All is Vanity
John Stamos (formerly of General Hospital and depilatory commercials) had his eyes opened by actress singer Vanity, ex-main squeeze of Prince, at a film-industry party in L.A. The two, who'll be starring in an action spy thriller, Never Too Young To Die, rendezvoused on the dance floor, and Vanity received raves. "She's absolutely hot," says John. "I can't wait to start shooting. And I don't care if there's film in the camera."
At the People's Choice Awards, Joan Collins walked off with half of the "favorite female TV performer" designation (Linda Evans was co-winner). She also walked off—arm in arm—with Katy, 12, her daughter by ex-husband Ron Kass. Katy, who spent almost two months in a coma after being hit by a car in 1980, is now fully recovered. So for mother and daughter this was indeed a choice moment.
Once upon a time, Teri Garr starred in the very first episode ("The Tale of the Frog Prince") of cable TV's highly regarded Faerie Tale Theatre. So naturally she was on hand—writer Buck Henry's hand—when the show celebrated its third anniversary with a costume party in L.A. Teri came as a fairy princess. Buck, obviously, came as he was.
It only looks like Tommy Lee, drummer of the heavy-metal group Mötley Crüe, can't keep his brew down. Actually, after failing to win anything at the 1st Annual Academy of Rock Music Awards in Hollywood, Lee decided to charm passersby by spewing beer. Okay, so it isn't a pretty sight. But Tommy's way of drinking beer definitely is less filling.
At a fund raiser for abused children at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Gary Coleman took Brooke Fries, the granddaughter of producer Charles (Cat People) Fries, for a spin. Despite the party-like atmosphere, Gary takes these affairs seriously. "Anytime a kid is in trouble," vows the 17-year-old victim of kidney disease, "I will do what I can."
Paul McCartney read of the plight of Liz and Jim Hughes in the paper. The couple who ran the Cavern Mecca—a Beatles' museum in Liverpool—had been forced by illness and money problems to sell off many of their treasured Beatle mementos. To lift their spirits, Paul invited them down to his studio in London. "He fussed over us, even made us tea," says Jim. "He showed that he cared," says a still stunned Liz. "Linda was there too. They were wonderful." Paul's prescription for happiness included a check, which his agent discreetly called "substantial."
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