06/04/1984 at 01:00 AM EDT
Seattle volleyball fans got more than they bargained for during the recent USVBA National Open Championships. At the net for the Outrigger Canoe Club of Honolulu team (which successfully defended its title as senior men's champs) was one Tom Selleck, a/k/a Magnum P.I. A longtime devotee of the sport (he posed for the U.S. Olympic team's official poster), Selleck sparked a frenzy among camera-wielding hunkophiles even as he spiked the ball past two star-struck opponents of the Redmond (Wash.) Sun Beds. "He looks great in shorts," sighed one female spectator. "I don't care what game he's playing."
Tammy Grimes, 50, and Norman Mailer, 61, got caught up in the act at a New York fete for romance novelist Barbara Cartland, 82, whose cookbook, The Romance of Food, and how-to tome, Getting Older, Growing Younger, were just published. Spotting chum Mailer and his wife, Norris Church, 35, Grimes dashed over and lost her footing just as she reached them. Ever the gentleman, Norman steadied Tammy with a literary bear hug.
The children of Ronald Reagan and John Wayne joining a red organization? That's what happened when Michael Wayne, 49, and Maureen Reagan, 43, were inducted into the Compagnons du Beaujolais, the oenophile fraternity dedicated to promoting France's leading red wine. Hoisting their official silver tastevins, Wayne and Reagan toasted themselves and fellow compagnons John Houseman and Carroll O'Connor. Salut!
No, Christopher Reeve is not about to start filming The Incredible Shrinking Superman. Reeve was just one of many celebrities who showed up at Elaine's restaurant in New York for the publication party for Noel Behn's new mystery tale, Seven Silent Men. Each guest was asked to bring along a "clue"—in Reeve's case, a tiny phone booth—to unravel the book's riddle of who made off with $31 million from the Mormon State National Bank.