Actor/comedian Jay Mohr and actress Nikki Cox have added a son to their family: Cox gave birth to Meredith Daniel on Thursday, according to People. Mohr, 40, and Cox, 32, wed in 2006. Mohr also has a son from his previous marriage.
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Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was taken via ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday after she began having difficulty breathing, Reuters reports, and was admitted for pneumonia. Her condition was reported as serious. Gabor, 94, has been in and out of hospitals for the better part of a year after breaking her hip in July; her right leg eventually had to be amputated above the knee.
A decomposing body found on April 27 in the Los Angeles home of actress Yvette Vickers is presumed to be the 82-year-old former B-movie starlet, but the Associated Press reports that DNA tests might be required and confirmation could take a week. She was discovered by a neighbor who noticed her mail was piling up. Police, who don’t suspect foul play, say she may have died months ago.
Vickers grew up in Kansas City, Mo., and got her first screen credit in 1950′s Sunset Boulevard. Though she also had a bit part in Hud, she became more famous for B-movies, like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches, and posing for Playboy.
January Jones, who stars as Betty Francis on the AMC drama Mad Men, is pregnant, reports People. In confirming the news to the magazine, a representative for the actress did not reveal the identity of the father, but noted that the baby, Jones’ first, is due this fall. Jones stars in June’s X-Men: First Class, while the fifth season of Mad Men premieres in 2012.
In stark contrast to the last time the Writers Guild of America negotiated a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the WGA announced today that its members had “overwhelmingly” — and quietly — ratified a new three-year contract with the AMPTP by 90.7 percent. The terms run from May 2, 2011 through May 1, 2014, and include increases in pension plan contributions, pay TV payments, and minimum fees.
The WGA famously went on a 100-day strike between Nov. 5, 2007 and Feb. 12, 2008 during the previous contract negotiation, largely over payment for new media.
Actor Rob Schneider (Grown Ups) married Patricia Azarcoya Arce in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills on April 23. “Patricia and I were surrounded by our closest friends and family,” the 47-year-old actor said in a statement. “It was the happiest day of my life.”
Actress Emma Watson, 21, will be transferring from Brown University to another university this fall, according to the Associated Press. Watson, who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter films, has recently taken time out of her studies to focus on her movie career.
Former Sony president and chairman Norio Ohga, who helped guide the development of the compact disc and was behind Sony’s purchase of Columbia Pictures, died Saturday of multiple organ failure at 81, the company announced today. Ohga was president of Sony from 1982 through 1995, a time when the Japan-based company expanded into portable electronic devices like the Walkman, and videogaming with the Sony PlayStation.
Lindsay Lohan's grand felony theft charge reduced to misdemeanor, but she's sentenced to 120 days in jail for probation violation
UPDATED: After a two-picture movie deal, Lindsay Lohan scored another victory — and a major setback — today in court: One day after snagging roles in Gotti: Three Generations and Mob Street, the actress’ grand felony charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor. In Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, Judge Stephanie Sautner decided to give Lohan “an opportunity,” saying she had seen more severe cases become misdemeanors. The actress was charged with the felony in February after allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice, Calif., in January.
Judge Sautner did, however, rule that Lohan had violated her probation, after the prosecution presented evidence and testimony from jewelry store employees and two police officers who handled the case. The judge sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service in a L.A. women’s center and the county morgue for the violation. Lohan appealed the ruling and posted $75,000 bail. A pretrial hearing has been set for May 11; if convicted of the misdemeanor, Lohan could face one year in jail. “I see the intent here,” Judge Sautner said during Friday’s hearing. “I see a level of brazenness with ‘Let me see what I can get away with here.’”
Lohan had pleaded not guilty to allegations of theft, and has turned down two plea deals that likely guaranteed jail time. Following the hearing, she told the Associated Press that she looked forward to beginning work on her two films, which include Gotti, the biopic about mob boss John Gotti Sr., in which she’ll play Kim Gotti. (She was previously being considered for the role of Victoria Gotti before producers announced she was no longer in talks for that role.) “I’m really excited to be back on set and clear up all the misinterpretations about me and show this is what I love to do,” she said. “I think in the past, I had a lot of distractions … I’ve learned a lot. I’ve lived a lot. When I’m on set, it’s about the film.”
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