Caught in the Act!

See where the stars (Nicole! Fergie! Leo!) have been seen and heard.
Nicole Richie, continuing her 25th birthday celebration with a bash at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. She arrived with beau Brody Jenner and partied with 50 of her closest pals, including Mischa Barton and Selma Blair. When the birthday girl finally left with her posse at 10:30 p.m., dad Lionel Richie's "Running with the Night" was blasting.

Leonardo DiCaprio, joining a high-wattage crowd at a fashion show, dinner and party at London's Earls Court hosted by designer Giorgio Armani to raise money for RED, the charity founded by Bono to help fight AIDS and HIV in Africa. 50 Cent (in Armani) reveled for a good cause (and feasted on antipasto and risotto Milanese) alongside Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Ashley Judd. What was Bono's goal for the night? "Have some fun, try not to fall over."

• A somber-looking Donald Faison, telling a friend while partying at the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian in Las Vegas that he and CaCee Cobb have broken up.

• American Idol star Justin Guarini, performing at a premiere party for the launch of the syndicated series American Idol: Rewind at L.A.'s Spider Club. Former AI contestants Kimberly Caldwell, Mikalah Gordon, Vonzell Soloman, Anthony Federov, AJ Gil, RJ Helton, Jim Varraros and LaToya London cheered him on.

Thomas Jane, chomping on a cigar at a bash at The Lot club in West Hollywood to celebrate South Park's 10th season. So, where was his wife of three months, Patricia Arquette? "She's working – she's out bringing in the money and I'm going partying."

Fergie, seeming a bit dazed and confused at an album-release party at New York City club Tenjune. At the fete, fellow Black Eyed Pea presented the singer with a diamond necklace and tiara. "You can't be a duchess without a proper crown," he told her, making reference to her chart-topping solo album's title, The Dutchess.

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Star Tracks

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie check out British graffiti artist Bansky's Los Angeles gallery show Barely Legal on Thursday. And just who is Bansky? He's the renegade street artist who famously altered 500 Paris Hilton albums in the U.K. to read "Every CD you buy puts me even further out of your league."

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Texting From The Tents: More Fashion Week Stars!

New York Fashion week is more than half way over, but the big celebs have made their presence felt. Here is an inside glimpse into what it's like to be at the fashion shows, thanks to our intrepid editors and reporters. Check back throughout the day for updates!

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Tuesday, 10:09 PM: The show finally kicked off at 9:55, only 55 minutes late. Nicky and Paris walked together to "Surfin' in the USA" (left). Nicky looks so matronly compared to her sister. Paris strolled the runway again by herself to cheers. Her poofy hair took up most of the catwalk. And oh there's Mya modeling.

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Hottest Front Row: Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs' show is one of the most highly anticipated of New York Fashion Week, not just for the innovative clothing and to-die-for purses, but for the high wattage of his star-studded front row. And last night, he did not disappoint. From the indie-cool Zooey Deschanel and pregnant Sofia Coppola to starlets Kate Bosworth and Mischa Barton (left) to friends-of-Marc Dita Von Teese and Winona Ryder, the paparazzi were going crazy. But everyone's eyes were glued on one section of the front row where normally camera-shy Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher (top right) took in the show with Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey and her special guest Victoria Beckham (bottom right), sporting her new short hair and an intense black leather corset belt. And even more stars, like Ashley Olsen, showed up for his ultra-exclusive afterparty. Wonder who will make it to his Marc by Marc Jacobs show later today? Check back for more coverage of Fashion Week updated throughout the day.

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Rachel Bilson Puckers Up

Playing sassy Summer Roberts on the Fox network's cult hit The O.C., Rachel Bilson warmed her way into the hearts of adolescents everywhere. This month, she makes her movie debut in The Last Kiss, a romantic comedy co-written by Crash co-writer and director Paul Haggis, directed by Tony Goldwyn (A Walk on the Moon), and co-starring Zach Braff (Garden State). Take an exclusive peek as goes poolside and bedside with Bilson at the starlet's Vanity Fair shoot with photographer Mark Seliger in Los Angeles on June 12, 2006.

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Style Watch

Best Dressed Couples
From casual outings to nights on the red carpet, see which two-somes always get it right

They may keep their relationship low-key, but their style is maximum impact, from her dazzling designer gowns to his impossibly large diamonds.

