By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated March 04, 2002 11:00 AM
Advertisement

PRODUCED: Actress Anne Heche gave birth Saturday to a baby boy, Homer Heche Laffoon, according to the Associated Press. The baby weighed 7 lbs., and he and Heche are “absolutely fine,” her publicist told the news service. Heche married the baby’s father, cameraman Coleman Laffoon, in September. . . SPLIT: Best supporting actress Oscar winner (for 1960’s “Elmer Gantry”) Shirley Jones, 67, best known for being the matriarch of TV’s “The Partridge Family,” has filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, comedian Marty Ingels, 66, reports the Associated Press. She cited irreconcilable differences in her petition, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court . . . RATED: “Survivor: Marquesas,” CBS’s fourth edition of its reality series, premiered Thursday to an estimated 23.2 million viewers, slightly below the debut for the third installment in October, according to Nielsen Media Research. The program lost to “Friends” (27.5 million viewers) in its first half-hour, but beat the premiere of NBC’s heavily promoted new post-“Friends” show, “Leap of Faith,” which, with 20.8 million viewers, lost a still-respectable 25 percent of its “Friends” lead-in audience. CBS will repeat the first episode of “Survivor” this Wednesday . . . QUESTIONED: Alexander Murdoch MacLeod, Limp Bizkit’s tour manager and the first associate of the band to appear at an inquest into a Jan. 2001 concert fatality that occurred in Sydney, Australia, has testified that security guards and medical personnel were poorly trained — and insufficient for the number of people in the mosh pit, reports the Los Angeles Times. Caught in the crowd crush was 15-year-old Jessica Michalik., who died five days after the concert. The case, in which two band members will give evidence, was adjourned until June 6.