The Insider

updated 09/21/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/21/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CATWOMAN UNLEASHED

As a couple, Michelle Pfeiffer and Fisher Stevens are history. A source close to the two confirms that Pfeiffer ended her three-year relationship with Stevens in August "for no major reason. It just happened."

The Batman Returns costar is staying put in her house in Los Angeles (and taking a self-imposed hiatus from film work through 1992), while Stevens has moved out. He is currently in Florida working on his new series for Fox, Key West.

THE GREENING OF KEVIN COSTNER

Accompanied by his wife, Cindy, and three children, Kevin Costner spent his summer vacation, or at least the last two weeks in August, visiting Ireland. It was, however, also a working trip. For the past four years, Costner's company, Tig Productions (Tig was the nickname of one of Costner's grandmothers), has been developing a movie about Michael Collins (1890-1922), the Irish leader and patriot who was branded a traitor and murdered by a faction of the IRA for accepting a treaty with England that sanctioned the partitioning of Ireland.

Costner plans to play Collins and may direct the Warner Bros. movie, which he hopes to begin filming next spring or early summer.

Costner's partner at Tig, Jim Wilson, says that while the main purpose of Costner's trip to the Emerald Isle was R&R, "he did do some research. It was hard not to."

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: QUIET ON THE SET!

Sensing in their vast audience of commoners a hunger for royal intrigue, the three major networks are rushing through production of made-for-TV movies about the messy personal lives of the Windsors.

First out of the gale will be NBC with Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors, scheduled to air on Sept. 28. British actors Pippa Hinchley and Sam Miller have been cast as Fergie and Prince Andrew.

CBS is currently shooting The Women of Windsor, about the Fergster and Princess Diana, in Toronto with a cast of newcomers.

And ABC is planning something called The Royal Family, in which Catherine Oxenberg will play Di and Roger Rees (Cheers) will appear as Prince Charles. Oxenberg, of course, already gave viewers her impression of the Princess of Wales in The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982), a happier TV movie version of the couple's relationship.

WHEN A HOME IS A HOUSE

Connie Stevens is not a real-estate mogul, but she does own a number of houses around L.A. She inadvertently rented one of them to a call-girl ring, which was busted by police last month.

Stevens says she prefers not to comment, adding only that the situation "was totally out of my control. But I did have a few laughs when I heard about it." So did we.

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