Star Tracks

updated 11/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/21/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

John Cusack warmed up to play political football with Al Pacino in the forthcoming thriller City Hall, now filming in New York City. Pacino plays the corrupt mayor; Cusack is the deputy who uncovers his boss's disreputable policies.

Janet Jackson piped up for makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin at a Manhattan gala toasting his new book, The Art of Makeup. The pop diva was in town to work on a duet with brother Michael for his next album, HIStory.

Paula Abdul, who battled an eating disorder earlier this year, stepped out in style to join Michael Bolton and San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds at L.A.'s Field of Dreams Awards to benefit the duo's charities.

The thrill isn't gone for Blossom's Joey Lawrence, who escorted actress Keri Russell to B.B. King's Blues Club in L.A. He's working on album No. 2, and his hit series celebrates its 100th episode Nov. 28.

Soon-to-be superhero Val Kilmer took a break from filming Batman Forever to show his wife, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, he gives a damn: The chapeauroned star of Scarlett, CBS's 8-hour miniseries (Nov. 13-17), classed up the sequel's New York City premiere.

First Brother Roger Clinton, who lives in Los Angeles, brought his bride, Molly, and their son Tyler Cassidy, 6 months, to say Hey to the Chief while the President was in L.A. stumping for the Democrats. Roger has yet to rock the world: His recently released debut album, Nothing Good Comes Easy, received so-so reviews.

Will Smith left plenty of fresh prints near Bel Air when he walked the 5K route at the Caring for Babies with Aids Stroll-a-Thon. Although accompanied by his wife, Sheree, and their 2-year-old son, Trey, Smith sized up to the competition—Six Degrees of Separation ?—during the walk, which raised $150,000.

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