Democratic political consultant James Carville, 53, and his wife, conservative talk-radio host Mary Matalin, 44, are expecting their second daughter in April....

Mitch Pileggi, 45, who plays Skinner on The X-Files, and his wife, Arlene, 30, expect their first child in late May. Arlene also works on the show, as Gillian Anderson's stand-in....

Actor Tony Randall, 77, and his wife, Heather, 27, an actress, are expecting their second child in late spring. Daughter Julia is 7 months old.

Actress Teri Hatcher, 32, and her husband, actor Jon Tenney, 35, became parents to their first child, daughter Emerson Rose, on Nov. 10 in Los Angeles....

Actor Michael Madsen, 40, and his wife, DeAnna, 37, welcomed a 9-lb. 10-oz. boy, Calvin Michael, on Nov. 5 in L.A. The couple's first child, Hudson, is 2.

The party's over for actress Neve Campbell, 24 {Party of Five), and her husband, actor Jeff Colt, 33. Colt filed for divorce on Nov. 6 in Los Angeles after 2½-2 years of marriage.

A judge in New York City granted supermodel Naomi Campbell, 27, an order of protection earlier this month against Michael Gold, 43, after Gold showed up outside a party hosted by Campbell on Halloween. Gold has been arrested twice before for harassing Campbell, but charges were dropped after she failed to pursue them....

Barney bit back when Lyons Partnership, owners of the purple-dinosaur TV character, recently filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit in Fort Worth against Ted Giannoulas, 23, better known as the Famous San Diego Chicken, for demeaning a Barney look-alike in the act that he performs at sporting events. "Giannoulas would punch, flip, stand on and otherwise assault that putative 'Barney,' " the suit alleges. Lyons Partnership is seeking a permanent injunction forbidding Giannoulas to use Barney in his act and $100,000 for every one of his 100-plus offending performances....

After repeatedly testing positive for cocaine use, musician Billy Preston, 51, who cowrote Joe Cocker's 1975 hit "You Are So Beautiful," was sentenced to three years in prison on Nov. 4 in Santa Monica for violating the terms of his probation. Preston was convicted of cocaine possession and assault in 1992....

Former L.A. Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 50, filed suit against Karim Abdul-Jabbar, 23, the Miami Dolphins running back, on Nov. 5 in L.A., charging that the football player is trying to profit from his name. Kareem is seeking unspecified damages and a halt to the sale of merchandise bearing the Dolphin's name. Karim changed his name from Sharmon Shah in 1995 and picked No. 33—the same number Kareem wore as a Laker—for his uniform....

Pop artist Peter Max, 60, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges on Nov. 10 in New York City. Max, who will be sentenced on Feb. 11, admitted to cheating the IRS out of $1.1 million in taxes on art sales between 1986 and 1992. He faces up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

Wallace Bruner, 66, the onetime ABC News correspondent in Saigon during the Vietnam War who went on to host a revival of the TV game show What's My Line? from 1968 to 1972, died of liver cancer on Nov. 3 in Indianapolis....

H. Richard Hornberger, 73, whose experiences as a surgeon in the Korean War became the basis for his 1968 novel M*A*S*H, which inspired the film and television series of the same name, died of leukemia on Nov. 4 in Portland, Maine. Hornberger, who was politically conservative, disliked the TV series because of the liberal bent that Alan Alda brought to Hawkeye Pierce, the character Hornberger modeled on himself.