Star Tracks

updated 12/08/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/08/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST

Police siren Kim Delaney of NYPD Blue dished enthusiastically at the opening of an L.A. branch of Kids Cafe, a national antihunger program for children.

"You're in the ring with the best," says Dustin Hoffman of working with Robert De Niro, who lent an ear at a Manhattan bash for their upcoming film Wag the Dog.

The suddenly ubiquitous Sarah Ferguson posed with a couple of stiffs at a Manhattan screening of China Box, a drama with Jeremy Irons. The duchess also attended a hospital benefit.

A pair of Pauls at Carnegie Hall: Simon and McCartney—hmmm, doesn't sound quite right, does it?—chatted after the latter presented his orchestral work Standing Stone.

Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino, his costar in the soon-to-be-filmed drama Sight Unseen, seemed pretty darn close at a New York City party to launch the Tocca Beauty product line. But Mira, her publicist swears, only has eyes for beau Quentin Tarantino.

Danny DeVito (left) didn't mind playing lower man on the totem pole to Andy Garcia at an L.A. soirée for The Rainmaker, where costar Claire Danes (right) looked sharp in stilettos. Hollywood It Boy Matt Damon, who plays the film's crusading attorney, was the man in the middle with lady love Minnie Driver (below right) and her sister Kate. "It's been serendipity, really," Damon told E! Online of his sudden A-list status. "I'm on a roll."

Great Scot Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown) flashed his fashion sense at Welcome to Sarajevo's L.A. premiere. "It's nice to see film used to such powerful effect," he told the L.A Times.

That's no macaw, that's my wife: Scarlet-plumed Shawn Southwick King pecked husband Larry at the Larry King Cardiac Foundation gala in Washington, which raised $200,000 for a teen's heart transplant.

"It's funny, it's dark, it's kind of kinky," says Sigourney Weaver. She was describing either a telephone cord with a sense of humor, or, more likely, her new film Alien Resurrection, at whose L.A. premiere she appeared.

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