December 02, 2002 12:00 PM


Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner, 32, and screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis, 35, announced that they plan to wed. Wagner, whose mother is the late Natalie Wood and whose stepfather is actor Robert Wagner, met DeVincentis on the set of High Fidelity, which he cowrote and in which she starred. It will be the first marriage for both.

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On Oct. 30 in L.A., actor Corey Feldman (Stand by Me), 31, wed college student Susie Sprague, 20. Former rap star and ordained minister M.C. Hammer performed the ceremony, which was taped for an episode of The Surreal Life, an upcoming reality show on The WB. It’s the second marriage for Feldman, the first for Sprague.


Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies, 58, was admitted to a hospital in western Croatia last week with a broken arm and minor head injuries after a stage wall fell on him during filming of the action flick La Femme Musketeer. Rhys-Davies, who plays the dwarf Gimli in the Lord of the Rings movies, is expected to return to work soon….

Monaco’s Prince Rainier, 79, was admitted to a local hospital on Nov. 16 with a respiratory infection. A palace statement said that Rainier, who has ruled the tiny principality since 1949, will soon be released.


Singer Taylor Hanson, 19, the middle brother in the Oklahoma-based pop trio Hanson, and his wife, Natalie, 18, welcomed their first child, son Jordan Ezra, on Oct. 31 in Tulsa.


A yearlong police investigation in L.A. led to the arrests of actors Paul Reubens, 50, and Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), 56, on child pornography charges. Reubens, best known for playing Pee-Wee Herman, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possessing child pornography on Nov. 15. His lawyer called the allegation “untrue.” Reubens, who pleaded no contest to indecent-exposure charges in 1991, could face up to a year in jail. A day earlier, Jones was charged with a felony for allegedly hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos. A rep for Jones, who faces up to three years in prison, had no comment. Police say the two actors are acquaintances. Both were released on $20,000 bail.


On Nov. 14, the Fort Lauderdale-based Psychic Readers Network, which used to run Miss Cleo‘s psychic hot line, agreed to cancel $500 million in customer bills to settle federal charges that the service used deceptive advertising techniques and billing tactics (PEOPLE, July 15, 2002). Miss Cleo no longer works for the network, which also paid a $5 million fine.


Israeli diplomat Abba Eban, 87, who persuaded the U.N. to support the establishment of a Jewish state in the late 1940s, died of undisclosed causes on Nov. 17 near Tel Aviv. Recognized internationally as a brilliant orator, the Cambridge-educated Eban served as an ambassador as well as a member of the Israeli parliament.

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