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June 28, 1995

NEW YORK (AP) _ Will Hugh Grant and Dee Dee Myers turn ``The Tonight Show″ into Court TV?

In an inadvertent masterpiece of booking, the two celebrities who have since had separate brushes with the law are scheduled to appear on the July 10 ``Tonight Show with Jay Leno.″

Grant was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles while allegedly indulging in a sex act with a prostitute in his BMW. Myers, the co-host of CNBC’s ``Equal Time″ and former White House press secretary, was arrested in Washington the same day and charged with drunken driving.

``She’s still booked,″ said Bronwyn McElroy, a publicist for CNBC.

``He plans to go through with it,″ Grant publicist Sandy Rice said Wednesday.

One suggested topic for discussion: Playing it safe behind the wheel.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ It’s not open until the princess says so.

Princess Margaret visited a new Alfred Dunhill men’s store, saying ``lovely″ a few dozen times as she inspected merchandise that ranged from $10 cigars to $4,000 humidors.

The British royal also lifted a black velvet veil on a plaque proclaiming that she dedicated the store, which actually opened in March.

Declared the Princess: ``There. Now you’re truly open.″


NEW YORK (AP) _ Jazz great Lionel Hampton was hospitalized after suffering what his doctors said was a mild stroke.

The 87-year-old vibraphonist was alert and doing well at Mount Sinai Hospital after Tuesday’s stroke, said Drs. George Forster and Lawrence Werther.

Hampton performed two weeks ago at Marietta State College in Athens, Ga. He had planned to begin a European tour on July 6 with his Golden Men of Jazz band, but his doctors advised against it, said his spokesman Philip Leshin.

Hampton also had a stroke on March 30 and spent two months at Mount Sinai.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ All shook up about claims Elvis Presley is still alive? For $15 you can have a copy of his will.

``Here’s proof positive that you can frame for your den that Elvis is dead. Legally, anyway,″ said entrepreneur Robert Sammons.

Sammons paid $35 to the Shelby County Department of Records in Memphis, Tenn., for a copy of the signed document.

Officials at Graceland, Presley’s estate, told Sammons his money-making project is ``tacky and tasteless,″ he said.

A spokeswoman for Graceland, which displays the King’s gold lame jumpsuits and mirrored ceilings, did not return a call seeking comment.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Roy Clark is being honored, and not for his strumming or his corny jokes on ``Hee Haw.″

A floor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will be dedicated in his name Thursday to salute his fund-raising efforts for the hospital.

The ``Hee Haw″ star raised $2.3 million by sponsoring a golf tournament and gala for the past four years in West Palm Beach, Fla.

``If I can, in just some small way, be part of healing one young person’s life, then maybe my life will have value,″ he said.

St. Jude, founded by entertainer Danny Thomas, specializes in treating children with leukemia and other serious diseases.

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