Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Drew Carey, Lisa Kudrow and Dustin Hoffman, along with studio brass Sherry Lansing (Paramount), Joe Roth (Disney) and Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), were among the Hollywood elite who turned out for Sunday's benefit premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" at Westwood's Avco theater.
The premiere, which raised $250,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, was followed by a kid-friendly party in the airy Armand Hammer museum courtyard. "Phantom Menace"-themed fare included Jar Jar burgers, Darth Maul dogs, Yoda's galactic guacamole, Wookie Cookies and Obi-Wan-derful Desserts.
Young "Phantom Menace" star Jake Lloyd, who plays Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a. Darth Vader), was nattily dressed in DKNY Kids but removed his tie to participate in some of the activities, which included modified bungee jumping and "Star Wars" video arcade games. Hey, even Darth Vader needs to cut loose sometimes.