Star Tracks

updated 05/23/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/23/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Christie's model beau
Ever since the beginning of their steamy romance, model Christie Brinkley and singer Billy Joel have been the paparazzi's hottest quarry. Not long ago they were caught at Manhattan's Water Club, overlooking the East River, where Christie threw a surprise bash with a '50s theme for Billy's 34th birthday. About 50 friends showed up to cut the keyboard-shaped cake and to boogie into the night to an all-girl band. Christie, who is an aspiring photographer, also clicked away while her piano man struck a dreamy pose. Could this be love?

Just desserts
A busy singing career leaves ice cream addict Debby Boone little time in the kitchen. But she's always available to taste the tutti-fruits of others' labors. So Debby, 26, helped judge a Baskin-Robbins-sponsored recipe contest in Pasadena. She sampled 28 concoctions, chosen from a gooey field of 10,000 entries. By the end of the contest even she had had enough—"for at least a day."

Head of the table
Muppeteer Jim Henson's masquerade ball for his employees was a triumph of fantasy. Wearing a tux and an elaborate feather mask, he presided over 250 outrageously garbed guests who had gathered at Rutherford House, a suitably spooky old mansion in Lower Manhattan. The unofficial prize for "strangest costume" went to Fred Newman, host of Nickelodeon's Live-wire, who came as a breakfast table. A heady time was had by all.

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