Splitting: conductor Leonard Slatkin and his wife, soprano Linda Hohenfeld, friends tell us. The NSO’s music director, who steps down in June after 11 years in D.C., married his third wife in 1986; the marriage survived Slatkin’s embarrassing dalliance with Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, disclosed in 2003. Slatkin and Hohenfeld have one teenage son.
Engaged: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) to Irene Hirano, president of the Japanese American National Museum in L.A. The 83-year-old Democrat, the Senate’s No. 3 in seniority, lost his wife of 60 years, Margaret, to colon cancer in 2006. Hirano, 59, who is divorced, is a longtime friend — she has donated to his campaigns, and he sits on her museum’s board. They plan a small, private wedding on May 24 in L.A.
Expecting again? Angelina Jolie, 32, and Brad Pitt, 44, at least according to a “close source” cited by Us Weekly, which elevates the increasing baby-bump buzz out of the realm of tabloid rumor. People mag still hasn’t touched it, though, so we’ll give it a 90 percent chance of being true. The couple have four children ( Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh), as you may have heard.
Slatkin and Hohenfeld during happier times. Far left: Jolie, sporting a baby bump under all that fabric?