updated 12/22/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/22/1997 AT 01:00 AM EST
Hark, the heralded angels sing: Getting into the spirit of the season, Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon burst forth on the Bronxville, N.Y., set of their as-yet-untitled drama. In the film, due next summer, Roberts learns how to be a step-mom to a dying Sarandon's children.
I came, I saw, I franchised: In Rome, restaurateur Arnold Schwarzenegger tossed his pocket change in the Eternal City's famous Trevi Fountain and got his wish: Italy's first Planet Hollywood. Ask for the Caesar salad.
Don't think twice, it's alright, really it is: In Washington the unlikely trio of Bob Dylan (center), Charlton Heston and Lauren Bacall schmoozed after being lionized at the Kennedy Center Honors, taped to air Dec. 26 on CBS. "It has taken me 100 years to get this," Bacall told The Washington Post.
President Clinton, stricken with Empty Nest Syndrome since daughter Chelsea departed for Stanford, has adopted a chocolate-colored Labrador puppy. "It's the President's desire to have one loyal friend in Washington," said spokesman Mike McCurry. First Cat Socks offered no comment.
In Manhattan the famous and fashionable honored slain designer Gianni Versace at a Metropolitan Museum of Art retrospective of his work. Opening night attendees included Madonna (right, with Rupert Everett), half-clad model Linda Evangelista (below, with beau Kyle MacLachlan) and the late couturier's corporate-heir sister, Donatella Versace (below, right, displaying what might be called dorsal décolletage).
All those stunts must have taken their toll on Speed star Keanu Reeves. In London to promote his latest thriller, Devil's Advocate, he sported a brace while recovering from minor neck surgery. The daredevil is prone to injury: He had surgery on his ankle after a collision on his motorcycle last year.
A couple of minxes: Sharon Stone (left) and Joan Collins (above) mingled with the masses in Manhattan. Stone, in town filming her remake of Gloria, stepped out to see the Alvin Ailey dance company, while Collins went for a stroll on Madison Avenue.