October 13, 1997 12:00 PM

David Duchovny can’t bear working 1,000 miles away from Téa Leoni, his wife of five months, so he has been lobbying to have his hit series The X-Files move from Vancouver, where it has been filmed since 1993, to Los Angeles, where Leoni’s sitcom The Naked Truth is produced. Although sources tell me Duchovny wants the show to move next summer, before the start of the 1998-’99 season, Chris Carter, The X-Files’ co-executive producer, will say only that there have been “preliminary discussions” about going south. Duchovny’s costar Gillian Anderson supports the move, according to her rep, but on the more general grounds that “four years in Vancouver is enough.”…

As I reported here last spring, John Cleese told me that he and the four other surviving members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus—Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam—were planning a get-together in London to talk about reuniting for a sixth Python movie. (Their fifth, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, was released in 1983.) Well, the meeting came off, according to Palin, who tells me that although the Pythonites “laughed a lot and talked old business, we couldn’t decide on anything.” Palin, who now hosts Full Circle, the PBS series about his travels around the Pacific Rim, says the meeting “was a step in the right direction” but estimates the chance of a Python movie in the near future as “not impossible but not likely.”…

It’s not easy rounding up celebrities to honor. Just ask the folks at American Movie Classics who staged the Sept. 25 Salute to Film Noir in L.A. Earlier this year, as AMC was planning its show scheduled to air Oct. 5, it targeted four stars: Lauren Bacall, director Billy Wilder, Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum, who had agreed to do it before his death on July 1. Douglas’s people said he wouldn’t be able to appear because of the stroke he suffered in 1996. But when event organizers recently read that Douglas would be at a Glendale, Calif., bookstore on Sept. 25 signing copies of his new book, Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning, they called to ask how the actor could be well enough to sign autographs but not to be honored. A compromise was struck: AMC bought 220 copies of his book to put in gift bags at the event, and Douglas taped a thank-you message for the broadcast….

I have it on excellent authority that Christian Dior has offered Nicole Kidman $2 million to wear Dior clothes exclusively for one year and that Kidman, currently starring in The Peacemaker, is considering the offer. Dior reps confirm that the actress is partial to their designs but won’t confirm the proposal….

Finally, it wasn’t enough that Brad Pitt signed autographs recently for two women at the Midtown Diner in Manhattan. As soon as Pitt and his three companions left the restaurant, the women walked over to his table, drank from his water glass and took the cigarette lighter he had left behind along with his menu and used napkin.

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