Actor William Baldwin, 38, and his wife, songstress Chynna Phillips, 33, welcomed their second child, son Vance Alexander, on Oct. 23 in New York City. The couple, who wed in 1995, have a year-old daughter, Jameson….
Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, 52, gave birth to her first child, Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, on Oct. 16. The father has not been named….
Belgian Crown Prince Philippe, 41, and his wife, Princess Mathilde, 28, had their first child, Elisabeth, on Oct. 25. According to a 1991 law granting women equal rights to the throne, the new princess is expected to become Belgium’s first ruling queen.
On Oct. 24 in New York City, rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, 32, failed to appear in court to resolve a child-support battle with model Kim Porter, the mother of his son Christian, 3. Judge David Kirshblum said he may issue a warrant for the pop star’s arrest if he fails to show up for the next hearing on Dec. 5.
Former football great O.J. Simpson, 54, was acquitted on charges of auto burglary and battery in Miami on Oct. 24. Simpson, who was cleared of criminal charges in the 1994 slayings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, was accused of grabbing a motorist’s glasses and scratching his face during a Dec. 4 road-rage incident.
Paula Jones, 35, whose sexual-harassment lawsuit against President Clinton ignited a chain of events that eventually led to his impeachment, married Steven Mark McFadden, 39, a salesman, in Little Rock, on Oct. 27. It’s the second trip down the aisle for Jones, the first for her new groom.
Hannibal star Julianne Moore, 40, and her live-in love of four years, director Bart Freundlich (The Myth of Fingerprints), 31, are expecting their second child next year. Son Caleb is 3.
During an Oct. 25 Internet auction, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., paid $492,106 for the bus on which Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat in 1955, sparking the beginning of the civil rights movement.
Princess Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari, 69, the second wife of the former Shah of Iran, died of undisclosed causes in Paris on Oct. 25. The Shah divorced Soraya in 1958 after seven years of marriage failed to produce any children….
Billionaire Daniel Wildenstein, 84, one of the world’s leading art dealers and patriarch of a family that owns prestigious galleries, died of undisclosed causes in Paris on Oct. 23….
Actor Eugene Jackson, 84, who starred in the Our Gang silent films of the 1920s, died of heart failure at his home in Compton, Calif., on Oct. 26. Dubbed “Pineapple” because of his startling Afro, Jackson had appeared more recently in TV’s Sanford and Son.
Princess Margaret, 71, Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, was admitted to a London hospital on Oct. 29 for undisclosed tests. The princess previously had two strokes, which left her partially paralyzed on her left side, but a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said, “There is no cause for alarm.”