January 30, 1989 12:00 PM

Mikhail Baryshnikov, having caught the acting bug, rehearses for his March 2 Broadway debut in Metamorphosis, an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s story. Misha plays the lead—a cockroach.

Moon Unit Zappa, right, who nose how to put on a funny face, gets some lip from her actress cousin Lala at an L.A. party celebrating the release of Debbie Gibson’s new album, Electric Youth.

Cagney & Lacey producer Barney Rosenzweig and star Sharon Gless showed good boss-employee relations at a bash thrown by Beverly Hills businessman Fred Haymen for his new perfume, 273.

The Guiding Light’s Kim Zimmer kicks up her, uh, heels at the Soap Opera Digest Awards in Beverly Hills. Zimmer, who plays fiery Reva Shayne on the CBS show, lost out on Best Actress honors.

Shelley Duvall puts on the dog, and Rin Tin Tin shakes a leg at cable TV’s ACE Awards. Both were presenters, and Shelley picked up an ACE of her own for producing Showtime’s Tall Tales & Legends.

Keith Carradine settles for a hug instead of a Barbara Hershey kiss in L.A., where the old pals saw Sean Penn in Hurlyburly. Barbara lived with, and had a child by, Keith’s brother David in the mid-’70s.

Slope poke Joan Rivers showed she sometimes can schuss, joining daughter Melissa, 20, for the Steve Garvey Celebrity Ski Classic in Park City, Utah. Joan’s new TV talk show airs next fall.

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