Alyssa Milano and Cinjun Tate's wedding and Amy Grant's separation made news the week of January 8, 2009
Charmed star Alyssa Milano, 26, and Remy Zero lead singer Cinjun Tate, 26, Jan. 1, near Baton Rouge, La. It’s the first marriage for both…. ER doc Alex Kingston, 35, and journalist Florian Haertel, 34, Dec. 29, in Santa Fe, N.M. It’s Kingston’s second marriage (she was divorced from actor Ralph Fiennes in 1997), Haertel’s first.
Singer Amy Grant, 38, has separated from her husband of 16 years, TNN’s Prime Time Country host Gary Chapman, 41. No reason was given. The couple has three children, Matthew, 11, Millie, 9, and Sarah, 6.
Spin magazine executive editor Craig Marks, 37, filed a $20 million suit against rocker Marilyn Manson, 29, his label, Interscope, and two bodyguards, Jan. 4, in New York. In court papers, Marks alleges he was thrown against a wall and choked by the bodyguards backstage after a Nov. 23 concert in New York while the singer, who Marks says ”orchestrated” the incident, looked on. The suit suggests that Manson was angered by Spin‘s decision not to give him a solo cover. Manson was unavailable for comment…. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood host Fred Rogers, 70, sued novelty-store chain Gadzooks, Inc., Dec. 23, in Pittsburgh. Rogers claims that Gadzooks’ T-shirts depicting him holding a gun with the caption ”Welcome to My Hood” is ”repugnant to the core of [his] reputation.” Rogers is asking for unspecified damages and destruction of the shirts, which have been recalled. Gadzooks didn’t return calls.
Actor Iron Eyes Cody, 94, of natural causes, Jan. 4, in L.A. A veteran of more than 100 films, the Native American actor was best known for a 1971 TV spot in which he shed a tear over the sight of a littered America…. Singer Johnny Moore, 64, of unspecified causes, Dec. 30, in London. Moore performed with the R&B group the Drifters for over 20 years…. Actor-director Don Taylor, 78, of heart failure, Dec. 29, in L.A. After acting in movies like 1950’s Father of the Bride, Taylor directed 15 films, including Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)…. Actor Hurd Hatfield, 80, of unspecified causes, Dec. 25, in Monkstown, Ireland. Hatfield played the title role in 1945’s The Picture of Dorian Gray…. Actor David Manners, 98, of natural causes, Dec. 23, in Santa Barbara, Calif. In addition to roles in horror classics such as Dracula (1931), Manners costarred with Katharine Hepburn in 1932’s A Bill of Divorcement.