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Celebrity Recap - August 2002

Matthew Perry turned 33.
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Michael Jackson is a pappa again!
Michael Jackson

What happened this month in Hollywood? Find out which pop star is a daddy again, what's the deal with Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck and which Friends star is a year older. Kidzworld has the month of August 2002 in review so you can keep up with all your favorite stars.

Birthdays

Who's a year older this month?
  • August 6th - Ex Spice girl Geri Halliwell turned 30.
  • August 7th - Charlize Theron turned 27 and David Duchovny turned 42.
  • August 14th - X-Men's Halle Berry turned 34.
  • August 15th - Pearl Harbor's Ben Affleck turned 30.
  • August 16th - Momma Madonna turned 44.
  • August 19th - Friends star, Matthew Perry turned 33.
  • August 28th - Country chick, LeAnn Rimes turned 20 and Jack Black turned 33.
  • August 29th - The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, turned 44.

    Baby Newz

    The King of Pop didn't just celebrate his birthday this month, he also celebrated another baby! Michael Jackson has a 6 month-old baby boy, according to People magazine. But it is unknown if the boy was adopted or if Debbie Rowe, who is the mother of his other two children, is the mom. Imagine Michael Jackson being one of the first things you ever see? Yikes!

    Injured

    Actor Jason Priestly, who starred in the 90s mega-hit Beverly Hills, 90210 with Tiffani Theissen, was involved in a serious race car accident which injured his spine, head and feet. The 32 year-old, crashed his car into a wall at a speed of nearly 180 mph (290 kmph) after hitting a slick patch on the track. Jason Priestly suffered a concussion, a broken nose, a broken spine (but not paralysis) and fractures in both feet. Jason has since had surgery, left the hospital and is undergoing physical therapy.

    Couple Newz

    After being spotted on more than one occasion looking quite cuddly, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are no longer keepin' their relationship a secret, according to Us Weekly. Jennifer Lopez and her husband Cris Judd separated in June of 2002. Ben and Jennifer got to know each other last winter while shooting the flick Gigli.

    Now you're up to date on the latest Hollywood news. Don't forget to check back at the end of next month when Kidzworld gives you all the happenings from September. Did we miss anything?

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