PASSAGES: Yankees Win to Play Marlins
WON: Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, 37, threw the ball, New York Yankee Aaron Boone, 30, hit it into the stands. And, with that, Game 7 of the American League playoffs between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox ended in the 11th inning with the Yankees taking the pennant. Final score in Yankee Stadium Thursday night: 6-5, an amazing late-game comeback against New York’s century-old rival. And the kind of stuff baseball legends are made of. Saturday night, the Yanks face National League champs the Florida Marlins, their rivals in Game 1 of the World Series.
HOSPITALIZED: Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer Wyclef Jean, 31, was hospitalized on Wednesday, in Miami, Florida, suffering from dehydration and exhaustion as a result of food poisoning, according to the Associated Press. Jean’s spokesperson said that the star is expected to be hospitalized through the weekend. “Apparently, he was on his way back from his promotional tour in Europe and got food poisoning. It just seemed to snowball into something that made him very sick and put him in the hospital. The doctor is recommending that he slow down a bit,” said the rep, according to the AP.
OUSTED: Michelle Tesauro, 22, a student from Pittstown, N.J., was voted out of the once-dominant Drake tribe in a six-to-one decision on Thursday night’s “Survivor: Pearl Island,” on CBS. Shortly after her torch was extinguished, Tesauro remarked, “Regardless of all the politics, I wish I could’ve been here longer, just had more time to kick some butt and really get into the game.”
GRANTED: A judge has ordered that the trial of former NBA star Jayson Williams, 35, be moved out of Hunterdon County because of extensive publicity about the case, reports the AP. Williams is charged with shooting limo driver Costas Christofi while handling a shotgun at his mansion in Alexandria Township, N.J., on Feb. 14, 2002. ADDED: “The Bob Newhart Show” veteran Suzanne Pleshette, 66, will join James Garner in “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” when the sitcom returns in an hour-long special to air on ABC Nov. 4, reports Reuters. She will play the Garner character’s estranged wife, helping him and the rest of the family deal with the death of their son-in-law, who was played by John Ritter. Ritter, 54, died Sept. 11 of a heart defect, and his death is being worked into the sitcom’s storyline.