That's no ecdysiast, that's Magnum, P.I.'s Tom Selleck, having his clothes removed by a playful Phyllis Diller. Selleck was just handsomely minding his own business at Bob Hope's 80th birthday party in Washington, D.C., where the guests included everyone from President Reagan to Brooke Shields and Lucille Ball. Diller, spotting what she called "that gorgeous piece of man," pounced. Selleck good-naturedly acquiesced until, almost de-vested, he decided that he'd revealed enough to his fans.
Take my apocalypse, please
Russian political exile Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 64, is known for his gloomy mien and dire predictions, but he evidently found something to laugh about after addressing tied-and-tailcoated students at England's elite Eton. The Nobel laureate had stopped to sign autographs after delivering a speech similar to one he'd given at London's Guildhall a week before, in which he declared, among other things, that "the entire 20th century is sucked into the vortex of atheism and self-destruction." He's got a million of 'em.
Capping a career
Is Bianca Jagger modeling another new fashion creation of friend Calvin Klein? Adorned for a part in a new Andy Warhol film, Mortar Bored? Nope. Bianca was given an honorary doctorate of humanities by Stonehill College, North Easton, Mass. for her work on behalf of war victims in her native Nicaragua. Even ex-hubby Mick ought to be impressed by the sound of Dr. Jagger.