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UPDATED 12/22/2003 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/22/2003 at 01:00 AM EST

The Cold and the Beautiful
WESTWOOD, CALIF, DEC. 7
An Emanuel Ungaro-clad Nicole Kidman yuks it up with Jude Law and Renée Zellweger (right, in Carolina Herrera) at the premiere of their drama Cold Mountain. Kidman did some Oscar lobbying for Zellweger, who flew in from the Bridget Jones set in London: "She's amazing in the film and definitely deserves [a nomination]. I'll be rooting for her."

Seoul Singer
SEOUL, DEC. 8
Britney Spear doesn't seem quite at home covered up in a modest Hanbok—a traditional Korean costume—to promote her CD In the Zone. But the pop princess sure picked the right shade of pink: In the old days, bright colors were reserved for royalty.

Laughing All the Way
MANHATTAN, DEC. 3
Sleigh belle Sarah Jessica Parker and her new TV guy, Mikhail Baryshnikov, look dashing in the (fake) snow while filming a scene for Sex and the City, which returns Jan. 4

CHECKING IN

LEO DiCAPRIO & GISELE BUNDCHEN
LOS ANGELES, DEC. 7
After the cheeky DiCaprio plants a smooch at a Lakers-Jazz game (above), the Brazilian model returns the favor. Call it nice teamwork.

KATE HUDSON
SANTA MONICA, DEC. 2
Is she hoping for an early release date? I Or just ahead of her time? When you see Hudson proudly wearing a "9 mos" T-shirt, even though mommyhood is still weeks away, you have to wonder. The baby will be her and rocker husband Chris Robinson's first.

REESE WITHERSPOON
BEVERLY HILLS, DEC. 5
Meanwhile, another young mom hauls takeout from Asakuma Sushi Delivery. Witherspoon and husband Ryan Phillippe have more mouths to feed since son Deacon joined their flock Oct. 23. Daughter Ava is 4.

JEN GOES BEN-LESS

Cool Intentions
SANTA MONICA, DEC. 4
Selma Blair (left) shares a close-up with close friend Sarah Michelle Gellar after giving her the Woman of Style award at an AIDS benefit. Gellar returned the compliment, saying, "Selma always has the best haircuts that I could never get away with."

Leading Man
BOCA RATON, DEC. 6
Matthew Perry gets his money's worth after bidding $10,000 to dance with his pal Jennifer Capriati during a celebrity auction to benefit abused children.

J. Lonesome
LOS ANGELES, DEC. 5 & 6
A weekend without Ben is still a busy one for Jennifer Lopez: At the KIIS FM Jingle Ball (1), a pantsuited Lopez gets behind the music to lead the audience in an impromptu rendition of her favorite Christmas tune, "Jingle Bells." She then introduced Jessica Simpson by saying, "They're not feeling it. They want Jessica to come out here. Oh, my God—she's got an incredible voice!" The next day, Lopez leaves the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills (2) in more casual gear. Later that night at Koi (3), she arrives in full-on diva mode, donning a pastel halter dress to dine with friends.

'TIS THE SEASON

Reindeer Games
HOLLYWOOD, DEC. 6
Proving it's better to be natty and nice, Ashton Kutcher tries a pair of antlers on for size during a Scientology benefit that raised $15,000 for underprivileged kids. The actor, who isn't a Scientologist, performed skits with his That '70s Show costars for an audience that included Tom Cruise.

Try Harder
HOLLYWOOD, DEC. 7
Bruce Willis spreads plenty of holiday cheer with his daughters Scout, 12 (in background), and Tallulah, 9 (center, in black hat), by attending a party for 300 foster children. As for his own Christmas plans, Willis opts for sanity: "I'm trying to stay out of malls. We'll have a lot of handmade gifts in our house."

Hark, the Charlie's Angel Sings!
ANAHEIM, CALIF, DEC. 5
Going retro with the Farrah Fawcett look, Jessica Simpson giggles while rehearsing for ABC's Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, airing Dec. 25. Her new sitcom will be on the same network.

Rapping Presence
MANHATTAN, DEC. 9
LL Cool J is a Claus with a cause, dressing up for a party with 250 disadvantaged kids hosted by a group that promotes arts education.

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