Woody Harrelson's arrest and Burt Reynolds' bankruptcy made news the week of December 13th, 1996
ENGAGED It’s Mad Love for Chris O’Donnell, 26, who popped the question to longtime girlfriend Caroline Fentress, a Washington, D.C.-area kindergarten teacher. According to a spokeswoman for the actor, the couple have yet to set a date.
WEDDINGS Angie Everhart, 27, model, actress, and onetime fiancee of Sylvester Stallone, tied the knot with Ashley Hamilton, 22, actor, son of George Hamilton and Alana Stewart, and onetime husband of Shannen Doherty, Dec. 1, in L.A.
RECONCILED Baywatch babe Pamela Lee, 29, must take her role as a lifeguard very seriously. Although Lee filed for divorce just last month, she has returned to rocker hubby Tommy Lee, 33, to support him in his battle against alcohol abuse. A spokeswoman for the actress declined to say whether Pamela would continue with divorce proceedings after Tommy recovered.
SPLITS Former Cheers regular Kirstie Alley, 41, and Hardy Boy Parker Stevenson, 44, separated after 13 years of marriage. They have two adopted children, William, 4, and Lillie, 2. ”We intend to remain the best of friends, and devoted parents to our two children,” the couple said in a statement.
APPOINTMENTS The exec shuffle continues at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The newest hire: Amy Pascal, 38, named president of Sony’s Columbia Pictures. It’s a homecoming for Pascal, who was a Columbia VP before taking her current job as president of production for Turner Pictures in 1994, where she was responsible for such upcoming films as John Travolta’s Michael. At Columbia she shepherded such box office hits as Little Women. In her new post, Pascal will report to Sony Pictures CEO John Calley.
ARRESTED Actor and avid environmentalist Woody Harrelson, 35, in San Francisco, Nov. 30, for climbing the Golden Gate Bridge to protest the planned logging of a Northern California redwood forest. The actor and eight other protesters — who were charged with trespassing, public nuisance, and failing to obey a police officer — face fines of $10,000. It was Harrelson’s second arrest since June, when he was busted for planting hemp seeds in Kentucky.
EXITS First ER‘s Sherry Stringfield, now Spin City‘s Carla Gugino, 25. Gugino will depart the hit ABC comedy, which stars Michael J. Fox, after Dec. 17. DreamWorks, the show’s producer, said the decision was by mutual agreement. ”She’s leaving on very good terms,” says a spokesman for the actress, noting that Gugino will now have a chance to concentrate on movies.
LAWSUITS One-named country star Wynonna, 32, and her husband, Arch Kelley, 43, are the subjects of a sexual-harassment and discrimination complaint filed by ex-employee Andria M. Surles, Nov. 27, in Franklin, Tenn. Surles claims she was subjected to ”sexually explicit and suggestive comments” by the singer and Kelley while she worked as a farm manager at Wynonna’s Tennessee spread. A spokeswoman for the star denies the charge and says Wynonna and her lawyers are in the process of filing counterclaims.