In front of 200 guests, bestselling novelist Tom Clancy, 52, married Alexandra Llewellyn, 32, a freelance journalist, at a ceremony on June 26 in Manhattan. Clancy and first wife Wanda recently divorced, ending a 28-year marriage that produced four children....
Baritone belter Frankie Laine, 86, who had hits like "High Noon" and "Jezebel" in the '50s, and Marcia Kline, 61, a retired real estate agent, tied the knot on June 5 near San Diego.
The male half of TV's Dharma & Greg, actor Thomas Gibson, 37, who also has a role in the upcoming film Eyes Wide Shut, and his wife, Cristina, 33, a homemaker, welcomed son James Parker (8 lbs. 9 oz.), the first child for the couple, on June 23 in Los Angeles.
Judi Dench, 64, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love earlier this year. She picked up a Tony Award just last month for her lead in the Broadway hit Amy's View but left the play after her June 22 performance to attend her ailing husband in London. Michael Williams, 64, an actor, has pleurisy, an inflammation of the membrane around the lungs. In a statement, Dame Judi said, "I am devastated to disappoint anyone who came to see me in the play, but because of the circumstances, I am unable to perform."
Actor Don Johnson, 49, and his bride of two months, Kelley Phleger, 31, a preschool teacher, are expecting their first baby sometime toward the end of the year. Johnson, who has been married five times and had two youthful marriages annulled, has three other children....
Megamannequin Helena Christensen, 30, who is also the creative director of the fashion magazine Nylon, and actor Norman Reedus, 30, are getting ready to welcome the birth of their first child.
Real estate developer Fred C. Trump, who oversaw the construction of more than 27,000 apartments and row houses in New York City neighborhoods beginning in the late '20s and gave advice (and a small loan) to help son Donald get his start in the same business, died on June 25 in Queens, N.Y. He was 93.
At the June 24 auction in New York City, Eric Clapton's collection of 100 guitars sold for $5,072,350—four times the presale estimate. "I can't believe it," said Clapton. "I'm totally overwhelmed." Proceeds will go to the Crossroads Centre, the rehab facility Clapton founded in Antigua.
The Artist—the one formerly known as Prince, and in recent years by a self-designed symbol—has prevailed in court after a lengthy copyright battle over that very thing. On June 18 in Chicago, Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer found no merit in the fraud and copyright infringement claims filed by Ferdinand Pickett, a guitar designer there, who claimed he was the creator of The Artist's symbol-shaped guitar.
At her murder trial in Philadelphia on June 28, Marie Noe, 70, admitted that she suffocated eight of her babies from 1949 to '68. She was given 20 years' probation. Previously the deaths had been attributed to sudden infant death syndrome. Researchers plan to study Noe to learn why some new mothers commit infanticide.