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Caught in the Act!

Paris Hilton & Travis Barker kiss! Plus: Carmen Electra, Jessica Simpson and more star sightings

Paris Hilton and Travis Barker, making out in full view of clubgoers at New York City hot spot Butter at a party hosted by Kanye West. The duo snuggled and whispered in a corner banquette in the back of the club and the rocker – who is divorcing Shanna Moakler – had his arm around her. When West's song "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" began playing, Hilton stood up and started dancing near Barker. So, what's brewing between the two? "They like each other. Paris really likes him. Beyond that I cannot comment," says Hilton's rep. "Paris is single right now. You may in the future see her in the company of other men."

Also making the scene: Usher, Lil' Kim, Nick Cannon, Serena Williams and Nicky Hilton.

Jessica Simpson, chilling with Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Scott Sartiano at New York City club Pink Elephant. Another night at the venue, Carmen Electra danced the night away to Madonna's "Hung Up" and Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" at a Fashion Week bash for design line Imitation of Christ. After hanging out with some male admirers and actress Leelee Sobieski for a while, Electra took off to Bungalow 8. Click in above... or visit our home-page for more celebrity gossip

First Peek: Tom, Katie, and Baby Suri

Vanity Fair Exclusive: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Talk About Baby Suri; 22-Page Family Portfolio by Annie Leibovitz

NEW YORK, N.Y.—In a private conversation with Vanity Fair features editor Jane Sarkin, Katie Holmes tells her that "it's been heartbreaking" to see what's being said in the press about her family and her baby. "Some of the crap that's out there—the stuff that's said about my parents and my siblings [tabloid accounts implied that Katie's family did not hit it off with Tom]—it's really frustrating the amount of shit that's out there. And the stuff they say about Suri?! You shouldn't say that about us, and you can't say that about my child."

Holmes explains that the gossip "eats away at me because it's just not O.K.," but that she keeps up on it because "this is my future. This is my family, and I care so much about them. To see how someone as caring and good as Tom is—to see how things can just get so twisted and turned around. I mean, where does it come from?"

Sarkin spent five days with the Cruise-Holmes extended family at Cruise's Telluride, Colorado, compound, sharing meals, taking hikes, and hanging out. Bella and Connor, whom Cruise and Nicole Kidman adopted during their marriage, were there, as well as Holmes's mother and father, Cruise's mother and sister, and other family members.

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Texting From The Tents: More Fashion Week Stars!

New York Fashion week is on Day 4 already. The weekend was filled with parties, shows and of course, celebrity sightings! Check out Kate Bosworth(left) and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, waiting for the Jill Stuart show to start. Here is an inside glimpse into what it's like to be at the fashion shows, thanks to our intrepid editors and reporters. Check back throughout the day for updates!

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Fashion Rocks 2006

A buff Beyoncé does her best Josephine Baker during a performance with Jay-Z.

Musicians and style setters kicked off New York Fashion Week with a hot concert for a good cause

THE EVENT The third annual Fashion Rocks concert, curated by Elton John and held at Radio City Music Hall. Proceeds from the concert will benefit John's AIDS foundation.

THE PERFORMERS Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and many others.

THE HIGHLIGHTS Elton John performed duets with several members of his handpicked musical lineup. Christina Aguilera was stunning in a beaded flapper dress as she sang to his accompaniment. The Pussycat Dolls took turns dancing seductively against John's back as they shared his piano bench. But the hottest duet of the night was Beyoncé—decked out in a belly-baring outfit—sharing the stage with Jay-Z.

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Endowments of an Heiress

Last March, 26-year-old heiress and socialite Casey Johnson found out from the New York Post’s “Page Six” that the man she thought was her boyfriend, John Dee, had had a relationship with an older woman: her 56-year-old aunt, Libet Johnson. The ensuing feud, waged in the pages of the Post, tore a rift within the Johnson & Johnson family. To accompany the article by Suzanna Andrews in the September issue of Vanity Fair, Casey, a close friend of Paris and Nicky Hilton’s, poses for Jonathan Becker and gives Dee a provocative glimpse of what he’s missing. —JULIAN SANCTON

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Star Tracks

Lindsay Lohan is one happy shopper as she goes on a caffeinated spree Monday on London's tony Kensington Church Street, where the actress reportedly dropped £5,000 at Arrogant Cat boutique. She then stopped by celebrity-fave Topshop, emerging three hours later wearing some of her new purchases – a cropped red leather jacket and knee-high boots.

