Switching subjects from math to chemistry, A Beautiful Mind costars Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, both 31, taught onlookers around Los Angeles last week a thing or two about romance. The Oscar winner and her British-born beau bussed on the Santa Monica beach (1, 2), then went for a stroll a few days later (3), dropping into the jewelry store Excalibur. Bettany also visited the L.A. set of Connelly's next flick, The Hulk.
The couple—who "became instant friends" while making Mind last summer, Bettany told People earlier this year—sported silvery rings (left), but Bettany's spokesperson says they're not engaged. Calling the relationship "very new" (Connelly and actor Josh Charles split in March), a source claims the two twisted shiny gum wrappers around their digits as a joke. Looks like the beginning of a beautiful more-than-friendship.
Hemlines may have been the haute topic for Kyra Sedgwick (left) and Julianna Margulies at the CFDA Fashion Awards—the Oscars of the fashion world—in New York City. "It's a little daunting," said Margulies. "I think actresses these days are supposed to somehow look like models and we're just not."
A stylish Ashley Judd had a Divine time with her hubby, race car driver Dario Franchitti, at the L.A. premiere of her new comedy, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
After an all-star concert at New Jersey's Giants Stadium, Garden State-variety hoops fans Jon Bon Jovi (left) and Richie Sambora flanked Nets guard Jason Kidd and his wife, Joumana. Meanwhile, fellow performer Celine Dion (below) guarded her net gains—an overflowing goodie bag.
Luciano's saving Grace: A creature of interesting habits, Grace Jones helped Luciano Pavarotti keep the tenor of things at the "Pavarotti & Friends" concert in Modena, Italy. The benefit raised nearly $2 million for Angolan refugees.
Worth the weight: Since Miranda brought the first kiddie to Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon (in a fat suit) practiced girth control to film an upcoming scene in Manhattan.
Pink—whose latest do and disc, Missundaztood, have gone platinum—got backup from mom Judy Moore before gettin' the party started at a Manhattan concert.
Family album: Vanessa Williams, currently strutting the Broadway boards in the hit musical Into the Woods, took a clan-do approach to the Tony Awards in New York City on June 2, bringing (from left) daughter Jillian, 12, parents Helen and Milton, daughter Melanie, 14, and son Devin,9. "I love playing a witch. I get right into character," says Williams, who earned a leading actress nomination. Alas, the evening held no fairy-tale ending for her. Top honors went to Thoroughly Modern Millie's Sutton Foster.
Tote of the Town: After beating France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in his fourth-round victory at the French Open earlier in the day, tennis ace Andre Agassi teamed up with his own little look-alike champ, 7-month-old son Jaden Gil (Mom is retired tennis star Steffi Graf), for a stroll on the streets of Paris.