The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 50
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OCT. 27 Ton! Braxton, 29; Tracy Nelson, 33; Simon Le Bon, 38; Fran Lebowitz, 46; John Cleese, 57 OCT. 28 Leaf Phoenix, 22; Julia Roberts, 29; Annie Potts, 44; Dennis Franz, 52 OCT. 29 Winona Ryder, 25; Richard Dreyfuss, 49 OCT. 30 Nia Long, 26; Danny Tartabull, 34; Andrea Mitchell, 50; Henry Winkler, 51; Grace Slick, 57 OCT. 31 Jane Pauley, 46; Dan Rather, 65 NOV. l Fernando Valenzuela, 36; Lyle Lovett, 39; Larry Flynt, 54 NOV. 2 Stefanie Powers, 54; Ray Walston, 79 • Is 42-year-old Jerry Seinfeld still going out with that teenager he met a few years ago? James Dougherty Chicago They're still a couple, but Shoshanna Lonstein is now a stunning 21-year- old woman. At the Emmys last month, in her lime green column gown by BadgleyMischka, she was more glamorous than most of the nominees. Lonstein, who met the sitcom star in New York City's Central Park three years ago, is a senior at UCLA. We're told the couple, who have taken lots of lumps about their age difference, do not live together. Whether marriage is in the offing, particularly with her graduation looming, they aren't saying. • Why is the Kennedy family property in Hyannis Port, Mass., always referred to as "the Kennedy compound"? Edward Gary, Bordentown, N.J. The Cape Cod property involves three Kennedy homes: the original 14-room clapboard house Joseph Kennedy ST. bought (for $25,000) in 1928; the house next door purchased by Robert and Ethel Kennedy when it became available; and the house behind RFK's that Jack and Jackie bought. The term "compound" was first seriously applied when JFK was president and a huge privacy fence was installed. • It was nice to see Nome improvement's Patricia Richardson in a recent miniseries, Does she hope to branch out further from the popular ABC show that made her a star? Gordon Jones, Laramie,Wyo. Sure. Jill Taylor, the role she has played opposite Tim Allen since the 1991 series pilot, is a good home for Richardson, 45, but like most TV actors she sees film work as a way to raise her profile and avoid total boredom. Still, she was happy to see recently that TV Guide readers voted her TV's best mom by a huge margin. Offscreen, she's a single mother of three (5-year-old twins and an 11-year-old), so it's no wonder she seems so real on the air. • Leanza Cornett, Miss America of 1993, was a reporter for Entertainment Tonight, then just disappeared. Where'd she go? Marie Fink, Federalsburg, Md. She's at NBC's weekend Today show as an entertainment reporter — but she wants to act. "I started [in] a wonderful acting school, and I just taped an episode of Saved by the Bell, "Cornett, 24, tells us enthusiastically. "That was so much fun. That's what I'm hoping to move toward: television and film." Since leaving ET at the end of her contract last November, "I've done a few pilots for shows. Actually, I could probably make a living just doing pilots." She's been married a year now to ET reporter Mark Steinus; they're building a house in L.A. Cornett tells us she recently dined with just-crowned Miss America Tara Dawn Holland. "She arrived in a big limo, and I'm like,'Now I | know I'm a has-been' as Cormrtt to now at TW»y. I pulled up in a Nissan." • NBC got a lot of flak for its coverage of the Summer Olympics. But I think anchor Bob Costas deserved a gold medal for his professionalism, personality and adorable looks. What happened to his plans to take time off with his family after the Games? Lorraine Gomick, Elgin, III. Costas, 44, took a vacation between the Olympics and the start of the football season. But plans for a six-month sabbatical in 1997 still are on the books. Until then, Costas, who lives in St. Louis with a his wife, Randy, and their school-aged son and daughter, is doing football play-by-play and interviewing personalities for a new MSNBC show, Intemight. That gig takes Costas, who made Later a respectable late-night program, back to the world of talk TV. • My family has watched and enjoyed Andy Griffith from Mayberry to Mattock. We often wonder if he has kids, who his wife is, and other personal bits. Bruce Bun, Lansing, Mich. Griffith, 70, lives with third wife Cindi in his native North Carolin; (where, incidentally, several seasons of Matlock were filmed); his two children, from his first marriage, are grown. Griffith hasn't retired post-Matlock. He got back into recording this year with an album of hymns, / Love to Tell the Stoiy. (Early in his career, he sold 800,000 copies of a comedy LP.) He was in the movie Spy Hard (as the bad guy) and the NBC movie Gramps (again as the bad guy), and is considering more TV-movie and feature film projects. This season he'll bring back his popular Matlock character, teaming up with Dick Van Dyke in a Diagnosis: Murder movie A to air on CBS in February. • Is former NYPD Blue star David Caruso having problems because of his lackluster film career? What's he doing now? Julie Frozena, Manitowoc, Wis. Caruso, 40, who left Blue expecting to become a movie star, declared this month that he wants to return to the tube. He even has a show: a drama for CBS about a crusading big-city mayor. The hitch: He signed a deal with ABC not to work in TV until 1998, and the network reportedly wants to hold him to it. None of the long string of publicists and agents Caruso has had since his short Blue heyday will talk about his personal situation. (We called them all.) • Does the Detroit Pistons' Grant Hill have a serious girlfriend? I hear he does— a young singer named Tamia, featured on Quincy Jones' new album. Cara Miller, Detroit We gather that's all hearsay. Hill and Tamia were spotted together in a restaurant, sparking rumors from simple dating to engagement. But at press time, according to those who know him, the handsome Hill is still available. C3 WlthMonikaGuttman In UKI Angeles HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT ABOUT REOF»I_E IN THE NEWS? CALL: 1-8OO-255-5463, iiuitciuyb from 9 a.m. to a p.m. E-MAIL*: wlio^ii.rw^cDui,,tw«ji;ktiiit SUSA WEEKEND ONJ.INE This week's events IVww* WP" WwPrwpWMP-l^HflW^^Wf 1 ™WWpfftw* w jHSPwllFfdPflMl* MHQiMr, go to keyword USA WEfKENp; w're also listed in the •i^SRBsSwsMfl™ Wf HHWwJfl^r Vt MWsj *?BB .T^B^WPw^ipflSfli^H •MIKEUIPICA, 9 p,m. ET Wedawday Chat with the sports columnist and have a voice In forming "Fight to Advance #$ Nation's ftvtf* (FANS), Keyword: Chat Spot, <|ROCK'N'ROU,ACTWN Kiss, the Red Hot Chili Peppere and more. Put yggr rocKer requests go our Also online

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