October 07, 1985 12:00 PM

Magnum volley

He made a great save, but it wasn’t enough. Tom Selleck, 40, and his partner, top-ranked Hugh Foster, were knocked out of a two-man volleyball competition at Waikiki Beach after losing two matches straight. Honorary captain of last year’s national men’s volleyball team, Selleck said he only entered the event to draw attention to the sport and had, alas, expected his team to bite the dust. Said Mr. Modesty: “I know don’t deserve being out here with these other guys.” Aw, shucks.

Baby, it’s you

Rumors of a divorce from her fourth husband, Thierry Roussel, abound in Paris, but Christina Onassis hardly seems upset. Christina, 34, takes daily afternoon strolls in the Bois de Boulogne with her 8-month-old daughter, Athina, and a pram-pushing nanny. Such scenes of maternal bliss have become common in the park, prompting Onassis watchers to say that Christina looks happy at last.

Pete Rose, don’t worry

Looks like Phil Collins, 34, has a new credo: Sing loud and carry a small stick. Actually he’d stopped at an English pub on the outskirts of Guildford in Surrey and joined the locals for a game of rounders. The sport is played with a soft ball and a tiny bat on a diamond-shaped field. That’s why the British—always ready to put a former colony in its place—have long insisted that America’s national pastime was born on the playing fields of England.

Grandstand handstand

Is Graig Nettles nettling the opposition again? Not quite. The San Diego Padres’ 41-year-old third baseman was caught midtumble after tagging out the Atlanta Braves’ Bob Horner, who tried to stretch a double into a triple. Given the way the Padres have played this season, Nettles has been looking for any excuse to kick up his heels.

High concept and low

In the video for her new song, Hell in Paradise, Yoko Ono (center) wanted to show that “hell is a human problem, affecting little people and big.” Sizing up the situation, she recruited (from left) Peter Risch, Michael J. Anderson, Daniel Richards and Chris Greener for a little song and dance in New York’s financial district. Hell in Paradise will be the first single released from Yoko’s Star Peace LP, due this month.

Hindsight

One of the highlights of L.A.’s star-studded AIDS benefit was the sight of Cyndi Lauper (left) and Rod Stewart dancing cheek to cheek. The pair stormed through People Get Ready, C’mon Everybody, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Time After Time. The set had some rough spots—Grapevine was not well rehearsed, and Rod read the Time lyrics from a crib sheet—but no matter. The benefit raised public awareness of the disease, as well as $1.2 million to help AIDS victims and research.

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