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Monitor: June 17, 2011

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Births
Singer Pink, 31, gave birth June 2 to a baby girl. Willow Sage Hart is the pop star’s first child with husband Carey Hart…. New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre, 38, and his wife, Barrett, welcomed their third child on May 31, a girl named Kira Katherine McIntyre.

Expecting
Piers Morgan, 46, is set to be a dad once again: The America’s Got Talent judge’s wife, Celia Walden, is pregnant. This will be the couple’s first child together and Morgan’s fourth.

Engaged
Twilight actress Nikki Reed, 23, and American Idol finalist Paul McDonald, 26, are engaged…. Actress and model Molly Sims, 38, is engaged to producer Scott Stuber.

Recovering
”Rolling in the Deep” singer Adele, 23, was forced to cancel the remainder of her North America tour in order to recuperate from a bout of laryngitis.

Controversy
Copies of Lady Gaga‘s latest album, Born This Way, were reportedly seized and impounded by government officials in Lebanon for lyrics that were deemed offensive to Christianity.

Hospitalized
”Beautiful Girls” singer Sean Kingston, 21, was involved in a Jet Ski accident in Miami Beach on May 29 and taken to a Miami hospital. He was upgraded from critical to serious condition on June 5.

Courts
Amanda Brumfield, 31, the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, was convicted May 27 of aggravated manslaughter by an Orlando court for the death of a 1-year-old child in her care.

Deaths
Singer-songwriter Andrew Gold, 59, died June 3 from a heart attack at his home in Encino, Calif. He was best known for ”Lonely Boy” and ”Thank You for Being a Friend,” which was used as the theme for The Golden Girls…. Controversial doctor Jack Kevorkian, 83, died June 3 following a bout with pneumonia and kidney problems…. Clarice Taylor, who portrayed Grandma Huxtable on The Cosby Show, died May 30 from heart failure at age 93.

(Additional reporting by Maya Stanton)

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