Acting couple Kim Basinger, 41, and Alec Baldwin, 37, are expecting their first little supporting player in November. Basinger was forced to withdraw from Robert Altman's next movie, Kansas City, by the film's insurance company due to her pregnancy.
Actress-singer Jill Whelan, 28, best known as perky Vicki Stubing on The Love Boat, and her husband, businessman Brad St. John, 33, welcomed their first child, Harrison Robert (5 lbs., 14 ozs.), on April 4 in Santa Monica, Calif. Whelan is recording her first album.
Best-selling spy novelist Tom Clancy (Patriot Games), 48, has been sued for divorce by Wanda, 46, his wife of 25 years and the mother of his four children, on the grounds of desertion and adultery. In papers filed on April 10 in Baltimore circuit court, Wanda claims that he deserted her on March 6 and "committed adultery" with attorney Katherine Huang, 26....
Singer Phil Collins, 44, instigated divorce proceedings against second wife Jill, 38, in London on April 12. The couple, married for a decade and the parents of one child, daughter Lily, 5, have been separated since last May after Collins sent Jill a fax saying, "I am so sick and tired of your attitude I will not be coming back." Collins has taken up housekeeping in Hermance, Switzerland, with his new Swiss girlfriend, translator Orianne Cevey, 22.
Director Gilbert Moses, 52, a cofounder in 1963 of the Free Southern Theater, an influential black touring troupe based in Jackson, Miss., died of multiple myeloma on April 14 in Manhattan. He later directed such socially conscious off-Broadway works as Slave Ship (1969) and The Taking of Miss Janie (1975). For TV, he directed two segments of the 1977 miniseries RootS and, more recently, Law & Order. Moses was married three times, including to actress Denise Nicholas (TV's In the Heat of the Night) and, later, to actress-singer Dee Dee Bridgewater....
Celebrity barber Clyde Vernon Waynick, 68, who was known to snip Elvis Presley's hair when the King visited Nashville, died of cancer in the country music capital on April 14. Says singer Ray Stevens, a client: "Clyde was the first barber I heard about back in the '60s who did a scissor cut and didn't shave your head in the back and on the sides. You didn't come out looking like you'd been prepped for surgery."
Suit disclosed: Gym employee Debra Wrenn, 41, slapped Arnold Schwarzenegger, 47, with a paternity suit in December in Denton, Texas. Wrenn claims that he fathered her now 12-year-old daughter, Christina Lynn Bentlage, when the two had a one-nighter in 1982 while Wrenn was an exotic dancer in Indianapolis. (Schwarzenegger began seeing Maria Shriver in 1978 and the two wed in '86.) Wrenn said she filed suit now because Christina has been diagnosed with bone cysts and needs surgery. Schwarzenegger's lawyer called Wrenn's allegations "totally false." ...
Dian Parkinson, 50, an ex-prize presenter on The Price Is Right, asked Los Angeles superior court on April 12 to dismiss the $8 million sexual-harassment suit she filed against Price host Bob Barker, 71, last June. She said the case was proving too costly to both her purse and her health. Barker now says, "I am completely vindicated," but that he may sue Parkinson if she doesn't sign a statement clearing him.
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