Rein check: Sure, he's an accomplished equestrian, but Prince William
(above right, with fellow spectators) chose to spurn the saddle in favor of cheering on his dad, Prince Charles, and younger brother Prince Harry
, who competed at the Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire, England.
There's no place like Rome: Making like tourists, Tom Hanks (right) buddied up with Bruce Springsteen to check out St. Peter's Basilica while vacationing with their families in Italy. Hanks just wrapped the drama The Road to Perdition; the Boss has been laying low.
In Las Vegas Whitney Houston exhaled—and exulted—as she received lifetime—achievement honors at the BET Awards, which recognizes African-American entertainers. "I'm every woman! I'm a survivor," said Houston as she accepted her statue from longtime collaborator Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. "The best is yet to come."
Tom flies when he's having fun: After a day on the set of their upcoming sci-fi thriller Minority Report, Tom Cruise
and director Steven Spielberg (with his wife, Kate Capshaw) hitched a copter ride back to their hotel in Irvington, Va.
Yep, she still bops: Cyndi Lauper turned up the heat at the annual Gay & Lesbian Pride March in Manhattan, performing two songs from her album Shine, due in September.
Just push play: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler indulged a few of his hang-ups in New York City, where he and his band—who just inked a huge deal to plug Dodge cars—stopped during their summer tour.
Mama was a strollin' Stone: While husband Phil Bronstein recuperated at home from foot surgery after being attacked by a lizard at the L.A. Zoo, Sharon Stone indulged in a pet project of her own: shopping with their 13-month-old son Roan.
During a trip to Saint-Tropez, Liam Neeson held an impromptu family gathering with his wife, actress Natasha Richardson, and their sons Micheal, 6, and Daniel Jack, 4. Neeson's next film is the drama Gangs of New York, due in December, while Richardson stars this fall in the comedy Wakin' Up in Reno.
"It's even more special because it's not anything involving basketball," said Magic Johnson, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for helping to create a theater chain for minority communities. Joining him in the celebration (clockwise from bottom left): sons Earvin III, 9, and Andre, 19; parents Earvin and Christine; wife Cookie; and daughter Elisa, 6.
For her concert tour de France, Madonna
brought along a coterie that included Gwyneth Paltrow
, who kept the Music maven company in between performances in Paris.
Worth the wait? More than 25 years after first meeting, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles indulged in their first public peck, at a London charity event.