Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 37, and his fiance, lawyer Justin Mikita, 27, will soon be saying “I do.” The couple revealed to People on Feb. 27 they are getting married this summer in New York. “We are in the middle of wedding planning,” said Ferguson. Fortunately for the star, who got engaged to Mikita last July in Mexico, the stresses of preparing for the big day have not taken a toll on him: “No groomzilla here.”
Britney Spears’s younger sister Jamie Lynn is going to be a bride. The former Nickelodeon actress, 21, announced March 3 via Instagram that she’s engaged to Jamie Watson, 31. “Guess what?” Jamie Lynn wrote, sharing a photo of her diamond ring. Britney tweeted her best wishes: “So excited and happy for my sister.” This is the second engagement for Jamie Lynn, whose marriage to Casey Aldridge, the father of her 4-year-old daughter Maddie, was ultimately called off. • Actor Christian Slater (inset), 43, has proposed to girlfriend Brittany Lopez, 25, after three years of dating. The True Romance star announced the news on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 27. This will be the second marriage for Slater. He and producer Ryan Haddon divorced in 2007 after being married for seven years. They have two children together, Jaden, 13, and Eliana, 11.
Queen Elizabeth II was released from the hospital on March 4 after receiving treatment for a stomach bug. Her Majesty, 86, was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital for one night “to simply enable doctors to better assess her,” said a Palace spokesman. Prince William’s grandmother suffered from gastroenteritis, a stomach and intestinal inflammation, which flared up on March 1. This was her first hospitalization in 10 years.
Doctors at a scientific conference in Atlanta announced March 3 that a baby girl born HIV-positive has been “functionally cured.” The 2½-year-old from Mississippi was aggressively treated with antiretroviral drugs for roughly 18 months, beginning 30 hours after birth. “I’m sort of holding my breath that this child’s virus doesn’t come back in the future,” said Hannah Gay, an associate professor of pediatrics who treated the child. If the baby remains healthy, this would be the first child and the second person ever to have been cured. Starting in 2007, Timothy Brown, an American living in Germany, battled leukemia and HIV when he underwent a bone marrow transplant that eliminated his cancer and HIV infection.