Passages

UPDATED 01/22/2007 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/22/2007 at 01:00 AM EST

ENGAGED
Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer, costars on FOX's House, became engaged over the holidays in Paris. The couple, both 27, have not set a wedding date.... Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, 36, is engaged to model Sunshine Tutt, 30. Kattan popped the question on Christmas Eve. They plan to wed next year.... Lisa Ling, 33, a National Geographic Channel correspondent, is engaged to oncologist Paul Song, 41. The couple will marry later this year.

MARRIED
Actress Jennifer Esposito, 34 (Crash), and actor Bradley Cooper, 32 (Alias), tied the knot in the South of France in late December, says their rep. This is the first marriage for the couple, who announced their engagement last October.... Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming (Spy Kids), 41, wed American illustrator Grant Shaffer, 41, in a civil ceremony in Greenwich, England, Jan. 7.... Courtney Thorne-Smith, 39, wed Roger Fishman, an agent, at her L.A. home on New Year's Day.

BIRTHS
TV host Brooke Burke, 35, and her fiancé, actor David Charvet, 34, welcomed daughter Heaven Rain Charvet, on Jan. 8.

EXPECTING
Laurence Fishburne, 45, and Gina Torres, 36, his wife of four years, will welcome their first baby together this summer.

LEGAL MATTERS
Donald Trump, 61, is being sued by a manager for a commercial real estate company who claims he was turned away from The Apprentice in July 2005 because he was too old. R. Joseph Hewett, 50, of New Hampshire filed the lawsuit Jan. 4 in Boston. A rep for the show tells PEOPLE, "There is no age requirement." ... Paris Hilton, 25, who was arrested for DUI in L.A. last September, pleaded not guilty to drunk driving Jan. 9 in Los Angeles. A trial is set for Jan. 23.

DESTROYED
A wildfire claimed the Malibu home of actress Suzanne Somers, 60, on Jan. 8. "My nature is to look at the glass half-full," Somers said in a statement. "I haven't lost a loved one. We will rebuild."

DEATHS
Illustrator Iwao Takamoto, who created Scooby-Doo, died at 81 of heart failure on Jan. 8 in L.A. He developed the timid yet adventurous Great Dane in the late '60s and named it after Frank Sinatra's scat in "Strangers in the Night." ... Nikki Bacharach, 40, daughter of songwriter Burt Bacharach, 78, and actress Angie Dickinson, 75, committed suicide Jan. 4 at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Nikki, who suffered from Asperger's syndrome, suffocated herself with a plastic bag and helium.... Momofuku Ando, who invented the college staple instant ramen noodles in 1958, died at 96 in Japan.

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