Viacom co-chief Les Moonves, 55, and CBS Early Show anchor Julie Chen, 35, tied the knot Dec. 23 during a private ceremony in Acapulco.
Denise Richards, 33, and her husband, Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, 39, are expecting their second child in June. The couple, who wed in June of 2002, have a 10-month-old daughter, Sam. Sheen also has a daughter, Cassandra, 20, from a previous relationship.
Model-actress Ali Landry and Saved by the Bell alum Mario Lopez, both 31, have finalized their divorce. The pair filed for the big D in June after just seven weeks of marriage.
On Dec. 23 in L.A., Marlon Brando’s former business manager Jo An Corrales filed a $3.5 million claim against the deceased actor’s estate. Corrales alleges that she was wrongfully terminated from employment and that Brando, who died July 1, 2004, sexually harassed her and breached their contract. An executor for Brando’s estate could not be reached…Susan Loggans has filed a court action against California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 57, and his wife, Maria Shriver, 49, claiming the couple misrepresented the condition of their home, which she reportedly bought for $7.95 million last September. Loggans alleges that they failed to disclose “construction defects” in the estate’s swimming pool and tennis court. A lawyer for the governor says, “We think this is a relatively small matter that’s going to get resolved before or during arbitration.”
On Dec. 19 in L.A., actor Josh Brolin, the 36-year-old son of James Brolin and stepson of Barbra Streisand, was arrested on suspicion of battery for allegedly beating his wife of four months, Oscar nominated actress Diane Lane, 39. Brolin was freed on $20,000 bail. A spokes-woman for the couple said the incident was a “misunderstanding” and that Lane is not filing charges….Actress Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), 25, was arrested Dec. 17 for allegedly barging into a New York City apartment and threatening a dog. Lyonne was charged with criminal mischief, trespassing and harassment and is due in court Jan. 19.
NFL great Reggie White, 43, known as the “Minister of Defense” because he was an ordained minister and a celebrated defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Carolina Panthers, died in Huntersville, N.C., on Dec. 26 from what officials believe were complications due to respiratory problems…. Author and social activist Susan Sontag, 71, who gained fame in 1964 with her essay “Notes on Camp” for the Partisan Review, died Dec. 28 of leukemia in Manhattan. Sontag wrote 17 books including the 1992 bestseller The Volcano Lover.