Monitor: July 11, 2014
Courteney Cox and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid get engaged, Shia LaBeouf faces legal issues, and more
Courteney Cox, 50, is getting hitched! The Cougar Town star announced her engagement to Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, 37, on June 26 via Twitter.
Thirty-six fans at a Boston concert by EDM superstar Avicii were hospitalized due to drug and alcohol consumption on June 25. There were no fatalities.
Joining the Club
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 271 artists and execs to join its ranks, including Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Shia LaBeouf, 28, was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after being disruptive during a performance of Cabaret in NYC on June 26. The actor was escorted out of the theater in handcuffs during intermission, held in jail overnight, and released the following morning.
Legendary R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack was confirmed dead by his label on June 27. He was 70…. Mary Rodgers, who wrote the book Freaky Friday and composed the musical Once Upon a Mattress, died on June 26 in her Manhattan home. She was 83…. Stuntman Terry Richards, best known as the Cairo swordsman who was taken down by Indiana Jones’ bullet in Raiders of the Lost Ark, died in Ruislip, England, on June 14 at age 81.