Downey Ties the Knot
It's about time he settled down: Actor Robert Downey Jr. married producer Susan Levin Saturday at the Amagansett, N.Y., home of socialite Lucy Springer. Among the 150 guests were actor Keanu Reeves, who arrived on his motorcycle, and singers Billy Joel and Sting, who were slated to perform.
Downey, 40, and Levin, 31, met on the set of 2002's "Gothika." They became engaged in November 2003 after, according to People magazine, Downey presented Levin with an engagement ring of diamonds and a rare African sapphire.
Downey's promising acting career was almost ruined by drug problems that resulted in a five-year cycle of very public run-ins with the law, as well as rehab programs, court dates and jail time. Loyal friends in the industry have helped Downey find work in recent years with roles in, among other films, "The Singing Detective," "Gothika" and this fall's "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." Of his relationship with Levin, Downey told "Entertainment Tonight" that "it's my turn . . . to luck out." The Oscar-nominated star of "Chaplin" has been married once before, to Deborah Falconer; they have an 11-year-old son, Indio.
Suge Shot in the Leg
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday morning while attending a party at the Shore Club in Miami Beach to celebrate last night's MTV Video Music Awards. The party, hosted by hip-hop artist Kanye West and attended by stars including Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, Paris Hilton, the Game and the Black Eyed Peas, was disrupted by gunfire shortly before 1 a.m. As guests fled the celebration, the 40-year-old Death Row Records founder was rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where doctors operated to remove a bullet and mend a fractured bone, and said he was in good condition. New York-based artist Lilo Kinne told the Miami Herald: "I was dancing beside him, then I heard a pop that sounded like a champagne bottle had been opened, then I saw his bodyguards throw themselves on him. It happened so fast, people were in a panic, trying to get out of there."
Knight was one of the most powerful music figures of the 1990s, with superstar rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur in his stable. His fortunes started to slide when Shakur was shot and killed in 1996 while riding in Knight's car after the pair had participated in the beating of a gang rival in a Las Vegas hotel; the attack resulted in Knight's being sent to prison for violating parole.
A police spokesman said an investigation was underway and witnesses were being interviewed.
Noted . . .
* Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and wife Jessica added a third child to their family this past week, son Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld. After a day of rest at New York's Cornell Medical Center, where Shepherd was delivered, mother and baby went home to join 2-year-old brother Julian and 4-year-old sister Sascha.
* Soleil Moon Frye, best known as Punky Brewster in the 1980s NBC sitcom, is no longer a spunkette with colorful shoelaces. Frye, 29, and her husband, "Punk'd" producer Jason Goldberg, welcomed their first child, Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg, to the world Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.
. . . And Quoted
"Well, the guys died in it. What is it going to be, a spiritual film?"
-- Robert Redford, on the possibility of making a sequel to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
-- Compiled by Ashby Strassburger
from wire reports