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Jul. 30, 1995 2:17 PM ET
RADNOR, PA. RADNOR, Pa. (AP) _ Tom Selleck says it's not easy being a quiet conservative among loud liberals.
The former ``Magnum P.I.'' star says celebrities such as Barbra Streisand should stop grandstanding their liberal views.
``I like Barbra a lot, but she should shut up,'' Selleck says in the Aug. 5 issue of TV Guide.
Selleck, who's coming off a three-year hiatus from his acting career, says he's made a point lately of keeping his conservative views under wraps, yet he finds he's constantly associated with them.
``I have tried since 1980 not to get on my soapbox. And where has it gotten me?'' he said. ``I've become a bumper sticker. I'm considered the heir to Charlton Heston for the conservative leadership of Hollywood.''
LONDON (AP) _ Elton John's trash may be another man's treasure, but he still doesn't want it put up for sale.
Some of the star's old platform shoes, shirts and ties provided by his former housekeepers go on the block at Bonham's auction house Thursday, along with similar items from John Lennon and Mick Jagger.
A statement issued by John's agent said most of the collection ``can only be described as everyday household goods and bric-a-brac,'' and described the items as ``discarded rubbish'' or ``gifts'' that were never intended for sale.
But auction house spokesman, Ted Owens, called John a legend and said, ``One person's bric-a-brac is another person's memento.''
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Billy Joel wasn't on the program, but he couldn't resist joining Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley at a benefit concert for senior rhythm and blues musicians.
Joel stepped to the microphone and sang, ``I'm in a Newport state of mind'' _ a variation on his tune ``New York State of Mind'' _ at the Newport Rhythm and Blues Festival.
Saturday's event, which drew about 5,200 people, also featured early blues performers including Ruth Brown, Irma Thomas and Sam Moore of Sam and Dave.
The concert benefited the Rhythm and Blues Foundation which, says Raitt, helps senior blues musicians ``while we're all still around to enjoy it.''
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) _ Janeane Garofalo says her five-month stint on ``Saturday Night Live'' didn't exactly leave her laughing.
``It's hard to say dialogue that's not funny,'' Garofalo says in the Aug. 5 issue of TV Guide.
Garofalo was ``anxious and depressed'' while working on the NBC comedy show, but she says she was never on the verge of a nervous breakdown as was reported.
These days, Garofalo has a regular role on HBO's ``The Larry Sanders Show.'' She just filmed her first big-screen starring role in the upcoming ``The Truth About Cats and Dogs.''
NEW YORK (AP) _ Courtney Love says she couldn't get drugs even if she wanted to.
``Nobody would deal to me. Like if I wanted to do drugs, I couldn't get them, because I'm me, and it's too much of a risk,'' Love says in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
Love _ the widow of Nirvana star Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in April 1994 _ tours with her own band, Hole. She was hospitalized for an overdose last month.
``I can be a little naive about saying, like, what my drug usage is because you're supposed to say that you never do anything,'' she said. ``I don't think God necessarily put us here to be sober all the time, but I also don't think he put us here to be junkies.''