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As A Blind Date, Cindy Makes A Pretty Fantasy

And who, pray tell, would be your No. 1 fantasy date? Michael Jackson? His chimp, Bubbles? Courtney Love?

Roseanne?

The readers who responded to Newsweek magazine’s call for favorite fantasy dates were a bit more predictable. Their top choices: Cindy Crawford and John F. Kennedy Jr.

Male readers followed the supermodelthespian, a 2-1 winner over her nearest competitor, with choices of Janet Jackson and Pamela Anderson (she of “Baywatch” fame).

Female readers, on the other hand, followed Kennedy with Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt.

As for the most interesting lunch date, the picks were less appearanceoriented: Colin Powell and Tom Hanks (17 percent each), Pope John Paul II (16 percent) and President Clinton (13 percent).

Loose talk

Tim Allen on the furor over at the “Roseanne” show (in TV Guide): “When I hear the fuss, I’m figuring the ratings are sagging. And of course, it all gets worked out a day later. For nine years this woman’s been in the press. I think it’s brilliant.”

Some anti-union types see a third 6 in there somewhere

Ed Asner turns 66 today.

They loved it when she went out walking, after midnight

Winchester, Va., has long claimed to be the hometown of the Patsy Cline. The late country singer attended high school in Winchester, was buried there after dying in a 1963 plane crash and the town holds an annual Patsy Cline festival. But fest officials are making it clear this year that Cline actually was born in nearby Gore, Va.

One, we might add, made from real dogs

Despite the rumors, David Letterman isn’t considering a move to Los Angeles anytime soon. “OK, sure there’s gridlock, sure there’s pollution, sure there’s noise,” Letterman said on his late-night show Monday, “but where else can you get a hot dog for $7?”

What, he didn’t mention Michael? Or Bubbles?

We don’t place much credence in the report, but we thought you might like to know that the Star alleges that O.J. Simpson faxed ex-girlfriend Paula Barbieri a note that lists men Simpsom considers “unsuitable” for her to date. The list includes Michael Bolton, Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, George Clooney and John F. Kennedy Jr.

And we didn’t even buy flowers for our ex-lovers

Hollywood producer Jon Peters broke up with supermodel Vendela in February, but he just bought her a Beverly Hills home anyway. The house sold for a reported $1.6 million.

Say, Howie does look a bit like Chuck Barris…

So what is the secret of Howard Stern’s appeal? His view: “Our view of society is somehow that we’re all public television viewers,” Stern told USA Today, “when in fact we’re all watching ‘The Gong Show.”’

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The following fields overflowed: CREDIT = Compiled by staff writer Dan Webster


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