BAPTISM BY CRIER
Although they refuse to talk about it, two of the stars of the film Ghostbusters II indulged in most unprofessional behavior during the filming of the movie. Then again, the culprits, William Terry Deutschendorf and his twin brother, Henry John II, are now only 13 months old. In Ghostbusters II they alternated playing Oscar, Sigourney Weaver’s baby. While the two little thespians were being chauffeured to their first day on the set, William Terry threw up, and then Henry John, a real mimic, did the same. “We were so nervous we’d cause a delay in this multimillion-dollar movie,” says their father, Ron, who manages musicians. Even worse, says Ron, in a scene where Weaver had to bathe Will, the baby urinated in her eye. “Sigourney was great about it. She laughed and said, ‘I’ve been baptized.”
NO WHINE PAST ITS TIME
Susan Sullivan wants to finally finish reading H.G. Wells’s four volume The Outline of History, so, after eight years of playing goody-goody Maggie Gioberti on CBS’s Falcon Crest, she’s resigning from the show. “Maybe I’ll find time to finish the book now. I’m up to the Romans,” says Sullivan, adding that the real reason she said no to a ninth season is that she has had it with that wimp Maggie. “I’m tired of the crying and the weeping. God knows, she has had one problem after another, but she’s so co-dependent.” The producers still haven’t decided how they’ll get rid of Maggie. “I was so complacent about my life. And as many good times as I’ve had on Falcon Crest, when you do that kind of series, there is so much sameness,” says Sullivan, who now wants to do a situation comedy.
BACK TO WORK
After her 12-year marriage to composer Quincy Jones ended in 1986, Peggy Lipton acted in a TV movie and in Charles Branson’s Kinjite. Now she’s returning to a regular TV series, her first since Mod Squad (1968-73). She will play Norma Jennings, the sexually repressed owner of a diner, in ABC’s new nighttime soap, Twin Peaks. The show, which starts next year, also stars Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Ontkean and is being produced by David (Blue Velvet) Lynch. “In David’s work everyone is sexually repressed, and there is that constant awareness of fear,” says Lipton. “I never auditioned. He just said, ‘Are you available?’ which is what a lot of directors say as a goodbye, but he meant it.”