Sada Thompson dies at 83
Plus Alicia Silverstone, Paul McCartney, and other stars in the news the week of May 6, 2011
The Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton, 35, gave birth to a baby boy, Tate, on May 6 in London. He is her second child with her fiancé, singer Jade Jones…. Actress Alicia Silverstone, 34, and her husband, musician Christopher Jarecki, welcomed their first child, son Bear Blu, on May 5…. Comedian Jay Mohr, 40, and actress Nikki Cox, 32, greeted a son, Meredith Daniel, on May 5 in Los Angeles…. Rocker Bryan Adams, 51, became a father for the first time on April 22 when his girlfriend, Alicia Grimaldi, gave birth to a girl, Mirabella Bunny.
No Doubt drummer Adrian Young, 41, announced May 4 that he and his wife, Nina, are expecting a baby girl this June. She will be the couple’s second child.
Marie Osmond, 51, and motivational speaker Stephen Craig were married in Las Vegas on May 4. The couple had previously tied the knot in 1982 but ended up getting divorced three years later.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney, 68, and his girlfriend of four years, Nancy Shevell, have announced their engagement…. Actor and future Superman Henry Cavill, 28, got engaged to equestrian Ellen Whitaker on May 5.
Reps for Whitney Houston, 47, announced on May 9 that the singer is attending an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 94, was admitted to an L.A. hospital on May 4 for pneumonia. Her publicist says her condition has stabilized.
Meredith Vieira, 57, announced during the May 9 broadcast of NBC’s Today show that she will be leaving the program in June and will be replaced by Ann Curry.
On May 2, a California appeals court rejected an effort by record producer Phil Spector, 71, to overturn his 2009 conviction for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is currently serving a sentence of 19 years to life.
Singer-songwriter John Walker, of ’60s and ’70s group the Walker Brothers, died May 7 of liver cancer at his L.A. home. The pop trio had hits with songs like ”Make It Easy on Yourself” and ”The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore.” Walker was 67…. Actress Dana Wynter, 79, best known for starring in the 1956 sci-fi film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, died May 5 of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Ojai, Calif…. TV and stage actress Sada Thompson, 83, who played the mother on the 1970s ABC drama Family, died of lung disease in Danbury, Conn., on May 4…. Marian Mercer, 75, a Tony award-winning actress and star of It’s a Living, died April 27, reportedly from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Robert Pattinson, 25
Stephen Colbert, 47
Cate Blanchett, 42
Megan Fox, 25
Janet Jackson, 45
Tina Fey, 41