ON HOLD: NBC newswoman Maria Shriver, 47, is taking a leave of absence while her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 56, campaigns for governor of California, says the Hollywood Reporter. Shriver, a correspondent and contributing anchor to "Dateline" (and also a Kennedy cousin), wanted to take a hiatus to avoid potential conflicts of interest until the recall vote on Oct. 7, an NBC spokesperson said, adding that it was too soon to say what Shriver will do if her husband wins the election.
MARRIED: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum, 27, wed at their L.A. home Aug. 2, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue. Hundreds of guests, including Clive Davis and Grohl's former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum and 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, also were married Aug. 2, in Philadelphia. Three of the rocker's bandmates, including frontman Mark McGrath, served as groomsmen. It is the first marriage for both.
QUOTED: "I want to be with my baby and my little girl. I want some real family time, because I've been working a lot the last two or three years." -- Reese Witherspoon, 27, to USA Today, on her busy film schedule.
BANNED: Goth rocker Marilyn Manson has been stopped by a Six Flags amusement park in New York from performing his headlining set on the Ozzfest tour next week, reports AFP. "Contractual agreement gives us the right to restrict artists from performing in our concert venue," the Six Flags park near Buffalo said in a terse statement. "We decided to pass on the Marilyn Manson performance." The absence of Marilyn Manson -- who is no stranger to bans -- will leave more stage time for fellow Ozzfest performers such as Korn, Disturbed and tour founder Ozzy Osbourne.
FINED: Legendary actor Omar Sharif, 71, was fined $1,700 and given a one-month suspended prison sentence for head-butting a police officer in a Paris casino last month, reports Reuters. The actor, best known for starring roles in epics like "Doctor Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia," was arguing with the croupier at a Roulette table when the police officer tried to intervene. Sharif, a devoted gambler who has played bridge professionally, was also ordered to pay $340 in damages to the police officer.