Star Tracks - Thursday, March 1, 2007
For the first time since checking back into rehab a week ago, an upbeat-looking Britney Spears steps out of Promises for an outing in Santa Monica Wednesday night.
Wrapping up his tour with a final show at New York's Madison Square Garden, John Mayer gets down to the business of celebrating with his No. 1 fan – Jessica Simpson – at the Level Vodka afterparty at Stereo on Wednesday. The affectionate duo spent the night kissing and dancing in the VIP area, says a clubgoer.
Denise Richards has her hands full with two tiny dancers – daughters Sam (who turns 3 on Mar. 9) and Lola, 21 months – during a mother-daughter trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo on Tuesday.
Between Grey's Anatomy and his newborn twins, he may only have time to look at the pictures! But Patrick Dempsey still indulges in his passion for racing, picking up a stack of automotive magazines at a newsstand in Brentwood on Thursday.
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PICTURE OF INNOCENCE
Here comes Miss Red, White and Blue! Facing jail time following her recent traffic violation, Paris Hilton dresses for the role of patriotic debutante as she heads to an L.A. lawyer's office on Wednesday.
Heather Mills leaves a London courthouse Thursday following a hearing on her divorce case from Paul McCartney. Though she kept her lips sealed about her bitter split, Mills recently opened about her upcoming stint as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, telling TV's Extra, "I'm quite happy to be thrown around, and hopefully my leg will stay on."
PUNCH IT UP
Tobey Maguire takes a playful jab at costar James Franco while promoting their film Spider-Man 3 in Tokyo on Thursday. Maguire joked to the press that his main concern when it came to prepping for his third outing as the comic-book web crawler was "just (making) sure I was looking really sexy."
Nicole Richie makes it a double shot of caffeine – one for her, the other for boyfriend Joel Madden (not pictured) – during a coffee run in Hollywood on Wednesday.
Kate Bosworth stays zipped up while shooting the new movie 21 at Boston's landmark nightclub Avalon on Wednesday. In the film, Bosworth plays one of several MIT student card sharks that takes Vegas casinos for millions.
UP AND AT 'EM
Despite a recent health scare, Beyoncé is in good spirits during a stop by MTV's TRL on Wednesday to premiere her new video for "Beautiful Liar," costarring Colombian hip shaker Shakira. Exposed to hepatitis at a Sports Illustrated party, the pop star's rep tells PEOPLE she is doing fine: "Beyoncé is not at risk, as she did not eat during the time she was in attendance."
Models Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart, Alessandra Ambrosio and Karolina Kurkova show off quite a support system at the launch of the new Victoria's Secret Embrace bras in New York on Wednesday. At the event, Ebanks addressed rumors about her relationship with actor Nick Cannon: "I'm not married," the model told People. "But I am very happy. He's made the me happiest I've ever been."
IT'S LONDON CALLING
With her cell and PDA handy, Hilary Duff prepares to connect with her fans after landing at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. The singer is making the rounds in the U.K. to promote her new CD Dignity, which hits stores April 3.
After a glammed-up appearance at the Academy Awards, Reese Witherspoon shows she can do casual chic too as she arrives at her New York hotel on Wednesday.
Following some awards-show fun with Penélope Cruz in Los Angeles, Orlando Bloom returns to his native London on Wednesday.
CBS news anchor Harry Smith has a hunch about how to keep Jake Gyllenhaal in stitches during the actor's visit to the Early Show in New York on Wednesday. Gyllenhaal, who taped a segment to air Friday, stopped by to talk about his new thriller, Zodiac.