updated 08/07/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/07/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Usually, a cosmopolitan is her beverage of choice, but Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker ended up in the drink with costar Chris Noth when they plunged into a lake in Manhattan's Central Park while filming an upcoming episode. The HBO sitcom just won nine Emmy nominations, including outstanding comedy series.
Teen pop queen Britney Spears took a break from her national tour to visit some young fans, including Taylor McClintock, 6, at the Ronald McDonald House in San Antonio. Spears is featured on a special CD and video that will be available only at McDonald's Aug. 4-24.
Minnie Driver and boyfriend Josh Brolin basked in the dog days of summer as they stopped to make a four-footed friend in Manhattan's SoHo district. Brolin is currently appearing on Broadway in the play True West, while Driver enjoyed a brief hiatus from filming the comedy High Heels and Lowlifes in London.
Former Law & Order stalwart Benjamin Bratt may be Julia Roberts's beau, but that didn't stop him from palling around with costar Sandra Bullock while filming their upcoming action-comedy Miss Congeniality in New York City. In the movie, Bratt and Bullock play FBI agents investigating a beauty pageant.
Eddie Murphy and wife Nicole brought most of the kids and caboodle—Shayne (left), 5, Myles, 7, and Bria, 10 (daughter Zola, 7 months, took a rain check)—to see Dad's comedy Nutty Professor II: The Klumps in L.A.
With a lift from mom—former Growing Pains star Tracey Gold—son Sage, 3, climbed aboard for L.A.'s premiere of the flick Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Gold will soon begin filming a Growing Pains-reunion TV movie.
Also pulling in for the Thomas opening were Debra Winger and Babe, 3, her son with actor hubby Arliss Howard. Winger herself has been absent from the screen since the 1995 romantic comedy Forget Paris.
Baby, it's you...no, actually, it's me: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez—that's also Lopez (inset) as an infant—puckered for her longtime beau, Sean "Puffy" Combs, and simultaneously ushered in another year with her 31st-birthday bash on July 24 in New York City. Lopez's psychological thriller The Cell, which costars Vince Vaughn, hits theaters Aug. 18.