It was a slim, trim Joan Kennedy who sashayed down the aisle at a fashion show benefiting the Boston Ballet. Modeling her new independence, Kennedy, 46, looked none the worse for her marital woes, and she denied plans to seek an annulment of her 24-year marriage to Sen. Edward Kennedy. "Despite our breaking up," she said, "we're still friendly."
Bob's at the Helm
It was a night of golden oldies at New York's Lone Star Café. Levon Helm, former drummer and vocalist of the Band, was near the end of his second set when friend Bob Dylan, 41, showed up. "It felt musical," drawled Helm, 42. "For that late at night, I'd say it was damn musical." When someone from the crowd yelled "Hank Williams," the two raised familiar, throaty voices in a rendition of Your Cheatin' Heart, then jammed freely into the wee hours.
The Great Gretzky hasn't lost his grip
Hockey's Wayne Gretzky usually stays out of melees on the ice, but he couldn't resist putting an arm lock on boxer Sugar Ray Leonard at the Dunlop Pro-Am Awards dinner in Buffalo, N.Y. Wayne was named Professional Athlete of the Year, while Sugar Ray cleaned up in the honored guest department. Gretzky laughingly recalled a recurring question from the early days of their friendship: "Who's the guy standing next to Sugar Ray?"