Plus Sandra Bullock, Megan Fox, and more celebrities making news the week of July 2, 2010
Season 5 American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, 24, is engaged to her boyfriend of two and a half years, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, who proposed June 15 in Rosemary Beach, Fla.
Mena Suvari, 31, and concert producer Simone Sestito, who met in 2007, were married June 26 in Vatican City…. America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan, 45, wed writer Celia Walden on June 24 in Oxfordshire, England…. Jonah Hex‘s Megan Fox, 24, and Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Brian Austin Green, 36, were married in Hawaii. It’s the first marriage for both.
Director Sofia Coppola, 39, and her husband, Phoenix singer Thomas Mars, recently welcomed a second daughter, Cosima, in New York City. They are also parents to Romy, 3.
Gregg Allman, 62, is doing well after undergoing a liver transplant June 23 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Allman Brothers Band member was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2007 and, ultimately, chronic liver failure…. Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton, 51, underwent brain surgery in Boston June 23 to remove a recurrence of a benign tumor that first appeared in 2004. He is expected to make a full recovery…. Katy Perry, 25, received 17 stitches in her leg after injuring herself dancing at an after-party for the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto June 20.
On June 27, Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, 49, was arrested for an alleged DUI in Las Vegas. He was released on $2,000 bail that day; a court appearance is pending. This is not Neil’s first alcohol-related bust: He served 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving following a 1984 car accident that left his passenger dead…. Former Melrose Place star Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 38, who played Sandy on the original series, was involved in a June 27 car accident near Princeton, N.J., that left one person dead and another in critical condition. The actress, who faces DWI and vehicular homicide charges, could be looking at up to 10 years in jail if convicted. Locane-Bovenizer’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.
It’s officially over: Sandra Bullock, 45, and Jesse James, 41, finalized their divorce June 28 in Austin. The Oscar winner filed for divorce in April, amid reports of James’ infidelity…. Mel Gibson, 54, filed a temporary restraining order against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva June 24 in L.A., according to Gibson’s rep. The order, reaffirming his visitation rights to their 7-month-old daughter, came one day after Grigorieva filed her own restraining order, reportedly over an alleged altercation that occurred earlier this year. (Gibson’s camp denies any assault.) A court date has been set for later this month…. On June 17, federal prosecutors in New York charged a Philadelphia man with the interstate stalking of former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Kathryn Erbe, 44. Charles Nagel, 36, allegedly visited the L&O set multiple times and contacted Erbe through MySpace. Nagel has been jailed since his arrest. He is due in court July 1 and faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted. His lawyer insists Nagel is just ”a fan with a few eccentricities.”… A luxury-travel company filed suit against Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter), 40, after the rapper allegedly neglected to pay his bills for multiple private-jet rides. The suit, filed June 21 in Miami by Air Platinium Holdings, claims Jay-Z logged approximately 55 hours on the company’s jet but paid for only 37 hours. They are seeking $137,485 in back fees.
Pete Quaife, 66, the original bassist for the Kinks, died June 23 in Herlev, Denmark, of kidney failure…. Funk-rock guitarist Garry Shider, best known for the album Cosmic Slop and his influential role in the Parliament-Funkadelic sound, lost his battle with cancer June 16 in Upper Marlboro, Md. He was 56. — With additional reporting by Stewart Allen
Eva Marie Saint, 86
Jaden Smith, 12
Cameron Crowe, 53
Jane Lynch, 50
This week in crazy celebrity feuds
The rich and famous have a long history of fighting their private battles out in public — and the past few days have brought a new spate of spats. Let’s review.
·Jerry Seinfeld vs. Lady GagaAfter the pop star flipped off Mets fans and wound up in the comedian’s Citi Field luxury box, Seinfeld called Gaga a ”jerk” in a radio interview. ”You take one ‘a’ off that [name] and you’ve got ‘Gag,’ ” he quipped. ”I can’t believe they put her in my box that I paid for! You give people the finger and you get upgraded?” So far the singer has kept silent, letting her finger do the talking.
·Mariah Carey vs. her vet A veterinarian who treated Carey’s three pooches is dogging the singer for $29,559 in outstanding bills. Carey’s camp has bitten back, calling the case ”abusive,” ”crass,” and ”baseless.”
·Joan Rivers vs. her manager The doyenne of comedy has been hit by a not-so-funny suit from her ex-manager Billy Sammeth, who claims he is owed unpaid fees and was unfairly denigrated in the documentary Joan Rivers — A Piece of Work. Rivers says she expects the suit to be dismissed.
·Miley Cyrus vs. vampires Cyrus is perhaps the one teen girl who’s not swooning over the pasty charms of Edward Cullen. The singer said she believes that the bloodsucking fiends, well, suck, telling E!, ”I hate vampires.” She should watch her words: Twilight fans have threatened to stake people for less. — Keith Staskiewicz
Ellen and Dr. Oz win big at the Daytime Emmys
What happens on daytime TV was celebrated in Vegas June 27, when the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held in Sin City. Among the night’s big awards:
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Outstanding Talk Show Host
Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Morning Program
The Today show
Outstanding Game Show
Cash Cab (Host Ben Bailey was also named Outstanding Game Show Host.)
Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress
Michael Park and Maura West (They play on-again, off-again couple Jack Snyder and Carly Tenney on long- running soap As the World Turns, which will air its final episode this fall.)