After eight days of deliberation, a While Plains, N.Y., jury found former schoolteacher Carolyn Warmus, 28, guilty of second degree murder in the Jan. 15, 1989, killing of Betty Jeanne Solomon, the wife of Warmus’s lover, Paul Solomon. Warmus’s first trial in the much publicized “fatal attraction” case ended in a hung jury last year. New evidence introduced in the second trial included a black glove—discovered by Paul Solomon after the first trial—containing traces of blood. Credit-card records showed Warmus had bought identical gloves prior to the murder. She now faces 15 years to life in prison….
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer, 21, who zipped to fame in her seductive Guess jeans ads and is now RevIon’s newest face, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against R.O.M.E. magazine and photographer David Hurley for printing unauthorized topless pictures of her taken backstage at a fashion show. The suit charges that the photos would damage her “reputation, career and professional image.”
Photographer George Hurrell, 87, who helped define Hollywood glamor with his alluring portraits of Golden Age movie stars, died of cancer May 17 in Van Nuys, Calif. Starting in 1928, Hurrell shot all the big names, from Clark Gable and Joan Crawford to Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer….
Former pro basketball team owner Danny Biasone, 83, who in 1954 persuaded the National Basketball Association to speed up games adopting the 24-second-shot clock, died May 25 of an infection in Syracuse. (He had been suffering from liver cancer.) Biasone owned the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers) from 1946 to 1963.
After nearly three years of marriage, Swedish tennis pro Bjorn Borg, 36, the five-time Wimbledon winner (1976-80), has filed for divorce from his second wife, Italian rock singer Loredana Berte, 40ish. They have no children together.
Sisters’ Sela Ward, 35, who plays spunky Teddy on the NBC show, married businessman Howard Sherman. 36, in Santa Barbara, Calif., on May 23. It was the first marriage for both….
Actress Stepfanie Kramer, 35, who played Det. Dee Dee McCall on Hunter, wed financial adviser Mark Richards on May 24 in Aspen. Neither has been married before.
Ex—soap star Finola Hughes, 32, who won a Daytime Emmy last year for her role as Anna on General Hospital, plans to marry Russell Young, 33, a photographer and music-video director, later this summer in their native England.
Ballet heartthrob Mikhail Bary shnikov, 44, and his longtime lover, ballerina Lisa Rinechart are performing pirouettes after the birth of 6-lb. 9-oz. Anna katerina, on May 22 in Manhattan. They also have a son, Peter, 2. Baryshnikov has another daughter, Alexandra, 10, from his relationship with Jessica Lange.
Screen siren Lana Turner, 72, who most recently played Jacqueline Perrault on TV’s Falcon Crest (1982-83), has announced that she has undergone successful treatment for throat cancer. Her doctors discovered the disease during exploratory surgery on May 13.