Celebrity News for the Week of September 25, 1998

There’s Something About Mary costars Cameron Diaz, 26, and Matt Dillon, 34, have reportedly ended their three-year romance over whether to live in New York or L.A. Spokesmen for the actors decline to comment.

Melanie Brown, 23, a.k.a. Scary Spice, and dancer Jimmy Gulzar, 23, were wed Sept. 13 in England. It’s the first marriage for both. The couple is expecting a little Spice in March…Does he take this woman? ”Yesss!” Sportscaster Marv Albert, 56, wed ESPN producer Heather Faulkiner, 40, Sept. 9, in New York City. It’s the second marriage for both…Author Terry McMillan, 46, married student Jonathan Plummer, 24, Labor Day weekend, in Maui. The couple met in Jamaica in 1995, inspiring McMillan’s book How Stella Got Her Groove Back. It’s the first marriage for both.

Rocker Joan Jett, 37, after collapsing at a benefit in L.A.’s Century Plaza Hotel ballroom, Sept. 8. A rep for the singer attributed the collapse to exhaustion from a ”grueling schedule.” Jett was treated at the scene. Her spokeswoman says Jett was ”completely fine” the next day.

CNN correspondent John Holliman, 49, from injuries sustained in a car crash, Sept. 12, near Atlanta. Holliman tried to pass another vehicle and collided with a truck (the other driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries). Holliman and CNN’s Peter Arnett and Bernard Shaw were the first U.S. reporters to broadcast from Baghdad during the Persian Gulf war. Holliman was scheduled to coanchor coverage of John Glenn’s spaceflight next month…Actor Dane Clark, 85, of lung cancer, Sept. 11, in Santa Monica. Clark appeared in several movies during the 1940s and ’50s, including 1943’s Destination Tokyo…The body of Dateline NBC producer Bruce Hagan, 42, was recovered on Sept. 11 from New York Harbor, four days after his 24-foot sailboat capsized. In his four years at Dateline, Hagan produced segments on everything from O.J. Simpson to Hurricane Bonnie…Actor Leonid Kinskey, 95, of complications from a stroke, Sept. 8, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Kinskey acted in more than 30 films, but will be best remembered as Sascha the bartender in 1942’s Casablanca. He was believed to be the last surviving member of the cast…Director Leo Penn, 77, of lung cancer, Sept. 5, in Santa Monica. Penn, father of actors Sean and Chris, was a TV director whose credits ranged from Ben Casey to Columbo, for which he won a 1973 Emmy.