Hip-hop diva Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty to three tax evasion charges last Friday. She’s scheduled to be sentenced this November. The singer faces a maximum prison sentence of one year for each charge.
Ms. Hill said she had to “go underground” during the three years in question. This year she gave birth to her sixth child and looks none the worse for wear. We do hope this story has a happy ending. Source
It’s no rumor. Soulful singer Adele wants the world to know that she and partner Simon Konecki are expecting their first child together. The happy news was posted to Adele’s website on Friday. The post generated so much traffic that the site crashed. Source
Actress Katie Holmes stunned everyone on Friday when she announced through her lawyer that she’s divorcing actor Tom Cruise after five years of marriage. Holmes is requesting sole custody of their daughter Suri.
Tom Cruise was apparently blindsided by the news he received while working on a film set in Iceland. Divorce is never a happy thing, especially when there’s a child involved. We wish all the best for this family. Source
NBA Champ Dwayne Wade will miss next month’s London Olympics due to necessary knee surgery. The Miami Heat guard played through the entire postseason in pain.
The surgery hasn’t been scheduled but will happen soon. It’s basically a “cleanup” procedure. Wade should not be on crutches for more than one day. He hopes to begin training camp with his team this fall. Source
It’s official. Sports reporter Erin Andrews has separated from ESPN. The network wants to make it known that they did make an aggressive offer to keep her. Fox is reported to be in hot pursuit. Fox Network declined to comment. Source
Good Day New York co-host Greg Kelly will anchor the 6 PM and 10 PM news with Dari Alexander starting on Monday. This is only part of the musical chairs at WNYW. Expect to see former WNYW weatherman Dave Price on GDNY. Check the source link to see who else has been rotated. Source
NBC News won the worst boss award last week for the way they handled Ann Curry’s termination as Matt Lauer’s Today co-host. Despite a week of media speculation Curry gamely showed up and faced the camera each day.
On Thursday Curry gave a tearful farewell to her viewers. On Friday Savannah Guthrie assumed the throne, although the new team won’t officially rollout until July 9. Guthrie began to co-host the third hour of Today last June. She’s also the show’s chief legal correspondent.
Ann Curry has accepted a multiyear deal as international correspondent and anchor-at-large for NBC News. We can expect to see her when she covers the Summer Olympics in London this month. Source
Actor Don Grady died of cancer in his California home last week at the age of 68. He played Robbie on My Three Sons throughout the life of the weekly show from 1960 until 1972.
Mr. Grady began his acting career as a Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club. The California native was also a successful musician. He composed music for TV, films and theater including Phil Donahue’s talk show theme song.
Don Grady is survived by his wife and two children. Check the source link for the LA Times obituary. Source
Writer and director Nora Ephron died in Manhattan yesterday, ending a long battle with leukemia at the age of 71. She will be remembered for romantic comedies that include Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
For Ms. Ephron Heartburn was a catharsis for her failed marriage to Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame. The book is a witty comment on her life in Washington, DC, as well as a narrative of her husband’s infidelity. It was later made into a movie.
Nora Ephron is a native New Yorker. She is survived by two sons from Carl Bernstein and by her second husband Nicholas Pileggi, who she married in 1987. Pileggi is the author of Wiseguy which was adapted for the move Goodfellas. Check the source link for the NY Times obituary. Source
Fashion muse Daphne Guinness has more apparel than she knows what to do with. Tomorrow Christie’s will auction off over 100 items from the beer heiress’ personal wardrobe and photos. The source link maps to their website where you can scroll through photos of Guinness’ fabulous frocks and strange footwear. Source