Star Tracks, Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Gwyneth Paltrow cuddles 1-month-old daughter Apple on Tuesday during a walk in downtown New York City. The new mom will head back to the big screen in the sci-fi movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which costars Jude Law and Angelina Jolie and hits theaters Sept. 17.
Britney Spears won't be doing her fancy dance moves anytime soon – not with those crutches to lean on as she leaves her New York City apartment Wednesday. The singer, who injured herself while shooting a video last week, canceled her Onyx Hotel summer tour dates after undergoing arthroscopic surgery.
Jack Nicholson looks more like a big kid than an Oscar-winning movie star while posing with an autographed surfboard at Sunday's Target A Time for Heroes celebrity carnival and picnic, which raised more than $1.5 million for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch helps kick off the first Operation Purple summer camp for children of deployed U.S. military personnel Tuesday in Wernersville, Pa. "I’ve often missed serving, and this is a way to still be involved," Lynch – who led a group of kids in a climbing wall expedition, despite her injured foot – told a group of about 150 campers. Her charitable foundation will donate $10,000 to help send 1,000 kids to camp this summer.
Is that Julia Roberts and Matt Damon hiding behind those sunglasses? Actually, the actors are in character on the Rome set of Ocean's Twelve. And if it looks like mom-to-be Roberts's belly has blossomed dramatically, it has – sort of. She needed extra padding to make her appear seven months pregnant, like her character.
Monday's Hollywood premiere of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is definitely a laughing matter for Christine Taylor (center), who's sandwiched between her costars Vince Vaughn and husband Ben Stiller. The comedy opens June 18.
DRIVING IT HOME
The Sopranos' Jamie-Lynn DiScala takes her best swing at a charity event in Alpine, N.J., on Monday. The actress, on hiatus from her hit HBO show, will star in the upcoming romantic comedy Extreme Dating.
Rocco Ritchie, 3 (he turns 4 in August), is head and shoulders above dad Guy during a father-and-son outing in New York City's Central Park on Tuesday. The boys were on their own – mom Madonna was paying a visit to another star kid that day, Gwyneth Paltrow's Apple.
PLAYA to PLAYER
Jay-Z gives John McEnroe a hand at a New York City party Tuesday celebrating the launch of the tennis champ's new CNBC chat show, McEnroe, which debuts on the cable network July 7. The legendarily opinionated net star will weigh in on subjects ranging from sports to news on the hour-long program.