It's a boy for Numb3rs
star Diane Farr, 37, and her husband, marketing executive Seung Yong Chung, 36, who welcomed their first child, Beckett Mancuso, March 16 in Los Angeles. Farr plans to return to her CBS series for the May 18 season finale.
His sitcom The King of Queens
ends its nine-season run on May 21, but Kevin James, 41, already has his next project lined up: He and wife Steffiana De La Cruz, 32, will welcome their second child July 1. "We're very excited," James tells PEOPLE. "I just love being a dad." The couple, who met on a blind date, wed in 2004 and have one daughter, 18-month-old Sienna-Marie.... R&B singer Tamia, 31, and Grant Hill, 34, of the NBA's Orlando Magic, will welcome their second child in August. Tamia tells PEOPLE that daughter Myla, 5, looks forward to being "the coolest big sister ever."
Boxer Laila Ali, 29, daughter of Muhammad Ali, will waltz down the aisle with former NFL player Curtis Conway, 36, in July, following her run as a contestant on ABC's Dancing with the Stars
A trip to Jerusalem's Western Wall turned ugly when members of Leonardo DiCaprio
's security team scuffled with photographers March 12. DiCaprio, 32, and his party—including girlfriend Bar Refaeli, 21, an Israeli model—were whisked away in a van, but two bodyguards and five shutterbugs were interrogated and released. Police issued a 30-day restraining order against the photographers. Meanwhile authorities are still deciding whether to bring charges against the guards.
Baby Karm, the Iraqi infant whose father launched a global search to find him medical care (PEOPLE, Jan. 29, 2007), underwent a successful nerve-bypass surgery in Houston on March 6. (A gunfight forced Karm's mother, Zina, 27, to give birth at home, and trauma from the delivery resulted in the crippling condition Erb's palsy.) After Karm's father, Mustafa, 31, a pediatrician, contacted Houston's Dr. Rahul Nath, 49, the surgeon agreed to perform the costly operation—restoring movement in Karm's right arm and hand—for free.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who recently confessed to masterminding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, also admitted during a military hearing at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, according to a court transcript released by the Pentagon on March 14.
Stuart Rosenberg, 79, best known for directing the films Cool Hand Luke
(1967) and The Amityville Horror
(1979), died of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home on March 15. Says Luke
star Paul Newman: "He was among the best I ever worked with."
Regis Philbin, 75 (left), was "up and joking around" just one day after undergoing open-heart surgery, his cohost Kelly Ripa
said March 15 on their talk show Live with Regis and Kelly
. Ripa—who had promised to give him a sponge bath—added, "Nursie-poo is coming!" Philbin is expected back at work in about five weeks.... Also bouncing back was Larry King, 73 (right), who had vascular surgery in Los Angeles on March 16. Three days after doctors performed a carotid endarterectomy to remove plaque from an artery, the host of CNN's Larry King Live
was back at work interviewing Sen. Barack Obama (D-III.).