Annette Bening, Warren Beatty SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26, 2000 - Ella Corinne. According to the Washington Post, that's the moniker Warren Beatty and Annette Bening have settled on for their newborn daughter, born earlier this month. The couple was tight-lipped about the child -- their fourth -- declining to give details as to where, when or how.
They did not (natch) divulge their baby-name pick. And they have not (natch) confirmed that Ella is it.
It sounds nice, though. At least the Travoltas think so. John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston named their new babe, born April 4, Ella, too.
GOODBYE, "DOLLY": The Broadway producer who empirically "presented" such Great White Way musicals such as "Hello, Dolly!," "42nd Street," "Oliver!" and dozens of others died Tuesday in London. David Merrick was 88.
BUDDY, BUDDY: Actor Walter Matthau, 79, and his frequent director Billy Wilder, 93, are laid up in the same undisclosed hospital suffering from "quite different maladies," Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd reports today. The office of Wilder's agent said it had no information on the legend. No comment yet from the Matthau camp.
BAD DAY FOR TUBA PLAYERS: This just in from Orlando, Fla. - Walt Disney World has decided to disband its marching band after a nearly 30-year run. Eighteen brass enthusiasts were canned Tuesday.
HE WINS AGAIN: In London, a judge has ruled that Oscar-winning "Sussudio" artist Phil Collins is due more than $390,000 in overpaid royalties to two musicians from the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire. The dispute dated back to a 1990 Collins tour that the two rockers played on.