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February 18, 2002
No one had a more camera-friendly NBA All-Star weekend than rapper Lil' Bow Wow, who was in Philly filming scenes for his upcoming movie Like Mike. Bow (below) stars as a 14-year-old orphan who dons a pair of old sneakers with MJ written on them and morphs into a trifecta-dropping, dunk-slamming superstar. Fox rented the Spectrum from last Thursday through Saturday to film cameos by, among others, Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Gary Payton and Rasheed Wallace. Chris Webber also came by on the final day of shooting and was cheered on by girlfriend Tyra Banks, who sat courtside wearing sunglasses, a pair of macadamia-sized diamond earrings and cornrows curled into Princess Leia-style buns. Bow also found time to walk the walk: He won MVP in last Friday's MTV Rock 'N Jock game....
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February 18, 2002

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No one had a more camera-friendly NBA All-Star weekend than rapper Lil' Bow Wow, who was in Philly filming scenes for his upcoming movie Like Mike. Bow (below) stars as a 14-year-old orphan who dons a pair of old sneakers with MJ written on them and morphs into a trifecta-dropping, dunk-slamming superstar. Fox rented the Spectrum from last Thursday through Saturday to film cameos by, among others, Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Gary Payton and Rasheed Wallace. Chris Webber also came by on the final day of shooting and was cheered on by girlfriend Tyra Banks, who sat courtside wearing sunglasses, a pair of macadamia-sized diamond earrings and cornrows curled into Princess Leia-style buns. Bow also found time to walk the walk: He won MVP in last Friday's MTV Rock 'N Jock game....

Yankees pitcher and veteran pub crawler David Wells may soon earn the nickname Water-boy. After drinking only water during a night out at Veruka in December, Wells again stuck to H[2]O while cohosting the New York City launch party for the Jaguar X-Type last Thursday. Miss USA, Kandace Krueger, cohosted, but it was the slimmed-down Wells (he's dropped 25 pounds since last season) who drew whistles for his appearance. More than 1,000 people showed for the bash, held in a Jaguar showroom, including Nets rookie Richard Jefferson....

For his latest IMAX film, Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa, David Breashears, who also directed Everest, assembled five trekkers to be led by a guide on a 10-day ascent of the mountain. The most surprising choice for the group? Model Heidi Albertsen, who Breashears first noticed on the cover of a fitness magazine. Says Breashears, "I chose Heidi because in her interview it was clear she has a deep connection to the outdoors. She was tough." Says Albertsen, "It was so nice not to have to worry about how you look for once. I washed my hair one time." What about the rumors she brought along lipstick? "It was lip balm," Albertsen swears. "I didn't care about my lips' color. I cared about them getting chapped."

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