updated 07/10/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/10/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
In New York City, Elizabeth Taylor and granddaughter Naomi, 25 (dad is Michael Wilding Jr., Taylor's son with her second husband), attended an amfAR benefit that raised nearly $500,000 to fight AIDS.
Pals Meg Ryan and Laura Dern apparently both met with success during a Manhattan shopping foray. To help pay for their purchases, Ryan will appear with Russell Crowe in Proof of Life this winter, and Dern will team with Richard Gere in Dr. T and the Women next October.
Confounding scientists, John Stamos proved it was possible to remain unmoved while being nuzzled by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, his wife, at an L.A. party.
After a Manhattan concert, a shaggy David Bowie gave his wife, Iman—who is expecting their first child in August—a big hand.
Lady of the lake: Nicole Kidman, looking absolutely buffed, got her feet wet playing a Russian mail-order bride on the U.K. set of Birthday Girl. The Aussie beauty stars opposite British heartthrob Ben Chaplin.
Partners in crime Robert De Niro and Rene Russo teamed up for the L.A. premiere of The Adventures of Rocky and Bull winkle. She plays Natasha the spy; he's the dastardly mastermind Fearless Leader and parodies his famed movie soliloquy, "You talking to me?"
Michael Douglas and his eight-months-pregnant fiancée, Catherine Zeta-Jones, strolled in Beverly Hills. The couple costar in Traffic, a drama about drug dealers, due this winter.
After wrapping The Diver, a real-life drama due this fall, Cuba Gooding Jr. took his son Mason, 3, to Disneyland to check out the premiere of Disney's The Kid.
A week after his team, the L.A. Lakers, won the NBA championship, Kobe Bryant was still flying—with a little help from copilot (and fiancée) Vanessa Laine and the Dive Devil ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.
Meanwhile, back at the arena, Lakers MVP Shaquille O'Neal scarfed up the action—and a pizza, with an assist from his daughter Taahirah, 3—as the WNBA's Sparks scorched the Houston Comets, 90-84, in L.A.