Bindi Irwin talks her late dad, the Crocodile Hunter

07/23/2014 6:39 PM

07/23/2014 6:40 PM

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

Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized. The filmmaker’s filing from last year said his relationship with Glynn had broken down and there remained “no reasonable likelihood that the marriage” could be saved. The two wed in 1991; Glynn is listed as producer or executive producer for many of Moore’s documentaries.

’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.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE

Naya Rivera’s not just dating longtime pal Ryan Dorsey, she married the dude. The Glee star and the Unspoken actor eloped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She posted pictures of their beach vacation with many fans not realizing that was actually Rivera’s honeymoon.

LONG JOURNEY

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?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off costar Ben Stein is denying that he sexted a former escort who is now pregnant (not with his kid) but the screen-grabs of their e-chat were published for all to see. Tanya Ma tells The New York Post that what was once a platonic relationship turned into something, um, more. The 24-year-old woman admitted she asked Stein, who is married, to borrow money but that he wrote her that he wanted “touching,” “kissing,” and “sexy pics,” in return.

MINI ZOE

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

Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of Downton Abbey say Cupid’s arrow is not headed for their characters. While talking to a TV Critics’ panel, the actors said they find it “very funny” some viewers are hoping for a romantic pairing for in-laws Lady Mary Crawley and Tom Branson. Both are widowed and have become confidantes in their grief. In season five of the British drama, premiering Jan. 4 on PBS, that bond will strengthen as they work to preserve their country estate.

About Madeleine Marr

Madeleine Marr

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Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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