As she signed her life away, Ellen star Ellen DeGeneres (left) received some literary support from costar Joely Fisher at a Los Angeles bookstore. The TV sitcomic was there to autograph copies of My Point…and I Do Have One, her just-released book of comic observations published by Bantam.
Whitewater’s turbulence was but a distant memory as First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton—who’s “Evergreen” to the Secret Service—cast her fly into the calmer, cooler currents of a gentle stream at the Rockefeller-owned JY Ranch while on a family vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The novice fly fisherwoman, who reeled in four trout, is spending this week at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
In New York City to compete in the U.S. Open, the world’s No. 1 player, Andre Agassi, basked in the sincerest form of flattery while talking tennis with kids at an Association of Tennis Professionals event in Central Park.
Eddie Murphy was Mr. Big, all 400 fake pounds of him, on the L.A. set of The Nutty Professor, a remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis gem. Jada Pinkett (center) plays the lass who falls for Murphy’s scientist, who becomes thin and suave with a secret potion.
Obviously buying the idea that couples who play together stay together, rocker Patty Smyth and former tennis ace John McEnroe—who are expecting their first child in the spring—took to the stage to belt out a tune or two at a Manhattan benefit for the Vitas Gerulaitis Youth Foundation.
Looking sweet as a pastry, soap star Lisa Rinna bade farewell in L.A. to Days of Our Lives castmates and friends after more than two years of playing drug addict turned cosmetics exec Billie. (Her final Days airs Sept. 28.) Boyfriend Harry Hamlin was among those helping the aspiring screen star to have her 32-pound cake and eat it too.
Sister act: When Beyond Rangoon (for review, see page 20) opened in L.A., its leading lady, Patricia Arquette (above), came with her husband, Nicolas Cage, while big sister Rosanna brought her spouse, restaurateur Jon Sidel.
On the town without on-again, off-again girlfriend Rebecca Broussard, Jack Nicholson left L.A.’s Monkey Bar with a firm grip on none other than a good friend—his stogie. In November he reunites with old flame Anjelica Huston in Sean Penn’s drama The Crossing Guard.
At the L.A. premiere of his new movie, Lord of Illusions, horror writer and director Clive Barker created a stink with Dutch actress Famke Janssen. She next costars as a Bond girl with new 007 Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye, opening Nov. 17.
The Pointer Sisters (from left: Ruth, Anita and June) put their best fingers forward while rehearsing for their 47-city tour with the Fats Waller review Ain’t Misbehavin’. Their first performance is this week in Green Bay, Wis.