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The 15 hottest topics from June 18, 1999

1 Hannibal
The sequel to The Silence of the Lambs is already at the top of online booksellers’ charts. It’s now the best-selling cookbook in the country.

2 Frank Sinatra
New York City is planning to erect a statue of the crooner. When asked for comment, his family said, ”He’s feeling fine, really.”

3 Sable
The female wrestling star claims the WWF wanted her to do unsavory things for publicity. But suing them for $110 million works just as well.

4 Robot Dogs
Sony sold 3,000 of the $2,500 toys in a day. There’s just one glitch – they keep sniffing the electric outlets.

5 Eric Clapton
He’s auctioning off 100 of his guitars for charity. Something Pete Townshend can’t do.

6 Calvin Klein
He’s declared he won’t use supermodels anymore. He wants models that people can identify with – like TV and movie stars.

7 National Hermit Week
What are we supposed to do? Visit them?

8 The Spy Who Shagged Me
Filmed entirely on location at Los Alamos.

9 Hillary Clinton
Two words for critics who say there are good New York Senate candidates without her: Al D’Amato.

10 Barbra Streisand
She buys stock only in companies she uses. It seems she owns a lot of Pfizer, makers of Viagra.

11 Borders Books
If they don’t have the book you want, they’ll print it in 15 minutes. If they do have the book you want, they’ll find it in 30 minutes.

12 Tibetan Freedom Concert
If that doesn’t work, let’s turn the pressure up and do Tibetan Freedom Keggers.

13 The 1,100-pound man
A forklift had to be used to get him out of his house. After frying bacon on the front lawn failed.

14 The Phantom Menace
Here’s a summer scavenger-hunt idea: Try to find some snack food without one of the characters on it.

15 Sam Donaldson
He can’t talk for five weeks because of a throat condition. If it’s contagious, could he go kiss Regis?