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`Weird’ Bobcat, At Least, Digs Women His Own Age

Compiled By Staff Writer Dan Web

Loose talk

Tracey Ullman on her chosen career: “I find a lot of actors are infantile people. It’s just so silly what we do half the time. Someone said to my daughter, `Are you gonna be an actress like your mum?’ And she said, `Oh please. I’m gonna be something useful, like a nurse.”’

Bobcat Goldthwait has made a career out of being weird. His shtick entails playing off that very weirdness.

When he first started out, he told The Nose magazine, “I would just go up and clean a fish and that was my act, or read a `Dear John’ letter in tears,” he said. “Sell Kool-Aid or whatever.”

But if you think he’s weird, Goldthwait says, consider Jerry Seinfeld.

“Here is this creepy Scientologist guy (dating) teenage girls - which I don’t care about one way or another,” he said. “What I find creepy is that people are convinced he lives in that apartment, and those are his wacky friends. They don’t like each other; they’re actors paid to pretend they like Jerry Seinfeld. He’s a weird guy. But everybody thinks he’s normal and I’m weird.”

They’re holding the celebration at Melrose Place

Andrew Shue turns 28 today.

Hey, the guy’s a journalist! Would he lie?

Comedian Adam Sandler says one thing, while the writer who interviewed him says another. The “Saturday Night Live” comic claims he never said the writing on his show “sucks,” and writer Craig Modderno insists that Sandler did. But since Modderno didn’t tape the interview, there’s no proof one way or the other. As for TV Guide, which ran Modderno’s piece, a spokesman says, “Unless we weren’t 100 percent behind the story we wouldn’t run it.”

As for the incident itself, call it `Incredibly stupid’

The quote: “Absolutely devastated.” The person described: Courtney Love. The source of pain: Loss of the 5-carat ruby/ diamond engagement ring given to her by husband, the late Kurt Cobain. Love shipped it to a Manhattan hotel where it was delivered to the wrong room.

But it surely must have made him a better person

Teen life was tough for Harrison Ford. “I was kind of runty,” the actor told Premiere magazine. “And I liked to hang out with the girls. That annoyed the boys. So every day after school, they would throw me over the edge of the parking lot and roll me into the weeds. Eventually my beatings were so inevitable that I’d just go to the lot and wait.”

For the miniseries lead, then, we see Jim Carrey

British Prime Minister John Majors boring? An ex-flame, Jean Kierans, thinks not. They had their first dalliance, she says, near where her two children were sleeping. “It makes me laugh now when I hear him called a gray man,” Kierans said. “That’s just a cover. It’s a mask.”

He worships at the shrine of St. Ralph

Willie Nelson knows a party-hound when he sees one. “Well, I wish you hadn’t said Kris (Kristofferson),” he told Rolling Stone magazine. “I can out-party Waylon (Jennings), but Kris, he makes it a religion.”

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