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- August 27, 2012
- Vol. 78
- No. 9
It's a boy for The Hills' Kristin Cavallari, 25, and her Chicago Bears quarterback fiance, Jay Cutler, 29. "We are thrilled to welcome Camden Jack Cutler into the world," Cavallari tweeted on Aug. 8. "He was born this morning weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. Everyone is doing great!" The baby is the couple's first child. Former Bachelorette star Jen Schefft, 36, gave birth to her second daughter, Charlotte Grace, July 31. She and her husband, Joe Waterman, 38, have another daughter, Mae Elizabeth, 20 months. Superman Returns actor Brandon Routh, 32, and his wife, actress Courtney Ford, 34, are now the proud parents of Leo James. Their son arrived on Aug. 10. "We're in awe.... We can't take our eyes off him!" the first-time parents told PEOPLE.
Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci, 51, confirmed to the New York Daily News on Aug. 6 that he had recently wed Felicity Blunt, a literary agent and the sister of actress Emily Blunt. Tucci had three children with his late wife, Kate, who died in 2009 of breast cancer.
Oscar-nominated actor Bob Hoskins (inset), 69, who has entertained audiences for 40 years and starred in such films as the critically acclaimed Mona Lisa (1986) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), announced on Aug. 8 that he is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. "He wishes to thank all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career," a rep for Hoskins said. "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family."
Jessica Simpon's dad, Joe Simpson, 54, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated on Aug. 4 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The former minister spent the night in jail and was released the next morning. Dancing with the Stars alum and NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, 34, was arrested Aug. 11 for allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, 36, after a domestic dispute. Johnson was charged with a misdemeanor and released from jail the next day. Soon after, his football contract with the Miami Dolphins was terminated, and VH1 pulled his upcoming reality series Ev and Ocho.
Mel Stuart, director of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, died of cancer on Aug. 9 in L.A. He was 83. Stuart cemented his status in film history when he chose to direct Wonka after his young daughter Madeline, an avid fan of Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, asked him to make a movie.
'BABY BELUGA' DIES Kavna, the beluga whale that was an inspiration for the beloved children's song "Baby Beluga" by Raffi Cavoukian, died Aug. 6, likely from cancer, at the Vancouver Aquarium. Kavna, about 46, was one of the oldest beluga whales in captivity. When musician Raffi first met Kavna in 1979, it was love at first sight. "[Kavna] came out of the water and placed a gentle, graceful kiss on my cheek, and I couldn't stop talking about it for weeks," he told a Canadian radio station. Raffi soon wrote what would become a hit song about an imaginary whale that swims wild and free in the ocean. The song was also featured on the ABC sitcom Full House as Michelle Tanner's (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) favorite song.
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