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Texting From The Tents: Fashion Week Stars!

Carmen Electra

New York Fashion week has begun with a bang today- models are walking, editors are watching, and the real show is what celeb is in the front row! Here is an inside glimpse into what it's like to be at the fashion shows, thanks to our intrepid editors and reporters. Check back throughout the day for updates!

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1:31 PM: It's a good day to be Ivana Trump: as there are no other celebrities here, the paparazzi have swarmed around her-I can't even see in front of me because there are so many cameramen blocking my view.... Oh wait, I see another celeb. Heiress Casey Johnson stands up to pose for a few photographs. And just past Ivana, I see Ileana Douglas.

1:25 PM: At the Marc Bouwer Show. Just sat in my front-row seat. There was a bit of a wait just to get inside - they appear to be way off schedule. On my seat is a goody bag, but I don't think I have to report these items to the IRS: a travel-size Aveda cleanser, a small tin of sugar-free Altoids, Creative nail polish in the shade Red Baroness and a CD of an episode of the newsmagazine show, In the Life which, the sleeve informs me, airs on Public Television.

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Star Tracks


Lindsay Lohan and beau Harry Morton – fresh off their Hawaiian getaway – leave their Cipriani Hotel on Tuesday to attend the Venice Film Festival, where the actress's movie Bobby is screening.

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MTV Video Music Awards After-Parties

Beyoncé arrives at the 40/40 Club to celebrate her birthday and the release of B'Day.

Manhattan was scene central last night as an army of Moonman-toting musicians and their friends descended on seemingly every hot venue in town. Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. took over Buddkan, where Sean Combs and Paris Hilton kicked back; Virgin Mobile and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo (who had reason to get a little crazy after Gnarls's double win) hosted the action at Gotham Hall, where guests were treated to performances by the Rapture and Arckid (Liv Tyler's husband's band); and 50 Cent and LL Cool J rocked out at the Tao bash sponsored by Blender magazine and Glacéau Vitamin Water. And that's not to mention the festivities at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club, where Beyoncé, toasting her 25th birthday and the release of her new album, B'Day, had one more reason to smile: her win earlier in the evening for Best R&B video.

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VMAs Fashion Hit or Miss?


The star went retro in this gold lame Biba minidress and head wrap paired with over-the-knee Versace boots and vintage Fred Leighton diamonds.

Check out the red carpet triumphs and trip-ups of your favorite stars at the VMAs – then rate the looks yourself! By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg.

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The Biel Curve

Jessica Biel
At 24, Jessica Biel is taking steps out of the perspiration-drenched worlds of action and horror movies and into the powdered milieu of A-list fare, first with a role in last year's Elizabethtown and now in this summer's The Illusionist. Biel emerged onto the small screen at age 14 as a farm-fresh preacher's daughter on the WB's 7th Heaven. Then she made one of those Freddie Prinze Jr. pictures (Summer Catch), acted in a 'shroom-alicious Roger Avary film (The Rules of Attraction), and hit her stride in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Next, newly equipped with a six-pack, she was the action chick in Blade: Trinity and Stealth. But now … ahhh … the characters she plays have last names, and she finds herself among Oscar winners and nominees. It's fair to say that Jessica Biel est arrivée. —JIM WINDOLF

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Footwear Fête

Mischa Barton, host Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie

THE EVENT A dinner party in Los Angeles for shoe designer Brian Atwood, hosted by stylist Rachel Zoe, a long-time friend.

THE GUESTS Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, Eva Mendes, Heather Graham, Lindsay Lohan, Scott Speedman and Cisco Adler.

THE SCOOP The candles were apparently placed a little too close to the flowers, as one arrangement caught on fire—not once but twice! Champagne was sipped by all throughout the evening, and lovebirds Barton and Adler cuddled during dinner. Lohan's beau, Harry Morton, arrived mid-meal and added another seat to the table after Adler welcomed him: "The table's long, and the night is young!"

