Just when Washington insiders thought he was prepared to announce his presidential exploratory committee, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) is telling supporters he might take his hat out of the ring. Look for an announcement within the next week on Biden's bid.
MORE STARS THAN BELIEVABLE--The late Stan Kamen--and his dream of building the Tel Aviv Cinematheque--will be honored Jan. 27. And the plan for a center for the film and entertainment arts in Israel will benefit from the Century Plaza event. Goldie Hawn is the night's honoree--with Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty co-chairing. Beatty emcees with Chevy Chase, and Gregory Peck and Walter Matthau are already set for part of the program. And those are enough brand names to produce a sellout very quickly--as if the memory of Kamen wasn't enough on its own.
OTHER PLACES, OTHER EVENTS--Yes, there is life outside the Westside. The Regents Ball supporting Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation is on for the second year Feb. 28 at the Sheraton-Premiere. Monte Hall is emceeing, while John Davidson and his orchestra will perform. Tom Selleck (his dad Robert is on the board) will send his regards via videotape. . . . The Auxiliary of Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in Pomona holds its "10 Gallon Gala" Feb. 7 at Red Hill Country Club, Rancho Cucamonga. . . . Also Feb. 7 the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Links honors Ray Charles with its Top Hat Award. It's at the Sheraton-Premiere, to be chaired by Michele Minnis and Billie Newcombe.