Births

L.A.-based actors Ben Stiller, 36, and Christine Taylor, 30, who wed in 2000 and costarred in last fall's Zoolander, welcomed their first child, a girl, earlier this month....

Former Melrose Place residents Josie Bissett, 31, and Rob Estes, 38, had their second child, daughter Maya, on April 14 in L.A. The couple have a 2-year-old son, Mason Tru....

Singer Sarah McLachlan, 34, who is married to her band's drummer, Ashwin Sood, 33, gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter India, on April 6 in Vancouver.

Law & Order
On April 1 in Macomb County, Mich., Eminem, 29, agreed to pay $100,000 to construction worker John Guerra, 28, who alleged the rapper threatened him with a handgun outside a Warren, Mich., bar in June 2000. Guerra said that Eminem's then wife, Kim Mathers, kissed him right before the singer hit him in the head with a gun. Eminem is currently serving two years probation on criminal weapons charges that resulted from the incident. Guerra's attorneys said the settlement amount was "less than we wanted."

Engaged
Animal-rights activist and actress Tippi Hedren, 72, best known as the star of 1963's The Birds, and veterinarian Martin R. Dinnes, 61, plan to wed later this year. It will be the fourth marriage for Hedren, the mother of actress
Melanie Griffith, 44.

Expecting

Singer Wayne Newton, 60, and his wife, Kathleen, 38, an attorney, are using a surrogate mother to have their first child, a daughter, due in May. Newton, a regular headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, has a 25-year-old daughter from a previous marriage....

The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow, 28, and his wife of eight months, teacher Tobe Keeney, 28, are awaiting the birth of their first child in October.

Deaths
Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White, 84, a 1930s pro football standout who was known for his clear legal thinking and tough interrogative tactics during his 31 years on the bench, died of complications from pneumonia in Denver on April 15. After he retired in 1993, his seat was filled by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sentenced
On April 11 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., four men received more than three years probation after pleading no contest to burglarizing the rented vacation home of pop stars Britney Spears, 20, and Justin Timberlake, 21, last fall. Salvador Martinez, 19, Richard Olivarez, 20, Marcus Cook, 19, and Matthew Daily, 18, who took personal videos and clothes from the recently split couple, were sentenced as youthful offenders.

Legal Matters
The family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace), who was shot to death in 1997, filed a wrongful death suit against the city of L.A. on April 9. The Wallace family claims the L.A. police knew that "an atmosphere of violence" existed and should have done more to protect the rapper, who was 24 when he was gunned down. No one has been arrested for the slaying.