Passages

07/01/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Births

Actors David Duchovny, 41, and Téa Leoni, 36, welcomed their second child, a son, on June 15 in L.A. The couple, who have been married since 1997, already have a daughter, Madelaine West, 3....

Also in L.A., Scooby-Doo costar Matthew Lillard, 32, and his wife, Heather, 30, had their first child, daughter Addison Grace, on June 13.

Law & Order
On June 12 in L.A., aspiring music producer Eric Christian, 30, filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against Janet Jackson, 36, alleging that the singer ruined his reputation and career when she obtained a restraining order against him in 1997. Jackson had accused Christian of harassing her by repeatedly contacting her via fax and phone. Christian denies the allegations and contends that the restraining order was filed illegally. A rep for Jackson did not return calls.

Sued
A couple who found what they were fooled into thinking was a dead body in their Las Vegas hotel room in January sued actor Ashton Kutcher (That '70s Show), 24, and MTV on May 31 in federal court in L.A. James and Laurie Ann Ryan are seeking $20 million for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress after Kutcher allegedly appeared and told them the prank was all part of his job as host of Harassment, a Candid Camera-type show that is in development.

Recovering
While putting on his pants after a medical checkup at an L.A. hospital on June 5, Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall, 80, fell and broke his right hip. "You can call me stupid, stupid, stupid," joked Hall.

Deaths

Theatrical producer Robert Whitehead, 86, who during his 60-year career brought the work of top playwrights such as Arthur Miller to Broadway, died of cancer on June 15 at his home in Pound Ridge, N.Y. Whitehead recently received a special Tony for lifetime achievement....

J. Carter Brown, 67, the influential former director of the National Gallery of Art, died of cancer in Boston on June 17. Before retiring in May, Brown was chairman of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for 30 years.

Update

On June 14 in Beverly Hills, actress Winona Ryder, 30, pleaded not guilty to felony shoplifting and drug possession, stemming from a December arrest at a local Saks Fifth Avenue (PEOPLE, Jan. 14, 2002). Ryder faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in jail.

...A San Francisco judge threw out a second-degree murder conviction against Marjorie Knoller, 46, in the January 2001 dog-mauling death of her neighbor, lacrosse coach Diane Whipple (PEOPLE, April 8, 2002). The judge, who let an involuntary manslaughter conviction against Knoller stand, said there was insufficient evidence she knew her dog would kill.

...A couple charged with kidnapping a baby 22 years ago and raising him as their own son (PEOPLE, March 26, 2001) reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on June 18 in New York City. Barry Smiley, 56, will serve up to six years in prison for second-degree kidnapping; his wife, Judith, 55, will only receive a six-month prison sentence because of ill health.

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