updated 04/29/1996 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/29/1996 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Melrose Place's Grant Show—cheered by on-, off-and now on-again girlfriend and costar Laura Leighton—bubbled over with excitement after he drove a Celica to a first-place finish at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, Calif. Below, cuddling couple Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett rooted for Smith's Fresh Prince of Bel Air costar Alfonso Ribeiro, who placed third.
"It was like going on The Tonight Show," said Melrose Place hunk Andrew Shue after playing his first pro soccer game in America for the Los Angeles Galaxy. "You're nervous before you do it, but then you get into it." Though he played only at the end of the second half of the team's victorious season opener, Shue signed a one-year contract and will travel with the team.
Business was pleasure for Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant (center) on the New York City set of Extreme Measures, the medical conspiracy thriller the romantic duo are coproducing. Grant plays a young doctor in the movie, which also stars Gene Hackman and Sarah Jessica Parker and is due out in October.
Ah, the social obligations never end for John F. Kennedy Jr., who temporarily vacated his editor-in-chief office at George magazine in Manhattan for a quick trip to Geneva, where he and girlfriend Carolyn Bessette attended a bash thrown by Cartier.
Guest host Steve Forbes (left) met his mimic Mark McKinney when the two practiced for a sketch during the dress rehearsal before NBC's Saturday Night Live telecast. The failed Republican presidential candidate succeeded in helping SNL to triumph in the ratings over the premiere show of Saturday Night Special, Roseanne's new comedy sketch series for Fox TV.
Christian Slater surveyed the damage to gal pal Nina Huang's L.A. home after an electrical fire roused the sleeping pair earlier on the morning of April 14. The Broken Arrow star helped save Huang's two dogs from the blaze.
Lou Diamond Phillips and wife Kelly, a makeup artist, whistled a happy tune after the Broadway opening of The King and I. USA Today praised Phillips, who plays the king, for his "slyly humorous style."