Free at last: After 2,455 days in captivity, Terry Anderson, 44, the chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, returned to New York City on Dec. 10, the 14th and final American hostage to be released by Lebanese terrorist captors. Capping a week that also saw the release of fellow hostages Alann Steen, 52, and Joseph Cicippio, 61, Anderson greeted his media colleagues at his first press conference with a broad grin. “You can’t imagine how glad I am to see you,” he told them. Actually, they could.
After two years of low-key courting and a month-long secret engagement, Washington, D.C., Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon, 47, did the Honorable thing: She ran off and married New York City businessman James Kelly HI, 46, on Dec. 7 at her sister’s home in Brookline, Mass. Dixon will now be known as Sharon Pratt Kelly.
Peter Pan just had another son. Robin Williams, 40, who plays the Panster in the new movie Hook, and wife Marsha, 35, had their second child, Cody (8 lbs. 6 oz.), on Nov. 25 in San Francisco.
The three-year marriage of John Denver, 47, to second wife Cassandra Delaney, 30, has hit a Rocky Mountain low. After a two-month separation, the singer has filed for divorce. The couple have a daughter, Jesse Belle, 2.
On Dec. 10 a New York City jury found four 19-year-old men guilty of the September 1990 murder of Brian Watkins, 22, who was stabbed to death in a subway station while trying to defend his mother, Karen. The four face a minimum of 15 years to life in prison. The Watkinses, from Utah, were in New York to watch the U.S. Open tennis tournament….
Larry Fortensky, Elizabeth Taylor’s new husband, has been ordered to stand trial in Corona, Calif., on Jan. 29 on two 1987 counts of drunken driving and one count of driving with an open container. Fortensky faces up to five days in jail and fines of up to $1,200.