After being legally separated since March 1999, Garth Brooks, 38, officially filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years on Nov. 6 in Nashville. The country star and wife Sandy, 35, have three daughters, ages 8, 6 and 4.
Teed off that Tiger Woods filmed a Buick commercial with a nonunion crew in July, the Screen Actors Guild, which just ended its six-month strike against advertisers, fined the 24-year-old golf great $100,000 on Nov. 10.
On the Mend
Britain’s Prince Harry, 16, underwent a minor thumb operation on Nov. 9 after he chipped a bone playing soccer at Eton College….
On Oct. 31 in L.A., Tony Dow, 55, who played Wally on TV’s Leave It to Beaver and who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, had surgery to remove a malignancy.
Broadcaster Robert Trout, 91, who coined the term “fireside chat” to describe FDR’s legendary addresses and in 1944 broke the news of D-Day, died on Nov. 14 in Manhattan….
Jingle giant Sidney E. Woloshin, 72, who in the ’70s co-composed McDonald’s “You Deserve a Break Today” (named by Advertising Age last year as the top ad ditty of the century), died of pneumonia on Nov. 5 in White Plains, N.Y.
Real Estate Deals
Jenna Elfman, 29, the costar of ABC’s Dharma & Greg, purchased the Hollywood Hills hacienda of Madonna for $4 million on Nov. 13.
Actors Simbi Khali (3rd Rock from the Sun), 29, and Cress Williams (Nash Bridges), 30, married on Oct. 14 in Malibu.
Police in Cambridgeshire, England, are reportedly probing unexplained injuries recently suffered by physicist Stephen Hawking, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease and uses a wheelchair. On separate occasions the 58-year-old author of the bestselling A Brief History of Time has been treated for a broken wrist and arm, facial cuts and black eyes.
After almost three months in the custody of New Mexico authorities, Anamarie Martinez-Regino, who was taken from her parents because she weighed 117 lbs. at age 3, went back to live with them in their Albuquerque home on Nov. 10.
Newlywed Titanic duo James Cameron, 46, and Suzy Amis, 38 (he directed, she costarred), are expecting a child in April….
All My Children acting twosome Kelly Ripa, 30, and her husband, Mark Consuelos, 29, expect their second child in early 2001.
Jackson 5 alum Jermaine Jackson, 46, and his wife, Alejandra, welcomed their second son, Jermajesty, about two weeks ago in L.A. Brother Jafar is 3.
On Oct. 24 in L.A., boxer Oscar De La Hoya, 27, filed a lawsuit against ex-girlfriend Shanna Moakler, 25, an actress and a former Miss USA, because she and her parents won’t move out of his $5.5 million, eight-bedroom spread in Bel Air.
On Nov. 10 CNN chief anchorman Bernard Shaw, 60, announced that he’ll vacate his chair on Feb. 28 in order to work on his autobiography.