CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s George Eads recently revealed he wed longtime girlfriend Monika Casey June 17 at a private estate in Montecito, Calif. The actor, 44, who plays Nick Stokes on the forensics drama, and Casey, 32, dated for six years before exchanging vows in front of 75 guests. Eads confirmed their engagement in 2009.
Ethan Hawke and his wife, Ryan, welcomed their second child together, daughter Indiana, at the end of July. This is the fourth child for Hawke, who also has two kids-Maya, 13, and Levon, 9-with ex-wife Uma Thurman. The couple, who wed in 2008, also have a daughter, Clementine Jane, 3.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, 55, was convicted on Aug. 4 of child sexual assault in Texas. Jeffs, the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an offshoot banned by Mormons, was arrested in 2008 when police raided his west Texas ranch and removed hundreds of children after a tip that they were being abused and neglected. Prosecutors accused Jeffs of sexually assaulting two of his “brides,” aged 12 and 15, and showed evidence he fathered a child with one. He faces life imprisonment. • On Aug. 1 in a Manhattan court, supermodel Linda Evangelista (inset) filed for $46,000 a month in child support from Francois-Henri Pinault, reportedly the father of her son Augustin James, 4. The French fashion tycoon, 49, has two children from a previous marriage, and a daughter, Valentina, 3, with actress Salma Hayek.
Charles “Bubba” Smith, a Super Bowl winner and a successful actor and TV pitchman, was found dead at his Los Angeles home Aug. 3 at the age of 66. Smith gained fame as a fearsome defensive player for Michigan State University and the Baltimore Colts before pursuing an acting career, with memorable roles in Taxi and Charlie’s Angels and as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies. The cause of death was not immediately determined, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said in a statement, “There is no indication of anything other than natural death.”
A RECORD-BREAKING SWIM CUT SHORT
On Aug. 7 Diana Nyad, 62, left Cuba determined to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. But 29 hours into the 103-mile trek, she was forced to abandon the effort after battling shoulder pain, asthma and increasing winds and current. “I am not sad,” said Nyad as she boarded a rescue boat Aug. 9. “It was absolutely the right call.” A world-class endurance swimmer, Nyad tried the same swim at age 28 and failed. This time she made it nearly half-way through the estimated 60-hour trip. Nyad hopes to inspire people her age to live active lives. Her motto: “60 is the new 40.”