London police arrested an unidentified man on Aug. 31 for allegedly stealing a camera containing digital photos of Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton. The camera was believed to belong to Kate's younger sister Pippa. The pictures included personal snapshots taken of the couple, both 26, during a vacation in the Caribbean last month. The suspect had offered to sell the 40-odd photos to a British newspaper for $91,000.
• Actress MacKenzie Phillips, 48, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Aug. 27 for allegedly possessing drugs. According to police, the former One Day at a Time star was being screened by security when a small amount of heroin and cocaine were found on her person. The daughter of the late John Phillips, founder of the Mamas and the Papas, Phillips has battled addiction in the past and undergone several stints in rehab.
Walter "Killer" Kowalski, 81, a professional wrestling pioneer and one of its biggest names, died on Aug. 30 in Everett, Mass., from complications of a heart attack. The 6'7", 275-lb. Kowalski emerged as a villainous star in the early 1950s, wrestling on the pro circuits for 30 years, appearing in more than 6,000 matches and becoming a TV celebrity.
• Dave Freeman, coauthor of the 1999 travel guide 100 Things to Do Before You Die, passed away Aug. 17 after hitting his head in a fall at his home. The globe-trotting ad agency executive, 47, completed about 50 of the adventures mentioned in his book, including running with the bulls in Spain, attending India's Maha Kumbh Mela festival and mastering what he called "original bungee jumping" by diving off 100-ft. towers on a Pacific island with vines attached to his ankles.
• Ralph Young, 90, of the singing duo Sandler and Young, died on Aug. 29 in Palm Springs, Calif. Teaming up in 1965, Young and Toby Sandler recorded several albums, hosted an NBC summer variety series and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show, while headlining in concerts and nightclubs in the U.S. and Europe.
BACK IN JAIL
Authorities imprisoned Casey Anthony, 22, the mother of missing Caylee Anthony, 3, in Orlando Aug. 29 on check fraud charges unrelated to the girl's disappearance. She had been released from jail on $500,000 bond a week prior, following her July 16 arrest on charges of child neglect and filing a false statement. Meanwhile Orange County Sheriff's Department Sgt. John Allen told Florida TV station WFTV, "We clearly have evidence that indicates there was a dead body in the trunk of Casey's car and that the body was Caylee's."