Oscar winner Mira Sorvino got downright puffy at Cigar Night at Havana, a benefit in L.A. for Patronato José Martí, a Cuban cultural group. Sorvino's latest el producto? Smoking up the small screen as Marilyn Monroe in HBO's biopic Norma Jean and Marilyn.
Living Single's Queen Latifah basked in the slimelight at Nickelodeon's annual Kids' Choice Awards in L.A., which were co-hosted by Whitney Houston and Rosie O'Donnell.
Brooke Shields (left), ex-SNLer Rob Schneider and Family Ties' Justine Bateman paraded like peacocks as NBC trumpeted its fall lineup in Manhattan. Shields will star in Suddenly Susan, a comedy slotted between Seinfeld and ER. Schneider and Bateman team in Men Behaving Badly, a sitcom.
Twister's meteorological spin doctor Bill Paxton demonstrated his Life Save-ring technique when he and his wife, Louise, touched down in L.A. for the premiere of his smash action-adventure movie.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford hit the ground running at the Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles, which raised $1.5 million for research on breast and ovarian cancers. Crawford made it through the 5K race (3.1 miles) in 32 minutes.
Lois & Clark's Dean Cain tried to transform himself into The Man of Steal (alas, his team lost) as he returned to his alma mater, Santa Monica High, to hoop it up at a game to benefit the school.
Figure skating queens (from left) Debi Thomas, Kristi Yamaguchi, expectant mom Nancy Kerrigan and Nicole Bobek were among the blade-running legends who immortalized their hands and feet in concrete at the new U.S. Figure Skating Walk of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dustin Hoffman took a bicameral approach to the paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor was there to talk up his film version of David Mamet's American Buffalo, due this fall.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who just wrapped Romeo and Juliet in Mexico, bridged generations (and geography) by bringing in his grandmother Helena Iden-birken who lives in Germany, and his mom, who lives in L.A., to join him at Cannes, where he hyped Marvin's Room, a family drama due in October.
Wonderbra model Eva Herzigova brought uplift to the film festival, where the Czechoslovakian stunner whipped up the crowd in a sexy number she wriggled into for a photo session with the celebrated shutterbug, thinky-kinky Helmut Newton. Anybody ready for a remake of Kitten with a Whip?
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