Star Tracks

updated 01/12/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/12/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

My Three Clowns (right to left): That's "Grandma" Barry Lubin, Bello Nock and Richard Gere. Only two are employed by New York City's Big Apple Circus.

At the Manhattan premiere of the drama Kundun, screenwriter Melissa Mathison and husband Harrison Ford chaperoned actors Gyurme Tethong (left), 12, and Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, 5, who portray the young Dalai Lama at different ages.

Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio joshed with Fran Drescher at the film's L.A. opening. About the price of fame, DiCaprio told the Los Angeles Times, "It's not people attacking you with butcher knives. It's people wanting to speak to you, get a picture or an autograph."

Swingers: On a break from movie rounds, Chris O'Donnell (above) and Amistad's Matthew McConaughey (below) competed at a celeb golf tournament in La Quinta, Calif. O'Donnell teamed with pro Hale Irwin and tied for sixth; McConaughey and Chi Chi Rodriguez tied for eighth.

Quick! Find the extrovert! Tracey "the thigh's the limit" Ullman posed with fellow comics (from left) Bob Odenkirk, Robert Wuhl, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling and David Cross at New York City's Museum of Television & Radio salute honoring 25 years of comedy on HBO.

"I lucked out—I'm trying not to get depressed about how it's all downhill from here," says Bridget Fonda (left), escorted by proud pop Peter Fonda to the Los Angeles premiere of her new drama Jackie Brown. At the same screening, both director Quentin Tarantino and steady Mira Sorvino (right) had a good time or, at least, the correct time.

Pierce Brosnan, with girlfriend Keely Shaye Smith at the L.A. premiere of Tomorrow Never Dies, his second turn as 007, says he's now a more confident Bond. "This time I didn't have to stand on tippytoes to prove myself," Brosnan told the New York Daily News.

A Mouse Hunt's Nathan Lane and his top-hatted co-star Jenny said cheese at the film's L.A. premiere. "I had a Mouse Trap game as a kid, so maybe it was fate," Lane says of the comedy.

"It's not really a romantic look," opines Conan O'Brien, who read "The Night Before Christmas" at a Boston Pops concert. "Women don't find the Scrooge look sexy."

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