WEEK IN REVIEW: Clinton Admits Mistake
LOVE LOST: Courtney Love pulled the plug on her entire lineup of June and July concerts in order to focus on her mounting legal troubles. The rocker "has chosen to take this time to privately address the frivolous, malicious complaints and legal matters that have plagued her this spring," her publicist said in a statement. Love, 39, was due to tour with her new band The Chelsea in support of her latest album, America's Sweetheart. Instead, the former Hole singer will join the band Aug. 1 in Japan, where they will headline the Fuji Festival.
MARRYING MORISSETTE: Alanis Morissette may sing of wrecked relationships, but she certainly doesn't have one. The singer-songwriter is getting ready to tie the knot with her boyfriend, Van Wilder star Ryan Reynolds. "Yes, Alanis is engaged to Ryan," said a rep for the 30-year-old Canadian pop star. Morissette has been dating fellow Canadian Reynolds, 27, for two years now. Speaking to PEOPLE last month, Morissette said of Reynolds: "We have the perfect combination of compatibility and incompatibility that makes the relationship very passionate. It's perfect. I think it's about stretching each other."
BROWN FREED: R&B bad boy Bobby Brown was handed a suspended 90-day jail sentence after missing three child-support payments in a Massachusetts paternity case, the Associated Press reported. On Tuesday, the 35-year-old husband of Whitney Houston was ordered behind bars for three months for contempt of court by Norfolk County Family Court Judge Paula Carey, but the sentence was immediately suspended because the payments had been made Monday, said a court official.
MADONNA RE-INVENTED: Madonna, 45, is now calling herself Esther, an Old Testament name. The artist formerly known as Madonna, who studies the ancient Jewish Kabbalah, told ABC News that her mother, also named Madonna "died when she was very young, of cancer, and I wanted to attach myself to another name. ... This is no way a negation of who my mother was. I wanted to attach myself to the energy of a different name."