Actor Greg Kinnear, 35, to former model Helen Labdon, 29, May 1, in Sussex, England. It’s the first marriage for both…. Actor Don Johnson, 49, to schoolteacher Kelley Phleger, 30, April 29, in San Francisco. Among the 85 guests were actor Kevin Costner and best man Robert Wagner. This is Johnson’s fifth marriage (including two attempts with actress Melanie Griffith) and Phleger’s first. Johnson has a son, Jesse, 16, from an earlier relationship with actress Patti D’Arbanville, and a daughter, Dakota, 9, with Griffith.
Stopping in the name of no love, Supreme diva Diana Ross, 55, and her husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess, 59, announced April 30 that they are divorcing after 13 years of marriage. No reason for the split was given, but according to a statement, the couple ”will remain great friends.” They have two sons, Ross, 11, and Evan, 10; the singer also has three daughters from previous relationships.
Well-preserved crooner Tony Orlando, 55, filed a breach of contract suit against similarly high-gloss colleague Wayne Newton, 57, April 28, in Kansas City, Mo. The suit is the culmination of an acrimonious split between the two ex-friends that began last December when Newton, according to court papers, locked Orlando out of the Branson, Mo., theater they used jointly for their performances. Orlando also accuses Newton of breaking verbal agreements, misrepresenting the financial condition of the theater, and illegal wiretapping. Newton was unavailable for comment.
Rakish British actor Oliver Reed, 61, of apparent heart failure, May 2, in Malta. At the time of his death, he was on location for the Ridley Scott-directed Gladiator. (A DreamWorks rep says, ”We are all shocked and saddened…and are examining our options as far as the production is concerned.”) The nephew of director Carol Reed, the burly hell-raiser had memorable roles in such features as his uncle’s 1968 Best Picture-winning Oliver!, 1969’s Women in Love, and 1973’s The Three Musketeers…. Author Roderick Thorp, 62, of a heart attack, April 28, in Oxnard, Calif. The police detective-turned-suspense novelist wrote the best-sellers The Detective (1966) and Nothing Lasts Forever (1979), both of which were made into movies, the latter as 1988’s Die Hard…. Western star Rory Calhoun, 76, April 28, in Burbank, Calif. Calhoun, who was being treated for diabetes and emphysema, was best known for playing the heroic and handsome Big Bill Longley on CBS’ The Texan from 1958 to 1960. He was last seen in 1992’s Pure Country…. Veteran character actor Bert Remsen, 74, of heart failure, April 22, in Van Nuys, Calif. Remsen’s credits include 1959’s Pork Chop Hill and such Robert Altman films as 1970’s Brewster McCloud and 1974’s Thieves Like Us. His last role was in this year’s Forces of Nature.