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updated 06/11/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/11/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT

A confetti shower reigned down on pop princess Jessica Simpson as she performed on CBS's The Early Show in Manhattan to promote the June 5 release of her latest album, Irresistible.

Her work on Shrek has obviously given Cameron Diaz a soft spot for supersize creatures. The actress leaped to her feet to greet Shaquille O'Neal during the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff sweep of the San Antonio Spurs at L.A.'s Staples Center.

A shutterbug's life: Johnny Depp's nasty run-ins with photographers may be behind him. The actor finally found a lensman he clicked with—himself!—at the London premiere of Blow. Depp is currently in theaters Stateside with The Man Who Cried, a drama costarring Christina Ricci.

A bedazzled Kelsey Grammer collected kisses from wife Camille (left) and mom Sally after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in L.A.

Night Ryder: Just weeks after breaking her arm after she fell from a bike while filming the comedy Deeds, Winona Ryder got back in the saddle on the movie's Manhattan set.

"Gloria Steinem is so fabulous, I was happy to come," said The Practice's Kelli Williams (left), who joined the famed feminist and Sex and the City's Kristin Davis at Manhattan's Gloria Awards, which honor inspirational women.

Kevin Richardson switched from Backstreet Boy to water boy when the group's fans got a little overheated during its MTV concert in Key West, Fla. The band returns to the Sunshine State on June 8 to kick off its summer tour in Orlando.

Lynda Carter (center, left) slipped back into superhero mode for Wonder Women, a Manhattan lunch honoring female cable TV execs. Fellow presenter Phyllis George, the former Miss America turned actress, lent a helping hand.

Move over Carmela: Juliette Lewis and Uma Thurman logged extra time in the makeup and "big hair" trailers to play Joisey goils on the Bayonne, N.J., set of Hysterical Blindness. The comedy is slated to air on HBO next year.

Costars Ana Gasteyer and John Leguizamo were on their Worst behavior for the L.A. opening of their comedy What's the Worst That Could Happen?

After avoiding getting whacked this season on The Sopranos, Joe Pantoliano continued to press his luck in Manhattan, shooting craps for charity at Hugo Boss Vegas Night.

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