Sting, 60, is going to have a grandchild! Sting’s son Joe Sumner, 35, and daughter-in-law Kate Finnerty-who married just recently in Big Sur, Calif.-are expecting their first child. • Looks like Up All Night actor Jason Lee, 41, is going to have some sleepless nights ahead. He and his wife, Ceren, are expecting a son in June. The couple are parents to daughter Casper, 3, and Lee has son Pilot Inspektor, 8, from a previous relationship.
The Chateau Meroux star Marla Sokoloff, 31, is a mom. The actress and husband, composer Alec Puro, 36, welcomed daughter Elliotte Anne on Feb. 8. “Mom, dad and baby are happy as can be and completely in love with each other,” gushed Sokoloff (inset).
Alcatraz star Parminder Nagra, 36, filed for divorce from her husband, celebrity photographer James Stenson, on Feb. 1 in Los Angeles. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” the former ER actress, who married Stenson in 2009, is seeking joint custody of their son Kai David, 2.
Author Jeffrey Zaslow, who collaborated on Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’s account of her recovery from a 2011 assassination attempt, was killed in a car accident in Northern Michigan on Feb. 10. He was 53. Zaslow, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, also cowrote The Last Lecture with Prof. Randy Pausch, who died of cancer in 2008, and Highest Duty with Captain Chesley Sullenberger, 61, who in 2009 successfully landed an airplane on the Hudson River.• Florence Green, who died on Feb. 4 at age 110, is believed to be the last living person to have served on either side of the World War I conflict, which took the lives of more than 10 million people. Green joined Britain’s Women’s Royal Air Force in 1918 and worked as a steward in the officers’ mess but turned down offers from the men for rides in their biplanes because of her fear of flying.
After 20 years of drilling in the coldest spot on earth, Russian scientists on Feb. 5 bored more than two miles through Antarctica’s ice crust to reach Lake Vostok, an ancient subglacial lake the size of Lake Ontario that has been locked away for 20 million years. A sample of the ancient water was delivered to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, 59, and future probes could help develop techniques in the quest for life on places like Europa, a moon of Jupiter.
OUT OF ACTION HEROES
It could have been in a movie: When a groggy Arnold Schwarzenegger, 64, awoke from rotator-cuff shoulder surgery in a Los Angeles hospital Feb. 7, he looked over and saw his old friend Sylvester Stallone, 65, who was also there for shoulder surgery! Stallone had himself wheeled in, and Schwarzenegger “thought it was hilarious,” said one of his reps. The action stars, who were admitted and released on the same day, appeared together in The Expendables in 2010 and just finished filming The Expendables 2.