Fashion designer Mary McFadden, 51, and Kohle Yohannan (right), her 22-year-old husband and a Columbia University undergraduate, have separated after barely seven months of marriage. McFadden’s lawyers are trying to serve Yohannan with annulment papers but are having trouble tracking him down. “He’s disappeared,” says a distraught McFadden. Age difference was not the big factor in the split, she says. “There were 100 reasons why these things don’t work out. Love turns to hatred and war, and that’s always the way of divorce.”
Pectacular Arnold Schwarzenegger, 42, and NBC newswoman Maria Shriver (left), 34, have named their new baby girl Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger. Her middle name is for Maria’s mom, Eunice Shriver. The baby, their first, was born Dec. 13 in Santa Monica and weighed in at a strapping 9 lbs. A spokesperson for the couple says Katherine takes after her mom and is “absolutely gorgeous.” Schwarzenegger, who recently finished filming a psychological thriller, Total Recall, in Mexico, will take a hiatus from work to stay close to home and family. Shriver will return to NBC in mid-March as an anchor on Sunday Today and Weekend Nightly News shows.
Singer James Brown, 56, the Godfather of Soul, will be able to leave prison during the daytime starting on Jan. 19, when he becomes eligible for work release from the State Park Correctional Center near Columbia, S.C., where he has been serving a six-year sentence for assault. “Prisoners like Mr. Brown can work at places like fast-food restaurants or mow lawns for the state highway system,” says prison spokesperson Bennish Brown. “But they can’t work around establishments that serve alcohol.” Brown has had several offers from radio stations to work as a deejay, and one from a Columbia trolley company to work as a singing conductor, but nothing has been decided.
Silvana Mangano, 59, the sultry Italian actress (above, in 1951) who became a star in 1949 with Bitter Rice, died Dec. 11 in Madrid. She married producer Dino De Laurentiis in 1949, but they had separated in 1983. Late last month her daughters said that her death was caused by cigarettes and that it would ease their sorrow if news of her death made even one person stop smoking.
Oscar de la Renta, 57, the fashion designer, and Annette Reed, 50, a New York City socialite, married Dec. 26 at his home, Casa Madera, in La Romana, a town in De la Renta’s native Dominican Republic. It was the second marriage for both. The bride said her vows in a white suit—by De la Renta, natch.
Actor-producer Griffin (Who’s That Girl) Dunne, 34, and Carey (Licence to Kill) Lowell, 25, are expecting their first child in May. The couple married Dec. 9 in New York City.
Patrick Kelly (above), the Mississippi-born fashion designer who became the rage of Paris in 1980 while selling his clothes on the street, died in the French capital Jan. 1 of what his business partner said was a bone marrow disease. He was believed to be around 40. Kelly, who always wore denim overalls, designed short, tight dresses and covered them with large buttons and bows. His customers included the late Bette Davis, Madonna and Princess Diana.
Christian Slater (above), 20, the Jack Nicholson sound-alike who starred in last year’s Heathers, was arrested Dec. 29 in West Hollywood, Calif., after allegedly leading sheriffs deputies on a car chase. A police spokesman says Slater crashed into a telephone pole, kicked a cop after getting out of his car, and then tried to escape over a fence. He has been charged with evading police, driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon (his cowboy boot) and driving with a suspended license.
Former pro-football star Mark Gastineau, 33, and his paramour, actress Brigitte Nielsen, 26, had a baby boy, Marcus Gastineau Jr., on Dec. 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The ex-New York Jets defensive star already has a daughter, Brittny, 7, from his first (and not yet officially dissolved) marriage to model Lisa Gastineau. Nielsen, who was most recently married to Sylvester Stallone, has a son, Julian, 5, from her first marriage, to Danish composer Kasper Winding.
Dr. Marshall Beck Guthrie, 70, a clinical pharmacologist who helped develop the formula for the cold medicine Contac, died Dec. 17 in Norris-town, Pa. Since SmithKline Beecham put Contac on the market in 1961, more than 11 billion Contac capsules and caplets have been sold, making it one of the world’s largest-selling cold remedies.
Actor Alan Hale Jr., 71, who played the gregarious skipper on the 1960s television series Gilligan’s Island, died Jan. 2 in Los Angeles after a year-long bout with cancer. “I never met anyone who didn’t love him,” said co-star Bob Denver, who played Gilligan. “He was the consummate professional.” Hale, the son of character actor Alan Hale Sr. and actress Greta Hartman, was an accomplished sailor offscreen. Fittingly, his family planned to have his ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean off Los Angeles.
Lilly Daché”, 97, a high-fashion milliner, died Dec. 31 in Louveciennes, France. Her New York City salon, which opened in the 1920s, provided chic headgear for such Hollywood stars as Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich and Audrey Hepburn. When Daché retired in 1968, Loretta Young bought her last 30 hats.
Baywatch’s David Hasselhoff, 37, and actress Pamela Bach (below), 27, expect their first child in June. They married in Hollywood on Dec. 9. Hasselhoffs rep says, “It was not a shotgun wedding. They wanted her to get pregnant—David has been wanting a baby forever.” The couple spent part of their honeymoon in West Germany, where Hasselhoff (singing in English) is a recording star. He sang his No. 1 single, “Looking for Freedom,” at the Berlin Wall on New Year’s Eve.