Where did their love go? Former Supreme Mary Wilson says that Diana Ross is unhappy that Mary has written a tell-all book, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, about the group's early years. The book, due out in October, marks "the first time the complete story has been told from the inside," says Wilson, 42,, who ends her memoir with Ross's 1970 departure. Wilson gives her version of the bitter struggle between Ross and Supreme Florence Ballard, who died broke in 1976, and of the stormy meeting at Motown mogul Berry Gordy's home when it was decided that Ballard was out. Wilson recently caught Diana in Las Vegas, but the real drama was backstage. "She said to me, 'I hear rumors that you're writing a book about yourself,' " recalls Wilson. "I said, 'Nobody wants to read about just me. I'm writing about us.' I asked her if I could interview her for the book, and she said, 'I don't have time.' " Surmises Wilson: "Basically she was really afraid of how I would make her look in public."
Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Darryl (Splash) Hannah may prove a popular—and pretty—trio in Legal Eagles, but getting them in the same movie was a lot easier than getting them in the same movie advertisement. Each star had photo approval (as usual) for the print ad's centerpiece. But the finished product turned out to be a cut-and-paste job because no one photo from the session was okayed by all three. (Redford was especially picky, picky, picky.)
Step-grandmother-in-law Farrah Fawcett, in Europe filming an ABC-TV movie in which she plays a Nazi hunter, left instructions with the superchic Beverly Hills baby boutique This Little Piggy to send "something special" the minute Tatum O'Neal, 22, and John McEnroe, 27, had their baby. Thanks to Farrah, newborn Kevin Jack will be as dapper as Dad on the tennis circuit. The store, which caters to such Hollywood moms as Amy Irving, Jaclyn Smith and Lindsay Wagner, picked out two outfits: short overalls in light-blue denim with a white tennis shirt, and orange cotton shorts matched with a yellow-and-orange cotton top, silk-screened with the word "tennis" and a tiny racket. Total cost: a mere $115.
Saturday Night Live cast members were less than thrilled at the show's cliff-hanger fire on May 24. Jon Lovits was saved from the flames by SNL producer Lorne Michaels and told to wait downstairs in his limousine; the fate of the others is left unresolved. "None of them wanted to do it," says a SNL source. "They thought it was insulting." Michaels, however, makes no apologies. "Those with a sense of humor will be back next season." Nora Dunn has one: She is due to sign. Nancy Reagan mimic Terry Sweeney is unconcerned about his fate: "Unbeknownst to the others, I was wearing asbestos long Johns." That's something Nancy would never do.
Omar Sharif, 54, who has played his share of womanizers, will portray a gay cabaret owner in the London production of La Cage aux Folles in February. Reports producer Allan Carr: "Omar will be the St. Tropez version of Nicky Arnstein."...
Sheena Easton sings So Far, So Good, the theme from next month's About Last Night....
It's her first movie sound track single since her 1981 smash, For Your Eyes Only....
Ellen Bry, who played gun-toting nurse Shirley Daniels on St. Elsewhere, will marry the show's writer-producer, John Masius, in September.
He may be earning a hefty $1.32 million a year as the New York Mets pitching phenom, but 21-year-old Dwight Gooden's off-the-field manager is still his mama. Gooden recently punked out (for a pitcher, anyway) and let his hair grow long at the base of his neck. When his parents, Dan and Ella Mae Gooden, showed up in Atlanta to watch him pitch, they discovered that Dwight had woven his longish hairs into teensy-weensy braids. Mom was unimpressed and strongly suggested that he see a good barber. He did. Quickly. "I didn't think it looked too nice, especially for the job he's doing," says Ella Mae, who says neatness counts—even in the majors. "He's got to look presentable."
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