WEEK IN REVIEW: Mary-Kate Heading Home
07/23/2004 AT 03:00 PM EDT
JUST FRIENDS: Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal have split after two years together, Gyllenhaal's rep, Stephen Huvane, told PEOPLE. "Kirsten and Jake remain the best of friends," Huvane said. "Details regarding when and why their romantic relationship stopped are not being provided, but suffice it to say it happened some time ago. They are still very close."
FATHER FEDERLINE: Moesha actress Shar Jackson gave birth to her second baby with dancer and Britney Spears fiancé Kevin Federline, PEOPLE reported. Jackson delivered the boy at around 10:30 a.m. PT at a hospital in Orange County, Calif., her manager confirmed. Federline paid a solo visit about three hours later, according to a source. Jackson, 27, also has a 2-year-old daughter, Kori, with Federline, whom she dated for four years. Spears recently told PEOPLE she plans to meet the children, and would like kids of her own.
BRANDY'S SECRET: Last year's "divorce" of R&B singer and actress Brandy from music producer Robert Smith wasn't a divorce at all – because they were never married, Smith said this week during a New York radio interview. The 24-year-old said they simply pretended to be married (at her mother's insistence) to protect Brandy's wholesome image after she became pregnant with their now 2-year-old daughter, Sy'rai. After Smith's revelation, Brandy, 25, said in a statement that she was "hurt and shocked": "We still share a common bond through our daughter, Sy'rai, (though) he is not thinking about her, me, or what we had together."
RONSTADT'S RAP: Las Vegas's bankrupt Aladdin Hotel, which booted Linda Ronstadt off its stage after she praised anti-Bush filmmaker Michel Moore last weekend, will welcome the singer back once its new owner is in place. Planet Hollywood CEO Robert Earl said in a statement: "We ... want to make it clear that Planet Hollywood has never, in our 13-year history, restricted any artist's right to free speech, and we will continue with that policy once we take ownership." About the incident, Ronstadt, 58, told the L.A. Times: "I want people to get their head up out of their mashed potatoes and learn something about the issues and go and vote. I'm not telling them how to vote. I'm saying, 'Get information about the issues.'"