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Yvette Vickers, actress and pinup model, dies at 82

Plus Mariah Carey, Kate Hudson, and other stars in the news the week of May 6, 2011

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BIRTHS

Mariah Carey, 41, and Nick Cannon, 30, welcomed twins, a boy and a girl, on April 30.

EXPECTING

Actress January Jones, 33, is pregnant and due in the fall. She has not disclosed the identity of the father.

ENGAGED

Kate Hudson, 32, revealed on Today April 27 that she is engaged to Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, 32. Hudson is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

COURTS

”Jessie’s Girl” singer Rick Springfield, 61, was arrested May 1 in L.A. on misdemeanor DUI charges…. Dionne Warwick, 70, and others associated with the Shirelles are suing the Broadway production Baby It’s You! for allegedly using their images without permission…. Katie Holmes, 32, received a printed retraction from Star magazine as part of the settlement for the $50 million libel lawsuit that Holmes filed over Star’s Jan. 31 cover story suggesting she had a drug problem.

DEATH

Actress and pinup model Yvette Vickers, 82, is presumed dead after a corpse was found in her Los Angeles home on April 27. Vickers, who starred in 1950s cult films like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches, is thought to have died almost a year ago and is in the process of being identified.

BIRTHDAYS

George Clooney, 50
May 6

Michel Gondry, 48
May 8

Billy Joel, 62
Rosario Dawson, 32
May 9

Bono, 51
May 10