PASSAGES: Wolf's Bachelor Days Numbered
ENGAGED: Former “Party of Five” costar Scott Wolf, 35, is becoming a Party of Two next spring with ex-“Real World New Orleans” cast member Kelley Limp, 26. “Everybody is over the moon,” Wolf tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
DECIDED: Last month in Los Angeles, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” host and former Superman Dean Cain, 36, was granted joint custody of his son Christopher (who will turn 3 on June 11) with his ex-girlfriend, Spanish model Samantha Torres Waldron, 30, PEOPLE reports. Cain filed for custody in December 2001, but Torres claimed he was an unfit father. (Cain’s lawyer had no comment about these allegations.) The couple split before their son was born.
BARRED: Singer Ike Turner, 71, was prevented from entering Japan last week because of a 1990 cocaine conviction in America, reports Launch.com. After reportedly being questioned for five hours at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, the ex-husband of Tina Turner was refused entry by immigration officials, who revoked his work visa. Turner was to headline the 2003 Japan Blues Carnival, and his band continued without him.
BURIED: On May 27 the remains of Chandra Levy — the 24-year-old congressional intern whose body was found in a Washington, D.C., park in May 2002, a year after she mysteriously disappeared — were laid to rest during a small ceremony in her hometown of Modesto, Calif. Levy’s remains were only recently returned to her family.
DIED: Sloan Wilson, 83, the author of the 1955 bestseller “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit,” died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease on May 25 in Colonial Beach, Va. The book, one of Wilson’s 15 novels, was made into a 1956 film starring Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones and addressed the frustrations of the suburban American male. … Lionel Wilson, 79, the voice of Tom Terrific, Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog, Crabby Appleton and all the other characters of the 1957-59 “Tom Terrific” cartoons on the “Captain Kangaroo” TV show, died on April 30 in Manhattan. The cause was pneumonia, his longtime agent, Richard Seff, told The New York Times, which also notes that the Brooklyn-born Wilson (born Salzer) also wrote children’s books and at the time of his death had just finished his memoirs, titled “… and Also in the Cast.”