Pols typically pride themselves on knowing the people they need to know. That’s why they have staff assistants.
But during a recent dinner party in Washington, Colorado’s Gov. Roy Romer showed that he’s not completely comfortable cruising at the upper levels of celebrity status-seeking.
The problem began when Romer, who doubles as the Democratic national chairman, was seated next to an attractive blond woman whom he didn’t recognize.
After introducing himself, the woman responded in kind. Her name was Martha.
“Martha, just what is it that you do?” asked Romer, trying to be friendly.
And with that, lifestyles maven Martha Stewart actually explained what it is that she does for a living.
The Duchess of York on her dating status (in OK! magazine): “I think it’s very important people realize that I am divorced and single.”
At his party, they’ll likely yell, ‘Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny!’
Jack Nicholson turns 60 today.
Next question: Will he try to get an anullment?
Michael Kennedy, 39, and Victoria Gifford Kennedy, the 40-year-old daughter of sportscaster Frank Gifford, have separated. The couple has three children, Michael Jr., 14; Kyle, 12; and Rory, 9.
Forget the inspiration, we just want the dirt
Some reports have it that Marcia Clark’s forthcoming memoir is so bad that the publishing house already has halved the press run. That view gained credence on Thursday when Clark gave a speech in Portsmouth, Va. Expected to speak on the O.J. Simpson murder trial, for which she was the lead prosecutor, Clark instead spoke about gender stereotyping. Some 75 of the 900 people attendeding the talk, at $35 a head, demanded refunds. , She’ll always have a future with Weightwatchers
Miss Universe Alicia Machado won’t be sad to give up her crown next month. Machado, you’ll recall, earned tabloid headlines when she gained weight. The 5-foot-7 Machado, who admits to having gained 24 pounds, says that pageant owner Donald Trump was to blame. “He said, ‘This is a perfect opportunity for us to make some publicity for the pageant. Let’s take advantage of this fatty.”’
Another step toward hard-hitting journalism
Fresh off subbing for Kathy Lee Gifford on “Live! with Regis & Kathy Lee,” supermodel Cindy Crawford is being groomed to be the substitute host on “Larry King Live.” That, at least, is the word from “TV Guide.”
You have only so much time when you work 9 to 5
She may be a homebody at heart - “The older I get, the more I want to stay home,” she says - but 51-year-old Dolly Parton has obligations. “They got me busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest,” the country singer joked recently.
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