The on dit goes that Barbra Streisand had hoped to join the world's three greatest tenors, Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras, in song in Los Angeles at the closing ceremonies of World...

Oh, my dears, have you heard the latest? You can put away the long lenses because Monaco's Princesses Caroline and Stephanie have decided NOT to bathe topless anymore. No word on Prince Albert.

The mysterious disappearance of the controversial British nobleman, Lord Lucan, following the murder of his childrens' nanny 20 years ago, will be the subject of a TV docudrama and a big movie, both currently in preparation. Maybe somebody should speak to Nancy Holmes of Worth magazine, whose novel of several years ago, based on this lurid story, was a rip-roarer.

Lucky Miramax landed the world's hottest new British actor, Hugh Grant. The star of "Sirens" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral" will play the title role in "The Englishman Who Went Up the Hill But Came Down the Mountain." You cannot imagine the list of actresses that want to go up and down with him.

Georgette Mosbacher gathered her best girlfriends together for a country/western chorus line at Denim and Diamonds to benefit Childhelp USA. Among the city slickers kicking up their heels were such as Cornelia Bregman, Anne Bass, Sale Johnson, Gayfryd Steinberg, Barbara Bancroft, Mary Meehan, Lyn Paulsin and -- well, you get the picture. They all wore red leather fringed skirts and vests and black cowboy boots from Texas's own RJ Boots, personalized with their initials and an American flag. To be sure that nothing showed that shouldn't when they did those high kicks during the line dance, the little ladies wore black leotards under their skirts. Gol-dang!

Everyone chowed down on Tex Mex and rushed to the floor to learn the Achy-Breaky. They were still stompin' past 11 o'clock, and the Mayor and Donna Giuliani (she was the honorary chairman of the even-ing) hung around to cheer them on.

Peggy and David Rockefeller entertained for the Emperor and Empress of Japan at the Metropolitan Museum the other evening, but it was Peggy and David, the Museum of Modern Art's chairman emeritus, who were honored at MoMA's Party in the Garden, where their magnificent collection of paintings from Manet to Picasso is on exhibit. Many thought it was the best of MoMA's annual garden parties, with a delectable menu planned by Glorious Food and Robert Isabell working his wiles with roses, hurricane lamps and Japanese lanterns hanging from the ceiling.
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