On Aug. 6 at a small church in Kennebunkport, Maine, George Prescott Bush, 28, the son of Florida governor Jeb Bush, wed Amanda Williams, 26, a lawyer and fellow University of Texas law school grad. Approximately 200 guests, including the groom’s uncle President Bush and grandfather George H.W. Bush, attended the ceremony. The couple live in Dallas.
Emmy-winning Sopranos star Edie Falco, 41, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year but finished treatment more than five months ago. “She’s fine,” says her rep. “She’s very healthy and preparing for a Broadway play.”
Country singer Mindy McCready, 28, was charged with prescription-drug fraud on Aug. 5 in Nashville for allegedly using a fake prescription for the pain medicine OxyContin in February. The singer, who had a No. 1 hit in 1996 with “Guys Do It All the Time,” could not be reached for comment.
- NBA star Rick Fox, 35, filed for divorce from his wife of five years, actress Vanessa Williams, 41, on Aug. 10 in L.A. The couple, who have a 4-year-old daughter, Sasha, announced last month that they had separated (PEOPLE, July 12). A rep for Williams had no comment…. New York City authorities ruled on Aug. 9 that the death of actor Eric Douglas last month (PEOPLE, July 19) was due to an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription pills. Douglas, 46, the youngest son of actor Kirk Douglas and a brother of Michael Douglas, was found in his Manhattan apartment…. The alleged victim in the Kobe Bryant rape case filed a civil suit on Aug. 10 in Denver, seeking unspecified damages for emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, and public scorn. The plaintiff was working as a hotel clerk last summer when she alleges that she was raped by the L.A. Lakers star (PEOPLE, Aug. 4,2003). Bryant claims the sex was consensual. Jury selection for the criminal trial is due to begin Aug. 27.
Actress Fay Wray, 96, best known for starring as the prototypical damsel in distress in 1933’s King Kong, died on Aug. 8 at her Manhattan home. The Canadian-born Wray had leading roles in more than 70 movies between 1923 and 1958 but never stepped out of the giant ape’s shadow. “I used to resent King Kong,” she said in a 1961 interview. “But now…I realize it is a classic”…. World-renowned firefighter Paul “Red” Adair, 89, who estimated that he battled more than 2,000 land and offshore gas and oil well fires worldwide, died of natural causes Aug. 7 in Houston. His life inspired the 1968 film The Hellfighters, starring John Wayne as Adair.