No wonder Julia Roberts likes her job. The elegantly attired actress glided smoothly through the canals of Venice during a photo shoot for InStyle magazine. Roberts is taking a break abroad before promoting her next flick, The Mexican, an action film that costars Brad Pitt and is due in March.
At a party for the Pace Wildenstein gallery in Manhattan, Gwyneth Paltrow arrived with an un-Hollywood escort: Chris Heinz, a Harvard Business School student and the son of Pennsylvania's late Sen. John Heinz.
A Who-vilie's Who of celebs turned up at the L.A. premiere of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (from top left): star Jim Carrey paid his respects to Rodney Dangerfield; Ted Danson channeled the Cat in the Hat; and Carrey's Man on the Moon costar Courtney Love brought daughter Frances Bean, 8 (Dad was the late Kurt Cobain), and boyfriend Jim Barber, a record exec.
Passing time: In L.A., Jack Nicholson solved an uncommon conundrum—how do you fit three people into two floor seats?—by time-sharing with his kids Raymond, 8 (left), and Lorraine, 10 (right), throughout a Lakers-Rockets game.
Don't be Cruella: Glenn Close stopped when she spotted one of her hard-to-miss fans at the Manhattan premiere of 102 Dalmatians. The actress reprises her role as the hound-hating Cruella De Vil in the sequel to the hit 1996 flick.
Guy Ritchie brought Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, 4, to a service in London to honor his grandfather, war hero Maj. Stewart Ritchie. On Nov. 28, Madonna plays London's Brixton Academy.
The home office: When a nostalgic Sophia Loren found herself all dressed up in Procida, Italy, to shoot an upcoming Italian film, she found a place to go—her hometown, the nearby Pozzuoli. It was Loren's first visit in 15 years.