On Sept. 8, Nancy Kerrigan, 28, the 1994 Olympic silver medalist, settled a defamation lawsuit against SexPicNet, an Internet outfit that grafted a photograph of the figure skater's face onto a nude female body. Under terms of the out-of-court agreement, Kerrigan will receive an undisclosed sum of more than $10,000.
Actress Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), 42, and businessman Mark Levin-son, 51, married on Sept. 4 in East Hampton, N.Y.
Count Coolio and Ol'Dirty Bastard among the rappers with brand new raps. Cops busted Coolio (né Artis Ivey), 35, on Sept. 15 in Lawndale, Calif., for carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana, items allegedly found after they pulled over the "Gangsta's Paradise" performer for driving on the wrong side of a street. Two days later police took Ol'Dirty Bastard (Russell T. Jones), 29, into custody, claiming that he'd threatened to shoot security guards who ejected him from West Hollywood's House of Blues.
Having played in a record 2,632 consecutive games since May 30, 1982, Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. finally elected to end his long-running streak on Sept. 20 at a home game against the Yankees. "I think the time is right," explained Ripken, 38, adding that he was not injured.
Law and Order
On Sept. 6, Paula Corbin Jones, 32, the woman who claimed President Clinton sexually harassed her, was ticketed by a Long Beach, Calif., traffic cop for driving with an expired license plate and without car insurance or a valid California driver's license.
Muriel Humphrey Brown, Vice President Hubert Humphrey's widow, who completed his term in the U.S. Senate after his death in 1978, died on Sept. 20 in Minneapolis. She was 86....
Percussion virtuoso Barrett Deems, 84, who was given drums as a child because he was hyperactive and went on to beat them hyperactively in orchestras headed by Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and others, died on Sept. 15 of pneumonia in Chicago. "Barrett," said Satchmo once, "you're the only guy in the world that makes coffee nervous."
CNN's Larry King, 64, sire of three grown children, is about to become a father again. Wife No. 6, infomercial pitchwoman Shawn Southwick-King, 38, is expecting the couple's first child next spring.
On Sept. 15, after losing her bid for the U.S. Senate in a New York primary, Geraldine Ferraro, 63, announced that she would never seek "any future elective office." In 1984 the then congresswoman from Queens was the first female ever nominated by a major party for national office—the Vice Presidency.
Actress Lori Loughlin, 34, ex-occupant of TV's Full House, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, 35, welcomed their first child, Isabella Rose (7 lbs. 3 ozs.) on Sept. 16 in L.A.
Veteran Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd reported on Sept. 18 that actor Roddy McDowall, 70, is suffering from terminal cancer.