For Michael Michele of the "ER" Micheles, it’s no perspiration playing a police officer in "Dark Blue," United Artists’ new thriller set within the LAPD. Even though this will be the third time she’s worn a badge in a movie, Michael is not complaining. "I’ve had the experience of handling weapons. I’ve had the experience learning to walk the walk and talk the talk. The personality of a female cop is familiar ground for me, and I’m very comfortable in her skin." Bully for her. What was new for Michael this time around was having an onscreen love affair with another officer, played by young hunk Scott Speedman. Was that a gun in her pocket or did she really love him?
News from London: Mothers with eligible daughters should pay attention to the following. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Peter Phillips is available again after calling it quits with his girlfriend of the last four months, stewardess/flight attendant Tara Swain. Tara was doing quite well, having even passed muster with Peter’s mum, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. But Petesy told Tara he was just not ready to settle down, the same old cop out used by bachelors since the world was new.
Love is weaving its magic spell everywhere just in time for Valentine’s Day. In London, Jerry Hall is back with banker Tim Attias. They broke off their yearlong affair in October because he said he couldn’t take the overwhelming influence Mick Jagger still had in her life. But he changed his mind and succeeded in talking her into taking a cruise with him around Mexico in December. She left the boat to meet Mick and the kids in Mustique at Christmas, but then re-rendezvoused with Attias in Granada last month. It may be hard to keep up with all of them. But is it worth it?
Gillian Anderson of "X-Files" fame is engaged to British film executive Julian Ozanne. The lovers are living together in a new flat in Notting Hill while she finishes her run in "What the Night Is For" on the London stage. They’re planning a romantic wedding in Italy this summer where everyone knows what the night is for.