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Published February 28, 1995
ET's John Tesh previewed the swimsuit edition of INSIDE SPORTS, which hits newsstands today. Tesh: "Competition is intense to get your swimsuit on a model in the INSIDE SPORTS special issue. 800 swimsuit-makers vie for a spot, but only 25 make it" ("Entertainment Tonight," 2/27)....TNT Exec Producer Mike Pearl says he will ask Lawrence Taylor for a month's extension on a decision to return to TNT's NFL "Stadium Show." Pearl is also considering Boomer Esiason and Ronnie Lott (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 2/28)....Agent David Fishof denied that his client, Phil Simms, has any "wanderlust" to leave ESPN. But Simms is believed to have made an inquiry to NBC. ABC said there has been no contact (Richard Sandomir, N.Y. TIMES, 2/28)....In addition to partnering on in a new multimedia venture, Bell Atlantic, Nynex and Pacific Telesis are combining efforts for their purchase of TV set-top "boxes," spending upwards of $800M. The devices will act as in-home gateways for interactive programming (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/28).