Some men have it and some men don't: the ability to wear a leather jacket and no shirt convincingly. In the former category: Eddie Murphy, Prince and Richard Gere. In the latter category: everyone else, including—as his latest publicity photo attests—War-Games' talented and usually delightfully boyish Matthew Broderick.
Heavy metal petting
After accepting a French cultural award, Clint Eastwood toured Paris' Musée du Cinéma and made a pass at one of the stars of Fritz Lang's 1926 epic, Metropolis. Alas, he elicited neither a whisper nor a wink, proving that there exists a soul more laconic and a heart more steely than Dirty Harry's.
Most new recruits to the First Battalion of Irish Guards don't get a personal welcome from the Queen Mother, but then again, most new recruits don't have four legs. The Queen Mum extended the unusual how-do-you-do to Connor, an Irish wolfhound who, after a training period, will become the battalion's mascot.
Traveling with the kids is becoming an increasing handful for Dustin Hoffman (gingerly holding Max, age 5 months) and his wife, Lisa (pushing Jake, 3, and Rebecca, 22 months), but Tootsie's star isn't complaining. Boarding the Concorde for a London-New York flight, he told reporters that "this is a way of life that I enjoy very much"—some days, perhaps, a little more than others.
Hi, I'm Robert, fly me
Reclusive cinema heavyweight Robert De Niro appeared both easygoing and, temporarily, lighter-than-air during a trip to Avoriaz, France, where he acted as president-juror at that alpine town's 13th annual sci-fi film festival. Between reels De Niro, aided by an instructor, took off in a hang glider—and, more important, the nonraging De Niro came down smoothly—that's no bull.