perfume later this month, tells Vogue in its new issue that modeling is "a bit brain-damaging."
Natasha Bedingfield isn't afraid of ghosts as she ponders her next move Friday, while out and about in New York City where she performed at the Today show earlier in the day.