AND THE WIND CRIES MARRYAndie MacDowell
's marriage to musician and former model Paul Qualley
nearly a decade ago bore no resemblance to her staid film nuptials in the current British comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral
, in which she plays an American who finds herself wedding a somber Scottish fellow clad in a kilt. "I had a hippie wedding," says MacDowell, 35, who's now raising son Justin, 7, and daughter Rainey, 5, in rural Montana with her husband. "We got married in the mountains. Instead of those gooey songs they always play after the wedding, I chose 'Angel' by Jimi Hendrix."
STOP THE PRESSES
Now that Michael Keaton
knows his way around a newsroom as an editor-in The Paper
, would the actor ever take a job in journalism? "No comment," says Keaton, 42. "See, I'm a reporter now, so I dig saying that. If I really-pursued a career in journalism, I would be interested in the gardening beat. I like those stories, 'How to make your azaleas bloom bigger and better.' My other interest is food. It would be really cool to be a restaurant reviewer. Maybe I'll start sending my resume out." Then again, being the top dog has its appeal, too. "I'd love to buy a smalltown newspaper," he says, "one where you could run the headline 'She Is Sick,' and everyone would know who you were talking about."
GETTING DOWNWesley Snipes
will soon start taking skydiving lessons to play a U.S. marshal on the trail of a murderer in the action flick Drop Zone
, due this fall. "I'm psyched! I'm not scared or anything," says Snipes, 31. Then, affecting a deep, macho voice, he adds, "That sounded pretty I manly; didn't it? Actually, when I'm in the plane and looking out the door, I'll probably be crying, 'Waaaait! Call in more stuntmen!' I just don't like high heights that involve my body and this little parachute thingy. Maybe next time I'll play a lawyer—someone who's a little more grounded."
WHY HE'S CALLED NEON
In the few weeks between football and baseball seasons, Deion Sanders
started a third career. The Atlanta Falcons cornerback and Atlanta Braves outfielder has been cutting his debut rap album, It's Time for Prime
, due in May. "I'm practicing all the time," says Sanders, 26, whose Braves teammates are privy to his works in progress in their spring training locker room in West Palm Beach. "It's not as easy as it looks to say, Igottabeoneofthebest/couldneverbeless/don'tevenstress/youcan'tgetwiththisikickthis
. There's gotta be a flow." As for rappers grousing about athletes making records, he says, "It's a lot easier for us to step into their territory than for them to step into ours. When they hear the stuff I'm gonna come out with, that's really gonna hurt them."