updated 03/09/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/09/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST
The cat in the hat is none other than ER's doc Eriq La Salle, who read the Dr. Seuss classic at an exhibition of the writer-illustrator's art in Los Angeles. "It's one of those things that, generation after generation, holds up and captures the imagination—and mischief—of being a kid," says La Salle of his Seuss favorite.
Brad Pitt escorted Claire Forlani, his costar in the upcoming romantic drama Meet Joe Black, to present a Writers Guild of America award to screenwriter Bo Goldman in L.A.
Following tradition, Kevin Kline dressed weird to accept a Harvard Hasty Pudding award in Cambridge, Mass. "I went to Indiana University," said I Kline, "which we called the Harvard of the Middle of Nowhere."
Rosie O'Donnell made her lips stick on Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas after receiving the Woman of Courage Award from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. "This is in honor of the women who really are courageous, who are fighting cancer every day," O'Donnell told Entertainment Tonight.
A Friend indeed: Lisa Kudrow showed up to support costar David Schwimmer at the Los Angeles premiere of his new romantic comedy, Kissing a Fool. The actress, who is expecting her first child in late spring, brought her husband, advertising executive Michel Stern.
The extra twinkle in Paul Newman's baby-blues may well have been related to the proximity of costars Reese Witherspoon (left) and Susan Sarandon, who cozied up to the 73-year-old screen heartthrob at the New York City premiere of their thriller Twilight, due March 6.
Will Smith shared a warm and fuzzy moment with his blonde, bespectacled bride, Jada, at a pre-Grammy party in Manhattan. The newlyweds are expecting a child in July. "Will is a huge part of who I am these days," Jada told Essence. Her next delivery? A comedy, Woo, due in May.
Hey, Laaaady. Jerry Lewis (above)—who does Jerry Lewis better than anybody—received a Lifetime Achievement trophy at the American Comedy Awards in L.A. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (below, with her mother, Judith Bowles) was named TV's Funniest Supporting Female Performer. "It's always good to be nominated for anything under any circumstances," she says. Other yukkers: "Weird Al" Yankovic (below left) and Linda Blair (left, with the Unknown Comic).