By Veronica Byrd
August 06, 2001 12:00 PM


Actress Jennifer Grey (Bounce), 41, married screenwriter Clark Gregg (What Lies Beneath), 39, July 21 on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. They are expecting their first child in December.


Actors Meg Ryan, 39, and Dennis Quaid, 47, reached a divorce agreement, which included joint custody of their son Jack, 9, on May 31 in L.A. Neither Ryan nor Quaid will seek spousal support; additionally, they will share ownership of their 2000 Jeep Cherokee.


Screen legend Katharine Hepburn, 94, was admitted July 18 to Hartford Hospital in Connecticut for a urinary-tract infection. The four-time Oscar-winning actress, who lives in nearby Old Saybrook, has suffered in the past from arthritis and Parkinson’s disease….

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 83, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and has begun a seven-week regimen of radiation therapy in Johannesburg on July 24. “It’s a very early case of cancer of the prostate, and he should be cured,” said his urologist Dr. Louis Gecelter. Mandela was president from 1994 to 1999.


Model Niki Taylor, 26, returned home to Davie, Fla., on July 17 after being released for a second time from Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Taylor suffered severe injuries in an April 29 car accident and was readmitted July 6 to have fluid drained from around her liver.


American soccer champion Mia Hamm, 29, and her husband, Christiaan Corry, 28, a Marine helicopter pilot, have filed for divorce after six years of marriage.

Legal Matters

Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines, 26, Emily Robinson, 28, and Martie Seidel, 31, were hit with a lawsuit July 17 by Sony Music Entertainment in New York City that charges the Grammy-winning pop-country trio with making “sham” claims about being underpaid in order to break their 1997 record contract. The suit seeks an injunction to prevent them from recording with another label. Reps for the group had no comment.


Folk singer Mimi Fariña, 56, sister of Joan Baez and the founder of Bread & Roses, an organization that produced 500 shows a year for senior centers, prisons and homeless shelters, died July 18 at home in Mill Valley, Calif., of cancer.


Ira Einhorn, 61, the self-styled guru who fled the U.S. after being charged with the 1977 murder of his girlfriend Holly Maddux (PEOPLE, March 8, 1999), was extradited from Paris to Philadelphia on July 20. In 1993 Einhorn was convicted in absentia by a Philadelphia court, but judges in France—which does not recognize such trials—refused to extradite him after he was captured there in 1997. A new Pennsylvania law granting Einhorn a new trial and a guarantee that he would not face the death penalty cleared the way….

Robert Wendland, 49, a salesman who suffered severe brain injuries in a 1993 car accident (People, June 4, 2001),died July 17 of pneumonia in Lodi, Calif. Wendland had been kept alive by a feeding tube that his wife, Rose, wanted to remove. His mother, Florence, objected. The court has yet to rule on the case.