Lock Up: Demi Moore just can’t resist taking it off. First, she bared her breasts for Striptease. Now, to play a Navy SEAL in Ridley Scott’s G.I. Jane, Moore will shave her head. ”It’s very short hair,” says Jane screenwriter David Twohy. ”Not bald, but it’s nebbishlike hair.” Moore says she insisted on the new ‘do: ”I’ll do anything to make the part realistic.”
Cause Celebs: What’s in vogue this month? Protests, Hollywood-style.
On May 14, Paul and Linda McCartney wrote an open letter to the people of Norway objecting to the hunting of 425 minke whales in the Atlantic, planned to start this month. Result: ”The Norwegian government hasn’t responded yet,” says Greenpeace’s Katrin Brubakk.
In a full-page ad in the May 13 West Coast edition of The New York Times, Tom Cruise, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Redford, among others, asked British Columbian lawmakers to support the preservation of Vancouver’s Clayoquot Sound Rainforest, which is threatened by clear-cutting. Result: Thanks to the ad, logging versus the environment has ”become a campaign issue” in the race for premier of the province, says a spokesman for San Francisco-based Clayoquot Rainforest Coalition, which placed the ad. ”British Columbia is all aflutter.”
Hoping to revoke a license to kill, Pierce Brosnan asked the Minnesota chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to deny brain-cancer victim Erik Ness, 17, his dream of bagging a bear in Alaska. Result: Ness, now in remission, turned down Brosnan’s offer of a movie-set visit and is on the hunt. Make-A-Wish organizers still feel wounded. ”What people have lost sight of is that this foundation is about children,” says a Los Angeles-based Make-A-Wish spokeswoman. ”It’s not about bears.”
Love, American Style: After seven years, two children, a few messy breakups, and a malfunctioning gallbladder (which put her in the hospital on Oscar eve), Robin Wright wed her pugilistic paramour, Sean Penn, on April 27 in a surprise ceremony in L.A. ”I just felt like I needed to dive in,” says Wright, whose nickname for Penn (”the Loving Nightmare”) hints at the couple’s roller-coaster relationship. Wright adds that rather than take a break for a honeymoon, the duo will begin working together. In addition to a film version of David Rabe’s hit play Hurlyburly, they will also do She’s De Lovely, a Miramax film directed by Nick Cassavetes. ”Our characters are crazy-in-love people,” says Wright. ”It’s typecasting.”