GOOD MORNING: “It was a huge insult and an affront to me personally,” said Roseanne on seeing this sign for the menu posted for the Carsey-Werner troupe on Rosh Hashana: “Tonight’s German Night — pork chops and sauerkraut.” A check with C-W brought this reply: “It was purely coincidental.” Is this possible? … I’ve gotten calls from Las Vegas showgirls, topless dancers and former performers at Strip hotels who expressed their (negative) opinion of “Showgirls” in no uncertain terms. The main word was “degrading”– to all women. Also, it does away with the glamour of Las Vegas. Las Vegas NBC affiliate Channel 3 queried dancers, choreographers, etc., for their reaction to the movie. The response also was, “They were upset”… Eddie Fisher is now in Vegas, at the MGM Grand. No, he’s not performing there but is rehearsing, in a suite, with Vinnie Falcone, onetime conductor for Frank Sinatra, Pia Zadora, etc. Fisher’s readying for a return to recording with the London Philharmonic orch, Oct. 30-31 and Nov. l. It’s his first session since 1969. He tells me the songs are not of the “bubblegum” variety, but tunes by Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Frank Loesser, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, etc. He’ll reprise his hit “Oh! My Papa” with daughter (by Connie Stevens) Tricia Leigh F. Robert Farnon arranges Fisher’s tunes. Eddie says he’s signed with personal manager Tino Barzi and adds, “I’m in excellent voice and excited about returning.” He won’t accept any nitery dates until after the recording in London and the release of his book, “Love’s Been Good to Me” (St. Martin’s). “It’s very truthful,” he said, decrying his 1981 book “My Life, My Loves”: “I hated it”… Another voice from the past — Johnnie Ray — is coming to the screen. Director Matthew Irmas optioned the bio, “Cry: The Johnnie Ray Story” (Barricade Books) by Jonny Whiteside. Ray, best known for his singles “Cry” and “The Little White Cloud,” died in 1990 … Luis Miguel (25) will duet with a videotaped Frank Sinatra on “Come Fly With Me” for ABC’s “Sinatra: 80 Years My Way.” The Sinatra Palm Springs property will be auctioned Dec. 1 at Christie’s N.Y. It includes paintings, Faberge boxes, memorabilia and a golf cart … Vic Damone, who wound a smash stand at Rainbow & Stars, plays Sky Masterson in “Guys and Dolls” at the Westbury Music Fair bowing Oct. 10.THIS SOUNDS LIKE FICTION — but it’s fact. Scott Glenn, who just wound “Edie and Pen,” returned to his home in Ketchum, Idaho, where he bought an old ambulance to bring to a needy village in Baja (where he also has a home). Scott restored the ambulance and was driving it to La Rivera in Baja Sur, where an ambulance was desperately needed. En route, he was stopped by military in another Mexican town, who tried to “convince” him to give it to them. He said he’d try to find another for ’em; they let him continue to his destination. But he and wife Carol are going to keep their word and find other ambulances for needy neighbors to the south who were destroyed by the devalued peso. First, Glenn p.a.’s “Reckless,” and in October starts Ed Zwick’s “Courage Under Fire” starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan. And in January, Glenn goes to Nicaragua for Ken Loach’s “Carla’s Song.” He expects mucho adventure on this location for the 1983-set story … Angie Dickinson’s en route to Ireland to star in “The Sun, Moon and Stars,” financed by the Irish Film Board and produced by Brendon McCarthy, directed by Geraldine Creed … Tyne Daly has a multiseg series pact at CBS and is perusing pilot plots. Both Tyne and Dickinson deals were set by agent Merrit Blake … BevHills attorney Richard Rosenblum and wife Marlu welcomed a baby boy, their first, Wednesday at Santa Monica Hospital. The happy grandparents are Selma Archerd and yours truly … Wayne Rogers returns to acting for a dual guesting on “Murder, She Wrote,” the first airing tonight, the second films next month. It’s the fourth and fifth reprise of his character of a sleazy detective with a heart of gold. Rogers’ wife, Amy, is producing the Nov. 3 20th anni show of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Among those alumni appearing: David Hartman, Sandy Hill, Kathy Lee Gifford and Marvin Hamlisch — who’ll perform the show’s theme — which he wrote. PRINCE RAINIER, PRINCESS CAROLINE and Prince Albert wing to N.Y. for the Princess Grace Foundation’s Oct. 29 gala performance of the newly arriving “Pomp Duck and Circumstance.” The show, which defies categorization, arrives from Europe to bow Oct. 11 in the spectacular site on 11th Avenue and 53rd Street. After N.Y., “Pomp Duck” heads to Atlanta for the Olympic Games crowds and then to the MGM Grand, where it’s skedded to play — 10 years! The show’s produced in America by Dieter Esch, whose family owns Wilhelmina Models … Randy Newman, whose “Faust” is now at the La Jolla Playhouse (and hopefully headed to Broadway), is scoring Disney’s “Toy Story,” for which he wrote three songs — one, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” was recorded by Newman in duet with Lyle Lovett Wednesday at Ocean Way Studios.
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