Stars Come Out for an 'Unforgettable Evening'

Leading ladies Gwyneth Paltrow and Courteney Cox were feted by their A-list colleagues at a Beverly Hills benefit dinner honoring them last night.

Tom Hanks acted as emcee for "Unforgettable Evening," a benefit for the Women's Cancer Research Fund. Paltrow and Cox were recognized for their dedication to cancer causes. Gwyneth confessed she felt honored by the recognition. "I'm like a housewife in England," she told AP. "I'm married to a singer -- and now I'm here."

Steven Spielberg, Lisa Kudrow, Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z and Sheryl Crow were among celebrities who dined on filet mignon and chocolate covered strawberries. Beyoncé also treated the crowd to a rendition of Etta James' "At Last," as well as her hit songs "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies."

Beyoncé also praised Gwyneth's work on behalf of cancer research, calling the actress "one of my favorite people in the world."

Paltrow also praised Knowles' husband, Jay-Z, telling AP, "My husband's in Japan, but I've got Jay-Z, so that's even better!"