Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller Sheen welcomed twin boys Bob and Max, born Saturday night in Los Angeles, publicist Stan Rosenfield said. Finally, a celebrity picks normal-sounding baby names, except they sound like a couple old guys at a Knights of Columbus meeting. Rosenfield says Mueller Sheen is "doing great," and that the father is "ecstatic." The twins are the first children for the couple, who married last May, but this isn't Charlie's first rodeo. Sheen shares custody of two young daughters with ex-wife Denise Richards and also has an older daughter with a former girlfriend.
It was a busy weekend for Lindsay Lohan's handlers. First there was news that there was a warrant out for her arrest. Luckily, that one was taken care of Monday in a short court appearance by her lawyer to reassure the judge that she had not missed her alcohol education program, but had switched programs. TMZ reported that the actor spent Friday evening with friends at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, and then the group made a late-night visit to the house of Jack Nicholson. TMZ also reported that police were called to the house of Lohan's girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, on Saturday after a "nuclear" fight between the two resulted in a broken window. By the time the police arrived, no one would answer the door and they left without any arrests.
Don Imus has cancer
Radio jock Don Imus announced on his radio program Monday that he's battling Stage 2 prostate cancer. Despite the scary news, he still made light of the fact that he has for years run a summer camp for kids with cancer. Imus' rep, in a statement said: "Don appreciates the good wishes he's already received from his listeners and viewers. After years at the Imus Ranch surrounded by inspirational children battling cancer, Don is well-prepared to fight this. And, no, this does not make him eligible for the kids' rodeo competition."
Actor Ron Silver dies of esophageal cancer
Ron Silver, one of the few politically active stars to have friends on both sides of the aisle, died Sunday from cancer. He was 62. Silver, who won a Tony Award as a take-no-prisoners Hollywood producer in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, did a political about-face from loyal Democrat to Republican activist after the Sept. 11 attacks. "Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning" in New York City, said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped found. "He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years." Silver picked up Emmy nominations for a recurring role as a strategist for liberal President Jed Bartlet on The West Wing, and he had a long history of activism for left-leaning causes. But after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the longtime Democrat turned heads in Hollywood with outspoken support of President George W. Bush over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His death brought tributes from across the political spectrum. Democratic strategist Paul Begala wrote on the Huffington Post that, "As he moved from left to right he maintained a sense of decency, a sense of humor, and a sense of mutual respect far too often lacking in political combatants."
Borat fools military brass
Sacha Baron Cohen — aka Borat — tricked the Alabama National Guard into allowing him onto a post last month, giving him a uniform and letting him train — all, supposedly, for a German TV documentary. The ruse, which included Cohen exposing his thong underwear while changing clothes, was going well until a young cadet recognized Cohen and notified superiors. "It's an embarrassment to the Alabama National Guard," Staff Sgt. Katrina Timmons said Monday. "Since then we have put in protocols to make sure this doesn't happen again."
Obama to visit Leno
Jay Leno may not be hosting The Tonight Show for long, but he's no lame duck. President Obama will visit the show Thursday, during a trip to Los Angeles. The show will air that night.
Masterson, Phillips engaged
Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips are engaged. Here are the things that are notable about this: (1) The couple has been dating for 3 1?2 years; (2) Masterson, of That 70s Show, and Phillips, the daughter of John Phillips (Mamas and Papas), are longtime Scientologists; and (3) in reporting this story, People magazine referred to Masterson as an "actor and deejay, and said he "currently tours the country as a deejay under the name DJ Mom Jeans." The Juice* declares this moniker to be acceptably awesome. So we're happy for them both.
Miley vs. Radiohead lags on
There's still no resolution to the feud between Radiohead and Miley Cyrus? You might recall how a few weeks ago, Miley raised a fuss about how she wanted to meet singer Thom Yorke at the Grammys, but for some reason, word got back to her that Thom might not be up for it. Miley, devastated, slammed them on the radio. In a statement to Us magazine, the band said: "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement." Burn! … Or was it? Band spokesman Steve Martin (probably not the one you're thinking of) said: "The band? That's inaccurate. I'm the one who said that."