Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke, 33—who plays Dr. Elliot Reid on the ABC sitcom—and her fiancé, entertainment lawyer Jamie Afifi, are having their first child this winter. The couple became engaged in December 2006. • The Office’s Amy Ryan (inset), 39, is preparing for Baby No. 1 with her fiancé, comedy writer Eric Slovin. The child is due in October.
The House Bunny star Anna Faris, 32, and Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt, 30, were married in a small ceremony in Bali on July 9, the couple announced Aug. 12. “I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon [after I met her],” Pratt told PEOPLE in April. “It took a while for me to admit it, because it would be crazy to be like, ‘I want to marry you’ the first day I met her. But I could have!”
British singer George Michael, 46, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after colliding with a truck in his Land Rover near Newbury in Berkshire county, England, Aug. 14. He was released without being charged a few hours later. “Neither of us was charged because we were both stone-cold sober,” the Grammy winner said of himself and the other driver. “We both think the other is to blame, so this is just an insurance fight.”
Les Paul, 94, whose use of the solid-body electric guitar and recording-studio innovations helped lay the foundation for rock and roll, died of complications from pneumonia in White Plains, N.Y., Aug. 13. The onetime radio performer teamed with the Gibson guitar company in 1952 to create the Les Paul model, which has been played by, among others, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. “I’m honored and humbled to have known and played with him,” Velvet Revolver’s Slash told MTV. • Conservative columnist Robert Novak, 78, died of a malignant brain tumor at his home in Washington, D.C., Aug. 18. The veteran reporter, who chronicled his career in the 2007 book The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington, was at the center of an infamous C.I.A. leak case after revealing the identity of operative Valerie Plame in his syndicated column after acting on a tip in 2003. • Allen Shellenberger, 39, drummer for the rock band Lit, died of brain cancer in Artesia, Calif., Aug. 13. A founding member of the group—best known for the 1999 single “My Own Worst Enemy”—he was diagnosed with malignant glioma in May 2008.
BABY ON THE WAY
Eight months after publicly expressing her desire to have another child, Celine Dion, 41, is expecting her second child with husband René Angélil, 67. “They are crazy in love over the news. . . . They are overjoyed,” a rep for the Grammy winner tells PEOPLE. Dion—who has son René-Charles, 8, and is herself the youngest of 14 children—told CBS’s The Early Show last December, “We’d love to extend the family,” adding, “I started to talk to René-Charles about it. He said, ‘Can we have four and five?'”