Actress Liv Tyler, 27, gave birth to a baby boy Dec. 14 in Manhattan. The actress and her husband, rocker Royston Langdon, 32, haven’t yet named their first child. “My baby is so handsome I can’t stand it,” Tyler told a friend, adding that he resembles her father, Aerosmith front-man Steven Tyler: “He also has full lips.”…Chynna Phillips, 36, part of the pop trio Wilson Phillips, and actor Billy Baldwin, 41, welcomed daughter Brooke Michelle, Dec. 6 in Manhattan. The couple also have a daughter, Jameson, 4, and a son, Vance, 3…. TV chef Emeril Lagasse, 45, and his wife, Alden, 38, welcomed daughter Lovelace Dec. 10 in New Orleans. It’s the second child for the couple, whose son E.J. turns 2 in March. Emeril has two grown daughters from a previous marriage.
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, 29, wed model Chandra Janway, 26, Dec. 11 on St. Bart’s in the Caribbean. The couple currently live in North Carolina.
Indefatigable TV producer Dick Clark, 75, suffered a mild stroke Dec. 6 and has remained hospitalized in L.A. Clark’s spokesperson announced that hosting duties for ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2005 will be turned over to Regis Philbin, 73. “It’s one of the great shows on TV,” said Philbin. “I never thought I’d get a chance to do it. It’s an honor.”
Soul singer James Brown, 71, was scheduled to undergo surgery for prostate cancer Dec. 15 at an undisclosed Georgia hospital. “I’ve overcome a lot of things in my life,” said Brown in a statement. “I will overcome this as well.” Brown is expected to spend three weeks recovering before resuming his world tour.
On Dec. 13, a jury in River-head, N.Y., found electrician Daniel Pelosi guilty of second-degree murder in the 2001 beating death of millionaire investment banker Theodore Ammon, 52 (PEOPLE, Nov. 19,2001). Pelosi, 41, who married Ammon’s widow, Generosa, three months after her husband’s death, faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced next month.
On Dec.12 the controversial nativity scene at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum that featured celebrity couple David, 29, and Victoria Beckham, 30, as Mary and Joseph (PEOPLE, Dec. 20), was damaged by an unidentified vandal. The Beckham figures were pushed to the ground and their heads were dislodged in the fall. The popular exhibit, which is valued at approximately $230,000, has been temporarily shut down. The incident is being investigated by the police.