Celebrity news for the week of June 13, 2008
Singer Clay Aiken, 29, will reportedly become a dad in August after artificially inseminating his music producer, Jaymes Foster. Aiken’s reps wouldn’t comment on the reports…. Newlyweds Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, 23, and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, 29, announced on May 28 that they do indeed have a little rocker on the way. ”We wanted to wait until after the first trimester to…confirm that we are expecting our first child,” they wrote on their blog.
Hanson multi-instrumentalist Zac Hanson, 22, and wife Kate, 24, became first-time parents on May 27, when their son, Shepherd, arrived. For those keeping track, this brings the Hanson-brother baby count to five…. It’s another boy for Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda), 38, and his wife, musician Tanya Haden, 36. The couple already have a 2-year-old son.
Charlie Sheen, 42, wed real estate investor Brooke Mueller, 30, in L.A. on May 30. This is the third marriage for Sheen, who is still involved in a bitter war of words with ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, 37.
Jennifer Butler Murray, 42, filed for divorce from Bill Murray, 57, on May 12 in Charleston, S.C. She alleges that the actor committed adultery, physically abused her, and is addicted to marijuana and alcohol. The couple, who wed in 1997, have four sons. ”We cannot comment on the facts of the case,” said his lawyer, adding, ”Bill is deeply saddened by the breakup.”
Tatum O’Neal, 44, was arrested on June 1 in NYC after cops spotted her allegedly buying cocaine. The Rescue Me star, who’s battled substance abuse, faces misdemeanor drug charges. ”Just when I was about to…wreck my life, the cops came and saved me!” she told the New York Post. O’Neal is due back in court on July 28…. Jack Jordan, 37, who was convicted last month in NYC of stalking actress Uma Thurman, 38, was sentenced on June 2 to three years’ probation.
Kelsey Grammer, 53, was hospitalized in Hawaii after suffering a mild heart attack on May 31. The actor is recovering well, says his rep.
Fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, 71, died of undisclosed causes, June 1, in Paris. Saint Laurent dressed numerous celebs for the big-screen — including Catherine Deneuve, who wore his creations in 1967’s Belle de Jour — and for the red carpet. ”He was a master at designing for the female form and he defined an era,” said Nicole Kidman in a statement. — with additional reporting by Stewart Allen
HARVEY KORMAN (1927 — 2008)
You could count on Korman to crack up halfway through any Carol Burnett Show sketch. And once he did, the show’s four-time Emmy winner, who died May 29 from complications after a ruptured aortic aneurysm, brought everyone — especially us at home — down with him. ”It was dangerous working with him, because if our eyes met we’d be finished,” recalls his director and friend, Mel Brooks (above, with Korman in 1974’s Blazing Saddles). ”Harvey was terrible.” Which is to say, he was wonderful. — Ari Karpel