People: Juan-Carlos Cruz, Rima Fakih, Ethan Zohn; celebrity babies
May 18, 2010 4:00 AM
Juan-Carlos Cruz, a former Food Network television chef, faces murder charge.
From wire and Web reports
Former "Calorie Commando" and "Weighing In" host Juan-Carlos Cruz has been officially charged with attempted murder and solicitation of murder.
On Monday Cruz was slapped with the dual charges after allegedly soliciting two homeless men to murder his wife, Jennifer Campbell, and was arraigned Monday afternoon. He pled not guilty to the charges in criminal court in Los Angeles. Bail was set at $2 million.
Cruz was arrested Thursday. His next court hearing is June 23.
"Juan-Carlos Cruz has not been under contract or associated with Food Network for a number of years," the network told E! News. "The network has no current relationship with Cruz and therefore has no comment on the allegations."
Rima Fakih, the newest Miss USA, seems capable of upholding the one tradition pageant officials would just as soon let fall to the wayside, Eonline.com reports.
Just one day after 24-year-old Fakih took home the crown, pictures surfaced of her grinding her way down a stripper pole wearing a tank top and red booty shorts.
The pictures were taken in 2007, when Fakih was competing in Detroit radio's Mojo in the Morning Stripper 101 pageant.
"Rima was our overall winner of the best student Stripper 101," morning show host Mojo told E! News.
"We just got a phone call from some of the people from the pageant," Mojo said. "They were kind of insinuating to us that she could be in trouble for doing this contest.
"They asked for copies of all the pictures, and they wanted the specifics of what happens at the event," he said.
A year after discovering he had a rare form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, "Survivor: Africa" winner Ethan Zohn is now happy to learn his cancer is in remission.
"A few weeks ago, we got his first clean CT scan," his girlfriend, Bridgeville's Jenna Morasca, winner of "Survivor: Amazon," tells People. "Now we can officially call him 'in remission.' We were so nervous for this test because good news on this test meant we could start our lives again."
Zohn learned he had a rare form of Hodgkin's called CD20-positive Hodgkin's Lymphoma on April 30 of last year. After several rounds of chemotherapy, he learned in August that the cancer had come back. "The last clean scan we got was good, but then we had to enter the stem cell transplant," Morasca says, "which was quite a long and daunting process."
Now that his cancer is in remission, Zohn will be starting work on a new show called "Outside Today" for the Outside Television network. He'll also be working with Grassroot Soccer, the charity he started with his "Survivor" earnings.
According to The New York Times, the cancellation of "Law & Order" is expected to cost New York City more than $79 million annually. More than 4,000 people per year were employed by the series, which is estimated to have brought in more than $1 billion during its 20-year run.
Drew Lachey and wife Lea welcomed a son, Hudson Nicholas Lachey, on Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Baby Hudson joins big sister Isabella Claire, 4.
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer and her husband, British film producer and director Matthew Vaughn, have welcomed their third child. The baby girl, no name yet given, was born in a central London hospital Friday afternoon. "
Schiffer and Vaughn married in 2002. They have a 7-year-old son, Caspar, and a 5-year-old daughter, Clementine.