A Samuel L. Jackson (Die Hard with a Vengeance) brought his favorite sidekick, daughter Zoe, 13, to L.A.'s Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, where he gave Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a lifetime-achievement award.
Star Trek's Patrick Stewart rehearsed his latest enterprise in Manhattan's Central Park with costar Aunjanue Ellis: He's playing Prospero to her Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest, at the Delacorte Theater through July 19.
Ex-Hollywood bad boy Roman Polanski (left), who now lives in Paris, and Jack Nicholson recently enjoyed cafe society in Aries, France. Polanski has a daughter, Morgane, 2, and Jack's the proud papa of Lorraine, 5, and Raymond, 3, so talk may have been more about babies than babes.
Former rivals in the Houses of Carrington and Colby, Linda Evans (left) and Joan Collins—the grand dames of TV's dishy soap Dynasty (1981-89)—shared the spotlight at Valentino's fashion show in Paris.
Entertaining the kids seems to be the way some stars, at least, are spending their summer vacations. Former child actor Rick Schroder (Silver Spoons) treated his son Luke William, almost 2, to a screening of Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, in L.A.
Actor-director Spike Lee shopped with daughter Satchel, 7 months, while strollering on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Lee's crime drama Clockers is due in theaters by September.
Liam Neeson cuddled with his family—wife Natasha Richardson and their baby Micheál, born June 23—while on a break from filming the biography of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins in Dublin.