Star Tracks

updated 02/19/2001 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/19/2001 AT 01:00 AM EST

It was a braid new world for hip actor Leonardo DiCaprio on location in Rome, where he's filming the gangster drama Gangs of New York. The Martin Scorsese-directed period film, which costars Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis, is due out at the end of the year.

Court jester: Heather Locklear was sitting pretty front and center at L.A.'s Staples Center. The actress scored a little playtime from her Spin City duties to see the Los Angeles Lakers knock off the Charlotte Hornets.

Evening stars: Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow (along with pal Debi Mazar) shared a laugh after the reservationless trio opted not to wait for a table at Peppone's restaurant in L.A.

A new Danes is yawning: Perhaps Claire Danes clocked a little too much time on The Hours, an ensemble drama she is currently filming in New York City. But her effort to remain alert drew applause from her peppy costar Meryl Streep, who plays Danes's mother in the film.

Despite rumors of a split, Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Puffy" Combs dined out together in New York City. The couple remain an item, say their reps, but lately have been going solo, she to flog her flick The Wedding Planner and her CD J.Lo, he to stand trial on gun possession and bribery charges related to a December 1999 incident at a New York City nightclub.

Kiss the cook: Hannibal adversaries Julianne Moore and Anthony Hopkins put their differences aside to swap smooches—and perhaps a few new recipes—at the film's New York City premiere.

Baby steps: Emma Thompson found herself lagging behind on a walk with daughter Gaia, 1, in London (dad is actor Greg Wise). Thompson stars in HBO's Wit, airing March 24.

Heavenly duo: Former Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith took the air in L.A. with Spencer Margaret, 15, her daughter with third husband Anthony Richmond.

For her Feb. 2 wedding to media mogul Barry Diller at a city office in lower Manhattan, designer Diane Von Furstenberg's family (above, with the bride and groom) turned out in full force (from left, granddaughter Talita; son Alexandre; daughter Tatiana; granddaughter Antonia; and Tatiana's fiancé, Russell Steinberg). Later, at the reception at Von Furstenberg's home, well-wishers included actor Warren Beatty (below), director Mike Nichols and his windblown wife, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (right), and womenswear designer Shoshanna Lonstein.

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