Smile and Say, 'Cheese'

updated 03/15/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/15/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

MADONNA on the red carpet in '98
Madonna is hamming it up for me. She cleared the way so I could get a nice full-length shot.

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES at the Miramax party in '03

ELTON JOHN & ELIZABETH HURLEY at Elton John's party in '00
They're good friends, and Elton's really playful at his parties. Liz was surprised here, but she is so beautiful you can't take a bad picture of her.

KATE CAPSHAW, ELTON JOHN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PATTI SCIALFA LILY REEVES, TOM HANKS, RITA WILSON, STEVEN SPIELBERG at Elton John's party in '94
It's not easy getting that many powerful people together. These big Hollywood types at one table—you only get that on Oscar night.

ERIKA CHRISTENSEN & TARA REID at Elton John's party in '01

HALLE BERRY & JAMIE FOXX at Elton John's party in '02
After the show was over, everyone was ready to let loose, relax and have fun. Halle was on cloud nine. I turned around and there she was clowning around with Jamie Foxx.

HUGH HEFNER & PLAYBOY MODELS at Elton John's party in '99
This was shortly after his marriage broke up. He was out and about like a wild man again.

CHARLIZE THERON on the red carpet in '00
She is the Muhammad Ali of the red carpet. Charlize knows how to give it to me more than any other actress. She's the champ.

JOHN MAYER & ANASTACIA at Elton John's party in '03
You don't have to be an actor to enjoy the Oscars. Musicians love it too, and they definitely want to be at Elton's party.

ROBIN WILLIAMS & BILLY CRYSTAL at the Governors Ball in '00
Comedians don't care if they look silly. In fact, they try to. When these guys are together, they are always on.

EMMA THOMPSON & JIM CARREY at Elton John's party in '96
I love getting people together. You see them talking and you never know what it's all about. Jim's witty. He keeps you laughing.

PAMELA ANDERSON & TIM ALLEN at Elton John's party in '01
All I can say is, he was totally enjoying the conversation, and what man wouldn't?

COURTNEY LOVE on the red carpet in '97
Courtney really cleaned up her act that night. This was the most beautiful I've ever seen her.

MARIAH CAREY & HOUSTON at Elton John's party in '99
You hear about these two competing against each other. Then you see them together and realize they are friends.

TRUDIE STYLER & STING at Elton John's party in '97

RACHEL GRIFFITHS & ANGELA BASSETT at Elton John's party in '03
Celebrities are fans too. You have no idea how many times I take photos of stars together and one will lean over and say, "Hey, can I get a copy of that?"

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