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What's Sexy Now

Angelina Jolie

The results are in! Last year thousands of you voted to tell us who in Hollywood floats your boat. Check out who won in our ninth annual sexy survey.

The champ in '05, she comes out on top again this go-around (why are we not surprised?). And get ready—as you click through our photo gallery, you'll see see Angie has cut a sultry swath across this country.

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Caught in the Act!

Nicole Richie and Drew Barrymore

See where the stars (Nicole! Drew! George!) have been seen and heard.

• Nicole Richie and a female pal, buying groceries at a Ralphs store in Malibu. The pair then took a stroll to the beach, where they made a dash for the surf. "They were really enjoying themselves," says an onlooker. "They ran through the water, having fun."

• Drew Barrymore, dining with two friends at West Hollywood eatery Il Sole on Thursday. On the table: risotto with porcini mushrooms, onions and carrots. "They had an excellent evening," says an observer. "They chuckled all night."

• Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight, renewing their vows at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. An Elvis impersonator officiated at the faux ceremony, which took place only 81 days after the couple tied the knot in her hometown, Joliet, Ill. Among their Elvis-themed vows: "I promise to love you tender, baby, and never leave you with a suspicious mind." Later, they celebrated Curry's 24th birthday with a bash at the club.

• Natalie Portman, attending a private dinner hosted by violinist Joshua Bell at New York City's SushiSamba Park. The actress was accompanied by her parents and feasted on a special vegetarian menu prepared especially for her, which included portabello mushroom-and-tofu "seviche" along with shaved asparagus and mango salad.

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Hilary Swank Makes Waves

Hilary Swank

With three new movies in the can—September’s The Black Dahlia, followed by The Reaping and Freedom Writers—Hilary Swank headed off to India, with her belongings in storage, her career on pause, and her eight-year marriage to Chad Lowe a thing of the past. Before leaving, the two-time Oscar winner found herself alternately brimming with joy and fighting back tears as she faced the remake of her life. In Malibu, Vanity Fair’s cover girl lets go for photographer Patrick Demarchelier, and has the exclusive outtakes. —JESSICA FLINT (Vanity (Vanity Click in above... or visit our home-page for more celebrity gossip

Biggest Smiles of the Week


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Caught in the Act!

Jennifer Aniston, having a girls' night at famed Beverly Hills eatery Spago, where her group shared several of chef Wolfgang Puck’s signature dishes. "They were having a marvelous time," says a source. "Jennifer was laughing all night."

Jessica Simpson, chilling out at a corner table with friends – and soon joined by sister Ashlee – at the Tropicana Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. On another night, Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson held court at the hot spot with a bunch of pals while Leonardo DiCaprio partied with Kevin Connelly and Nicky Hilton.

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie, dining at the five-star restaurant at Rome's Hotel de Russie while a wedding party had their reception nearby. "When they walked in, everyone went quiet for a few seconds," a source tells us. After the celeb duo finished their meal, “the groom asked them if they would toast with them. They got up and went over to the newlyweds' table and toasted to the bride and groom."

Tara Reid, hitting the party circuit over several days in Miami. First She hung out at an afterparty at club Mansion for swimwear designer Rosa Chá's new line. Two days later she went to Snatch and spent the wee hours at BED. The following night, it was off to a bash for designer Shay Todd and then a soiree at Rok Bar. Then the next evening she hung out with Russell Simmons at The Forge restaurant. On her final night in town, she swigged Cristal with friends at the Skybar.

Will Ferrell, making his grand entrance in a racecar at the Hollywood premiere of Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby. Does the funnyman feel the need for speed in real life? "It depends. Freeway driving, I like to go 120 mph. City driving, not much slower – about 116 mph," he joked to us. "I got my license taken away about four times – that's okay."

Lauryn Hill, giving a surprise performance at the fourth annual Rock the Bells Hip-Hop Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. She sang hit songs including "That Thing" and "Fugee-La." Meanwhile, the Black-Eyed Peas' watched pals Mos Def and Talib Kweli's sets from backstage.

