updated 08/25/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/25/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
New York City, Aug. 7
Chasing birds, tackling the jungle gym, the swings, the slide and then the merry-go-round—whew! But Katie Holmes had no trouble keeping up with daughter Suri, 2. Holmes—who is in town rehearsing for her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's drama All My Sons—"was a very normal, cool mom," says a bystander. "She was just doing her thing with Suri."
A WAVE CATCHES MATT!
Malibu, Aug. 9
Life really is a beach for new dad Matthew McConaughey.
IT'S BRAD & MADDOX
Brignoles, France, Aug. 5
Sharing their need for speed, Brad Pitt helps Maddox celebrate his 7th birthday with a trip to the go-cart track.
Queens, New York, Aug. 7
American Idol's David Cook tries to hit a high note while taking batting practice with the New York Mets.
MILEY: PLAYFUL PEDALER
Toluca Lake, Calif., Aug. 5
Miley Cyrus hits the road with a pal.
JEN HOME ALONE
Los Angeles, Aug. 5
Jennifer Aniston spent the week close to home while boyfriend John Mayer vacationed in Cabo San Lucas with pals. The trip raised eyebrows but sources say the couple are going strong.
Morocco, Aug. 11
Reese Witherspoon visits her (mega muscled!) boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal, on the set of his upcoming film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The film is based on the video-game hit of the same name.
RIHANNA & CHRIS
Bridgetown, Barbados, Aug. 10
Rihanna visited her home country of Barbados with her boyfriend (they have yet to confirm their relationship), singer Chris Brown.
SUNNY DAYS FOR BRITNEY
Beverly Hills, Aug. 5
Britney Spears, who's been house-hunting and spending time with her boys, is all smiles while out shopping. Three days later, Spears flaunted her figure at a friend's house in Bel Air.
KELLY: GETAWAY GLAM
Saint-Tropez, Aug. 6
Destiny's Child alum Kelly Rowland shares a laugh with pals at Nikki Beach.
MARIAH & NICK
Long Island, Aug. 9
Newlyweds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon prove to be a hands-on couple at L.A. Reid's "Summer of Love" bash. The party, held at Reid's Hamptons home, was a belated celebration of the pair's April marriage.
MOM'S DAY OUT!
JOEL, NICOLE & HARLOW
Santa Monica, Aug. 4
Nicole Richie pushes 7-month-old Harlow Winter while on a family outing. The night before, Joel Madden was on daddy duty, rocking Harlow to sleep in his arms before all three boarded a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles.
SHANIA & EJA
Huntsville, Ont. Aug. 11
Shania Twain and son Eja D'Angelo, 7, take an ice-cream break. "On a scale of 1 to 10, she's not there yet," says a source about how the singer is coping with her split from Eja's dad, husband Robert "Mutt" Lange. "But she's progressing."
MARCIA & EDEN
Santa Monica, Aug. 5
Marcia Cross gives 18-month-old daughter Eden a squeeze at a local playground.
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