Hollywood lost a legend this week with the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, while many other stars were focused on their careers and family. Brad Pitt  and Angelina Jolie  made a rare appearance with all six of their kids in New Orleans, Reese Witherspoon  took care of last-minute wedding  preparations, and Johnny Depp  was on dad duty with Jack and Lily-Rose. That's not all that happened — click through to see all the best pictures and biggest news.
Brad Pitt  and Angelina Jolie  were spotted out in New Orleans  with all six of their kids walking and out on an alligator adventure  before Brad got back to work filming Cogan's Trade .
Girl About Town
Katie Holmes  continued her busy schedule with the debut of her new Holmes & Yang Valextra handbag  in LA before heading back to NYC  to premiere her short film for John Frieda .
Cut It Out
Brooklyn Decker showed off her new shorter hairstyle  after cutting 10 inches off!
Something to Smile About
Reese Witherspoon  stepped out with a smile  after celebrating her 35th birthday  with family. She's apparently been prepping for her weekend wedding , but the actress has also started promoting Water For Elephants  on a hot, new Entertainment Weekly cover  with costar Robert Pattinson .
A Legend Lost
Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday  morning. Her family  and good friends spoke out  about the loss and we remembered the icon with a look back at her life in pictures .
Penelope Cruz 's slim, post-baby body was on display during a day out with her brother Eduardo  and visit to Jimmy Kimmel , but she skipped a party with Javier Bardem later in the week .
Matt Damon  shared a scene with a giant grizzly bear  on the set of We Bought a Zoo  before cleaning up to hit the red carpet for the premiere of Jerry Weintraub's His Way .
Johnny Depp  was spotted dropping his kids, Lily-Rose and Jack , off at school in LA.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen  were both decked out in fur for a fashionable event at Barneys  and a night at the opera . They were dressed down in pajamas, though, for a spread in Vogue .
Jessica Alba  displayed her growing bump at the park  with Honor after a busy week spent with family , taking care of business , and showing off her pregnancy style .