GOOD MORNING: Bart Simpson’s voice, Nancy Cartwright, who was already awarded an Emmy–along with five other “Simpson” voices–threatens to show up at the Sunday, Aug. 30, ceremony, “carrying my Emmy.” The juried winners, you recall, will receive their kudos Saturday the 29th in non-televised ceremonies. Nancy sez she’ll strike Sunday–“if the whole gang shows up with me Sunday.” Stay tuned. … Sam Waterston, Emmy-nominated for NBC’s “I’ll Fly Away” (he’ll fly up from the Atlanta locations), says the ’50s politically tuned series moves into the ‘ 60s and the Kennedy presidency this year. And he’ll direct for the first time. “But,” sez Sam, “I want my first name to always be ‘Actor.'” … Random House paid Suzanne de Passe a million-$ for her autobiog. Irving Lazar made the deal. The Lazars and Fred de Manns were at Morton’s. Irving helped put Madonna’s WB deal together. Her first book for ’em, “Erotica,” hits the stalls in December. And she’s working on a second, which may be titled “Reflexions” Spike Lee hied to the Olympics in Barcelona. “Malcolm X” producer Marvin Worth viewed the musicked cut, pre-dubbing, at three hours-plus with Quincy Jones. “X” preems Nov. 16 in N.Y. Worth’s HBO telepic “Running Mates,” starring Diane Keaton and Ed Harris, airs Oct. 4, having started filming only a coupla months ago. … “Days of Our Lives” co-star (six years) Drake Hogestyn walked into his NBC dressing room to find a thief stealing his wallet. Hogestyn, who spends three hours daily in his gym at the studio, “neutralized” the intruder, who was carted off by Burbank cops. Hogestyn should have put his “Best Physique on TV” plaques on his dressing-room door.HAL ROACH gets another chance to be heard. You recall, the 100-years-young Roach’s words weren’t picked up by mikes at the Oscars this year. He’ll speak at the 50th anni of the First Motion Picture Unit Army Air Force, which was stationed at his studios, nicknamed Fort Roach, during WWII. Invaluable training films came out of there. The group reunions Sept. 26 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, with alumnus Bill Orr m.c.’ing the program. Editor Dann Cahn has assembled a memorable film (we previewed), with footage of officers Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Ronald Reagan and others at the unit in the early ’40s. (Cahn’s currently editing the CBS “Man Upstairs,” starring Katharine Hepburn and Ryan O’Neal). Gene Autry also will attend. Reagan will, too, if he’s not on the campaign trail The 50th anni of the Alaskan highway is being docu’d as “The Road,” with Leslie Nielsen as the host. He returned from traveling the length of the road–on which he worked as a teen. His spoof autobiog, “Naked Truth” (Pocket Books), written by David Fisher, pictures Nielsen’s life a la “Naked Gun’s” Frank Drebin. … Michael Jackson, who plays Oslo and Norway on his Dangerous Tour, is hoping to head farther north–to the North Pole as a possible site for scenes in a video shoot. … In next season’s “90210,” Luke Perry and Jennie Garth will be the steam in a short, hot fling. … Patrick Macnee, who’s recorded bestsellers “Toujours Provence” (Audio Renaissance) and “Eye of the Storm” (Dove), will next CD the Bible–the Old and New Testaments. And he’ll be signing copies of his autobiog, “Blind in One Ear,” at Dutton’s Brentwood Aug. 22. I LOVE PAUL NEWMAN’S SENSAHUMA: On a hot summer night, while pouring some of Newman’s new All Natural Ranch Dressing on a salad, I noticed this label on the back of the bottle: “When Butch Cassidy got zapped in Bolivia circa 1911 by the local cavalry, he had a revolver in his hand, six pesos in his pocket and a recipe for ranch dressing in his safe deposit box which was later given to me in reverence of the motion picture and in return for a percentage of the gross. On the back of this recipe in Butch’s own hand was writ: This stuff is so good it ought to be outlawed. (signed) Butch Newman.” I also noticed these words on the bottle’s front label: “Paul Newman donates all profits, after taxes, from the sale of this product to educational and charitable purposes.” Cassidy would have approved. … Sam Kinison’s brother Bill reveals plans for a tribute to the late comedian at a press confab Tuesday ayem at the Palm. The tribute’s set for Aug. 29 at Anaheim’s Celebrity Theater. … Knopf will publish photog Phil Stern’s collection of pix from the golden ’40s-’60s for the fall of ’93. The unique pix are of a pregnant Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando, Sinatra, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Kim Novak, Sammy Davis Jr., Bette Davis and others of your favorites. … Thelma White is home from Cedars-Sinai, where she was treated for bleeding ulcers. A note would cheer her. … HITS mag’s Connie Kamsler and Varitel Video’s Tim Rollenhagen will wed tomorrow at the Porterdale Estates in Malibu. … While narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar is escaping Colombian cops, the reel-life Escobar, thesp Gustav Vintas (who played Escobar in the Emmy-nominated “Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel”), is readying to play Maurice Chevalier at the Rose Sept. 12–Chevalier’s birthday. … Paul Sorvino segues from “Law and Order” on N.Y.’s streets to sing at Atlantic City’s Trumps this weekend, backed by a 25 -piece orch. … Only in the soaps can you recover from a fire sans scars, looking completely different: Melody Anderson returns to “All My Children”–in the dual role of sisters.
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