BROOKE AND THE PRINCE: Brooke Shields stirred up the Japanese media recently when she dropped in on an old friend, Crown Prince Naruhito . Shields was in the country last week to markthe 100th anniversary of the Harry Winston jewelry store and the future emperor invited her to stop by the Imperial Palace. The two first met five years ago at Princeton University while Shields was an undergraduate and Naruhito visited the campus on his way back from Oxford University, where he had completed his studies. The bachelor prince took a pasting from the press earlier this year when his younger brother, Prince Aya , got married before him and Shields' visit stirred up the reporters again. One newspaper resurrected a photo of Naruhito's college dorm room with a poster of Shields prominent on the wall and a magazine speculated gleefully on how the crown prince, in his hour-long reunion with Shields, 'must have enjoyed his happy youthful days again.'NEWLN:
BO ON BO: Bo knows Bo and says he's a pretty decent fellow. Bo Diddley , the seminal rock 'n' roller, has revived his career because of the series of Nike TV ads featuring him and Bo Jackson , the superstar athlete. 'Bo is a really nice guy,' Diddley said. 'And I told him as long as he stays that way, he'll always be remembered.' Diddley is a little stunned that the commercials have been such a boon for him. 'You work your buns off all these years -- going up and down the highway, riding those raggedly airplanes and stuff like that,' he told The Washington Post. 'And I make a commerical with Bo Jackson and all I say is, 'Bo, you don't know Diddley,' and all of a sudden I'm back up at the top again. I ain't figured this out yet.'NEWLN:
TURNER TUNES OUT POLITICS: Ted Turner appreciates his freedom too much to go into politics. 'I think I can make a greater contribution in global communications than I could with a political career in one country,' the cable television magnate said. 'I want to be free. Politics, particularly in this country, but most everywhere, is just one big series of compromises.' Turner spoke Tuesday to businessmen in Marietta, Ohio, and said he fears the federal budget problems could trigger the worst depression in the nation' history. 'I would sure hope that the leadership of this country would stand up and say, 'We are mad as hell; we're just not going to take it anymore. We are just not going to let our futures go down the drain,'' he said. Turner also was critical of the economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations. 'I'd love to see a way you can create something out of nothing,' he said. 'I have done it but I don't think you can do it by spending someone else's money and spending more than you've got coming in.'NEWLN:
BRANDO STORY: A former girlfriend of Christian Brando sheds her clothes and tells her tale in the December issue of Penthouse. Shirley Cumpanas has called a Sunday news conference in Santa Monica, Calif., to discuss the article, in which she describes her tempestuous relationship with Christian, the son of actor Marlon Brando . Christian is charged with killing his half-sister's boyfriend. Cumpanas has been subpoenaed by the prosecution in Brando's trial.NEWLN:
ROMAN VICTORY: Movie director Roman Polanski won a legal battle Wednesday. The California Supreme Court ruled that he may defend himself against a civil suit involving his 1977 child molestation case even though he fled to France before sentencing. The victim, who was 13 at the time and now is 26 and living in Hawaii, had argued that Polanski forfeited his right to defend himself in court against her claim because he fled the country and never faced sentencing. The high court rejected the argument by the woman, identified in documents only as Jane Doe, and refused to hear an appeal in the case. Polanski lives as a fugitive in Paris and continues to make movies.