Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Jason Priestley, 34, and his longtime girlfriend Naomi Lowde have announced their engagement. No wedding plans have been revealed. This will be the second marriage for Priestley.
Celeste Holm, 85, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 1947's Gentlemen's Agreement, married opera singer Frank Basile, 41, at Sardi's restaurant in Manhattan April 29. The couple, who have been dating for nearly four years, surprised 300 friends by bringing a judge to marry them.
Dixie Chick Martie Maguire, 34, and her husband, Gareth, 29, a teacher, welcomed twin girls April 27 in Austin, Texas. Eva Ruth and Kathleen Emilie are the couple's first children.
Citing irreconcilable differences, actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans (Scary Movie), 45, filed for divorce from his wife, Daphne, 32, April 30 in L.A. The couple, who have five children together, dated for over a decade before marrying in 2001.
Actor Nicholas Brendon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer), 33, checked himself into a rehab center for alcohol addiction. "The best way for me to regain my health was to enter a treatment facility," said Brendon in a statement.
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Christina Aguilera, 23, canceled her planned U.S. tour, which was scheduled to kick off May 13, because of strained vocal cords. Aguilera said she was "extremely disappointed."
On April 30 a jury acquitted former NBA star Jayson Williams of aggravated manslaughter in the February 2002 shooting death of limousine driver Costas Christofi (PEOPLE, March 11, 2002). However, Williams, 36, was found guilty of covering up the death.
On April 28 in L.A., CTB Film, a Russian production company, sued actor Michael Biehn (The Abyss), 47, for allegedly showing up intoxicated during the filming of the drama The American last November. The company, which is seeking at least $1 million in damages, claims that because of Biehn's condition it had to suspend production for several days. A rep for Biehn had no comment.
Novelist Hubert Selby Jr., 75, best known for 1964's Last Exit to Brooklyn and 1978's Requiem for a Dream, died of lung disease April 26 in L.A....
Songwriter Ritchie Corded, 61, who wrote dozens of pop hits, including "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' " and "I Love Rock N' Roll," died of pancreatic cancer April 13 in New York City.