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TURNER PREFERS EXPOSURE OF HOLLYWOOD OVER CBS SERIES.

Byline: Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith

``Northern Exposure's'' Janine Turner reveals that CBS chieftain Les Moonves has offered her an hour-long series that could shoot in Dallas, where she lives with her 9-month-old daughter, Juliette. But, she says, she'd like to try to go the movie route first. She heads to Hollywood next month for meetings with big-screen studios. Wherever she goes, you can be sure that Juliette will go, too. She was with Janine several months ago when she shot the CBS TV movie ``Beauty,'' which airs Oct. 25. She'll be with her on feature film sets, too.

``Juliette has brought about my rebirth, emotionally, physically, in every way ... I feel revitalized about my career, more alive.''

Turner has not revealed the identity of the father, though there has been speculation in the media that he is Jerry Jones Jr., son of Dallas Cowboys' owner, Jerry Jones.

She does tell this column, ``Juliette's daddy and I were very much in love. It's very complicated - he's not married - he asked not to be recognized, and I've respected his wishes.''

Does he see his daughter? ``No,'' says the actress. ``And I had better say no more than that. I don't want Juliette to grow up and read something I've said and be hurt by it. It's my job to keep her peaceful, serene and safe.''

Playing it real

``Party of Five's'' Jeremy London spent much of his series hiatus making ``The Defenders,'' premiering Oct. 25 on Showtime. ``My role is very intense, and I had to dig deep enough to get myself upset,'' he says. ``Unfortunately, that's not hard for me to do.''

He explains, ``My kid sister was killed in an auto accident when she was 16, my brother died with his girlfriend and her sister in the Arkansas floods last year. Shortly before my sister's death, she had a baby who was born with more things wrong with him than you can imagine. His father's mother is raising him, and she keeps him away from my family. It's really hard. I've got my twin brother, and a half-sister and a step-brother, so I've still got a nice family, still ... ``

Jeremy says that if he could impart one message to the world, it would be: ``Love your family. They're all that you have. Get over your petty little arguments. You never know what the next day will bring.''

Thus far, he notes, ``1998 has been the best year of my life.'' His family visits him here often, and he and his love, Astrid Rossol, are moving into a home he's just purchased in Encino. ``I'm just hoping,'' he says, ``that the good times last.''

And in this corner

Reports that have the Natasha Richardson/Liam Neeson marriage on the rocks are absolutely, positively, untrue, insists her camp. They want the world to know that all is well with the couple and their two young sons.

Leave the handcuffs at home

Jack Nicholson, who's being honored at the Los Angeles Police Historical Society's fifth annual Jack Webb Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Oct. 1, is hardly the first actor you'd think of for a police award. But the fact is, Nicholson has taken part in quite a few police fund-raisers. In fact, in '94, he was host of the 23rd Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament in L.A., at the time he was waiting to be arraigned on charges that he used his golf club to attack a car he felt had cut him off in traffic. Charlton Heston is also expected to be on hand for the Oct. 1 event. So will a couple dozen TV cops past and present, like Angie Dickinson and James Sikking, Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox.

From the inside looking out

Busy up-and-comer Seth Green gives a figurative tip of the hat to Brad Renfro, his fellow star in the forthcoming ``Stonebrook.'' Green believes Renfro ``will be the next really big thing,'' he says. ``He's such a talented actor. Working with him was great.'' Seth describes ``Stonebrook'' as ``a lot like `The Sting.' Brad and I play these two guys who need money for college, so they pull all these con games.'' Seth also has ``Idle Hands'' and ``Enemy of the State'' on the way to theaters - in addition to his role as the werewolf on ``Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.''

Green says, ``I'm at a weird stage ... I'm either too old or too young for the parts I go up for. But, on the whole, it's been awesome. I get to work with some great people now.''

With reports by Stephanie DuBois.

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