British model Kate Moss, 28, and her boyfriend, Jefferson Hack, 30, co-publisher of the British style magazine Dazed & Confused, welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 29 in London….
The Mummy star Brendan Fraser, 33, and his wife, former actress Afton Smith (Reality Bites), 35, welcomed son Griffin, their first baby, on Sept. 17 in L.A….
Psychic John Edward, 32, the host of TV’s Crossing Over, and his wife, Sandra, 31, a dance instructor, also became first-time parents: son Justin was born on Sept. 25 in New York City….
The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow, 28, and his wife, teacher Tobe Keeney, 26, welcomed son Cooper, their first, on Sept. 27 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Citing irreconcilable differences, former model Mary Weiland, 28, filed for divorce from her husband of more than 2 years, Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, 34, on Sept. 23 in L.A. She is seeking custody of the couple’s two children, Noah, 1, and Lucy, 2 months.
On Sept. 21 at Cleveland’s Gund Arena, 1984 Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Scott Hamilton, 44, completed his charity performance and proposed to his girlfriend Tracie Rose Robinson, 30, before a sold-out crowd. The former nutrition coordinator accepted. It will be the first marriage for both.
On Sept. 27 in Manhattan, Yoko Ono, 69, reached a settlement with Frederick Seaman, 49, a former personal assistant to Ono and her late husband, John Lennon, over his use of 374 Lennon family photos. Ono sued Seaman in 1999, alleging that he had violated a confidentiality agreement by publishing articles about the Lennons and by stealing mementos from the ex-Beatle, which he sold to collectors. Seaman agreed to surrender all rights to the photos, return all stolen property and apologize to Ono. “I offer no excuses for my conduct,” he said.
Grammy-winning soul singer Barry White, 58, announced on Sept. 27 that he needs a kidney transplant due to complications from years of chronic high blood pressure. He is currently undergoing dialysis to stabilize his condition.
Actor George Kennedy, 77, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 1967’s Cool Hand Luke, was released from a Boise, Idaho, hospital on Sept. 30, three weeks after undergoing emergency triple-bypass surgery. Kennedy had originally entered the hospital for a hip replacement, but doctors found that sleep apnea had weakened Kennedy’s heart and lungs.
Publishing magnate and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, 94, who created Seventeen magazine in 1944 and launched TV Guide nine years later, died of pneumonia at his home in Wynnewood, Pa., on Oct. 1. Annenberg, who was also the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Nixon, donated billions of dollars to charity and endowed two major journalism schools.