PASSAGES: J.Lo Denies Valentine Union
01/06/2003 AT 07:29 AM EST
DIED: Veteran Hollywood cinematographer Conrad L. Hall, 76, whose bold work enhanced such memorable-looking movies as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "American Beauty" (for which he took home Oscars) died Saturday at a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital of complications from bladder cancer. He is expected to be a frontrunner for the Oscars this year, too, for 2002's "Road to Perdition." His father, James Norman Hall, was the co-author of the classic book "Mutiny on the Bounty." ... Sydney Omarr, 76, an astrologer whose divinations were available in more than 200 newspapers, in 13 books a year and on a pay-per-call phone line, died Thursday, also at a hospital in Santa Monica.
ENGAGED: Leah Remini, 32, who stars on the popular CBS sitcom "The King of Queens," is engaged to marry her longtime boyfriend, singer-actor Angelo Pagan, reports Reuters. Pagan surprised Remini on Christmas Eve by proposing in a candle-lit Los Angeles restaurant, according to publicist Samantha Hill. An unspecified summer wedding date has been set.
QUIT: Prince Charles's publicist, Mark Bolland (who reputedly helped the public take to Camilla Parker Bowles) announced this weekend that he was stepping down as a freelance adviser to the prince to concentrate on other clients, reports the AP. The prince's St. James's Palace office said Charles was sad to see him go. Toronto-born Bolland, 36, was Charles's deputy private secretary from 1997 until last year, when he set up a public relations business with Charles and his sons Prince Harry and Prince William as clients.