Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer's anniversary and Vince Vaughn's engagement made news the week of March 9, 2009
There’ll be no wedding crashing for Vince Vaughn, 38, who is reportedly set to marry his girlfriend, Canadian real estate agent Kyla Weber, 29. A rep for Vaughn declined to comment.
Gossip Girl‘s Matthew Settle, 39, became a father when his wife, actress Naama Nativ (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan), 25, gave birth to a daughter on March 5 in New York City. Aven Angelica is the first child for both.
Who’ll take care of Nadya Suleman‘s eight new babies? Dr. Phil McGraw, 59, announced on the March 10 episode of his TV show that neonatal agency Angels in Waiting will help out. In other ”Octomom” news, Suleman, 33, is moving into a new $500,000 home in La Habra, Calif….M.I.A., 31, won’t be revealing her son’s name anytime soon. The musician replied tartly to an online rumor that she had named him Ickitt with a March 6 blog post: ”MY BABY IS NOT CALLED ICKITT, PICKIT OR LICKIT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.”
Happy birthday to Carrie Underwood, who turned 26 on March 10.
Martha Stewart, 67, lost her dog Genghis Khan in an accidental propane-tank explosion that killed 16 dogs at a Pennsylvania kennel on March 6. In a blog post, Stewart called the incident ”a terrible event.”… In happier news, Oprah Winfrey, 55, announced on March 6 that her new cocker spaniel’s name will be Sadie.
Jimmy Kimmel, 41, and Sarah Silverman, 38, have reportedly broken up again. The comic couple dated for five years before ending their relationship last summer and getting back together months later. A rep for the couple declined to comment.
Chris Brown, 19, was charged March 5 in L.A. with felony counts of assault and making criminal threats, nearly a month after allegedly beating his girlfriend, Rihanna, 21. The singer has not yet entered a plea on either count…. Amy Winehouse, 25, was charged with assault on March 5 after voluntarily meeting with London police. The charges stem from a September 2008 incident in which she allegedly punched a fan at a charity event. The singer, who is due back in court March 17, subsequently canceled her scheduled appearance at next month’s Coachella music festival…. Author Clive Cussler, 78, was ordered on March 9 to pay $13.9 million in legal fees to the production company that made a movie out of his novel Sahara, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz. Cussler already was ordered to pay $5 million to Crusader Entertainment after losing a lawsuit in 2007…. Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon, 40, is facing assault charges after allegedly punching her onetime boyfriend. The reality star, who denies the allegations, will return to court March 31.
Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay, 45, underwent a second surgery related to the collapsed lung she suffered in January, reports EW’s Michael Ausiello exclusively. She was hospitalized on March 3 in New York after experiencing discomfort. (See ”The Ausiello Files” on page 56 for more details.)… Robin Williams, 57, prepared to undergo heart surgery this past week. The comic was admitted to the hospital after complaining of shortness of breath. — With additional reporting by Stewart Allen
One-Year Anniversary: Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer
”Who ever said that every relationship has to last forever?” said Jennifer Aniston, 40, this week to the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday’s You magazine. ”That’s hoping for too much. I think every relationship is a world unto itself.” If that’s the case, Aniston’s world has gotten more secure since she and boyfriend John Mayer, 31, celebrated at the Oscars last month, where they marked the one-year anniversary of the night they first met.
The ensuing 12 months, however, weren’t as fairy-tale lovely as those bookends make it sound. After dating for less than six months, Aniston and the singer-guitarist broke up last August, which Mayer infamously announced during an impromptu press conference on the street in New York. ”I don’t want to waste somebody’s time if something’s not right,” he said. Still, they reunited in the fall, with their Oscar coming-out further confirming their change of heart. Said a friend of Mayer’s to PEOPLE magazine this week: ”They’ve come a long way as far as understanding each other.” On his Twitter page, Mayer even copped to voting on PEOPLE’s online ”Is He a Keeper?” poll about him. ”I clicked ‘Love Him,”’ he said. (He was in the minority. Sixty-two percent voted for the actress to ”Lose Him.”) As for Aniston, she told EW earlier this winter, ”When I was a kid, I used to put Shaun Cassidy on my wall. I was going to marry him. Didn’t happen.” Perhaps things will turn out differently this time around? — Additional reporting by Josh Rottenberg