Natalie Portman weds Benjamin Millepied, Daya Vaidya welcomes twin sons, and more

By Nuzhat Naoreen
August 10, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Weddings
Natalie Portman, 31, wed choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 35, in Big Sur, Calif., on Aug. 4, People reports. The couple have a 14-month-old son, Aleph.

Births
Unforgettable star Daya Vaidya, 39, welcomed identical twin sons with husband Don Wallace in NYC on July 25. The couple also have a 3-year-old daughter.

Courts
John Travolta, 58, filed papers on Aug. 3 denying allegations that he sexually accosted cruise-ship employee Fabian Zanzi in 2009. Zanzi sued the actor in June for allegedly exposing himself during a meal delivery to Travolta’s Royal Caribbean cabin. Travolta’s lawyer has called it a ”ludicrous lawsuit.”

Ailing
Stand-up comedian and popular podcaster Tig Notaro, 41, revealed during an Aug. 3 set in L.A. that she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Deaths
Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who won three Oscars, four Emmys, four Grammys, and a Tony (for A Chorus Line) — not to mention the Pulitzer Prize — died on Aug. 6 after a brief illness. He was 68…. Mark O’Donnell, the Tony-award-winning co-writer of Hairspray, died at age 58 on Aug. 6 of undisclosed causes…. Olivia Tremor Control singer and Elephant 6 collective cofounder Bill Doss, 43, died on July 31. The cause of death has not been released.

Birthdays

August 14: Mila Kunis, 28; Halle Berry, 45
August 18: Robert Redford, 76; Roman Polanski, 79
August 22: Kristen Wiig, 39
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