Kate Gosselin?s ''Today'' interview, Budd Schulberg's death, and a ''True Blood'' engagement made news the week of August 14, 2009
The latest vampire trend? Marriage! True Blood‘s Anna Paquin, 27, has said yes to her blood-sucking costar Stephen Moyer, 39.
Cheech Marin, 63, of Cheech & Chong fame, wed pianist Natasha Rubin on Aug. 8 in Malibu.
30 Rock‘s Tracy Morgan, 40, reportedly filed for divorce from his wife of over 20 years, Sabina, on Aug. 7 in NYC. The couple have three sons.
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, 28, and wife Tana added one more to the family when their second son, Gunner, was born last week…. The View cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 32, and husband Tim, 31, greeted their third child, son Isaiah, on Aug. 9 in NYC…. Watchmen‘s Patrick Wilson, 36, and his wife, actress Dagmara Dominczyk, 33, welcomed their second son, Kassian, on Aug. 9 in NYC…. Actor Daniel Baldwin, 48, and wife Joanne greeted their second daughter, Finley, on Aug. 7 in L.A…. The Dreamgirl is now a mom: Jennifer Hudson, 27, and her fiancé David Otunga, welcomed their first child, son David Jr., on Aug. 10.
Willie Garson, 45, best known as Carrie’s friend Stanford on Sex and the City, is finalizing the adoption of an 8-year-old boy, Nathan.
Brooks & Dunn, the country-music duo formed in 1991 by Kix Brooks, 54, and Ronnie Dunn, 56, announced Aug. 10 that they’ll be calling it quits after a final tour in 2010.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 61, fell off the stage while performing Aug. 5 at a concert in Sturgis, S.D. Tyler was airlifted to Rapid City Regional Hospital with head and shoulder injuries. The band has postponed five of its shows in Canada, and there is no word yet on the status of several U.S. shows scheduled throughout August and September. This is Tyler’s second injury during the band’s 2009 tour; the musician injured his leg in June, postponing seven concerts.
A 53-year-old man was arrested Aug. 5 for allegedly attempting to stalk Miley Cyrus, 16, after he was found loitering around Tybee Island, Ga., where Cyrus was shooting the movie The Last Song. The Georgia resident was previously arrested June 22 for disorderly conduct when police say he made ”inappropriate comments” to Cyrus’ underage fans near the set. A judge has since granted Cyrus a temporary restraining order against the man, according to papers filed Aug. 5 in Savannah, Ga.
Nude photos allegedly depicting Ashley Greene, 22, who plays the vampire Alice Cullen in the Twilight series, have surfaced online. The actress’ lawyer threatened legal action in a statement, saying: ”The photos in question, which appear to be of our client, are illegal and are being unlawfully displayed.”
Writer-director John Hughes, 59, died of a heart attack on Aug. 6 in NYC (read more about John Hughes’ career here)…. Budd Schulberg, 95, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of On the Waterfront, died Aug. 5 in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Schulberg also penned the 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run?, which introduced the world to the archetypal Hollywood backstabber, Sammy Glick.
— Additional reporting by Stewart Allen
Jon & Kate: He Said, She Said… Enough Said
Unless you’re lucky enough to have taken up residence under a rock (and if so, please tell us where that rock is), you’ve likely spent this past week avoiding Jon and Kate Gosselin’s ongoing, very public divorce battle. In the latest chapter, an unusually reserved Kate appeared on NBC’s Today on Aug. 10 in her first major TV interview since the couple announced their split. In addition to denying that she instigated the breakup, Kate chided her brother and sister-in-law, who she claims are cashing in on their interviews: ”They decided to take their ‘fame’ and make money off my children.” (Oh, the irony.) Jon was set to offer his rebuttal on E! that same night, but at the last minute, the sit-down was scrapped with no explanation. (Despite speculation that TLC, home to Jon & Kate Plus Eight, pulled the plug on the interview, the network had no comment.) Meanwhile, the tabloids aren’t the only ones making money off of the drama: Buycostumes.com has logged more than 1,000 preorders for its ”Eight Is Too Much” wig ($14.99, available in October). No word yet on a Jon costume, but may we suggest an Ed Hardy tee and a young blonde?
— Archana Ram