"Operation Smile" International Youth Ambassador Jessica Simpson flashes her own mega-watt choppers Thursday while on Capitol Hill to promote the nonprofit group that helps children born with cleft palates. Her own trip to Africa last year "changed my life perspective ... of what a smile actually represents," she said.
Simpson, along with hairdresser pal Ken Paves (right), listens intently to Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) during a news conference, but she refused to answer questions about declining an invitation from the GOP to meet with President Bush. "I am here to support Operation Smile," she said. "That is the purpose of my trip."
Russell Crowe takes 2-year-old look-a-like son Charles for a spin Wednesday in Beverly Hills. Crowe will become a pop again when wife Daniel Spencer gives birth to their second son this summer.
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt prepares his plane for takeoff at Avignon Airport in Provence. While in the region, the expectant dad is taking flying lessons from his favorite instructor, whom he brought over from L.A.
Coordinated couple Mandy Moore and Zach Braff maintain a muted tone on their way out of New York City's Stanton Social restaurant on Saturday.
Christina Ricci sports a porcine prosthetic (but at least has some comfy boots on hand) Wednesday in London, where she's filming Penelope with Reese Witherspoon. Ricci plays a woman born with a pig's nose.
Denise Richards steals a smooch from actor Sean Patrick Flanery – and dodges a boom mic – in Hollywood on Wednesday. The pair were filming a pilot episode of the ABC drama Secrets of a Small Town.