Daily News from New York, New York on February 1, 1999 · 431
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Daily News from New York, New York · 431

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Monday, February 1, 1999
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' - s r YOUNG GIRL: No wonder Matt Dillon stooped by the party for "Steel Pier last week at the Kit Kat Klub. Among his "Pier" group was model Kara Young, ex-gJrtfriend of Donald Trump. - ' . Sanrca-ice OJ. SIMPSON used a wooden cane to board an American Airlines flight to Miami for the Super Bowl. Sitting in first-class, Simpson and his young blond companion didn't seem too interested in the in-flight flick, "One True Thing" ... AIDAN QUINN scrunched down into his seat on a Delta flight to the Sundance Film Festival when his movie Practical Magic" was shown. Maybe not one of his greatest performances? ... ROBERT ALTMAN winged back to L.A. for knee-replacement surgery, after premiering his film, "Cookie's Fortune" at Sundance ... KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS and Rupert Everett helped celebrate the opening of the Todd Oldham-designed The Hotel in South Beach ... MATT DILLON chatted up some of the saucy Aussie dancers in Radio City Music Hall's new show, "Steel City," at the premiere party at the Kit Kat Klub on Tuesday. With Marcus Baram and ICC. Baker y v. 1 S "'f V..' mCHAPD COfKEHY DMUT I DAVID COPPERFIELD and Claudia Schiffer have won undisclosed damages and a retraction from Paris Match. The mag reported that their engagement was a sham, but the source of the story acknowledged that it was false. Copperfield has also filed a $20 million lawsuit against Paris Match in New York. BUZZ AROUND Warner Bros, is that TV execs there pressured Rosie O'Donnell to let singer Gloria Estefan guest-host for her last week. Insiders say WB brass are interested in launching an Estefan talk show and wanted to give her a bit of a trial run. O'Donnell's reps say it was her idea to let Estefan sub..;. nnn hen it comes to the subject of divorce, no one is more of an authority than 1 If U I Patricia Duff. The former Democratic fund-raiser has been married and divorced four times, and has been through more than a dozen divorce lawyers in her wars against such spouses as Revlon mogul Ronald Perelman and Hollywood bigwig Mike Medavoy. Given all that experience with divorce, Duff is now considering making a documentary about the subject, sources say. Duff plans to prove that the entire legal system surrounding domestic discord is rigged against women. She also hopes to examine some of the more famous New York custody battles hers included, sources say and how they have been affected by greedy attorneys and a parade of court-appointed experts trying to make a buck. Duffs spokesman Jim Haggerty says, "It is possible there will be one a documemntary," adding that Duff "is looking for ways to become involved, especially if it means fixing a systam that she believes has become riddled with inequities." Duff perceives that "the system is skewed toward the more powerful spouse," says Haggerty. "This is especially true in New York, where delays and litigation tactics can force the weaker spouse into submission." No doubt Perelman would consider this more of a docudrama. TO CIAECF PLCfESUSFS COCKS Tim Roobins and Pulitzer Prize-winning I t Pirn 74 fh "I'm sure he's forgotten it," Eden said. "It was so long ago. I remember I was scared to death. I was out of my skull, I was so nervous. I was sitting in a motor home getting ready and Beattyl came in and tried to make me feel at home. He said, 'Hello, Barbara, how are you?' I was very young and impressed. This was a prestigious film. Needless to say, I didn't get the part" "I Dream of Jeannie" went on the air the following year and the rest for both of them is history. playwright Edward Albee are joining forces Friday to stage a benefit for the New City Playhouse in the East Village. Robbins is scheduled to read from some of Albee's bestknown works, including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wborf" and "A Delicate Balance." The idea is to raise enough money to pay off the playhouse's mortgage, so that ft can stage new works without having to worry about overhead. TEST SLETO IZ3 The mystery regarding a supposed screen test Wsfran Bsetty performed with "I Dream of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden has been solved. Beatty says he doesn't remember any such screen test, but he told me last week that if there was one. It absolutely could not have had anything to do with Eden's TV show. "Splendor in the Grass," the movie that made Beatty a star, "came out in 1961," he said, "and Barbara's show didn't start until a few years later. Auditioning for her show would have been a weird move for me at that point don't you think?" well, Eden sure remembered the screen test, because it was she who was asked to perform I it with Beatty, not the other way around. I The audition, she said, took place in I I 1964 for "Mickey One, In which Beatty I starred for director Arthur Perm. JACXSCTS EZALin ECST&GZ "orgiving a past misdeed is always easier when I a celebrr DC M I m m m "VHm. m m i y ww J w urn m X II I II i i a celebrity Is invoiveo. Just ask Samuel L Jackson. In 1969, while a student at Morehouse College In Atlanta, Jackson led a civil rights protest that culminated in some of v 4 the members of the school's board V of trustees being taken hostage, Including, of all people, Martin Luther King Sr. ) Jackson was suspended for the incident ana naa 10 pennon Morehouse to be readmitted to the college. After he became a famous actor, Jackson was Invited back to Morehouse, where he was honored for his achievements in acting. Jackson is not at all surprised by the irony of it all. "I did not think it was strange" that the school honored him, he said recently at Webster Hall. Besides, it was a whole different administration then. Nothing weird about it at all. (The hostage crisis was a long time ago, a totally different situation. C3 13 CC3 hat do you do if you like a dish at a restaurant? If you're director Sydney Potack, you march into the kitchen and ask the chef for the recipe. Pollack was filming scenes last week for 'Random Hearts" a film that will star Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas in the Tribeca restaurant Paggio. The location proved wonderful for crew members, who unabashedly loaded up on the Italian eatery's seafood lingulnl, risotto and veal scaloppine. ii mmm ronaCK was so laxen wren u I ll hnM Irwsr neon hiiom Hurt ho umnt Into thA kitchen to ask chef Eria Rocoa If she would show him how to make ft She did. Then, In a major display of one-upmanship, Pollack gave her his recipe for manicotti just what an Kalian chef needs. With Emily Gett

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