Titanic’s Kate Winslet has a baby on board. The 24-year-old actress and her husband, director Jim Threapleton, 26, are expecting their first child in September….
Actor Dean Cain, 33, who played Superman on TV’s late Lois & Clark, and his ex-girlfriend, model Samantha Torres, 26, are expecting a child this spring. The couple had already parted (amicably) when Torres discovered she was pregnant.
In L.A. on Feb. 23, O.J. Simpson, 52, filed a lawsuit against GTE Corp., claiming it delayed releasing to his lawyers telephone records he says help prove that he did not kill his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. According to O.J., the phone records show Nicole was speaking to her mother, Juditha Brown, at 11 p.m. on June 12, 1994, the night she died, not at 9:37 p.m., as testimony in Simpson’s criminal trial established….
A woman who says she was beaned by flying drumsticks at a Billy Joel concert filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Piano Man and his percussionist on Feb. 15 in Manhattan. Joel, 50, so far has refused comment.
On Feb. 29 at the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C., 90-year-old great-grandmother Doris Haddock completed her 3,200-mile cross-country trek to call attention to campaign-finance reform.
In the ER
Paramedics rushed 64-year-old ex-M*A*S*H star Alan Alda to a Long Island hospital after he slipped on his icy front steps in Water Mill, N.Y., on Feb. 19. Tests revealed three fractured vertebrae but Alda was not hospitalized overnight.
After undergoing tests for an irregular heartbeat, former President George Bush, 75, left Houston’s Methodist Hospital on Feb. 26 feeling better. The ex-Prez was first hospitalized on Feb. 24 in Naples, Fla., after complaining of light-headedness during a political reception. Doctors have determined that Bush’s disorder, now controlled with medication, is related to the thyroid ailment Graves’ disease, from which he suffers.
An Illinois state attorney charged Louis Farrakhan Jr., the 42-year-old son of the Nation of Islam leader, with two felony counts of aggravated battery on Feb. 22 in Joliet. Authorities allege that Farrakhan assaulted his wife, Lesil, 42, who is eight months pregnant, with a metal serving tray on Feb. 18, causing a wound to her head.
Actors Chynna Phillips, 32, and Billy Baldwin, 37, who married in 1995, welcomed their first child, daughter Jameson Leon Baldwin (7 lbs. 2 oz.), on Feb. 27 in Manhattan….
As the World Turns actress Lesli Kay, 34, and her former costar Keith Coulouris, 32, welcomed son Jackson William Coulouris (7 lbs. 3 oz.) on Feb. 22, also in New York City.
The husband of Laugh-In’s funny lady Joanne Worley, 60, filed for divorce from her on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles superior court. Actor Richard Perry, 66, her husband of 25 years, cited irreconcilable differences.
Singer Carnie Wilson, the 31-year-old daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, is engaged to Rob Bonfiglio, 29, the guitarist for the rock band Blush. The couple have not yet set a wedding date.