The Insider

UPDATED 09/30/1991 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/30/1991 at 01:00 AM EDT


We weren't invited, hut we did get our hands on a copy of the wedding invitation that Michael Jackson is sending out to Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky's close friends for the couple's Oct. 6 nuptials.

The wedding is scheduled for 5 P.M. that Sunday at Jackson's whimsically named ranch, Neverland Valley, in Los Olivos. Calif.

Men are asked to come in black tie, women in cocktail dresses. Neither should get any ideas about capturing the moment for posterity. "Please do not bring cameras," reads the invite. "No photography allowed."


Mother's Day doesn't come until next May 10, but both Goldie Hawn and Sean Penn are already showing proper filial respect.

Hawn had her mom, Laura Hawn, cast in a small role as another character's mother in Goldie's new movie, Deceived, which opens on Sept. 27. Mother Hawn also appeared in a party scene in Goldie's 1984 movie, Swing Shift, although Goldie's rep says the roles are "a lark—certainly not a career."

Penn cast his mother, actress Eileen (Parenthood) Ryan, as the grieving mother of a youth who has been killed by a policeman in The Indian Runner. The movie, Penn's first directing-and-screenwriting effort, opened last week.


Jules Sacks, a real estate agent at the Palm Beach branch of Sotheby's International Realty, is expecting hordes of media types to venture down to his territory to cover the William Kennedy Smith rape trial beginning in early January. But he may be overestimating the expense accounts they'll be wielding.

On Aug. 12 Sacks sent more than two dozen form letters (addressed "Dear Editor") to newspapers, magazines and various television outlets in hopes of interesting one in renting a $1.45 million, seven-bedroom house for $25,000 a month. Sacks's letter goes on to say that the ocean-front property is "just down the street" from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

The response? Not what you'd expect. Sacks tells us that as of mid-September, he had yet to receive a single nibble.


Add Drew Barrymore to the long list of women—young and not so young;—who find themselves smitten with Beverly Hills, 90210's Jason Priestley.

We hear that the 16-year-old actress even wrote Priestley a missive telling him she was a big fan and hoped they could meet.

Did Priestley get her letter? We checked with him, and he tells us he certainly did and that he would be happy to meet her.

Drew, the next move is up to you.

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