BIRTHS Middle Hanson brother Taylor, 19, and his college-student wife, Natalie Anne Bryant, 18, announced the arrival of their first child, 6-pound 13-ounce Jordan Ezra, on Oct. 31.
WEDDINGS Chicago’s Richard Gere, 53, and ex-Bond girl Carey Lowell (License to Kill), 41, recently tied the knot (their reps won’t elaborate). Their son, Homer, is 2. Lowell has a daughter, Hannah, 12, with former hubby Griffin Dunne. Gere’s marriage to Cindy Crawford ended in 1994…. On Oct. 30, ’80s teen heartthrob Corey Feldman, 31, wed college student Susie Sprague, 20, on the L.A. set of The WB’s Real World spoof The Surreal Life (set to debut in January). Life costar MC Hammer, an ordained minister, co-officiated with a rabbi. It’s Feldman’s second marriage, Sprague’s first.
COURTS On Nov. 15, an L.A. judge ruled that comedian Paula Poundstone, 42, should regain custody of her three adopted children, ages 4 to 11, after 17 months in foster care. In October 2001, Poundstone pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment and misdemeanor child injury, which she has said stemmed from an alcohol problem. She was sentenced to 180 days in rehab and five years’ probation.
ARRESTS R&B crooner D’Angelo (ne Michael Eugene Archer), 28, was subdued with pepper spray Nov. 18 by police in Chesterfield County, Va., after he allegedly resisted arrest on charges of aggressive driving and other counts. A woman had accused him of cursing at her and spitting on her after she confronted him about reckless driving in his BMW SUV, police said. His reps declined to comment…. Actor Jeffrey Jones, 56, best known as the principal in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was charged Nov. 14 with ”use of a minor to perform prohibited [sexual] acts,” according to L.A. police. Jones’ attorney Jeff Brodey told the Los Angeles Times: ”This is all about photos. There’s not allegations of any touching or any improper acts with a minor.”… On Nov. 15, Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman), 50, was charged with possessing lewd images of minors. His lawyer says that Reubens owns an extensive collection of vintage art, but that the charge is ”without merit.”
DEATHS Ballet star William Marrie, 33, a lead in Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out on Broadway, after his motorcycle collided with a taxi, Nov. 16, in Manhattan…. Actor Eddie Bracken, 87, of complications from neck surgery, Nov. 14, in Montclair, N.J. The star of such Preston Sturges comedies as 1944’s Hail the Conquering Hero later appeared as Mr. Wally in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation…. Jazz pianist and composer Roland Hanna, 70, who played with Benny Goodman and Sarah Vaughan, of cardiac arrest, Nov. 13, in Hackensack, N.J…. Coasters baritone Billy Guy, 66, who lent his voice to hits like 1957’s ”Searchin’,” of cardiovascular disease, Nov. 5, in Las Vegas…. Billy Mitchell, 71, who sang lead on the Clovers’ 1959 hit ”Love Potion No. 9,” of colon cancer, Nov. 5, in Washington, D.C.