On Miami Vice Don Johnson does the apprehending. But at the People's Choice Awards, he surrendered to Claire Yarlett, who plays Bliss on Dynasty II: The Colbys. Her show won as Favorite New Dramatic Series and there's speculation that Johnson feels the same way about Claire. The two arrived separately but left hand in hand for a party hosted by Aaron Spelling.
At the People's Choice Awards, Lisa Hartman (with model Nick Chavez) presented the prize for Best Female Vocalist to Madonna
, who accepted via satellite hookup from London. Lisa, who will bow out of her Knots Landing role after this season, must have been envious. She plans to return to her previous vocation as a singer (she has three albums to her credit) and has already signed a deal with Atlantic Records. Presumably, despite her dress, she will sing more than backup.
Turning the other cheeks
Crazy From the Heat, the film in which rocker David Lee Roth had planned to make his film debut, fell through during a reorganization at CBS, and now Roth is suing the company. But if he was jealous that bandmate Steve Vai got into the movies first, in Crossroads, Roth wasn't showing it at the film's premiere, where he appeared in a velvet jacket and chaps.
To raise money for the Greenwich, Conn. Special Olympics, tennis star Ivan Lendl, 26, competed in a hockey match. His team, which included former NHL-er Rod Gilbert, 44, beat the town police 8-7, with Lendl scoring twice. "It's easy," said Ivan, "when you have guys like Rod to set you up."
Out of Africa was easy compared to getting out of LAX with son Henry, 6, in tow, husband Don Gummer, 39, and daughter Mary, 2½, in sight, and bags of toys in hand. But Meryl Streep, 36, arriving in California to accept two awards, seemed unfazed. Good thing. She is due to have a third child this summer.