It’s a boy! Justin Timberlake, 34, and Jessica Biel, 33, welcomed son Silas Randall on April 11. This is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2012. Reps tell People Mom and baby are doing well and Dad is “ecstatic.” • Isla Fisher, 39, and Sacha Baron Cohen, 43, have welcomed their third child. The baby, whose gender and name had not been released at press time, joins older siblings Elula, 4, and Olive, 7.
He put a ring on it! Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, 61, tied the knot with actor Richard Lawson, 67, on April 12. The couple wed on a 140-ft. yacht in Newport Beach, Calif. Knowles split from her first husband, Mathew Knowles, in 2009.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay, 50, and actress Stephanie March, 40, have separated after 10 years of marriage.
Ireland Baldwin, 19, has checked into rehab to deal with “emotional trauma,” she revealed on Twitter on April 13. • Ryan Reynolds, 38, was the victim of a hit-and-run in Vancouver on April 12. The actor’s publicist told People that he was struck by a paparazzo, who then fled the scene. The actor—who was in town filming his X-Men spinoff Deadpool – is “okay,” added his rep. • Taylor Swift’s mom, Andrea Finlay, is battling cancer, the singer, 25, announced on her Tumblr account April 9. Swift did not elaborate on the condition or treatment plan, but added, “[My mother] wanted you to know.”
Jodi Arias, 34, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2008 stabbing death of her boyfriend Travis Alexander. Arias has been tried for the murder twice, but both juries struggled with sentencing, forcing an Arizona judge to step in. •Nelly, 40, was arrested on April 11 by Tennessee state troopers on several drug charges, including felony possession. Nelly’s attorney has said the rapper was “not associated” with the contraband that led to his arrest. •Lacey Spears, 27, the New York mother who was found guilty of fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on April 8. Prosecutors said the mommy blogger enjoyed the “attention and sympathy” she received from having a sick child.
James Best, who played the sheriff on TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard, died on April 6 after a brief illness and complications from pneumonia. He was 88. • L.A. Law‘s Richard Dysart died of cancer at his home in Santa Monica on April 5 at the age of 86.
Hillary Clinton: It’s On!
The former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State makes it official: ‘I’m running for president’
After months of will-she-or-won’t-she guessing, Hillary Clinton is off and running for the White House. In a van. A van she’s nicknamed “Scooby.” The low-key April 12 launch of her 2016 campaign began with a tweet – “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. -H”– a video (inset) and a road trip from New York to Iowa. “I didn’t know in my lifetime a woman president would be so possible,” marveled Carol Conklin-Spillane, 56, a high school principal with a cameo in Clinton’s video. Except for Secret Service and an aide, Clinton’s flying solo as daughter Chelsea and husband Bill hang back for the “near term,” says a source. Opponents were quick to label the freshly-minted candidate, who also ran in 2008, a throwback. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, who launched his own bid April 13, called Clinton “a leader from yesterday who wants to take us back to yesterday.”
Golf’s New Superstar!
All eyes were on Jordan Spieth April 12 as the 21-year-old golfer blew away the field at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., shooting a record-tying 18-under to claim his first major title. The Dallas native said he’s excited to celebrate with his 14-year-old sister Ellie, who has a neurological disorder that puts her on the autism spectrum. “I can’t wait to get back to her,” he said, “and maybe let her try on the [green] jacket.”
Why I Care
PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT GIVING BACK
The Castle star, 36, created a program to encourage car-free travel
People in L.A. joke that dating someone on the other side of town can be a deal breaker, because who wants to do “long distance”? Anyone who has experienced L.A. traffic understands the joke. On my end, I just thought there has to be a better way to get around town. When I visited Europe, I saw that walking and cycling is more fun than using a car to go about your day – and I think exposure to that lifestyle is what opened my eyes to the fantastic opportunity we have here. So I started the Alternative Travel Project in 2010 to encourage people to seek out different transportation options. Now, as we approach Earth Day on April 22, we have people across the globe volunteering car-free days. From schoolchildren in Romania enjoying car-free Fridays to a librarian in Minnesota who’s battling MS and is walking to work in spite of her health challenges, the response has been phenomenal. It’s a lifestyle choice that has a positive effect on your health and the environment. It just makes sense.
For more information, go to alternativetravelproject.com