Celebrity news for the week of June 13, 1997
BIRTHS A 7-pound 8-ounce boy, Charles, to Seinfeld‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 36, and her husband, Brad Hall, May 30 in L.A. They have a son, Henry, 5… Director Spike Lee, 40, and his wife, Tonya, 31, also had a 7-pound 8-ounce boy, Jackson Lewis Lee, May 23 in New York City. Their daughter, Satchel, is 2.
ARRESTED Home Improvement‘s Tim Allen, 43, May 24 in Bloomfield Township, Mich., for driving under the influence. Police say the comedian failed a sobriety test after being stopped for driving 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. Allen did not enter a plea. His spokesperson has no comment.
LAWSUITS Plastics plant supervisor Lawrence Booker Jr., 38, filed a suit for copyright infringement and other complaints against Michelle Pfeiffer, 39, her producer husband, David E. Kelley, and Don Simpson/ Jerry Bruckheimer Films May 14 in Detroit. Booker — who purports to be the biological father of Pfeiffer’s adopted daughter, Claudia Rose, 4 — claims the couple used material from his screenplay treatment that they received in June 1994 for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. ”The suit is untrue,” says a Pfeiffer spokesperson, who states the couple never met the child’s biological parents and that the film was in fact finished earlier in 1994.
RECOVERING Bob Dylan, 56, was released from an undisclosed New York City hospital the weekend of May 31 after undergoing treatment for pericarditis, a heart condition caused by a fungal infection. Although he canceled a European tour, doctors are confident Dylan will fully recover.
DEATHS Jazz trumpeter ”Doc” Cheatham, 91, of a stroke, June 2, in Washington, D.C. His 70-year career included gigs with Cab Calloway….Hairdresser Sydney Guilaroff, 89, of natural causes, May 28, in Beverly Hills. Guilaroff created signature looks for stars like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor, and in 1937 became the first stylist to have a film credit, for Camille. ”Sydney was one of the geniuses of motion picture,” says Taylor. ”It’s a shame the industry didn’t honor him by giving him the Oscar he so deserved.”