April 21, 1997 12:00 PM

Liam Gallagher, 24, and actress Patsy Kensit, 29, were married April 7 in London. It was the first marriage for the lead singer of the rock group Oasis and the third for Kensit, who has a son James, 4, with husband No. 2, Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr.

Actor-director Paul Michael Glaser, 54, and his wife, film exec Tracy Barone, 34, are expecting their first child in October. Glaser’s first wife, Elizabeth, died of AIDS, contracted from a blood transfusion, in 1994. Their daughter Ariel died of the disease in 1988, and their son Jake, 12, is HIV positive….

Melrose Place’s Heather Locklear, 35, told syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith on April 8 that she is three months pregnant. This will be the first child for the actress and her husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, 37.

Jordan’s King Hussein, 61, was reported in good condition after undergoing surgery April 5 in Rochester, Minn., to remove a benign tumor in his prostate….

Country singer Eddie Rabbitt, 52, is undergoing radiation therapy at a Nashville hospital to treat a malignant tumor on his lung. Rabbitt’s co-manager says he is responding well and is scheduled to undergo surgery next month to remove the tumor….

Beach Boy Carl Wilson, 50, is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy in Los Angeles to treat brain and lung cancer. According to his publicist the cancer was caught early, and his doctors expect him to be ready for the May launch of the Beach Boys’ summer tour.


Out and about: Ellen DeGeneres, 39, whose title character on the ABC sitcom Ellen will acknowledge she’s gay on the show’s April 30 episode, said in an interview appearing in the April 14 issue of TIME magazine that she too is a lesbian.

Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, 84, who, in his 23 years as the football team’s majority owner, turned it into a three-time Super Bowl champion, died April 6 after suffering a heart attack at his Washington home. A self-made millionaire, Cooke started out selling encyclopedias door-to-door in his native Hamilton, Ont., during the Depression and by age 31 had amassed a media empire consisting of radio stations, newspapers and magazines. A onetime owner of basketball’s L.A. Lakers and hockey’s L.A. Kings, he bought New York City’s Chrysler Building in 1979….

Godzilla creator Tomoyuki Tanaka, 86, who produced 22 films starring the mighty reptile, beginning with 1954’s Godzilla, King of the Monsters, died of a stroke April 2 in Tokyo….

Singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, 49, whose hits included “Wedding Bell Blues” by the Fifth Dimension and “Stoney End” by Barbra Streisand, died of ovarian cancer on April 8 in Danbury, Conn. A ’60s contemporary of Joni Mitchell’s, the Bronx native got one of her first big breaks in 1966 when Peter, Paul and Mary recorded her song “And When I Die.” She went on to record 11 albums.

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