Daily News from New York, New York on February 23, 1994 · 635
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Daily News from New York, New York · 635

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Wednesday, February 23, 1994
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3 i? f Spinning Records: Tonya at Grammy Bash e don't know about you, but we love a good skating parly and so must the suits at BMG the parent company of Arista and RCA. They're holding their post-Grammy, er, bash at Rockefeller Center March 1 and they hope to get the country's most smashing performer to Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton and Kenny G are all showing up, the company's party planners want to make the most of the center's big attraction the ice rink, and have invited ice queen, the one, the only Tonya Harding. We hear the notion of paying Tonya to perform a few smashing triple axels and Salchows is a serious consideration. "It has been chatted about in a meeting or two," a BMG spokesman told us. Cool Hand Luke Being married to a superstar hunk may not be as good as being married to a grateful shmo. Take superstar hunk Luke Perry, for example. His new wife must be thrilled to know that Perry believes that "some of the best things are as short as eight seconds." Easy for him to say. Perry who stars as the legendary and dead bull rider Lane Frost in the new flick "8 Seconds" says that in bull riding as in life, "everything comes down to eight seconds, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer." No wonder he had so much time to develop himself artistically. Luke, who had fans screaming and actually crying at Planet Hollywood, told us that while, ironically, neither he nor co-star Stephen Baldwin sustained I ' " Y C - -o; Brazilian presktont Itamar Franco next to entertain. And even though injuries working with the bulls, it was after promoting the film on "Regis and Kathy Lee" that Baldwin ended up in a neck brace. He slipped on the ice Perry may change zip codes next year and leave the show, "90210." The actor, who claims his character Dillon has more dough than him, says he'll leave "90210" not necessarily to do more flicks, but because he's afraid he won't be giving his 100 anymore. "I don't want to be tempted to cheat," said the consummate actor. But will Shannen Doherty get a reprieve? Perry said, "I have not spoken to the Governor." Presidential Pleasure Obviously El Diario La Prensa, the Spanish language daily, believes in giving its readers the naked truth. They seemed to have no problem with this photo of model Lillian Ramos posing next to Brazilian president Itamar Franco with her lack of underwear clearly showing. But if you missed the unedited visual, the caption says she's not wearing underwear. It says, "The young woman, who wore no underwear revealed everything every time she raised her arms." The whole thing doesn't bother us nearly as much as it did when it first came through our fax model Wan Ramos KUIER Luko Perry machine "Lord!," we screamed, "When did Mario Biaggi start dating Little Richard?" Although various pictures of the 63-year-old president and the panty-less model enjoying Carnival from the presidential box were flashed around the world last week, apparently only El Diario chose to show the full picture. In other words, they kept in the photo what we cropped out We hope. Anne Klein Too Fancy designers who'd rather be politically correct than, well, just about anything, are dropping out of the fur biz like flies (provided that it's still politically correct to kill bugs). Anyway, animal rightsterrorist group, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) originally set then sights on designer Calvin Klein raiding his offices to "encourage" him to stop using fur. One raid later, Calvin capitulated. So they covered the "Calvin" name on their anti-fur stickers and placed the name "Anne" over it Now, without so much as one raid, Anne Klein is ' foregoing fur and PETA is claiming victory once again. But in a letter to PETA's spokesman, the owner of the Anne Klein Companies, Frank Mori says although he's made a decision to quit using fur, "I must express my profound distaste for the extortionate manner in which you and a small number of others in your organization behave." He further adds, "Whatever short-term achievements your inappropriate behavior yields, the long-term resolution of the real issues will not be seen until self-aggrandizing publicity stunts are abandoned." He says the decision was made prior to PETA's letter to him and was made "for a number of business reasons unrelated to your threats." Then Mori says, "We trust we will never hear from you further." Right to Assemble State Assemblywoman Cynthia Jenkins called The News from Albany on Friday to let us know she stands squarely behind the PS 37 Parent Association, which invited Dr. Leonard Jeffries to speak at their African-American Week Celebration at the Queens school last week. "I believe in freedom of speech, and they were very courageous," said Jenkins, who represents the community in the state legislature and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute. "If I had been in the district I would have been there." SOUND IDTTTThQ 51 1 Jdo Yol Roll Over, Wayne Newton U"V OCKIN' ROULETTE: f 1 Just when we thought J i Vegas couldn't get any . better, we learned that 1 B.B. King, Eddie Van Halen, Gin Blossoms' lead Robin Wilson and Chris Isaak will help break ground today for the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The $83 million rock 'n' roll resort is set to open in December and will have the typical music memorabilia schlock, as well as guitar-shaped roulette tables. We're there... MARCO SOLO: Marco Hofschneider, the German heartthrob star of "Europa, Europa," may have his sights set on directing. Last week, he toured the New York Film Academy in Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Center. If he enrolls, we hear he would take an intensive three-month "guerrilla" film-making course with the city's streets as his classroom. And the course would be completed in time for the opening of "Blankman." In that film, which stars Damon Wayans, Hofschneider plays a foreign exchange student who falls in love with Robin Givens. Jenkins said the professor was exonerated, and people should leave him alone. She wouldn't say whether she agreed with him or not even after touting her own undergraduate degree in history from the University of Louisville, Ky., as proof of her expertise. But she did say "History is a big lie. All history is fiction, it comes through the eyes of the writer." She's write, too. Spicy Sdt-n-Pepa Get ready for the new, the improved, the street "Kate & Allie." Female rapper, Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa told The News' Denene Millner that they're about to make a television pilot about two single mothers who share an apartment as well as the travails of raising children alone in the "90s. One mother is overly protective of her kid, and the other raising her child to be streetwise. Pepa says it's a program that they can really relate to, because in real life they are both single moms. Oddly, the fact that they have children has helped them to escape that lesbian image female rap artists constantly contend with in the male-dominated field. Salt-n-Pepa just dropped a new album, which is all over the charts. No name on the show, and Pepa wasn't throwing any hints about who might pick it up. But she did mention CBS under her breath We figure this is significant because when we mumble to ourselves, the word CBS never pops up just like that s to 3 CO

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