Pierce Brosnan’s daughter has died from ovarian cancer, his publicist confirms. Charlotte was 41 years old when she passed away in London on June 28, after battling the disease for three years. Brosnan’s first wife, Cassandra Harris, Charlotte’s mother, also died from ovarian cancer in 1991. Harris’s mother died from the disease as well. People.com was first to report the story. In a statement to People, Brosnan said his daughter ‘‘fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity.’’ He went on to say ‘‘we pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon.’’ Cassandra is survived by a husband, Alex Smith, 14-year-old daughter Isabella, and 8-year old son Lucas.
Star’s lost wallet returned
Steve Martin is known as a wild and crazy guy, but he’s also a lucky one: A stranger found his wallet on a Pennsylvania street and returned it to the entertainer. Martin (inset) apparently lost his wallet while bicycling before performing Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre. Will Beekman, programming director at the concert hall where Martin performed, says a man working on a city street found the wallet. He knew Martin’s bluegrass show was in town, so he contacted the concert hall to say he'd found it. Beekman says Martin insisted on thanking the man in person, but he wasn’t sure whether the man got a reward.
Baby watch begins
Small stands are being built outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in central London in anticipation of a royal birth. Major media outlets are seeking positions outside the building where Prince William and his wife, Kate, are expecting their first child to be born in mid-July. The goal is to be in place to photograph and film the couple’s departure from the hospital with their infant. The hospital said in a statement Tuesday that services to its patients will not be disrupted and that the buildings will remain accessible despite the anticipated crowds. The child will become third in line to the British throne.
‘I am’ in court
Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his ‘‘I am OTHER’’ company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s ‘‘I AM’’ trademark. Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He’s seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement. The two artists have been in dispute for the past several months over the issue. A lawyer for Will.i.am declined to comment. Will.i.am has owned the ‘‘I AM’’ trademark since 2001. He filed objections in March and May against Pharrell Williams’s company, i am OTHER, that launched in 2010.
“The only thing I can equate it with is luck.” — Actor Johnny Depp, on turning 50 and explaining his career longevity.