09/19/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT
Extra anchor Dayna Devon, 35, and her husband, plastic surgeon Brent Moelleken, 45, welcomed their first child, daughter Emmi Reese Moelleken, Sept. 2 in L.A. "Our elation and joy are beyond expectation," said Devon.
Comedian Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live), 51, married actress Susan Yeagley (Intolerable Cruelty), 34, Sept. 3 in Bellagio, Italy. Engaged since last December, the couple exchanged vows in front of four witnesses during a 45-minute ceremony. The bride, who wore a strapless, embroidered dress by Les Habitudes, told PEOPLE, "We're going to have many children."... Guitarist Dweezil Zappa, 36, and his girlfriend, wardrobe stylist Lauren Knudsen, 25, tied the knot Sept. 3 in L.A. It's the first marriage for both.
Today weather anchor Al Roker, 51, had back surgery in New York Aug. 31, following a ruptured disk that caused temporary paralysis in his leg. Roker, who is recuperating at home after an overnight hospital stay, is expected to return to work the week of Sept. 12.
Survivor: Palau runner-up Katie Gallagher, 30, was arrested Aug. 31 in her hometown of Merced, Calif., for allegedly driving under the influence. The former advertising executive, who received $100,000 in May for her second-place finish on the CBS reality show, was released the next morning and will return to court Oct. 31. A rep for Gallagher had no comment.... Former NYPD Blue star Kim Delaney, 43, lost custody of her son Jack Cortese, 15, Aug. 25 after he testified in a Santa Monica court that her drunk driving was endangering his life. Delaney's ex-husband, Joe Cortese, now has temporary custody of the teen. In 2002, Delaney was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving (PEOPLE, Feb. 11, 2002). A rep for Delaney could not be reached.... Janet Arvizo, the mother of the 15-year-old boy who accused Michael Jackson of child molestation, pleaded not guilty to five felony welfare fraud charges Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege that between 2001 and 2003, Arvizo, 37, received more than $18,000 in welfare benefits fraudulently after failing to report a $152,000 gross settlement she received in an unrelated civil suit (PEOPLE, Sept. 5, 2005). Arvizo, whose lack of credibility was blamed for weakening her son's case against Jackson, returns to court Oct. 28 to schedule a preliminary hearing. A lawyer for Arvizo had no comment.
THE HOLLOWAY CASE
On Sept. 3, the three suspects in the May 30 disappearance of Natalee Holloway—Joran van der Sloot, 18, and brothers Deepak, 21, and Satish Kalpoe, 18—were granted conditional release from an Aruban jail due to lack of evidence. While the men must be available for further questioning, van der Sloot, jailed since June 9, landed in the Netherlands Sept. 6 to begin classes at a local university. (As a Dutch citizen, he can travel between Aruba and other Dutch territories.) The Kalpoe brothers had been rearrested Aug. 26 on suspicion of premeditated murder and rape. Natalee's mother, Beth Twitty, 45, told PEOPLE that she left Aruba Sept. 4 after almost three months there to return to her family but will fly to and from the island to pursue the case. "I'm just devastated," says Twitty.