There were plenty of A-list laughs to be had stateside this week as some of the movie industry's biggest names presented their new comedies. In Los Angeles it was a strictly slapstick affair as [Brittany Murphy] met up with [Venus] and [Serena Williams] at the premiere of <I>Talladega Nights</I>. Three thousand miles away on America's Eastern seaboard, meanwhile, [Scarlett Johansson] was rubbing shoulders with the cream of New York society as her rather more high-brow movie <I>Scoop</I> had its debut screening.
She's not been seen on a tennis court for seven months, but the former number one is clearly back in shape after a well-earned sabbatical. As she frolicked in the surf this week, [Serena Williams] showed off her famously honed physique and the rippling muscles that give her one of the most powerful serves in the game.
[Catherine Zeta-Jones] added another gong to her growing collection when she was honoured for her "killer talent" at an awards ceremony in New York. The Welsh actress was applauded by a constellation of stars as she received the trophy from her <I>Chicago</I> co-star [Queen Latifah] in the heart of the Big Apple.