updated 01/24/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/24/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST
Sampling the smoked turkey and grilled vegetables, Frasier's Kelsey Grammer kidded that he had prepared for meeting the critics by going to the gym. "I wanted to pump iron a little so I wouldn't seem easily cowed," he said. "I won't beat anyone up. I just want to look like I could."
Meanwhile, in Aspen, Melanie Griffith and Patrick Swayze were among the 300 first-nighters who sipped champagne at the opening of the eighth and latest Planet Hollywood. (The restaurant features wall-to-wall tiger-paw-print carpeting surrounded by three stories of macho movie memorabilia, including Jack Nicholson's ax from The Shining, Mel Gibson's Mad Max motorcycle and a life-size Schwarzenegger cyborg from Terminator 2.) Roseanne, who apparently wasn't worried about those TV critics back in Pasadena, called the low-key party "perfect for Aspen." Don Johnson and Sly Stallone found it perfect for swapping some friendly barbs. "Don is actually in charge of the antler-buffing here," insisted Sly, a club shareholder.