Star Tracks - Monday, January 8, 2007
'RISING' TO THE OCCASION
Jessica Biel has plenty to smile about: The Illusionist actress (in Oscar de la Renta) got '07 off to good start by collecting the Rising Star Award on Saturday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival – just a week after celebrating a hot New Year's holiday with Derek Jeter in Puerto Rico (inset).
DETROIT'S NEWEST MODEL
Nick Lachey works the runway in Dolce amp Gabbana at the GM Style event in Detroit on Saturday. And his biggest fan – girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo – watched him strut his stuff from the front row.
Britney Spears takes a break from the club scene for the beach scene, wearing a bikini under her dress at Shutters on the Beach hotel Saturday in Santa Monica. Spears has been partying and working on a new album, but promises to "(come) back this year bigger and better than ever."
Leonardo DiCaprio cuts a dashing figure at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in New York City on Sunday. The actor played cheerleader for Martin Scorsese, who won best director for The Departed. But DiCaprio has plenty of time to collect trophies of his own: The actor is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild awards and two Golden Globes.
'DREAM' COME TRUE
Also making the scene at the Film Critics Circle Awards, Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson, who walked away with the prize for best supporting actress. "Who cares what Simon Cowell has to say?" the American Idol castoff joked as she accepted her trophy.
Maybe they should have given each other a call! Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet are mirror images in royal blue at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday. And they had every reason to smile: Blanchett accepted the Career Achievement Award while Winslet was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement for Acting for her work in Little Children.
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HIT THE DECKS
Prince, meet the Fresh Prince: Will Smith gets back to his hip-hop roots on the turntables at a charity lunch for the Prince's Trust in London on Monday. The actor was in town for the premiere of The Pursuit of Happyness, which has earned him best-actor Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.
Anna Nicole Smith shares a close encounter with Hulk Hogan at the WBC Heavyweight Championship fight Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel amp Casino in Hollywood, Fla. And Smith is facing a challenge of her own: She has been ordered to submit her daughter, Dannielynn Hope, to a DNA test by Jan. 23 after facing a lawsuit by former boyfriend Larry Birkhead.
Orlando Bloom steadies himself as he hangs ten in Hawaii on Sunday. The actor will continue to make waves this spring in his third outing as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.
TAKING THE PLUNGE
Meanwhile, Bloom's Pirates costar Keira Knightley splashes around in Hawaii with real-life love Rupert Friend. The couple has been trotting the globe together: Less than a week ago, they were chilling out on the streets of London.
ON THE MEND
Talk about a speedy recovery! Just a day after having an appendectomy, Lindsay Lohan steps out at a Hollywood club on Friday night. The actress went in for surgery after reportedly feeling ill and getting diagnosed on Wednesday.
While husband David is kicking around in Madrid, Victoria Beckham keeps company with some flashy accessories back home in London on Thursday.
A tan Kate Moss take a tropical walk in Phuket, Thailand, on Thursday, where she had been rumored to wed her rocker beau Pete Doherty. But it turns out the couple are just vacationing with Moss's daughter Lila.
PHONING IT IN
It's not hot to get fired from your namesake nightclub, but Paris Hilton manages to go about her business in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Sienna Miller clocks in more time at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday, where the actress was reportedly heading for Los Angeles. Miller, who recently celebrated her 25th birthday, just returned from a vacation in Kenya.
HE'LL BE BACK
Proving you can't keep a good Governator down – even after a skiing mishap – California's top dog Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the podium in Sacramento on Friday to be sworn in for his second term of office.