updated 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The importance of being Ernest—or looking like him, anyway—was not lost on John Petersen, 55, of Tavernier, Fla. (center), who prevailed over 82 competitors in the annual Papa Hemingway look-alike contest held in Key West, Fla., where the author lived for 11 years.
Gumby (left) got all rubbery in the knees when he met his idol, romance-novel cover boy Fabio, last week at the Video Software Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas. Fabio's latest literary effort, Rogue, has just come out on audiotape.
At the L.A. premiere of Mi Vida Loca My Crazy Life, actress Rosanna Arquette previewed her own upcoming release—a baby (her first) due in late October. Husband Jon Sidel, a restaurateur, coproduced.
Even by Planet Hollywood standards, the July 24 opening of the chain's 14th outpost—at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas—was a doozy. Whoopi Goldberg made a queenly entrance on a wave of "gladiators." Models Inc. star Linda Gray (left) gamboled with daughter Kehly Sloane, 26, and grandson Ryder, 2. Paula Abdul, split since last May from husband Emilio Estevez, chanced to meet up with Demi Moore (far right), once engaged to Estevez but now married to Planet shareholder Bruce Willis.