Passages

updated 03/15/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/15/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

ENGAGED
Calvin Klein model-turned-actor Michael Bergin (Baywatch), 34, proposed to makeup artist Joy Tilk, 33, Feb. 14. The couple, who haven't announced wedding plans yet, have a son, Jesse, 4. Two days after their engagement, they welcomed daughter Alana Jade. Bergin's autobiography The Other Man: A Love Story—John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette & Me is due this month.

SUED
Lingerie company owner Jennifer Palmer sued Bad Boys star Martin Lawrence, 38, for at least $25,000 Feb. 23 in L.A. Palmer alleges that the comedic actor hit her in the jaw at a party in January, after she asked him if he wanted to attend another gathering. A lawyer for the actor says that an intoxicated Palmer attacked Lawrence and that the suit is "financially motivated."

TROUBLE
On Feb. 25 the Howard Stern Show was yanked off the air on six radio stations nationwide for indecency. Clear Channel Communications said its programming standards were ignored after shock jock Howard Stern, 50, had a sexually graphic conversation with Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon. The company also cited a racist comment from a call-in listener.

BEHIND BARS
On Feb. 27 Bobby Brown, 37, the R&B singer and husband of Whitney Houston, was sentenced to 60 days in the DeKalb County Jail. Brown had already served seven days since his Feb. 20 arrest for probation violation on a 2003 drunk-driving conviction (PEOPLE, March 8,2004). The singer, who has a long history of legal troubles, violated his probation in several ways including failure to take drug tests and to pay fees.

UPDATE
Patrick McSorley, 29, who claimed that he had been sexually molested by defrocked priest John Geoghan (PEOPLE, Feb. 4, 2002), was found dead in a Boston apartment Feb. 22. McSorley had been outspoken during the sex abuse scandal that rocked the Boston diocese. Police say McSorley's death is under investigation.

DEATHS

Actor-singer Carl Anderson, 58, who played Judas in both the Broadway and film versions of Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1970s, died of leukemia Feb. 23 in L.A. Anderson, who later had small parts in several TV shows and movies, also recorded a handful of jazz albums in the'80s and'90s....

Prolific character actor John Randolph, 88, who won a Tony Award for the 1987 Neil Simon play Broadway Bound, died of undisclosed causes Feb. 24 in Hollywood. Randolph also appeared in the 1998 film You've Got Mail but was perhaps most recognizable as Roseanne's father on Roseanne.

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