Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry, 33, is a mom. She and husband Cory Hardrict, 35, welcomed son Cree Taylor on June 28, and three days later she tweeted that “my life has now begun.” Mowry’s pregnancy and baby steps at child rearing will air later this summer on her and twin sister Tamera’s new reality show Tia & Tamera.
The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 33, who has a history of alcohol addiction, was hospitalized on June 28 after paramedics reportedly found him slumped on the floor of his London home. A source says that Meyers “did relapse” but denies rumors that the Irish actor tried to commit suicide. Meyers was released from the hospital on the 29th.
U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns, 57, ruled on June 29 that prison doctors can forcibly administer anti-psychotic drugs to Jared Loughner, 22, who is accused of shooting congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 41, killing six and wounding 12 other people during a January rampage in Tucson. Doctors in May diagnosed Loughner (inset) with schizophrenia, and Burns declared him incompetent to stand trial. If Loughner improves, he could be prosecuted for the attacks.
Though they split in December, Iron Man 2 actress Scarlett Johansson, 26, and Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds, 34, are both now officially single again. Their divorce became final on July 1, ending their nearly three-year marriage.
Former college basketball star Lorenzo Charles died June 27 when a charter bus he was driving crashed in Raleigh, N.C. He was 47. As a sophomore at North Carolina State University, it was Charles’s dunk in the final moments of the ’83 NCAA tournament that defeated the favored University of Houston. He had a brief professional career and spent the last decade as a driver for Elite Coach. No one else was injured in the crash. • Actress Elaine Stewart, who appeared opposite Gene Kelly in Brigadoon (1954), died in Beverly Hills June 27 at age 81. Stewart was billed as a “dark-haired Marilyn Monroe” and acted in more than 20 films. • George Ballas, known as the Weed King for having invented the weed whacker that helped gardeners tidy up their yards, died in Houston on June 25 at age 85. Ballas came up with his invention while watching his car make its way through the whirling brushes at a car wash.
SHRIVER FILES FOR DIVORCE
On July 1 Maria Shriver, 55, submitted papers to the Los Angeles Superior Court to dissolve her 25-year marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger, 63. Shriver cited “irreconcilable differences” for her split from the Terminator star and former California governor, who in May revealed that he had fathered son Joseph, now 13, with their longtime housekeeper, Mildred Baena, 50, (with Joseph below). Schwarzenegger and Shriver have four children together.