No spin doctors were necessary when Hugh Grant (left) escorted his" longtime aide-de-camp Elizabeth Hurley to the L.A. premiere of The American President. Michael Douglas (far right), who plays the widowed President, lobbied for the romantic comedy with the full support of his inner circle—his mother, Diana Darrid, and son Cameron, 16. Citizens voted at the nation's cine-plexes, making the film a healthy No. 3 at the box office its first weekend.
"We love playing games," proclaimed actress Daryl Hannah, who created a board game called Love It or Hate It with pal Hilary Shepard (right). The $17 game of likes and dislikes made a splash at Toys "R" Us in Torrance, Calif., where the pair signed copies.
Sharon Stone touched down in L.A. to acknowledge her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Stone costars with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in the new drama Casino as a Las Vegas showgirl turned hustler.
Red-hot actress and animal-lover Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) cuddled a stray during a news conference announcing the Red Alert program at Los Angeles animal shelters designed to streamline adoption procedures.
Action-hero Steven Seagal (Under Siege 2: Dark Territory) presented Eric Clapton with music's Silver Clef Award at a Manhattan gala benefiting the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation for autistic and handicapped children.
Mary-Louise Parker turned up with her ex-beau, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, at the L.A. premiere of Sugartime, an HBO movie starring Parker as the 1960s singer Phyllis McGuire and John Turturro as Mob boss Sam Giancana.
Long-lost comedian Stan Laurel, of the laugh team Laurel and Hardy, surprised guests at a...no, scratch that. How about: Matthew Perry—Chandler on the top-rated sitcom Friends—dropped in at the L.A. premiere of the Martin Scorsese film Casino.
Lea Thompson, the star of NBC's new hit comedy Caroline in the City, goofed around with former Saturday Night Lz'yers-turned-actors Jon Lovitz (center) and Dana Carvey during the Cool Come-dy-Hot Cuisine benefit in L.A.
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