Deirdre Gallagher
November 01, 2010 12:00 PM


On Oct. 16 singer Celine Dion, 42, was admitted to a Florida hospital on the recommendation of her doctors to prevent the early delivery of her twins, who are due in early November. St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach said the superstar’s admission “is the standard of care for any patient with twin pregnancy.”


True Blood werewolf Joe Manganiello, 33, howled a proposal to actress-model Audra Marie, 28. The actor, who plays Alcide on the HBO vampire series, met his fiancee last year at a Tampa Super Bowl party.


Supermodel Eva Herzigova, 37, is pregnant with her second child with Italian businessman Gregorio Marsiaj. The Czech beauty, whose son George is 3, was recently spotted shopping for her new arrival at the upscale Bonpoint boutique in London.


A Georgia woman claims her 15-year-old daughter appeared, without parental permission, on a 2009 episode of Tyra Banks‘ (inset) talk show on sex addiction. Beverly McClendon sued the model for $3 million on Oct. 8 in Atlanta, charging negligence and invasion of privacy. McClendon says her daughter Jewel Ciera Washington “has never been diagnosed as a sex addict.” Banks, 36, could not be reached.


Pro BMX dirt-bike rider T.J. Lavin, 33, who was in critical condition after crashing in Las Vegas Oct. 14, was reported to be improving the following week, although still in a medically induced coma. The MTV host suffered brain and eye injuries and a fractured right wrist. His mother texted that her son “moved his hands around and gave the docs a thumbs-up.” • On Oct. 19, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal mischief but faces no jail time for his meltdown onboard a N.Y.-bound flight in August if he successfully completes a year of counseling. He was also ordered to pay the airline $10,000 in restitution. On Aug. 9, Slater, after an alleged confrontation with a passenger, grabbed two beers and slid down the plane’s emergency chute.


A pair of beloved television icons passed away within days of each other. Barbara Billingsley, 94, the cookie-baking, pearl-wearing matriarch on Leave It to Beaver, died after a long illness on Oct. 16 in Santa Monica. As housewife June Cleaver from 1957 to 1963, Billingsley personified the postwar ideal of the suburban stay-at-home mom. Tom Bosley, 83, Richie Cunningham’s folksy father on Happy Days, died of a staph infection on Oct. 19 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. The Tony Award-winning actor also starred in Father Dowling Mysteries and had a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote.

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