So much for Married... with Children. David Faustino, 32, one of the series' stars, filed for divorce from his wife of three years, actress Andrea, 31, on Feb. 5. The couple, who separated May 1, had no children.
On Feb. 11, Drew Gilpin Faust, 59, became Harvard University's 28th president–and the first woman to hold the post in the school's 371-year history. The noted historian has served since 2001 as the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
L.A. police reported Feb. 13 that the Hollywood Hills mansion of singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had been burglarized. Authorities said the husband-and-wife country stars, both 39, were robbed of an unspecified amount of money and that they had no immediate suspects. The family–which also includes three daughters, ages 9, 8 and 5–was not present during the robbery; their primary residence is in Nashville.
A coroner has determined that R&B singer Gerald Levert's Nov. 10 death at age 40 at his Cleveland home was due to an accidental combination of pain relievers Vicodin, Percocet and Darvocet, along with the antianxiety medication Xanax and two over-the-counter antihistamines. The official cause of death, according to autopsy results submitted Feb. 8, was acute intoxication.
A knee operation will have Best Actress nominee Judi Dench, 72, sitting out the Academy Awards ceremony this year. She made the announcement Feb. 12 at the Berlin Film Festival, where she presented her film Notes on a Scandal. Dench told reporters, "I shall watch and cheer from my bed" when the statue is awarded Feb. 25.
R. Kelly, 40, missed a Chicago court appearance on child pornography charges Feb. 7 after having surgery for a burst appendix in Miami three days earlier, Kelly's attorney told the court. The singer has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography in connection with a 2002 arrest for allegedly engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Kelly is due back in court Feb. 21.... Tomi Rae Hynie, 36, who claims to be James Brown's fourth wife, returned Feb. 9 to the home she shared with the singer, after a judge permitted her to retrieve her belongings. A former backup vocalist for Brown and the mother of his son James II, 5, Hynie had been locked out of the Beech Island, S.C., estate since her partner's death at age 73 last Christmas.
Scottish actor Ian Richardson, 72, best known for playing Machiavellian politician Francis Urquhart on the BBC trilogy House of Cards, died Feb. 9. No cause of death was reported. Upon accepting the BAFTA award two days later, a tearful Helen Mirren dedicated the honor to Richardson, whom she called her mentor.
EXPECTING A BABY
Actor Kevin Costner, 52, and his wife of two years, Christine Baumgartner, 32, will welcome their first child together. "She's excited," Costner tells PEOPLE. "I'm excited. My kids are excited." This will be baby number one for Baumgartner, a handbag designer, and number five for Costner, who has three children with ex-wife Cindy Silva (Anne, 22, Lily, 20, and Joe, 19) and one with former girlfriend Bridget Rooney (Liam, 10). Costner, star of Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard and other films, is already planning for baby care: "There're a lot of books to read!"