The Insider

UPDATED 08/07/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/07/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT


Roseanne's trigger finger seems to be as itchy as ever. Famous for dispensing with those whose views don't jibe with her own, she has once again found reason to give the heave-ho to one of her underlings. In a recent 19-page New Yorker magazine profile of Roseanne, Tim Doyle, a producer-writer on the outspoken star's hit comedy series, was quoted as saying that the sitcom's writing staff once worked on Roseanne "all day" to try to convince her that a joke she liked about glazed hams wasn't funny. Roseanne was so unamused by this observation that she promptly fired Doyle from the show....

Jerry Seinfeld was among those who attended the recent Los Angeles opening of Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect and laughed out loud when Mason, in one of his not-so-rare moments of comedic ethnic stereotyping, said that Jewish men will drive around endlessly looking for a parking spot on the street rather than pay to park in a garage. After the show, Seinfeld exited the theater to find a $25 ticket on his blue Porsche, which he allegedly had parked illegally on the street....

David Hasselhoff and Baywatch syndicator All American Television are planning a number of Baywatch Music Fests at various sites around the world for the summer of '96. Thus far, only Hasselhoff is set to appear, though the Beach Boys and B.B. King are among some of the musicians who have been approached about performing. Concert venues in Australia, England, South Africa and Germany are being considered....

Two of Kevin Costner's children, Annie, 11, and Lilly, 8, will make their big-screen debuts in the forthcoming The Baby-Sitters Club, based on the series of children's books by Ann M. Martin. The Costner sisters play two shy girls, each with a couple of lines, in a summer camp sequence....

Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard recently sold their 107-acre farm near Charlottesville, Va., for $1.5 million and moved to Stillwater, Minn., to be closer to Lange's family....

Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino was so engrossed in conversation with British actress Emily Lloyd (A River Runs Through It) at Harry Dean Stanton's 69th birthday party, held July 15 at the Monkey Bar in L.A., that he hardly noticed when Stanton led the band in a rendition of Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell," the tune that John Travolta and Uma Thurman twisted to in Tarantino's film. Other guests at the party included Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel and Brian "Kato" Kaelin....

On Aug. 6, Beverly Hills, 90210's Gabrielle Carteris will open Planet Paint, a Los Angeles design-it-yourself ceramics emporium where customers get the chance to glaze unfinished pottery. Carteris, who also has a daytime syndicated talk show premiering in September, said the store can accommodate up to 40 customers turned artists at one time and will feature a separate children's play area complete with videos and adult supervision....

Finally, Sally Field would like everyone to know that there is absolutely no truth to the story that she and ex-boyfriend Burt Reynolds have rekindled their romance. According to Field, she hasn't seen Reynolds "for many years" and has no idea how or why rumors to the contrary have been circulating through the media.

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