Celebrity news for the week of October 7, 2005
BIRTH American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, 29, and his wife, Caroline, 24, welcomed a baby boy, Aiden, on Sept. 24. It is the first child for both.
EXPECTING ”You’re pregnant!” The Apprentice‘s Donald Trump, 59, and wife Melania Knauss, 35, are expecting their first child together in the spring. It will be the fifth for Trump and the first for Knauss.
WEDDINGS Have they Punk’d us? Demi Moore, 42, and Ashton Kutcher, 27, tied the knot on Sept. 24 in Beverly Hills. Moore has been married twice before, one time to Bruce Willis, and Kutcher has never been wed. Reps say neither star was involved in a prank…. Jennifer Jason Leigh, 43, and The Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach, 35, were married over Labor Day weekend in Hollywood. It is the first marriage for both.
SPLITS The Sopranos‘ Jamie-Lynn DiScala, 23, and husband/manager A.J. DiScala, 34, have reportedly separated after two years of marriage. Reps for the DiScalas had no comment.
ELECTED Alan Rosenberg, 54, has been elected president of the Screen Actors Guild. The former L.A. Law star beat out Morgan Fairchild and Robert Conrad for the position on Sept. 23.
AILING Grammy winner D’Angelo (real name: Michael Eugene Archer), 30, was injured when his car flipped over on Sept. 19 in Virginia. Reps for the singer, who say he can’t remember the details of the accident, say a full recovery is expected…. Nashville police say country singer Mindy McCready, 29, was hospitalized on Sept. 23 after overdosing on antidepressants following a fight with her boyfriend. McCready was unavailable for comment.
COURTS On Sept. 26, rapper Beanie Sigel (real name: Dwight Grant), 30, was acquitted of charges that he shot a man outside a Philadelphia strip club in July 2003…. Producer Joseph M. Medawar (Sleepwalkers), 43, was charged on Sept. 23 in L.A. with allegedly scamming more than 70 investors out of $5.5 million. The FBI said he used a false endorsement from President Bush to raise funds for a TV series about the Department of Homeland Security, and then used a vast portion of the money for a lavish lifestyle. Medawar was unavailable for comment…. Phil Spector, 65, filed suit on Sept. 22 in L.A. against his former agent Michelle Blaine, claiming Blaine embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars of his money over the past four years. Spector, who still faces charges for a 2003 murder at his home (he’s pleaded innocent), is seeking unspecified damages. Blaine could not be reached for comment.
DEATHS Tommy Bond, 79, who played Butch the bully in the 1930s The Little Rascals films, of a heart attack, Sept. 24, in Northridge, Calif…. M. Scott Peck, 69, author of the best-selling The Road Less Traveled, of complications from pancreatic and liver cancer, Sept. 25, in Connecticut.