Star Tracks - Dec. 3, 2004
Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline pick up their new little one, a Chihuahua, from the vet in Malibu on Wednesday, a day before Spears's 23rd birthday. The threesome then took an outdoor lunch where the pup sat next to the singer in his Burberry-style playpen.
BRITNEY'S BIRTHDAY BASH
Spears and Federline celebrate her 23rd birthday in the wee hours of the morning Dec. 2 at Hollywood's Concorde nightclub. Also on hand to help the pop star have fun: Nicky Hilton, Mandy Moore, Danny Masterson and Josh Duhamel, with girlfriend Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas.
Lindsay Lohan heads out for a night on the town in New York City on Thursday. The actress is trying her hand at pop stardom with the release of her solo debut album, Speak, on Dec. 7.
START YOUR ENGINES
Apprentice honcho Donald Trump helps shut down New York City's Broadway as he oversees a procession of NASCAR racers taking a victory lap Thursday. The 10 drivers who revved up their engines were participants in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, including winner Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
MEET AND GREET
Christine Taylor gets in the middle of a Meet the Fockers father-and-son reunion between husband Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman on Thursday. The costars, whose movie opens Dec. 22, were at a dinner in L.A. to celebrate the GQ Men of the Year awards.
Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony make the scene at a Madrid club. The trek to Europe was a break for Lopez: She's been busy recording her upcoming album (due in February) in New York City.
Drink and be merry: Leonardo DiCaprio enjoys a cocktail with costar Kate Beckinsale on Wednesday at the L.A. premiere party for The Aviator. DiCaprio plays tycoon Howard Hughes and Beckinsale is his love interest, legendary actress Ava Gardner, in the biopic (opening Dec. 17).
Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale make a dashing couple at the L.A. premiere of The Aviator. The singer, whose solo debut Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is in the Billboard Top 10, plays screen star Jean Harlow in the movie.
Nick Lachey doesn't seem to mind being the center of attention among a bevy of dancers at the VH1 Big in '04 awards show at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on Wednesday. The Newlyweds star hosted the event, which airs on the cable network Dec. 5.
HERE, KITTY KITTY
A hooded Halle Berry (with an unidentified companion) gets a jump-start on her holiday shopping Wednesday, checking out the decked-out pet goodies in a Los Angeles store.
A very pregnant Liv Tyler travels for two as she strolls through New York City's West Village on Wednesday. The actress is due to deliver her first child (with rocker husband Royston Langdon) in early January.