June 04, 2001 12:00 PM


U2’s lead singer, Bono, 41, became a father for the fourth time when his wife, Ali, 40, gave birth to a son, unnamed at press time, on May 21 in Dublin. The baby joins sisters Jordan, 12, and Eve, 8, and brother Elijah, almost 2….

Musician Darius Rucker, 35, of Hootie & the Blowfish, and his wife, Beth, 33, an Internet executive, had their first child, daughter Daniella Rose, on May 16 in Charleston, S.C.


Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presented former President Gerald R. Ford, 87, with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on May 21 in Boston, citing the pardon he issued to his predecessor Richard Nixon in 1974. Ford, whose action, some believe, cost him his chance for reelection, said he issued the pardon to “heal the wounds” of “Watergate and Vietnam.


Actress Jane Fonda, 63, was granted a divorce on May 22 in Atlanta from her third husband, media mogul Ted Turner, 62. The couple had been married nearly ten years.


Pop singer Celine Dion, 33, will resume performing in 2003 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dion, who left the concert stage last year to have her first child, René-Charles, will perform 200 shows a year for at least three years.


Actor Eddie Cibrian, 27, of NBC’s Third Watch, wed model Brandi Glanville, 28, on May 12 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. It is the first marriage for both.


Smoky-voiced cabaret singer Susannah McCorkle, 55, considered one of the finest interpreters of lyrics in the world of jazz, died on May 19 in New York City of an apparent suicide. Police say McCorkle jumped from her 17th-floor Manhattan apartment. McCorkle, according to her publicist Bryan Utman, suffered from severe depression….

Gwen Bagni Dubov, an award-winning writer of radio, TV and movie scripts who co-authored the pilot for TV’s The Mod Squad, died on May 13 in Glen-dale, Calif. , after a brief illness. She was 88.

Legal Matters

On May 16 in Austin, Texas, Jenna Bush, 19, daughter of the President, pleaded no contest to a charge of underage drinking. She was ordered to pay court costs of $51.25, attend alcohol-awareness classes and provide eight hours of community service.


On May 21 a New York State judge sided with Donna Hanover, 51, wife of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 57, and barred the mayor’s girlfriend Judi Nathan, 46, from Gracie Mansion, the city’s official mayoral residence (PEOPLE, May 28, 2001). State supreme court Justice Judith Gische ruled Nathan could not enter the Upper East Side living quarters or its grounds while the Giuliani children, Andrew, 15, and Caroline, 11, remain in residence. “There is no public or governmental interest served by having [her] at the mansion,” wrote Gische. Yet the judge, saying that a meeting with Nathan was “inevitable,” also threatened to send the feuding couple, who were married in April 1984, and their children to family counseling if they fail to agree within 30 days on a plan to introduce the kids to Nathan….

On May 16 a jury in West Palm Beach, Fla. , found 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting last May of his middle school English teacher Barry Grunow, 35 (PEOPLE, May 7, 2001). Brazill is to be sentenced on June 29—as an adult, although he was 13 at the time of the killing—and faces a minimum 25-year prison term.

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