Star Tracks - June 30, 2004
AT EASE, BOYS
British actress Keira Knightley finds herself in the company of a few good men Monday after taping MTV's TRL in New York City, where the Navy cadets enlisted the King Arthur star in a friendly photo-op.
OutKast's Andre 3000 gets things moving at the BET Awards at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Tuesday with a rousing performance of the duo's song "Roses." OutKast was voted best group and scored an award for their "Hey Ya!" video.
ROCK THIS WAY
He should've won the award for oddest collaborations: After his stint with Phish last weekend, Jay-Z shares the stage Tuesday with another unlikely musician, Kid Rock (backed up by guitarist Dave Navarro and others), for "99 Problems" at the BET Awards. But it was Jay's night anyway as he nabbed honors for best male hip-hop artist and best collaboration for "Crazy in Love," his duet with girlfriend Beyonce, who was named best female RampB artist.
Brandy (back on the charts with her new album, Afrodisiac) shows some love for Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels on Monday at the Kodak Theatre during a press event for the BET Awards. The ceremony aired live on the cable network Tuesday.
David Duchovny takes the plunge into New York's Hudson River on Sunday – and it's no act. The real-deal athlete was one of 1,800 competitors in the 4th Annual Ford New York City Triathlon, which entailed a 1,500-meter swim, 40-km bike ride and 10-km run.
Forget a limo – a news van is the cool mode of transportation for Christina Applegate and Will Ferrell at the Hollywood premiere of their comedy Anchorman on Monday. The movie, in which Ferrell plays a smarmy '70s TV newsman, hits theaters July 9.
ROCKIN' THE MIC
Ashlee Simpson revs up the crowd and revels in her new stardom Saturday during a Bonner Springs, Kan., concert, where the next-generation MTV reality star performed songs from her debut album, Autobiography (due out July 20).
Italy is the hot vacation spot for celebrities this summer – and Christian Slater and wife Ryan Haddon are following the trend. The bussing couple basked in the sun Sunday as they cruised on a chartered boat around Italy's coast, near Sardinia.