August 30, 2004 12:00 PM

BIRTHS

Former child star Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys), 32, and his wife, Susie Sprague Feldman, 21, welcomed their first child, son Zen Scott, Aug. 7 in L.A. The couple’s wedding ceremony aired on the final episode of the reality TV show The Surreal Life in February 2003.

EXPECTING

Country singer Trace Adkins, 42, and his wife of seven years, Rhonda, 40, are expecting their third daughter in December. The tot will join sisters Mackenzie, 6, and Brianna, 2. Adkins also has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage…. Actors Boris Kodjoe, 31, and Nicole Parker, 33, costars on Showtime’s Soul Food, are expecting their first child in March. The couple, who plan to marry next spring, will star in the upcoming UPN sitcom Second Time AroundER alum Michael Michele, 37, and her boyfriend, New York City restaurateur Jimmy Rodriguez, are expecting their first child next year.

RECUPERATING

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, 63, revealed that he was diagnosed with throat cancer in June and is being treated with outpatient radiation therapy in London. A rep for the Stones said that Watts, who quit smoking in the 1960s, is “expected to make a full recovery.”

LEGAL MATTERS

A Wilmington, N.C., jury ruled that real estate agent Gwen Page, 46, misrepresented the condition of a waterfront home purchased in 2000 for $826,000 by actor James Van Der Beek, 27. The actor, who filmed Dawson’s Creek in the area from 1998 to 2003, was awarded $123,000. A lawyer for Page had no comment. …Mary Anne den Bok, the mother of Ray Charles’s 17-year-old son Corey, filed a petition in an L.A. court Aug. 10 seeking to increase child support for the teenager from $3,000 to at least $60,000 a month. The famed musician, who died in June at 73, left an estate reportedly worth $100 million. A spokesperson had no comment.

UPDATE

Funk musician George Clinton, 63, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges Aug. 11 in Tallahassee, Fla. Clinton was arrested in December, allegedly with a bag of crack cocaine and a crack pipe (PEOPLE, Dec. 22,2003). A felony drug possession charge was dropped.

DEATHS

Cinematographer Neal Fredericks, 35, who used handheld cameras to shoot the low-budget but hugely successful 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project, died in an Aug. 14 plane crash in the Dry Tortugas islands, about 70 miles west of Key West. Fredericks had worked on more than two dozen films.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Shania Twain, 39

Aug. 28, 1965

Sean Connery, 74

Aug. 25, 1930

Elvis Costello, 50

Aug. 25, 1954

Macaulay Culkin, 24

Aug. 26, 1980

LeAnn Rimes, 22

Aug. 28, 1982

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