TELEVISION: RIGHT UP HER ALLEY

IN HER NEW SITCOM AS HEAD OF A LINGERIE EMPIRE--AND IN HER REAL LIFE--A FUNNY LADY TAKES CHARGE

It's 11 a.m., and all is quiet on Stage 25 of the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, Calif. Backstage, the bagels and breakfast makings are laid out for the cast and crew of NBC's new sitcom Veronica's Closet. But the star is nowhere to be seen. Kirstie Alley is in her trailer, squealing with laughter and slurping away on a juice concoction of white grapes and lemons. She is on Day 3 of a 40-day juice-and-fruit fast and proselytizing the cleansing merits of her diet. "Taste it!" says Alley, popping up from the sofa to pour a portion. "Isn't it great?"

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