Actress Penelope Ann Miller, 45, and her husband, James Huggins, welcomed their second child, daughter Maria Adela, in L.A. March 23. The new arrival joins her big sister Eloisa May, 8. • It’s a boy for Party of Five’s Scott Wolf, 40, and his wife, Kelley, 32, who had their first child, son Jackson Kayse, March 22.
Private Practice star Taye Diggs, 38, and his wife of six years, Tony-winning singer-actress Idina Menzel (Wicked), 37, are awaiting their first child, due this year.
Thousands of fans and well-wishers gathered outside an English church April 4 to pay their final respects to reality TV star Jade Goody, who died at 27 of cervical cancer March 22. The funeral procession for the mother of two sons, who rose to fame on the U.K. edition of Big Brother, started in London, crossed Tower Bridge, passed her home in Upshire, Essex, and ended at St. John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill, where her husband, Jack Tweed, resides. • Josh Hartnett, 30, is feeling “fine” after being released from an L.A. hospital, where he was treated for a flare-up of abdominal pains, his rep told People April 3. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance March 30 for gastrointestinal problems that have recurred at times since he starred in the London stage version of Rain Man last year.
A nanny who worked for Robert De Niro, 65, sued the actor in Manhattan April 3, alleging she is owed more than $40,000 in overtime pay. Alexis Barry began caring for Elliot, now 11, his son with wife Grace Hightower, 56, a former model, in August 2006. Barry claims De Niro has not paid her for more than 750 hours of overtime and 10 vacation days. A rep for De Niro had no comment. • A man accused of stalking Jamie Foxx, 41, was arrested March 31 for allegedly trying to barge into his hotel penthouse in Philadelphia. Police say William Brown, 49, knocked on the door of the Oscar winner’s suite March 20, claiming to be a music producer for Foxx’s Dreamgirls costar Beyoncé. He was ejected by security and thrown out again a few days later. Police were called when he returned on the day of his arrest. • Dancer and choreographer Alex Da Silva, 41, who has worked on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, was arrested in L.A. April 4 on suspicion of sexually assaulting four of his dance students over nearly a six-year period. A rep for the two-time World Salsa champion, who is being held on $3.8 million bail, could not be reached for comment.
Farrah Fawcett, 62, was hospitalized in L.A. April 2 for a blood clot, the result of recent treatment she received in Germany in her ongoing battle with cancer. The actress was diagnosed in 2006, and although she announced that she was cancer-free in early 2007, she became ill again later that year. Pal Alana Stewart dismissed rumors about Fawcett’s condition, saying the actress “is not hovering near death.” In other news, Fawcett’s son Redmond O’Neal, 24, was arrested for the third time in nine months, in Castaic, Calif., April 5, this time for drug possession and for bringing narcotics into a jail facility. Police said he admitted to having drugs while driving a friend to visit someone in jail.