updated 12/01/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/01/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST
Madonna hugs rapper 50 Cent during Spankin' New Music Week at MTV's Times Square studio. The hip-hop artist is promoting his new CD with G-Unit, Beg for Mercy; Madonna's plugging her new children's book Mr.Peabody's Apples and her new EP of remixed songs.
At an American Cinematheque tribute gala, honoree Nicole Kidman glows in a backless Jean Paul Gaultier dress. "I love flowers," says the actress, who wore amaryllis in her hair and orchids on her wrist (see inset). "I'm so appreciative and grateful."
Before taking the oath as the 38th governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger smooches wife Maria Shriver, while their sons Patrick, 10 (left), and Christopher, 6, get hands-on political experience.
Highs and Lowes
Rob Lowe (left) and his younger brother Chad got loopy on the Riddler's Revenge. The actors spent the day at Six Flags Magic Mountain with Rob's sons.
Kids and Play
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe With, their daughter Ava, 4, explore their natural surroundings with son Deacon, their latest family member, born on Oct. 23.
What's Up, Doc?
Noah Wyle shows off his new beard while toting 1-year-old son Owen (with wife Tracy Warbin). The actor recently returned to the ER set from paternity leave.
Molly Shannon cradles her 6-week-old daughter Stella Shannon Chesnut while strolling through LAX. Dad is the actress's fiancé, artist Fritz Chesnut.
Dude, Where's Your Car?
Ashton Kutcher escorts his cheerleaders—Demi Moore and her daughters Scout, 12 (left), and Tallulah, 9—after his NBA Entertainment League game.
Jennifer Garner dresses down while shopping for fresh flowers with her boyfriend, Alias costar Michael Vartan.
Tennis star Anna Kournikova relaxes in the sand with her boyfriend, singer Enrique Iglesias, to watch surfers while the sun goes down.
Brittany Murphy cozies up to her sweetie, talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz, as the Lakers beat the Miami Heat 99-77 at the Staples Center. The pair started dating last spring.
Posh and Ex?
Defying a recent rumor of marital woes, David and Victoria Beckham prove a fabulous fashion match at the swank Drones Club. Stories of an impending breakup are "complete rubbish," according to the couple's rep.
PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Salma Hayek frolics on the beach with one of her dogs that she brought to keep her company while she films the After the Sunset. The actress plays Pierce Brosnan's love interest.
After a screening of Intermission, his comedy due in March, Colin Farrell takes a smoking break while jaywalking in a bus lane. He's in town filming Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great project.
School of Jocks
At a press conference for his latest comedy School of Rock, Jack Black (center) breaks for recess with his costars Joey Gaydos Jr., 12, and Miranda Cosgrove 10.
Saturday Night Fever
Backstage at his Broadway show The Boy from Oz, Hugh Jackman (left) greets pal John Travolta.
Jude Law keeps a lollipop handy while filming a scene for the remake of the 1966 comedy Alfie. Asked about reports that the actor is dating his 20-year-old British costar Sienna Miller (below), Law's rep says, "Not
that I know of."
Par for the Corset
Britney Spears looks ready for the dominatrix revolutions while opening the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium with her new single, "Me Against the Music."
All Of US
Jada Pinkett Smith (left) and her husband, Will Smith, support pal Penélope Cruz at the Gothika premiere.