“We will call him Tenny for short,” Russell Crowe, 42, said of his new son, Tennyson Spencer Crowe, with wife Danielle Spencer, 35. Born July 7 in Sydney, baby Tenny joins big brother Charles, 2. “We have been building [Charlie] up pretty well for it,” said Crowe.
Singers Karen Fairchild, 38, and Jimi Westbrook, 35, of the country band Little Big Town, announced on July 10 that they wed on May 31 in Nashville.
After almost 10 years of marriage, Christie Brinkley, 52, and her husband, architect Peter Cook, 47, are separating. The couple have a daughter together, Sailor, 8.
LeAnn Rimes underwent surgery July 11 in L.A. to repair torn infected tissue in her left leg. The singer canceled three dates in her “This Woman” tour to recover but is due back July 19.
On July 4 in Douglasville, Ga., Survivor: Thailand winner Brian Heidik, 38, was arrested, then charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly shooting a neighbor’s puppy with a bow and arrow. (Heidik claims he thought the dog, who wasn’t seriously injured, was a coyote harassing his pets.) A misdemeanor battery charge was added after Heidik’s estranged wife, Charmaine, 34, told police he had hit her on June 23…. Joey Buttafuoco, 50, who made headlines when his teenage lover Amy Fisher shot his wife, was sentenced to a year in jail July 11 in San Fernando, Calif., after pleading no contest to possessing ammunition as a felon. Buttafuoco was already on probation after pleading guilty to an insurance-fraud charge.
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro endured surgery July 8 to treat an infection and stabilize his right rear ankle, which was broken during the Preakness Stakes in May.
June Allyson died at 88 July 8 in Ojai, Calif., of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis. The chorus girl turned movie star often played the girl-next-door and devoted-spouse roles such as James Stewart’s wife in 1954’s The Glenn Miller Story…. Influential Pink Floyd cofounder Syd Barrett died of undisclosed causes at age 60. The guitarist helped launch the group in 1965. Plagued with drug and mental-health problems, Barrett split from the group in 1968, five years before the release of their most popular album, Dark Side of the Moon.
AN ENRON EXIT
In the aftermath of a trial that came to symbolize corporate greed, Enron founder Kenneth Lay died at 64 of coronary heart disease July 5 in Aspen. Just this May, a Houston jury found Lay guilty of making false statements, conspiracy and securities fraud; he awaited sentencing—and the likelihood of spending the rest of his life in prison—later this year. Legal experts say Lay’s death essentially vacates his criminal conviction, although civil lawsuits against him can still be pursued. “He went out before he served his justice,” says former Enron employee Wendy Hall Tull. “But I was surprisingly sad when I heard about it.”