12/02/2002 at 01:00 AM EST
Curly-coiffed Nicole Kidman
hit her stride in New York City, where she was promoting her drama The Hours
. "A lot of who I am now is about instinct," said the actress of her choice to play novelist Virginia Woolf in the film, due Dec. 27. "I'm just going with the flow."
Bond ambition: In London, Madonna
paid a curtsy call to Queen Elizabeth
at the premiere of the 007 flick Die Another Day
. "Surprisingly, I wasn't nervous," said the Material Mum, who performs the film's theme song and has a cameo as a fencing instructor.
and Danny Moder
made a pet stop in Manhattan while strolling with their black Lab Louie. The newlyweds are in town filming Mona Lisa Smile
; Moder is a cameraman on the drama, which stars Roberts.
The Good Girl's Jake Gyllenhaal
found himself in good hands as he squired his new sweetie, Spider-Man
's Kirsten Dunst
, around Manhattan. A few days later the couple, who met through Jake's big sis Maggie, shared a smooch (inset) outside a SoHo eatery in the Big Apple.
A studly, stubbly Brad Pitt
escorted the missus, Jennifer Aniston
, to an L.A. store to check out a line of furniture designed by Sami Hayek (Salma's little brother). Pitt next plays a game show contestant in George Clooney
's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
, due Dec. 27.
Waste not, want not: While helping his mom, costume designer Patricia Bond, clean out her house in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, Keanu Reeves
took a load of garbage out to a nearby Dumpster (left). Then the conservation-minded actor—who was paid $30 million for next year's The Matrix Reloaded
and The Matrix Revolutions
, sequels to his 1999 blockbuster—decided to salvage a box from the same bin (center and right). Call it refuse he could not refuse.
Always on the cutting edge, Sean "P. Diddy
" Combs ripped into his 33rd-birthday cake at a New York City bash attended by 800 of his closest friends, including Russell Simmons, Janet Jackson
and Mary J. Blige, who sang "Happy Birthday."
Stroller derby: Anne Heche
(left) and hubby Coley Laffoon
took 8-month-old son Homer
on a shopping spree in Manhattan, where Heche is performing in Broadway's Proof
. Meanwhile, newborn James Wilkie Broderick
(above) was asleep on the wheel, chauffeured around town by his cap-tivated parents, Sarah Jessica Parker
and Matthew Broderick
He got game: In L.A., Jack Nicholson
scored points with son Raymond
, 10 (mom is Jack's ex, Rebecca Broussard), by taking him to see the Lakers host the Houston Rockets.
Golden opportunity: In L.A., Andy Garcia
lent a hand to daughter Dominik
, 19, as she was named Miss Golden Globe. The aspiring actress will escort winners off the stage during the Jan. 19 awards telecast.
Embraceable Hugh: Sandra Bullock
came through in the clutch as she and costar Hugh Grant
shot a scene in Manhattan for Two Weeks Notice
, a romantic comedy due Dec. 20.