Star Tracks for Dec. 15, 2004

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HER TURN

HER TURN
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An elegantly dressed Kate Beckinsale attends the New York City premiere of The Aviator on Tuesday. The British actress plays old-time screen goddess Ava Gardner opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese-directed film, which opens in limited release on Dec. 17 and wide on Christmas Day.

02 of 12

PARTY SCENE

PARTY SCENE
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It's Howard Hughes and Katharine Hepburn, together again: Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, who play the iconic figures in the Hughes biopic The Aviator, celebrate their movie's release at a New York City party on Tuesday.

03 of 12

DANCE FEVER

DANCE FEVER
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Ashanti works a sultry groove with the help of her backup dancers during an appearance on MTV's TRL on Tuesday. The RampB singer performed "Only U" from her fourth album, Concrete Rose, which was released on the same day.

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ICE CAPADE

ICE CAPADE
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She shoots, she scores! Native Canadian Avril Lavigne shows off some fancy skatework at RCA Records' annual hockey game in New York City. The singer will next go head-to-head with her fellow countrywoman Sarah McLachlan and others as she vies for favorite female singer at the People's Choice Awards, airing Jan. 9 on CBS.

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POWER COUPLE

POWER COUPLE
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Hot couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé get into the holiday spirit at a music industry holiday party on Tuesday. They have a lot to celebrate: Beyoncé and Destiny's Child are in the Billboard Top 10 with their new album, Destiny Fulfilled, and Jay-Z begins his new gig as the CEO/President of Def Jam Recordings on Jan. 3.

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GOLDEN GIRL

GOLDEN GIRL
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John Travolta takes hold of his Prada-draped costar Scarlett Johansson at the Los Angeles premiere of their drama A Love Song for Bobby Long. The film, which opens in limited release Dec. 29, has already garnered Johansson kudos, including a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a drama.

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POWER TRIO

POWER TRIO
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Ah, to be young, rich and cute: Partners in fame Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Ashlee Simpson spend Monday night party hopping, hitting Beverly Hills hotspots Koi and Chi.

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HOW HIGH?

HOW HIGH?
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Show host Snoop Dogg (left) swaps styles with a pimped-out Tiger Woods on Monday while rehearsing for the testosterone-fueled 2nd Annual Spike Video Game Awards in Santa Monica.

09 of 12

FUZZY WUZZY

FUZZY WUZZY
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Britney Spears and mom Lynne beat the December chill by snagging some stylish winter lids for themselves during a holiday shopping trip to upscale New York City department store Barneys on Monday.

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WHO'S A GRINCH NOW?

WHO'S A GRINCH NOW?
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Jim Carrey spreads some holiday cheer Tuesday as he totes a Christmas tree onto MTV's TRL set while in New York City to promote Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, opening Friday.

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WORKING DINNER

WORKING DINNER
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Jessica Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey get down to the business of dining Monday at an L.A. benefit dinner honoring Warner Bros. chief Alan Horn. The hard-working couple weren't there by chance – Horn's studio is producing Simpson's big-screen debut project, The Dukes of Hazzard.

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NOBEL CAUSE

NOBEL CAUSE

Cohosts Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise, with an affectionate Patti LaBelle, lend some serious star power to the Nobel Peace Prize concert Sunday in Oslo. The event, which honored Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maatha, will be broadcast in the States on E! on Dec. 23.

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