A baby boy is on the way for actor Will Ferrell, 42, and his wife, auctioneer Viveca Paulin, 40. Due in January, he will join brothers Magnus, 5, and Mattias, 2. • Singer-actress Christina Milian (inset), 28, and her husband, singer-songwriter The-Dream, 32, are having their first child. “We’re about 4½ months along,” says the new bride, who tied the knot in Las Vegas last month. “We’re really excited.”
Sex and the City star Chris Noth, 54, is heading for the altar with his longtime girlfriend, actress Tara Wilson, 27. The couple are the parents of 21-month-old son Orion Christopher.
Desperate Housewives star Kathryn Joosten, 69, underwent surgery for lung cancer in L.A. Oct. 5. After surviving the disease in 2001, the two-time Emmy winner was told on Sept. 9 that she had cancer on her left lung and lymph nodes. “She’s doing great,” says her rep. “There will be no [need for] chemo, no radiation. She’ll be back to her feisty old self, chasing her old man down the street any day now.”
Citing flight risk, authorities denied film director Roman Polanski’s request for release on bail from a Swiss prison Oct. 6. The Oscar winner, 76, was arrested Sept. 26, 32 years after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski fled the U.S. on the eve of his 1978 sentencing. He is expected to remain behind bars as Swiss officials await an official extradition request from the U.S. • The man accused of secretly filming nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, 31, was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare airport Oct. 2. Michael David Barrett, 48, faces charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, posting them online and attempting to sell them. FBI agents believe he requested a Nashville hotel room next to Andrews’s and rigged her door’s peephole in September 2008.
At age 60, British rocker Ozzy Osbourne has finally passed his driving test. “For the first time in my life I’m legal to drive, so watch out!” he said on his Twitter page. The former Black Sabbath frontman told the BBC on Oct. 5 that his long battle with alcohol abuse caused the delay. “I would go for my test,” the singer said. “They would see me and go, ‘No, Mr. Osbourne! Come back another day, I’m not even getting in the car with you.'”
A FOND FAREWELL
Nearly 300 friends and family members paid tribute to Patrick Swayze on the Sony Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., Oct. 4. Mourners were greeted by the actor’s beloved white horse, whose late owner’s boots were facing backwards in the stirrups. Hollywood peers in attendance included his Youngblood costar Rob Lowe, fellow Ghost star Whoopi Goldberg (insets) and Dirty Dancing partner Jennifer Grey, who was overcome with emotion as she shared memories of her friend, who died of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 14.