Celebrity roundup

Chris Brown transported to Washington, D.C.

 

Chris Brown was taken from his Los Angeles jail cell by the U.S. Marshals Service to be transported to Washington, D.C. for a hearing in a 2013 misdemeanor assault charge, federal authorities said. The R&B singer, 24, was jailed last month after violating his probation when he was dismissed from a facility where he was receiving the court-ordered treatment related to his 2009 assault of Rihanna. He is scheduled to stand trial in D.C. on April 17.

Bye, Bubba

The popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has closed, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House announced on its Facebook page. Deen’s brother, restaurant operator Bubba Hiers, reportedly wants to explore “development options.”

A good read

Bryan Cranston, aka Walter White from Breaking Bad, has a deal with Scribner for what is described as a “deeply candid” memoir. Due out in 2015, it’s untitled as of now. The 58-year-old Cranston said in a statement that he promises to disclose the “secrets and lies” he endured while he played the tortured character.

‘Jersey’ babies

Another Jersey Shore baby is in the works. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is preggie again. The reality star, 26, and her fiancé Jionni LaValle are expecting their second child this fall, her rep confirms to People. The couple are parents to 19-month-old Lorenzo Dominic. Snooki’s BFF/costar, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, is expecting her first child, a daughter, in July. Can we say playdate? Just stay out of the bars, ladies.

Love & marriage

Here’s hoping Haylie Duff’s marriage to T-shirt entrepreneur Matt Rosenberg works out better than her younger sister Hilary’s. “The future Mrs.Rosenberg #Love @mr_sts,” Duff, 29, wrote via Instagram in announcing her engagement. Hilary, 26, announced her split from hockey playing husband Mike Comrie after three years of marriage a few months back.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 3rd Annual AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star on January 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Bindi Irwin talks her late dad, the Crocodile Hunter

    Speaking in depth for the first time about her father Steve Irwin’s death, 16-year-old Bindi Irwin told People magazine the “sadness never goes away.” The Crocodile Hunter star died after a rogue attack by a stingray in 2006. Bindi, a SeaWorld youth ambassador, keeps Irwin’s memory alive by working with animals and lives within the gates of the Australia Zoo.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    LONDON (AP) – Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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