We hear that Melrose Place heartthrob Andrew Shue, 28, is engaged to girlfriend Jennifer Hageney, who was his agent at the United Talent Agency in Los Angeles. The two began romancing last fall, and, now that Hageney is such a big part of Shue's personal life, another agent at UTA has been handling him professionally. No wedding date has been set.
THERE'S BILLY AND AMANDA AND, OH LOOK, IT'S SYDNEY...
It turns out Shue has been a busy guy. In addition to becoming engaged, he has been helping to plan a big party on April 2 where, for a mere $100, just plain folks can mix and mingle with the buff stars of Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210 at what's being billed as the Ultimate Wrap Party. The bash, set to take place on a back lot at Twentieth Century Fox in L.A., is a charity picnic to benefit Do Something, a nonprofit organization cofounded by Shue and Casey Wasserman, grandson of MCA chairman Lew Wasserman. Do Something provides small grants to encourage community involvement.
ECDYSIAST ON BOARD
Does this sound like a movie for Four Weddings and a Funeral's Hugh Grant, or what? A man taking the train to his wedding in Boston meets a stripper on board and his wedding plans are, uh, derailed.
The film is called Dancing Queen, and it's a hot project now at Miramax, a division of Disney. Disney studio head Joe Roth tells us there's no final script yet, but Miramax would indeed love to sign Grant, whose price is now near $2 million, for the lead and is hoping to land "someone like" Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan as the stripper. "That's the ballpark of talent we're trying for," says Roth.
Not only has Frank Sinatra put his 2.5-acre Rancho Mirage, Calif., desert compound (a main house and four guest houses) up for sale now that he and wife Barbara are spending most of their time at their places in Malibu and Beverly Hills, but the big news is that the property, which Sinatra bought in 1954, comes furnished. The $4.9 million asking price includes the overstuffed couches and chairs, the his and her master bedroom suites and Sinatra's massage table.
NOT FOR SALE
Fans who covet the fringed buckskin jackets that Gerry Spence, the colorful and bombastic Wyoming-based defense attorney, wears during his appearances as an NBC legal consultant during the O.J. Simpson trial are out of luck. Spence tells us he has half a dozen of the jackets and that they are all handmade by his wife, Imaging.