David Cobb Craig
June 26, 2000 12:00 PM


Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Luke Perry, 33, and his wife of six years, Minnie, 31, welcomed daughter Sophie (7 lbs. 14 oz.) on June 7 in L.A. Big brother Jack is 3.


Actress Candice Bergen, 54, whose late husband, filmmaker Louis Malle, died in 1995, has announced she will marry New York City philanthropist and real estate mogul Marshall Rose, 63.


Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Jeff MacNelly, 52, whose daily strip Shoe satirized newsroom birdbrains, died of lymphoma in Baltimore on June 8. MacNelly also illustrated humorist Dave Barry’s syndicated column….

CNN anchor Judd Rose, 45, who joined the cable network after 16 years as a correspondent for ABC News, died of brain cancer on June 10 in New York City….

Michaela Odone, who, with husband Augusto, strove to find a cure for their son Lorenzo’s rare degenerative neurological disease and saw their story turned into the film Lorenzo’s Oil, in which she was portrayed by Susan Sarandon, died of lung cancer on June 10 in Fairfax, Va. She was 61….

American sculptor and pop artist George Segal, 75, whose realistic renditions of everyday people in ghostly white plaster haunt art museums from coast to coast, died in South Brunswick, N.J., on June 9.


In an auction on June 2, actress Maria Maples, 36, unloaded the 7.45-carat diamond engagement ring she got from Donald Trump, 54. Selling price: $110,000. The couple divorced in 1999.


On June 5 in L.A., Universal Pictures slapped actor Mike Myers, 37, with a $5 million breach-of-contract lawsuit for backing out of a film that was to pay him $20 million. In a statement, Myers, who cowrote the script and was to play Dieter (the character from the “Sprockets” segments he performed for TV’s Saturday Night Live), said, “I cannot, in good conscience, accept $20 million and cheat moviegoers who pay their hard-earned money for my work by making a movie with an unacceptable script.”

Behind Bars

A judge in L.A. sentenced the former housekeeper of actress Sharon Stone, 41, to 16 months in prison on June 6. Socorro Membreno, 48, pleaded no contest to stealing some of the star’s jewelry, as well as luggage, handbags, designer dresses, shoes and wigs, and has been ordered to pay Stone $50,000 in restitution.

Legal Matters

On June 13 the president of Italy pardoned the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in l981. Mehmet Ali Agca, 42, still has a prison term to complete in Turkey for killing a journalist in 1979.


While Madonna, 41, was out attending a dinner party on June 7, burglars broke through the gate of her London mansion but did not manage to gain entry into the $3 million residence. The intruders did get into the gardener’s outbuilding, however, where they stole a bag containing a credit card. So far no arrests have been made.


Avuncular TV actor Andy Griffith, 74, underwent successful quadruple-bypass heart surgery on May 9 and is recuperating at home with his wife. A full recovery is expected.

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