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- September 17, 2012
- Vol. 78
- No. 12
Tori Spelling is a mom for the fourth time. The Craft Wars host, 39, gave birth to son Finn Davey McDermott on Aug. 30. Finn's middle name, the same as his mother's, honors Spelling's paternal grandfather. She and her husband, actor Dean McDermott, 45, have three other children together-Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, 11 months. E! News host Giuliana Rancic, 38, and husband, Apprentice winner Bill Rancic, 41, welcomed their first child, Edward Duke, born on Aug. 29 via gestational surrogate. The couple announced they were expecting a baby in June after Giuliana struggled with infertility, miscarriage and breast cancer. "Our journey has a happy ending," Bill told PEOPLE.
Oscar winner Russell Crowe, 48, received some help from the U.S. Coast Guard Sept. 1 after getting lost on a kayaking trip off New York's Long Island. The Les Miserables actor and his personal trainer Chris Feather got lost at nightfall but made their way to the shore. The Coast Guard was patrolling the area and heard Crowe call out to them. The two paddled over to the boat, and the officers pulled them aboard. The Gladiator star later tweeted, "Thanks to Seth and the boys from the U.S. Coast Guard for guiding the way...."
Award-winning pop lyricist Hal David, who collaborated with composer Burt Bacharach on dozens of hit songs, including "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "What's New Pussycat?" and "Alfie," died of a stroke Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. He was 91. They won an Oscar for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and won a Grammy for the album Promises, Promises.
The ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and alum of The Girls Next Door Holly Madison, 32, is having her first baby in March with boyfriend and party promoter Pasquale Rotella, 38. "We're in love and counting down the days until we meet our beautiful baby," the former Playboy model told PEOPLE. "I can hardly believe how lucky I am."
Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely, 25, was sentenced to 23 years in prison Aug. 30 for beating to death his ex-girlfriend, UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love, 22, in 2010. Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder in February. He admitted to having a fight with Love that got physical, but his defense team denied he ever meant to kill her. Love's body was found on May 3, 2010, facedown in a bloody pillow in her apartment.
GREEN MILE STAR DIES
Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of a death-row inmate with mystical powers in the 1999 drama The Green Mile, passed away on Sept. 3 in Los Angeles. He was 54. The 6'5", 300-lb. actor was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on July 13 and never fully recovered, according to his fiancée, Rev. Omarosa Manigault, 38, former star of The Apprentice. Duncan's Green Mile costar Tom Hanks said, "Big Mike was magic. He was a big love of a man ... he was the treasure we all discovered."
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