HE'S IN THE NUDE FOR LOVE: In the upcoming spy caper Never Too Young To Die, teen idol John (General Hospital) Stamos and Prince's ex-lover Vanity play secret agents. Stamos and Vanity should have had no problem with their love scenes: They've been going together for the last five months. Nonetheless things got a little weird on the beach at Malibu when Vanity took off all of Stamos' clothes in front of the surprised cast, crew and onlookers. Mumbled the blushing Stamos to his co-star, "Watch it, Vanity. A good spy never exposes himself."
THEY MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER: Bruce Springsteen's bride, Julianne Phillips, has had to face some steep competition for her husband's affections. During his Detroit concert the Boss, lying on the floor of the Silverdome stage, cuddled his six-string and said, "I always sleep with my guitar. At first my wife didn't like it, but she got used to it."
DON'T CLOUD THE ISSUE: Perhaps Charlton Heston, who stars in the new series Dynasty II: The Colbys, has been cast in one too many biblical epics. While filming the first location shots for The Colbys at the Baron Hilton estate in ritzy Bel Air, Calif., cast and crew were stymied by cloudy weather—a rarity for L.A. in the summer. Heston, who plays the head of Colby Enterprises, the family's international holding company, put his hands to the heavens and pleaded, "Please don't make it rain. They'll blame me!"
DO IT FOR THE FLIPPER: When Cocoon was released earlier this summer, cast and crew members were told to keep mum about the dolphins used in the film. No, they didn't do anything wrong. It's just that many of them are imposters. The producers feared that if audiences knew that secret of the deep, they'd be critical of the dolphins' appearance. Not that they weren't lifelike. Special effects designer Robert Short, 34, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., who created Daryl Hannah's tail in Splash, built four fake dolphin heads plus one complete fake dolphin for Cocoon. Says Short: "The dolphins are made out of Skinflex, which is a form of synthetic rubber. The eyes are made of polyester resin. When we started filming, we were worried that the real dolphins would attack the fake ones. But there was no need to fret. The second we put the fake dolphins into the water, the real ones swam up to them and started playing volleyball with their heads. I guess they were desperate for a quick game because they didn't even use a net."
PUP-ULARITY: Andrea Evans, who plays the wicked Tina Clayton on One Life To Live, may have to get used to being a member of a three-celebrity family. Her two bichons frises, Uff Da and Grompit, have been signed for the soap, and they just had their first fitting for rhinestone-studded collars. "Whenever I walk the dogs, people always stop me and ask for my autograph," Evans says. "Now I may have to wait while the dogs give their paw prints to adoring fans." Although the pets are being paid scale wages, Evans isn't sure how much that is. "But," she reckons, "it's bound to cover their Alpo allowance."
A LITTLE COUNTRY MUSIC: On September 30 Burt Bacharach and wife Carole Bayer Sager will perform at the White House for Prince Hans Adam and Princess Marie Aglaé of Liechtenstein, the 62-square-mile European nation nestled between Austria and Switzerland. An amused Sager told the Hollywood Reporter: "They book us for the small countries. You might say Burt and I are the lounge act of the White House."
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