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.
A SINGLE MAN
’TIL DIVORCE DO US PART
In other divorce news, Crocodile Dundee Paul Hogan’s costar/wife has gone back to her maiden name after almost a quarter of a century. She’s known as Linda Kozlowski again. The two fell in love on the set of the 1986 movie and have a 15-year-old son.
After a breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy, Samantha Harris finally has good news. The former Dancing With the Stars host tells Closer Weekly she doesn’t need chemo and is almost back to her “old self.” Harris will take the hormone-blocker Tamoxifen for five to 10 years and may have to have her ovaries removed to stop the cancer-fueling estrogen the drug targets.
LOST & FOUND
There are some honest people in Chicago, Mark Ruffalo found out while there on business. The actor left his wallet at a restaurant, and the man who found it reached out to the actor on Twitter, not realizing he was famous. TMZ identified the good samaritan as Ross McHale, not a movie buff — he had to Google Ruffalo.
FOR THE KIDS
Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star’s Indiana hometown. The Gary Community School Board approved a memorandum of understanding with his mother, Katherine Jackson. The district seeks to “inspire children to excel in the arts and education.”
CAUSE OF DEATH
It’s official. 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. An inquest heard that Geldof — daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof — was a heroin addict and had been taking the drug substitute methadone for more than two years in a bid to stay free of the opiate. Geldof’s blood also contained traces of codeine and morphine.
DIRTY OLD MAN?
There’s a bun in the oven! Zoe Saldana’s publicist confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the Guardians of the Galaxy actress, 36, is about three months along. Caveat: Bradley Cooper’s ex won’t address the state of her uterus publicly until she’s further along. Husband is artist Marco Perego.
NOT A MATCH