Princess Diana (see story, page 178) did double duty posing with her daring new portrait by artist Henry Mee. The shadowy painting got a royal brush-off from critics, who deemed it dreary, but the choker's on them. Said Mee: "Diana told me, 'I love it, it's great.' "
General Hospital's Kristina Malandro and husband Jack Wagner, her former costar and suds stud before he moved to Melrose Place, cozied up to their kids Peter, 5, and Harrison, 10 months, at Nickelodeon's Big Help-a-Thon in L.A., where kids pledge to devote a few hours to community service.
Ever the menace, Dennis Rodman vamped it up at a soiree promoting California AIDS Ride 3, a fund-raiser for AIDS research in L.A. The ultra-hot hoopster recently nailed down a new gig: He has been traded by San Antonio to the Chicago Bulls.
Niki Taylor soloed in the spotlight playing that eternal fashion icon Barbie, at Manhattan's FAO Schwarz. Proceeds from the fashion show went to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Smooth operator Christine Lahti, Chicago Hope's new cardiologist, heartfully steered her husband, director Thomas Schlamme, past crowds at L.A.'s Moving Picture Ball, which honored Braveheart's Mel Gibson.
Meg Ryan joined New York City schoolchildren at the United Nations to sing the praises of UNICEF's yearly Trick or Treat campaign. Ryan recalled one Halloween when she pocketed $13 from her orange UNICEF trick-or-treat carton, and she wrote a check (with interest) for $93.
Back on Broadway after 30 years, over-the-moon mom Carol Burnett celebrated her opening night in Broadway's new farce Moon Over Buffalo, with daughters Carrie (left) and Jody Hamilton. Burnett and Philip Bosco costar as past-their-prime actors.
Only Hugh knows for sure, but Englishman Hugh Grant must have made-up with girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley, the Estée Lauder spokeswoman. The couple, spotted at Daphne's restaurant in London, are set to coproduce a medical thriller, Extreme Measures.