BIRTHS It’s girl No. 3 for erstwhile action hero Sylvester Stallone, 55, and model wife Jennifer Flavin, 33, who welcomed 7-pound 8-ounce Scarlet Rose, May 25. The actor also has two grown sons from a previous marriage…. Meeting on the Very Bad Things set begot good things for Jeanne Tripplehorn, 38, and actor hubby Leland Orser, 41, who greeted their first child, 7-pound 8-ounce boy August Tripplehorn Orser, May 11.
WEDDINGS Supermodel Claudia Schiffer, 31, wed British film producer Matthew Vaughn (Snatch), 31, May 25 in Shimplingthorne, England. It’s the first marriage for both.
AILING Witchblade beauty Yancy Butler, 31, recently checked into a California clinic for ”alcohol treatment,” said producers of her TNT hit, which halted production. It’s expected to resume within ”a few weeks.”
ACCIDENTS On May 22, Alien Ant Farm’s bus hit a parked truck on a highway in rural Spain, killing the 26-year-old British driver (whose name has not been released). Singer Dryden Mitchell, 25, fractured a vertebra; guitarist Terry Corso, 30, broke an ankle; and security chief David Zajic suffered multiple skull and facial fractures. Two other band members and five other crew also were hurt. At press time, Zajic and Mitchell remained hospitalized. The group has stopped touring indefinitely.
DEALS On May 28, NBC said NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, 62, will stay through the 2004 elections, then pass the torch to MSNBC and CNBC’s Brian Williams, 43. After that, Brokaw will host specials. Williams will immediately take a larger role covering news events. Salary terms weren’t disclosed.
COURTS A *&@# lawsuit! On May 28, T-Shirt Hell Inc. sued Ozzy Osbourne, 54, wife Sharon, 50, and others allegedly involved in selling goods reading ”*&@# my family! I’m moving in with…The Osbourne Family.” The company, which says it sold similar T-shirts earlier this year, claims it coined the phrase and seeks at least $15 million in damages. Osbourne reps could not be reached…. More money, more problems. On May 24, Universal-MCA Music Publishing sued Bad Boy Entertainment and CEO Sean Combs, 32, claiming three Universal writers cowrote ”I’ll Be Missing You” and five other songs on 1997’s No Way Out. Universal says Combs squeezed the writers out of millions in royalites. Bad Boy couldn’t be reached.
DEATHS Little Rascal Darwood Smith, 72, credited as Darwood Kaye when he starred as Waldo in the Our Gang series, of injuries sustained in a car accident, in Riverside, Calif., May 15…. Mad Magazine cartoonist Dave Berg, 81, whose ”The Lighter Side of” spoofed daily life for more than 40 years, of lung cancer, May 16, in Marina Del Ray, Calif…. Another Little Rascal, Joe Cobb, 85, who played a chubby boy of the same name in the silent Our Gang movies of the ’20s, of undisclosed causes, May 21, in Santa Ana, Calif.