WEDDINGS Chinatown producer Robert Evans, 72, subject of the recent documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture, wed model Leslie Ann Woodward, 34, Nov. 2, in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. It’s his sixth marriage, her first.
ENGAGED Wedding planners? Ben Affleck, 30, reportedly is betrothed to Jersey Girl costar Jennifer Lopez, 33, though reps for both declined to comment at press time. It would be the first marriage for Affleck, the third for Lopez.
COURTS On Oct. 30, an Australian court ordered Dingo actor Colin Friels, 50, not to ”assault, harass, or otherwise threaten” his wife, twice Oscar-nominated Judy Davis, 47, after a domestic dispute. Their U.S. reps did not comment…. London police are investigating an alleged plot by five men to kidnap Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice), 28, according to a Scotland Yard spokesman. The men were charged Nov. 4 in connection with an unrelated theft of a jeweled turban from Sotheby’s.
DEALS File under ”aptly titled.” Get Carter producer Steve Bing (the initially reluctant dad of Elizabeth Hurley’s son), 37, will direct next year’s Why Men Shouldn’t Marry, which he cowrote. Sean Penn has signed to play an anti-marriage guru who clashes with Woody Allen’s pro-matrimony divorce.
DEATHS Italian sci-fi director Antonio Margheriti (1965’s Horror Castle), reportedly of a heart attack, Nov. 4, in Monterosi, Italy…. Actor Jonathan Harris, 87, who played the conniving Dr. Smith on the ’60s series Lost in Space, from a blood clot suffered during therapy for a back problem, Nov. 3, in Encino, Calif. More recently, he voiced characters in Toy Story 2 and A Bug’s Life…. Singer-songwriter Lonnie Donegan, 71, whose blues-country skiffle sound inspired the Beatles, of undisclosed causes, Nov. 3, in Peterborough, England…. Italian actor Raf Vallone (1969’s The Italian Job), 86, reportedly of undisclosed causes, Oct. 31, in Rome. He played a priest in The Godfather Part III…. Stuntman Mike Barber, 39, in an accident while shooting Bruce Willis’ Tears of the Sun, Oct. 29, near Pismo Beach, Calif. The parachutist leaped from a plane but landed in the water instead of on the beach, as planned…. Character actor Larry Dobkin, 83, whose films include 1956’s The Ten Commandments and 1957’s Sweet Smell of Success, of heart failure, Oct. 28, in Los Angeles…. ”Shrieking violet” Peggy Moran, 84, who appeared in 1940’s The Mummy’s Hand and Abbott and Costello’s first film, One Night in the Tropics, reportedly of injuries from an Aug. 26 car accident, Oct. 25, in Camarillo, Calif…. Actress Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith, 47, queen of ’70s ”cheerleader films” like The Pom Pom Girls, of complications from hepatitis, Oct. 25, in L.A…. Oscar-winning art director Nathan Juran (1941’s How Green Was My Valley), 95, who also directed such fantasy films as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, of undisclosed causes, Oct. 23, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif…. Kam Fong, 84, best known as Hawaii Five-O’s Det. Chin Ho Kelly, reportedly of lung cancer, Oct. 18, in Honolulu. — Jennifer Armstrong, with additional reporting by Karyn Barr