Celebrity news for the week of October 19, 2007
Actress Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), 38, and her husband, financial consultant Roby Marshall, 42, are expecting their fourth son in April.
Brothers & Sisters star Balthazar Getty, 32, and his wife, designer Rosetta, welcomed their fourth child, daughter June Catherine, on Oct. 2 in L.A…. Actor Nick Nolte, 66, and companion Clytie Lane welcomed a baby girl on Oct. 3 in L.A.
Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), 36, wed Marcea Dietzel, 36, on Sept. 22 in San Antonio.
Guitarist Isaac Hanson, 26, underwent surgery to treat a pulmonary embolism after an Oct. 4 Hanson concert in Dallas. He is expected to make a full recovery, and the band’s tour resumed on Oct. 8 in Knoxville, Tenn…. On Oct. 5, Lindsay Lohan, 21, reportedly checked out of Utah’s Cirque Lodge, a drug and alcohol treatment center. The actress, who voluntarily entered the facility in early August, is scheduled to start shooting the drama Dare to Love Me in L.A. on Oct. 29.
On Oct. 9 in L.A., actor Kiefer Sutherland (24), 40, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of DUI — for which he was arrested on Sept. 25 — and violation of his five-year probation period (stemming from a 2004 DUI incident). Prosecutors are recommending that the actor serve 18 days in an L.A. county jail starting Dec. 21 — the day he is scheduled to appear for sentencing — and an additional 30 days by July 1, 2008. Any sentence is not expected to disrupt 24‘s production schedule. ”I’m very disappointed in myself for the poor judgment I exhibited,” said Sutherland in a statement…. Music publisher Bourne Co., owner of the rights to Pinocchio‘s Oscar-winning ballad ”When You Wish Upon a Star,” filed suit against Fox and Cartoon Network for copyright infringement on Oct. 3, claiming that a 2000 episode of Family Guy altered the lyrics and turned the song into an anti-Semitic parody titled ”I Need a Jew.” According to the lawsuit, Fox originally refused to air the show due to its content; it appeared on Cartoon Network in ’03. Neither of the networks’ reps returned calls for comment…. Rapper Lil’ Wayne (né Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.), 28, was arrested as he walked off stage after an Oct. 5 gig in Boise, Idaho, and charged with being a fugitive from a 2005 felony drug-possession charge in Fulton County, Ga. Carter says he thought the charges had been dropped and therefore missed a scheduled court appearance. Notes Carter’s lawyer: ”He’s never missed a performance, much less a court date.”… On Oct. 7, convicted felon James Sabatino, 31, sued Bad Boy Entertainment CEO Sean ”Diddy” Combs, 37, for $20 million for breach of contract. Sabatino, currently serving time in Florida for fraud, says Combs failed to pay him for recordings made by Notorious B.I.G. in 1994. Sabatino claims he financed the material (17 minutes of vocals and some 90 minutes of video), which was sold to Bad Boy. A rep for Combs says he will ”vigorously defend” himself…. On Oct. 4 in L.A., Deborah Curling sued the production company of The Price Is Right and ex-host Bob Barker, 83, for wrongful termination. Curling, who worked in the game show’s greenroom for 20 years, says she was forced to quit after complaining about Barker’s sexual and racial prejudice (against her and others) and for testifying against him in a co-worker’s harassment lawsuit in the mid-’90s…. On Oct. 4, Robert Furo Jr., 45, was charged with felony burglary for allegedly breaking into the Newport Beach, Calif., home of Nicolas Cage, 43, two days earlier. Police say Cage entered his house and discovered Furo wearing nothing but a leather jacket that belonged to the actor. Furo could not be reached for comment…. On Oct. 2 in L.A., Roderick Davis, 37, was arrested in connection with the Sept. 24 theft of computers and photographs from the production offices of Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Police apprehended Davis while they were posing as buyers for the stolen goods. Davis, who faces up to four years in jail, has pled not guilty.
Tony award winner George Grizzard (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), 79, of complications from lung cancer, Oct. 2, in NYC. — Additional reporting by Stewart Allen
Pam Weds; Color White Loses All Meaning
Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, 40, and Paris Hilton sex-tape costar Rick Salomon, 38, made it legal on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas — the very city where Anderson’s ex-husbands, Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, duked it out at last month’s VMAs. The Canadian actress squeezed in the nuptials between her twice-nightly shows with magician Hans Klok, and walked down the aisle in a white denim dress. No word on whether the ceremony was videotaped. — Adam Markovitz
R. Kelly: I Gotta Sing
Five years after his arrest on child pornography charges, R. Kelly’s trial has yet to start. His music career, however, doesn’t seem to stop: On Oct. 9, Kelly, 40, announced a nine-week U.S. tour beginning Nov. 14 in Columbus, Ga. For his ’04 and ’06 concert tours, Kelly — who maintains his innocence — had needed a judge’s permission to leave Illinois; now, according to his lawyer, Kelly is required only to notify the court of his travel plans. A source close to the situation says the R&B star began booking dates after his trial’s Sept. 17 start was postponed: ”It became clear that it was not going to be rescheduled this year. [He] made the decision that he needed to get on with his life.” — Simon Vozick-Levinson
The Week in Cruise
EW has learned that the manuscript of Andrew Morton’s upcoming unauthorized Tom Cruise biography just landed in the New York City offices of its publisher, St. Martin’s. The book — due Jan. 15, according to an industry insider — is the dirt-digging latest from Morton, the best-selling author of Diana: Her True Story and the Lewinsky tell-all, Monica’s Story. Meanwhile, Cruise’s next movie — the summer 2008 WWII drama Valkyrie hit yet another stumbling block this week. United Artists confirmed that due to a processing snafu, director Bryan Singer has to redo scenes shot at Bendlerblock war memorial in Berlin. ”When we sent the film to the lab, something happened. Some of the footage was damaged,” says UA marketing head Dennis Rice, adding that the German government, which was slow to grant access to Bendlerblock in the first place, has signed off on the reshoots: ”It’s a bit of a snag, but it’s not anything that hasn’t already been handled.” — Gregory Kirschling