05/23/1983 at 01:00 AM EDT
A theatrical coup, bar nun, could be in the works for a London production of Agnes of God. Prince Andrew's flame, Koo Stark, claims she has been offered the role of Sister Agnes, which has been played by Amanda Plummer and Carrie Fisher on Broadway. But New York producers say no offer has been made. Does this mean we can't take Koo's word as gospel?
A change of habit is in store, too, for Pamela Bell wood, who plays the emotionally disturbed Claudia Blaisdel on ABC's Dynasty. Next fall Bellwood will play Sister Dorothy Kazel, an American nun who was slain in El Salvador in 1980, in an NBC movie tentatively titled Roses. Bell-wood has agreed to return to Dynasty next season on the condition that Claudia will recover from her troubled past. Co-star Gordon Thomson, the dastardly Adam Carrington, hopes he'll be called upon to help out. "I'd like to have a nonviolent love interest," he says, "someone I don't have to rape to make love to." Bellwood, however, has her heart set on Richard Chamberlain, who reportedly is interested in the series.
Bets were on at the Kentucky Derby that Gov. John Y. Brown Jr., whose term expires at the end of 1983, and his wife, Phyllis George, already have their sights on another horse race—the Democratic presidential primaries. As talent coordinator for the party's telethon on NBC May 28-29, Brown clearly has pull with celebs. The lineup includes Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Lemmon, John Forsythe and Waylon Jennings.
You know that secrecy shrouding film projects has gone just a tad too far when the Kenner toy company publishes a catalog of its new Return of the Jedi toys and puts blank squares in place of certain dolls that won't be revealed until the George Lucas Star Wars sequel is released May 25. At that time Pepperidge Farm will also introduce 15 Jedi cookie characters in three flavors—vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter—but otherwise, crumb's the word.
Hollywood is about to be indecently exposed again. William Morrow & Co. has signed Steven Bach, who was fired as production chief of United Artists in 1981 after that studio's $43 million flick Heaven's Gate bombed, to write a tell-all tome (for an undisclosed sum) about that unmitigated disaster. Morrow is billing Bach's book, due out next spring, as another Indecent Exposure, David McClintick's revealing account of David Begelman's demise at Columbia Pictures. "Bach will name names, from actors to producers to distributors," divulges a Morrow spokesperson. "But Bach doesn't claim innocence. He, too, made poor decisions." Bach reportedly is enjoying life after purgatory in West Germany, where he's scripting his story.
What comes between a man and his Calvins? Only a billboard artist, at work on a gigantic (45' by 48') Calvin Klein advertisement overlooking New York's Times Square, knows—fer sure. The Brief Encounter, as it's coyly called, was captured by photographer-writer Carey Winfrey and is currently one of the hottest-selling art posters around. But at $16 a poster, who can afford designer underwear?