Patti has been quoted rather widely as saying she and her family have reconciled. False. If a daughter thinks posing nude for a magazine will foster family togetherness, how does her mind work?
As for Nancy Reagan, she has this to say: "It's Patti's life. Other than that, the family has no comment." It sounds more like it's Patti's funeral.
Princess Diana's stepmummy, Raine, and her husband, Count Jean-Francois de Chambrun, are said to be putting their eight-bedroom chateau, set in 15 secluded acres three miles outside Cannes, on the market. Price tag: $6 million. There's still speculation about the actual state of this 10-month-old marriage, but the general gossip is that the pair plans to spend more time in London at Raine's house in Mayfair and in Paris where they are presently house-hunting. As Raine's mummy, Barbara Cartland, might say in one of her best-selling novels, love still has the upper hand.
Everybody in filmmaking seems to be after Bridget Fonda now that her big Bernardo Bertolucci newie, "Little Buddha," is out. Bridget's daddy, Peter, will direct her in a remake of "The Petrified Forest"; another Italian director, Dario Argento, is hot to snap her up for "The Stendhal Syndrome," and Anthony Hopkins has nothing but praise for her performance in "The Road to Wellville." Don't ever say it doesn't run in the blood. Look at Natasha Richardson and all that Redgrave hemoglobin.
Mark Phillips, the former Mr. Princess Anne of Great Britain, has been photographed in Phuket, Thailand, the resort of the super-rich, in the company of a brand-new blonde, one Carolyn Saunders. Hardly anyone gives a fig, certainly not his ex, Anne, the Princess Royal, who -- in a short jade-green dress with a gold and silver lame jacket -- recently wowed them in Washington at the dinner given by The Royal Society of Medicine at the Watergate. There was lots of curtsying by the ladies and head-bobbing by the gents there and at the reception beforehand given by Betty and Ed Scripps and Lotte and Jan Leschly, where the princess received the Hewitt Award for her work in the improvement of human health.