By Jennifer Wren
April 17, 2006 12:00 PM


The Wonder Years’ Fred Savage, 29, and wife Jennifer, 33, expect their first child in August. They wed in 2004.


Despite March 31 news of their split after seven years of marriage, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, 48, and wife, Kimora, 30, may be reconciling. Last week Russell said in a statement that the pair have been separated “for some time.” Three days later Simmons told New York’s Daily News that there was “a possibility” of saving the union and that they still live together. They have two daughters, Ming, 6, and Aoki, 3.

  • Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards resolved their divorce issues privately, according to papers filed in L.A. April 3. The couple hired a retired judge to sort out financial and custody issues for Sam, 2, and Lola, 10 months. Details of the settlement, which a state judge must sign to legally dissolve the four-year marriage, are confidential. Sheen’s rep declined comment while Richards’s rep couldn’t be reached.


PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, 64, had a heart valve replaced March 29 at a Paris hospital. Rose had experienced shortness of breath while in Syria to interview its president. He is expected to return to his show in late April.


Hairdresser Pascal Bensimon, 45, pleaded guilty April 3 to stealing Kevin Costner’s laptop, which contained pictures of the actor’s 2004 nuptials to Christine Baumgartner. Bensimon, an Aspen salon owner hired to coif Costner’s wedding guests, must pay $1,500 restitution and serve two years of unsupervised probation…. On April 3, Die Hard director John McTiernan, 55, was charged with lying to the FBI Feb. 13 about his involvement with former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, 62, who pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiring to wiretap and blackmail showbiz execs and celebs (PEOPLE, Feb. 20, 2006). Officials believe McTiernan hired Pellicano to wiretap producer Charles Roven, who worked with him on Rollerball. McTiernan is due in court April 17.