The marriage of actors Angelina Jolie
, 28, and Billy Bob Thornton, 47, was dissolved on May 27 in L.A. Jolie filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences last July (PEOPLE, Aug. 5, 2002), two years after the couple had wed. Last year the couple adopted a son, Maddox, now 18 months, from Cambodia. It was the fifth marriage for Thornton and the second for Jolie....
On June 2 the London prosecutors at the trial of five men accused of plotting to kidnap former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, 29 (PEOPLE, Nov. 18, 2002), decided to drop the case after ruling that the evidence of a key witness was unreliable. Beckham could not be reached for comment.
Grammy-winning country singer Travis Tritt, 40, and his wife, Theresa, 30, a former model, are expecting their third child in December. The couple have a daughter, Tyler, 5, and a son, Tristan, 3.
Plus-size model Mia Tyler, 24, the daughter of Aero-smith frontman Steven Tyler, and Dave Buckner, 27, drummer for the rock band Papa Roach, got engaged on June 2. The couple, who plan to get tattoos on their ring fingers in lieu of wedding bands, haven't set a wedding date. It will be the first marriage for both.
Law & Order
On June 2, Stone Temple Pilot's lead singer Scott Weiland, 35, pleaded not guilty to drug possession in an L.A. municipal court. The rocker, who is free on $10,000 bail, was arrested on May 17 when police discovered drugs in his car after a routine traffic stop. Weiland's lawyer had no comment.
Paul Gray, 31, the bassist for the heavy-metal band Slipknot, was arrested for drug possession and drunk driving on June 1 in Des Moines after he allegedly drove his Porsche through a red light and into another car. According to prosecutors, marijuana and cocaine were found in the vehicle. Gray was released after posting $3,800 bail. A rep for the band could not be reached for comment.
Singer Barry Manilow, 59, broke his nose at his Palm Springs home on May 30, when he bumped into a wall in the middle of the night. "I may have to have my nose fixed, and with this nose it's going to require major surgery," joked Manilow afterward.
Actress Martha Scott, 90, who in 1938 originated the role of Emily in the Broadway version of Our Town
and was nominated for an Oscar for portraying that character in the 1940 movie, died of undisclosed causes on May 28 in Van Nuys, Calif. She went on to appear in dozens of movies, including The Desperate Hours
(1955) and Airplane!
Advertising executive-turned-actor Richard Cusack, 77, the father of actors John and Joan Cusack, died of pancreatic cancer at his Evanston, Ill., home on June 2. He appeared in more than a dozen movies, including My Bodyguard
(1980) and The Fugitive
(1993). His three other children—Susie, Ann and Bill Cusack—are also actors.