By Olivia Abel
November 15, 2004 12:00 PM


Chris Pontius, who starred on the MTV series Jackass, wed his girlfriend of two years, Claire Nolan, Oct. 29 in Malibu. It is the first marriage for both.


Musician Stephen Stills, 59, of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his wife, Kristen, 38, welcomed their second son, Oliver Ragland, Oct. 25 in L.A. Brother Henry is 8.


Actor Joseph Lawrence, 28, better known as Joey when he starred on TV’s Blossom in the ’90s, recently filed for divorce from his wife of two years, TV producer Michelle Lawrence, 29, in L.A. The couple have no children.


Actor Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent), 35, recently proposed to theater director Erica Schmidt, 28. She said yes, but the couple have not yet announced any wedding plans.


FOX News Channel commentator Bill O’Reilly, 55, and Andrea Mackris, 33, a former producer for The O’Reilly Factor, settled their dueling lawsuits Oct. 28 in Manhattan. Last month Mackris sued O’Reilly for sexual harassment hours after he filed a preemptive suit claiming she was attempting to extort $60 million from him and the network (PEOPLE, Nov. 1). Details of the settlement are confidential. O’Reilly told his viewers: “This brutal ordeal is now officially over, and I will never speak of it again.” Mackris could not be reached for comment…. Actor Jeffrey Jones, 58, was sued Oct. 25 in L.A. by a 19-year-old, who claims Jones sexually abused him in 1999 and 2000. In 2002, Jones pleaded no contest to charges of paying the same teen to pose for sexually explicit photos (PEOPLE, Dec. 2, 2002). A rep for Jones had no comment.


Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn (The Larry Sanders Show), 73, was acquitted of drunk-driving charges by a Manhattan jury Oct. 28. Torn was arrested in January after crashing his car into a taxi. “This is one of the greatest events of my life,” said Torn after the verdict. “I love New York.”…On the same day in L.A., former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, 52, pleaded no contest to drunk-driving charges stemming from a June arrest. A rep for Hasselhoff had no comment.


Comedian Vaughn Meader, 68, best known for his impression of President John F. Kennedy, died at his home in Auburn, Maine, Oct. 29. He had been suffering from chronic emphysema and pulmonary disease. In 1962 Meader shot to fame with the Grammy-winning comedy album The First Family, which, at the time, was one of the fastest-selling records in history.