People: Dec. 7, 1998

JUST A LITTLE OFF THE TOP, PAUL

Sure, he makes a fine salad dressing, but would you really want PAUL NEWMAN to cut your hair? KEVIN COSTNER says he insisted on it. The scene is from the actors' forthcoming film Message in a Bottle, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, in which Costner plays Newman's son. "I wanted to stage it the way I remember my dad cutting my own hair," says Costner, who offered his vision to the film's director Luis Mandoki. "These two guys are bachelors and are not willing to invest money in someone cutting their hair--they're not...