Actor Richard Jaeckel, 70, who played Sergeant Bowren in The Dirty Dozen (1967), died on June 14 of cancer in Woodland Hills, Calif. Jaeckel was nominated for best supporting actor in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)….
Magda Gabor, 79, a jewelry boutique owner and eldest sister of Hungarian actresses Zsa Zsa and the late Eva Gabor, died on June 6 of kidney failure in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Gabor shared the family propensity for marriage and wed six times.
Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley, 38, filed for divorce from his wife, makeup artist Beata Dziaba, 36, on June 13 in Los Angeles. The couple, who have no children, separated in 1995.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, 27, was released from a hospital in the Canary Islands on June 15 after being treated for what hospital officials initially described as a drug overdose. When she returned to work last week, Campbell denied the report. “I was taking antibiotics, and I had taken a glass of champagne, which I should not have done,” Campbell told Entertainment Tonight. Nor, she maintained, had she been arguing with her Spanish boyfriend, flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes, 28. “He doesn’t speak English, and I don’t speak Spanish,” said Campbell. “It’s impossible for us to fight.”
The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office in Minneapolis has concluded that the newborn son of The Artist (formerly known as Prince), 39, and his wife, Mayte Garcia-Nelson, 23, died of natural causes on Oct. 23 when he was 7 days old. The child was born with a life-threatening skeletal abnormality. An investigation was launched after two of the singer’s employees contacted authorities about the child’s death….
Police in Wiltshire, England, are considering whether to press charges against Camilla Parker Bowles, 49, the longtime love of Prince Charles, for fleeing the scene of a car accident. Parker Bowles was en route to the prince’s High-grove estate on June 11 when she collided head-on with a car driven by interior designer Carolyn Melville-Smith, 53. Parker Bowles claimed she was instructed by royal security guards to leave any accident and seek protection….
Alex Kelly, 30, who spent eight years as a fugitive in Europe after being accused of raping two teenage girls within a five-day period in 1986, was convicted on June 12 in Stamford, Conn., of raping one of them—a 16-year-old girl he had driven home from a party 11 years ago. A date for his second trial has not yet been set.
Two paparazzi whose stakeout of Arnold Schwarzenegger, 49, and wife Maria Shriver, 41, led to a crash that briefly trapped the couple in their car were charged with false imprisonment on June 9 in Santa Monica. Prosecutors say photographers Giles Harrison, 29, and Andrew O’Brien, 31, boxed in the couple’s car while they were driving their son Patrick, 3, to school in Santa Monica on May 1. O’Brien also faces battery charges for allegedly shoving two people who tried to help them….
Rappers Anthony Criss, 26, and Vincent Brown, 26, both members of the rap group Naughty by Nature, were charged with illegal possession of a weapon and reckless driving on June 12 in New York City. Criss and Brown were among six men arrested after police pulled over two cars and found a semiautomatic pistol in each vehicle.