Yes, that was the Maternal Girl, Madonna, who marched out of her New York City digs en route to a baby shower thrown by gal pals. The pregnant pop star and her beau, trainer Carlos Leon, are expecting in November. Her other baby—Evita—is due in December.
Former Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna (left) strong-armed a lift from her fiancé, ex-L.A. Lawyer Harry Hamlin, when the couple competed in running relays at the Race to Erase MS, a Los Angeles fund-raiser. At the same event, Old Glory hog Chris Farley showed he's tough enough to play the title role in Beverly Hills Ninja, a martial-arts comedy due next year.
Dennis Quaid and his wife, Meg Ryan, worked the knight shift—love those matching outfits, kids—at the L.A. premiere of Dragonheart, Quaid's medieval creature feature costarring an animated dragon. Meg's own summer sizzler, Courage Under Fire, a military drama with Denzel Washington, opens July 12.
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper's Holly Robinson Peete hung with her hubby, Philadelphia Eagles QB Rodney Peete, at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, where they took part in a sports event benefiting the Rene Enriquez International Children's Foundation.
Traffic stopper George Clooney nabbed a cab the hard way while filming a scene in New York City for The Peacemaker, a thriller with Nicole Kidman. Clooney's next caper: lensing Batman and Robin in August. Then he's back to saving lives on ER.
The lights of Broadway shone especially brightly on Nathan Lane and Donna Murphy for winning Tony awards as best actor and best actress in a musical. Lane, who hosted the Tonys' show in Manhattan, got his award for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Murphy, who'd won for Passion in '94, took home her second Tony for The King and I.
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