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Celebrity news for the week of May 16, 2008

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WEDDINGS
Mariah Carey, 38, reportedly married Nick Cannon, 27, in a private ceremony in the Bahamas on April 30…. Jason Biggs (American Pie), 30, has tied the knot with actress Jenny Mollen (Viva Laughlin), 28.

ENGAGED
The Nanny Diaries star Scarlett Johansson, 23, will wed Ryan Reynolds (Definitely, Maybe), 31. No date has been set for the ceremony.

ADDITIONS
Actress Angela Kinsey (The Office), 36, has a new co-worker: Isabel Ruby was born on May 3 in L.A. Dad is Kinsey’s TV-writer spouse, Warren Lieberstein (Carpoolers)…. Edie Falco, 44, adopted an infant girl named Macy from Florida in February. The Sopranos alum already has a 3-year-old son.

COURTS
Following a May 6 custody hearing in L.A., Britney Spears, 26, will reportedly be allowed more supervised visits per week with sons Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1. The news follows a Feb. 4 ruling in which full custody of the children was granted to Kevin Federline, 30, after Spears was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation…. Fall Out Boy fan Andy Kallas, 31, sued bassist Pete Wentz, 28, on April 30 in Chicago, seeking reimbursement of his medical bills. Kallas claims that Wentz and his entourage assaulted him after a Fall Out Boy concert, causing Kallas ”serious injuries.” A rep for the musician says the suit is ”meritless.”

DISPUTE
On May 6 in L.A., negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and major Hollywood studios — represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) — broke down after 18 days due to disagreements over issues including DVD residuals and usage of streaming video. No date has been set to resume talks. Failure to reach an agreement before June 30 could result in another Hollywood strike. At press time, the AMPTP says it will begin negotiations on May 7 with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which represents a smaller group of actors than SAG.

RECOVERING
Citing acute laryngitis, Avril Lavigne, 23, postponed six U.S. tour dates on May 4, three days after canceling her San Diego and Phoenix shows.

DEATHS
Tony award-winning costume designer Alvin Colt (Guys and Dolls), 91, of natural causes, May 4, in NYC…. PBS host James Day (Day at Night), 89, of respiratory failure, April 24, in NYC. — with additional reporting by Jason Clark


COURTS
UMA’S ORDEAL
On May 6, an NYC jury convicted Jack Jordan, 37, of stalking Uma Thurman, 38. Jordan, who claimed he was in love with the actress, was accused of staking out Thurman’s New York home, trying to enter her trailer on the set of My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and writing her a letter in which he threatened to kill himself if he sees Thurman — who testified at the trial — with another man. Jordan is undergoing a psychiatric exam and could face up to a year in jail when he’s sentenced in June.