Bobbi Kristina Brown, 20, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, announced on Facebook July 10 that she is engaged to boyfriend Nick Gordon – a year after her rep denied rumors the pair were getting married. The couple grew up together when Houston, who died in 2012, took Gordon in more than a decade ago and helped raise him. Bobbi Kristina insists they are not siblings. “We aren’t even real brother and sister, nor is he my adoptive brother,” she wrote. • Kelly Osbourne has confirmed her engagement to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart, 29, to Britain’s Hello! magazine. Her brother Jack Osbourne originally broke the news to PEOPLE back in February, but Kelly remained tight-lipped.”I have never felt this close to another human being,” Osbourne, 28, said. “We’re completely in love.”
Jenny McCarthy, 40, is joining The View, following the departure of hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar. She announced the news on her blog July 15, writing, “Yup, I’m doing The View!” McCarthy, who recently started dating New Kids on the Block’s Donnie Wahlberg, will join the daytime show on Sept. 9.
Paris Jackson, 15, has relocated to an undisclosed residential treatment center after a month at UCLA Medical Center following her June 5 suicide attempt. She will continue to receive treatment at the facility selected by her grandmother Katherine Jackson and her mother, Debbie Rowe, on the advice of Paris’s doctors. Paris continues to be “a danger to herself,” a source told PEOPLE.
Country singer Randy Travis (inset), 54, who was hospitalized on July 7 due to complications from congestive heart failure, suffered a stroke on July 10. Doctors at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He is awake and now alert.
BABY ON BOARD
Kevin Jonas, 25, the eldest member of the singing group Jonas Brothers, is expecting his first child with wife Danielle, 26. He confirmed the news on July 9, tweeting “It’s true – Danielle is pregnant! Can’t even imagine how excited we are.” The couple have been married since 2009.
Backstreet Boys singer Kevin Richardson, 41, and his wife, Kristin, 42, welcomed a son on July 10. “Special delivery! Another Richardson boy … Maxwell Haze decided to join the party,” the pop star wrote on Facebook. The baby joins big brother Mason, 6.
BELOVED ACTOR FROM THE WALTONS DIES
Veteran actor Joe Conley, best known for playing storekeeper Ike Godsey on the hit 1970s TV series The Waltons, died on July 7 in Newbury Park, Calif., at the age of 85. He had suffered from dementia. The Buffalo, N.Y., native began his show-business career by performing on radio programs as a kid. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he went on to appear in dozens of popular TV shows, including Mister Ed, Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Brady Bunch. But his role in The Waltons made him a household name. “I will always be part of the Waltons family circle,” Conley said. “For that I am grateful.”