Scarlett Johansson's marriage and Heather Locklear's arrest made news the week of September 29, 2008
The girl with the pearl earring became the girl with the wedding ring this past weekend: Actress Scarlett Johansson, 23, and actor Ryan Reynolds, 31, got hitched.
Janet Jackson, 42, was rushed to a Montreal hospital with unspecified symptoms Sept. 29 when she fell ill before a concert.
On Sept. 27, actress Heather Locklear, 47, was picked up on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Santa Barbara County, Calif. She was released from custody later that night.
The parents and sisters of Heath Ledger, who were named as sole beneficiaries in his 2003 will, have announced their intent to donate the late actor’s entire estate to his daughter, Matilda, age 2. Ledger’s $10 million life insurance policy, however, is still being contested by his insurance company, according to a lawsuit filed in July…. Country singer Mindy McCready, 32, voluntarily surrendered on Sept. 30 to Tennessee authorities for a 60-day jail sentence for probation violation. She pled guilty in 2004 to drug charges…. Comedienne Kathy Griffin, 46, is demanding unspecified damages from the owner of kathygriffin.com in a lawsuit filed on Sept. 16 in L.A. Griffin claims that the owner is collecting cash off her name and image…. The L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Sept. 25 that Shia LaBeouf, 22, will not face DUI charges stemming from his July 27 car accident, citing insufficient evidence. ”He’s thrilled and gratified that charges will not be filed,” says LaBeouf’s lawyer…. Kanye West, 31, will not face felony charges stemming from his arrest for a run-in with the paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 11. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office referred the case to the city attorney, who still could slap the rapper with a misdemeanor charge…. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 60, filed a lawsuit Sept. 24 in L.A. against an unidentified blogger impersonating the rocker and his girlfriend, Erin Brady, online.
Longtime Virginia Quarterly Review editor Charlotte Kohler, 99, died Sept. 15 in Charlottesville, Va., of congestive heart failure. Kohler published Robert Frost and Jean-Paul Sartre…. Connie Haines, 87, onetime lead vocalist of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, died Sept. 22 of a neuromuscular disorder in Clearwater Beach, Fla…. R&B singer Nappy Brown, 78, passed away Sept. 20 in Charlotte, N.C., of respiratory failure. — with additional reporting by Stewart Allen
A HOLDING PATTERN FOR RUNWAY
Just getting used to the idea that fashion favorite Project Runway would be finding a new home at Lifetime? Well, not so fast. Lifetime may not air or promote season 6, which was slated to premiere in January, thanks to a ruling by an NYC court on Sept. 26. (The judge decided that Runway producers the Weinstein Co. had violated their right of first refusal agreement with NBC Universal.) Said the Weinstein Co., in a statement, ”Obviously we will be appealing and remain committed to our partners.” — Tim Stack