Proud new father Tom Cruise recently tried some risky business: He took his 10-monlh-old daughter, Isabella, to see the Big Apple Circus on the grounds of Manhattan's Lincoln Center, while his wife, Nicole Kidman, rehearsed to host Saturday Night Live. Heads turned when Cruise came into the tent and, according to a source, paparazzi popped up everywhere, even from under the bleachers.
Soon Cruise got even more attention. Halfway through the show, Isabella began to cry—and nothing could make her stop. Dad and his sister, Lee Anne, 33, had no choice but to leave the big top. Our source says that Cruise planned to try again the next day, but he cancelled at the last minute saying that "Nick" got out of rehearsal early.
WHERE EAGLES DARE
It has been 13 years since the Eagles (Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Sehmit) were together as a band—and their last performance, at a Democratic fund-raiser in Long Beach, Calif., was hardly a pleasant one. A source remembers Frey screaming at Felder "after Felder walked offstage and smashed his guitar against a wall."
Now, however, the Eagles are putting grudges aside to have a reunion in the name of a good cause. On Dec. 6 they will help country singer Travis Tritt make a video of their 1972 hit "Take It Easy." Tritt recorded the song for Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, an anthology album that will help benefit Henley's Walden Woods Project, which is fighting to preserve Thoreau's pristine woods. As to whether this brief reunion is a portent of a longer one, our source says, "Nothing beyond this has been talked about yet."
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
It seems as if new celebrity couples are popping up all over the place. First, though their reps won't comment, we hear that MTV video jock Dull and country singer Dwight Yoakam have been hanging out together in recent weeks.
And, according to a source, actor Richard Grieco (Booker) and Terry Farrell, a costar of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV series, have been keeping company "for several months." Reps for Grieco, who starts shooting a CBS movie, Sin and Redemption, on Dec. 1, confirm the relationship.
Then there's the budding romance between Kim Fields and one of her co-stars on Fox's Living Single, John Henton. Their relationship, says a source, "is so new" that most of their colleagues on the show "still don't know about it." In fact, reps for both actors maintain that the costars are just friends.
JOINING THE CLUB
During the golden age of Hollywood, the famed Bel Air Country Club boasted such golfing members as Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Well, today there's a fresh crop of stars carrying on the Bel Air tradition, and among the club's newest members are none other than Jack Nicholson and Joe Pesci.
So how serious is their golf? Asked whether he knew Nicholson's handicap, a source close to the actor says jokingly, "You might say that Jack's handicap is golf." Actually, Nicholson's handicap is a respectable 11, two strokes better than Pesci's 13.
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