On their seventh wedding anniversary April 29, Don Johnson, 56, and his wife Kelley, 37, welcomed their third child in L.A. The boy, who hasn’t been named yet, joins siblings Atherton Grace, 5, and Jasper, 3. Johnson, who has two other children from previous relationships, is “over the moon,” says his rep.
Caution: Falling rock stars! Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 62, tried to climb a coconut tree April 27 during a vacation in Fiji, but ended up needing more than an emotional rescue, according to reports. Richards crashed to the ground, sustaining a minor concussion. He was flown to an Auckland, New Zealand, hospital for observation and released.
Sharon Stone was awarded an undisclosed amount in libel damages (which she plans to donate to charity) from Britain’s Daily Mail April 27. The paper had claimed in two 2005 articles that the actress, 48, left her son Roan, 5, sleeping in a car while she dined with “a mystery male companion” at The Ivy in London last year. “We now accept that Miss Stone’s son was not left in the car,” said the paper’s apology.
On May 1 in Palm Beach County, Fla., radio show host Rush Limbaugh agreed to undergo random drug tests and continue treatment for his addiction to painkillers in order to avoid a trial for prescription drug fraud. In 2003, an investigation was launched after Limbaugh’s maid alleged he was abusing OxyContin (PEOPLE, Oct. 20, 2003). If Limbaugh meets the required conditions for 18 months, the charges will be dropped. “I think this resolution was the rational one for both sides,” says his lawyer.
Here’s one for the history books: On May 1, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Playboy Playmate plaintiff Anna Nicole Smith proceeding with her legal battle to get a share of the estimated $1.6 billion estate of her late husband, oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall Il, whom she married in 1994 at 26 when he was 89. A lower court had ruled the inheritance belongs to Marshall’s son. In the decision, which overturns a separate, earlier ruling (PEOPLE, Jan. 24, 2005), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Smith can pursue her suit in federal court.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SPORTY DADS!
DENZEL’S SON GOT GAME
Coming to a Jumbotron near you: Denzel Washington, 51 (inset), whose son, John David Washington, 21 (left), signed with the St. Louis Rams May 1. John had plenty of great training days as a top-ranked running back for the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers.
KOBE AND SHAQ: DADDY DUO
Shaquille O’Neal, 34, and Kobe Bryant, 27, didn’t get along on the Lakers, but the rivals (Bryant still plays for L.A.; O’Neal is on the Miami Heat) now share a special date: On May 1, O’Neal’s wife, Shaunie, 31, gave birth to daughter Me’arah Sanaa in Miami just six minutes before Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, 24, had daughter Gianna Maria-Onore in Orange County, Calif.