Celebrity news for the week of August 1, 1997

BIRTHS A 7-pound 1-ounce boy, Carter William, to Alan Thicke, 50, and his wife, Gina, 28, July 10, in L.A. Thicke, the former Hope & Gloria star, has two sons, Brennan, 22, and Robin, 20, from a previous marriage. ”I was willing to join the Hollywood Dads’ Senior Tour,” he says. ”There are a few of us. Our patron saint is Tony Randall.”… A 7-pound 10-ounce girl, Luca Bella, to Beverly Hills, 90210’s Jennie Garth, 24, and her actor boyfriend Peter Facinelli (Foxfire), 22, June 29, in L.A. It is the first child for both.

WEDDINGS Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde, 45, wed Colombian artist Lucho Brieva, 32, July 10, in London. It’s Hynde’s second marriage, Brieva’s first.

RECOVERING Red Hot Chili Pepper Anthony Kiedis, 34, from a shattered wrist and forearm suffered during a motorcycle crash July 13, in L.A. The accident caused the band to cancel concert dates in Alaska and Hawaii. A spokeswoman at Warner Bros. Records says Kiedis is expected to make a full recovery.

LAWSUITS Patti Lewis, 76, filed suit against ex-husband Jerry Lewis, 71, and his production company for breach of contract and fraud, among other complaints, July 17, in L.A. Ms. Lewis, who divorced the comedian in 1980, claims that she is owed at least $600,000 in profits from the ’96 remake of The Nutty Professor because she ”retains a one-half community property interest in all of the rights Mr. Lewis owns in the motion picture.” ”We think the claim is groundless,” says Jerry Lewis’ lawyer, Alan Isaacman.

DEALS Sting’s the new King of Change, having signed a $40 million deal with EMI Music Publishing July 17, in L.A. In one of the most lucrative deals ever, EMI will manage Sting’s vast song catalog, including his work with the Police, his solo efforts, and his next five albums. So every song he makes, they’ll be watching him.

DEATHS Film editor William Reynolds, 87, of cancer, July 16, in Pasadena, Calif. Reynolds earned Oscars for 1965’s The Sound of Music and 1973’s The Sting.