GOOD MORNING: Jack Lemmon’s cup runneth over. Enjoying rave reviews on Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts” and David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre,” Lemmon has now learned that a “Grumpy Old Men” scene showing him celebrating after spending the night with Ann-Margret was so funny, he’s called back to enlarge the sequence. Lemmon was lunching Tuesday at the Grill in BevHills with “Grumpy” co-star Walter Matthau and their pal Billy Wilder. Just back from D.C. and the White House presidential arts medal ceremony, Wilder reported the president told him, “Everyone keeps talking about how bright my wife is. I guess that means I’m not so stupid — or else I wouldn’t have married her!”… Add added scenes dept.: Daryl Hannah grows some more — at least she returns for more footage in “The Attack of the 50-Foot Woman”… Eve Foreman, widow of Oscar-winner Carl Foreman, marries Michael William Jones, prexy and CEO of United Intl. Pictures, Jan. 2 at the home of Edie and Lew Wasserman. Eve and Michael were celebrating with longtime friend Dan Tana and his daughter Gabrielle at Tana’s restaurant here Monday … Martha Raye’s husband Mark Harris phoned Tuesday afternoon from Cedars-Sinai, where Raye had undergone five-hour circulatory surgery that required amputation of a toe on her left foot. Harris said Raye’s life expectancy may not be more than a few months, and he is making arrangements, per her wishes, for an Irish wake at the Friars Club here, services at Ft. Bragg, N.C. … CBS has ordered eight hours of “Christy,” the Barney Rosenzweig/Ken Wales MTM series, after viewing dailies of the two-hour pilot. The Appalachia-set series by Catherine Marshall (“A Man Called Peter”), about her mother, stars Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly, Tess Harper, Stewart Finlay McLennan and Randall Batinkoff and airs in January. Rosenzweig noted: “This is a good, solid, family-values show with no violence. We’ll see if people really want this kind of show — or if they’re just giving us lip service”… Sharon Gless, Barney’s wife, is now awaiting the finale of the real-life drama on which her Larry Thompson/CBS MOW, “Black Widow: Murder in Alabama,” is based. She plays twins accused of murder — one has already been convicted, the other acquitted. After this vidmovie, Gless continues to search for a series, contracted to CBS for fall ’94.
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THEY LOVED “Cool Runnings” in Jamaica,” reports Leon, the star of the successful sleeper. He attended this week’s preem, which he says was a benefit for Jamaica’s bobsled team in the Norway Olympics in ’94. No, they will not practice in a bathtub or go-cart, he laughed. Leon presents the sled used in the movie to Chicago’s Planet Hollywood today, then starts filming “Above the Rim” for New Line. He shifts to play a schoolyard basketball legend in this one. Yes, Leon can play — he made the all-city basketball team from Mount St. Michael’s in the Bronx. His romantic interest in “Rim” is Tanya Pinkins. And, no, Leon will not use his full name (Robinson) anymore. Howcum? “It was misspelled by everyone!” Robinson? … Jim Bailey puts away Judy, Liza, Barbra and all the other ladies’ makeups and goes legit in Paul Rudnick’s play “Jeffrey,” bowing Oct. 26 at SanFran’s Theater on the Square, continues on tour with it … Ed Harris, Jennifer Jason Leigh and James Gammon star in Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico,” bowing January at the Cort in N.Y. … Darren McGavin and Estelle Parsons co-star in Tom Dudzick’s “Greetings,” opening Nov. 30 at N.Y.’s John Houseman theater … Sharon Stone and Bill MacDonald and her manager Chuck Binder and wife Lori returned from Japan, where Stone p.a.’d “Sliver” (she’s also seen there in Pirelli tire commercials). Sharon immediately took off for Paris, where she’s doing a layout in Valentino threads for the December Vogue issue — and her “Intersection” openings. The start of Stone’s next, “The Quick and the Dead” with Gene Hackman in Tucson, is pushed back to Nov. 8. It’s hoped she’ll wind in time to do one more pic before starting “Manhattan Ghost Story” in June.
“WICCA” (ANGLO-SAXON FOR “WITCH”), a spec script by Duane Clark, son of Dick C., has already received several inquiries, but Clark’s Shapiro/Lichtman agent Michael Lewis is holding out for an appropriate pre-Halloween outing … Added baseball note: The TriStar nine beat Columbia’s team in a pitcher’s battle: 11- 10 … The cast of 20th’s “Beverly Hillbillies,” including the original Jed, Buddy Ebsen, and fellow cameo Zsa Zsa, all showed at Mann’s Chinese preem and partied afterward across the street at the Colonnade, where Along Came Mary transformed the hall into scenes from the Clampett’s mansion with appropriate fixin’s for Southern (and Northern) palates.