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BIRTHS

Time to Step Up for daddy duty. Channing Tatum, 33, and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan Tatum, 32, welcomed their first child, a girl they named Everly, in London on May 31. The couple costarred in 2006’s Step Up and wed in 2009.

RECUPERATING

Legendary musician Lou Reed, 71, is recovering from a lifesaving liver transplant he recently underwent. In a message on his website, the ”Walk on the Wild Side” singer wrote, ”I am bigger and stronger than ever.”…The Master’s Philip Seymour Hoffman, 45, completed a 10-day rehab program for narcotics abuse on May 24.

EXITS

Doctor Who‘s current Doctor, Matt Smith, 30, will end his four-year run as the BBC show’s star after this winter’s Christmas special…. Finally, an end to the diva drama: American Idol judges Mariah Carey, 43, and Nicki Minaj, 30, announced that they would not be returning to the Fox show next season. Randy Jackson, 57, has already said that he’s leaving after 11 years.

DEATHS

Author Jack Vance, 96, best known for the Dying Earth fantasy series, died on May 26 in Oakland…. Former Storm Chasers star Tim Samaras, 55, died while following a tornado in El Reno, Okla., on May 31. His son Paul Samaras, 24, and colleague Carl Young, 45, were also killed…. Clarence Burke Jr., lead singer of the soul group the Five Stairsteps, died in Marietta, Ga., on May 26 at age 64.

BIRTHDAYS

JUNE 8

Julianna Margulies, 47

Kanye West, 36

JUNE 10

Johnny Depp, 50

JUNE 9

Kate Upton, 21

JUNE 11

Peter Dinklage, 44

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