Could Catherine Deneuve and Gerard (Get Out Your Handkerchiefs) Depardieu be the hot new Gallic Romantic Couple? That's what director François Truffaut says he had in mind when he teamed them up in his soon-to-premiere Le Dernier Métro (about a Paris theater during the Nazi occupation). Right after the Truffaut flick, they were cast together again in I Love You (shot in St.-Tropez, above), and Depardieu does seem in danger of being ignited—at least by Deneuve's ciggy. But then, perhaps to cool down, they moved to the film's Paris location. The first scenes there were shot at what had been Ayatollah Khomeini's final place of exile before returning to Iran.
To celebrate their new LP, Emotional Rescue, the Rolling Stones threw a bash with a rehabilitation theme. The hall was decorated like a hospital, with wheelchairs, videotapes depicting open-heart surgery and bartenders decked out in operating room greens. But despite rumors, this was not to suggest the Stones (from left: Bill Wyman, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) need emergency care to stay together. "Nothing can last forever," admits the group's spokesman, Paul Wasserman. "But the Stones have no immediate plans to disband."
Little League Justin (Kramer vs. Kramer) Henry, 9, was the youngest entry in a celeb softball game to benefit the Westchester, N.Y. Lighthouse for the Blind. Autograph-wise Justin stole the show from other notables like Matt (Little Darlings) Dillon, 16, TV's basketball-playing Dannon Yogurt twins Kaye and Faye Young and a group of pro jocks like former Met Art Shamsky. Yet the day had pluses and minuses. Justin's team lost 9-7, but did help raise $3,000. The other minus: The manager deployed Justin (and pal David Wey, left) only as batboys.
"I must have lived lives in other eras," affirms actress Marisa Berenson, quite seriously. Urged to be more precise, she replied, "I am most of all nostalgic for the period from 1900 to 1940 because I need poetry, romanticism, culture and beauty." So how does the granddaughter of Schiaparelli feel about Beverly Hills, circa 1980? That's where she lives with daughter Starlite Melody, now 2½, by ex-husband James Randall. "I am in Los Angeles," she concedes, "but by accident."
Prowse's new flag
Juliet Prowse and her son Seth, 7 (by her actor ex, John McCook), had special reason to wave the flag this Independence Day: Prowse has finally, at 43, become a U.S. citizen. Though the Bombay-born, South African-reared actress has been living in the U.S. since she premiered in Can-Can with Frank Sinatra, she claims she never found time in her schedule to do the necessary paperwork. But on the 20th anniversary of her Can-Can triumph, said Prowse, "I felt it was an auspicious moment to do it."
The Taleses, padre e figlio
Whatever commandments he may have broken in researching his bestseller about U.S. sexual mores, Thy Neighbor's Wife, author Gay Talese adheres to that of his earlier title, Honor Thy Father. Visiting Italy to celebrate the new book's publication there, he brought along his dad, Joseph, 77, a boutique owner from Ocean City, N.J., as interpreter. They attended literary parties (like this one in Rome), Dad dined with a Vatican monsignor, and they took a motorbike tour through Talese Senior's native Calabria. So what does Pop think of the Book? "He hasn't read the English edition," hedges Gay, "but he thought the Italian one very poetic—like an opera."