Actors Claire Danes, 29, and Hugh Dancy, 33, are heading for the altar. The couple, who have been dating for two years, met while shooting the 2007 film Evening.
Golf champion Tiger Woods, 33, and wife Elin, 29, became parents for the second time with the arrival of son Charlie Axel Feb. 8. • KISS guitarist Paul Stanley, 57, and wife Erin, an attorney, welcomed their second child together, daughter Sarah Brianna, in L.A. Jan. 28.
Skating with Celebrities winners Kristy Swanson, 39, and Lloyd Eisler, 45, glided down the aisle in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Feb. 7. “[The ceremony] was perfect, even though Lloyd’s cell phone went off at the end. He forgot to put it on vibrate!” says the bride, who met Eisler while they were competing on the FOX reality show in 2006.
A baby boy is on the way for Emmy-winner Hank Azaria, 44, who voices tavern owner Moe Szyslak and Police Chief Clancy Wiggum on The Simpsons, and his girlfriend, Katie Wright, a student and former actress. This will be the first child for both. • Actress Angie Everhart, 39, is awaiting her first child. The former model has not revealed the identity of the father. • Black Eyed Peas keyboardist and rapper Taboo, 33, and wife Jaymie, 29, a fashion publicist, are preparing for their first child together. The couple were married last July.
On Feb. 5 a Manhattan judge dismissed a $50 million lawsuit brought against 50 Cent, 33, by his former girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins, also 33. The rapper’s ex, with whom he has son Marquise, 12, was attempting to obtain half of 50’s assets, claiming he had promised to take care of her for life once he achieved success.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, underwent surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer at a New York City hospital Feb. 5. A court spokeswoman said the judge plans to be back at work Feb. 23.
Phil Carey, 83, who played the scheming billionaire and patriarch Asa Buchanan on the ABC soap One Life to Live from 1980 to 2008, died in Manhattan Feb. 6. The actor, who appeared in several westerns early in his six-decade-long career, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006. • Emmy- and Tony-winning actor James Whitmore, 87, died of lung cancer in Malibu Feb. 6. He was best known for his Academy Award-nominated turn as President Truman in the 1975 film version of the one-man show Give ’em Hell, Harry!
Hundreds of mourners gathered at a public service at the First Baptist Church of Orlando Feb. 10 to remember murdered toddler Caylee Anthony. Her grandfather George (with wife Cindy at the memorial) said in his eulogy, “I miss her kiss on the cheek,” adding, “She was my sunshine.”