Star Tracks - Friday, February 2, 2007
FROM HEART TO HEART
Ready for runway McPheever? Katharine McPhee (in Daniel Swarovski) gets ready for her catwalk at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show in New York on Friday. The Idol runner-up joined other celebs (all dressed in red designer gowns) to raise awareness for women's heart disease.
IT'S HER BIRTHDAY!
With BFF Heidi Montag by her side, The Hills star Lauren Conrad celebrates her 21st birthday at a bash thrown in her honor by Avon's mark. at Hollywood club Area on Thursday. Conrad was just tapped as the beauty brand's first-ever spokesperson.
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey create their own group huddle at a pre-Super Bowl party in Miami Beach Thursday night. Fergie, who is set to perform on Super Sunday, told PEOPLE, "Everyone is in a festive mood down here."
You can add producer to her list of achievements! Charlize Theron gives an open-armed welcome to friends at the New York premiere of East of Havana, her documentary about the Cuban hip-hop movement, on Thursday.
A thoughtful Katie Holmes reflects on married life, being a new mom and her acting future in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar. The actress, who sat for a series of portraits styled by fashionable friend Victoria Beckham, says of being Mrs. Cruise, "Tom makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world and has since the day I met him."
DOWN TO EARTH
Also making the pre-Super Bowl scene, rapper Kanye West, who gets down on bended knees during his performance at the Pepsi Smash concert in Dolphin Stadium Thursday night. When asked by PEOPLE his Grammy pick for best new artist at next week's show, West revealed: "I like Chris Brown but James Blunt should win."
Adam Brody gets a group hug from his fan base in between filming scenes for the series finale of The O.C. in Pasadena on Wednesday.
THE LUNCH BUNCH
Jason Bateman and the two Amanda's in his life – wife Amanda Anka (right) and friend Amanda Peet (left) – make it a casual lunch date in Beverly Hills on Thursday. The two actor pals also share an onscreen connection: They star in the upcoming romantic comedy The Ex, out March 9.
Prince gives a sign of what to expect from his Super Bowl halftime show during a Thursday press conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center. After performing a three-song set – that included a cover of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and his own "Anotherloverholenyohead" – the Purple One (in orange) told the crowd, "See you at the Super Bowl – peace."
Grey's Anatomy actress Katherine Heigl, who has been outspoken about costar Isaiah Washington's Golden Globes outburst, keeps her cool at a Los Angeles convenience store on Wednesday.
Christina Aguilera makes a coordinated departure – in brightly matching lipstick, handbag and peep-toe pumps – from Santa Monica restaurant Giorgio Baldi on Thursday. The singer later made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her Grammy-nominated album Back to Basics.
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and Chinese actress Gong Li find common ground at the New York afterparty for her horror film Hannibal Rising on Wednesday. The film (out Feb. 9) is a prequel chronicling the infamous serial killer's formative years.
Matt Damon bids his German fans a warm Guten Tag while taking a break on the Berlin set of his action-thriller The Bourne Ultimatum on Thursday. This is the new dad's third outing as the amnesiac, former government assassin.
A suited-up Bruce Willis looks like a satisfied customer as he leaves West Hollywood's Koi eatery on Wednesday. Perhaps it was a celebratory meal? Willis amicably settled a lawsuit against a childhood friend recently.
MOMMY & ME
Teri Hatcher and daughter Emerson indulge in some mother-daughter shopping during an outing in Los Angeles on Wednesday.