Dos (and don'ts): Dressed in curl-mudgeonly Louis XIV garb, Elton John let his hair down for his 47th birthday bash at London's Porchester Hall. John's joint 21-show tour with Billy Joel starts this summer.
Planet of the Gapes: Kirstie Alley, who stars in this week's CBS drama David 's Mother (April 10), heard plenty of Cheers when she and hubby Parker Stevenson (above) arrived at the opening of the world's ninth Planet Hollywood, this one in Phoenix. Celebrated earthlings Melanie Griffith and Whoopi Goldberg (left) grabbed a power puff during the event, which featured Don Johnson singing with the Bobby Mason band.
An Elephant Never Forgets His First Kiss: Dan I Hannah patted a pachyderm at the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Manhattan. Her next pet project: playing Miss Crabtree in The Little Rascals, an upcoming film based on the old movie shorts.
Pass Times: Retired TV anchorman Walter Cronkite had a ball chatting up N.Y. Giants quarterback Phil Simms after New York City's Rihga Royal Hotel Productions asked whom he'd most like to interview for an installment of its forthcoming TV pilot, First Meeting.
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