updated 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
VH1 DIVAS, APRIL 18
Shake Your Moneymaker!
Ashanti kicked up her 4-in. heels in a coin-adorned Elie Saab dress while singing "Mo Money Mo Problems" at the gala, which raised over $300,000 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Five Easy Pieces
"Tonight, I had 10 go diva style! said Jessica Simpson, who made like Quick-Change Barbie in five outfits. From left: The singer arrived in gold sequins, then donned a black gazar number to sing "Lady Marmalade" with Patti LaBelle (above) and Cyndi Lauper. For her solo performance of "Take My Breath Away" Simpson flaunted a floor-sweeping jersey dress and later shimmered in a silk Elie Saab Couture gown During the '80s medley grand finale Simpson belted out "Higher Love" in a body-hugging black crystal-embroidered frock from the Donna Karan Collection.
5:00 P.M. Donna Karan
6:02 P.M. K. Mendel
6:53 P.M. Donna Karan
7:43 P.M. Elie Saab
7:58 P.M. Donna Karan
The Pickup Artist
CHICAGO, APRIL 17
George Clooney takes a fast break from shooting Ocean's Twelve, he sequel lo his 2001 hit, due in December.
ROME, APRIL 14
Penélope Cruz, in silk Valentino, paints the town red at the David di Donatello Awards—Italy's Oscars—where she won Best Actress for her role in the Italian drama Non Ti Muovere ("Don't Move").
Ben & Ted's Excellent Adventure
BOSTON, APRIL 13
Ted Kennedy and Ben Affleck form a political alliance at a gala that raised over $4 million for John Kerry's presidential campaign.
Grandma and the Lama
VANCOUVER, APRIL 19
Goldie Hawn introduces spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Celebration for Peace Concert, a musical tribute to His Holiness.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps?
SANTA MONICA, APRIL 10
Two days before going public about his ex, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, John Stamos picks up an axe for a benefit gig at the Special Olympics Prom.
LONG BEACH, CALIF., APRIL 18
Tom Cruise compares track records with Paul Newman at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Tiger in a Tank!
FORT BRAGG, N.C.,APRIL 16
Tiger Woods commandeers a Hummer assault vehicle to a kids' golf clinic on his visit to a military base, where he's been training with soldiers, shooting weapons, jumping from planes and even polishing boots. "If I weren't a golfer, I would have trained for special ops," says Woods. "This has been an absolute blast for me."
BELAIR, CALIF., APRIL 17
Showing he knows how to hold 'em, Jack Black puts on his pocker face at GQ's charity game, which included Tobey Maguire, Leonardo Dicaprio and Ellen DeGeneres.
BERLIN, APRIL 19
A radiant Drew Barrymore looks first-rate at the German premiere of her latest comedy, 50 First Dates, in which she costars with Adam Sandler.
NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 17
Riding an Italjet Torpedo 125 4t Scooter, The Sopranos' Mob boss James Gandolfini rules the streets as he takes his 4-year-old son Michael for a spin.
BEVERLY HILLS, APRIL 16
Al Pacino proves he's still got: plenty of pull as he gives his
twin 3-year-olds, Anton and Olivia, a ride through the neighborhood. Mom is actress Beverly D'Angelo.
BEVERLY HILLS, APRIL 18
A study in concentration, 2-year-old Maddox keeps his eyes on the road mom Angelina Jolie guides him around a local mall.