Star Tracks

updated 09/04/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/04/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

At the L.A. premiere of Desperado, the suddenly redheaded Melanie Griffith was in the pink, and why not? Her boyfriend, international heartthrob Antonio Banderas, was at her side and on the screen as the star of the much-awaited action satire. Said Banderas of Griffith: "She has changed my life. She's generous, sweet, tender and lovely. I feel great about it."

Proving there's no substitute for Dad stealing your popcorn, singer Billy Joel gave the nanny a day off and took 9-year-old daughter Alexa Ray (whose mom is Christie Brinkley) to see the hit kidflick The Baby-sitters Club in East Hampton, N.Y. His other favorite date is new girlfriend Carolyn Beegan, an artist.

Local denizens of Saint-Tropez thought Magic Johnson magnifique enough to mob for autographs as the vacationing former Laker point guard—who will tour Europe with his own all-star team next month—attempted to go out for a jog.

Dressed—phew!—for success in her role as a kooky downtowner on the New York City set of the upcoming comedy Wishful Thinking, itinerant striptease artist Drew Barrymore (who has grinned and bared it on The Late Show with David Letterman, among other venues) about-faced the writing on the wall.

Sen. Ted Kennedy went to Dublin to give away a bride, niece Kym Kennedy Smith, adopted daughter of Jean Kennedy Smith, U.S. ambassador to Ireland (second from right). The lucky groom: pub manager Alfie Tucker.

His Carre Forever tattoo is working: A year after he was arrested for spousal abuse, actor Mickey Rourke has won back the hand of his wife, model Carre Otis—for at least as long as it took them to stroll on the Greek isle of Skorpios.

The brothers Baldwin—Alec and Billy—shirt-ed up for the annual Artists and Writers baseball game in East Hampton, N.Y. Alec and his wife, actress Kim Basinger, are expecting their first child in November.

Yes, we know she seems ageless. But time sashays on even for Madonna, who turned 37 with much fanfare, and her latest boyfriend, personal trainer-model Carlos Leon, at an Aug. 17 fete in Miami's South Beach. Guests included local landmarks Emilio and Gloria Estefan (right). Her new album, Abriendo Puertas, is due out Sept. 26.

Britain's heir apparent, Wills, 13 (second from right), and brother Harry, 10, synchronized their watches while Mom and Dad—the Prince and Princess of Wales, reigned on a London parade of veterans marking V-J Day, the Allies' victory over Japan in WWII. It was Di and Charles's first public appearance together since June.

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