Grammy winner Marc Anthony, 44, and model Shannon de Lima, 24, have called it quits after dating for more than a year. “The amicable breakup became official in mid-January,” his rep told People. Prior to dating Lima, Anthony was married to Jennifer Lopez for seven years. The couple announced their separation in 2011, and Anthony filed for divorce last year.
Shakira is now a mom. The Colombian singer, 36, and her FC Barcelona soccer-player boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, 26, welcomed son Milan Pique Mebarak on Jan. 22 in Barcelona. He weighed in at 6 lbs. 6 oz. “The name Milan means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic,” the new parents explained on Shakira’s website. Both mother and child are in excellent health.
Michael Buble (inset) will soon be singing sweet lullabies. The Canadian crooner, 37, and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, 25, are having their first child. On Jan. 24 they announced the good news in a video message on his website that included an ultrasound image and a statement declaring, “We’re having a baby Buble!!!” The couple have been married since 2011.
Casey Anthony, the Florida mother who was found not guilty of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in Tampa Jan. 25. The unemployed 26-year-old claimed about $1,000 in assets that includes household furniture, laptop and a bike, and $792,000 in liabilities. Most of her bills come from legal fees associated with her trial and $145,660 is owed to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for investigative fees and costs.
Model Liberty Ross, 34, has filed for divorce from her husband, Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, 42, nearly six months after his highly publicized cheating scandal involving the film’s star, Kristen Stewart, 22. Ross filed papers in L.A. County Superior Court on Jan. 25 seeking joint custody of the couple’s children Skyla, 8, and Tennyson, 6, and spousal support. The couple have been married for 9 years.
After taking a stumble and cutting her head on Jan. 19, Barbara Walters is now battling the chicken pox. On Jan. 28 Walters’s cohost Whoopi Goldberg announced on The View that the 83-year-old newswoman is being treated for the viral infection. “She’s been told to rest, she’s not allowed any visitors, and we’re telling you, Barbara, no scratching,” said Goldberg.
VIETNAM WAR HISTORIAN DIES
Stanley Karnow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former correspondent for TIME and The Washington Post, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 27 in Potomac, Md. He was 87. In his early years he wrote about everything from labor strikes to celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and director John Huston. But his work on the Vietnam War remains his greatest legacy. He was there from the beginning, reporting on the first two American deaths in 1959. In 1983 his highly acclaimed book Vietnam: A History was published, and its companion, a 13-part PBS series, was one of the most widely viewed documentaries of its time.