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Two-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, 29, and his wife, Kristin, 29, will welcome twins in December. The couple have a 1-year-old son, Luke.


Former TV teen heartthrob Jason Bateman, 32, married actress Amanda Anka, 32, the daughter of singer Paul Anka, on July 3 in Malibu.


George Harrison, 58, said on July 9 that he is “feeling fine” after recently undergoing radiotherapy at the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland for an undisclosed illness that the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Zeitung reported was a brain tumor. “Harrison successfully completed this course, and we foresee no need for further treatment,” his doctor, cancer specialist Franco Cavalli, said in a statement. The former Beatle, who had a cancerous growth removed from one of his lungs at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., earlier this year, also battled throat cancer in 1997.


Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 47, was sentenced July 6 in San Juan to 30 days in jail for trespassing during a protest of U.S. Navy bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques in April. Kennedy’s wife, Mary, is due to give birth to their sixth child imminently.


Country music singer-songwriter Johnny Russell, 61, who cowrote “Act Naturally,” which was a 1965 hit for the Beatles, died July 3 in Nashville of complications from diabetes….

Ely Callaway, who turned his Callaway Golf Company into the world’s largest golf-club maker and designed Big Bertha, the oversize driver that helps weekend golfers play more like the pros, died July 5 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82….

Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler, the author of the 1959 novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, died July 3 at 70 in Montreal from kidney cancer….

Hannelore Kohl, 68, the wife of Germany’s former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, committed suicide July 4 in Ludwigshafen after suffering for seven years with a painful, untreatable allergy to sunlight that forced her to remain indoors….

George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and went on to write the 2000 memoir Life Is So Good, died July 5 in Dallas at 103 of head trauma sustained in a fall this past April.

Legal Matters

Comedian Paula Poundstone, 41, pleaded not guilty in Santa Monica, Calif., July 3 to three counts of lewd acts on a girl under age 14 and one count of child endangerment. She was ordered to stay away from minors without an independent observer being present. A hearing is scheduled for July 30.


On July 6, an Austin, Texas, judge ordered one of President Bush’s twin daughters, Jenna, 19, to pay $500 in fines and suspended her driver’s license for 30 days for violating underage drinking laws. She must also perform 36 hours of community service….

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled July 6 that Los Angeles Magazine does not have to pay actor Dustin Hoffman, 63, the $3 million he won in a 1999 judgment after the magazine ran a computer-altered photo of him in an evening gown and heels. The appeals court decided that the image was protected by the First Amendment.