Passages

updated 12/08/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/08/1997 01:00AM

Actress Joanna Moore, 63, mother of Tatum and Griffin O'Neal, died of lung cancer on Nov. 22 in Indian Wells, Calif. Moore appeared several times on the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and also performed on Maverick, Bewitched and The Andy Griffith Show....

Veteran character actor George Petrie, 85, died of undisclosed causes on Nov. 16 in Los Angeles. Petrie was a regular on The Honeymooners and Dallas and recently appeared on Mad About You playing Paul Reiser's film editor....

Henry Vestine, 52, guitarist for the '60s group Canned Heat, died near Paris of heart and respiratory failure on Oct. 20 after the band had completed a tour of France. Vestine, who performed at Woodstock in 1969, scored hits with such Heat classics as "Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again."

Star Trek's William Shatner, 66, exchanged aye-ayes with Nerine Kidd, 38, at their Nov. 15 wedding in Pasadena, Calif. It is Shatner's third marriage, Kidd's first.

As if he wasn't already King of Pop, Michael Jackson, 39, revealed that his wife, Debbie Rowe, 38, is expecting Baby No. 2—a girl. The couple have a 9-month-old son, Prince....

The latest project for actor Will Smith, 29, and Scream 2 star Jada Pinkett, 26? A baby due next summer. The couple announced last month that they will wed before the end of the year.

After a 14-hour natural delivery, Cyndi Lauper, 44, gave birth to an 8-lb. 15-oz. boy, Declyn Wallace, on Nov. 19 in New York City. It is the singer's first child. Her husband is actor David Thornton, 44....

On Nov. 16, actress Rebecca De Mornay, 38, and her boyfriend, actor Patrick (son of Ryan) O'Neal, 30, welcomed their first child, a 7-lb. 15-oz. girl, Sophia, in L.A....

R&B singer Erykah Badu, 26, gave birth to a boy, Seven, on Nov. 18 in Atlanta. It is the first child for Badu and her boyfriend, rapper Andre Benjamin, 22....

Lorenzo Lamas, 39, and his wife, model Shauna Sand-Lamas, 26, became parents of a 5-lb. 14-oz. girl, Alexandra Lyn, on Nov. 22 in Santa Monica, Calif. It is his fourth child, her first.

Germany is not much of a "Gangsta's Paradise" for rapper Coolio, 34, and seven members of his entourage who were arrested by police in Böblingen, Germany, for shoplifting from a clothing store on Nov. 20. When the shop owner confronted the group, Coolio allegedly punched her in the stomach. The rapper was released after posting bail and remains free pending further investigation. According to his wife, Josefa Salinas, Coolio believed that he was supposed to receive the clothes in exchange for a promotional appearance he had made at the store.

Macaulay Culkin, 17, child warrior of the Home Alone movies, will not have to foot the bill for his parents' legal wrangling. A Manhattan judge ruled on Nov. 20 that Culkin is not liable for $142,000 in legal bills that were rung up as a result of the two-year child custody battle between his parents, Patricia Brentrup, 43, and Kit Culkin, 53. Culkin, who stopped working during his parents' court battles, is now preparing to return to the movies.

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