updated 07/04/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/04/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Elizabeth Taylor, with husband Larry Fortensky, sparkled at the opening of L.A.'s Carole & Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures, her first appearance since hip replacement surgery in March. Taylor arrived in a wheelchair for the gala, which raised about $100,000 for her AIDS Foundation, but stood to deliver a message: "Send my love to all the heroes in the AIDS war."
Curvy supermodel Veronica Webb donned a Todd Oldham gown and morphed into an objet d'art for the Mirabella fifth anniversary-party at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Cub scouts Debra Winger and son Noah, 7 (dad is actor Timothy Hutlon), braved the roar of the crowd to catch the New York City premiere of The Lion King at Radio City Music Hall. The animated film features the voices of James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons and Whoopi Goldberg.
MTV's Jon Stewart, briefly shell-shocked by a bout of Venus envy, emceed the Model/Celebrity Beach Games in Monlauk, N.Y., which benefited AIDS research and other charities. Channel surfers will soon find Stewart in Arsenio Hall's late-night time slot: He recently inked a syndicated talk show deal with Paramount.