Star Tracks for Dec. 19, 2006

The Simple Life Star revs up for the holidays with a party thrown by BFF Paris Hilton. Plus: Beyoncé, Katie Holmes and more

HELPING HANDS

Katie Holmes spends her 28th birthday on Sunday with stepkids Connor and Isabella by playing Santa to a needy family in East Los Angeles: They brought the family gifts and a Christmas tree on a visit arranged by a local nonprofit organization.