Olivia Abel
September 17, 2001 12:00 PM


Actor Christopher Titus Titus, 36, and his wife, Erin, 37, welcomed their first child, daughter Kennie Marie, on Aug. 25 in L.A….

Chuck Norris (Walker, Texas Ranger), 61, and his wife, Gena, 38, had twins—son Dakota Alan and daughter Danilee Kelley—in L.A. on Aug. 30.


George Rivas, 31, who killed Irving, Texas, police officer Aubrey Hawkins during a Christmas Eve robbery (People, Feb. 5,2001), was convicted of capital murder in Dallas on Aug. 21 and sentenced to death on Aug. 29. Rivas was one of seven convicts who eluded capture for six weeks after escaping from a Texas prison in December.


On Aug. 28 American Pie 2 star Natasha Lyonne, 22, was charged with drunk driving in Miami Beach. According to the arresting officer, she said, “I’m a movie star. Can I talk to my entertainment lawyer?”…

Rodney King, 36, the victim of a 1991 beating by L.A. police, was arrested in Claremont, Calif., on Aug. 28 for being under the influence of PCP.


Comedian Bob Hope, 98, was admitted on Aug. 26 to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., where he is being treated for pneumonia. “Mr. Hope remains in stable condition,” said his physician.

In the Running

Former Attorney General Janet Reno, 63, announced on Sept. 4 that she will seek the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida, currently Jeb Bush’s job, in the 2002 election.


On Aug. 31 in Dallas, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, 58, and her husband, attorney Ray Hutchison, 69, announced they had adopted a female infant, Kathryn Bailey.


Quotable film critic Pauline Kael, 82, whose provocative, insightful reviews for The New Yorker made her one of the 20th century’s most influential critics, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on Sept. 3 at her home in Great Barrington, Mass.


On Aug. 30 in New York City, MTV’s Carson Daly, 28, filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Motorola. Daly, who is seeking $1 million, claims the company backed out of its January agreement to have the star promote their products. A Motorola rep says such a contract never existed.

I Do

Taking her fourth trip down the aisle, actress Geena Davis, 45, wed surgeon Reza Jarrahy, 30, on Sept. 1 in Wainscott, N.Y….

Actor Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and actress Tressa diFiglia, both 30, wed Sept. 1 in Carlsbad, Calif.

Quitting Time

The final original episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired Aug. 31 on PBS. After 33 years, Fred Rogers, 73, the soft-spoken creator and star of the children’s classic, hung up his trademark cardigan for good….

Rep. Gary Condit’s two children, Cadee, 25, and Chad, 34, resigned from their jobs with California Gov. Gray Davis on Aug. 28, after Davis criticized Condit’s evasiveness in answering questions about missing intern Chandra Levy.

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