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Celebrity news for the week of Jan. 28, 2005

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WEDDINGS

Rapper Nas, 30, and R&B singer Kelis, 24, wed Jan. 8. It is the first marriage for both…. Kill Bill‘s David Carradine, 68, married longtime partner Annie Bierman, 44, Dec. 26. It is the actor’s fifth marriage…. Ex-X-Files star Gillian Anderson, 36, and producer Julian Ozanne, 42, tied the knot Dec. 29. It is her second marriage, his first.

BIRTHS

Hello, uncle! Arrested Development‘s Jeffrey Tambor, 60, and wife Kasia, 35, welcomed son Gabriel Kasper, Dec. 10. Days later, Tambor became a grandfather when daughter Molly, from a previous marriage, bore a son…. R&B singer Lou Rawls, 69, and wife Nina, 34, greeted son Aiden Allen Jan. 10. Rawls has three other children from previous relationships…. Kevin Hill actress Michael Michele, 38, and restaurateur Jimmy Rodriguez welcomed their first child, a son, Dec. 21.

ARRESTS

R&B singer D’Angelo (né Michael Eugene Archer), 30, was arrested Jan. 9 in a Richmond suburb and charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana and cocaine. D’Angelo’s lawyer declined to comment.

COURTS

After a year-long court battle, Courtney Love, 40, regained full custody of her daughter, Frances Bean, 12, in an L.A. court Jan. 11. Love lost custody of the child to deceased husband Kurt Cobain’s mother in October 2003 as a result of drug charges. In a statement, Love said having her back was ”exciting.”… Survivor champ Richard Hatch, 43, agreed to plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion Jan. 18 in the U.S. district court of Rhode Island. Federal prosecutors claim that the clothes-eschewing first-season winner failed to report his $1 million prize, as well as cash received for other appearances.

RECOVERING

Entertainment Tonight gadfly Steven Cojocaru, 41, underwent a kidney transplant Jan. 14, following his Nov. 22 announcement that he suffered from polycystic kidney disease. Cojocaru is expected to return to work soon.

PREMIERE

Acting wasn’t a complete stretch for Ashanti, who makes her feature debut in the basketball flick Coach Carter. ”It was a little like making a two-hour video,” she said on the red carpet Jan. 13, ”with more talking and less dancing.”

APOLOGY

During the E! Jan. 16 Golden Globes preshow, cohost Kathy Griffin joked to Arrested Development‘s young stars Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat about child actress Dakota Fanning: ”We understand she checked into rehab today for drugs and alcohol.” The next day, the net said in a statement, ”This insensitive comment was not true and it was spoken in jest.” Obviously. At the ripe old age of 10, Fanning’s getting too old to pull a Barrymore.

DEATHS

Actress Virginia Mayo (The Best Years of Our Lives), 84, of complications from pneumonia, Jan. 17, in Thousand Oaks, Calif…. Actress Thelma White (Reefer Madness), 94, of complications from pneumonia, Jan. 4, in Woodland Hills, Calif…. Soap doyenne Ruth Warrick (All My Children‘s Phoebe Tyler Wallingford, left), 88, whose film debut was in Citizen Kane, of complications from pneumonia, Jan. 15, in NYC…. Bollywood’s most recognized bad guy, Amrish Puri, 72, known in the U.S. as Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, of a brain hemorrhage, Jan. 12, in Bombay…. Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden, 66, of colon cancer, Jan. 10, in Penngrove, Calif…. Jimmy Griffin, 61, a founder of the 1970s pop group Bread, of lung cancer, Jan. 11, in Franklin, Tenn.

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