Former Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson gave birth to a baby girl via C-section on May 16 at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital. This is the second child for Wilkinson, 28, and her husband, former NFL player Hank Baskett, 31. The couple’s daughter, whose name has not been released, joins 4-year-old brother Hank IV.
Singer-songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, 56, tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Nicole Pantenburg, 41, on May 17 in Southern California. The couple, who have a 5-year-old daughter named Peyton Nicole, exchanged vows in front of guests including Oprah Winfrey. The Grammy winner was previously married to Tracey Edmonds for 13 years. They have two sons, Brandon, 17, and Dylan, 13.
Malik Bendjelloul, 36, the Swedish filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his documentary Searching for Sugar Man, was found dead in Stockholm on May 13. His brother announced that the director had committed suicide after a brief struggle with depression. He rose to fame when his debut feature – which was completed using an iPhone app after he ran out of money to shoot on Super 8 film – won an Oscar in 2013 for Best Documentary.
On May 16, while speaking at the Cannes Film Festival for the launch of her eponymous animal-rights foundation, Baywatch alum Pamela Anderson, 46, revealed that she is a victim of sexual abuse. “I did not have an easy childhood despite loving parents,” she explained. “I was molested from age 6 to 10 by my female babysitter.” She also told the audience that a friend’s boyfriend’s older brother had raped her when she was 12. Anderson added, “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me with six of his friends.” It was the star’s love of animals that helped her to heal. “I wanted off this earth,” she confessed.
A grand jury has charged former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, 24, with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The men were gunned down while stopped at a traffic light near a Boston nightclub in 2012. Hernandez also faces murder charges in the death of Odin Lloyd, who was fatally shot in 2013. Hernandez was arrested and charged last June in the Lloyd case and has pleaded not guilty. • Jill Hansen, a Hawaiian surfer and model, was charged with attempted murder for allegedly hitting 73-year-old Elizabeth Conklin with her car in Waikiki on May 14. Police say the 30-year-old followed Conklin home while in a fit of rage and then attacked her by striking the older woman with her car. She is being held on $1 million bail.
On May 13 the NYPD stopped 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin, 56, while he rode his bicycle the wrong direction down a main New York City thoroughfare. He was taken to a police station after he failed to show identification and became “belligerent,” according to the police. Baldwin was issued two summonses- one for riding a bike against oncoming traffic and the other for disorderly conduct – and then released.
Tara, the cat caught on video chasing off a dog attacking her 4-year-old human Jeremy Triantafilo, has become a viral sensation. Jeremy was playing in his driveway when a neighbor’s dog attacked him. Tara charged the canine and chased it down the street. The May 13 rescue was caught on the family’s surveillance cameras, and the footage now has over 5 million YouTube views. (Google “Tara the Cat” to watch the video.) Jeremy’s attacker is under quarantine and will be euthanized.
A Child Killer’s Shocking Diary
After fatally shooting her two teenagers for being ‘mouthy,’ Julie Schenecker detailed the crimes in a journal
Moments after Julie Schenecker was convicted on May 15 of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of her children, the 53-year-old soccer mom spoke out in a Tampa courtroom. “I apologize to everyone who I have broken, the lives I have destroyed,” she said shakily. “I know I shot my son and daughter. I don’t know why.” No one may ever understand just why the former soldier turned the gun on 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau, but jurors got to hear her darkest thoughts when prosecutors read from her diary. “I was planning a Saturday massacre, but had to wait on the handgun waiting period,” she wrote. “So now the evil starts on Thursday.” Moments after the killings, Schenecker penned another entry. “I’ve offed Beau on the way to practice. He had a healthy fight. Then when we got home, a shot to his mouth. He became so mouthy, just like Calyx … I walked up without her reacting and shot her in the right temple. Then shot her in the mouth, her sassy, little mouth.” Schenecker addressed her then-husband, Parker, who was stationed in Qatar with the U.S. Army. “Luckily, you weren’t here. I might have taken you out too.” In the end, jurors deliberated less than two hours, rejecting her insanity pleas. “Our decision was very easy,” says one juror. “There are a lot of demons in her head.”
A Father’s Last Resort
After his daughter was bullied at a Wisconsin elementary school, Brian Metzger filed a restraining order against her 5-year-old classmate
When Brian Metzger’s 6-year-old daughter told him she had been threatened and attacked by a fellow student, the Wisconsin dad took unprecedented and some may say drastic measures. Although the alleged bully was only 5 years old, Metzger filed a police report and obtained a temporary restraining order against the pint-size kindergartner. “Some days I think I’m going too far,” says Metzger, 31. “But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to protect your family.” Metzger claims that the bullying went far beyond normal playground interaction and crossed the line from taunts to assault. “It started with him saying, ‘I want to slit your throat and watch it bleed,’ ” he claims, “to her getting pushed around on the playground and getting rocks thrown at her at recess.” After learning about the incidents, Metzger says, he approached his daughter’s principal at Prairie Lane Elementary School, only to be rebuffed. The student “admitted to doing it, but he didn’t mean it; that’s how the principal felt,” he claims. But the drastic move may have worked. Shortly after the paperwork was filed, the school separated the two students. Although school officials won’t comment about specifics, spokeswoman Tanya Ruder tells PEOPLE that officials are working closely with both families to resolve the issue. “Student safety has always been our priority,” she says.