WARREN WATCH OUT: Add Pee-Wee Herman, the world's most outrageous nerd, to the Hollywood Brat Pack—which includes Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon and Tom Cruise. Says the undeniably cool Nelson: "Pee-Wee's a blast at a party. However he has a problem just being one of the guys. For instance we just can't take him to the Hard Rock Cafe. If he's around, none of the girls notice the rest of us. Pee-Wee is very greedy with women. He never sends any our way."
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE SESSION: Kris Kristofferson's gruff, bullfrog voice has never been mistaken for Pavarotti's, but can't he get a little respect from his friends? Apparently not. When Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris were cutting their Highway-man album, Kristofferson came to the session complaining, "Something's wrong with my voice." Deadpanned Nelson: "How can you tell?"
THE NAKED AND THE DREAD: Before he took over one of the leads last month in the Broadway play Doubles, which is set in the men's locker room of a tennis club, Keir Dullea shed 10 pounds. His get-thin-stay-thin secret? "There's no greater motivation to lose weight," he says, "than knowing you have to appear onstage with your clothes off."
MENTAL BLOCKS: Director Martha (Valley Girl) Coolidge was talking about Caltech, the so-called egghead college that inspired her just-released film, Real Genius. Said Coolidge, "Theirs is the only football team in America whose IQ is higher than their average weight."
UPWARD MOBILITY: Billy Carter is out of the beer business, y'all, and into mobile homes. He's moved to Way-cross, Ga., where he works as a marketing VP for a mobile home manufacturer. But even though Billy Beer went out of business in the late 70s, Jimmy's younger brother says he is still asked to autograph eight to 10 cans of the brew a month. He's not complaining, however. "If I go down in history as a beer can," Billy says philosophically, "it doesn't bother me. I'd rather that than go down as a nothing."
WON'T BE BOXED IN: The unpredictable Neil Young, whose music has gone from acoustic folk to heavy metal to synthesized pop, is trying his hand at Country & Western. Before a concert in Nashville, he told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times: "I keep trying to change because I want to be alive. There's a lot of dead performers onstage. Funeral rock is what I call it. And I'd hate to think that I was one of those people. So I do everything I can to stay out of the casket."
LEADING QUESTIONS: Sarong queen Dorothy Lamour held a press conference in Pinellas Park, Fla., where she was rehearsing a play called W.O.O. She wound up discussing some of her famous co-stars, including Tyrone Power, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. During her trek down memory lane, the Road to...picture star was suddenly interrupted by a reporter who yelled out: "How does it feel to have your leading men either bald or dead?" After being thrown for a momentary loop, Lamour smiled and said, "Lucky!"