It’s another girl for actor Chad Lowe, 44, and his wife, Kim, 39, who welcomed a daughter, Fiona, on Nov. 15 in Los Angeles. The couple, who wed in 2010, are also parents to Mabel, 3.
On Nov. 21 singer-actress Bjork revealed on her website that she had recently undergone successful surgery to remove a polyp from her vocal cords. “I have to say, in my case anyway, surgery rocks!” the Icelandic performer, 47, wrote, adding that she “stayed quiet for three weeks and then started singing.”
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, 30, announced on her Facebook page Nov. 20 that she and her husband, Paul Hospenthal, 47, “have decided to amicably end our marriage.” The couple met when Hospenthal, a physical therapist, was treating Patrick for a non-racing injury. They married in 2005 and have no children.
The late Anna Nicole Smith modeled for Guess, and now her daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 6, is following suit, posing for the line’s spring 2013 kids’ campaign. “It’s really a tribute to her mom,” dad Larry Birkhead said. “She’s not going to be a model.”
A Los Angeles judge ruled on Nov. 20 that actress Ariel Winter (inset), 14, will remain under the temporary legal guardianship of her sister Shanelle Gray, 34, until a Dec. 12 hearing determines where Winter will live permanently. On Oct. 3 the Modern Family star alleged that she was being abused by her mother, Chrisoula Workman, 54, who then lost custody of her younger daughter. An investigation by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services found that evidence on the charge of physical abuse was inconclusive, while the allegation of emotional abuse was upheld.
Hector “Macho” Camacho, 50, a champion boxer, died on Nov. 24 in San Juan, four days after being shot in the face while sitting in a parked car with a friend. The fighter had been declared brain-dead after suffering cardiac arrest two days earlier and died when life-support machines were disconnected. No arrests have been made in the shooting. • Martin Richards, 80, who produced the Oscar-winning film Chicago and Broadway’s Sweeney Todd and La Cage aux Folles, died Nov. 26 after battling cancer. • One of the first celebrity chefs, Art Ginsburg, known as Mr. Food to millions of TV viewers for more than 30 years, died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 21 in Weston, Fla. He was 81.
7TH HEAVEN STAR DIES AT 59
Veteran actress and audiobook publisher Deborah Raffin died of leukemia on Nov. 21 in Los Angeles. She started her career in films (40 Carats, Once Is Not Enough) but was best known for her role as Aunt Julie on TV’s 7th Heaven and her work in miniseries such as Haywire and Noble House (below, with Pierce Brosnan in 1987). With her late ex-husband, producer Michael Viner, Raffin launched Dove Books-on-Tape from their garage, releasing bestselling novels by popular authors including Amy Tan and Sidney Sheldon. The couple eventually expanded into movie and television production.