Former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter Sarah, 28, a University of California, San Francisco medical student, wed businessman Bill Lee, 37, in Beverly Hills July 14. The family of the Monique Lhuillier-clad bride threw a rehearsal dinner the previous night at Crustacean restaurant and a reception at the Beverly Hills Hotel (with Willie Nelson performing).
Former Doritos pitchwoman Ali Landry, 34, and her husband, film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, 30, had their first child, daughter Estela, July 10 in L.A. “Mom and baby are doing great,” Landry’s rep tells PEOPLE…. Brandon Flowers, lead singer of the Killers, and wife Tana, both 26, became first-time parents with the arrival of a son July 14…. Grammy-winner Sarah McLachlan, 39, and her husband, drummer Ashwin Sood, welcomed their second child, daughter Taa-Jah, June 22, her rep announced July 12.
According to Jim’s Courtney Thorne-Smith, 39, and husband Roger Fishman, 46, a media company owner, will have Baby No. 1 this winter…. Author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes), 37, and husband Adam Bonin, 34, a lawyer, will greet their second child in December.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, 31, and his wife of more than two years, Shanna Moakler, 32, have parted again—this time for good, a source tells PEOPLE. (Barker filed for divorce last August, but they reconciled in March.) “About a month ago, the couple separated again,” says a source close to Moakler. “She moved out. As far as she’s concerned, it’s over.” Barker and the former Miss USA have son Landon, 3, and daughter Alabama, 19 months. Moakler has daughter Atiana, 8, from a previous relationship with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. A rep for Barker did not respond to calls.
Ontario County, N.Y., Sheriff Philip Povero tells PEOPLE that text messages had been sent to and from the cell phone of driver Bailey Goodman, 17, less than two minutes before the car crash that killed her and four former classmates June 26. “We’re not stating for a fact that it contributed,” Povero says. “It’s a possible contributing factor.” Goodman, along with fellow Fairport High School cheerleaders Hannah Congdon, 18, Meredith McClure, 17, and Sara Monnat, 18, and friend Katie Shirley, 18, perished when her SUV collided with a tractor-trailer near East Bloomfield, N.Y.
Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland (inset), 26, collapsed onstage July 15 in Lagos, Nigeria, while performing at the ThisDay Music Festival. Her rep said in a statement that Rowland was in “good condition” after treatment for dehydration at a local hospital.
Claudia “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson, 94, widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), died of natural causes July 11 at her home in Austin, Texas. She had been hospitalized for nearly a week last month after suffering from a low-grade fever. The lifelong nature enthusiast—who wed Johnson in 1934 and had two daughters, Lynda, now 63, and Luci, 60—was laid to rest next to her husband July 15 beneath a canopy of oak trees at the Johnson family cemetery in Stonewall, Texas. “My special cause,” Lady Bird (a childhood nickname) once said, “is to preserve the wildflowers and native plants that define the regions of our land and [provide] the quiet joys and satisfactions I have know since my childhood.”