Birds of a feather? Nathan Lane (left), who enjoyed camping up girlness in the blockbuster The Birdcage, came face to farce with the real thing (tush! tush!) during a rehearsal in New York City for his Broadway revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opens April 18. Meanwhile, at the L.A. premiere of Birdcage (right), Lane's costar Hank Azaria—he's the movie's thong-wearing, scene-stealing houseboy—nested with his sweetie, Mad About You's Helen Hunt. (Azaria frequently plays a dog walker on Mad.)
and John Travolta mounted a tête offensive for their curtain calls after being named the Female and Male Stars of the Year at NATO/ShowWest, the movie industry's annual hypefest in Las Vegas.
Central Park Wet? New cast member Raquel Welch (left) and series vet Lauren Hutton ended up in the drink (as the script demanded) when they filmed a catfight at the pool inside Manhattan's posh Four Seasons restaurant for a summer episode of CBS's retooled Central Park West.
Showing just what Friends are for, Jennifer Aniston
(right) supported her TV mom, Mario Thomas, at Thomas's big benefit in L.A. for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which raised $1.1 million. Wait! Make that $2.1 mil. Mid-party, mogul David Geffen (below, kissing Carrie Fisher) doubled the night's take with a $1 million check.
It was belles for leather when high-stepping hip-hoppers (from left) Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes—better known collectively as TLC—reveled in the red-carpet treatment at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in Los Angeles. The trio won a Best Album award for Crazy Sexy Cool.
The Single Guy's Jonathan Silverman paired off with his girlfriend, aspiring country singer Anna Lee (left), at the Los Angeles opening of Ed, a new screen comedy. His Single Guy costars Jessica Hecht and Ming-Na Wen (far right) GLAAD-ly buddied up at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Media Awards, also in L.A. Hecht plays a lesbian on Friends.
Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't have to look for the union label—she was sewing it into one of designer Nicole Miller's jackets in Manhattan. The label was the first for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, a new 300,000-member union formed by a merger of two others.