The object of her Affleck-tion: In Boston, actor Ben Affleck got snappish with a young fan, Danika Schleehauf, at a benefit that raised $800,000 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. "I knew this day would come," said the native of nearby Cambridge, who read Clement Clarke Moore's Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," accompanied by the Boston Pops.
Wearing what appeared to be a large Furby on her head, Madonna strolled through New York City's Central Park with her rumored beau, British director Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). The two reportedly met at a party held at Sting's country house outside London in the summer of 1998.
Uncle Sam wants you: Christie Brinkley put American troops on red alert when she sang—accompanied by barely clad members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders—as part of the USO Christmas show in Bosnia.
Brad the Lad, or the Pitts: Looking down-and-out in London, Brad Pitt took a break on the set of the upcoming comedy Snatch. Pitt, who recently played a bare-knuckle brawler in Fight Club, portrays an Irish boxer in the film, which costars Dennis Farina and Benicio Del Toro.
Sporting the latest in sheik attire, Ricky Martin toweled off after his gig at New York City's Z-100 Jingle Ball.
No, you're the man: In L.A., Courtney Love deferred to Jim Carrey at the opening of their film Man on the Moon.
Actresses (from left) Brooke Shields, Candice Bergen, Sally Field and Diane Keaton didn't sing backup, but they made a fab foursome at the afterparty for Bette Midler's Divine Miss Millennium Tour concert in L.A.
Hair improvement? In L.A., to-dye-for blonde Sigourney Weaver faced off with Tim Allen, her costar in the sci-fi flick Galaxy Quest
Susan get your tony? After finally lassoing that Daytime Emmy in 1999, Susan Lucci made her Broadway debut as Annie Oakley in the musical Annie Get Your Gun. The actress is filling in for Bernadette Peters through Jan. 16. "It doesn't get any better than this," she says of her year.
Most happy fella: Santa's helper Lisa Marie Presley made a friend while passing out gifts to kids at a Memphis church.