Star Tracks

updated 05/29/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/29/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Soap-opera siren Susan Lucci popped out of a limo to wave to fans and activate a giant-screen television in Manhattan's Times Square to promote the Daytime Emmys. Lucci, who took home her first award last year after 19 nominations, will host the May 19 ceremony.

In Miami, cellmates Spike Lee (left) and Chris Rock enjoyed a time-out while watching the New York Knicks beat the Heat, 82-76, in Game 2 of their NBA play-off Eastern Conference semifinal. Days later in Gotham, sweethearts Freddie Prinze Jr. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar (right) only had eyes for each other—Game? What game?—as the Knicks cooled the Heat, 91-83, to tie the series at two.

Doing her bid for charity, Sharon Stone, the campaign chairman of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, helped gavel-nize the proceedings at an art auction in New York City that netted $1.7 million in proceeds for amfAR.

Earth day: At the L.A. premiere of the sci-fi thriller Battlefield Earth, John Travolta, who stars in the film as a member of a sinister alien race, mixed it up with Sylvester Stallone, Travolta's director on his 1983 flick Staying Alive.

Pretty revealing in pink: Winning an acting award from Blockbuster in L.A. put a bit of a blush in Ashley Judd's cheeks—or was it her showstopping Giorgio Armani dress?

Political analyst George Stephanopoulos, his steady, actress Bebe Neuwirth, and their carryalls attended the New York City premiere of Showtime's film Dirty Pictures, which airs May 27.

The Big Bangs Theory: In L.A., model Cindy Crawford showed off a new haircut at the Revlon Run/Walk for Women, which benefited the fight against breast and ovarian cancer.

Robin Williams looked like art on wheels at the Face of America ride in San Francisco. He biked the first 25 miles, while other able-bodied and disabled cyclists rode on to St. Louis.

Two on the town: Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion, resting her pipes on a 2-year break from the music biz, and her manager-husband, René Angélil, visited New York City. The singer has been on hiatus since her New Year's Eve concert in Montreal.

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