Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines, 29, and her husband of 3½ years, actor Adrian Pasdar, 38, are expecting their second child later this year. Son Jackson will be 3 in March…. Actress Julia Ormond (HBO’s Iron Jawed Angels), 39, and her husband, Jon Rubin, are expecting their first child later this year. “I have real cravings for Laughing Cow cheese and Newman’s Own pink lemonade,” says the British actress. “But I’m loving it. It’s exciting.”
Singer Natalie Cole, 54, filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Kenneth Dupree, 47, a Baptist bishop, Jan. 30 in L.A. This is the third marriage for the Grammy winner, the second for Dupree.
Salman Rushdie, 56, and actress-model Padma Lakshmi, 33, have announced they plan to wed in April. The couple have been dating for four years. It will be the fourth marriage for Rushdie.
Actor Ian Holm, 72, who plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings films, wed painter Sophie De Stempel late last year. It’s the fourth marriage for Holm.
Paris Hilton has filed suit against a company she claims illegally distributed the infamous tape showing her having sex with her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon. Hilton, 22, sued Kahatani Ltd., a Panama-based Internet company, for $30 million in damages Feb. 4 in L.A.
Actor Colin Farrell, 27, recently injured his foot after he slipped on a stairway at a Bangkok hotel. Farrell, who is in Thailand filming the epic Alexander, was fitted with a cast at a local hospital and soon returned to the set. “He is fine,” says the actor’s rep….
Actress Celeste Holm, 84, who won an Oscar for 1947’s Gentleman’s Agreement, was rushed to a New York City hospital Feb. 3 after becoming ill during the premiere of Bernardo Bertolucci’s film The Dreamers. Her rep could not be reached for comment.
On Feb. 9 in Tucson, singer Diana Ross, 59, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to two days in jail. Two more serious charges against Ross were dropped last month when the singer accepted a plea deal (PEOPLE, Jan. 26, 2004). Ross was arrested in December 2002 after local police stopped her driving in the wrong lane.
Saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus, 58, a former Doobie Brothers member who had performed with Steely Dan since 1993, died Feb. 3 after suffering a fatal heart attack on a flight from New York City to California.