The owners of Down the Hatch, a bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, persuaded HBO to alter an episode of Sex and the City
in which one of its bartenders was depicted selling marijuana. The bar owners had filed suit against the network Aug. 1 claiming their pub was portrayed as a dump. "This is a neighborhood institution," said co-owner Mitchell Banchik. A spokesman for HBO, which agreed to change the name of the bar, said, "The show meant no disrespect at all."
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum, 27, wed at their L.A. home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including Clive Davis and Grohl's former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum, the second for Grohl, who was divorced from photographer Jennifer Youngblood in 1997....
Stan Frazier, 35, drummer for the rock group Sugar Ray, and publicist Jennifer Casinelli, 24, married in Philadelphia Aug. 2. Three of the rocker's bandmates, including frontman Mark McGrath, served as groomsmen. It is the first marriage for both.
Law and Order
Former Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, 42, was charged with misdemeanor battery July 17 in Dayton, Nev., for allegedly attacking Andrea Terry, 24, a prostitute, at a brothel on July 10. Neil allegedly stopped by the brothel after playing in a concert with the bands Poison and Skid Row. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
On July 31 in L.A., Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, 38, was returned to prison for 10 months for violating his parole by punching a parking attendant in the face in June (PEOPLE, July 14, 2003). The rap mogul, who has been in custody since the incident, was released on parole in 2001 after serving five years for violating probation, which stemmed from a 1992 assault conviction....
Pamela Kaichen, 43, the "Blonde Bandit" who robbed six banks in suburban New York and Connecticut in May (PEOPLE, June 16, 2003), pleaded guilty to federal felony charges July 31 in New Haven. Kaichen, a riding instructor who made off with approximately $42,000, will be sentenced in October....
On Aug. 4, a Santa Monica judge ruled that alleged topless photos of actress Cameron Diaz
, 32, taken a decade ago during a private modeling session, would be temporarily sealed from the public. The Charlie's Angels
star had filed an injunction against photographer John Rutter last month (PEOPLE, July 28, 2003) to keep him from selling the photos to media outlets. The judge will make a final ruling next month.
Music producer Sam Phillips, 80, who founded Sun Records in the early 1950s before discovering Elvis Presley and other rock and country music stars, including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King, died of respiratory failure July 30 in Memphis. The day after Phillips's death, his old Sun studio became the first recording studio to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.