Monitor: August 10, 2012
Franklin & Bash star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 38, wed ad exec Catriona McGinn on July 28. He was previously married to Lisa Ann Russell, with whom he has two children.
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey, 38, filed for divorce from her husband, Peter Loughran, on July 20. The couple have a son, Wylie, 2…. Can’t Hardly Wait actor Ethan Embry, 34, and wife Sunny Mabrey, 36, filed for divorce on July 20…. Plastic surgeon Paul Nassif filed for separation from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof, 50, on July 30. The couple wed in 2002 and have three sons.
Paparazzo Paul Raef has been charged after allegedly chasing Justin Bieber, 18, down an L.A. freeway on July 6. Raef is the first to be prosecuted under the city’s new anti-paparazzi law, which amps up penalties for creating dangerous situations while following celebrities. Raef could not be reached for comment…. The Jackson family drama continues. On July 25, a judge granted TJ Jackson, 34 — the son of Tito Jackson, 58 — temporary guardianship over Michael Jackson’s kids, Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and ”Blanket,” 10. Michael’s mother, Katherine, 82, who had been appointed their guardian, was with family in Arizona and apparently had no contact with the kids for 10 days. She has since returned to L.A…. The parents of stuntman Kun Liu, who was killed while performing a stunt during the shooting of The Expendables 2, have filed a wrongful-death suit against Millennium Films and stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski.
Author Jonah Lehrer, 31, admitted July 30 that he’d fabricated quotes attributed to Bob Dylan in his best-seller Imagine: How Creativity Works. His publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has pulled the e-book from the market and halted shipments of the physical book.
Character actress Lupe Ontiveros (Selena, Desperate Housewives) passed away on July 26 after a battle with cancer. She was 69…. Irish writer Maeve Binchy, author of the 1990 novel Circle of Friends, died after a short illness on July 30. She was 72…. Chad Everett, who starred on the TV drama Medical Center, died of lung cancer on July 24. He was 75…. French filmmaker Chris Marker, director of the 1962 classic La Jetée, died of undisclosed causes on July 30 at the age of 91.
James Holmes, 24, who allegedly opened fire during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., was charged on July 30. Because the crime was premeditated and showed ”extreme indifference to…human life,” he faces 24 counts of first-degree murder (two for every person killed) and 116 counts of attempted murder (two for every victim injured).
August 4: Billy Bob Thornton, 57
August 6: Geri Halliwell, 40; M. Night Shyamalan, 42
August 7: Charlize Theron, 37
August 8: Dustin Hoffman, 75