Star Tracks

updated 02/24/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/24/1997 01:00AM

Pierce Brosnan has scored big as Agent 007, but he muffed a 20-yard field goal while taping the Late Show with David Letterman in Manhattan. Still, his thriller Dante's Peak kicked in $18.5 million its opening weekend.

Shorn and sassy, Julia Roberts jammed with a fellow partygoer to the Funky Hippez during the wrap party for Conspiracy Theory, her thriller with Mel Gibson due this summer, at the Derby nightclub in Hollywood.

Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris (left), Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary delivered the goods at New York City's Motown Cafe. The precious cargo wasn't the take from their latest CD, but Boyz II Bearz, teddy bears that play their favorite Boyz tunes.

Earth angel Elton John (below) wowed the crowd at the Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit in Manhattan, which raised a cool $1 million. John and pals Luciano Pavarotti and Jessye Norman set hearts afire with spirited performances, but dinner with Cindy Crawford (right, with her date Rande Gerber) was a hot ticket, auctioned for $25,000.

Beverly Hills, 90210's Ian Ziering got a little sweet on his female costars (from left, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Kathleen Robertson and Jill Novick) at a bash celebrating 90210's 200th episode in—where else?—Beverly Hills. "Looking back, it feels like a thousand outfits," Garth says of hitting the milestone. "It's all about the outfits and hairstyles."

Having just finished a double shift on Chicago Hope, Isabella Rossellini got puffy in Paris, where she presided over the César movie awards.

DNA-blessed curlytop James Garfunkel, 6, chimed in with his dad, Art Garfunkel, at a Grammy concert in New York City.

A lamé-laden Sharon Stone showed she's a true gold digger when she strolled through the L.A. International Airport lugging Jackie Collins's page-turner Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge. Stone next films the drama Freak the Mighty.

No rope-a-dope, Muhammad Ali hooked up with Sidney Poitier at a rehearsal for ESPN's ESPY Awards held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Poitier presented Ali with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage the next evening.

Ya gotta have Friends, and Matthew Perry's got a lot of 'em: All of his TV castmates, including Jennifer Aniston (left, with boyfriend Tate Donovan) and Lisa Kudrow (with husband Michel Stern), turned up for the L.A. premiere of Perry's latest feature film, Fools Rush In, a romantic comedy with Salma Hayek.

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