Celebrity news for the week of October 28, 2005 -- Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more
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AILING

Rapper Cam’ron, 29, was shot on Oct. 23 in an apparent carjacking after leaving club H20 in Washington, D.C. Cam’ron, who was hospitalized for 12 hours, later released a statement saying, ”I’m doing okay. It takes more than a botched carjacking to keep me down.” Police say they have no suspects…. Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters, 85, suffered a heart attack on Oct. 14 in L.A. Her family released a statement on Oct. 19 saying that she is gaining strength and ”her prognosis is excellent.”

HIRED

Infinity Broadcasting announced this week that it will replace Howard Stern with not one, but two new morning hosts — one on each coast. Beginning Jan. 3, the East Coast will hear former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, while the West gets comedian Adam Carolla…. On Oct. 21, EMI named Jason Flom, 44, as the new chairman and CEO of Virgin Records U.S. Flom, former chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records Group, will take over duties from Matt Serletic, 35, whose departure was announced on Oct. 19.

SEEING RED

Britney Spears, 23, was singing the baby-picture blues after images of her newborn son (allegedly stolen from a private photo shoot) briefly appeared on two websites late last week. According to a statement released by Spears’ label, Jive Records, on Oct. 21, the furious pop star has threatened legal action against any publication that publishes or sells the pics of Spears, husband Kevin Federline, 27, and their month-old son.

DONATION

It was announced on Oct. 20 that Star Wars mogul George Lucas, 61, has pledged $1 million to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation Project to help build a commemorative park in D.C. between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Lucas will also cohost a benefit dinner in San Francisco to raise additional funds for the memorial.

POSTPONED

MTV Latin America was forced to reschedule its fourth annual Video Music Awards, set to air live Oct. 20 from Playa del Carmen, Mexico, due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Wilma. Among the pop stars nominated was Shakira, who holds a field-best six nominations. MTV has not yet announced a new date for the event.

COURTS

Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille (real name: Bruce Johannesson), 42, pleaded no contest to a DUI charge on Oct. 21 in Los Angeles. On Aug. 24, an intoxicated Deville backed out of his driveway and struck several parked cars. The musician was sentenced by a judge to 80 days in jail and five years’ probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

DEATHS

Tony Adams, 52, a film and theater producer who worked on many of director Blake Edwards’ films, including the Pink Panther series and 10, of a stroke, Oct. 22, in New York…. Eugene ”Gordon” Lee, 71, the child star who played Porky in the Our Gang series, of cancer, Oct. 16, in Minneapolis…. Jazz singer Shirley Horn, 71, of unknown causes, Oct. 20, in Washington, D.C. Horn, a close friend of Miles Davis, won a Grammy for her 1998 tribute album, I Remember Miles.

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