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Celebrity news for the week of May 23, 1997

WEDDINGS Yet another secret wedding: The X-Files’ David Duchovny, 36, and The Naked Truth’s Tea Leoni, 31, were married May 6 in New York City, capping a whirlwind four-month romance. The ceremony was held in the courtyard at the Grace Church School (which Duchovny attended and where his mother is still a teacher). This is the first marriage for Duchovny, the second for Leoni.

RECOVERING On May 9, dirty dancer Patrick Swayze, 44, fell off a horse and broke his right leg while filming a scene for the upcoming feature Letters From a Killer in Ione, Calif. ”He’s been operated on,” says his spokesperson. ”And he’s much better.” Production is delayed indefinitely.

FIGHTS Actress Kristen Amber has accused Farrah Fawcett, 50, of stealing a reported $72,000 worth of clothing and vandalizing nude photographs Amber had been storing at the home of director James Orr. Amber has reportedly claimed that Fawcett was dating Orr, which Orr has denied. A police statement mentioned Fawcett as a possible witness but did not cite her as a suspect. Her spokesperson denies the charges and says the actress has not been contacted by the authorities.

LAWSUITS Screenwriter Scott Singer, 35, filed a $750,000 suit for breach of contract, fraud, and other complaints, against Ted Danson, 49, and Working Title Films, April 18, in L.A. Singer claims the 1996 ABC movie Loch Ness, produced by Working Title and starring Danson, is based on his screenplay The Loch, which he says he gave to Danson in 1991. Danson’s manager says: ”Ted had nothing to do with the development of this project. He was an actor for hire.” Working Title has no comment.

DEATHS Actor Alvy Moore, 75, of heart failure, May 4, in Palm Desert, Calif. The cherub-faced comedian was best remembered for his role as county agent Hank Kimball on the ’60s sitcom Green Acres. ”He was born to make people laugh,” says Acres costar Eddie Albert. ”He succeeded.” …Author Eugene Vale, 81, of respiratory arrest, May 2, in L.A. Vale wrote everything from poems to screenplays, including the 1956 short-subject documentary The Dark Wave, which was nominated for an Academy Award.