Director Stanley Kubrick has summoned actor Tom Cruise, 35, back to London this week to reshoot some scenes on the top-secret psychosexual thriller Eyes Wide Shut, which also costars his wife, Nicole Kidman. They finished the film—or so they thought—on Jan. 31 after a laborious 15-month shoot.
On April 23 in Aspen, actor Don Johnson, 48, proposed to San Francisco socialite Kelley Phleger, 29, with a 5½-carat square-cut diamond. The wedding, planned for October, will be Johnson's fifth (including two with Melanie Griffith) and Phleger's first.
Actor Jim Belushi, 43, and Jennifer Sloan, 30, married on May 2 in Los Angeles. It was his third marriage, her first.
Singer Melissa Etheridge, 36, and her partner, filmmaker Julie Cypher, 33, announced on April 29 that they are expecting their second child, to be borne by Cypher in November. As with the couple's first child, the identity of the father was not disclosed. Daughter Bailey Jean is 1.
Kathleen Caronna, 34, who at last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was struck by a street lamp dislodged by a windblown 60-foot-tall Cat in the Hat balloon, filed suit against the store and New York City on May 4. She is seeking $395 million in damages. The Manhattan mother suffered brain damage and spent nearly a month in a coma, according to her attorneys.
Mohawked Mr. T, 45, who played B.A. (for Bad Attitude) on TV's The A-Team, told Entertainment Tonight on May 5 that he has a rare form of lymphoma. The L.A. and Chicago-based actor, who has rarely worked since his 1995 diagnosis, receives daily chemo treatments at an L.A. hospital. "I don't wear gold no more. The gold is in my heart," he said. "The gold couldn't save me."
Swing singer Helen Ward, who with the Benny Goodman band in the '30s recorded such songs as "Goody Goody" and the million-seller "These Foolish Things," died on April 21 in Arlington, Va., of undisclosed causes. She was 82....
Browning Ross, a two-time Olympian who founded the Road Runners Club of America, died on April 27, the day after his 74th birthday, of a heart attack in Woodbury, N.J. He had just completed his regular 3-mile morning run....
Jack-of-all-trades Douglas Springsteen, 73, whose blue-collar jobs and thwarted ambitions gave rise to some of son Bruce Springsteen's bitter ballads, died on April 26 in Belmont, Calif., of undisclosed causes. In 1987's "Walk Like a Man," Springsteen recalled of his father: "All I can think of is being 5 years old/ Following behind you at the beach/ Tracing your footprints in the sand/ Trying to walk like a man."...
Atison Ken Seiuli, 21, the transsexual whom actor Eddie Murphy encountered in May 1997, died in a freak fall as she tried to enter the fifth-floor window of her locked apartment in L.A. on April 22. Last year police stopped Murphy after he picked up Seiuli (known as Shalimar) in West Hollywood. She was arrested on an outstanding prostitution warrant....
French author Dominique Aury, 90, who wrote the bestselling novel The Story of O, died of undisclosed causes in Paris on April 26.
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