Trump added: "The big question is: What does John Jr. see in Daryl, if anything. I have seen her on many occasions, and she is, quite simply, a 'six' - and badly in need of a shower or a bath." But his worst volley: "I see her a lot at Knicks games, and, I tell you, she doesn't even understand basketball."
* Groups on the benefit album, Brothers & Sisters . . . Love from Philly - out Wednesday - will be featured at the Chestnut Cabaret in University City on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. Money from the double CD goes to ActionAIDS. For a $10 ticket, you can see and hear The Goats, The Low Road, Matt Sevier, The Roots and Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Also on the album are Grover Washington Jr., Live, Bright Hope Baptist Choir and Suddenly, Tammy!
South Philly's Eddie Fisher opened a two-night comeback gig last Saturday by introducing himself to Manhattan's Supper Club crowd with: "I'm Carrie Fisher's father, which is a hell of a lot better than being Mr. Elizabeth Taylor." The singer, who hasn't made an album or done a tour in more than 25 years, was backed by a 20-piece orchestra. The New York Post said Fisher, 65, ''deserves to be heard. His voice is strong and sure, the music is terrific, and he's the last of the era that preceded the birth of rock and roll." He'll do two more shows Saturday.
TV sports sort Ukee Washington whipped a field of nine media types Tuesday in an obstacle run set up by the pupils of South Philly's Palumbo Elementary School in their gym. The kids also participated in the run. Washington, once a basketball star at the University of Richmond, beat out sweat sultan Pat Croce, who finished second. Howard Eskin never recovered from keeling over while trying to mount an exercise horse and finished dead last.
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* Timothy Dalton, who played James Bond in the movies The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill, is on the verge of signing to play Rhett Butler in the TV version of Alexandra Ripley's book, Scarlett. The Atlanta Constitution reports that producer Robert Halmi Sr. has pretty much settled on Dalton, 49, for the part. Others already cast in the Gone With the Wind ripoff include Joanne Whalley-Kilmer in the title role, John Gielgud as Scarlett's Irish grandfather and Esther Rolle from TV's Good Times.
* When he's replaced by Rudy Giuliani as mayor of New York City, David Dinkins will move on to Columbia University as a prof in the School of International and Public Affairs. "From this day forward I will be happy to answer to the name of Professor Dinkins," said the 66-year-old Democrat. "It has a nice ring to it." And when he leaves Gracie Mansion, he'll settle in with wife, Joyce, in a three-bedroom Manhattan Upper East Side apartment house where ex-mayor John Lindsay also lives.
* Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne Arnold's sister Jackie on the Roseanne TV show, had a boy last weekend. Husband is actor Matt Roth. They named the tyke Will. Another nice ring.
Melissa Etheridge reveals she's found current true love with Julie Cypher, ex-wife of movie star Lou Diamond Phillips. In the new issue of Out mag, the rocker says she "had a huge crush" on Cypher for five years while she was with Phillips. Finally, she was able to tell her parents: "Mom, Dad, guess what? I think I've met the right woman." Says that they collect antique playing cards and fancy cars and that romantic evenings include pancakes in bed plus bad TV.
* Ashley Judd, 25, who stars in the TV series Sisters and in the new movie Ruby in Paradise, is expected to be released today from Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn., after undergoing surgery to fix a broken ankle after falling from a horse Tuesday. The accident happened on a farm owned by her mother, retired country star Naomi.
Imelda Marcos, 64, had an apple-size growth removed from her upper left arm yesterday at Manila's Metropolitan Hospital. Doctors said it was probably a tumor made of fat tissue. A biopsy is being done.
* Tupac Shakur's lawyer accused Big Apple cops of deliberately erasing a phone tape conversation the rapper had with the woman who accused him of
sexually attacking her. Michael Warren made the allegations at Shakur's appearance yesterday in Manhattan Criminal Court. He said the tape, on the voice-mail system of Manhattan's Hotel Parker Meridien, where the alleged attack took place last week, would help Shakur's case. He said that on it the accuser tells the rap star how much she enjoyed a sexual encounter with him - four days before the alleged attack - on the dance floor of Nell's, a Greenwich Village disco. A prosecutor said he learned the tapes were erased after he tried to subpoena them.
Salman Rushdie made a surprise appearance Tuesday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to accept an honorary professorship. The gig had been billed as a reading by Susan Sontag. The author-in-hiding told a crowd of about 550: "The only defense against terrorism is not to be afraid of terrorists."
Eiji Oue, music director of the Erie (Pa.) Philharmonic, has been picked for the same position with the Minnesota Orchestra. He'll succeed Edo de Waart in 1995.