Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Monitor

Miley Cyrus scandals and Britney Spears’ custody battle made news the week of July 28, 2008

Posted on

ENGAGED
Enchanted star Amy Adams, 33, has found her prince: She’ll marry actor Darren Legallo (Six Feet Under), 34. The duo have been dating since 2002.

EXPECTING
Twins are on the way this winter for Rebecca Romijn, 35, and Jerry O’Connell, 34. They’ll be the first kids for the actors, who wed in July ’07.

BIRTHS
Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives), 49, and his wife, Project Runway producer Desiree Gruber, 41, are first-time parents: Son Callum arrived on July 25 in L.A…. Ethan Hawke, 37, and Ryan Shawhughes, 28, who got hitched in June, filled out their family with daughter Clementine Jane on July 18 in NYC. Hawke has a daughter, Maya, 10, and a son, Levon, 6, with ex-wife Uma Thurman, 38…. It’s another girl for Dixie Chicks fiddler Martie Maguire, 38, and husband Gareth, 33. Harper Rosie joined 4-year-old twin sisters Eva and Katie on July 25 in Austin…. Baby boy Zev Isaac soft-shoed into the lives of Dancing With the Stars alum Marissa Jaret Winokur, 35, and her husband, TV writer Judah Miller, 34, on July 22.

RECOVERING
Amy Winehouse, 24, entered a London hospital on July 28 after an adverse reaction to a prescribed medication. The singer was released the next day in good health.

COURTS
On July 25 in L.A., Britney Spears, 26, and Kevin Federline, 30, ended the two-year custody battle over their sons. Federline will retain full custody of Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1, while Spears gets three weekly (supervised) visits. The singer must also pay $20,000 monthly in child support, plus $250,000 of Federline’s legal fees.

SINGING
Alicia Keys, 28, and the White Stripes’ Jack White, 33, have recorded the theme song for November’s James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. ”Another Way to Die” is the first duet in franchise history.

DEATHS
Veteran Yiddish theater performer and two-time Tony nominee Bruce Adler (Crazy for You, Those Were the Days), 63, of liver cancer, July 25, in Davie, Fla…. Soap star Larry Haines, 89, whose decades-long supporting role as Stu Bergman on Search for Tomorrow won him Daytime Emmys in 1976 and 1981, of natural causes, July 17, in Delray Beach, Fla. — with additional reporting by Stewart Allen


THIS WEEK IN MILEY CYRUS… The gossip cycle has caught up again with 15-year-old Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus. The latest controversy ignited when E! News quoted her saying that season 3 of her hit Disney Channel sitcom — which starts shooting Aug. 4 — could be her last. (Disney issued a statement noting that it holds an option for a fourth year; the actress’ rep later clarified, ”We do not know if this is the last season.”) Also tearing up the Web: a homemade YouTube clip in which Cyrus appears to mock rival Disney personality Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place), and a new leak of scandalous private photos — all of which combined to make some folks wonder whether Cyrus is trying to get kicked out of the Mouse House. — SVL