Star Tracks

updated 03/08/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/08/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

A Closer Look
LONDON, FEB. 17
Cold Mountain costars Jude Law and Natalie Portman reunite to film scenes for Closer. The upcoming drama, which also features Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, centers on two couples whose friendship is threatened by infidelity.

Retro Active
LONDON, FEB. 18
Looking luscious in a vintage Valentino and Manolos, Jennifer Aniston beams at the U.K. premiere of Along Came Polly. "I'm more responsible, but I do lose my keys," she said when asked if she's as flaky as her movie character.

To Bead or Not to Bead?
NEW ORLEANS, FEB. 22
Ring master Elijah Wood lords over Mardi Gras as this year's bead-tossing King Bacchus during one of the Big Easy's largest annual parades.

Wonder Boys
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., FEB. 19
A tiara-wearing Robert Downey Jr. suffers the slings and sloppy kisses of cross-dressing Harvard students (never mind the fringed dainty) while accepting the Hasty Pudding club's Man of the Year honors. "I'm doubly blessed, because this is the first time a convicted felon has received this award," said the actor.

LAKERS VS. TRAIL BLAZERS
LOS ANGELES, FEB. 17

Old Schooling
Will Ferrell (right) shares a little game strategy—some advice on playing tenacious defense, perhaps?—with pal Jack Black.

Hung Up Again
BERKELEY, CALIF., FEB. 18
American Idol reject William Hung belts out his so-bad-it's-good cover of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" at a U.C. Berkeley volleyball game.

Laverne & Girly
Penny Marshall (left) consumes the right stuff while Lara Flynn Boyle keeps a lid on the action.

Two Good Men
Courtside king Jack Nicholson and pal Dennis Hopper put their heads together.

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Mommy & Me
LOS ANGELES, FEB. 19
While his ex surfaced at Mr. Chow (for the J. Lo-down, see p. 21), Ben Affleck gets back to basics, chowing down on Baja Fresh burgers and fries with his mom, Chris.

Drama Keen
NEW YORK CITY, FEB. 17
Lindsay Lohan, 17, mugs with her brother Dakota, 7, at the premiere of her comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

American Life
MANHATTAN, FEB. 20
Spiritual Mom Madonna, Guy Ritchie and their 3-year-old son Rocco, are all smiles after attending Friday night services at the Kabbalah Centre.

Sister, Sister
HOLLYWOOD, FEB. 19
Keanu Reeves whiles away an afternoon strolling with his younger sister Kim. The siblings went to see the erotic flick The Dreamers but left after half an hour.

Love Me Slender
NEW YORK CITY
Making like Marilyn, Anna Nicole Smith struts her newly svelte self at a recent Heatherette fashion show. The skinny on her fab figure? During her Feb. 22 E! special, Smith said she shed—ta da!—69 lbs., using TrimSpa.

Inaction Hero
BANGKOK, FEB. 23
Colin Farrell, who hurt his right foot and hand after slipping on steps at a local hotel, digs his new ride as he gets a push through Thailand's Krabi airport. Ever the trouper, the actor managed to finish shooting his final scenes for the epic Alexander despite the injuries.

Sleigh Belle
ST. MORITZ, FEB. 19
During a wintry vacation in the Alps, Elizabeth Hurley and her boyfriend, textile heir Arun Nayar, relish a snowy horse-drawn carriage ride with the model's 1-year-old son Damian.

Wrap Star
ASPEN, COLO., FEB. 24
Bundled up in blue, Michael Jackson does his best to blend in with the locals. The singer says he's on vacation and denies reports that he's in town to receive treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

Put Me In, Coach!
LOS ANGELES, FEB. 21
Jodie Foster shows off her court-worthy skills at a Harlem Globetrotters game, while team member Chris Sandy and 8-year-old Bobb'e J. Thompson (The Tracy Morgan Show) wait their turn. The actress, who returns to the screen this fall in A Very Long Engagement, brought along her son Charles, 5.

Not Just Another Pretty Ace
LONDON, FEB. 18
Venus Williams (left) works it with M.A.C spokeswoman Missy Elliott. They're at a launch party for the cosmetics company's Viva Glam V campaign to raise money for AIDS.

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