The Insider

updated 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT


Though NYPD Blue's sexy leading man David Caruso has often proclaimed his love for Paris Papiro, his girlfriend of four years, we're now hearing that he may be about to end the romance. According to a source, Caruso, 38, has told friends he's calling it quits because the 30-year-old Papiro "had some growing up to do." When we asked Caruso about the state of his live-in relationship with Papiro, however, he chose to describe the situation simply as a "geographical separation."

At the moment, the twice-divorced Caruso is busy in New York City shooting the upcoming feature film Kiss of Death, a remake of the 1947 gangster classic that starred Richard Widmark. Papiro, a former masseuse, is in Los Angeles.

After nearly 15 years, The Blues Brothers may be getting ready to return to the screen: Actor-scriptwriter Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) is writing a sequel to the 1980 comedy. Though he won't reveal the plot, Aykroyd does say that he's considering adding a Blues Sister "along the lines of Whitney Houston or Tina Turner." He also says he'd like Jim Belushi, who has recently appeared onstage with him as a Blues Brother, to join him for the sequel. You'll remember that Jim's brother, John Belushi, who died of a drug overdose in 1982, created the role of Joliet Jake, Elwood's brother, in the original film.


Though Kiefer Sutherland says he has "high hopes" for his new comedy The Cowboy Way, he doesn't appear in one of the film's prerelease print ads that features only costar Woody Harrelson, naked, holding a discreetly placed cowboy hat.

When we called to see how Sutherland felt about that, his rep said the actor "felt fine" about Harrelson's higher profile and even "signed off" on the studio's marketing plan.

And, as one jaundiced Hollywood observer puts it, "with an ad like this, an unsuccessful movie might be perceived as Woody's failure, not Kiefer's."

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