Veronica Byrd
April 08, 2002 12:00 PM


Former Clinton adviser-turned-ABC News-analyst George Stephanopoulos, 41, and actress Alexandra Wentworth (Jerry Maguire), 37, who wed last November, are expecting their first child in September….

British supermodel Kate Moss 28, and her boyfriend, Dazed & Confused co-publisher Jefferson Hack, 30, will become first-time parents in October….

Actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, 38, and Leland Orser, 41, who were married last year after meeting on the set of 1998’s Very Bad Things, will have their first baby in June.

I Do!

Actor Roger Moore, 74, who played James Bond in seven 007 films, wed longtime love Christina Tholstrup, 60, a Swedish socialite, on March 9 in Copenhagen.


Jamie Oliver, 26, star of the Food Network’s The Naked Chef, and his wife, Jools, 26, a former model, welcomed their first child, daughter Poppy Honey, on March 18 in London….

NBC’s Weekend Today anchor Soledad O’Brien, 35, and her investment-banker husband, Brad Raymond, 36, celebrated the arrival of their second daughter, Cecilia, on March 20 in New York City. She joins her big sister, 1-year-old Sophie.


Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who suffered a series of minor strokes in recent months, including one on March 19, is retiring from public life. Thatcher, 76, was prime minister from 1979 to 1990.


Actress and producer Rosetta LeNoire, 90, who was best known for her role as Mother Winslow on ABC’s Family Matters from 1989 to 1997, died of undisclosed causes on March 17 in Teaneck, N.J. LeNoire appeared on Broadway in The Hot Mikado, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cabin in the Sky and founded the Amas Musical Theater in 1968 to promote inter-racial casting. She was presented with the National Medal of Arts by Bill Clinton in 1999.

Legal Matters

On March 19 producer Julius R. Nasso, 49, filed a $60 million lawsuit in New York City against his longtime business partner, actor Steven Seagal, 49, for breaking a contract to star in four films. Nasso alleges that Seagal, a Buddhist, was told by his spiritual adviser that he would be reincarnated as a lesser being if he appeared in the movies….

In Cincinnati on March 20 a federal appeals court rejected a claim that entertainer Stevie Wonder, 51, violated a copyright with his song “For Your Love.” Derrick Coles, 46, who claimed he had prior copyright ownership of the song, and Gwendolyn Daniles, 47, who said Coles had sold her his interest in the song in 1991, must pay $197,775 in attorney and other fees to Wonder and codefendant Motown Records….

Steve Thomas, 40, a former Boulder, Colo., police detective, and coauthor Don Davis, 62, who wrote the 2000 book JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation, agreed to pay John and Patsy Ramsey an undisclosed sum to settle their $80 million libel suit. The book accused the Ramseys of killing their daughter JonBenet in December 1996.


Nine handwritten letters and 15 holiday cards scribed by Princess Diana to Maud Pendrey, a housekeeper at Diana’s teenage home of Althorp, sold for $33,000 to a British collector at a March 15 auction in London.

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