The Killing star Mireille Enos, 38, and her husband, actor Alan Ruck, 58, welcomed a baby boy, Larkin Zouey, on July 23, their rep confirms to People exclusively. “We are awestruck by the arrival of our little boy,” they said. “The whole thing is a miracle.” The couple are already parents to 3½-year-old daughter Vesper Vivianne. Ruck is also dad to daughter Emma and son Sam, from his previous marriage. • It’s a boy for Kelsey Grammer, 59, and Kayte Walsh, who became parents to son Kelsey Gabriel Elias on July 22. “We are blessed and excited to have this lovely young man join our family—he is magnificent,” the pair said in a statement. The baby boy will go only by his middle name, Gabriel, a tradition in the Grammer family. Gabriel joins his 2-year-old sister Faith Evangeline Elisa. Grammer is also father to Spencer, 30, Greer, 22, Mason, 12, and Jude, 9, from previous relationships. • Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee, 32, is a mother. She and her husband, Josh Hartzler, 36, welcomed their first child, son Jack Lion Hartzler, on July 24, her manager confirms to PEOPLE. “I have never known the depths of my heart till now,” Lee captioned an Instagram photo of herself snuggling her son in the hospital. The singer wed Hartzler, a therapist, in May 2007.
Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew, 33, and husband Peter Lanfer, 37, are expecting their second child in December.
Crocodile Dundee stars Paul Hogan, 74, and Linda Kozlowski, 56, have finalized their divorce. Paul will pay $5.775 million to his ex-wife but will retain the rights to the Crocodile Dundee character and the film company that produced the movies. The two, married 23 years, will share custody of their 15-year-old son Chance. Kozlowski filed for divorce last October, citing irreconcilable differences.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, 27, will be suspended for the first two games of this NFL season, the league announced on July 24. The suspension comes after a fight on Feb. 15 with his now-wife, Janay Palmer, 26. Rice was indicted on one count of third-degree aggravated assault by a New Jersey grand jury in March for allegedly striking Palmer and knocking her unconscious at Revel Casino in Atlantic City.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, 27, proposed to Elaina Watley, 29, on July 13. Cruz popped the question after a baby-dedication ceremony for the pair’s 2-year-old daughter Kennedy. “I loved you for about all my life, as far back as I could possibly remember,” Cruz says in a video of the proposal. “You are the mother of my firstborn child, and I personally want to make an honest woman out of you.”
Two American aid workers have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus while working with infected patients in Liberia. On July 26 Samaritan’s Purse announced its medical director, Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, had contracted the virus. After noticing symptoms, Brantly put himself in isolation. Nancy Writebol, 59, personnel coordinator for Serving in Mission, also tested positive, the group said. Brantly is in stable condition as of press time, according to a spokeswoman. “But he is certainly not out of the woods yet,” she said. Writebol is also in stable but serious condition, according to a spokesman.
Creepy Doll Mystery Solved: The Church Lady Did It
Families in California were frightened when they found dolls resembling their little girls on their doorsteps. Police say the gift-giver meant no harm
It was like something out of a bad horror movie. When families in San Clemente, Calif., discovered porcelain dolls on their doorsteps bearing eerie, vague resemblances to the little girls of the house, they understandably feared the worst. Police in the postcard-pretty community jumped on the case and quickly found their surprising suspect: a local doll collector who knew the families from church and wanted to do something nice. “We’d [initially] thought that it was quite odd or suspicious behavior,” Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock tells PEOPLE. “But there was no ill motivation toward the children. It genuinely was an act of kindness that didn’t get handled the best way.” The police are withholding the identity of the woman at her request, but they say she has been dismayed by the massive media attention surrounding the disturbing dolls. “It wasn’t what she intended,” says Hallock. “She was very apologetic about the fear that she instilled in the community.”
Why I Care
PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT GIVING BACK
The singer hopes to improve in-need public schools through teacher training
When I was around 10, my parents got divorced. It was a pretty traumatic and important moment in my life, and it was important to have teachers who gave that emotional support. They were concerned about my well-being, took the extra time to hold me accountable and made sure I wasn’t wasting my potential. Study after study shows how important teacher quality is when it comes to a student’s outcome, so I was very interested in working with Turnaround for Children to improve public schools. Teachers have such influence over kids’ lives, but sometimes they don’t have all the training they need to do the job, particularly in low-income communities, where a lot of the issues kids deal with aren’t academic. Turnaround for Children gives teachers a full toolbox for understanding their students’ social and educational needs and finding ways to use a school’s resources to meet them. I’ve been to several of the schools that Turnaround has worked with, and it’s exciting to hear that the students are really happy and feel like there was more support for them at school. It’s important to know that somebody cares about your future.
For more information, go to turnaroundusa.org