Speeding to a record of sorts, eight promotional pictures of Teri Hatcher, 30, on America Online have been snapped up for viewing by subscribers some 12,000 times. The sauciest, in which she wears nothing but an off-the-shoulder Superman cape (left), scored over 4,500 hits alone. The co-star of ABC's Lois & Clark is more in demand than Demi Moore and Elle MacPherson, among others. Hatcher, the Silicon Valley-bred daughter of computer experts, went online to chat with fans. Though she enjoyed the experience, she says, she was bothered by such questions as, "Do you ever get the urge to bite Superman's butt?" Still, she is flattered by the attention: "I just hope it's not one guy downloading it over and over again. Or my parents."
GRACELAND UNDER FIRE
Elvis Presley fans who cruise the Internet have gone to Heartbreak Hotel. An onscreen tour called Cyber Graceland—pictures, audio clips and information about Elvis's Memphis mansion—was canceled by Elvis Presley Enterprises for copyright infringement. Tour creator Andrea Berman, 23, a Houston aerospace worker, hopes to rebuild it with free material. "I'm having more than my 15 minutes of fame," she says. But not much more. An authorized CD-ROM documentary of Graceland is due next year.
Not satisfied with merely popping up on talk shows, infomercials and the home-shopping channels, celebrities of all stripes are grabbing their laptops and meeting their public via online press conferences. In recent interviews on America Online, for instance, the stars offered up some crunchy tidbits on life and love. When asked how he liked communicating on his computer, the normally reclusive Woody Allen, 59, said, "I only wish that I could communicate with everybody this way rather than the way normal people do it." Pumped-up Arnold Schwarzenegger, noted his Junior costar Emma Thompson, 35, is "a big, brown giant with a delicious cappuccino color. You don't ever see someone like him in England. We're soft, pink and runty little island people." Former China Beach star Dana Delany, 38, quipped that boyfriend Darius Anderson wasn't vexed by her revealing role as Exit to Eden's leather-loving domi-natrix. Said she: "He enjoyed telling all his friends, 'I loved the research.' "
A BOUNTIFUL BAG OF BRONCO BYTES
For those who can't get enough of the O.J. Simpson case, cyberspace is the place. CNN's CD-ROM The People vs. O.J. Simpson (Intellimedia Sports) is stuffed with time lines, DNA info, biographies and TV clips from the network's file tapes. The Bronco rolls again in living color, and Marcia Clark (above, left) and Robert Shapiro go toe-to-toe. In addition, on-line services like CompuServe have such items as the complete grand jury transcripts. You be the judge.