GOOD MORNING: The Barbra Streisand-Jim Brolin wedding is planned for this afternoon in Malibu. Her music family to be on hand includes Marvin Hamlisch and just-in-from-Europe Alan and Marilyn Bergman … “Murphy Brown’s” Corky Sherwood, Faith Ford, and writer Campion Murphy were married June 27 at the Carmel Mission Ranch with “Murphy” co-stars Grant Shaud (“Miles”) and Joe Regalbutto (“Frank”) on hand. Candice Bergen was in France … Edgar Bronfman Jr., Ron Meyer and Frank Biondi escorted House Speaker Newt Gingrich to U’s Stage 25 set of “Ed-TV,” where the Speaker visited with director Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Rob Reiner. After Gingrich left, Anne Heche and her “Psycho” director Gus Van Sant arrived on the “Ed-TV” set when Ellen DeGeneres was working. “Psycho,” also for Grazer-Howard’s Imagine, starts filming next week, when Imagine’s “Bofinger” is also shooting on the lot … Who’s praying for rain on the 4th of July? Theater owners, that’s who. It’s the first July 4 on a Saturday since 1987 and a Saturday holiday is not traditionally good for movies (people are out shooting off firecrackers, their fingers, etc.) But, if it rains, “There won’t be enough popcorn in the theaters!” predicts Tom Sherak … Meanwhile 20th’s “Dr. Dolittle” raked in another $4 million Monday night to everyone’s delight — especially that of Eddie Murphy, who defied crix evaluation of his pic. He didn’t attend the N.Y. or L.A. preems and is holidaying in Hawaii before his (later) July 20 start in “Bofinger,” an easier role than either “Dolittle” or his next — “Nutty Professor II” — another makeup marvel. “Dr. Dolittle’s” preem in the park in N.Y. had a problem getting off the ground, admits producer Joe Singer. “They (the Parks Dept.) wanted the event to be about ‘Your Park,’ not about ‘Your Pet’ or — ‘The Movie.’ ” P.S.: The pets and the movie got a lot of space for — the parks … MTV (Bona Fide Prods.) and Par are teamed again on a bigscreen feature comedy, “The Wood” — as in Inglewood. The twentysomething, all-black cast stars Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs, Scan Nelson and Malinda Williams. Rick Famuyiwa directs his screenplay. Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and David Gale produce, exec producer is Van Toffler, Todd Body associate producer, and Doug Curtis line producer.
BEVERLY HILLS LOVES FRED HAYMAN — as positively proven Monday night with a spectacular acknowledgment of his Rodeo Dr. and other civic achievements. The Rodeo Dr. Committee, which Hayman founded 25 years ago, underwrote all additional costs. Hayman has now closed his store, rented the property for 20 years to Louis Vuitton, keeping up the drive’s reputation as the fashion street of the world. The party was held in the new, dramatically designed BevHills Civic Center Plaza, where guests arrived to look down at a lavish, 360-degree setting of decor (Mike Stern’s Regal Rents) — and food from every gourmet restaurant and hotel in BevHills. Griffin, ogling the impressive sight, said, “This would make a great casino!” Merv m.c.’d the proceedings — and presentation of appropriate civic greetings and plaques, including one of a front-paged Variety, which I gave. Griffin has known Fred since days at the Cocoanut Grove, then the BevHilton. He was even wardrobed by Hayman when he started his first talkshow; that was followed by Hayman wardrobes for “Wheel of Fortune’s” Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Also announced was that a scholarship in Fred’s name has been inaugurated, to be awarded annually to a graduating BevHills High senior pursuing an education in fashion design or merchandising. And Hayman has also been named to chair the newly formed BevHills Marketing Committee. Hayman, a music lover — and staunch supporter — was greeted on his arrival by Murray Korda and his Monseigneur Strings (he played at the Monseigneur Room of the original BevHilton Hotel), also mariachi, opera and gospel singers. And to top it off — literally — Moet & Chandon’s Robert Gourdin, with his world-famous pyramid of crystal champagne glasses, sabered the tops of the champagne bottles while we poured the champagne into the pyramid. Everyone chimed in singing “Hello, Freddy!” (to you-know-what), rewritten by Norman Gimbel and Jack Elliott.
LET’S DO LUNCH — NO KIDDING! At the Oct. 23 Barbara and Marvin Davis Carousel of Hope Ball to combat juvenile diabetes, silent auction items will include lunch at Le Cirque (N.Y., natch) with Dominick Dunne, lunch in L.A. with Neil Simon, and taking four friends (and your life in your hands!) to lunch with Don Rickles … Kate Clinton — no relation — standup comic and former writer on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” is in L.A. today to sign her new book, “Don’t Get Me Started” (Ballantine), in its third printing, at A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood … “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” the music of Fats Waller, on national tour, bows July 14 for two weeks at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.