Her movie Jinxed certainly was; it proved a headache to film and died at the box office. But the ever-understated Bette Midler has returned to form with a sold-out 19-city concert tour (at right, she and her backup singers, the Harlettes, take a bow at Radio City Music Hall). A highlight of the show features Midler and the girls, clad as mermaids, performing an intricately choreographed dance routine in electric wheelchairs to a disco medley. Explains the Hawaiian-born Midler, 37, of that bit of exotica, "I always do a Hawaiian number in my show. One must do the tropicale." Oh.
Mix, not match
In the role of dutiful suitors, 33-year-old Robertino Rossellini (left) and Paul Belmondo, 19, escorted their respective heartthrobs, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie, to Monte Carlo's annual Rose Ball. The royal beaux entered the hall on the heels of Prince Rainier, who boasted a daughter dressed in white on each arm. Although the five dined at the same table, neither young man sat near his date. One French paper reported that Belmondo looked bored. Small wonder.
Love on deck
There may be no joy in Mudville, but there was Love—specifically, Beach Boy Mike Love. He dropped into the California Angels' Casa Grande, Ariz. spring training camp for batting lessons from Reggie Jackson. When Reggie asked Love what he'd do if he made a hit, the singer replied a la the Crystal's 1963 rock 'n' roll classic: "Da doo ron ron, man, da doo ron ron."