Monitor - Celebrity news for the week of December 2, 1994
David Crosby, 53, from a liver transplant at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. The singer, who was longtime gone in the late ’70s and early ’80s because of cocaine and alcohol addiction, waited just weeks for an organ. ”It will be a few months before he begins to lead a normal life,” says his spokesman. ”But he’s already asked for food-and it wasn’t baby food, either.”
Eric Douglas, 36, son of Kirk and stepbrother of Michael, for drunk driving in L.A. Douglas, who was released on his own recognizance and will be arraigned this week, reportedly hit a parked car after leaving the Comedy Club on Sunset Boulevard. Douglas was also arrested in October for possession of a controlled substance but freed on bail.
A California judge has thrown out a $20 million paternity suit filed by Michelle Flowers, 31, of Modesto, Calif., against Michael Jackson. DNA tests proved the singer was not the father of Flowers’ child. The court warned Flowers, who has filed other suits against Jackson, that she must seek court permission before bringing proceedings against him again.
Roseanne and Tom Arnold have announced plans to marry other people after their divorce on Dec. 9. Next Valentine’s Day, the sitcom queen, 42, will say ”I do” with her bodyguard Ben Thomas, 28. Arnold, 35, meanwhile, plans to walk down the aisle with UCLA student Julie Champnella, 21, on July 22. A coincidence? ”Roseanne’s agenda has no impact on Mr. Arnold’s plans,” was all his spokeswoman would say.
It’s win, place, and show for The Horse Whisperer, a white-hot manuscript from first-time British novelist Nicholas Evans. Last month, the 44-year-old journalist sold his story of an injured girl, her horse, and their healer to Disney for Robert Redford‘s Wildwood Productions for $3 million. The stakes got higher last week when Dell picked up the U.S. publishing rights for $3.15 million — even though Evans is still writing the book. ”It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read,” says Carole Baron of Dell, which plans to publish the novel in 1995.
Cab Calloway, 86, big-bandleader, after suffering a stroke in June.