March 8, 1998 in Features

Even Celebs Eat Dessert, But Some Do It With Class

Compiled By Staff Writer Dan Web
 

All celebrities share certain traits in common. Fame is one. Fortune is likely to be another. Looks are debatable.

But manners? Manners are optional. Take this tale of two Manhattan eateries, passed on by New York Post columnist Cindy Adams.

In one, Posh Spice (aka Victoria Adams), took dessert in “a posh hotel after midnight,” Posh is overheard yelling at a waiter, “I asked for strawberries and blueberries.” When told that no blueberries were left, Posh again shouted, “I asked for strawberries and blueberries.”

Switch to the restaurant Nirvana. In walks Leonardo DiCaprio and his posse. He requests a window table, but is told that none are available. So what does he do? He and his friends wait quietly for 45 minutes until one comes open.

Loose talk

Martha Stewart, described in the headline to an unflattering story in the National Enquirer: “Martha Stewart is Mentally Ill.”

When it comes to movies, indeed he is the mighty

Quinn Aidan Quinn turns 39 today.

Toddler earns an inheritance in excess of $16 million

Hold the presses: Michael Hutchence wasn’t bankrupt after all. The late lead singer of INXS, who committed suicide in a hotel room, had a fortune of nearly $32 million. Seems it was caught up in a complex maze of investments. Half of it goes to his 18-month-old daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, with the rest being split between the late’s singers girlfriend, Paula Yates, and his father.

The carbon monoxide level rose when they arrived

At the recent 75th-anniversary party for Time magazine, eyebrows were raised at the presence of Jack “Dr. Death” Kevorkian, 69. Brows rose even higher when it became clear that the physician was with an attractive, younger woman. Rebecca Eaton, 32, is a lawyer from Detroit.

You have knowledge beyond your years, grasshopper

Surrounded by fans, kissed on the cheek by one, Steven Seagal remained calm. “I am an old student of Zen and Buddhism,” he said. “Things like that don’t affect me in the slightest. It is all an illusion.” Seagal was in Phoenix to attend the opening of a new multiplex.

Some of the world’s great oral arguments took place there

Realizing what the producers of the film “Primary Colors” apparently don’t, that President Clinton’s legal troubles mean good publicity, Arianna Huffington has re-written her novel, “Greetings From the Lincoln Bedroom,” to capitalize on the recent presidential scandal. Publisher’s Weekly reports the book will be published in April.

‘Home Alone’ again, and this time he’s really pierced

Macaulay Culkin fans take note: The 17-year-old actor has signed to do his first adult role. The “Home Alone” star will play the title role in “The Body Piercer,” which is said to be anything but a comedy.

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

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