The British tabs have of late been all adither about a purported romance between supermodel Naomi Campbell, 26, and flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes, 27, a hunky Spaniard who is a major terpsichorean attraction in Europe. (Before taking up flamenco, Cortes was a lead dancer with the Spanish National Ballet.) Campbell's representative is now confirming that the two are indeed involved. The attraction between these two, aside from the physical? "They love to dance, and they love life," says Campbell's rep....
There is romance in the air at Chicago Hope, too. Hope's producers are so smitten with Isabella Rossellini that they asked the actress to come up with a few medical topics that interested her and they'd use one to custom-tailor a guest-starring subplot for her. Her topic? Infertility. Say no more. This month Rossellini will tape two successive Hope episodes in which she will play a cultural-history professor who lectures on woman's traditional role as child bearer and then suffers a personal fertility crisis. Rossellini's episodes will air in February....
Apparently there are still a few people who don't recognize Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. At the Los Angeles opening of Evita last month, the couple escaped to the patio for a cigarette during the post-premiere party at the Shrine Auditorium's Expo Center. When they tried to re-enter, a security guard refused to admit them without a ticket. Griffith, aghast, told him who they were, but the guard was unmoved. "Antonio stars in this movie!" appealed Griffith. The guard stood stone-faced, refusing to budge. At that point, Griffith threw caution to the winds and rushed inside with Banderas scrambling behind her. No injuries were reported.
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