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''Cop Gives Waitress $2 Million Tip'' block party -- Bridget Fonda, Nicolas Cage, and Rosie Perez were some of the stars attending the Tribeca affair

Scene: A block party at the set of TriStar's Cop Gives Waitress $2 Million Tip in Manhattan's Tribeca district.
Guest List: The movie's stars — Bridget Fonda, Nicholas Cage, and Rosie Perez — New York City Mayor David Dinkins, former Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez, and crooner Tony Bennett.
Missing in Action: Invitees Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola, who must have opted for central air over a sweltering street corner.
Best Distraction: Watching the heavily sangriaed and seltzered guests try to find the Portosans.
Best Job Description: That of Rosie Perez, who plays Cage's jealous wife in the movie, opening in '94. ''I play the bitch you love to hate. It'll be a stretch.''
Best Confession: Fonda, who plays the waitress who shares a winning lottery ticket with Cage's cop, admits she has never lifted a tray. ''I'm planning on doing lots of wrist excercises.''
Best Kept Secret: That Cage's date, model Kristen Zang, is his fiancée. ''He doesn't want me to tell anyone,'' says Zang, flashing a pink bauble with diamond baguettes, ''but I'm sick of keeping it to myself.''
Best Direction: Director Andrew Bergman telling Cage he could take off his tie if he wanted to.

Originally posted Aug 13, 1993 Published in issue #183 Aug 13, 1993 Order article reprints