April 12, 2004 10:00 AM

SPLIT: John Stamos, 40, and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, 31, have separated after five years of marriage, their spokesman, Lewis Kay, confirms to PEOPLE.com. Kay says there was no third party involved, and added in a statement: “The split is amicable and they have asked that the media please respect their privacy regarding this situation during this difficult time.” The couple had no children.

WED: Musician Beck (real name: Beck Hansen), 33, who previously was linked to Winona Ryder, has married Marissa Ribisi, the twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi. The new bride is said to be eight months pregnant with their first child. The New York Post reports that a low-key ceremony took place in Santa Monica, Calif. The new Mrs. Beck has her own Web site (though it appears it hasn’t been updated in some time). “I am an actress and a writer,” she writes. “I live in Los Angeles. My first screenplay was shot in November 1997. I am currently working on my next script. I also just finished acting in a Clint Eastwood movie, ‘True Crime.’ I am taking services at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood.”

QUOTED: “I gave up smoking for four months, but I’m smoking again. Everybody smokes here.” — Matt Damon, 33, to USA Today, on the set of “The Brothers Grimm,” in Prague

DIED: The parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, Nick and Mary Yankovic, 85 and 81, were found dead Friday in their suburban San Diego home, following an apparent buildup of toxic carbon-monoxide fumes from a faulty chimney fire. “Weird Al,” however, surprised fans by taking to the stage in Mankato, Minn., Saturday night. A spokesman said he still wanted to perform for his loyal fans, reports the Associated Press.

DIED: 1970’s “Diary of a Mad Housewife” Oscar-nominated actress, Carrie Snodgress, who abandoned her career at the height of her fame to raise a child with rocker Neil Young, died April 1 of heart failure while awaiting a liver transplant at UCLA Medical Center, according to reports. She is survived by her son with Young, Zeke, who was born with cerebral palsy.

SENTENCED: Former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, 43, pleaded no contest to battery on Andrea "TrixXxie Blue" Terry, a prostitute at Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch, reports AP. Terry said Neil choked her and threw her against a wall at the brothel, where Neil stopped July 10, 2003 after a concert in Reno. Neil reportedly declined to comment when the judge asked if he had anything to say, and he received a suspended 30-day jail sentence and an order to complete anger management correspondence courses within 60 days. He also was fined $1,000 plus court fees of $132.

CAST: “Nine” Tony winner Jane Krakowski, 35, has joined the cast of NBC’s “A Christmas Carol,” a musical based on the stage production at New York’s Madison Square Garden in which Kelsey Grammer will play Scrooge, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, “Something’s Gotta Give” Oscar nominee Diane Keaton, 57, has her next role lined up. It will be in an “Ocean’s 11”-like caper called “Mad Money,” to be directed by Callie Khouri, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Thelma & Louise.”

CANCELED: Victoria’s Secret has decided to kill its televised runway fashion shows as federal regulators continue to crack down on what they see as indecency on the airwaves, Monday’s Wall Street Journal reports. The decision not to go forward with the yearly show is yet another aftereffect of Janet Jackson’s exposure during the Super Bowl, according to Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for Limited.

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