05/08/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT
MARRIED WITH A MORTGAGE
John Goodman, 36, is making some serious life-style changes in preparation for his October wedding to Annabeth Hartzog, 20, a model-student he met in New Orleans while filming Everybody's All-American. As a longtime practicing bachelor, Roseanne Barr's TV hubby has had few possessions: a VCR, a television and a guitar. In New York, the actor keeps a modest apartment he calls the Hunting Lodge, because it's a place you visit once a year and dust everything off. In Los Angeles, he rents a simple but not elegant apartment he calls the Owl Lodge. But this lodge life may soon be going by the wayside since Goodman is negotiating to buy his pal Dennis Quaid's house in the Hollywood Hills. And when he becomes a homeowner, Goodman will have his very own car to put in the garage. A confirmed car-rental junkie, he recently bought his first car—a 1989 Jeep Cherokee. Can a station wagon be far behind?
A FISH CALLED MICK
Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac's drummer, shaved his trademark beard to play an Antedian, an evil fishlike alien, on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation airing in June. "The face mask—a big fish head—was very, very hot, but that's showbiz, and it was well worth it to be beamed down," says Fleetwood.
GLOSSY DEBT TO SOCIETY
Oliver North has not shirked his duties to his public. According to one supporter, North's bodyguard carried around an envelope of 8 x 10 photos during last month's trial that showed the colonel in full uniform at the Iran-contra hearings. "He carries them wherever he goes in case somebody wants an autograph. He likes doing it. He asks, 'Do you want one for your mother? Your neighbor?' " Ollie mostly signs, "Many thanks for your support."
While historians puzzle over the psyche of Richard M. Nixon, actor Lane Smith, right, got to know the 37th President through the cut of his clothes and the size of his nose. For his role in The Final Days, an ABC TV-movie for fall based on Woodward and Bernstein's book, Smith shaved his hairline, stuffed his cheeks with sponge balls and put inflated tubing up his nose. But the actor found the key to his transformation in an old news tape. "I noticed he wore his pants hiked up high like my father did. So I had wardrobe make all my pants like that," says Smith.