Nominee Brian Benben, who stars as the divorced, sex-obsessed hero of HBO's Dream On, brought real-life wife Madeleine Stowe (Blink) to the Cable Ace Awards in L.A. He lost out, but Dream's Denny Dillon won a best actress prize.
Proving that diamonds are a girl's best friend, Baywatch's Pamela Anderson
(left) made a crucial catch for her team, the Homeboys, during MTV's Rock 'N'Jock softball game in Long Beach, Calif. The Homeboys beat the rival Away-boys 16-10, allowing ER's George Clooney
(above, left) to stand up to Awayboy (and striking Atlanta Brave) David Justice. Singer Melissa Etheridge (below, left) came en famille with partner Julie Cypher and their dog Angel. The game raised $25,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation and airs April 1-2 on MTV.
Nobody's business? Melanie Griffith, who plays an angry housewife in Nobody's Fool, cozied up to her off-again, on-again husband Don Johnson at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame awards in New York City. Although often seen together in public of late, the two are staying private on the status of their marriage.
No conehead he, Nick Nolte went for the cup during an ice cream break near his Malibu home. The bigger scoop: Nolte will be wearing a ponytail as Thomas Jefferson in his next movie, Jefferson in Paris, a romance scheduled to open March 31.
Kittenish cabaret star Eartha Kitt curled up with Woody Harrelson after he caught her purrfect performance at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle, where she's appearing through Feb. 18. "I never want to stop working," said Kitt, whose newest disc is called Back in Business.
In L.A., Lorenzo Lamas took his mom, '50s film queen Arlene Dahl (dad was Fernando Lamas), for a spin in between scenes of TVs Renegade. Lamas, who plays a Harley-riding bounty hunter in the syndicated series, directed a forthcoming episode in which Dahl makes a guest appearance.