Star Tracks

updated 11/13/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/13/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

Playing Pablo Picasso, Anthony Hopkins tooted his own horn while filming a scene in Hyères, France, for Surviving Picasso, the upcoming biopic about the painter and his mistress Françoise Gilot, played by Natasha McElhone (center).

At the Harley Davidson Cafe in New York City, actress and ThighMaster zealot Suzanne Somers demonstrated how not to use her latest gizmo, the—we apologize in advance—ButtMaster. There's a video available to demonstrate proper use, but we're not sure we want to see that either.

In Paris, the French Minister of Culture Philippe Douste-Blazy presented Sharon Stone with a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters medal and a tony new title: Chevalier. "For someone often called cavalier," Stone quipped in French, "being Madame le Chevalier is not bad, is it?" Her next film, Casino, is coming Nov. 22.

Having launched the inaugural issue of his political magazine George, see-worthy editor-in-chief John Kennedy skiffed work for an afternoon to go kayaking near the Hudson River's Manhattan shore.

Newly anointed 007 Pierce Brosnan bonded with his steady, Keely Shaye-Smith, a correspondent on Unsolved Mysteries, in Malibu at a fund-raising campaign for a California-based group to save the dolphins. Brosnan's James Bond adventure Goldeneye opens Nov. 17.

Al Gore and wife Tipper dressed as Beauty and the Beast for a Halloween bash at the Second Couple's Washington home. Trick-or-treaters included Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife, Kelly, as John Smith and Pocahontas.

Judge Lance Ito, who presided over the O.J. Simpson trial, collared NYPD Blue's Dennis Franz for a tête-à-tête at the L.A.P.D.'s 126th Anniversary Celebration and Awards gala at the Century Plaza Hotel in L.A.

Cagney & Lacey costars Tyne Daly (left) and Sharon Gless hammed it up while tasting sandwiches named in their honor at Manhattan's Stage Deli. The duo recently reunited for the CBS movie, Cagney & Lacey: Together Again.

Oscar winner Sally Field won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Asked which of her roles captured her personality, Field replied, "In every role I find pieces of...I guess, Sybil."

The Robert Downeys, Senior (left) and Junior, embraced outside the Coronet Theatre in L.A., where Junior starred in Hugo Poole, a play his dad cowrote and directed as part of a theater series benefiting AIDS research groups. Downey Jr.'s family comedy Home for the Holidays opened Nov. 3.

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