Star Tracks

updated 02/17/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/17/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

Putting English on the ball
She's certainly no Minnesota Fats. Nevertheless, while on yet another goodwill tour, the Princess of Wales successfully tried her hand at snooker—a variation of pool that's one of the most popular sports on British TV. During her visit to the Northamptonshire Centre for the Deaf, Diana, 24, chatted with the children by reading their lips and signed a "D" with her finger on one woman's hand. Then, taking her cue and a few tips from young pool shark Colin Wilson (rear), she sank her first shot in the corner pocket.

A disservice break
Maybe playing better tennis than John McEnroe at the Nabisco Masters last month isn't enough for wunderkind Boris Becker. "Boom Boom," 18, now seems to be vying with big Mac for the Mr. Congeniality award. Arriving conspicuously incognito at a boisterous carnival in Nice, France, Becker failed to fool photographers, then, with his entourage, took part in a scuffle with the lensmen. "It was unforgivable," one photog fumed. "He's become a total bighead, a spoiled child. It wasn't as if we were trying to photograph him in the nude or with some girl."

Pointed exchange
Currently on Broadway in Neil Simon's two-woman remake of The Odd Couple, Brenda Vaccaro took a day off from acting to become coupled herself. Exchanging vows for the third time, Vaccaro, 46, married French fashion designer Guy Hector, 30, in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Joining the bride on the reception line were (from left) Couple co-star Sally Struthers, best man Alberto Montano, the groom and Lily Tomlin. Later, after repeatedly exclaiming "Isn't this great!" Vaccaro made a point of her happiness by sticking her face in the wedding cake.

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