updated 06/07/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/07/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Pitt and Clooney watch the rubber meet the road at the time trials for the Monaco Grand Prix, chatting with drivers and checking out the Formula One wheels (their three-day jaunt was hosted by the Jaguar team). "We like the cars," Pitt said, "That's why we're here."
Brad Pitt makes a splash on the Riviera with Ocean's Twelve buddies George Clooney and Matt Damon—then heads to Paris for a romantic rendezvous with Jennifer Aniston. Talk about la dolce vita!
FRIDAY, MAY 21
7.0 for the dive, 10.0 for the abs: From the deck of a chartered yacht, Pitt strips, flips and splashes down with Damon. They spent the night at a 19th-century villa owned by Monaco's Prince Rainier (far left).
SUNDAY, MAY 23
Jet Ski fan Pitt indulges his need for speed in Portofino, Italy, after breakfast on a 150-ft., $25 million yacht with Damon and his girlfriend, interior designer Luciana Barroso, as well as Clooney (who, like Pitt, traveled solo). The gang soon hopped back to Paris for Ocean's Twelve filming. Next, they plan to shoot in Rome and at Lake Como, where Clooney is a homeowner.
MONDAY, MAY 24
Jennifer Aniston joins her mister in Paris for a surprise: After drinks atop the Centre Pompidou, Pitt hires a 60-ft. boat for a private cruise: on the Seine until 2 a.m.
She's Got a Point
INGLEWOOD, CALIF., MAY 21
Wearing a jewel-encrusted bustier by Christian Lacroix—as well as a black brace for her ailing left knee—Madonna gets into the groove by belting out "Vogue" during a dress rehearsal for her Re-Invention world tour. Three days later she performed on opening night for a crowd that included Christina Aguilera, David Spade and, of course, husband Guy Ritchie.
The Wrongest Yard
NEW YORK CITY, MAY 22
On the set of the comedy Synergy, Dennis Quaid sets up to make a pass While filming a scene with costar Topher Grace (left). Quaid plays a demoted ad exec saddled with a younger boss(Grace) who's having an affair with his daughter (Scarlett Johansson).
MALDEN, MASS., MAY 24
Boston Red Sox fan Ben Affleck (right) gets a hold of Nomar Garciaparra at the shortstop's bowling tournament, which raised around $400,000 for various charities. "I could be the worst bowler ever," says the actor. "I throw a ball, and it becomes a curve ball."
Sometimes a Bridesmaid
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA., MAY 20 & 22
Angelina Jolie and her 2-year-old son Maddox get gussied up to join the bridal party for the wedding of the actress's personal assistant Holly Goline at the Beachview Club resort. Two days earlier, a bikini-clad Jolie tested the local waters (below).
NEW YORK CITY, MAY 21
Daytime Emmy winner Ellen DeGeneres shows plenty of affection for her outstanding talk show award. "I should have been in daytime a long time ago," said the host. "I can relax and not have any secrets,"
WEST HOLLYWOOD, MAY 23
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake share a laugh after the actress tried—and failed—to toss a ball over a fence, to return it to a group of kids.
MANHATTAN, MAY 20
Ever the work-it girl, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth flaunts her buff bod in a bathing suit at Kenneth Cole in Rockefeller Center while looking for something to wear to a gala for The Apprentice creator Mark Burnett.
Love and Carriage
LONDON, MAY 20
Gwyneth Paltrow takes her 6-day-old daughter Apple for a stroll near her home in London's Knightsbridge neighborhood. Or does she? British papers reported that the actress was merely pushing an empty pram to give paparazzi idling outside her front door what they wanted: a shot of the new mom with a stroller. A rep for the actress had no comment.
A Kiss Before Flying
LONDON, MAY 23
Elle Macpherson gives 6-year-old son Flynn a quick peck after he fell down at Heathrow Airport, where they were awaiting a flight to Ausralia. Dad is the model's fiancé, Swiss financier Arpad Busson.
HOLLYWOOD, MAY 23
Debra Messing coddles her 7-week-old son Roman during a shopping trip. The tot's dad is the actress's husband, actor-screen writer Daniel Zelman.