By Ivory Jeff Clinton
November 09, 2009 12:00 PM


Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss, 27, wed Saturday Night Live funnyman Fred Armisen, 42, in Long Island City, N.Y., Oct. 25. They became engaged in January.


On Oct. 21 a surprise mistrial was declared in a Bahamian court in the extortion case involving John Travolta, 55, wife Kelly Preston, 47, and his late son Jett, who died at 16 from a seizure during a family vacation in January. The judge said she was reluctantly ordering a new trial after a local politician announced that former Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater—one of the defendants accused of trying to blackmail the actor—had been acquitted before the jurors had returned with their verdict. Bridgewater and ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne allegedly threatened to release a document concerning Jett’s treatment. It remains unclear when, if ever, the case will be retried. “This came out of the clear blue,” said Travolta’s attorney, expressing his disappointment. “This was so weird.” • Rapper Kanye West (inset), 32, and his road manager Don Crawley were ordered to complete 50 hours of community service in L.A. Oct. 23 for their September 2008 altercation with photographers. West’s attorney said he would volunteer with the American Red Cross to get the charges dismissed.


Gone Baby Gone and The Office actress Amy Ryan, 39, and her fiancé, comedy writer Eric Slovin, 42, welcomed their first baby, daughter Georgia Gracie, in New York City Oct. 15.


The 18-year-old woman discovered in Manhattan’s Times Square suffering from apparent amnesia was identified Oct. 25 as Kacie Aleece Peterson of Hansville, Wash. A CNN viewer recognized the teen, shown outside a youth shelter, during a report and called police. Kacie’s father, who had reported her missing on Oct. 1, was then contacted by authorities and was reported to be traveling to New York City to take her home. Family members said Kacie had been living with a friend of her late mother’s while attending high school and had disappeared on previous occasions and been found with memory loss.


Theater composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, 61, announced Oct. 25 that he is battling prostate cancer “in its very early stages.” His rep said, “Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year.”


Legendary comic and actor Soupy Sales, 83, who immortalized the pie-in-the-face gag during his 1950s and ’60s shows, died in the Bronx, Oct. 22 after battling multiple health problems. Born Milton Supman in Franklinton, N.C., the star of The Soupy Sales Show pied such Hollywood luminaries as Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis and Frank Sinatra on his program. Sales estimated that he had been hit with at least 20,000 pies and made more than 5,000 live TV appearances. “You can use whipped cream, egg whites or shaving cream, but shaving cream is much better because it doesn’t spoil,” Sales explained in his 2001 memoir Soupy Sez! My Zany Life and Times. “And no tin plates.”