updated 12/26/2006 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/01/2007 AT 6:00 AM ET
Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw, gearing up for a family vacation at Nashville’s Neptune Diving & Ski shop along with their three daughters, Gracie, 9, Maggie, 8 and Audrey, 5. The country singers dressed incognito – McGraw in jeans, a sweatshirt and a knit toboggan hat with a Tennessee Titans logo, and Hill sans make-up with auburn hair – their daughters received fittings and snacked on fudge, cookies and cheese balls. When the family was ready to leave, McGraw pulled up their white SUV – where their dog had been waiting in the front seat – and Hill and the girls climbed in.
New parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, sharing a butterscotch silk sticky toffee pudding with mascarpone sorbet at West Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont. “They looked adorable together,” an onlooker says, “kissing and holding hands in the twilight.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt and boyfriend Ross McCall, serving food to the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission along with Jason Ritter and Melissa Joan Hart. “They had big holiday smiles as they piled food onto their plates,” an onlooker tells us.
Gwen Stefani and her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, dining at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks with son Kingston, 7 months, and nine friends. The party, sitting at a red-vinyl banquette, noshed on pollo en mole, chips and guacamole, and margaritas. “They were holding hands and taking turns holding Kingston,” an onlooker says. “Everyone was having such a wonderful time.” Also making the scene: hockey star Wayne Gretzky and wife Janet Jones-Gretzky “cuddling,” an onlooker tells us.
Andy Garcia with wife Marivi Lorido Garcia, sharing a meal with their children at Beverly Hills eatery Maestro’s Steakhouse. The family enjoyed steaks and sautéed broccoli. “They looked like such a happy, loving family,” a fellow diner tells us.
Jessica Alba and beau Cash Warren, partying at West Hollywood hot spot Hyde where they sipped Cristal as Rihanna’s hit “S.O.S. (Rescue Me)” played. An onlooker says: “They were kissing and singing along.”
By KAY WEST