NEWLN: ANDRA VARIN United Press International
WHO CONTROLS THE REMOTE? : President-elect Bill Clinton isn't bashing 'Murphy Brown.' But like outgoing Vice President Dan Quayle , he has some complaints about the television industry. In an interview appearing in the Nov. 21 issue of TV Guide, Clinton says he and his wife Hillary dislike the amount of sex and violence depicted by the entertainment industry. 'There's no question the cumulative impact of this banalization of sex and violence in the popular culture is a net negative for America,' he said. On a lighter note, Clinton said he and Hillary sometimes battle over the remote control. And they don't always like the same shows. 'When I discovered 'American Gladiators,' I thought it was the campiest thing,' Clinton said. 'Now Chelsea and I watch it and laugh. Hillary thinks it's awful.' Clinton, who played his sax on Arsenio Hall 's show during the campaign, also indicated he would consider guest appearances on 'Arsenio' and other shows.NEWLN:
ON THE A-LIST: Which stars are likely to shine at Bill Clinton 's inauguration? Now that the election is over, it's time to plan the Jan. 20 gala. Possible performers, according to Entertainment Weekly, include Barbra Streisand , Michael Bolton , Aretha Franklin , and R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe . All made appearances for the Democrats during the campaign. Other possibilities could include a reunited Fleetwood Mac (the Clinton-Gore ticket used their song 'Don't Stop' for a campaign theme) and Judy Collins (new first daughter Chelsea Clinton supposedly got her name from Collins' version of Joni Mitchell 's song 'Chelsea Morning'). Stars who aren't likely to get special invitations include 'Major Dad' Gerald McRaney , muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shannen Doherty of 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' who made appearances at the GOP convention. Also not likely to get any special notice is Cher , who called CNN's 'Larry King Live' program to voice her support for Ross Perot .NEWLN:
CHARLESGATE?: First there was 'Dianagate' -- a tape allegedly recording an intimate conversation between Princess Diana and a male friend. Now a British newspaper says it has gotten ahold of a tape of a phone conversation between Prince Charles and his confidante, Camilla Parker Bowles . The Daily Mirror says the tape proves Charles has a 'loving and highly personal relationship' with Parker Bowles, 45. In the tape, the prince of Wales allegedly says, 'I adore you...I'm so proud of you.' The Mirror said the tape was of a telephone conversation Charles and his friend had while he was staying at a home in Cheshire, England. The newspaper did not say exactly how the tape was made or how it obtained it. Parker Bowles is married and has two teenage children. Earlier this week, her husband dismissed press speculation about a possible romance between his wife and Charles as 'fiction.' Buckingham Palace had no comment on the latest report....Meanwhile, Princess Diana arrived in Paris Friday for a three-day visit to France. Charles will not be joining her and the trip means she won't be around for his 44th birthday Saturday.NEWLN:
DR. STING: Rock star Sting , who began his career as a teacher, donned a hat and gown Friday in his hometown of Newcastle, England, to receive an honorary degree from the University of Northumbria. A university spokesman said the honorary doctorate of music was awarded in recognition of Sting's contribution to music and his campaigns to protect South American rainforests. The 41-year-old star, the former lead singer of the Police , attended the ceremony with his wife, Trudi Styler . The couple tied the knot in August after 10 years together and three children. Sting (original name Gordon Sumner) has put his musical career on hold lately and instead worked to publicize the plight of Indians living in the endangered rainforests.NEWLN:
BEAM ME BACK, SCOTTY : The 1991 movie 'Star Trek VI' was supposed to be the last time the aging original cast would boldly go where no man has gone before. But Captain Kirk may just get back aboard the Enterprise. Entertainment Weekly reports William Shatner is lobbying to direct and star in 'Star Trek VII.' Under Shatner's proposed plot, Kirk reportedly would have a falling out with his unemotional friend Mr. Spock, played once again by Leonard Nimoy . For the record, both Shatner and Nimoy are now 61.