Star Tracks

updated 06/22/1981 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/22/1981 01:00AM

The Veep springs
"It was a super day with super kids," proclaimed George Bush as he hosted an outdoor supper following the D.C. premiere of Superman II. The fund raiser benefited the Special Olympics for the mentally retarded, and the 1,000 celebrants on the lawn of the Veep's mansion included the film's star, Christopher Reeve, Strom Thurmond and Special Olympian Jimmy Whibley (right). Quipped another guest, Ted Kennedy: "I agree with George and Barbara Bush. This is the second loveliest place to live in Washington."

The iceBorg sails on
Mariana Simionescu was smiling for two at the International Tennis Federation ceremony outside Paris where hubby Bjorn Borg and Chris Evert Lloyd received trophies as 1980's top tennis players. Borg appeared to share Chrissie's more reflective mood—which in her case may have been prophetic. Shortly thereafter, in the French Open, Hana Mandlikova ended Chrissie's clay court win streak at 64 and went on to take the title. The ever-cool Borg won a record sixth French Open, from Ivan Lendl, although he admitted his five-set match was "the toughest final I have ever played here."

Sargent & the princess
Even with Uncle Jack Kelly getting married in Philadelphia and brother Albert graduating from Amherst, Princess Caroline of Monaco, 24, found time to take in a little New York night music with Robert Sargent Shriver III, 26, at Starbucks disco. While she spent much of the evening chatting with Sarge the old man, young Bobby (as friends call the new Yale Law grad) aimed his conversation 90 degrees off her port beam. But the intercontinental pair did dine a few days later with Caroline's parents at Brooklyn's scenic River Cafe. Is there any incipient romance? Bobby and Caroline, a Shriver pal sniffed, "have known each other through their families for at least 10 years."

Glen's pas de who?
As Glen Campbell's relationship with singer Tanya Tucker has cartwheeled in recent weeks between torrid and frosty, his tastes have apparently veered from pipes to stems. At a double birthday do at the Friars club in New York for Tom Jones (his 41st) and Brooke Shields (her 16th), the Rhinestone Cowboy, 45, showed up with Kim Woollen, 23, a 5'4" blond dancer from Radio City Music Hall. The cozy couple cuddled and held hands, and when it was all over Kim declared, "The evening was really great."

A Horne of plenty
The televised part of the Tony Awards was stolen by Broadway's rookie of the year, Elizabeth Taylor. But Liz lost the best dramatic actress Tony—very gracefully—to Jean Lapotaire (right) of Piaf. The other actress honorees were Lauren Bacall, best musical performer in Woman of the Year, and Lena Home (left), a special award winner for her concert show. Cracked Home, 63: "I'm happy I'm getting all the flowers before I lose my teeth."

Arise, Sir Richard
Laying aside the crown of King Arthur as the L.A. run of Camelot neared its end, Richard Harris knelt before Knights of Malta Grand Master Prince Henry III of Paleologue, who dubbed him Sir Richard and bade him "Be valiant." The hell-raising Irishman's New York-born actress wife was knighted also in the ceremony in Hollywood's nonsectarian Aetherius Church. Henceforth Turkel may be addressed as Lady Ann.

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