Celebrity news for the week of July 15, 2005
”I’m a hardworking, metrosexual actor,” said Entourage star Jeremy Piven (with Michelle LaFrance) at the July 2 James Perse store launch in Malibu. His summer fabric? ”I’m not a Miami boy, but I do celebrate the linen.”
Get the bachelorette party started! Singer Pink (née Alecia Moore), 25, proposed to motocross racer Carey Hart, 29. No date has been set.
American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, 29, wed girlfriend Caroline Fisher, 24, June 15 in their hometown, Helena, Alabama. . . .We interrupt the usual Brangelina and TomKat coverage to report that Bennifer II has married. Ben Affleck, 32, and Jennifer Garner, 33, tied the knot June 29 in the Turks and Caicos Islands, in the Caribbean. Garner was previously married to Felicity costar Scott Foley, while Affleck was once engaged to Jennifer Lopez. The couple expect their first child this fall.
Former Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, 29, has conjured up a child with rocker hubby Mark Wilkerson, 28. Their baby, the couple’s first, is due in January.
U2 have found what they’re looking for. According to the BBC, on July 5, a Dublin court ordered Lola Cashman to return memorabilia, which the band claims their former stylist stole. Cashman’s reps could not be reached for comment. . . .Jeweler Nancy Davis is suing Paula Abdul, 43, for breach of contract. In a suit filed June 22 in L.A., Davis claims that her company Peace & Love lent the American Idol judge items for appearances on Ellen and the Idol finale, among other shows, but five of the items, valued at $36K, were never returned. Abdul’s reps could not be reached for comment. . . .A Chicago judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging James Brown, 72, raped a former PR assistant, citing the expiration of the two-year statute of limitations. Jacque Hollander, 48, claimed the soul singer sexually assaulted her 17 years ago and made threats to ensure her silence. Hollander’s lawyer, who plans to appeal the ruling, says, ”The decision does not prove Brown’s innocence.”. . .On June 28, an Orange County judge ordered Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, 25, to enroll in a three-month alcohol treatment program. The singer pleaded guilty to one count of driving with a blood alcohol level over .08. . . .In an out-of-court settlement, Warner Bros. has agreed to pay a reported $17.5 million to Robert B. Clark, who produced Moonrunners, the 1974 film that inspired the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. Clark claimed Warner did not secure the rights to make the new film adaptation (due Aug. 5).
Legendary screenwriter Ernest Lehman (Sabrina, North by Northwest, The Sound of Music, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), 89, July 2, after a lengthy illness, in L.A. . . .Christopher Fry, 97, the writer for stage and screen who helped pen Ben-Hur, June 30, of unspecified causes, in Chichester, England. . . . Superman comics artist Paul H. Cassidy, 94, who’s credited with adding an S to the hero’s cape, of natural causes, May 15, in Milwaukee. . . .Bruce Malmuth, 71, director (Hard to Kill and Nighthawks) and actor (The Karate Kid), June 28, of esophageal cancer, in L.A.