Cindy Crawford's pregnancy and the Jerry Hall/Mick Jagger divorce made news the week of January 29, 1999
It’ll be a model baby. Cindy Crawford, 32, and her husband, restaurateur Rande Gerber, 36, are expecting their first child in late June…. Marie Osmond, 39, and her husband, engineer-producer Brian Blosil, 46, will welcome another child this summer. Osmond has six children: Stephen, 15, Jessica, 11, Rachael, 9, Michael, 7, Brandon, 3, and Brianna, 1.
Late Show musical director Paul Shaffer, 49, and wife Cathy, 43, welcomed an 8-pound, 8-ounce son, William, Jan. 21, in Westchester County, N.Y. Their daughter, Victoria, is 5.
Jerry Hall, 42, filed for divorce from Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, 55, Jan. 13, in London, following reports that Brazilian model Luciana Giminez Morad might be pregnant with Jagger’s child. Hall and Jagger have been together for over 20 years, but Jagger reportedly contends that their Hindu wedding ceremony in Bali in 1990 was invalid. Hall’s British law firm, Mishcon de Reya, declined to comment. Hall is reportedly seeking $30-50 million. The couple has four children: Elizabeth, 14, James, 13, Georgia, 6, and Gabriel, 1.
Russell Jones, a.k.a. Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard, 30, Jan. 15, in Brooklyn. The rapper, who was arrested several times in 1998, allegedly shot at police after being stopped. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison term of 25 years to life. ”His position has always been that he never had a gun, nor did he fire a gun,” says Jones’ lawyer, Peter Frankel. Jones was released Jan. 22 after posting $150,000 bail…. Actor Gary Busey, 54, on Jan. 25, in L.A., after his wife, Tiani, accused him of grabbing her and wrestling her to the ground during an argument. Busey was released on $2,500 bail.
Comic Drew Carey, 40, filed a breach-of-contract suit against Canadian fast-food chain A&W, Jan. 8, in L.A. Carey, who was hired to do endorsements for the chain, is seeking $600,000, a sum he says A&W refused to pay after McDonald’s was featured in an episode of ABC’s The Drew Carey Show. ”Our view was that Mr. Carey had breached the contract by endorsing McDonald’s,” says an A&W spokesperson. The suit argues that McDonald’s presence on the show was not an endorsement…. Heavy metalers Metallica filed a trademark-infringement suit against Victoria’s Secret, Jan. 14, in L.A. The band is trying to force the lingerie company to stop selling lip pencils labeled Metallica. A Victoria’s Secret spokesperson did not return calls.
Sports Night star Robert Guillaume, 61, suffered a mild stroke, Jan. 14, in L.A. Doctors predict a full recovery, and he’s expected to return to work within the next few weeks.
Actress Susan Strasberg, 60, of cancer, Jan. 21, in New York City. The daughter of famed acting coach Lee Strasberg, she became a sensation at 17 as the star of Broadway’s original The Diary of Anne Frank. Strasberg, a close friend of Marilyn Monroe, went on to appear in such plays as Time Remembered (with Richard Burton) and such films as 1957’s Stage Struck (with Henry Fonda) and 1955’s Picnic. She later developed a drug problem, however, and many felt she never fulfilled her early promise…. Author Sarah ”Sadie” Delany, 109, of natural causes, Jan. 25, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. The last surviving Delany sister, Sadie was best known for cowriting — with sister Bessie, who died in 1995, and Amy Hill Hearth — Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, the best-selling 1993 memoir about their experiences in the segregated South and Harlem Renaissance-era New York…. Choral conductor Robert Shaw, 82, of a stroke, Jan. 25, in New Haven, Conn. The founder of the famed Robert Shaw Chorale, Shaw had been music director and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1967 to 1988…. Blues singer Charles Brown, 76, of congestive heart failure, Jan. 21, in Oakland. He will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15…. TV director Buzz Kulik, 76, of heart failure, Jan. 13, in L.A. In addition to 1971’s popular TV movie Brian’s Song, Kulik’s television credits included The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason…. Actress Betty Lou Gerson, 84, of a stroke, Jan. 12, in L.A. Gerson was the voice of Cruella De Vil in Disney’s 1961 animated film 101 Dalmatians…. Actor Robert Douglas, 89, of cardiac arrest, Jan. 11, in Encinitas, Calif. Among Douglas’ credits are appearances in 1949’s The Adventures of Don Juan and The Fountainhead. He also directed episodes of 77 Sunset Strip, Baretta, and Columbo, among other TV shows…. Author Brian Moore, 77, of pulmonary fibrosis, Jan. 11, in Malibu, Calif. Moore’s novels include 1996’s The Statement and 1998’s The Magician’s Wife. He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1966 thriller Torn Curtain.