It was obviously all about shooting pool at the third annual Pool Aid benefit the other day. About 1,500 young Hollywood types queued up at the Hollywood Athletic Club to participate in a six-ball double elimination tournament -- and ogle celebs Ben Stiller, the newly dark-haired Ellen Barkin, Sandra Bullock and various and sundry PYTs and hunks from "Melrose Place" and "Models Inc."
Stephen Baldwin, Luke Perry and Jason Gedrick hosted the Gen X bash, but the biggest star of the night was the great Pretender Chrissie Hynde, who showed up to hear her favorite band, Urge Overkill.
Celeb shutterbug Greg Gorman opened a new huge photo studio on Beverly Boulevard last week, attended by a few hundred of his closest friends/subjects, including Melanie Griffith, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Woods, Patrick Dempsey and Charlie Sheen.
"It's like a nightclub opening, not a photo studio. I love it," said the newly bobbed Griffith.
While no one was blown away by the turnout, the premiere of the movie "Blown Away" turned out to be a family reunion for a bunch of Bridges.
"It was a gas," said Jeff Bridges of his work in the film with Lloyd Bridges, who plays his dad on screen and off. Jeff showed up at the Mann National Theater in Westwood with wife Susan, while Lloyd escorted son Beau's wife, Wendy, and their son Dylan.
What was even more amusing, remembered Suzy Amis, who plays Bridges's wife in the film, was the fake nose Jeff wore.
"When we kissed in one scene, it came off," she said.