Passages

UPDATED 12/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EST

EXPECTING
Actress Geena Davis, 47, and her husband of two years, Reza Jarrahy, 33, a surgeon, are expecting twins in the spring. The couple's daughter Alizeh is 18 months.

BIRTH
Six Feet Under star Rachel Griffiths, 34, and her husband, artist Andrew Taylor, welcomed their first child, son Banjo Patrick, on Nov. 22 in Melbourne. The Aussie couple wed last New Year's Eve....

Grammy-winning country singer Travis Tritt, 40, and his wife, Theresa, 31, had son Tarian, on Nov. 20 in Marietta, Ga. The tot joins big sister Tyler, 5, and brother Tristan, 4....

Cedric the Entertainer (Intolerable Cruelty), 39, and wife Lorna Wells, 36, welcomed daughter Lucky Rose on Nov. 30 in L.A. The couple have a son, Croix, 3. Cedric has a daughter, Tiara, 14, from a previous relationship.

NAMED
Almost three weeks after their first child was born on Nov. 8 in London, Britain's Prince Edward, 39, and his wife, Sophie Wessex, 38, announced the name of the new princess: Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor.

LAW & ORDER
On Nov. 28 in London, British actor Vinnie Jones, 38, a former soccer star who made his movie debut in 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, was charged with being drunk on an aircraft and threatening a crew member on a flight from London to Tokyo last summer. Jones is also charged with assaulting a passenger. The actor's rep said, "This is now a matter for the magistrates."...

On Nov. 28, actress Joey Lauren Adams (Big Daddy), 35, was charged with drunk driving in San Diego after police saw her pull into a gas station and hit the curb several times. A rep for Adams could not be reached for comment.

RECUPERATING
Three weeks after collapsing during a concert, singer Meat Loaf, 56, left a London hospital on Dec. 1. He was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a potentially fatal heart condition, and had surgery to correct the defect. "I cheated death," said the singer.

UPDATE
American I G.I. Sean Blackwell, 27, one of two soldiers who married Iraqi women in Baghdad last August (PEOPLE, Nov. 3, 2003), was recently reprimanded by the U.S. Army and will be discharged for taking a break from foot patrol for the wedding. He avoided a court-martial. Blackwell's mother said, "He is being punished for falling in love."

DEATH
Gertrude Ederle, 98, who became an instant celebrity in 1926 when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel, died of undisclosed causes on Nov. 30 in Wyckoff, N.J.

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