Warren Beatty, Andie MacDowell and Carol Alt made headlines this week

By EW Staff
Updated April 26, 1991 at 04:00 AM EDT

MOVIES: Is it the breakup with Madonna? The strains of producing and acting? Or just the desire at age 54 to finally let it all hang out? Whatever the cause, word on the Bugsy set is that Warren Beatty‘s waistline has gone to pot. It’s not a prosthetic paunch we’ll see when the gangster saga, directed by Barry Levinson and costarring Annette Bening, appears this fall. The serial stud, who plays the title role, has gone on a food binge and packed on some 20 pounds with the help of a personal cook who feeds him five meals a day in his trailer…What was it like for tender Andie MacDowell to work with master thespian John Malkovich on The Object of Beauty? ”He had hepatitis when he arrived. He had just finished working in Africa [on The Sheltering Sky] and he kept working — it was amazing,” she recalls. ”I think I had ideas about what he’d be like — moody and difficult, an ‘acty’ actor — but he’s not like that at all.”…

TV: In the land that gave us paparazzi, Carol Alt is more than just a pretty face: The American cover girl has been honing her acting, winning three Telegatos (the Italian equivalent of Emmy awards) in the process. Now she says she’s ready for the home audience. Next month she’ll make her U.S. TV movie debut in the syndicated miniseries Vendetta, the story (wouldn’t you know it?) of a Mafia daughter out to avenge her father’s death. Eric Roberts costars…

MUSIC: In what is being called an ”arts/entertainment/information festival,” alternative-rock bands Living Colour, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, the Butthole Surfers, and Siouxsie and the Banshees will join rapper Ice-T this summer for the Lollapalooza tour (July 19 in Phoenix through Aug. 22 in Houston). Tents with information on ecological and political causes will be set up at each of the 21 concert sites. —Lisa Karlin, Jess Cagle, and David Browne