Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), 35, and her husband, actor Bodhi Elfman, 37, are expecting their first child…. Keri Russell (Mission: Impossible III), 30, who starred on the former WB’s Felicity, will welcome her first baby this summer with fiancé Shane Deary, 30, a contractor…. Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) is also expecting her first child with husband Josh Winterhalt.


Rescued Iraq prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, 23, gave birth to a baby girl in Parkersburg, W.Va., on Jan. 19. Dakota Ann is the first child for Lynch, now a college student, and boyfriend Wes Robinson, 25. “She’s already a lot like her mother,” says family spokeswoman Aly Goodwin Gregg…. Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), 28, and her husband, photographer Sam Handel, 30, had their first child, son Orson Handel, in New York City Jan. 16.

  • Usher, 28 (center), was fined $425 and sentenced to 20 hours of community service Jan. 16 after a Cartersville, Ga., judge found him guilty of speeding. The R&B star was pulled over on Interstate 75 last July 4 for driving 103 mph…. Paris Hilton, 25, received 36 months of probation and was ordered to attend alcohol-education courses and pay a $390 fine after accepting a plea bargain in a DUI case. Hilton, who was arrested in Los Angeles last September, pleaded no contest to reckless driving…. Clara Harris, 48, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her husband, David, 44, by repeatedly running him down in a parking lot in 2002 after finding him there with another woman, was ordered Jan. 19 to pay $3.75 million to her former in-laws.


Miss USA Tara Conner, 21, checked out of a Pennsylvania substance-abuse rehab facility on Jan. 21. She is now eligible to pursue the worldwide pageant title, per an agreement with the Miss Universe organization, co-owned by Donald Trump.


Denny Doherty, 66, of the famous 1960s vocal quartet the Mamas and the Papas, died Jan. 19 at his home in Mississauga, Ont…. E. Howard Hunt, 88, who helped organize the Watergate burglary, died Jan. 23 in Miami after a lengthy bout with pneumonia…. Ron Carey, 71, best known as the pompous cop Carl Levitt on the 1970s sitcom Barney Miller, died of a stroke in Los Angeles Jan. 16.

  • Keira Knightley, 21, is suing the publishers of Britain’s Daily Mail claiming a story suggested she lied about having an eating disorder. At issue is a Jan. 11 piece about a teen’s anorexia death that ran with a photo of Knightley on the beach; in the article the teen’s mother implies that the actress is ill. In a statement Knightley’s lawyer reiterated that she’s not anorexic. Reps for the paper could not be reached for comment.
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