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November 15, 1998

Crowd Pleaser?: The National Technical Information Service is offering people the Armed Forces Recipe Service and Index of Recipes. "It's great if you're having a large crowd for Thanksgiving and don't want them back next year." (Paul Steinberg)

What Color?: "Young people today have no sense of history. . . . I saw some kids coming out of 'The Wizard of Oz,' and they were talking about the moment where everything changed from black and white to color, and they said, 'Oh yeah, they stole that from 'Pleasantville.' " (Jay Leno)

Role Reversal?: Film director Ted Demme says Eddie Murphy fans are in for a surprise when his film "Life" is released early next year. Demme says it's a really different role for Eddie. "Hopefully, he means it's funny." (Ira Lawson)

Male Call!: The New York Post says President Clinton has a new obsession: surfing the Internet late at night in his White House office. "But women, be careful. I understand he's talking in chat rooms under the name 'Bubba Loversyrup.' " (Leno)

And Speaking of Monica: According to the tabloid the Star, Monica Lewinsky wants to be the new spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. "Wanna bet a lot of guys are excited about their wives going on the Monica Lewinsky Diet? 'Honey, I don't care if you lose weight. Just try it.' " (Leno)

9021-Old: "Beverly Hills 90210" is developing a spinoff series, "The Next Class," with a new group of students. "Aaron Spelling will produce, which means Tori will be the world's oldest high school freshman." (Buzz Report)

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