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Posted on Wed. Dec. 19, 2012 - 12:03 am EDT

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Deschanel, Gibbard divorced

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A judge has finalized Zooey Deschanel’s divorce from her rocker husband of roughly three years.

Court records show a judge finalized the actress’ divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard on Dec. 12 in Los Angeles.

Gibbard and Deschanel, who stars in Fox’s “New Girl,” were married in September 2009. They had no children together.

The actress filed for divorce in December 2011 after separating two months earlier.

Boss steps down

The head of famed luggage and handbag-maker Louis Vuitton is stepping down because of health reasons.

Luxury goods purveyor LVMH, which owns the brand, announced Tuesday that Jordi Constans would be leaving the company a little over a year after he moved there from yogurt maker Danone. The company said the 48-year-old’s unexpected departure was because of a “significant health issue.”

Franco-American Michael Burke, who had been running LVMH’s jewelry house Bulgari, will take over at Louis Vuitton.

Memorial service

A public memorial service for Latin music star Jenni Rivera will take place today in Southern California.

A brother, Pedro Rivera Jr., will lead a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, according to a family statement.

Her burial will be private.

Rivera was born in Long Beach, Calif.

The 43-year-old singer and six others died on Dec. 9 in a Learjet crash in northern Mexico.

Valens preaching

Pop star of the ’60s and ’70s Frankie Valens has a new gig – as a preacher at a small church in western Kansas.

The Garden City Telegram reports that the singer,70, who had hits with “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” became the pastor of First Christian Church in Syracuse about a month ago.

Valens’ father pastored the same church in 1978 and 1979.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Little Jimmy Dickens is 92. Actress Cicely Tyson is 79. Singer Maurice White is 71. Actor Tim Reid is 68. Actor Mike Lookinland is 52. Actress Jennifer Beals is 49. Actor Robert MacNaughton is 46. Magician Criss Angel is 45. Actress Kristy Swanson is 43. Model Tyson Beckford is 42. Actress Alyssa Milano is 40. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is 32.


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