EXPECTING: “Live with Regis and Kelly” cohost Kelly Ripa, 31, and husband Mark Consuelos are expecting their third child in February, Ripa announced on Wednesday’s program. The gender of the child is not yet known, said Ripa, who is already mother to Michael, 5, and Lola Grace, 1. “We’ll take whatever we get,” she said. Interjected her cohost Regis Philbin: “We’re going to have to go through this again?”
TOGETHER: “Today” host Katie Couric, 45, and TV producer Tom Werner, 51, have apparently renewed their relationship, which reportedly had ended in June, PEOPLE reveals in its latest issue. The two attended a Red Sox game last week at Boston’s Fenway Park. (Werner is one of the team’s owners.) They were also spotted at California’s Del Mar racetrack, where Couric presented a trophy. Reps for both parties would not comment.
MARKETING: Former “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star Jane Seymour, 51, has signed a deal to develop and sell an exclusive home products and children’s clothing line to Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, the New York Post reports. The launch is due to take place in fall of 2003. “The idea of sharing my sense of personal style … really excites me,” the actress said in a statement. Saks CEO George Jones chimes in that Seymour’s “talent and creativity will be instrumental in developing these very special home and children’s products.”
DOUSED: “Big Brother 3” contestant Eric Ouellette has been suspended for two weeks from his job as a Connecticut firefighter after he swapped shifts with colleagues, in violation of department procedures, his chief tells the Associated Press. Ouellette made the change so he would have time off to appear on the reality show, thus worrying Chief Todd Paige that his men would be tired because they are filling in for him.
QUOTED: Roseanne, 49, has the hots for President Bush, she says in the latest PEOPLE. “I saw him at a recent fundraiser, and he’s a babe,” says the comedienne, who last filed for divorce (from her third husband, Ben Thomas) last March. “He’s got that Ronald Reagan charm. I respect his wife, but if he wasn’t married I’d be putting on my cowboy boots and coming around.”