Actress Uma Thurman, 41, and her boyfriend, financier Arpad Busson, 49, are due with their first child together. The couple have other children from previous relationships: Thurman has daughter Maya, 13, and son Levon, 10, with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke, 41, and Busson has two sons, Flynn, 14, and Aurelius, 9, with his ex-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, 47. • Private Practice star Caterina Scorsone, 31, and her husband, the Rescues musician Rob Giles, 36, are expecting a little one. When the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes, 42, learned that the actress was pregnant, she wrote it into the show, making Scorsone’s character, neurosurgeon Dr. Amelia Shepherd, also with child.
American Idol alum Michael Lynche, 28, has something new to sing about. He and his wife, Christa, 28, welcomed son Kingston Michael on Feb. 22 in New York City. Kingston joins big sister Laila Rose, 2, and Lynche says, “We couldn’t be happier.”
Crown Princess Victoria, 34, and Prince Daniel, 38, of Sweden welcomed daughter Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary on Feb. 23. The newborn is already racking up other titles. Her grandfather King Carl XVI Gustaf, 65, announced Feb. 25 that she will also be known as the Duchess of Ostergotland. • Dutch Prince Johan Friso, 43, who was buried by an avalanche for 15 minutes while skiing in Lech, Austria, on Feb. 17, may never regain consciousness. It took rescuers nearly an hour to revive the prince and, according to Dr. Wolfgang Koller, the head of the Innsbruck hospital’s trauma unit, “it is clear that the oxygen starvation has caused massive brain damage.”
Singer Charlotte Church, 26, was awarded $951,000 and received an apology from Rupert Murdoch’s media company, News Corp. on Feb. 27, for hacking her phone and invading her family’s privacy. The now defunct News of the World uncovered the Welsh artist’s family’s personal history and forced her mother to give an interview about her own attempted suicide in exchange for not revealing information about Church’s step-father’s affair. “Nothing was deemed off-limits by those who pursued me and my family,” Church said outside the High Court in London, noting that those responsible were “not truly sorry, only sorry they got caught.” • Spartacus: Vengeance actress Lucy Lawless, 43, and six other Greenpeace activists were arrested Feb. 27 in New Zealand after they refused to leave the Noble Discoverer oil-drilling ship. As part of a Save the Arctic campaign, the group climbed the ship’s drilling tower and displayed such signs as “#Save The Arctic” in an effort to derail the Noble Discoverer’s trip north to Alaska to drill exploratory oil wells. They have since been released on bail.
JOURNALISTS DIE IN SYRIA
American reporter Marie Colvin (right) and her colleague French photographer Rémi Ochlik (left) were killed on Feb. 22 when Syrian government forces bombed a media center in the besieged city of Homs. British photojournalist Paul Conroy and French reporter Edith Bouvier were also hurt in the mortar attack. The journalists were covering the uprising against President Bashar Assad, and prior to her death, Colvin-who in 2001 lost an eye when she was shot while reporting in Sri Lanka-described conditions in Homs as “absolutely horrific.” An estimated 7,000 people have died in the conflict, which started early last year.