Star Tracks - July 15, 2004
HEART & SOUL
LeAnn Rimes sings her heart out Tuesday during a stop on her greatest-hits tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. But all that was just a warm-up: The next day the Grammy-winning crooner appeared on CBS's broadcast of The CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party.
Host Jamie Foxx serves Serena Williams a whole lot of love on Wednesday with his musical tribute to the racquet champ, "Can I Be Your Tennis Ball," as he opened the 12th annual ESPY Awards in L.A. Williams – who lost the Wimbledon crown to Maria Sharapova – took the award for best female tennis player during the ceremony, airing Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
COUPLE OF THE NIGHT
If there were awards for just plain looking good, Anchorman's Christina Applegate and husband Johnathon Schaech would have cleaned up at the ESPYs. But alas, it's about the sport: Top honors for amateur and pro athletes went to Lance Armstrong (best male athlete) and basketball rookie Diana Taurasi (best female athlete).
Leave it to Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson to make a little conversation look so intense. The two caught up at Wednesday's ESPY Awards, just another stop on the circuit for Catwoman's Stone. She chatted it up Tuesday on the Tonight Show, and recently dropped her three-year lawsuit against the Basic Instinct 2 producers, hinting that the film may finally get a greenlight.
Hmm? What does she know that we don't? A trés jolie Beyoncé grins demurely Tuesday while walking on the Paris set of The Pink Panther. The singer-actress will be bouncing between the City of Light and New York City this summer as she records a new album with Destiny's Child between filming.
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova whoop it up at the 2004 Mercedes-Benz Cup in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The tennis diva was content to play spectator at the high-profile net competition, which continues until July 18.
Janet Jackson and beau Jermaine Dupri play shy behind their shades after a lunch date at hip West Hollywood eatery The Ivy on Monday. Rumors have been circulating that Jackson might hit Broadway next in the Bollywood-style musical Bombay Dreams.
Halle Berry, battling a cold, takes a swig of some of Jay Leno's bad medicine – a Jack Daniels bottle labeled on one side as NyQuil – and declares: "I could never be an alcoholic." Whew! The Tonight Show host gave the actress a shot at the hard stuff while she was there to promote Catwoman, opening July 23.