The Insider

UPDATED 01/22/1996 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/22/1996 at 01:00 AM EST


Glenn Close, who plays Cruella De Vil in Disney's upcoming live-action version of 101 Dalmatians, had it written into her contract that she gets to keep all her character's costumes. Close wanted them, according to her rep, for the treasured collection of outfits she has worn in previous movies. Cruella's wardrobe, by the way, was created by Anthony Powell, who designed the costumes Close wore as Norma Desmond in the Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard....

Watch out, Demi Moore: Sandra Bullock may soon become the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Her agents are hammering out what I hear is a $15 million deal for her to team again with Keanu Reeves in Speed II....

Melrose Place's Andrew Shue told his family over the holidays that he and his bride of three months, his former agent Jennifer Hageney, are expecting their first baby this summer....

And speaking of babies, Diane Keaton, who plays a pregnant wife about to become a grandmother in Father of the Bride, Part 2, has just adopted a baby girl, her first child. The 50-year-old single mother had been trying to adopt for the past year....

From the Don't Believe Everything You Read department: The tabloids reported that 42-year-old Pierce Brosnan and his 30ish girlfriend TV journalist Keely Shaye Smith have secretly married. His rep tells me that the couple have not married, nor do they have any imminent wedding plans. Kenneth Branagh, 34, and actress Helena Bonham Carter, 29, have been linked in British papers, but Carter vehemently denies any relationship. Branagh declines to comment. And, here at home, tabloids reported that Julia Roberts is dating one of her ex-bodyguards. She's not. In fact, while in L.A. taping an upcoming episode of Friends, she went out on two casual dates with Friends' Matthew-Perry....

Will San Francisco venture capitalist Tom Perkins become author Danielle Steel's fifth husband once she divorces her estranged husband, retired shipping executive John Traina? That's what a source close to Steel, 48, tells me. Steel's rep insists that no wedding plans have been made, but he does confirm that the author and Perkins, 63, have been dating since September....

A recent two-page ad in the Hollywood Reporter offered the names of every important person connected with the movie Waterworld for Academy Award consideration except one: the film's star and producer, Kevin Costner. A source close to Costner says that the actor has nothing against the movie, but felt it would have been pretentious to offer himself up as a Best Actor nominee since his role required more action than acting....

The Feb. 4 episode of NBC's Mad About You will feature an unusual sequence in which both Jamie (Helen Hunt) and Paul (Paul Reiser) dream they are at a cocktail party with former Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In stars Henry Gibson, Arte Johnson, Gary Owens and Jo Anne Worley, who re-create some of their famous routines. Verrry interesting...

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