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June 23, 1995

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here’s a plot twist ``Baywatch″ producer David Hasselhoff can’t write around: His most bodacious lifeguard is pregnant.

Pamela Anderson and her husband of four months, Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee, learned Monday that she is due in February.

Her boss seemed happy to write the blessed event into the script.

``That adds a lot of excitement _ `TV’s hot bombshell bad girl gets pregnant,‴ Hasselhoff said in Friday’s New York Daily News.

Anderson, who plays lifeguard C.J. Parker in an oh-so-tight bathing suit, had said that starting a family was a priority. The 27-year-old actress married the 32-year-old rocker after a four-day courtship in February.


NEW YORK (AP) _ Christie Brinkley has finally settled on a name for her son, three weeks after his birth.

The name, announced Friday: Jack Paris Brinkley Taubman. He was born in New York on June 2, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

The 41-year-old supermodel and millionaire Ricky Taubman, 46, survived a Colorado helicopter crash in 1994 and were married eight months later.

She has a 9-year-old daughter, Alexa, from her marriage to Billy Joel; Taubman has an 8-year-old son from a previous marriage.


ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) _ Jim Carrey says Jimmy Stewart is the movie star he most wants to emulate. And what does the laconic screen legend think of his maniacal, rubber-faced admirer?

Stewart hasn’t seen a movie in three years and ``wouldn’t know the name, moreover the person″ of Carrey, Stewart’s spokesman, John Strauss, said in Friday’s USA Today.

``Ever since his wife died, life hasn’t been a pleasure,″ Strauss said. Gloria Stewart died of cancer in February 1994.

Carrey, on the other hand, seemed to boil over with glee as the Riddler in ``Batman Forever″ and is working now in Charleston, S.C., on the sequel ``Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.″


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Capt. Kirk is filling in for Superman.

William Shatner, who rode one of his own horses in ``Star Trek: Generations,″ agreed to narrate an equestrian-safety video after a jumping accident May 27 left Christopher Reeve paralyzed and unable to complete the project.

The video promotes the wearing of helmets and should be ready for national distribution in about three weeks, producer Jean Gulden said.

``It’s gone from super to out-of-this-world,″ Gulden said.

Reeve was wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his horse, but landed on his head and broke his neck.


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The big screen has ``Bridges of Madison County.″ Now television is claiming Robert James Waller’s brand of romance with a miniseries based on his novel ``Border Music.″

The four-hour miniseries is being produced for ABC by von Zerneck-Sertner Films in association with Hallmark Entertainment and LGS Entertainment, Zerneck-Sertner announced Thursday.

Waller reportedly sold the rights for more than $1 million.

``Border Music″ is about the love affair between a Texas cowboy and a single mother working in a topless bar. Like ``Bridges,″ it’s a best-selling book.


BRANSON, Mo. (AP) _ Wayne Newton is reviving his efforts to bring the bones of Pocahontas back to Virginia.

Newton, who claims to be a descendant of the Powhatan Indian princess, wants to exhume her remains from the St. George’s church graveyard in Gravesend, England, where Pocahontas was buried in 1617.

Whether the locals will allow such an adventure is an open question.

Although Newton hired two professors eight years ago to locate her grave, the Rev. David Willey, in charge of the cemetery, told Thursday’s New York Post that the location is still unknown and that he doesn’t want any graves disturbed.

Newton said he’s been able to revive his Pocahontas project since a federal judge approved his bankruptcy plan in February.

Pocahontas, the chief’s daughter who saved the life of colonist John Smith and later married Englishman John Rolfe, died of smallpox at 21.

Newton said his father is half-Irish, half-Powhatan, and his grandfather was full-blooded Powhatan.

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