There's cheerful news from acting duo Kirstie (Look Who's Talking Too) Alley, 37, and hubby Parker (Baywatch) Stevenson, 40, who recently adopted a baby boy, William True, born Oct. 5. He is their first child.
Sprung: C&W singer Lynn Anderson, 45, was released from a Nashville jail Oct. 18 after serving a two-day sentence for contempt of court for cursing her ex-husband, Harold Stream III, in front of their children, William, 13, and Melissa, 11. The incident occurred last year when the couple were battling over child custody. Just before her incarceration, Anderson said. "If an individual can go to jail for making a derogatory remark about a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, then the streets will soon be deserted."
France's legendary sex siren and animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot, 58, and Bernard D'Ormale, 51, a technical adviser to Jean-Marie Le Pen, the far-right French political leader, wed in a secret ceremony in Norway on Aug. 16. The couple, who met last June, exchanged rings inscribed "To B from B with all my love." This is the fourth marriage for Bardot, who made her reputation in 1956's And God Created Woman, directed by husband No. 1, Roger Vadim....
On Oct. 16 former Palm Beach socialite and author Roxanne Pulitzer, 42, eloped with John Haggin Jr., 35, a Florida powerboat racer, to Las Vegas. This is the third marriage for Pulitzer, whose second, to publishing heir Peter Pulitzer, ended in a messy custody battle in 1982 amid charges of adultery on both sides. Her two sons from that marriage now live with their father. Haggin has not been married before.
Leading German Green Party founder Petra Kelly, 44, and her companion, Gert Bastian, 69, a former army general who left the military to protest the presence of U.S. missiles in Germany, were found dead Oct. 19 in their home near Bonn. Bastian shot Kelly with a .38-caliber derringer and then turned it on himself, say police. No motive has been determined; no suicide note was found. Battling for nuclear disarmament and the environment, Kelley and Bastian served in the West German parliament in the 1980s. In a telegram to Kelly's family, German President Richard von Weizsäcker said, "We mourn, because the works of Petra Kelly ended much too early."...
Former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, 70, whose conspiracy theory about President John F. Kennedy's murder was the basis for Oliver Stone's movie JFK, died Oct. 21 in the Crescent City. Called a publicity hound by critics, in 1988 Garrison wrote a book, On the Trail of the Assassins, expounding his cover-up thesis—an elaborate theory involving the CIA, the FBI and the Pentagon, among others. In a highly publicized 1969 trial, he unsuccessfully prosecuted local businessman Clay Shaw for conspiring to kill JFK.