LOOK WHO'S DIETING
Roseanne Barr and hubby Tom Arnold are happy to report that between them they have dropped 115 pounds, or the combined weight of a whole other person, say, Sally Field. In six months, Arnold has shed 70 pounds. and Roseanne 45. How did they do it? "No sugar, low fat, and exercise every day," says Arnold, adding that they had workout equipment installed in their Los Angeles home.
When the two married last year in a civil ceremony, Barr said she would change her name to Arnold if Tom converted to her religion, Judaism. Well, he's about to, and as a result Barr and Arnold will retake their vows in a Jewish ceremony on June 23 in a Los Angeles synagogue. And come next season, her Roseanne credits will read "Roseanne Arnold."
Following the event, the Arnolds begin their Honeymoon Tour (he's the opening act, she's the headliner) on June 27 in Seattle. They are on the road until it's time to go back to work on Roseanne in August.
SULTAN OF SWEAT
Meanwhile, John Goodman, who plays Roseanne's husband on TV, has probably made more of his hiatus periods than any other TV regular. During his 1990 hiatus, Goodman starred in King Ralph and costarred in Fox's upcoming Barton Fink. This year's break finds him in Chicago, where he's playing Babe Ruth in The Babe, the first movie under his three-picture deal at Universal.
Like Ruth before him, though, Goodman is no free agent. He still has four more years to go on his Roseanne contract. How does he manage his TV-film balancing act? With help. Goodman's rep, Stan Rosenfield, says Roseanne's producers, who obviously understand the value of keeping the big man happy, have "let John off early and in some cases changed hiatus schedules to accommodate him."
ROMANCE OFF THE SET?
James Cameron directed Linda (Beauty and the Beast) Hamilton in 1984's The Terminator and then again in the upcoming Terminator 2. Sources now tell us that Cameron, who is married to director Kathryn (Blue Steel) Bigelow, and Hamilton have become romantically involved. Cameron strongly denies the report, saying, "Linda and I have a good working relationship—that's all. Kathryn and I are very happy together."
A woman enters into a marriage of convenience with an illegal alien. After the wedding, "the newly-weds shake hands and return to their former lives until an overeager immigration agent begins to pursue them." The couple, forced to live together, "come to realize how much they care for each other."
Green Card, with Andie MacDowell and Gérard Depardieu, right? Wrong. The quotes come from a press release heralding A Paper Wedding, a French-Canadian movie opening this week in New York City. Directed by Michel Brault, it stars Genevieve Bujold and Manuel Aranguiz.
According to press agent Susan Senk, Paper Wedding was made in 1989, a year earlier than Green Card, and is "more touching and political" than the MacDowell-Depardieu film.
Hollywood Stats: There are 59 stuntpersons listed in the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves credits, but only 37 actors.