Star Tracks - Friday, February 23, 2007
ampiexcl;Que bonita! A glam Jennifer Lopez strikes a pose Thursday at Miami's Premio Lo Nuestro awards, where the singer pulled double duty: presenting a trophy for video of the year and playing supportive wife to Marc Anthony, who received the award for male artist of the year in the tropical music category. Lopez will soon be making another high-profile appearance when she guest stars on American Idol.
WET AND WILD
Halle Berry gets into the Oscars spirit, donning an elegant Elie Saab gown the color of her own trophy (for 2001's Monster's Ball) at Ebony magazine's pre-awards celebration in Hollywood on Thursday. Berry is rooting for Best Actor nominee Forest Whitaker – and had some wise words for him if he wins: "Keep (the speech) short and sweet," she told PEOPLE. "I obviously didn't do that, so I'm not the best person to give advice. I was a wreck."
QUEEN & KING
Talk about a winning pair! RampB diva Mary J. Blige, who has been having her own trophy-laden year, shares some face time with Oscar nominee Forest Whitaker at the Los Angeles Confidential magazine party thrown in his honor on Thursday.
It's a Jackson family affair: Janet Jackson gets a hold of her date, eldest brother Jackie, outside the Ebony pre-Oscar bash. A third Jackson – brother Jermaine – also attended the star-studded event.
Hugh Dancy gets support from his Evening costar – and rumored girlfriend – Claire Danes at the opening night party for Broadway's Journey's End on Thursday. The British actor stars in the adaptation of the 1928 drama set in the French trenches during the World War I.
I AM MAN
Jack Black puffs out his chest in mock proud papa mode as he arrives in Los Angeles with wife Tanya Haden and 8-month-old son Samuel on Thursday. The actor was returning from Vancouver, where he wrapped up a Pacific Northwest tour with Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass.
Despite the news that her quarterback beau Tom Brady is expecting a child with former flame Bridget Moynahan, supermodel Gisele Bundchen gets back to business on the runway at the Dolce amp Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week on Thursday.
Talk about Gisele's return to the catwalk in our Off the Rack blog.
STAND AND DELIVER
Clay Aiken takes on his "biggest fan," Claymate Diane "Cookie" Knappenberger (not pictured), during a trivia game on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet in New York on Thursday. "Cookie" scored a tropical vacation for answering questions correctly about the Idol runner-up.
A NIGHT CAP
After going off on her Web site about the alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet she debuted during New York Fashion Week, Michelle Rodriguez walks it off with her pooches in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Hurley, who is set to marry longtime boyfriend Arun Nayar on March 3, looks busy walking and talking (about last-minute wedding preparations?) during a London outing on Thursday.
LUCK OF THE IRISH
Talk about hitting the Irish cream of the crop! Surrounded by a bevy of native beauties, Bono makes like 007 at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. The U2 frontman hosted a fete honoring fellow Irish pal Ed Burns, who is screening his film The Groomsmen at the fest.
STRAIGHT AND NARROW
Though she recently 'fessed up to being no saint, the new and improved Anne Hathaway is nothing if not hard at work on the set of her drama Passengers in Vancouver on Wednesday.