Ricki Lake shone alongside hubby Rob Sussman, an illustrator, at the L.A. opening of her new film, Mrs. Winterbourne. The comedy, a remake of Barbara Stanwyck's No Man of Her Own (1950), received mixed notices.
Princess Diana donned a surgical mask to observe a four-hour operation on a 7-year-old boy with a hole in his heart at Harefield Hospital near London. Arnaud Wambo was brought to England from his native Cameroon by the medical charity Chain of Hope. Making waves of his own, her son Prince William (below), 13, took to the Thames to scull with his first-year Eton classmates.
August arrived in April as Debra Winger and steady Arliss Howard (her costar in 1993's Wilder Napalm) caught the L.A. premiere of Anthony Hopkins's new, and retitled, film adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
Jane Fonda, marching alongside a string band, twanged away at a mouth harp during a Boston ceremony extolling husband Ted Turner for Gettysburg and Andersonville, his cable TV movies about the Civil War.
Real-life superman Christopher Reeve (with wife Dana Morosini) was honored at a benefit dinner in Manhattan by the Physicians for Social Responsibility for his longtime work on behalf of the environment and health causes.
Darius Rucker had 2,000 fans at his alma mater—the University of South Carolina in Columbia—hootin' and hollerin' as his band, Hootie & the Blowfish, taped an MTV Unplugged concert.
"This is the gay and lesbian Friends," joked Candace Gingrich (right) as she and (from left) Greg Louganis, Chastity Bono and Sean Sasser (partner of the late Pedro Zamora on MTV's Real World) gathered in L.A. to appear in a series of print ads aimed at getting gays and lesbians to vote in the '96 election.
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