July 16, 2001 12:00 PM


Actress Uma Thurman, 31, and her husband, fellow thespian Ethan Hawke, 30, are anticipating their second child in January. The couple have a daughter, Maya Ray, 3.


Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher, 28, and his girlfriend Nicole Appleton, 26, a former member of the all-girl band All Saints, had a son, Gene, on July 2 in London. Gallagher has a son, Lennon, 1, with his ex-wife, actress Patsy Kensit.


Tony Gwynn, 41, an eight-time National League batting champion and member of the 3,000-hit club with 3,124, announced June 28 he will retire at the end of this season, his 20th with the San Diego Padres.


Four-time Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, 64, who recorded 27 albums and CDs, died in San Francisco June 30 of heart failure after a long bout with emphysema….

Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill, a composer, arranger and one of the founding fathers of Afro-Cuban jazz, died in Manhattan on June 27 of respiratory failure. He was 79….

Sultry French actress Corinne Calvet, 76, died June 23 of a cerebral hemorrhage at UCLA Medical Center. She costarred with James Cagney in the 1952 drama What Price Glory? and in 1951’s Sailor Beware with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis….

British actress Joan Sims died June 27 from cardiac arrest in London. Sims, 71, starred in more than two dozen Carry On films and most recently appeared opposite Dame Judi Dench in the TV movie The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.

Rap Sheet

A Pontiac, Mich., judge sentenced Grammy-winning rapper Eminem, 28, to one year of probation June 28 for carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a weapon during a dispute last June with an associate of a rival rap group. Eminem pleaded no contest in April. In other Eminem news, another Michigan judge refused on June 20 to reconsider an $11 million lawsuit the singer settled with his mother, Debbie Mathers-Nelson, 46, in May. Mathers-Nelson, who claimed her son defamed her in songs and interviews, settled for $25,000 but says she acted under pressure.

Legal Matters

Actor Martin Sheen, 60, who plays the U.S. President on NBC’s The West Wing, pleaded guilty on June 27 to trespassing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California last October during a protest against federal plans for a missile-defense system. He was sentenced to three years’ probation….

A Newark, N.J., judge ruled June 22 that blue-collar rocker Bruce Springsteen, 51, has sole rights to Before the Fame, a collection of nearly two dozen songs he recorded in 1973 before signing with Columbia Records. Springsteen had sued Pony Express Records to regain ownership of the recordings. The judge ordered the record company to stop distribution of the album and to destroy all copies.


On July 2 a London jury found Barry George, 41, guilty of gunning down Jill Dando, 37, host of Crimewatch, a monthly crime-solver’s report on the BBC (PEOPLE, May 10, 1999), as she entered her West London home on April 26, 1999. The unemployed George, whose motive remains unclear, was sentenced to life in prison.

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