Byline: Aileen Mehle

Clint Eastwood flew from Sun Valley, where he had been hanging out and skiing with movie producer Richard Zanuck, to Monterey, California, to spend the holidays with his mother and sister. Then it was off to Utah for more skiing. His lover, Frances Fisher, didn't seem to be anywhere in the picture. Unless she sneaked in when our backs were turned.

Italy's loss is Monaco's gain. The super-seductive Ornella Muti, fed up with her husband Federico Fachinetti's arrest--again--on charges of fraud, has decided to pull up stakes and bambini and move to Monte Carlo. What she'll get there heaven knows except the latest news that the reigning Grimaldi family, worried over Prince Rainier's iffy heart, is holding family meetings. Princess Caroline, certain that her father is working too hard, is nudging brother Prince Albert to take over. Brother Prince Albert is reluctant and resisting. It has also been suggested in family councils that Caroline's son, Prince Andrea, 10, become the Heir-presumptive with his mother taking over as Regent until he reaches his majority. That went over like a lead croissant.
Anyhow, nobody mentioned anything about a role for rambunctious Princess Stephanie in the ruling hierarchy, although lately Rainier has somewhat softened his attitude toward Stephanie's lover, Daniel Ducret, which translates into now they exchange words. It's all too terribly boring. Maybe Ornella ought to think twice about leaving Italy where everybody's doing it, and a little thing like fraud is practically the order of the day.
Poor Albert, who has been linked with everybody known to man but has trouble forging those links, is now described as being in a budding romance with Jennifer Grant, Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon's pretty daughter. Albert's mother, Grace Kelly, and Jennifer's daddy played lovers in Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" long before the kids were born, whatever, if anything, that portends.

The buzz goes that handsome Brad Pitt's hairy, hippie look at the premiere of his new movie, "Legends of the Fall," is at the insistence of his new love, model Jitka Pohledek, who has absolutely forbidden Brad to shave or trim his locks. Was that before or after he learned to pronounce her name? If this is really the case, she's wrong, you know. Brad's too good looking to hide his light under that bushel. You can't even see his lips. Get the lawnmower.
Anouk Aimee, set to do a European stage tour of "Love Letters" with Jean Trintignant, was asked if the two of them would ever reteam for still another sequel to their 1966 romantic classic, "A Man and A Woman," this one to be called "A Man and A Woman Thirty Years Later." "No," said Anouk, "but we're not ruling out getting together in 2016 for "A Man and A Woman Fifty Years Later." What a Woman! (Fans will remember that Aimee and Trintignant appeared in the first sequel, "A Man and A Woman Twenty Years Later," in 1986.)

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