Cheeky Melissa Johnson (inset), 23, streaked into the record books as Wimbledon’s first flasher, captivating men’s singles finalists Richard Krajicek (left) and MaliVai Washington. “I got flustered, and three sets later I was gone,” joked Washington, who lost 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Police filed no charges against Johnson, a Wimbledon food server, who bragged to London’s Daily Express, “I’m a naughty girl.”
Showing real star power, Tom Cruise helped haul a 7-year-old boy to safety after spotting him in a crush of fans at the London premiere of Tom’s Mission: Impossible. “I gave him a hug, and he seemed okay,” Cruise said later.
While vacationing in London, Rock star Sean Connery (center) met with chums Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier at Harry’s Bar. Poitier and Caine recently filmed One Man, One Vote, a Showtime movie starring Poitier as Nelson Mandela and Caine as his South African rival F.W. de Klerk.
In a bald attempt to be like Mike, reigning British Open golf champ John Daly (left) sported his shaved head and caddied for NBA superduffer Michael Jordan in Wadsworth, Ill. The two athletes were shooting a commercial for Wilson Ultra 500 golf balls, which will makes its debut on next weekend’s telecast (July 18-21) of the British Open on ABC.
Friends’ Jennifer Aniston went trailer-parking with her steady, actor Tate Donovan, in New York City during a break from filming Picture Perfect, her romantic comedy with Kevin Bacon about a single woman who falls for an engaged guy. Donovan’s own sitcom, Partners, after proving itself to be not-must-see TV, won’t be back at Fox next fall.
Actor and part-time pugilist Mickey Rourke mixed it up as a model for British designer Nigel Curtiss in Paris. “Nigel is a good friend,” Rourke told London’s The Independent, “but I wouldn’t have done the show if I didn’t like the clothes.” Mick’s 9½ Weeks sequel is due this fall.
Upon receiving an honorary degree from Dublin’s Trinity College, Irish actor Liam Neeson made like James Cagney and called out to his mum, Kitty Neeson, seated in the audience: “Top of the world, Ma, top of the world!”
American in Paris Lisa Marie Presley joined Elton John and his beau, filmmaker David Furnish, at designer Gianni Versace’s fashion show. Furnish’s documentary on John, Tantrums and Tiaras, recently aired on British TV.
A stubbly Denzel Washington (above, with wife Pauletta) showed a touch of battle fatigue at the L.A. premiere of his film Courage Under Fire. “I just had time to brush my teeth and get over here,” explained Washington, who had spent the day hyping the Gulf War drama. Other Courage stars on duty: Meg Ryan (top right), spot on in a clingy chiffon gown, brought along hubby Dennis Quaid; and Sean Astin (right) arrived with expectant wife Christine, thirty something vets Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig turned out because Courage was directed by thirtysomething co-creator Ed Zwick.