May 11, 1998 12:00 PM


Bygone Dynasty dish Emma Samms, 37, and her husband, Dr. John Holloway, 39, welcomed their second child, Beatrice, on March 30 in Bristol, England. Son Cameron is 1½.


Former Northern Exposure star Rob Morrow, 35, announced on April 21 that he will marry actress Debbon Ayer in October….

Also waiting to exchange vows are Waiting to Exhale’s Lela Rochon, 34, and The Replacement Killers director Antoine Fuqua, 32. On April 21 they announced plans to wed, but not a date.


The politically conservative Young America’s Foundation bought Rancho del Cielo, the 688-acre California mountaintop retreat of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, on April 21, after the property had lingered on the market for almost two years. The sale price was not disclosed, but the ranch was rarely shown after it went on the market for $5.95 million.


Tony-winning playwright and Hollywood producer Neil Simon, 70, filed for divorce—again—from fortysomething wife Diane on April 22 in L.A., citing irreconcilable differences. The couple, who met at the Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus where she was dispensing perfume freebies, married in 1987, divorced in 1988, remarried in 1990 and almost split again in the early ’90s but reconciled. Daughter Bryn is 14….

Former Olympic speed-skater Dan Jansen, 32, and wife Robin, 39, were divorced on April 21 in Milwaukee after eight years of marriage. The couple agreed to joint custody of daughters Jane, 4, and Olivia, 2.


A thief absconded with about two dozen rare baseball cards belonging to actor Charlie Sheen, 32, on April 23 in New York City. The cards, on loan from the Major League and Eight Men Out star and valued at $170,000, were housed in a display case at the Official All Star Cafe, a sports-themed restaurant in Times Square, which is offering a sizable but unspecified reward for their return.


In ceremonies on April 27 in the Pentagon, the Navy named its newest Seawolf nuclear sub the USS Jimmy Carter. The 39th U.S. president, 73, is the only ex-submariner to surface in the Oval Office.


Hispanic superstar Eloy Bernal, a pioneering figure in accordion-driven conjunto music, died on April 22 in Corpus Christi, Texas, when the bus he was driving overturned in a ditch. He was 61….

Makeup maestro and hairstylist George Masters, 62, who powderpuffed the fairest countenances of filmdom, died of undisclosed causes on March 6 in Los Angeles. Masters presided over many discreetly unsung Hollywood makeovers (Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall), but the one that transformed Dustin Hoffman into Dorothy Michaels for Tootsie was his celebrated puss de résistance.


Arnelle Simpson, 29, O.J.’s elder daughter, plowed her Saab convertible into a Beverly Hills apartment building on April 24 and suffered a mild concussion. Police arrested her for driving under the influence.

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