Jackass daredevil star Ryan Dunn, 34, and an unidentified passenger died June 20 when his car crashed and burned in the woods of West Goshen Township, Pa. Dunn might have been drinking prior to the accident, and the police indicated that speed may have contributed to the crash. Friend and fellow Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, 40, tweeted, “Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn…. I love you buddy.”
It has been quite a year for actress Natalie Portman, 30, what with winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA award. Now she takes home her biggest—though undoubtedly cutest—prize: a baby boy. Portman and her fiancé, dancer Benjamin Millepied, 34, welcomed a son on June 14. • He will definitely have lots of aunts and uncles for playmates and babysitters. Josh Duggar, 23—the eldest of 19 children to TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting stars Jim Bob, 46, and Michelle Duggar, 44—and his wife, Anna, 23, welcomed their second child, son Michael James, on June 15. Josh and Anna see baby Michael as a step on the road to their own family dynasty. “I would love to have as many children as God would bless us with,” says Anna. Their daughter Mackynzie is 20 months old.
Third Watch actress Nia Long, 40, is going to have a baby. She and basketball player Ime Udoka, 33, are expecting their first child in the fall. “Words can’t explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family,” gushes Long (inset), who has son Massai, 10, from a previous relationship. • Model Maggie Rizer, 33, and her husband Alex Mehran, 30, are going to have a baby in November, and she is thrilled. “It’s true!” she announced June 17 on her blog. “Alex and I couldn’t possibly be more excited!”
Actress Rosanna Arquette is taking the plunge for the fourth time. The Desperately Seeking Susan star, 51, and older sister of David, 39, and Patricia, 43, is planning to marry investment banker Todd Morgan, 64.
After 20 days of twisting denials, claims of “hacking,” talk of “distractions” and growing did-he-or-didn’t-he speculation over whether New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, 46, tweeted explicit photos of himself, Weiner finally left the building, quitting the House of Representatives on June 16 after 12 years in Washington, D.C.
SCHINDLER’S LISTMAKER DIES
Mietek Pemper, the Plaszow concentration camp prisoner who typed up the famous Schindler’s List, died on June 7 in Germany at age 91. While Pemper was forced to work as a secretary to Amon Goeth, a Nazi commander who slaughtered Jewish inmates, he typed up a list of prisoners who could work for Oskar Schindler, an industrialist who sought to save them.
Because of Schindler and Pemper, played by Ben Kingsley (inset, at typewriter with Liam Neeson) in the Oscar-winning Schindler’s List, more than 1,000 people survived the war.