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Monitor: Sept. 23, 2011

The Situation goes to court with Abercrombie & Fitch, Reese Witherspoon hit by a car, and more

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Births
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows director Guy Ritchie, 43, and his girlfriend, Jacqui Ainsley, 29, welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 5 in London. Ritchie has two other sons, Rocco, 11, and David, 6, with his ex-wife, Madonna.

Engaged
Singer Neil Diamond, 70, is engaged to Katie McNeil, 41, his comanager since 2007.

Married
Actress Amy Smart and HGTV personality Carter Oosterhouse, both 35, were married on Sept. 10 in Traverse City, Mich.

Accident
Actress Reese Witherspoon, 35, was hit by a car while jogging in Santa Monica on Sept. 7. The Water for Elephants star suffered minor injuries, and she is not pressing charges against the 84-year-old driver.

Courts
Jersey Shore star Mike ”The Situation” Sorrentino, 29, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Abercrombie & Fitch, demanding that the clothing company stop sales of shirts that read ”G.T.L. Fitch” and ”The Fitchuation” and give him the profits earned from them. Sorrentino’s company, MPS Entertainment, says it owns the trademarks to both ”G.T.L.” (gym, tan, laundry) and ”The Situation.” Abercrombie did not return calls for comment.

Update
Autopsy results for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong‘s estranged husband, Russell, were released, confirming that there was no alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of his death. The official cause of death remains suicide by hanging.

Deaths
Studio head John Calley, who ran Warner Bros., MGM/UA, and Sony Pictures during his five decades in the movie business, died at his home in Los Angeles on Sept. 13 after a lengthy illness. He was 81…. Veteran actor Cliff Robertson, who won an Oscar for his role as a mentally challenged man in Charly (1968), died of natural causes in Stony Brook, N.Y., on Sept. 9. He was 88…. Emmy-winning All My Children actress Mary Fickett died Sept. 8 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Callao, Va. She was 83.

Birthdays
Sept. 16: Amy Poehler, 40; Nick Jonas, 19
Sept. 18: Jada Pinkett Smith, 40
Sept. 19: Jimmy Fallon, 37
Sept. 21: Stephen King, 64

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)

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