updated 08/04/2008 AT 4:05 PM ET
•originally published 08/05/2008 AT 6:00 AM ET
Joel Madden, rocking 6-month-old daughter Harlow to sleep in his arms while waiting to board his flight back to L.A. from Dallas with Nicole Richie. “Nicole was smiling and literally skipped over to Joel, and he handed Harlow to her,” says an onlooker. “They looked like an adorable family.” When it was time to take off, the happy family – plus a younger, tattooed guy and an older blonde female companion – took their seats in first class. “The baby was wide eyed, watching everyone walk onto the plane,” the onlooker tells us.
Matt Damon, grabbing some Mexican food at Paquito’s Mexican Restaurant in Aventura, Fla. The actor, who sported a trucker hat and sunglasses on top of his head, dined with his wife and their daughter. According to an eyewitness, Damon fed their daughter Isabella, 2, and laughed with her as she sat in her highchair.
Also in Miami: Ben Affleck and pregnant wife Jennifer Garner, dining alfresco at the Mandarin Oriental. The twosome enjoyed salads on the terrace of the hotel’s Café Sambal, right on the Biscayne Bay.
Dolly Parton, singing to a star-studded crowd during her outdoor show at L.A.’s Greek Theatre. Vince Vaughnchatted closely with a beautiful brunette before the concert, and later, at intermission, held court as fans and friends gathered to talk to him near his table. But when she was singing, Parton had the crowd entertained: Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelleyclapped and sang along from their seats, about 10 rows from the stage. Nearby, Rose McGowan, in a yellow frock, stood up to clap and dance along too. Even Jackass star Johnny Knoxville showed his Parton fandom. He was spotted checking out Dolly tees and talking animatedly to concertgoers.
Eva Mendes, letting down her convertible top and cranking up her stereo for a spin in her sleek, black Mercedes. “She was driving, top down, hair flowing, music playing,” an observer tells us. “She just looked relaxed, and happy.”
Also Spotted …
Alexis Bledel, laughing while checking out Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, the new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. … Terrence Howard and Leasi Andrews, cuddling in a corner booth at Melrose Bar and Grill while sharing chopped chicken salad and pita bread.
By REAGAN ALEXANDER, PAUL CHI, JENNIFER GARCIA, MAUREEN HARRINGTON, MARLA LEHNER and DEBI SPRINGER
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