Talk show host Caroline Rhea, 39, and her fiancé of four years, Bob Kelty, 40, a fund-raiser for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, have split. On-air, Rhea had regularly invited viewers of The Caroline Rhea Show to help her pick a wedding gown and bridesmaids' dresses. But the couple, who share homes in L.A. and Manhattan, had never set a date....
Citing irreconcilable differences, Nancy Moonves, 56, an actress, filed for divorce from CBS president and chief executive Les Moonves, 53, on April 22 in L.A. The couple, who have been married for 24 years, have three children.
Growing Pains' alum Alan Thicke, 56, had five teeth knocked out after he was struck by a puck on April 22 in L.A. while practicing for a celebrity hockey game. The Canadian-born actor, who has played hockey since he was 5, required 30 stitches, mostly inside his mouth. Said Thicke: "I've been on the puck diet—it's been a straw for a week. I've lost five teeth and 10 lbs."
Actress Lindsay Sloane (Bring It On), 25, is planning a 2004 wedding to talent manager Dar Rollins, 29. The couple have been dating for two years. It will be the first marriage for both.
On April 28 in L.A., photographer Robert John, 41, sued Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, 41, for allegedly refusing to honor an earlier contract in which Rose agreed to pay $80,000 for hundreds of photos of the band that John has taken since 1985. John claims that Rose has been keeping the photos since January. A rep for Rose did not return calls.
Comedian Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show), 35, pleaded not guilty to trespassing, battery and resisting arrest on April 28 in New Orleans, two days after he was arrested for allegedly refusing to leave a casino and fighting with police who tried to escort him out. Foxx was at Harrah's Casino with his sister Deidra Dixon, 25, who was also arrested. A rep for Foxx, who was released on $1,900 bail, had no comment.
Peter Stone, 73, the first writer to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony Award, died of pulmonary fibrosis on April 27 in Manhattan. Stone, known for his sophisticated wit, nabbed the Academy Award for 1964's Father Goose, the Emmy for 196l's The Defenders and three Tonys for the Broadway musicals 1776, Woman of the Year and Titanic...
Charles Douglass, 93, who in 1953 invented the "laff box," which supplied canned laughter and other audience reaction for TV shows, died of pneumonia in Templeton, Calif., on April 8. Douglass was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 1992....
Elaine Steinbeck, 88, a former stage actress who was married to Nobel Prize-winning novelist John Steinbeck for 18 years, died in Manhattan on April 27 after a long illness. Since her husband's death in 1968, Steinbeck has traveled the world to promote and protect the writer's legacy.
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