Pugnacious actor Mickey Rourke, 35, and model Carré Otis, 23, who had been sparring romantically since those steamy love scenes in 1990's Wild Orchid, decided to exchange rings. The couple married in Big Sur, Calif., at the end of June.
The body of Sidney Reso, 57, an Exxon executive who was kidnapped outside his home on April 29, was found buried in a shallow grave in a New Jersey stale forest on June 27. Arthur Seale, an ex-policeman and former Exxon security officer, and his wife, Irene, who were arrested on June 19, have been charged with the kidnapping....
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Jerome Brown, 27, a two-time Pro Bowl player, was killed in a car accident June 25 in his hometown of Brooksville, Fla. Brown's 12-year-old nephew also died in the crash.
Controversial Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates, 66, widely criticized in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating, retired on June 27 after 43 years on the force, 14 as top cop. He was replaced by former Philadelphia police commissioner Willie Williams....
Navy Secretary H. Lawrence Garrett III, 53, resigned his Washington post on June 26 amid growing controversy about the Tailhook Association convention last September in Las Vegas. Twenty-six women, half of them naval officers, said they were sexually assaulted by drunken Navy and Marine Corps pilots. Garrett accepted complete responsibility for a "leadership failure" that allowed the incident to happen.
Piano Man Billy Joel, 143, just one credit shy of graduation from Hicksville (N.Y.) High in 1967, got his diploma June 24 after his alma mater decided to waive his gym requirement and give him English credit for creative writing and public speaking in the 25 years since. Happily accepting, Joel said the sheepskin would go to his mother, who couldn't attend. He also promised her he'd "get out of this dead-end job and start working on a career with a real future."
Supersecretary Fawn Hall, 32, who in 1986 smuggled out National Security Council documents under her skirl during the Iran-contra affair to protect her boss, Oliver North, is engaged to writer Danny Sugerman, 37, who has penned two books about the Doors.
Actress Patti (Wiseguy) D'Arbanville, 40, and fireman Terry Quinn, 32, are celebrating the birth of their second child, 8-lb. Liam Patrick, born June 22 in Manhattan. D'Arbanville has a son from her relationship with actor Don Johnson; Quinn has two children from a previous marriage.