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Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston: No reality show in the works?yet

Plus John Stamos, Lindsay Lohan and more celebrities making news the week of July 23, 2010

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MARRIED
After three years of dating, Penélope Cruz, 36, and Javier Bardem, 41, married earlier this month in the Bahamas.

EXPECTING
Vince Vaughn, 40, and his wife, Kyla Weber, are expecting their first child…. Craig Ferguson, 48, and his art-dealer wife, Megan, will welcome their first child together this winter. The Late Late Show host has a son, Milo, 9, from a previous marriage…. Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, 45, is expecting her second child with husband David Conrod in December. They are also parents to Lucas Alexander, 3.

DOING TIME
Lindsay Lohan, 24, surrendered to an L.A. court July 20 to begin serving her 90-day sentence for violating probation from a 2007 DUI bust. The actress, who will likely serve less than a month due to jail overcrowding, must then spend 90 days in a rehab center.

RECOVERING
Pink (née Alecia Moore), 30, was injured during a concert in Germany July 15 when she wasn’t properly clipped into her harness for an acrobatic routine. The singer went to the hospital but resumed her tour the next day…. Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, underwent hip-replacement surgery July 19 following a fall in her L.A. home.

COURTS
On July 15, Dancing With the Stars alum and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, 32, filed a lawsuit in Chicago against multiple hotel chains, including Marriott and Radisson, accusing them of failing to protect her privacy. Andrews claims the hotels gave her room number to Michael David Barret, the man now serving time for taking naked videos of her through rejiggered peepholes in 2008. (The suit also claims the hotels granted his requests to be placed in rooms adjacent to the sportscaster’s.) She seeks unspecified damages. Reps for Radisson did not return calls; Marriott had no comment…. George Clooney, 49, testified in a Milan court July 16 against three defendants who allegedly exploited the actor’s name in order to sell a fashion line in 2008. Vincenzo Cannalire, Francesco Galdelli, and Vanja Goffi face charges of fraud, forgery, and possession of stolen goods…. A woman filed a $2 million lawsuit against Vampire Weekend and photographer Tod Brody in L.A. July 14, claiming that the band used her picture on the cover of their album Contra without her permission. Ann Kirsten Kennis, a former model, says she never signed a release for the photograph, which was provided by Brody. The suit also names label XL Recordings. In a statement, the band said they ”look forward to having the matter resolved in court. We will be filing our response after we have had an opportunity to review the allegations.”… After the release of five audiotapes allegedly capturing Mel Gibson‘s angry rants, lawyers for the actor, 54, and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, 40, headed to court July 15 as part of their ongoing custody battle…. A $1 million sexual harassment suit filed in April against Steven Seagal, 58, by a former assistant, Kayden Nguyen, was dropped July 13 in an L.A. court. No reason was given for the withdrawal.

DEATHS
James Gammon, best known as the Cleveland Indians’ manager in the movie Major League, died of cancer July 16 in Costa Mesa, Calif. He was 70…. Peter Fernandez, the voice of several characters on the imported Japanese TV series Speed Racer, lost his battle with lung cancer July 15 near Pomona, N.Y. He was 83…. Actress Vonetta McGee, who starred in blaxploitation movies like Blacula and TV shows like L.A. Law, died July 9 in Berkeley, Calif., after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 65.

With additional reporting by Stewart Allen

BIRTHDAYS
Jennifer Lopez, 41
July 24

Anna Paquin, 28
July 24

Sandra Bullock, 46
July 26

Mick Jagger, 67
July 26

THIS WEEK’S DEAL REPORT
· Daniel Radcliffe continues to line up post-Harry Potter roles. The 21-year-old actor, who’s set to star in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway next year, has also signed on for The Woman in Black, a big-screen gothic thriller directed by Eden Lake‘s James Watkins.

· HBO has picked up Luck, a drama series about horse racing starring Dustin Hoffman.

· Netflix has nabbed streaming rights to all six seasons of FX’s Nip/Tuck, as well as rights to Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

· Doug Liman is set to direct the film adaptation of Monte Reel‘s The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon.

· Zac Efron will voice Anakin Skywalker in the Dec. 12 Cartoon Network special Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III.


No Bristol & Levi reality show in the works…yet
He’s already posed for Playgirl, but is the world going to be seeing even more of 20-year-old Levi Johnston? Ever since he proposed to ex-girlfriend Bristol Palin — the 19-year-old daughter of onetime vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and the mother of Johnston’s 18-month-old son, Tripp — many have speculated that the admittedly cash-strapped young parents orchestrated their reunion to score a deal for a reality show. Sorry, cold-hearted cynics: Bristol’s rep has publicly denied the rumors, saying that although ”several networks have pitched different concepts,” the couple has not agreed to anything. (Several reality TV agents confirm to EW that no project is currently in the works.) Meanwhile a spokesperson for TLC — which is set to air the docuseries Sarah Palin’s Alaska in November — says the network hasn’t been approached with a pitch. (One cable insider did say the idea of a co-parenting show was floated before the engagement.) Still, it could only be a matter of time before camera crews invade Anchorage. Says one of the agents, ”People would tune in, if only out of curiosity about what these people are really like.” — Lynette Rice

Stamos beats his blackmailers
A Michigan couple was convicted in federal court July 15 for attempting to extort money from former Full House star John Stamos, 46. Allison Coss, 24, and Scott Sippola, 31, face up to five years in prison for demanding $680,000 in exchange for photographs of the actor. (They claimed to have pictures of him using cocaine, but a search of their home failed to uncover the alleged shots.) Sentencing is set for Oct. 8. Following the verdict, Stamos, who’ll guest-star on Glee next season, said in a statement, ”I’m grateful these two criminals have been found guilty, and I plan to go home to be with my family and friends and prepare to get back to work.” — Keith Staskiewicz