Who needs a publicist? Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, 35, recently announced his engagement on his band's page on MySpace.com. "I have met a wonderful girl named Krista from Rhode Island and have asked her to marry me," Durst wrote on the site. "She said yes." The singer met Krista Salvatore, 21, over Memorial Day weekend in Providence, where he's directing his first film. No wedding date has been announced.
It's a love connection for veteran game show host Chuck Woolery, 65, who wed Michigan native Kim Barnes, 40, in an intimate ceremony at Las Vegas's Bellagio Hotel and Casino July 17. It's his fourth marriage.
Kate Hudson won libel damages and a public apology July 20 from the U.K. edition of the National Enquirer after it ran an October 2005 article claiming the actress's mother, Goldie Hawn, wanted her to eat more in a piece entitled "Goldie Tells Kate: Eat Something! And She Listens!" Hudson's lawyer told the court the story implied Hudson, 27, had "foolishly endangered her health." Said Hudson: "I felt I had no choice but to set the record straight."
Survivor winner Richard Hatch reported to a federal prison in Oklahoma last week to begin serving his 51-month sentence for tax evasion. The first-season contestant, 45, was sentenced in May after being convicted of failing to report $1.4 million of income from his prize money and earnings. Hatch's lawyer Michael Minns told The Providence Journal that imprisonment was "bad for Richard, who is an outdoor person."
Saddam Hussein, on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity, was hospitalized after collapsing while in jail July 23 following a more than two-week hunger strike to get better security for his lawyers and protest the court's procedures. After being fed through a tube voluntarily, the former Iraqi dictator, 69, remained under observation and was in good condition, said a court spokesman.
Oscar-nominated actor Jack Warden, a veteran character player, died July 19 in New York City at 85 after suffering from medical problems with his heart and kidney. With an everyman charm, Warden was nominated for three Emmys—two for his 1980s series Crazy Like a Fox and another that he took home for playing coach George Halas in the 1971 TV movie Brian's Song. He appeared in dozens of films during his nearly six-decade career, including Twelve Angry Men, Shampoo and All the President's Men.
... AND A COMIC-STRIP CREATOR DOES TOO
Scott Adams, the force behind office drone Dilbert—and the drawing at left—wed his girlfriend of two years, Shelly Miles, aboard a yacht in San Francisco Bay July 22. It's the first marriage for Adams, 49, and the second for Miles, 37. Guests enjoyed a cruise past the San Francisco Giants' stadium and dancing—the first song was Keith Urban's "You're the Only One." Will art imitate life for Adams? Don't count on it, he says: "Dilbert is not getting married."