PASSAGES: Bennifer Set Wedding Date
SET: Jennifer Lopez, 33, and Ben Affleck, 31, will marry Sept. 14, or so reports Wednesday’s New York’s Daily News, relying on information provided by friends of the high-profile couple. The New York Post’s gossip columnist, Cindy Adams, without citing any sources, also reports that this will be the date. This will be the third marriage for Lopez and the first for Affleck. The ceremony is expected to take place in Santa Barbara, Calif., says the News.
INJURED: Cameron Diaz broke her nose Saturday – her 31st birthday – during a surfing mishap off Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach, the “Charlie’s Angels” star told the Associated Press. On Tuesday, Diaz was wearing two tiny bandage strips on the bridge of her nose, which appeared normal with no visible swelling. “I’m fine,” she told the AP. “But I’m just totally bummed out because I can’t go surfing any more.”
PICKED: James selected Wes to be his date on Tuesday night’s finale of Bravo’s “Boy Meets Boy,” and this proved to be a wise choice. Wes is gay. So is Brian. But Franklin is straight, and if James had chosen him, he would have forfeited the $25,000 prize (which Franklin would have pocketed). Now, James gets the dough, as well as Wes and a trip to New Zealand.
SOUGHT: Johnny Bonner, owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service, has sued rapper 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson), claiming some of the star’s security guards roughed him up and commandeered his vehicle after a March concert, reports the AP. The suit seeks unspecified damages from 50 Cent, three unidentified security men and unidentified parties responsible for hiring and supervising the men. A publicist for the rapper’s record company could not be reached for comment.
DIED: Actor Rand Brooks, 84, one of the last surviving cast members of the 1939 classic “Gone With the Wind” (he played Scarlett’s weak first husband, Charles Hamilton — a character he reportedly disliked), died Monday at his California home, reports the AP. No cause of death was reported. After “GWTW,” Brooks eventually found a lot of work on ’50s TV (he played Hopalong Cassidy’s sidekick Lucky and an officer on “Rin Tin Tin”) and then ran an ambulance service and bred Andalusian horses. Among his wives was the daughter of comic great Stan Laurel, Lois.