BIRTHS A 9-pound 8-ounce boy, to Maria Shriver, 41, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50, Sept. 27, in L.A. The baby, unnamed at press time, joins Katherine, 7, Christina, 6, and Patrick, 4.
SPLITS Citing irreconcilable differences, Oscar-winning producer Wendy Finerman (Forrest Gump), 36, filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, ex-Columbia TriStar chief Mark Canton, 48, Sept. 19, in L.A. Finerman is seeking custody of their three children … Wilbur Rimes, 44, and wife Belinda, 44, parents and comanagers of country wunderkind LeAnn Rimes, 15, announced they were separating after 27 years of marriage. The Rimes did not specify how the split will affect the singer’s management. A spokesman for Rimes said, ”LeAnn loves her mom and dad and supports them.”
RECOVERING Author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), 62, from a stroke on Sept. 25. Kesey was admitted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Ore., after he awoke and found his right arm paralyzed. A hospital spokesman says he’s in fair condition … Actor Dudley Moore, 62, from open-heart surgery on Sept. 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. According to his spokeswoman, Moore will be released soon … Director Steven Spielberg, 49, from a shoulder sprain received when a car carrying him and wife Kate Capshaw, 43, collided with another car, Sept. 23, in L.A. Spielberg was treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Capshaw and their driver were unhurt.
DEATHS Pop-art legend Roy Lichtenstein, 73, of complications from pneumonia, Sept. 29 in New York City. A pioneer in the American art scene in the ’60s, Lichtenstein’s draftsmanlike style ran counter to the spontaneous works of the abstract expressionists. His signature pieces were colorful, ironic, and inspired by consumer imagery, especially comic books. In 1996, Lichtenstein designed the logo for DreamWorks Records as a favor to friends David Geffen and Mo Ostin … Filmmaker Shirley Clarke, 77, of undisclosed causes, Sept. 23, in Boston. One of America’s original independent filmmakers, Clarke won a Best Feature Documentary Oscar in 1963 for Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel With the World … Singer Georges Guétary, 82, of a heart attack, Sept. 13, in Mougins, France. Hugely popular in his native France, Guétary costarred with Gene Kelly in 1951’s An American in Paris.