Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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Washington's hottest ticket this month was the showing of Vermeer paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Lines formed as early as 5 a.m. - but VIPs got ushered right in.

The Washington Post reports that Sen. ALAN SIMPSON moved to the front of the line and said to the man he had cut off, "Excuse me." The response: "Excuse you, hell." When Simpson went back a second time, he went to the end of the line.

Others showed less shame. CIA Director JOHN DEUTCH kissed off the Post's inquiry by quipping, "It's a little-known fact that art lovers pose a significant threat to national security."

Guitarist JEFF SCOTT YOUNG, once of Megadeath, is heavy metal no more. He has left Los Angeles for Dayton, Ohio, and now, he says, "I'm into yoga and martial arts and being in nature. I've come full circle. It's kind of a yin-and-yang thing." And all the rage in Dayton.

Two on the aisle, and two down the aisle. . . .

Tonight's audience for Broadway's "Grease" will see a little something extra. Before the curtain, JOE PISCOPO will introduce Airman 1st Class Sean Cain, 20, and his fiancee, Loretta Dixon, 19. Then, New York Mayor RUDOLPH GIULIANI will marry them on stage.

It's all thanks to the bridegroom's mom, Dorothy J. Cain. She knew "Grease" was her son's favorite show - and when she heard of the wedding plans, she wrote the show's director.

"I don't know what possessed me," she says. "It was as if a light bulb went off."

Actress LAUREN HOLLY tells TV Guide what it's like to appear in public with boyfriend JIM CARREY: "I never talk, because there's no point. …

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