Country music star Brad Paisley, 30, and actress Kimberly Williams (According to Jim), 31, wed on March 15 in a small ceremony in L.A., followed by a reception in Malibu the next day. It is the first marriage for both.
Actress Patricia Arquette (Little Nicky), 34, who is engaged to actor Thomas Jane (Dream-catcher), 34, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Harlow, on Feb. 20 in L.A. Arquette has a 13-year-old son, Enzo, from a previous relationship with musician Paul Rossi….
Actor Steven Weber, 42, who recently starred in The Producers on Broadway, and his wife, writer Juliette Hohnen, 37, welcomed their second son, Alfie James, on Feb. 25 in Santa Monica. He joins big brother Jack, 2.
During a March 14 TV interview in Britain, Daredevil star Colin Farrell, 27, confirmed that he is due to become a father in about six months. The actor would not reveal who is carrying his baby. “It’s cool,” said Farrell about the impending birth. “I’m over the moon.” This will be Farrell’s first child.
On March 13 in L.A., radio host Howard Stern, 49, sued ABC and the producers of the series Are You Hot? The Search for America’s Sexiest People, for more than $40 million for allegedly stealing the idea for the show. Stern claims the series copied “unique aspects” from his syndicated radio program. Scott Einziger, a former producer of Stern’s E! TV show, is one of the producers of Are You Hot? ABC and the series’ producers could not be reached for comment.
Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, 53, was treated for a broken collarbone and six broken ribs at a London hospital on March 17 after his motorcycle collided with a car. The musician had to cancel a March 25 benefit performance with Eric Clapton.
On March 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., anti-abortion activist James Kopp, 48, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 1998 shooting death of Barnett Slepian, 52, an obstetrician-gynecologist who performed abortions (PEOPLE, April 16, 2001). Kopp had admitted to shooting Slepian but said he only meant to wound the doctor. Kopp, who faces a minimum of 15 years in prison, will be sentenced on May 9.
Cops creator and producer Paul Stojanovich, 47, is feared dead after he fell 300 feet off an Oregon cliff into the Pacific Ocean on March 15. Stojanovich had been hiking with his fiancée, Kim Srowell, 24.
Actress Lynne Thigpen, 54, a costar in the CBS drama The District, died at her L.A. home on March 12. Thigpen won a Tony Award in 1997 for the Broadway play An American Daughter. She also played the Chief in the ’90s PBS kids show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The cause of death has not yet been determined.