The Insider

updated 03/15/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/15/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

DATING GAME
GoodFellas' Ray Liotta, always high on Hollywood's eligible bachelor lists, has a new steady, aspiring actress Michelle Grace, the estranged wife of Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace. Michelle performed small parts that were later cut out of both Death Becomes Her and TV's Doogie Hawser, M.D. Liotta's publicist confirms that the two are indeed "together."

THE PARTY'S OVER...

Axl Rose, lead singer for Guns N' Roses, has split with his longtime girlfriend, model Stephanie Seymour, and is now seeing a woman his representative describes as "a normal person from a small Southern town."...

Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear) and Brad Pitt (A River Runs Through It) have broken up after three years. Her publicist says the pair plan on "remaining friends."

THE UNKINDEST CUT
The Three Musketeers' rallying cry, "All for one, one for Sutherland all," may need to be updated in the latest movie version of the Alexandre Dumas swashbuckling classic, given that the salaries of its stars are anything but equal. According to industry sources, when this newest Three Musketeers starts shooting at Touchstone Pictures late next month, Charlie Sheen will receive nearly $3.5 million for playing Aramis, Kiefer Sutherland will get some $1.75 million as Athos. and Oliver Platt (The Temp) is said to be negotiating for a low six-figure fee to play Porthos. Scent of a Woman's Chris O'Donnell, playing D'Artagnan, the Musketeers' comrade-in-arms, is expected to pull in $500,000.

YOUNG LOVE?
And speaking of O'Donnell, that was actress Reese Witherspoon (A Far Off Place) on his arm at a tribute last month to Al Pacino, O'Donnell's Scent of a Woman costar. Witherspoon, who turns 17 next week, flew up to New York City from Nashville, where she lives, specifically to be with O'Donnell, 22, at the party. Witherspoon's rep declined to comment about the relationship, while O'Donnell's spokesperson says, "Chris really likes her," but adds, "they're just friends."

BAG IT, SEAN
When Sean Penn checks into the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica, as he has been known to do on occasion, the hotel, which has no formal exercise facilities, provides him with a punching bag in the basement.

IT'S A ROUND-TRIP TICKET
Contrary to recent reports in the Australian press, Olivia Newton-John is not moving back permanently to Australia. The singer, who has concluded nearly seven months of chemotherapy following a partial mastectomy for breast cancer last July, tells us that she's merely returning for two months to be with hubby Matt Lattanzi while he shoots Paradise Beach, a new Aussie TV soap opera. "I am not leaving America for good," says Newton-John. "I'm going because I want to be supportive of Matt, and I want to see friends and family." As for her health, she says she feels "wonderful and very positive" about her recovers. Finishing chemo, she adds, "was like gelling out of jail."

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