On March 23 tennis star turned USA Network commentator Tracy Austin, 38, and her investment banker husband, Scott Holt, 40, had their third son, Sean William, in Torrance, Calif….
ER’s Alex Kingston, 38, the British actress who plays Dr. Elizabeth Corday, and her husband, freelance journalist Florian Haertel, 36, welcomed their first child, daughter Salome Violetta, on March 28 in Santa Monica.
Single mom Jodie Foster, 38, is expecting her second baby in November. The Oscar-winning actress, who has a son, Charlie, 2, will not identify the father of either child….
Singer-songwriter James Taylor, 53, and his new wife, Caroline Smedvig Taylor, 47, a publicist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, are anticipating the arrival of twin boys this month. The babies will be the couple’s biological children but are being carried by an unidentified surrogate, a close friend who underwent in-vitro fertilization last year.
Aspiring rock singer Lisa Marie Presley, 33, daughter of Priscilla and Elvis Presley, has split from her fiancé, rocker John Oszajca, 26.
In Atlanta on March 29, John and Patsy Ramsey filed an $80 million libel and defamation suit against former Boulder, Colo., police detective Steve Thomas, alleging that he falsely implicated them in the still-unsolved murder of their daughter JonBenét, 6, in a book he cowrote about the case. In a statement, Thomas denied the charges.
Pianist John Lewis, a founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet, died on March 29 in New York City of prostate cancer. He was 80.
Former ” Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss, 35, who spent three years in a federal prison for conspiracy, tax evasion and money laundering, was arrested in L.A. for violating her parole by using methamphetamines and failing to report for mandatory drug testing….
Ex-New York Yankees slugger Darryl Strawberry, 39, was arrested April 2 in Tampa, four days after he disappeared from his court-ordered drug treatment facility. Strawberry, who is being treated for colon cancer, was charged with violating probation from a 1999 drug case.
Princess Margaret, 70, suffered a minor stroke on March 27 in London, her second in three years. A spokeswoman said she will recuperate at Kensington Palace.
Law and Order
On April 2, attorney John Reiner, 53, was convicted in Ventura, Calif., of trying to extort $310,000 from Erin Brockovich-Ellis, 40, and her attorney-boss Ed Masry, 68, by threatening to tell the media that the two had had an affair, which they deny. Reiner faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on May 2.
In a case that gripped San Francisco, two lawyers—Marjorie Knoller, 45, and Robert Noel, 59—were charged on March 27 with involuntary manslaughter for letting their Presa Canario dog attack and kill their neighbor Diane Whipple, 33, in their apartment building earlier this year. Knoller was also charged with second-degree murder. Both face lengthy prison terms if convicted.