updated 11/16/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/16/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
In New York, Melissa Gilbert got thumbs up from critics and a ready ear from perennial pal and ex-fiancé Rob Lowe after she opened off-Broadway in A Shayna Maidel.
After gaining 40 lbs. for The Untouchables, Robert DeNiro is back on lean street. The svelte DeNiro was filming Midnight Run, a comedy, on New York's Upper West Side.
Phoebe Cates beamed on beau Kevin Kline's big night, the Manhattan opening of his film Cry Freedom. She has three movies finished herself, including Bright Lights, Big City.
Mayor Ed Koch sold David Lee Roth on running in New York City's Marathon when they met at the Hard Rock Cafe. His publicist vows Dave finished, but no word on his time.
Until her prince comes, Brooke Shields has this one: Princeton pal Kyril Saxe-Coburg, a Spanish-born Bulgarian blue blood who escorted her to a N.Y. benefit.