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Monitor: May 17, 2013

Keira Knightley’s wedding, Lena Dunham’s birthday, and more

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Actress Keira Knightley, 28, wed rocker James Righton, 29, in Mazan, France, on May 4.


Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, 49, died on May 2 of liver failure in Hemet, Calif.


Singer Lauryn Hill, 37, was sentenced on May 6 in Newark to three months in prison and another three months in home confinement for deliberately failing to pay approximately $1 million in taxes (which she has since paid)…. Author Harper Lee, 87, filed a lawsuit against literary agent Samuel Pinkus in a Manhattan federal court on May 3, alleging that Pinkus tricked Lee into assigning him the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird when she was ill in 2002. Pinkus could not be reached for comment…. Hollywood agent Jim Toth, 42, pleaded guilty to one of his April 19 DUI charges in Atlanta on May 2, while his wife, Reese Witherspoon, 37, entered a plea of no contest to her obstruction charge. Toth was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and attend an alcohol education program.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on May 4 that members will be mailed DVDs so they can vote in the Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, and Live Action Short Film categories. Previously, voters had to see nominated films in theaters.

May 13: Stephen Colbert, 49
Lena Dunham, 27

May 14: Cate Blanchett, 44

May 16: Megan Fox, 27

May 17: Craig Ferguson, 51