Shia LaBeouf will not be charged for a July 27 car accident, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Sept. 25. The Transformers star, 22, was cited for a misdemeanor DUI after the incident. DA spokeswoman Jane Robison claimed “insufficient evidence.” “We’re very happy with the prosecutor’s decision,” says LaBeouf’s attorney Michael Norris.. • Kanye West, 31, arrested on a felony vandalism charge for allegedly damaging a photographer’s equipment at an airport, will not face a felony charge for the Sept. 11 incident, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced Sept. 26.
The case is being reviewed for a possible misdemeanor charge. West’s lawyer had no comment.
• Hayden Panettiere‘s father, Alan, 49, was charged with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly assaulted his wife, Lesley Vogel, 52, in August, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced Sept. 25. Panettiere faces arraignment in October.
Former Bachelorette star Jen Schefft, 32, is engaged to options trader Joe Waterman, 34. “I’m so excited and so happy,” says Schefft, who appeared on 2003’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette in 2005. The Chicago couple met on a blind date in February. “I guess it’s true: Things move fast when you meet the right person,” says Schefft. They plan to marry in Chicago next year.
There’s a new baby face in town: R&B singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, 50, and girlfriend Nicole Pantenburg, 35, welcomed their first child together, daughter Peyton Nicole Edmonds, on Sept. 9 in L.A. “Nicole and I couldn’t be happier,” Edmonds tells PEOPLE. “And my two sons [Brandon, 12, and Dylan, 7, with ex-wife Tracey Edmonds] are thrilled to have a little sister.”
• Joely Fisher, 40, and husband Christopher Duddy, 47, recently adopted a newborn baby girl. Daughter Olivia Luna Fisher-Duddy joins the couple’s other children Cameron, 22, Collin, 20, Skylar, 7, and True, 2.
Hulk Hogan’s son Nick Bollea will be released from a Clearwater, Fla., jail Oct. 21, nearly three months early due to credits for good behavior and working. Bollea, 18, has been serving an eight-month sentence for reckless driving, which seriously injured passenger John Graziano in a car accident last year.
Former Newsweek editor Osborn Elliott, 83, died Sept. 28 of complications from cancer at his New York City home. Elliott inspired the Tony-nominated play Six Degrees of Separation, based on an incident in which he was conned by a man claiming to be Sidney Poitier’s son.