Rachel Bilson and Zach Braff making the scene at a listening party for the upcoming soundtrack to their film The Last Kiss at West Hollywood club Privilege. Braff, who is rumored to have split with girlfriend Mandy Moore, attended solo. But Bilson was there with boyfriend Adam Brody, who told us that the actress is "super-excited" about starring in her first movie.

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Best & Worst Summer Trends

Halle Berry and Jessica Simpson

It isn't just for doilies: This season celebs including Halle Berry and Jessica Simpson are stepping out in ultra-feminine lace frocks. "It's a fresh take on a traditional fabric," says PEOPLE associate style editor Clarissa Cruz.

Beach Blanket Bullock [click in]

Sandra Bullock

At 42, Sandra Bullock is full of surprises. The star with the girl-next-door glow is newly and blissfully wed to tattooed, twice-divorced motorcycle-maker Jesse James. And after scoring a $17.5 million paycheck for Miss Congeniality 2, she’s on a roll with serious dramas such as best-picture winner Crash, this month’s The Lake House (opposite her Speed co-star, Keanu Reeves), and the “other” Capote biopic, Infamous. Herewith: Bullock strikes a pose on the beach for Vanity Fair’s July issue—and has the exclusive outtakes. —JESSICA FLINT (Vanity Fair) Click in above... OR VISIT OUR HOME-PAGE FOR MORE CELEBRITY GOSSIP [here]

Caught in the Act! [click in]

Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton

• Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, saying hi briefly with a hug at New York City hot spot Butter. Later in her banquette, Hilton lip-synched and rocked out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Scar Tissue" and Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," and flirted with an athletic-looking guy who stayed glued to her side for most of the night. Also making the scene: Constantine Maroulis, Taye Diggs, Nas and James Marsden.

• Jake Gyllenhaal, munching on thin-crust pizza at an afternoon tasting hosted by celebrity chef Mario Batali at his soon-to-be opened Los Angeles restaurant.

• Lance Armstrong, kissing a blonde female companion in a booth at New York City club Bungalow 8.

• Oprah Winfrey, throwing a pre-Tony Awards party for the cast of her Broadway musical The Color Purple at the Broadway Theatre. The daytime diva gave a speech during which "you could hear a pin drop," says Marsha Norman, who wrote the show's book. "Oprah said that what happens in the audience, the unifying of poor, rich, whatever you come from, is the best win you could really want."

• Rosie Perez, riding a float with Jimmy Smits at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City (led by grand marshal Marc Anthony and his wife Jennifer Lopez). "Oh, my God, it was insane," Perez told us afterward. "Women were offering themselves up to Jimmy. That was a little awkward."

• Demi Moore, Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland partying at the El Dorado Hotel and Casino in Shreveport, La., where Moore and Costner have been filming the thriller Mr. Brooks. Earlier, Costner put on his own show, singing original songs with his unnamed country-rock band during a benefit for four local organizations. He told the crowd of about 2,500 people (which included Moore), "This is a nice memory we're making here tonight."

• Lisa Rinna, flipping through magazines and ripping out pages featuring clothes she liked at Hollywood Hand Wash in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood. When the man hand-drying her black BMW was finished, Rinna asked him for some rags and proceeded to wipe down the inside mirror, windshield and seats herself. (

Backstage at the MTV Movie Awards [click in]

Jessica Alba

Although host Jessica Alba and presenters such as Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves put on quite a show, the real action was backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx promoted their remake of Miami Vice (thankfully, not in sockless loafers). Talladega Nights stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly refused to break character, cracking everyone up with their portrayals of Nascar drivers in full regalia. X-Men leading ladies Famke Janssen and Rebecca Romijn celebrated their superhuman box office success. Jessica Simpson and co-star Dane Cook (in this summer’s Employee of the Month) looked like a cute couple (they’re not). Justin Timberlake and new Lois Lane Kate Bosworth embraced like old friends. All in all, everyone was in an excellent mood. Might their bliss have had anything to do with the $17,000 gift bags? —Rebecca DiLiberto ( Click in above... OR VISIT OUR HOME-PAGE FOR MORE CELEBRITY GOSSIP [here]

