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Celebrity news for the week of May 10

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Weddings Sean Penn, 35, and actress Robin Wright, 29, tied the knot April 27, in Santa Monica, Calif., after a tempestuous eight-year courtship. They have a girl, Dylan, 5, and a boy, Hopper, 2. This is the first marriage for Wright and the second for Penn, who previously was wed to Madonna.

Arrested Singer-actor Bobby Brown, 27, for drunken driving, by Atlanta police, April 22. Brown, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, was stopped at about 3 a.m. for allegedly exceeding the speed limit. He was released after posting $1,260 bail. A spokeswoman for his wife, Whitney Houston, 32, had no comment.

Fights Macaulay Culkin, 15, called 911 to report he had been assaulted by his father, Kit Culkin, 51, April 25, in New York City. Mac told police his father had slapped him. Officers interviewed the senior Culkin — who said he had argued with his son over cleaning his room — but declined to charge him. The teen millionaire filed a harassment report against his dad, and the matter was referred to family court.

Recovering While former costar Christopher Reeve and others have reportedly offered to help, Margot Kidder, 47, is busy getting better. The Superman actress, found dazed in an L.A. backyard April 23, is being treated at an undisclosed location. ”At this point, I haven’t had discussions about anything with anyone,” says her manager, John Blake. ”It’s not the time.”

Deaths Screenwriter Stirling Silliphant, 78, after a long illness, April 26, in Bangkok. More than 200 of Silliphant’s scripts have been produced, ranging from the Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night to blockbuster disaster flicks The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure….

Graphic designer Saul Bass, 75, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, April 25, in L.A. With his image-charged openers, Bass revolutionized the look of movie-title sequences in films as diverse as West Side Story and Casino….

Bartles & Jaymes’ pitchman David Joseph Rufkahr, 61, of a heart attack, April 23, in Bend, Ore. Rufkahr, a cattle rancher, played the talkative half of the country-bumpkin duo in the popular ad campaign that launched Gallo’s wine coolers in 1985….
Crumb producer Lynn O’Donnell, 43, of ovarian cancer, April 17, in San Francisco. ”By example, she inspired those around her to do the best work they could,” says Crumb director Terry Zwigoff.