Survivor host Jeff Probst, 39, filed for divorce from his wife, psychotherapist Shelley Wright, 34, on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple, who have no children, were married in 1996.
In other Survivor news, producer Mark Burnett, 40, and CBS sued Stacey Stillman, 28, one of the show’s early castoffs, for at least $5 million on Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. Their suit accuses Stillman of “extortion.” On Feb. 5 Stillman sued Burnett and CBS for $75,000 and punitive damages, alleging that Burnett manipulated the voting among contestants.
Actress Liv Tyler, 23, who will star in the epic The Lord of the Rings (and who is the daughter of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler), reportedly plans to wed longtime boyfriend Royston Langdon, 28, lead singer of the rock band Spacehog. No word yet on a date.
Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, 32, who played Gina on the FOX series Martin, and her husband, actor Duane Martin, 35, are expecting their first child this summer. Campbell-Martin will costar with Damon Wayans on ABC’s new sitcom My Wife and Kids….
Actress Cynthia Watros, 32, who plays Erin on FOX’s Titus, is pregnant with twins. She and her husband, restaurateur Curtis Gilliland, 39, anticipate a July delivery.
Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, 57, married screenwriter Sarah Paley, 44, on Feb. 23 in New York City. Kerrey, who recently became president of New School University in Greenwich Village, and Paley, a former writer for Saturday Night Live, have dated since 1997.
Warner LeRoy, owner of such dazzling and successful New York City restaurants as Tavern on the Green and the revamped Russian Tea Room, died in Manhattan on Feb. 22 of complications from lymphoma. He was 65….
Actress Rosemary DeCamp, 90, who played James Cagney’s mother in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy and Mario Thomas’s mom in the 1960s series That Girl, died in Torrance, Calif., on Feb. 20 after a bout with pneumonia….
Robert Weiskopf, an award-winning writer for such comedies as I Love Lucy and All in the Family, died of undisclosed causes on Feb. 20 in L.A. at age 86….
Archie Randolph “A.R.” Amnions, a longtime English and poetry professor at Cornell University, died on Feb. 25 of cancer in Ithaca, N.Y. Ammons, who began writing poetry aboard a Navy destroyer during World War II, won two National Book Awards. He was 75.
Pop superstar Michael Jackson, 42, broke his right foot on Feb. 22 when he tripped on the stairs at his home, the Neverland ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Even though he is on crutches and has a cast up to his knee, Jackson plans to speak at Oxford University on March 6.
James Hall, 20, the driver in the single-car crash last April in Malibu that seriously injured passenger Sean Brosnan, 17, son of actor Pierce Brosnan, 48, began a six-month jail term on Feb. 26. Hall pleaded no contest in January to one count of drunken driving. Sean suffered serious abdominal injuries.