Celebrity king:Actor Steve Guttenberg will carry on the...

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January 21, 1991

Celebrity king:

Actor Steve Guttenberg will carry on the tradition of celebrity kings that reign over Bacchus, one of the most popular parades during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Guttenberg, who starred in "Three Men and a Baby," "Police Academy," and "Cocoon," will ride on the tale of an animated whale as Bacchus, the god of wine. The 85-foot float called "Baccha-Whoppa" is a new addition to the Feb. 10 parade. The tradition of celebrity kings began in 1969 with actor Danny Kaye, and has included Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Charlton Heston, Kirk Douglas, Billy Crystal and 1990's king, Dennis Quaid.

DCybill's still bitter:Cybill's still bitter: A year and a half after "Moonlighting" went off the air, actress Cybill Shepherd remains bitter. Shepherd said in the Jan. 26 issue of TV Guide she'll never forget the lack of sympathy she felt on the set of the ABC series while pregnant with her twins, now 3 years old. "I was sick as a dog," she said. "But why would they be sympathetic to a pregnant woman? Some people accused me of using the pregnancy as an excuse for not coming to the set. I had to cultivate belief in myself not to be swayed."

Old becomes new:

The use of Roy Orbison's sound title for the movie "Pretty Woman" has inspired a new trend, Entertainment Weekly reports: '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll hits recycled as movie names. Here are a few coming in the months ahead: "Only The Lonely": A John Candy/Maureen O'Hara comedy about a cop and a mortician, which takes its name from Orbison's No. 1 hit in 1960; "Love Potion No. 9": A Tate Donovan/Sandra Bullock romantic comedy, named for the 1959 Clovers song; "Book of Love": Chris Young/Trisha Leigh Fisher coming-of-age story, named for the 1958 Monotones song; "Eve of Destruction": Gregory Hines futuristic thriller, uses the title of the 1965 Barry McGuire hit.

ATopol goes to Israel:Topol goes to Israel: The actor Topol took a one-week leave from the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" on Saturday to be with his family in Israel. His wife, three children, two grandchildren and parents live in Tel Aviv. "In this time of crisis for Israel," his spokesman said, "Topol found himself torn between his loyalty to his country and the stage adage 'The show must go on.'" The 55-year-old actor, whose full name is Chaim Topol, stars as the milkman Tevye. In 1967, he left "Fiddler on the Roof's" London production to return to Israel during the Six-Day War. Topol is scheduled to return to the New York show on Jan. 27.

She always knew:

Three years ago, singer Mariah Carey was sleeping on the floor of a shared apartment. Now, with five Grammy nominations, she has moved into a one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. At age 21, she seems to have hit it big early in life, but Carey told People magazine in its Jan. 28 issue that it took years of work to become successful. "Some people don't find out what they want to be until they're 35. I knew when I was 4," she said.

BRIEFLY:

Cher says in her diet and fitness book, "Forever Fit," that her 72-year-old grandmother works out every day at a gym and asked for leotards on her birthday . . . The William Morris Agency has announced that it is now booking Ivana Trump "to speak at any of your upcoming events" . . . Savvy Woman, a magazine for executive women, will cease publication after its February issue, becoming the latest victim of the deteriorating advertising market.

Cybill's still bitter:

A year and a half after "Moonlighting" went off the air, actress Cybill Shepherd remains bitter. Shepherd said in the Jan. 26 issue of TV Guide she'll never forget the lack of sympathy she felt on the set of the ABC series while pregnant with her twins, now 3 years old. "I was sick as a dog," she said. "But why would they be sympathetic to a pregnancy as an excuse for not coming to the set. I had to cultivate belief in myself not to be swayed.

Topol goes to Israel:

The actor Topol took a one-week leave from the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" on Saturday to be with his family in Israel. His wife, three children, two grandchildren and parents live in Tel Aviv. "In this time of crisis for Israel," his spokesman said, "Topol found himself torn between his loyalty to his country and the stage adage 'The show must go on.'" The 55-year-old actor, whose full name is Chaim Topol, stars as the milkman Tevye.

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