World's Most Beautiful People 2006 - details

Angelina Jolie

"She looks the most beautiful when she's in the field – natural, no makeup, nothing," says Wyclef Jean of the actress-activist, 30. Indeed, her beauty needs are decidedly practical: a dusting of powder, a few strokes of mascara, a dab of Vaseline on her world-famous lips and – voilà! – she's ready to meet the president of Pakistan. "She wants to make a difference," says U.N. representative Guebre-Christos. "She does it with a lot of simplicity." (
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Star Bikinis [more]

Paris Hilton

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Cannes Film Festival [details]

Halle Berry and Rebecca Romijn

Drop hundreds of perfect human specimens in an idyllic seaside town and what do you get? Not some sci-fi utopia, but the Cannes Film Festival! Scads of stars, from ingénues like Beyoncé, Avril Lavigne, and Sarah Michelle Gellar to old pros like Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks and Charlie Sheen flocked to the French Riviera to fete a bevy of the year’s best new films. Between screenings and interviews, Hollywood transplants hung out on a Budweiser yacht and scored freebies at the Nikki Beach gift lounge (where Tara Reid got hair extensions). Memo to celebs: Don’t fret over any faux pas: What happens in Cannes stays in Cannes.—Rebecca DiLiberto ( Click above for more details...

Keri Russell's Bare Essentials [more]

Keri Russell

In the fall of 1999, Keri Russell made bizarre-television history when, as the eponymous college student of the WB series Felicity, she received an unfortunate on-screen haircut. Rather than rely on Hollywood trickery, Russell allowed her below-the-shoulder ringlets to be pruned into a boyish do for the show's second season. Talk about a buzz cut: ratings declined, a media circus ensued, and the WB's entertainment president was quoted as saying, "Nobody is cutting their hair again on our network." Russell emerged from this baptism of fire with her humor intact, and seven years later she is laughing about another close shave, again courtesy of J. J. Abrams, the co-creator of Felicity who has now directed Russell in Mission: Impossible III. Russell (also a new face for CoverGirl) plays a beautiful but lethal student of Tom Cruise's Impossible Misson Force stud, Ethan Hunt. (Vanity
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Ooh-La-LaChapelle [more]

Paris Hilton

V.F. contributing photographer David LaChapelle exists at the outer edge of outrageous iconography. From his magazine portraits to his in-your-face 2005 documentary, Rize, on the L.A. dance craze “krumping,” LaChapelle is a technicolor provocateur. This June, Taschen Books provides a glimpse into his ever expanding catalogue of fantastical portraits with LaChapelle: Artists & Prostitutes, an oversize, heftily priced limited edition of 2,500 signed copies. In his one-of-a-kind photos (some of which originally appeared in V.F.), LaChapelle manages to bring a pop-surrealistic eye to familiar faces: Leonardo DiCaprio as a Brando-esque wild one, Eminem ready to explode, Paris Hilton bound up—literally—in her own celebrity (left). Enter the bizarro dreamscape of LaChapelle-land. (Vanity Click above for more...

Hollywood's Gorgeous Moms [more]

When Shields gave birth to baby girl Grier on April 18, she also gave daughter Rowan, almost 3, a special gift. "I realize that they'll have each other after we're not here anymore," says Shields, 40, an only child who's married to screenwriter Chris Henchy. "And to me, that really settles my mind." ( Click above for more details...

The 100 Most Powerful Women<< more

Oprah Winfrey

With a net worth of more than $1 billion, an Academy Award nomination, a hit television show, a successful magazine (O, The Oprah Magazine) and a cable channel (Oxygen Media), there seems to be little else that Winfrey, 51, can do to add to her status as an international media phenomenon. According to her spokesperson, The Oprah Winfrey Show, launched in 1986, is aired in 112 countries, which includes the United States. Winfrey is also a vocal advocate for the education and well-being of women and children around the world, giving to those in need via Oprah's Angel Network and her personal charity, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.
—Suzanne Hoppough ( 28 July 2005)
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In pictures: Beck's Futures exhibition [more]

Duo Blood 'n' Feathers, aka Lucy Stein and Jo Robertson, are among this year's Beck's Futures nominees. The award celebrates contemporary art in the UK. ( Click above for more...

Coldplay top 2005's global charts [more]


Coldplay had the world's best-selling album of 2005, beating Mariah Carey and 50 Cent, according to official figures.

