Take One

updated 08/14/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/14/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Apparently starved for a good Tex-Mex meal, President George Bush, along with Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher—a fellow Texan—and two other friends, dropped by the Rio Grande Cafe in Bethesda, Md. The President ordered chicken quesadillas and mesquite-grilled quail. His waiter, Trebor Blackburn, was shocked that nobody made the obvious joke. "I was standing there thinking, 'quail—Quayle, don't you get it?' But nobody cracked a smile," he says. Still, the dinner was convivial enough. The Commander-in-Chief washed down his grub with three Dos Equis beers. "That was okay," notes Blackburn, "he didn't have to drive."

Bruce Willis, wearing only a skimpy, very-revealing T-shirt and black pants, had to dodge bullets and crawl over broken glass to protect L.A.'s Fox tower from a group of diabolical terrorists in Die Hard. Bruce received $5 million for his efforts. Ever grateful, Fox has signed Willis to a reported $7.5 million deal for Die Hard II, though now he'll have even greater responsibilities. This time around, Willis will be called upon to save his teenage daughter from a pack of homicidal hijackers.

The Rockies may tumble, Gibraltar may crumble, but the feud of Diana Ross and Mary Wilson seems here to stay. Not on the best of terms when Ross left the Supremes in 1970, the two singers became more deeply estranged after Wilson's 1986 book, Dreamgirl, suggested that working with Ross was a nightmare. The latest public display of disaffection took place at Ross's July 19 concert at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre. Wilson took her 14-year-old daughter, Turkessa, to the concert so she could see her godmother—Diana Ross—perform. But Ross, who hasn't seen Turkessa in about 10 years, didn't exactly reach out for her. "I was told Diana freaked out," says Wilson's publicist, Jay Schwartz, who says he had arranged for a backstage entrance pass for Wilson. "When we arrived, a staffer told us Mary had to be taken directly to her seat. We were escorted out right after the show. Turkessa ran back inside to see Diana, but we were told Diana refused to come out of her dressing room while we were there," says Schwartz. When invited to give their side of the story, the Ross camp issued a curt "No comment."

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