Woody Harrelson Gets Hitched
Plus Steven Spielberg, Daniel Baldwin, and more celebrities making news the week of Feb. 13, 1998
Woody Harrelson, 36, to longtime girlfriend Laura Louie, 32, Jan. 11, in Costa Rica. They have two daughters, Deni Montana, 4, and Zoe Giordano, 1. It’s Harrelson’s second marriage, Louie’s first.
Jurors in St. Louis ruled Jan. 28 that screenwriters Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin and executive producer Steven Spielberg did not steal the idea for Twister from Stephen Kessler’s 1989 screenplay Catch the Wind.
Actor Daniel Baldwin, 37, for possession of cocaine, Feb. 3, in New York City. The day before, the ex-Homicide star and brother of actors Alec, Billy, and Stephen was hospitalized, reportedly for a drug overdose. He had been discovered in a room at the Plaza Hotel by police responding to a disturbance call from hotel employees. The actor was reportedly found agitated, naked, and bleeding, with an unspecified amount of cocaine in the room. A hospital spokeswoman says Baldwin is in stable condition.
Photographers Giles Harrison, 29, and Andrew O’Brien, 31, of false imprisonment, Feb. 2, in L.A. Last May, in an effort to take photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver, Harrison and O’Brien trapped the couple in their Mercedes. “We hope this ruling sends a strong message to those who hunt down celebrities,” said Schwarzenegger. Harrison and O’Brien plan to appeal.
Kim Tannahill, thirtysomething former nanny for Demi Moore, 35, and Bruce Willis, 42, filed suit against the couple, charging them with assault and imprisonment, Feb. 2, in L.A. The suit comes five days after Moore and Willis filed a breach-of-contract suit against Tannahill, who worked for the couple for three years. According to court papers, Moore and Willis claim that Tannahill “improperly performed her duties.” In turn, Tannahill’s suit says that among other indignities, Moore locked her in a room and berated her. Tannahill’s “claims are pure fiction,” says Martin Singer, Moore and Willis’ lawyer. Tannahill’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.
TV personality Bob Russell, 90, of undisclosed causes, Jan. 24, in Sarasota, Fla. Russell cocreated Name That Tune in 1953 and hosted the Miss America pageant from 1940 to 1954.