EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
If Dedee Pfeiffer, 31, acts convincingly as 38-year-old Michelle Pfeiffer’s younger sister in Up Close & Personal, the hit romantic drama with Robert Redford, maybe it’s because that’s who she is. Dedee says there’s yet another Pfeiffer sister, Lori, who is the youngest, but moviegoers shouldn’t hold their breath waiting to see the siblings work as a threesome. “Lori’s a homemaker,” says Dedee, who regularly plays Cybill Shepherd’s older daughter Rachel on the CBS series Cybill. “Lori toyed with acting and modeling and did some commercials but decided it’s not for her. Besides, Lori is so beautiful, we want to keep her in the closet. We don’t need another Pfeiffer sister out there—Michelle’s bad enough!”
“I am one of the most romantic men you will ever meet,” says Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas, 35, whose devotion extends beyond Melanie Griffith—currently four months pregnant with their baby—who is also his costar in the new romantic comedy Two Much. “I form deep attachments to people, to places, to pants.” Uh,
qué? “I was attached recently to a pair of pants,” he explains. “I just loved them. And I know I have my closet full and that I have to throw something away. But I can’t! I am tormented by this. You see, I can love even objects. I get very passionate about everything. Everything.” Banderas sees this as a cultural thing. “I didn’t realize I was so passionate until I came to the United States. In Spain I am more normal, people are just like me. We scream. We sulk. We are emotional. Here in America I am a contrast to most men.” Maybe he should loosen up those pants.
BAT IN THE HAT
David Copperfield has conjured up something that he and fiancée Claudia Schiffer—holy dynamic duo!—can slip into: the 1989 Batman Batmobile. “I’ve had an original Adam West Bat Club card in my wallet since I was 10 years old,” confesses illusionist Copperfield, 39, who intended to bid anonymously—and pay no more than $150,000—for the wheels. “I was doing a show in Raleigh, N.C., on Feb. 27, and the bidding at the auction house [L.A.’s Butterfield & Butterfield] went faster than expected, so they brought a phone onto the stage. I told the audience that I was bidding on the Batmobile. I had 4,000 people cheering, ‘Go for it, David!’ So I was in a bad negotiating position and paid $189,500.” The peripatetic Copperfield doesn’t know when he’ll see his supercar, which he may park at his private museum of movie and magic memorabilia, located ii the Nevada desert. “But I’m sure it’s safe,’ he says. “It’s got the bat locks on it.”
THE SILVER LINING
Halle Berry won’t be joining Rev. Jesse Jackson’s planned protest outside the Oscar ceremonies on Monday. “It’s easy to get negative about the lack of African-Americans nominated, but there’s good stuff going on too, and I want to stay positive,” says Berry, 29, who will attend the Oscars and be seen during the telecast—not as a nominee or presenter but in a new Revlon ad. Berry says she takes encouragement from the fact that her roles in Executive Decision, Race the Sun and next fall’s The Rich Man’s Wife were not written specifically for a black actress. Not, she admits, that she’s been focusing on the issue of late. “Honestly,” sighs Berry, alluding to her pending divorce from Atlanta Braves star David Justice, “I have a real-life drama of my own right now that is occupying most of my waking moments.” Now that she’s nearly single, is her phone ringing off the hook with hopeful suitors? “Um, yeah, but I won’t be dating for a long time.”