updated 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The name is Sean, Sir Sean: Erstwhile James Bond Sean Connery, decked out in full Scottish regalia, knelt before Queen Elizabeth II to receive his knighthood at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in his hometown of Edinburgh. "It's one of the proudest days of my life," said Connery, 69, who next stars in the drama Finding Forrester.
Stalled! 77te Talented Mr. Ripley's Jude Law may be pretty gifted, but the Oscar-nominated British actor (with stepson Finlay, 9) was powerless to do anything but admire his new moped when it arrived at his London home without any ignition keys.
He may no longer hang with Lois Lane, but ex-Superman Dean Cain got a friendly smooch from another brunette beauty—actress Kari Wuhrer—at the Video Software Dealers Association expo in Las Vegas. Cain now hosts Ripley's Believe It or Not! on TBS.
Melanie Griffith, her husband, Antonio Banderas, and two canine companions (one's hiding) went for a walk near their L.A. home, while daughter Stella, 3, put her feet up and rode in style in a three-wheeled jogging stroller.
After defeating Patrick Rafter at Wimbledon to win a record 13th Grand Slam title, tennis ace Pete Sampras seemed to have another opponent, Today cohost Katie Couric, on a string when Sampras appeared live on the NBC morning show in New York City.
The Greatest Leap of All: Whitney Houston jumped into hubby Bobby Brown's arms after he was sprung from jail 10 days early in Pompano Beach, Fla. "I'm going home to spend the summer with my kids and work on my life," said Brown, who had served 65 days for repeatedly violating his parole on a 1996 drunk-driving conviction.