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Tom and Katie hit Rome for a mission impossible ... Stephen Sondheim celebrates his 75th with a concert, naturally ... Lauryn Hill pulls a diva act.

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Renée Rockefeller

Renée Rockefeller

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — you've heard of them haven't you? — took their love affair to Rome, where Tom has begun filming "Mission: Impossible III," costarring Michelle Monaghan as his on-screen love interest. And here's a small flash ... there's talk on the set that Tom is trying to find a cameo in the movie with which to surprise his bride-to-be so they can work together even for a little bit. Roman romantics lined the bridges to watch Tom, who was filming on the Tiber river, and they all got a treat watching Katie in jeans and a brown leather jacket with her hair in a ponytail, bestowing one of her lingering kisses on her fiancé, who looked pretty sexy in black jeans and a tight burgundy T-shirt.

Dear Katie asked Tom to be careful before he jumped into a boat for a high-speed chase scene on the water. If you're going to be in the Eternal City and want to catch sight of the darlings, they have St. Peter's Cathedral and the Trevi Fountain on their schedule over the weekend. But you'd better be quick.

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Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 75th birthday with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl for 17,000 fans last week. Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Elaine Stritch, Josh Groban and Len Cariou were among Sondheim's dearest pals who performed. Naturally, the highlight of the evening was when Barbra Streisand sashayed out and led Warren Beatty and the others in singing "Happy Birthday." Lansbury had a wee mishap, tripping and falling down during her curtain call, but she got right up without missing a beat. If she doesn't know there's no biz like show biz, nobody does.

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Singer Lauryn Hill kept more than 2,000 fans waiting for almost three hours at her London concert because of wardrobe woes. "I have a problem with procrastination," she said. "I have a great deal of difficulty deciding what to wear — I guess it's a woman thing." Those concert goers unhappy with the wait were given a refund. In the end, Lauryn took the stage wearing a white lace blouse, a long skirt, African bracelets and Asian earrings. No word on whether it was worth the wait.
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