Rocker-actor Jon Bon Jovi, 40, and his wife of 13 years, Dorothea, 39, a karate instructor, welcomed their third child, son Jacob Hurley, on May 7 in Monmouth County, N.J. The tot joins sister Stephanie, 8, and brother Jesse, 7.
Singer Dionne Warwick, 61, was charged with marijuana possession at Miami International Airport on May 12 after baggage screeners found 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside a lipstick container in her carry-on bag. Warwick's spokesman said that the five-time Grammy winner, who missed her original flight to L.A. but caught a later one, "emphatically denies that she knowingly committed any crime."
Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno Sr., 97, the leader of one of New York City's most powerful crime families from the 1930s through the mid-'60s, died of heart failure on May 11 in Tucson. Arrested numerous times, Bonanno, who was never convicted of anything more serious than obstruction of justice, chronicled his Mafia life in 1983's A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno.
Law & Order
One of America's most damaging espionage cases came to a close on May 10 in Alexandria, Va., as former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, 58, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for being a spy for Russia since 1979. "I apologize for my behavior," Hanssen said. "I am shamed by it."
Diane and Michael Haughton, the parents of pop star Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash last August at age 22, sued Virgin Records on May 13 in L.A., alleging that the company was negligent in hiring the chartered aircraft that crashed minutes after taking off from Marsh Harbour International Airport in the Bahamas. Investigators have said that the twin-engine plane was overloaded. A spokesman for Virgin said, "This accident was a terrible tragedy, but [the company] has no liability."...
Patrick Ward, 46, the former COO of Leona Helmsley's real estate empire, sued the hotel queen for $10 million on March 15, alleging that she damaged his reputation by falsely telling a newspaper that he had endangered her life. Ward, who has been described as a former boyfriend of Helmsley's, was fired from his job in January 2001. Ward's lawyer said that Helmsley, 82, "made false and scandalous accusations" about his client. Helmsley's spokesman could not be reached for comment.
Icelandic singer Björk, 36, and her boyfriend, American film director Matthew Barney (Cremaster 5), 34, are expecting their first child in September. The singer has a 15-year-old son, Sindri, with ex-husband Thor Eldon, the guitarist in her now-defunct band the Sugarcubes.
Country singer Cyndi Thomson, 25, wed musician Daniel Goodman, 26, on May 11 in Nashville. It's the first marriage for both.
In Atlanta on May 8, the estate of Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone with the Wind, dropped a yearlong battle to stop publication of The Wind Done Gone, a parody by Alice Randall that tells the tale from a slave's point of view (PEOPLE, May 7, 2002).
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