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Dylan McDermott’s


After 11 years of marriage and two daughters together, the Big Shots star and his wife, Shiva Rose, separate

In the summer of 1992, Dylan McDermott walked into a Venice, Calif., cafe and laid eyes on a Persian-Irish beauty named Shiva Rose Afshar. Love at first sight led to marriage and two daughters. But on Sept. 27—the day he returned to TV in the ABC drama Big Shots—his rep confirmed to PEOPLE, “They are separated.”

“A shock,” says one friend of McDermott’s. “They seemed happy.” As recently as July 16, McDermott, 45, and his actress wife, 38, attended the L.A. premiere of her romantic comedy, David & Layla, all smiles. But a month later, Shiva arrived on another red carpet alone—and without her wedding ring. The couple won’t say why they split. But don’t expect a bitter divorce. The McDermott pal says, “They’re the type who will remain close and stay friends.”

Owen Wilson

Recovery loves company: Owen Wilson took an ocean dip with former girlfriend, dancer Carolina Cerisola, 27, in Malibu on Sept. 30. Back on dry land, the two played towel tug-of-war with Wilson’s dog Garcia before zipping off on matching motorbikes. Weeks after his apparent suicide attempt, the actor is “doing great,” says friend, director Wes Anderson. “He’ll speak for himself when he’s ready.” Jerry Stiller, Wilson’s Zoolander costar and father of friend Ben Stiller is confident Owen will “put his life together.”


Yikes! Rosie’s on a roll—yet again! In Celebrity Detox, the former daytime queen slams Barbara Walters (“I sensed a raw place in Barbara right from the start; I could practically see it, the haze of her heart”), complains about her View dressing room (“My whole life was ruined because there was not a private bathroom”) and gushes about reincarnation (“My kabbalah teacher … says in my next life I will … come back as a dog”). But one of the book’s shocking revelations? She would break her own bones as a child with a wooden hanger or baseball bat (“My hands and fingers usually. No one knew. My secret”).


Following Jennie Garth’s quickstep tumble Oct. 1, the actress got a hug from hubby Peter Facinelli and daughter Luca, 10. Said a weepy Garth: “To have my daughter here, see me make a mistake and get back up is a good lesson for her.” … Jane Seymour headed to England Oct. 2 to attend the funeral of her mother, Mieke Frankenburg, 92, who passed away a day earlier. Seymour’s dancing partner Tony Dovolani tells Scoop, “Jane was dancing in honor of her mother; now she’ll dance as a tribute. Instead of watching from a hospital bed, she’ll be an angel on Jane’s shoulder.”


Cameron Diaz

Just weeks after her John Mayer summer sizzle fizzled, Cameron Diaz has been out with the newly single Bradley Cooper, just divorced from Jennifer Esposito. In the wee hours of Sept. 30, the two chatted at the Saturday Night Live afterparty held at the steak joint Primehouse New York. “She was really bubbly all night long!” one source dished. The next evening the two were spotted walking toward Central Park, and they later caught a New York Giants game at the Meadowlands with Demi Moore and Diaz’s What Happens in Vegas … costar Ashton Kutcher.


According to Internet chatter, Nicole Richie and beau Joel Madden are getting married Oct. 13 in Laguna Beach, Calif. Putting a major crimp in that news is the touring schedule of Madden’s band Good Charlotte, which places him in Melbourne, Australia, that day. “They are absolutely not getting married on the October date,” says a source close to Madden. Not that he’s avoiding wedding the mother of his future child (Richie is due late 2007). “Marriage is in our future,” the singer told Ryan Seacrest last month. Besides, Richie has plans too—she enrolled Sept. 26 in an 18-month alcohol program stemming from her DUI arrest last year.

John & Minka


Just how serious is the relationship between John Mayer and Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly? “He’s been sending her roses,” says a pal of the singer’s. On Sept. 28 the couple shared a romantic dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica before stopping for drinks at Sofitel’s Stone Rose Lounge and the Whiskey Bar. “When they’re together, they’re always kissing,” says a friend.


Budgeting time is hard for any working couple, but try squeezing in meetings with world leaders, launching a New Orleans housing project and picking the kids up from school. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—who spent a week in the Big Apple doing just that—made it look easy.

OCT. 1

Angelina and Shiloh visit Brad on the Brooklyn set of Burn After Reading, the Coen brothers movie he’s filming with George Clooney.

SEPT. 29

Brad, Pax and Zahara leave Kidville, where the family spent the afternoon playing.

SEPT. 28

Angelina takes Shiloh shopping at toy superstore F.A.O. Schwarz.

SEPT. 27

After the kids are in bed, Mom and Dad sneak out to attend a Hurricane Katrina benefit.

SEPT. 26

At the three-day Clinton Global Initiative, Brad implores leaders to help rebuild New Orleans, then picks up Maddox from school (above). Meanwhile, Angelina (with President Clinton and Sudanese activist Valentino Achak Deng) launches a worldwide education initiative campaign for children in conflict regions.


The Cheetah Girls

Three young women find stardom making pop music for Disney

With their new album TCG, and Sabrina’s rising status on Dancing with the Stars, this girl group is super busy. They found time for a little girl talk with PEOPLE’s Jessica Herndon.

What makes the group so popular?

Sabrina Bryan: You can look at any one of us and see that we come from completely different backgrounds, and yet we accept each other.

Adrienne Bailon: Our tastes in music; our styles of clothing.

Kiely Williams: The thing is, we’re all very understanding of each other and each other’s moods.

Tell us your celebrity crush.

Kiely: Shia LaBeouf. He’s just so talented, and I think talent is an attractive thing in people.

Adrienne: Adrian Grenier from Entourage. Oh my gosh. He’s a cutie, and I’m obsessed with that show.

Sabrina: Channing Tatum. The hotness. He’s a dancer. Or any one of the hot pro football players.

Do you have time to mix show business with education?

Kiely: I’m taking online classes.

Sabrina: I go to Chapman University, studying advertising and PR.

Adrienne: I would love to one day go to NYU and study Latin culture.

Are the Spice Girls in your musical roots? Did you listen to them?

Adrienne: When we were younger. They’re the big sisters of girl power.