updated 09/01/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/01/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
A holiday-minded Beyoncé Knowles traded in songs for sarongs while vacationing with her beau, rapper Jay-Z. The Grammy winners kept busy in France, motoring aboard a yacht and grabbing drinks with U2's Bono and model Helena Christensen.
Gwyneth Paltrow showered (right) and slathered on sunscreen while cruising the Mediterranean aboard designer Valentino's yacht. The actress will next portray poet Sylvia Plath in the biopic Sylvia, due this fall.
It was sanding room only for Mel Gibson as he frolicked with his 4-year-old. Thomas, the youngest of his seven kids. The Aussie's latest directorial effort. The Passion, a drama that depicts the last hours of Jesus Christ, will premiere next year (see page 66).
A sunny Jennifer Aniston saw things in black and white on her way to pal Courteney Cox Arquette's house. The actress—whose hubby, Brad Pitt, is in Mexico filming the epic Troy—is shooting the 10th and final season of Friends, which kicks off on Sept. 25.
Adam Sandier went airborne during a pick-up game of hoops on Broad Beach. The actor's next project, the romantic comedy Spanglish with Tea Leoni, begins filming in early November.
At Wrigley Field, Sharon Osbournes hrugged off her wild opening pitch at the Cubs-Dodgers game. Hubby Ozzy was also on hand to mumble his way through "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.
EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.
In a Matrix-worthy illusion, Keanu Reeves aligned his stripes with another player's for a real-life special effect at a charity hockey game.
East HAMPTON, N.Y.
A rag-topped Alec Baldwin went to bat at the annual Artists & Writers Softball Game, which raised $45,000 for local charities.
Decked out in red, white and blue, Bruce Willis sent a mixed message in his colorful garb. The Whole Ten Yards, the sequel to his 2000 hit comedy, opens this fall.
Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti smooched with his sweetie Drew Barrymore during Justin Timberlake's concert at Irving Plaza. Perhaps he was inspired by 50 First Kisses, the actress's romantic comedy with Adam Sandler, due in February?
Tree for Two
Kate Beckinsale nestled in the grass with her fiancé, Len Wiseman, who directed Underworld, a vampire flick (starring Beckinsale) due Sept. 19.
Sights in White Satin
"I wanted something classic," says Carmen Electra, who tried on gowns at the Monique Lhuillier (above, left and right) and Badgley Mischka (below and right) boutiques for her November wedding to rocker Dave Navarro. The actress eventually chose a Badgley Mischka but wouldn't say which one, only noting that it's "strapless with beading." Adds Electra: "I was inspired by Grace Kelly."
ON THE SET
In England, Annette Bening (below) took her seat time sipping a beverage between takes of Being Julia, a drama based on a 1937 W. Somerset Maugham novel. The next day in New York City, Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan (above) put on a parasold-out show on the set of the romantic comedy Laws of Attraction. In L.A., Brittany Murphy (left) had a grad hair day while filming a college-commencement scene on the campus of USC for her comedy Little Black Book.