Singer Ashlee Simpson, 29, is engaged to actor Evan Ross, 25, the couple both announced on Twitter Jan. 13. “The love of my life said yes!” Ross wrote. Simpson added: “My baby love and I are engaged! Hallelujah Hawaii!” The marriage will be Simpson’s second. She was previously married to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, with whom she had son Bronx, 5.


Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, 46, has remarried her ex-husband, producer Rick Salomon, 44. She showed off her wedding ring in L.A. on Jan. 11. “We’re very happy,” Anderson told E! News. The couple were first married in 2007, but requested to have the union annulled two months later. This is her fourth marriage. She was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and singer Kid Rock.


Grey’s Anatomy heartthrob Jesse Williams, 33, and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, 34, welcomed their first child, Sadie, in mid-December. “It’s wonderful – a new discovery every day,” Williams told PEOPLE at the Golden Globes on Jan. 12. But the actor admits that he’s “not getting too much sleep … I’m just trying to put together three solid hours of cogent communication!”


Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv on Jan. 11. He was 85. The military and political leader, who became prime minister in 2001, suffered a severe stroke in 2006 that left him on life support for the past eight years. Sharon is survived by his sons Gilad and Omri.


Country singer Joe Nichols and his wife, Heather, both 37, are expecting a second child together. In addition to their daughter Dylan, 21 months, Joe is also dad to Ashelyn, 15. The couple have had difficulty becoming parents. Heather suffered five miscarriages due to an autoimmune condition.


Partridge Family actor David Cassidy was arrested for drunk driving on Jan. 10 in L.A. The next day Cassidy’s rep told Entertainment Tonight he plans to “return to rehab in an undisclosed facility.” He was arrested for DUI in August 2013 and was later charged with a felony DWI from a prior drunk-driving conviction in 2010.

A French Presidential Sex Scandal

Valérie Trierweiler, 48, the unofficial first lady of France, was hospitalized on Jan. 10 for “rest and a few tests to be done” after the celebrity magazine Closer claimed that her longtime beau, President François Hollande, 59, was having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet, 41. Closer published photos of Hollande allegedly making secret visits to Gayet at a Paris apartment near the Elysée Palace. Trierweiler, a journalist for Paris Match and the mother of three sons, has been with Hollande since 2007. According to a spokesperson at the Elysée Palace, Trierweiler is suffering from a “severe case of the blues” and will remain in the hospital “for an indeterminate time. She needs some peace.”

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