March 08, 1993 12:00 PM

Kristy McNichol, on medical leave since October from NBC’s Empty Nest due to manic-depressive illness, resurfaced for a charity bowl-athon in L.A. to help the homeless. She’s feeling better now but—alley oops!—barely broke 100 on the lanes.

Singer Peter Gabriel pumped up to perform his hit single “Steam” at the BRIT music awards in London. After making a pec-tacle of himself, the rocker snapped out of his bodybuilding suit before accepting an award for producing (along with co-producer Daniel Lanois) his latest album, US.

Accepting her Woman of the Year award from Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club in Cambridge, Mass., Whoopi Goldberg told the drama students at her side, “It’s quite something to come from the projects to the hallowed halls of Harvard. This is very, very cool.”

Sarah Jessica Parker put the squeeze on her steady, Matthew Broderiek, at the D.W. Griffith Awards in New York City. Broderick was there to accept Jack Lemmon’s Best Actor award for Glengarry Glen Ross. He is set to costar with Lemmon in A Life in the Theater, a movie based on David Mamet’s play.

Driving Mr. DeVito? While in London to promote their movie Hoffa, easy riders Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito spent a night out on the town. Their first choice in entertainment, the Gershwin musical Crazy for You, was canceled that evening due to technical difficulties, so the duo settled instead for dinner at the Ivy eatery and a visit to Tramp, the swank nightclub.

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