HOLLYWOOD — The paparazzi swarmed over each other to grab shots of Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' joint late arrival, but the evening still belonged to another trio at the premiere of "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."
Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore walked the red carpet together in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre Wednesday night, while celebrities piled in to watch the second big-screen adaptation of '70s' television's crime-fighting gals.
"Drew Barrymore, man, she's cute," gushed P. Diddy, flashing a wide smile and wearing a T-shirt that read "I Am the American Dream." "I like her style." Diddy embraced his friend Jamie Foxx as the two fielded questions from the press.
Plenty of eyes were on the burlesque dance troupe the Pussycat Dolls, who arrived together to catch a glimpse of their own performance in the movie and entertain a post-premiere party together with Kelly Osbourne. "I am really proud of the girls because they've done so much," said Carmen Electra, who has performed with the troupe (see "Christina, Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese Help Bring Back Burlesque").
Pink shines in "Charlie's Angels" in her own special way. "I play a tough bitch with an attitude," she said of her small part, adding dryly, "I had to work long and hard [to prepare] for that role."
There was no attitude coming from the main Angels, as Barrymore, Liu and a barefoot Diaz giggled, hugged and pranced about the carpet together. They chatted about the sequel, which they promised is filled with "more fun, more action, more music, broader comedy and dancing." (Click for photos from the movie.)
"We just got a little deeper into the personal lives of the girls," added McG, the music-video maverick who made his feature film directorial debut with the first "Charlie's Angels" flick. "And I wanted to make it work for the boys. It's sexier. And hopefully it's funnier with the addition of Bernie Mac. I ruined every take because I started laughing in the middle of it — every time [Mac] opens his mouth, I just sort of lose my mind and my milkshake flies out of my nose."
Mac said that, depending on his schedule with his television show, he'd be down to return as Bosley in a third "Angels," but that it's too early to say now whether that will happen.
"If the public wants to see another installment of these girls kicking ass and taking names, we'll have something to talk about," McG said. "But until then, who knows?"