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BAD TIMING

Movie stars are used to being asked for autographs when they use rest rooms, but sometimes fans go too far. Just ask Michelle Pfeiffer. “I once had a situation where a friend of mine was dying of AIDS,” says Pfeiffer, 33, who stars in Frankie arid Johnny. “They brought him home so he could die among his family and friends. So we went to his house and waited. They wheeled him in on a gurney, brought him into his room and put him on his deathbed. Then the ambulance driver turned to me with his clipboard and said, ‘May I have your autograph?’ I was stunned.”

TWO MUCH

While getting a sonogram recently, actress Amanda Pays saw double. “It was a great surprise,” says Pays, 32, who knew she was expecting but didn’t know she was expecting twins. (She and husband Corbin Bernsen already have a son, Oliver, 2.) “It wasn’t a shock,” she adds. “It was more of an ‘It’s incredible!’ I [miscarried] earlier in the year, so in a way it was something that has come back to me. I mean, I’m not a terribly religious person, but I really believe good things in life come back to you.” Now that she knows she is having twins in the spring, Pays, who stars in Exposure, says, “I’m eating twice as much. I’m doing twice as much of everything—well, nearly everything.”

WATER ON THE BRAIN

Wayne and Garth, the amiable metal freaks on Saturday Night Life’s “Wayne’s World” sketches, will finally get out of Wayne’s basement early next year, when they take their cable-access show to the big screen in a movie, Wayne’s World. Now that he has finished filming in Hollywood, Mike Myers, 28, is back in New York City coming up with new sketch material for SNL—in the tub. “I really like to sit in the bath on Sunday,” explains Myers. “I put on some good tunes, light like four candles and take a really good soak. Then if I get an idea for a skit, I’ll go, ‘OK, that’s what I’ll write this week.’ ” How long do Myers’s soak sessions last? “Twenty minutes,” he says. “No longer, or else you start getting prune fingers.”

CLEARING THE AIR—AND TABLE

Although comedian Tim Allen’s macho-grunting, chest-thumping manliness has pushed his new ABC sitcom, Home Improvement, into the Nielsen Top 10 this fall, he says that in real life he “can’t imagine having a marriage that works these days without [the husband] doing the dishes or changing diapers.” Allen, 38, who has been married in real life to wife Laura for seven years and has a 2-year-old daughter, Kady, says that his father-in-law is of the old school and expects to be waited on. “His sons-in-law, in his eyes, are all henpecked, because we clear the table and the women sit there and have their cigars and cognac.” says Allen. “We have our bonding sessions in the kitchen now.”