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updated 04/12/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/12/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

MEDICAL FUMBLE
Although Jane Alexander has four sons, she's an enthusiastic supporter of Take Our Daughters to Work Day (April 28), created by the Ms. Foundation for Women (and supported by PEOPLE) to encourage grownups to let their adolescent daughters or other girls tag along on the job for a day. "My father was a surgeon and he took me to operations in the hope that I would become a doctor," says Alexander, 53, currently starring on Broadway in The Sisters Rosensweig. "Watching the surgery was very, very exciting and I loved science, but I opted for the theater. What turned me off was football. My father was also the doctor for the Harvard foot-ball team, and I had to go to every damn game with my family for every Saturday of my life. I thought, I don't want to be a doctor because I don't want to be involved in football."

THIS SPUD'S FOR YOU
You know it's really spring when MTV veejay Pauley Shore, who has a three-picture deal with Disney, heads south for spring break. "It's the same all over America—an excuse for college kids to get extra wasted and thrash around. You're looking out your window at a romantic sunset and a used condom flies by your head," says Shore, 25, who covered the annual bacchanal in Florida last month for MTV. "Daytona was the first thing I did for MTV four years ago. I wasn't even allowed to hold the mike. Now I go down there and have 3,000 kids screaming for me. I'm like their Spuds McKenzie."

THE KING AND I
Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, are expecting their first child in May, but the rocker's future plans don't include playing house. "This kid will be on the road more than any baby know to man," claims Bon Jovi, 31, currently touring with his band of the same name to promote their Keep the Faith album. "I'm getting a little road case made for the kid, and people are sending us denim jackets and booties—lots of wonderful gifts." As for Baby Bon Jovi's moniker, "I don't know if it's a boy or a girl," he says, "and I don't want to know. But the pending name is Elvis because that could be for a boy or a girl."

FILL IN THE BLANKS
Since Roc, the sitcom about a Baltimore garbageman and his family, began airing live last fall on Fox, Sunday nights present a fresh adventure for star Charles Dutton and his eastmates. "It's still scary as hell," says Dutton, 42, but he happily ticks off the mitigating factors. "We don't have to do any retakes and we probably have the sweetest schedule in Hollywood because we know we have to get it [done] between 5:30 and 6 p.m." Although each actor has an escape plan should he forget a line, like running upstairs to answer a nonexistent phone, Dutton recalls only one "mild disaster" when a guest blanked out completely. "I gave him his line," says Dutton, "but he wasn't having it. Rocky [Carroll] gave him a line and he still couldn't get a word out. So I marched him out the door and said, 'Son, when you get yourself together, you can come back.' "

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