Plus Chace Crawford, Malcolm McLaren, and more stars making news the week of April 16, 2010
Singer Robin Thicke, 32, and actress wife Paula Patton, 34, welcomed son Julian Fuego in L.A. April 6.
Screenwriter Diablo Cody, 31, is expecting her first child with spouse Dan Maurio…. Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jessica Capshaw, 33, and husband Christopher Gavigan will greet their second child later this year.
Glee‘s Jane Lynch, 49, confirmed April 10 she’ll wed psychologist Lara Embry.
Former Fringe costars Anna Torv, 32, and Mark Valley, 45, confirmed April 9 that they have ended their marriage.
Chace Crawford, 24, has left the lead role in the upcoming Footloose remake.
Bret Michaels, 47, was hospitalized April 11 in San Antonio for emergency appendix surgery. The rocker — turned — reality TV star is rescheduling some tour dates; a statement online said he’s ”doing well.”
On April 9, former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, 38, was ordered to remain in Mexico as a possible suspect in the murder of his wife, Monica, whose body was found April 8 in Cancún. Beresford-Redman has claimed innocence. His parents have been awarded guardianship of the couple’s two children…. In a memorandum filed April 6 in New York, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, and her father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, 93, asked for leniency for Michael Douglas‘ son Cameron. In the letter, Zeta-Jones called her 31-year-old stepson — who’s facing up to 10 years in prison on drug charges — a ”caring, considerate, worthy human being.”… Steven Seagal, 60, was sued April 12 in L.A. for sexual harassment, illegal sex trafficking, and wrongful termination. Aspiring model Kayden Nguyen, 23, claims she was hired as an executive assistant, but was expected to act as one of Seagal’s ”attendants,” women who allegedly served his sexual needs. She’s seeking more than $1 million in damages. Seagal’s attorney has called the suit ”ridiculous.” — With additional reporting by Stewart Allen, Nicole Sperling, and Simon Vozick-Levinson
Jennifer Garner, 38
Nick Hornby, 53
Conan O’Brien, 47
Kate Hudson, 31
Patti LuPone, 61
No Girlfriend? No Problem! Jim Carrey Turns to Twitter
Please, Jim Carrey, step away from the Twitter stream. In recent days, the newly single actor, 48, has banged out a string of manic tweets, sounding off on everything from his breakup with Jenny McCarthy, 37, to Tiger Woods‘ affairs. His digital grandstanding began April 6, when news of the split broke. ”Jenny and I have just ended our 5 yr relationship,” he tweeted. ”I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared, and I wish her the very best!” Then, during the next few days, Carrey unleashed what he dubbed the ”Wise-Kraken” — apologies to Clash of the Titans — and took a particular interest in Woods, who was then playing in the 2010 Masters. (The embattled golfer, 34, finished fourth in the tournament, his first since last year’s sex scandal landed him in rehab.) On April 9, Carrey wrote, ”Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself.” Two hours later, the actor moved on to Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, 30: ”No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity. Elin had [to be] a willing participant on the ride.”
Not surprisingly, Carrey’s remarks — which seemed an attempt to justify Woods’ many indiscretions — caused quite a stir in cyberspace. (Our post on EW.com, for example, sparked 1,500 comments.) ”My people called and said I might have to tame my tweets,” Carrey admitted. But as of press time, the actor was still letting his fingers do the talking. ”I do not plan 2 bow to expectations,” he posted April 12. ”This is no breakdown! It’s a breakthrough!” — John Young
Malcom McLaren (1946 –2010)
Rock manager Malcolm McLaren worked with the New York Dolls, Bow Wow Wow, and, most famously, punk-rock icons the Sex Pistols. But the puckish McLaren, who died on April 8 from mesothelioma at the age of 64, was more professional provocateur than mere music-biz bean counter. He was also an artist in his own right, whose output included the influential 1983 album Duck Rock. ”He led an amazing life,” McLaren’s son, Joseph Corré, tells EW. ”He’s the original punk rocker.” — Clark Collis