updated 08/12/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/12/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The board of directors of one of Manhattan's most celebrated buildings, the San Remo, may have put the kibosh on Madonna's $1.2 million bid for an apartment overlooking Central Park, but they couldn't stop her from using the park for jogging. While staying temporarily at a pal's Upper East Side pad, the 26-year-old Madonna, radio headset in place, did at least two laps on the park's 1.6-mile-long track every morning. At least she'll be in shape for her anticipated rematch with the apartment building's board.
It was the fifth event in a tedious day of christenings and dedications. All she had to do was pull a string, opening the curtains covering a plaque about something-or-other, and be on her way. And then a gust of wind came—and Queen Elizabeth had given new meaning to the "official royal unveiling."
One mo' time
With her thin hair and puny legs she bears a certain resemblance to her mama Mia's longtime companion, Woody Allen. But 4-week-old Dylan Farrow is one production the director can't take credit for. Adopted just two weeks ago, Dylan increases Mia's brood to eight. Farrow, undaunted by the thought of another round of diapers, has said, "I'm one of seven, and I know the benefits of a large family."
The Splinter cracked
Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams, 66, was bearing up fine at an emotional unveiling of his statue at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. At No. 9's side was team president Jean Yawkey, who commissioned the wooden sculpture. After he thanked her, the Splendid Splinter glanced up at another statue, then broke into tears. "I was doing fine," Williams later explained, "until I saw Babe Ruth."