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Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

The 15 hottest topics the week of November 17, 1995

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1 DAVID LETTERMAN
He’s talking about leaving CBS at the end of his contract. What makes him think they’ll still be in business?

2 SUPERMODEL BACKLASH
Fashion designers are saying they’re no longer worth the price. And who would know more about overcharging?

3 FORTY-TWO
The number of non-hits the networks introduced this season. Don’t worry, most TV execs’ll still get raises.

4 HOWARD STERN’S MISS AMERICA
Pageant officials fear he’ll make them look silly. They’d rather do that themselves.

5 O.J. JOKE OF THE WEEK
What has a beard, brown hair, and lives in Sweden? Paula Barbieri.

6 ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS
The Pet Detective brings back a rare animal from Africa: a cash cow.

7 BALTIMORE BROWNS
Football is about loyalty, and they’re in for the long haul. Or until a better offer comes along.

8 WHOOPI GOLDBERG
She’s agreed to host the next Academy Awards. That’s cutting it close. She has only four months to work on her hair.

9 JOHN TRAVOLTA
He’s asking for $21 million for his next film. It’s a lot, but remember, he may have to work seven or eight hours a day.

10 IT TAKES TWO
The Olsen twins in the perfect family film. Kids stop misbehaving if you threaten to make them see it.

11 STREETS OF LAREDO
The sequel to Lonesome Dove — minus most of the original stars. But that’s okay. Fans will recognize two of the horses.

12 COMIC RELIEF 7
Comedians gather to help homeless people. Congress: Comedians gather to make people homeless.

13 NYC MARATHON
Twenty-seven thousand people running. It’s either the race or a warehouse sale at Barneys.

14 THE FACE IN THE STARS
Of course it’s Jesus. It looks just like his yearbook photo.

15 MICHAEL JACKSON
He was a hit on a German game show. Was it called Guess My Sex?