Buss stop: Sure, Susan Sarandon got an Oscar nod for Dead Man Walking, but she had already won the brass pudding pot as Woman of the Year of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club, known for its musicals featuring male undergrads in drag.
Has Michael Jackson become a Brazil nut? Seeming to treat a local officer in the city of Salvador to an impression of the MGM lion, he was lip-synching a scene for his new video, They Don't Care About Us, directed by Spike Lee.
Patrick Swayze got a bit dirty dancing with Tammen, the Egyptian Arabian stallion he boards at Thistlewood Farms in Kerrville, Texas. The horseman was also in town to check out the opening-night bash of Planet Hollywood in nearby San Antonio.
Ace comic Jim Carrey took a break from filming The Cable Guy, a die-laughing thriller out in June, to Ventura forth with. girlfriend Lauren Holly for the L.A. premiere of Beautiful Girls, her new drama about smalltown guys and the women of their dreams.
In a gown gorgeous enough To Die For, Nicole Kidman
(left, with hubby Tom Cruise
) served as matron of honor when her younger sister Antonia Kidman wed Angus Hawley (above) in Sydney on Feb. 9. Kidman recently shot Portrait of a Lady. Cruise's Mission: Impossible, due May 22, presumably will not self-destruct in 5 seconds.
Even that human snapping turtle Don Rickles got happy and huggy at the 10th annual American Comedy Awards in L.A. (airing March 6 on ABC). He showed Helen Hunt, named TV's funniest female performer, that, like everyone else, he was mad about her.
Meanwhile, Partners' Tate Donovan (left) escorted his real-life love interest Jennifer Aniston
, and her fellow Friends Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow. "I hope I didn't make too big a fool out of myself," fretted Perry unnecessarily after his onstage appearance. Roseanne held court at her table. "There's glamor happening here," she declared. "But I think all award shows are pretty weird unless I win." Since she didn't, guess that means it was.
Frasier collected two awards: Kelsey Grammer (with fiancée Tammi Alexander) and David Hyde Pierce won for funniest male TV performer and supporting actor. "I always wear cowboy boots with dinner clothes," Grammer said of his evening attire.