Because he appreciates good grooming, Lennox Lewis had his nails done on Aug. 28 at Fulton Nails in lower Manhattan, and because he likes to keep up with the local gossip, the heavyweight champ then dropped by K.C.'s Fulton Street Barbershop next door. Lewis's unexpected visit sent the barbers scurrying to a nearby drugstore, where they bought disposable cameras to take pictures with the champ. Though accompanied by a pair of bodyguards, Lewis was approachable and easygoing, says barbershop owner Ken Cole. Lewis didn't even mind that Cole keeps a poster of Mike Tyson, whom Lewis knocked out in June, on the wall of his shop. "Why'd you beat him so bad?" Cole asked. Lewis smiled and said, "Because he was a naughty boy."
?Talk about making a splash. At the premiere of the thriller Swimfan in Los Angeles on Aug. 19, Crossing Jordan star Jerry O'Connell and Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans made their first public appearance as a couple. The two met earlier this year when they were on rival teams at a charity bowling tournament in Las Vegas. When they started dating, says the 28-year-old O'Connell, "my mother pulled me aside and said, 'Jerry, I went on the Internet, and she is so successful. She's a four-time gold medalist. Jerry, this is the one.' " The 31-year-old Evans, who still holds world records in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle, recently signed on as a spokesperson for Campbell's V8 Splash and continues to make motivational speeches across the country.
?Celebrity sightings at Fort Valley State football games are rare, but Denzel Washington and his wife, Paulette, were in Macon, Ga., last Saturday to catch the college debut of 18-year-old John David Washington, the eldest of their four children and a 5'10", 160-pound freshman running back for visiting Morehouse. "He's an explosive back who has the ability to see openings and hit creases," says Morehouse coach Willard Scissum of John David, who finished the game with two carries for three yards in the Tigers' 23-0 loss.
?Is 20-year-old tennis star Andy Roddick dating 18-year-old actress Mandy Moore? Maybe. Asked at the U.S. Open last week if he was seeing Moore, who watched him play in Toronto last month, Roddick replied, "We're friends. You know, we hang out a little. She's come out to the tennis a couple of times, and her mom's a pretty big tennis fan." Among the celebrities hobnobbing at the Open last week: rocker Robert Plant, who snagged a John McEnroe autograph for his son, Jordan, 10, a budding tennis player. "He's the opening act I never had," Plant says of McEnroe.
?Rick Schroder has gone from the streets of New York City to the great outdoors. The former NYPD Blue star, who owns a 15,500-acre spread outside Grand Junction, Colo., will host The New American Sportsman, an updated version of the show that aired from 1964 to '84. Sportsman debuts on Sept. 9 on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. "I'm a big fan of outdoor sports," says Schroder, who first hunted at age 10 with actor William Holden. "I want to help educate people about the role those who hunt and fish have played in conservation." The first show features tarpon fishing off Key West with Jack Nicklaus.