Star Tracks

updated 04/03/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/03/2006 01:00AM

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16
Jessica Simpson is dressed for political success on her way to a news conference for Operation Smile. Simpson serves as a youth ambassador for the charity, which provides plastic surgery to children with facial deformities. She turned down an invite to meet with President Bush but wouldn't tell Capitol Hill press why.

LOS ANGELES, MARCH 15
After the results show, American Idol contestants Chris Daughtry and Katharine McPhee are happy to be saved from elimination.

PARIS, MARCH 21
Her bump hidden beneath a trench coat, Angelina Jolie totes a bit of heavy reading: Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, MARCH 20
That's Jamie Foxx under the baseball cap with the mic in his face. He and Eva Longoria joined Wilmer Valderrama for the premiere of his trash-talking MTV game show Yo Momma.

MADRID, MARCH 16
Penélope Cruz and her boyfriend Matthew McConaughey (both in Dolce & Gabbana) are looking muy caliente at the premiere of her comedy Volver (Spanish for "to return").

L.A., MARCH 14
Mischa Barton (right) trades the club circuit for bingo with rocker beau Cisco Adler, his stepmother's sister Daryl Hannah and other stars to raise funds for The Painted Turtle, a camp for sick kids.

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 20
Tom Hanks does Manhattan, strolling uptown after a stop at the deli.

BILL TAKES A SPILL
MAUI, MARCH 16 He's up! He's down! He's clowning around! Bill Murray gets a taste of the life aquatic while hitting the waves with his board.

TOTS ON THE TOWN

LOS ANGELES, MARCH 19
Brooke Shields' baby-girl-to-be Grier, due this spring, has a very early playdate with Angie Harmon's daughter Avery, 8 mos., at the John Varvatos "Shop to Show Your Support" benefit. Over $235,000 was raised for the Stuart House, which aids abused children.

N.Y.C., MARCH 16
Julia Roberts and 15-month-old daughter Hazel enjoy a night out before Mom starts her Broadway run in Three Days of Rain March 28.

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 18
Liv Tyler's 15-month-old son, Milo, is all ears on a trip to his local playground.

EIF CANCER BENEFIT

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 15 "I remember dancing to the Jackson 5 when I was in seventh grade," said Katie Couric of the Motown theme she chose for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance benefit. The Today anchor cofounded the charity after her husband, Jay Monahan, died of the disease in 1998. The event raised over $4 million and drew celebs like John Legend, Greg Kinnear and Tina Fey.

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