updated 03/02/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/02/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST
Comedian John Leguizamo sidled up to pigtailed pal Rosie Perez at the Broadway opening of his one-man show, Freak. "John is a nerd, but he's so funny," Perez says of Leguizamo, who couldn't defend himself: His voice was out after portraying dozens of characters onstage.
That was Arnold Schwarzenegger revving his Harley in Malibu. The action hero has no new films lined up. As he told reporters late last year, "I'm having a good time being a father."
Telling fans to "Keep praying," Oprah Winfrey, on a break from her Amanita, Texas, trial, had no beef with the crowd at a Brooklyn shopping center, where she raised money for her Angel Network.
From bats to mutts: Val Kilmer found a buddy on the New York City set of At First Sight. In the film, due this fall, the ex-Batman plays a blind man whose vision is restored after experimental surgery.
Much of Hollywood invaded Las Vegas to catch the final performance of the Rolling Stones' American tour at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. During a post-show party, Brad Pitt (above right) schmoozed with Sheryl Crow (who opened for the Stones), Ellen's Joely Fisher (above) fished for change, and designer Tommy Hilfiger (right) did chin-ups with No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani—who missed Mick & Co.'s 2-hour revue. "I was actually at the Elton John concert," says Stefani.
How does it feel to be on the U.S. team that, after four World Championship losses to powerhouse Canada, defeated its archrival to win the first Olympic gold medal ever awarded in women's ice hockey? "It's everything I thought it would be, and I can't think of 19 people I'd want to share this with more," said forward Alana Blahoski. Added defensive player Colleen Coyne: "Let's get this party started!"