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Celebrity Recap - September 2003

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck called off their September 2003 wedding.
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John Ritter died on his daughter Stella's birthday - September 11, 2003.
The Late John Ritter

Celebrity Birthdays

September 2nd - Keanu Reeves turned 39.
September 4th - Beyonce Knowles hit 22.
September 5th - Rose McGowan hit a charming 29.
September 10th - Ryan Phillippe hit 29.
September 12th - Singer Ruben Studdard turned 25 and actor Paul Walker turned 30.
September 18th - Jada Pinkett Smith hit 32.
September 25th - Will Smith hit 35.
September 26th - Serena Williams turned 22.

Celebrities who have died

Celebrity Deaths: John Ritter and Johnny Cash

September 11, 2003 marked the passing of two celebrities - John Ritter and Johnny Cash. Comedian John Ritter, who played the dad on the hilarious 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, died from a flaw in his heart. John Ritter, who your 'rents loved in the '70s hit Three's Company, was rushed from the ABC set of his hit TV show to the hospital where he died in surgery. John Ritter was 54.

Music legend Johnny Cash died from diabetes complications on the same day as John Ritter (Sept. 11, 2003). Johnny was 71 and had recently been nominated for several MTV Video Awards for his cover of the Nine Inch Nails tune, Hurt.

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Postpone Wedding

The Bennifer saga reached soap opera proportions in September 2003 as the couple cancelled their wedding, which had been set for September 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck released a joint statement that blamed the postponement on the huge media attention. Rumors and gossip said that the couple had actually broken up for good, but J. Lo and Ben Affleck have since been seen holding hands and hanging out. No word when, or if, the wedding will happen.

Heath Ledger is Single Again

Heath Ledger, who had been pullin' an Ashton Kutcher by dating an older actress, is single again. "People" for both Heath Ledger (24) and Australian actress Naomi Watts (35) confirmed the two have broken up. Heath Ledger and Naomi Watts had been dating, and living together, for more than a year.

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