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The Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reported split, Katrina Bowden marries, and more

SPLITS

So much for everlasting love. Twilight sweethearts Robert Pattinson, 27, and Kristen Stewart, 23, have split up once again, according to reports.

WEDDINGS

Liz Lemon would approve: Former 30 Rock actress Katrina Bowden, 24, and musician Ben Jorgensen, 29, tied the knot on May 19 in New York City.

BIRTHS

Country singer Chely Wright, 42, and her wife, Lauren Blitzer Wright, 31, welcomed twin boys, George Samuel and Everett Joseph, on May 18 in NYC.

DEALS

Yahoo! announced on May 20 that it's buying the microblogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. It's the biggest purchase yet for CEO Marissa Mayer, 38, who took the helm last summer.

DEATHS

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the Doors, passed away at the age of 74 in Rosenheim, Germany, on May 20 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Talking to EW in 2007, he described recording the band's iconic first album, which included ''Light My Fire'' and ''The End'': ''We just blasted through,'' said the musician, who also wrote the 1998 best-seller Light My Fire: My Life With the Doors. ''It was simple. You just had to devote your life to the perfection of your art.''... Children's-book author Bernard Waber — best known for The House on East 88th Street (1962) and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (1965) — died near NYC on May 16 after a long illness. He was 91.

Originally posted May 24, 2013 Published in issue #1261-1262 May 31, 2013 Order article reprints