updated 10/17/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/17/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
She slips easily into her scripted character on the rural French set of The Blood of Others, a World War II romance in which she stars. But in real life, according to reports in France, Jodie Foster, 20, is saying movies are no longer her only interest. She also wants to write and says her goal before leaving France and returning to Yale is to interview famed author Simone de Beauvoir (who wrote the book on which The Blood of Others is based) for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine.
Elton's parking ploy
Emerging from shopping on London's New Bond Street, the nattily hatted Elton John discovered that his illegally parked black Rolls-Royce had attracted a pair of London traffic wardens. Springing to action, he engaged in polite chat, then gave them his autograph and managed to avoid getting theirs on a ticket. His next project is a world tour with Rod Stewart.
Eye of the needler
Some people think "it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a Kennedy to come to Liberty Baptist College," joked Sen. Ted Kennedy, as he spoke to 5,000 students at the Lynchburg, Va. school founded by his ideological foe, the Rev. Jerry Falwell. The surprising invitation grew out of a dialogue that began when Falwell's forces accidentally sent Kennedy a Moral Majority membership card. Afterward, Falwell sportingly allowed that Kennedy might have swayed some students but vowed he'd "get them back."
Considering the critical nose holding over her latest film, The Lonely Lady, the question is why anyone would want to be mistaken for Pia Zadora. But that didn't deter 33 mostly blond-banged, mostly compact, mostly cheeky women from entering a Pia look-alike contest held at an L.A. club. The winner, Denise A. Nova, 25 (left? right?), a meter maid from South Gate, Calif., received a guarantee from Universal of a bit part in an upcoming movie. Said Pia, 27 (right, right? right), "It's like looking at yourself in the mirror—and having the mirror talk back."
Rock 'n' stroll
M is for Mediocre, which you aren't, Mom; O is for the Outrageous lyrics in your songs; T is for the Tinsel in your wig; H is for How 'bout those jeans; E is for East Germany, where you were born; and R is for Remarkable Revealing brassiere. Put them all together and they spell, in this case, Nina Hagen, the punk rocker now working out of L.A. but here arriving at a Paris airport with daughter Cosma Shiva, 2.