A day after jogging around the Kremlin with about 700 Soviet women, Jane Fonda and media mogul Ted Turner met with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize took the time to sit down with the colorful couple and, according to the Tass news agency, talk about "the role of public organizations and their members in the effort to consolidate peace and promote friendly relations." The caption to a photo of jogging Jane in a Soviet newspaper yesterday put it a little more succinctly: "Kiss me, Jane!" AFI Honors Kirk Douglas
Actor Kirk Douglas yesterday was named the recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award for 1991. He of the cleft chin and rugged good looks, as they say, is being recognized for his "unique combination of vitality and creativity over the past 45 years," according to AFI Co-Chairman George Stevens Jr., AFI trustee Steven Spielberg made the call to the 71-year-old Douglas to inform him of the decision. Spielberg found him on location in southern France at work on a movie with French star Gerard Depardieu, in what should shape up to be a battle of the chins. Douglas was reportedly overwhelmed by the AFI board's unanimous decision. "This award is special because it was voted by my peers and recognizes a whole body of work," he said. "It's a nice pat on the back, and if you've read my autobiography, you know that that's always been very important to me."
As the 19th recipient of the film institute's honor, Douglas joins such previous recipients as Billy Wilder, Gene Kelly, Lillian Gish and Bette Davis. He will be honored March 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Grammys for 'Legends'
In another awards announcement, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the group responsible for the Grammy Awards, has announced that Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Billy Joel will each receive a Grammy Legend Award at a ceremony in New York on Dec. 5. Created last year, the award recognizes these artists' "ongoing creative contributions and influences in the recording field." The president of the academy, Michael Greene, in making the announcement, praised the honorees' "extensive musical legacy" and "the broad diversity these national treasures represent." Trustee Chevy Comedian Chevy Chase became a trustee of his alma mater, Bard College, this week when he was unanimously voted in by the 30 other trustees, including actress Blythe Danner. Chase, who graduated from the small liberal-arts college in 1968 with a degree in languages and literature, gave the commencement speech on the Upstate New York campus in May, prompting suggestions that he be approached for a position. According to a school spokesman, Chase "will be actively involved in the school's well-being."
Clapton Wedding Rumors
Eric Clapton is reported to be preparing to marry a 24-year-old Argentine woman he met in a restaurant two weeks ago on his South American tour. The 45-year-old rock star is quoted in a Buenos Aires paper as saying, "I am going to get married in March," after being seen escorting Ana Maria Roques around the city, and is said to have already met Roques' parents.