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The Scene: May 23, 2008

The biggest events from last week including David Cook's homecoming, Rihanna, Kristen Bell and more

Once you get over the thought of Jessica Simpson jamming with ZZ Top — and that may take a while — think about an equally random pairing: Robin Wright Penn and Alan Arkin, snuggling under the covers for their upcoming film.

HAIR SHOW
Jessica Simpson laughs with ZZ Top's Dusty Hill at rehearsals for the America: United in Support of Our Troops concert at California's Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

COOK-ING UP A FAN BASE
The crowd swarms American Idol finalist David Cook following his Kansas City, Mo., homecoming appearance. Is this a sneak preview of what's to come if he wins? We're thinking yes.

DOUBLE TAKE
Rihanna poses with two young fans backstage during the Miami stop of the Glow in the Dark Tour, headlined by Kanye West.

EAR SHE IS
Hilary Swank goes for a ride on the set of the 2009 biopic Amelia; she plays famed pilot Amelia Earhart.

ALL THE RAGE
Is Kristen Bell filming a scene for the comedy When in Rome, in which she stars as a museum curator who's bombarded with male suitors after she takes ''magical'' coins from a fountain? Or is she just growling at the paparazzi?

THE WRIGHT KIND OF ROMANCE
In an exclusive sneak from the upcoming dramedy The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (out 2009), the devoted title character (Robin Wright Penn) shares a moment with her husband (Alan Arkin).

Originally posted May 16, 2008 Published in issue #992-993 May 23, 2008 Order article reprints