Monitor: May 23, 2014 | EW.com

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Monitor: May 23, 2014

Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. get engaged, Sherri Shepherd separates from her husband, and more

Engagements
Suburgatory may have gotten the ax, but Cheryl Hines, 48, has at least one reason to celebrate: She’s engaged to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 60.

Baby News
Bruce Willis, 59, and wife Emma Heming Willis, 37, welcomed daughter Evelyn on May 5…. Kristin Cavallari, 27, and quarterback husband Jay Cutler, 31, announced the birth of son No. 2, Jaxon, on Instagram on May 7…. Tennis ace Roger Federer, 32, and wife Mirka had a second set of twins on May 6…. Country star Zac Brown, 35, and wife Shelly — who already have four daughters — welcomed a son, Alexander, on May 5.

Splits
Sherri Shepherd’s husband, Lamar Sally, has filed for legal separation from the View cohost, 47, after more than two years of marriage. A custody battle may be brewing. The couple are reportedly expecting a baby via a surrogate, and Sally has petitioned for primary custody of their unborn child.

Controversy
Russian president Vladimir Putin, 61, has signed a law banning obscenity in film, TV, and plays.

Recovering
Hugh Jackman, 45, is cancer-free after having a second basal-cell carcinoma removed. (He underwent a similar procedure last fall.) “Please! Wear sunscreen!” he urged via Instagram on May 8.

Courts
After admitting to violating his probation by getting in a fight in D.C. last year, Chris Brown, 25, was sentenced to a year in jail on May 9. With credit for time served, that could mean up to 131 more days.

Deaths
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the iconic creature for 1979’s Alien, died in Zurich on May 12 after suffering a fall. He was 74…. Women in Film cofounder and Fox exec Nancy Malone, 79, died on May 8 in Duarte, Calif., due to complications from leukemia…. Videodrome actor Leslie Carlson died in Toronto on May 3 at age 81…. Lee Marshall, 64, the voice of Tony the Tiger for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, died of complications from esophageal cancer in Santa Monica on April 26…. Jackie Lynn Taylor, who starred in some of the beloved Our Gang films, died on May 5 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 88.