They're having another of those royal scandals that the British tabloid press loves so. Australian publisher Rupert Murdoch's weekly News of the World reported in five pages of stories that Princess Michael of Kent, wife of the queen's cousin, Prince Michael, is torn between her husband and Dallas property tycoon Ward Hunt. Buckingham Palace and Prince and Princess Michael are saying nothing, but the couple did appear at Wimbledon yesterday walking arm in arm through the crowd . . .
F. Murray Abraham, who won an Academy Award for best actor for portraying Italian composer Antonio Salieri in the smash film "Amadeus," will be in Baltimore this week for the premiere of "Mozart and Salieri: Words and Music" at Wednesday's opening of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Mozart festival. Former Washington Opera director Ian Strasfogel was commissioned by the BSO to create the work . . .
The Hollywood Bachelorettes Association, whatever that is, has listed the "Ten Most Exciting Bachelors": actor Warren Beatty, tennis pro John McEnroe, comedian Eddie Murphy, basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, actors James Caan, Matthew Broderick and Lee Majors, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, television host Robin Leach and New York Mayor Ed Koch. Ed Koch! Because, the group says, "his spirits are contagious" . . .
Actor Tom "Magnum" Selleck came in fifth, tying with Bushman, a lowlands gorilla, in People magazine's "Best Chest" poll. The hirsute actor was lucky to make the list, since the judges said they didn't like hairy chests. Olympic swimmer Steve Lundquist came in first and aspiring actor John F. Kennedy Jr. a surprise second. Tied for third were football player Herschel Walker and actors Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone. Maybe they sell Nair in the large economy size . . .