Star Tracks for Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
Clay Aiken signs his name with a smile Thursday as he promotes his memoir, Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, on CBS's The Early Show. Next up: The American Idol alum will hit the road Nov. 26 in Costa Mesa, Calif., to promote his new album, Merry Christmas with Love.
ARM IN ARM
A dapper Usher, with supermodel girlfriend Naomi Campbell, hits the red carpet at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome on Thursday. The Confessions singer scored two awards, including best male artist and best album.
CAT IN THE HAT
OutKast's Andre 3000 strikes a dramatic pose onstage at the MTV Europe Awards, where the duo picked up three awards, including best group, best video and best song for "Hey Ya!." He accepted the awards on behalf of his partner-in-rhyme, Big Boi, who didn't attend the event.
RAISE YOUR HANDS
Eminem gets the audience on its feet during his show-opening performance at the MTV Europe Awards, which included a medley of his songs "Toy Soldiers" and "Just Lose It." The performance of his anti-Bush hit single "Mosh" came complete with a military tank in the background and kids dressed in fatigues.
A bit of rain can't keep former President Bill Clinton, wife Sen. Hillary Clinton, daughter Chelsea and President George W. Bush from enjoying the festivities at the opening of Clinton's new presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., on Thursday. U2's Bono and the Edge provided the entertainment for the event, attended by more than 30,000 people.
Sarah Jessica Parker is the belle of the ball Wednesday, wearing a Narciso Rodriguez gown at a gala benefiting New York City's Museum of Natural History. Other celeb Manhattanites also on hand: Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, and newlywed Billy Joel with wife Kate Lee.
She's lovin' it: Britney Spears picks up a to-go order Wednesday at the drive-through window of McDonald's, where she stopped with husband Kevin Federline (not pictured).
Brad Pitt jets back home to L.A. on Wednesday after a trip to London. The activist actor, who also spent time in Africa to learn about the AIDS crisis there, will get back to the big screen in Ocean's Twelve, opening Dec. 10.
Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale make a bellisimo couple as they take an after-dinner stroll Wednesday through Rome, a day before they attended the MTV Europe Awards there. Stefani's debut solo album, Love, Angel, Music, Baby, hits stores Stateside on Nov. 23.
Have java will travel: A cheerful Mary-Kate Olsen heads to class at New York University on Wednesday. The freshman is in the homestretch of her first semester – classes end next month, then it's exam time.
IN THE SHADES
Jake Gyllenhaal caps things off as he leaves a Hollywood cafe Wednesday. The actor was reportedly biding his time as he waited to pick up his pooch at a nearby grooming salon.
Christy Turlington proudly shuttles her sleeping 1-year-old daughter, Grace, through New York City's Tribeca neighborhood on Thursday (with an unidentified companion). Turlington's writer-director-actor husband, Ed Burns, wasn't along for the stroll.