Passages

UPDATED 10/06/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/06/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT

On Sept. 16, convicted drug dealer Lipton Brown, 31, broke into Kensington Palace, Princess Diana's former London home, and wandered the halls looking for the princess's apartments before he was spotted by a maid and arrested. Brown, who was clutching a single rose, was described by police as being in a "distressed and emotional state." He was released without being charged.

French singer Georges Gu├ętary, 82, who co-starred with Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris (1951), died Sept. 13 of undisclosed causes in Mougins, France....

Jazz and blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon, 74, who topped the R&B charts for 34 weeks in 1949 with his version of "Ain't Nobody's Business," died of undisclosed causes on Sept. 18 in Los Angeles. Spoon, as he was known, toured with Count Basie, Buck Clayton and other bands in the '60s....

Kathy Keeton Guccione, 58, who helped launch Penthouse, Omni and Longevity magazines with her husband, Bob Guccione, died of complications from surgery on Sept. 19 in New York City. Keeton, who suffered from breast cancer, spent much of the last two years working to publicize alternative cancer therapies.

Love Boat star Bernie Kopell, 64, and his wife, Catrina, 31, are expecting their first child in November....

Lauren Lane, 36, who plays C.C. Babcock on CBS's The Nanny, is pregnant with her first child, due in February. Her boyfriend, David Wilkins, 42, is owner of Purple Onion Foods in Santa Fe.

French director LucBesson, 38, is engaged to Russian-born actress Milla Jovovich, 21, who played the female lead in his film The Fifth Element. It will be the first marriage for both. Besson has a daughter with Anne Parillaud, the star of his 1990 movie La Femme Nikita.

Actor Charlie Schlatter, 31, who stars on CBS's Diagnosis Murder, and his wife, publicist Colleen, 31, welcomed their first child, a 6-lb. 2-oz. girl, Julia Marie, on Sept. 15 in Santa Monica.

An attorney for actor Christian Slater, 28, entered not guilty pleas to six misdemeanor counts on Sept. 16 in L.A. The charges stem from an Aug. 11 incident in which Slater allegedly beat his girlfriend, Michelle Jonas, 28, in an L.A. condominium and bit a man who came to her defense. Refusing to confirm reports that the actor is in drug rehab, Slater's lawyer explained his client's absence in court by saying, "He is in a place where he needs to be right now."...

Former topless dancer Nina Shahravan, 24, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $1,500 on Sept. 16 in Dallas for falsely accusing Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin, 31, and Erik Williams, 28, of sexual assault last December. Shahravan, who came to the U.S. from Iran when she was 5, faces possible deportation when she finishes her sentence.

Ken Wahl, 40, star of the 1987-'90 CBS series Wiseguy, wed Playboy centerfold Shane Barbi, 41, Sept. 17 on Lake Mead near Las Vegas. It is the second marriage for both....

Singer Donovan Leitch, 29, son of the '60s rocker Donovan, wed Scottish model Kirsty Hume, 21, Sept. 23 at Loch Lomond, Scotland. It is the first marriage for both.

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