Another long marriage that seems to have run its course, according to their friends, is the Christina and Gerry Goldsmith one. Pretty Christina has gone off to Europe -- her mother is the Countess de Caraman -- and Gerry has gone off someplace else.
Meanwhile, if anyone remembers him, Princess Stephanie of Monaco's one-time flame, Jean Yves Le Fur, is still steady as she goes with top model Karen Mulder. They've recently been sunning themselves in the fashionable Caribbean resort of St. Barthelmy. According to all polls, she looks better doing it -- that's sunning herself -- than he does.
"I wanted to put him on a leash and take him home, he was so adorable." So reportedly spaketh Diane Sawyer after she visited her husband Mike Nichols' "Wolf" set, where she was kissed by an extremely fuzzy, lupine-looking Jack Nicholson. Put him on a leash, yes, but take him home? That's what makes horse races.
Incidentally, one of Long Island's stateliest mansions, Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, the old Phipps estate, plays a major role in the romantic thriller "Wolf." They also shot some of the scenes in the apartment of my building -- but I didn't want to take anybody home.
And, of course, you've all heard why Mike Nichols has said nobody else but Nicholson could do the part. He insisted on Jack because, according to Nichols, "he's sort of halfway toward being a werewolf to begin with." All in good fun. All in good fun.
The Prince of Wales and Vaclav Havel, the president of the Czech Republic, joined hands, so to speak, over the weekend in Prague. Prince Charles was there for the cultural and social events celebrating the Heritage of Prague, whose reason for being is to rebuild that city. Just say "rebuild" to Charles, and you immediately get his attention.