Magnum, G.I.

Forget Extreme Makeover. Look what a haircut and a shave will do. TOM SELLECK got rid of his famous mustache and almost all of his hair to play General Dwight Eisenhower in A&E's biopic Ike: Countdown to D-Day, about the 90 days leading up to the Allies' invasion of Normandy. "I didn't want to screw it up," says Selleck, who also prepared for the role by talking with Eisenhower's son and learning an appropriate President-to-be's voice. So what does he think of TV these days? Selleck refers to a gig he once had on a little NBC show called Friends: "I...

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