Reclusive Gary (Diff'rent Strokes) Coleman, now 24, squired Terry Johnson to a party in L.A. kicking off a local telethon to aid the Chabad Children Charities.
A gaggle of wholesome teens went nuts on cue when Beverly Hills, 90210's Brandon, Jason Priestley, grabbed the mike to emcee a fund-raiser for L.A.'s Pediatric AIDS Foundation. It airs Feb. 16 on the Disney Channel.
While his new comedy, Captain Ron, was being buffeted by critics, Martin Short shopped until he drooped in New York City. His next port of call: Chicago, where in December he opens in a musical based on The Goodbye Girl.
Bette Midler and Sophia Loren overflowed with gratitude and bonhomie at a Manhattan fete marking couturier Valentino's 30th year in business.