updated 07/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Three's Company's Richard Klein, who married real estate broker Sandy Malloy last November, is ecstatic over the news they're expecting their first child next February. "I immediately started eating in sympathy with Sandy," says Klein, who has been craving pancakes. So far he hasn't gained any weight....
As for reports that Billie Jean King, 39, plans to adopt a baby later this year, husband Larry jokes, "Maybe Billie Jean is going to surprise me. I'm always the last to know." Billie Jean, who has admitted to having an abortion in 1971, has been trying to have a baby for the last six years, and Larry acknowledges that they have considered alternatives—though his wife's affair with Marilyn Barnett might make it difficult to go through normal channels. "There's all kinds of ways to get a child other than formal adoption agencies," he says. As a matter of fact, he reveals, three years ago the Kings assumed legal custody of Larry's nephew Shane, now 14.
Don't tell J.R. (Larry Hagman), but insiders say Sue Ellen (Linda Gray)—who survives the fire at South-fork on CBS' Dallas—will have a blazing romance with the show's sexy newcomer, Christopher Atkins. Never mind that Atkins, 22, who plays a camp counselor, is 20 years Gray's junior. It's in keeping with the lusty, controversial scripts Dallas' producers have ordered for next season in hopes of toppling ABC's Dynasty from No. 1 in the ratings.
At the glitzy private school graduation party Gloria Vanderbilt threw for her Princeton-bound son, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, 17, two young wags made fun of Carter's date and future classmate, Brooke Shields (who, thank goodness, didn't wear her Calvins). "I hear she has an IQ of 45," one lad said to the other. Clucked Brooke's mother hen, Teri, who overheard the remark, "I'll just tell Brooke what you said." And indeed she did. Won't Teri be a terror on the Princeton party circuit?
Stunner Jamie Lee Curtis, 24, bares everything down to a G-string as a hooker named Ophelia in the new hit movie Trading Places, with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Of her strip scenes, Jamie Lee says, "I looked at it like it was somebody else's body. During my first run-through with the cameraman and lighting men, I said, 'Okay, how should we photograph them?' " Some questions are best left unanswered.
English actress Sarah Jane Varley had the opposite problem in Federico Fellini's latest film, The Ship Sails On. Co-star Freddie Jones reveals in an upcoming documentary about the making of the movie called Following the Ship that "Varley has a much better bust than Fellini let her have in the movie." Perhaps Fellini was worried that a top-heavy maiden might rock the boat.