The British band's album X&Y sold 8.3 million copies around the world, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) reports

It beat Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi, which sold 7.7 million, and 50 Cent's The Massacre, with 7.5 million. ( Click above for more...

50 Cent: Money Machine [more]

50 Cent

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is one of the biggest names in music today.

Arguably at the very top of his artistic game, 50 Cent (or Fiddy to you and me) isn't content with simply topping the charts.

His goals are much bigger. He wants business success in everything from footwear and clothing to condoms and sex toys.

"I don't see a limit. I feel like I can make billions and billions of dollars," 50 Cent tells the Money Programme.

Through his G-Unit business, 50 Cent is a brand in his own right.

The world's big brands are desperate to tap into the youth market, and today, that means getting close to some dangerous stars. ( Click above for more...

Kate Moss returns to Paris catwalk [more]

A holographic image of model Kate Moss

PARIS, France (AP) -- British designer Alexander McQueen's ready-to-wear display on Friday had all the ingredients of a riddle: a cryptic invitation and rumors that supermodel Kate Moss would be making her first appearance on the catwalk since her drugs scandal broke.

In the event, Moss appeared more in the spirit than in the flesh -- but more on that later.

McQueen summoned guests with leaflets featuring the words: "Bantraich de cuil Lodair." A bit of sleuthing revealed the phrase to be Scottish Gaelic for: "The widow of Culloden." ( Click above for more...

How UK stars conquered US chart [more]

James Blunt

James Blunt has become the first UK artist to top the US singles chart since 1997, with the song You're Beautiful.

He follows British acts dating back several years, including The Beatles, Phil Collins, Pet Shop Boys, Culture Club and EMF.

But relatively few UK stars have been able to beat the current popularity of US pop, hip hop and R&B stars such as Britney Spears, Destiny's Child and Kanye West.

What has enabled the following six UK acts to top the US charts, when so many of their contemporaries failed? ( Click above for more...


Mariah Carey

Video: Mariah Carey talks to "Today"

The Associated Press

Mariah Carey's comeback came full circle Thursday as she was nominated for eight Grammys, including album of the year for "The Emancipation of Mimi" and song and record of the year for her torch ballad "We Belong Together."

Carey's eight nominations tied
John Legend and Kanye West. Soul crooner Legend's nominations included best new artist, while his mentor West is up for album of the year for "Late Registration" and song of the year for "Gold Digger."

Other multiple nominees included
50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, U2 and Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen was among the surprises — his "Devils & Dust" was nominated for song of the year, along with
Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road," Legend's "Ordinary People," Carey's "We Belong Together" and U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own."

U2, nominated for five awards, was also represented in the album of the year category for "
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb." Besides Carey and West, other nominees in the category were Stefani for "Love. Angel. Music. Baby" and Paul McCartney's "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard."

Besides "We Belong Together" and "Goldigger," record of the year nominees included the Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc." featuring De La Soul, Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."

One of the big snubs: Coldplay, who's "X&Y," one of the year's biggest albums with hits like "Fix You," was shut out of the album, song and record of the year categories. But they were nominated for rock album of the year.

The Grammys will be handed out in Los Angeles on Feb. 8.

List of nominees in top categories

New videos from nominated artists:
Mariah Carey: "Don't Forget About Us"
Kanye West: "Heard 'Em Say"
Gwen Stefani: "Luxurious" (music

Queen Latifah gets Hollywood star [more]

Queen Latifah

Actress Queen Latifah has become the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

It honoured the 35-year-old, who earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination in 2003 for her performance in Chicago.

One of the reasons for me to be here is to inspire other young women, young African-American women, young wannabe rappers or wannabe actors," she said.

Grammy winner

Queen Latifah made her musical debut in 1989 with the hip-hop album All Hail the Queen, which contained the UK hit Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children. ( Click above for more...

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes

Clark Gable

The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the top movie quotes of all time in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes, a three-hour special television event on CBS hosted by actor Pierce Brosnan with commentary from some of Hollywood's most celebrated actors and filmmakers. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," spoken by Clark Gable in the Civil War romance epic, Gone With the Wind as the most memorable movie quote of all time.Rounding off the rest of the top 10 were classic lines spoken in films from the '30s through the '80s.

Click link above for top 100 quotes of all time: (USA Today 21 June 2005)