Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip star Amanda Peet, 34, wed boyfriend David Benioff, 36, a writer on films such as Troy, on Sept. 30 in NYC. The two are expecting their first child early next year….Eldest Hanson sibling Isaac Hanson, 25, made it official with Nicole Dufresne, 22, Sept. 30 in Tulsa. In case you’re keeping score: All three Hanson brothers are off the market.
Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210), 34, and her husband, actor Peter Facinelli (Six Feet Under), 32, greeted their third daughter on Sept. 30.
The minor medical curse of American Idol continues. Its latest victim: Elliott Yamin, 28, who underwent surgery for a broken pinky finger on Sept. 29 in Virginia. The singer injured his digit while trying to throw a rock at a street sign.
Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 39, will not be charged following his Sept. 2 arrest for driving without a license. (The actor ultimately produced a license.) He’s the third cast member, after Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros, to be arrested for a vehicular violation in Hawaii….Rockers Weezer filed suit Sept. 29 in L.A. against the Miller Brewing Co. The band claim the beer giant used their image in ”a grossly misleading and deceptive manner” for a series of 2004 ads in which a Weezer ticket stub appeared. The group seeks an unspecified amount…. An arrest warrant has been issued for Bobby Brown after the singer failed to appear for an Oct. 2 court date in Canton, Mass. The estranged husband of Whitney Houston was scheduled to attend a child-support hearing requested by Kim Ward — mother of two of his kids — who claims she’s owed $11,000. Says Brown’s lawyer: ”It’s all a misunderstanding.”… The Guardian costar Kevin Costner, 51, headed to South Dakota’s Supreme Court on Oct. 3 in a bid to gain sole ownership of a gaming establishment that he co-owns. Costner and his business partners are currently in dispute over its value, estimated at between $3.1 and $6.2 million. No ruling has been issued as of press time.
The Sept. 10 death of Anna Nicole Smith‘s son Daniel was determined to be the result of a mixture of methadone and antidepressants. Meanwhile, Smith, 38, and lawyer Howard K. Stern, 37, exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony — which is not legally binding — on Sept. 28. Stern claims to be the father of her newborn daughter, though her ex-beau, photographer Larry Birkhead, 34, is seeking a paternity test.
Golden Globe-winning actor Edward Albert (Butterflies Are Free), 55, son of Green Acres’Eddie Albert, of lung cancer, Sept. 22, in Malibu…. Two-time Tony-nominated actress Elizabeth Allen, 77, of kidney failure, Sept. 19, in Fishkill, N.Y…. Raymond ”Boz” Burrell, 60, original bass player for hard-rock hitmakers Bad Company, of a heart attack, Sept. 21, in Spain…. Blues guitarist Henry Townsend, 96, of natural causes, Sept. 24, in St. Louis.
‘AMERICAN IDOL 6’ WATCH
Seven cities, 60 days, and tens of thousands of pitchy singers — the first round of auditions for Idol‘s season 6 (set to bow in January) wrapped Oct. 6 in Memphis. This time, artists Olivia Newton-John (L.A.), Jewel (Minneapolis), and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (New York) were guest judges. “There was a moment when I thought, ‘This is so surreal!'” says Sager. “I’m so used to watching it lying down on my bed.”
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We’re losing faith in the driving skills of George Michael, whom London police found asleep behind the wheel of his car on Oct. 1. The star was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession (he received a warning) and being unfit to drive (a court date is set for Nov. 20). GM’s other mishaps: Last February he was also found slumped in his car and cautioned for possession of pot; in April he damaged three vehicles in a “parking accident”; and in July he was photographed cruising for sex in a park (this, after his 1998 lewd act in an L.A. public loo). Michael’s rep offered no comment on the recent arrest but said the singer will continue his shows in continental Europe (where he can doze on the right side of the road).