German model Claudia Schiffer, 32, and her husband of nine months, British film producer Matthew Vaughn (Snatch), 31, welcomed their first child, son Caspar Matthew De Vere Drummond, on Jan. 30 in London....
CSI creator and executive producer Anthony Zuiker, 34, and his wife, Jennifer, 32, a homemaker, had their second child, son Evan Jerome, on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas. He joins big brother Dawson, 2.
Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, 55, left a Santa Monica hospital on Jan. 30, one day after undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The actor injured himself last year while performing a motorcycle stunt for his upcoming movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, but he put off surgery until filming was completed. Schwarzenegger, who will wear a sling to keep his shoulder immobilized for three to four weeks, said in a statement, "I'm feeling great."
On Feb. 4 a Manhattan jury awarded Charles Bell, 48, a former manager at New York City's Park Lane Hotel, $11.2 million after deciding that he was fired by the hotel's owner, Leona Helmsley, in part because he was gay. Helmsley, 82, had contended that Bell was dismissed because he lied about his education and background. But the jury found Bell was subjected to "a hostile work environment because of his sexual orientation." Helmsley said she was "shocked" by the verdict, and her lawyer said he would move to have the verdict set aside.
In Boston on Jan. 30 British citizen Richard Reid, 29, a self-declared follower of Osama bin Laden's, was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to blow up a transatlantic flight using explosives hidden in his shoes in December 2001 (PEOPLE, Jan. 14, 2002). Reid, who converted to Islam eight years ago, said to the court, "I hate the U.S.A., and I am with Allah."
On Feb. 1 in L.A. a vehicle driven by Kimberly Sever ran a red light and hit a car in which singer LeAnn Rimes, 20, and her husband, dancer Dean Sheremet, 21, were riding. The couple were treated for bruises at a local hospital and then released. Sever, who was unreachable for comment, was arrested for drunk driving.
Music manager John Houston, 82, father of pop singer Whitney Houston, 39, died of cardiac arrest after a long illness on Feb. 2 in L.A. Last August the elder Houston sued his daughter for $100 million, claiming she owed him money for helping her land a new recording contract and also for salvaging her career following a January 2000 drug bust. A business associate of John's plans to continue the suit....
Producer Peter Shaw, 84, who had been married to actress Angela Lansbury, 77, since 1949, died on Jan. 29 in L.A. of heart failure. After appearing in several movies in the '30s and '40s, Shaw became an agent for stars such as Katharine Hepburn and later produced films and television shows, including the long-running Murder She Wrote, starring his wife.